Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), the global e-learning pioneer, has concluded a partnership agreement with the Netherlands-based consultancy Scientafix. Under the agreement, TIS will provide e-learning content development services to Scientafix clients; while Scientafix will supply TIS clients with strategic consulting services, along with implementation of the e-learning materials, learning management system (LMS) and other tools.
“Our aim, in working with clients, is to turn knowledge and learning into results,” commented Jop Duyvendak, joint head of Scientafix, whose clientbase predominantly consists of Fortune 500 companies in Europe. “We are delighted to be working with TIS, whose aims are similar to our own and whose skills and competencies are complementary to ours.”
Duyvendak and his colleague, Maarten de Groodt, have, together, over 50 years experience in the world of technology delivered learning solutions. For example, de Groodt has been director of training for Cap Gemini and Oracle and started up what is now the SumTotal Systems learning management system practice in mainland Europe.
“We are successful only when our customers are successful,” said de Groodt. “That's why everything we do is focused on one goal - helping each organisation we work with to forge a path towards achieving the results they want, quickly and consistently.”
TIS has developed over 950 custom built e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients across all sectors of the economy - including education and the public sectors - and operates in the USA, the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Japan as well as in India.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 and BS7799 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI CMM and P-CMM frameworks.
“TIS places great emphasis on quality – of process, product and relationships,” explained Manoj Kutty, TIS’s worldwide president of sales and marketing. “We believe that our strategic partnership with Scientafix will help to improve the quality of each company’s offerings to their many clients.”
Notes for Editors:
Formed in 2004, Scientafix is a team of professionals which aims to accelerate client performance and profits through innovative and compelling solutions, based on its unique combination of over 50 years of experience in the industry. Scientafix’s skill set covers all aspects of the performance and learning value chain, from business planning to technical infrastructure, enabling it to meet any of its clients’ specific requirements.
With the experience of over 50 implementations all over the world, the Scientafix team helps these organisations to build their optimal learning solution and achieve the culture shift and adoption levels required to realise a return on investment and shareholder value.
Scientafix’s solutions help companies to:
• Launch new products and services
• Improve channel partner effectiveness
• Accelerate sales force readiness
• Increase customer satisfaction
• Educate a distributed workforce
• Ensure regulatory compliance
About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a global pioneer in e-learning. A part of the £7bn Tata Group – one of the largest and most trusted business conglomerates in India, TIS has 15 years of experience in designing and developing innovative and cutting-edge e-learning solutions.
TIS employs a global team of 850 multi-disciplinary specialists – a unique mix of project managers, software engineers, instructional designers, content developers, visual designers and animators. Its service bouquet includes Simulations, Systems Training, New Hire Training, Business Processes and Skills Training, Regulatory and Compliance Training, Sales and Customer Service Training, Adaptive Assessments, Story-based Learning Objects and EPSS. Powered by creative talent, sound processes and technological excellence, TIS has developed over 950 e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients – including 50 Fortune 500 companies – across the UK, Europe, US, Australia and Asia. Its client roster includes leading corporations, renowned educational institutions and government bodies such as British Airways, BECTA, Citibank, Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, McGraw-Hill, NHS, ntl, Orange, Pearson Education, Qwest, Royal Mail, Swiss Re, UNICEF, University of Phoenix, University of Maryland and Vodafone.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 and BS7799 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS’s quest for excellence is reflected in 20 prestigious industry awards, including BETT 2004 Best Product Award, Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2004, APEX 2004 Award of Excellence and three nominations for the prestigious WOLCE Awards.
About the Tata Group
The Tata Group, established in 1904 by the great visionary Jamsetji Tata, is one of India’s largest and most trusted business houses. The group pioneered the industrial revolution in India by founding, among other things, the first steel plant, power plant and chain of luxury hotels.
The Group employs more than 330,000 people in 91 companies across diversified industry sectors including steel, automobiles, cement, telecom and IT. Generating revenues to the tune of £7bn per year – 2.6 per cent of India’s total GDP – it is recognised as a leader in several industry segments such as such as steel, power, software exports and chemicals. It is also the parent company to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Asia’s largest software producer.
Further information from:
Alan Samuel, Tata Interactive Systems, 020 7235 8281
Jop Duyvendak, Scientafix, 00 31 (0) 629 075191