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Three Skillsoft and SumTotal Customers Win 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards

BOSTON – October 11, 2018 – Brandon Hall Group recently recognized three Skillsoft and SumTotal Systems customers with Excellence Awards. Florida Blue, General Motors and Tata Consultancy Services each received Silver for their innovative learning and talent management programs that enable employee development and influence organizational goals.

“We are thrilled to congratulate our winners and join Brandon Hall Group in recognizing our customers’ commitment to supporting employee growth through highly effective learning and talent management programs,” said Chad Gaydos, chief operating officer of the Skillsoft Group. “These organizations have maximized their investments in our solutions to produce measurable results and positive business outcomes.”

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives evaluated the award entries based on the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits. The following Skillsoft and SumTotal customers each earned Silver in the 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards:

Florida Blue | Best Advance in Learning Technology Implementation

  • As a Skillsoft customer for more than 15 years, Florida Blue has continually demonstrated a commitment to solutions that maximize job performance, create efficiencies and extend capabilities in their healthcare community. In 2017, Florida Blue deployed SumTotal Learning Management with Skillsoft’s core learning assets to 20,000 learners across Florida Blue’s employee base, contractors and external agents. Florida Blue also used SumTotal to deliver Medicare certification training in-house for the first time. The Medicare Certification Program saved Florida Blue more than $300,000 in 2017 and is expected to save an additional $900,000 in 2018. 

General Motors (GM) | Best Results of a Learning Program

  • Transitioning from GM’s decentralized LMS to Skillsoft’s enterprise-wide learning program has significantly improved the user experience and accessibility of learning content. Designed to meet learning needs across distinct roles and disciplines, including Finance, IT, Project Management and Six Sigma, GM recorded 41,228 course completions across 23 business functions and a total user population of 18,262. This represented a 23 percent adoption against an audience potential of 70,000, in 2016 alone. GM implemented the learning program to automate learning analytics. The program enables GM to manage curriculum and completion with rigorous datasets and industry benchmarks. 

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) | Best Advance in Leadership Development

  • Utilizing Skillsoft’s Leadership courses, TCS developed a “Leader in You” program (LiY). The program sharpens the critical leadership and management competencies of middle managers, enabling them to lead teams, embrace change and demonstrate customer centricity. TCS aligned the Skillsoft content into three themes – managing your business, managing your teams and managing yourself – to support its business goal of achieving a 100 percent agile-ready workforce by 2020.

Additionally, Brandon Hall Group awarded Gold to Skillsoft’s Sales Enablement team for Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Development Program. This Excellence Award recognized the success of Skillsoft’s “Leadership in Focus” program that provided leadership development opportunities to the company’s global sales leaders. The continuous, blended learning program trained 69 sales leaders and 13 high-potential field sales personnel in a five-month period.

“Excellence Award winners personify innovation that drives business results. Our winners embrace the future and embrace change and the challenges that go with it,” said Rachel Cooke, chief operating officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the Excellence Awards. “It is amazing in reviewing these entries how organizations – both large and small – work across functions to make human capital management a valuable asset that enables business success.”

About Skillsoft
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft comprises three award-winning solutions that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform and the SumTotal suite for Human Capital Management.

Skillsoft provides the most comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Business and Management Skills, Leadership Development, Digital Transformation, Technology and Developer, Productivity and Collaboration Tools and Compliance. Percipio’s intuitive design engages modern learners and its consumer-led experience accelerates learning. The SumTotal suite features four key components built on a unified platform: Learning Management, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.

Skillsoft is trusted by thousands of the world’s leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Learn more at


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