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NetDimensions Shakes Up LMS Market with Self-Installing, Fully-Featured LMS for $995
[May 06, 2005]

NetDimensions Shakes Up LMS Market with Self-Installing, Fully-Featured LMS for $995


HONG KONG --(Business Wire)-- May 6, 2005 -- NetDimensions, a provider of global, enterprise-class learning management systems, today announced the availability of its newest LMS version to the U.S. market for $995, with no annual renewal charges. With the introduction of Enterprise Knowledge Platform (EKP) Bronze, NetDimensions offers companies deploying online training programs a fully- featured, multilingual LMS at a cost far below the average market cost.



"Our goal with this offer is to shake up the LMS market," said Jay Shaw, co-founder and CEO of NetDimensions. "Most LMSs are expensive to implement, customize, and maintain because they are based on outdated technology. EKP Bronze can be installed straight out of the box and configured for immediate use in less than a day. We know this all sounds too good to be true, but that's only because the market has such low expectations."

Recognized as one of the top-rated LMSs in overall customer satisfaction by Bersin & Associates, EKP is used by heavyweight multinational corporations such as HSBC, ING, ABN AMRO, and Cathay Pacific. "NetDimensions distinguished itself with the highest LMS customer loyalty of any vendor (none of its customers are even interested in switching) and very high ratings in ease of implementation," wrote Josh Bersin in the 2005 LMS Customer Satisfaction Study, a survey of the customers of 16 leading LMS vendors. "We expect them to grow rapidly in the U.S. market in 2005 and 2006."


All versions of the Enterprise Knowledge Platform offer a range of standard reports; data can be downloaded to Excel for further analysis and customized formatting. EKP is platform independent and will operate on Sybase, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases. EKP is shipped with an MSDE-embedded database option. EKP users can quickly upload libraries of AICC- compliant and SCORM-conformant courses for launching, tracking, and management. EKP Bronze supports English and one additional language of the purchaser's choice.

"Based on transaction-server technology used for highly secure online banking systems, EKP is AICC compliant, SCORM certified, and 100-percent Java," said Ray Ruff, co-founder and CIO of NetDimensions. "In addition to being highly secure and easy to install, EKP has several other key technology advantages. Its component-based design means we can easily update and enhance the system, with no disruption on the user's side. EKP is also very easy to customize. In fact, most of our customers do the work themselves in days."

For $995, purchasers get a perpetual license for EKP Bronze supporting up to 3,000 learners. NetDimensions will honor an unconditional money-back guarantee up to 30 days from date of purchase. An annual support fee of $500 per year gives purchasers access to product updates and support services. Companies deciding to upgrade to other versions of EKP (unlimited EKP Bronze, EKP Silver or EKP Gold) can apply the $995 to the upgrade price.

For more information about EKP Bronze, including a detailed list of features and registration for NetDimensions' weekly product seminar, visit http://www.netdimensions.com/shop/outofthebox.php.

About NetDimensions

Established in 1999, NetDimensions is a provider of learning management systems for global enterprises. The company's web-based learning and knowledge management software solutions deliver and manage corporate training, assessment and certification programs, as well as helping clients around the world address growing regulatory compliance needs. NetDimensions' client roster includes multinational companies such as HSBC, ABN AMRO, ING, Cathay Pacific, and South Africa Telkom. For additional information on NetDimensions, please visit www.netdimensions.com.

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