RWD uPerform(TM) Empowers Rapid Development and Deployment of eLearning Courses for End Users
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Applied Technology Laboratory
Baltimore, MD, 21228
Press release date: April 16, 2007
Enhanced Features Deliver More Efficient, Cost-Effective Enterprise-wide Learning
BALTIMORE, April 16 /-- RWD Technologies, Inc. (RWD), a company that develops and implements organizational performance solutions, announced today the availability of enhanced RWD uPerform(TM) features that will empower users to create and deliver eLearning courses quickly and easily. RWD uPerform now gives companies a more cost-effective and efficient approach to developing eLearning materials while offering the end user contextual, on- the-job performance support and collaboration benefits. The new rapid eLearning feature also further enables organizational consistency and company- wide compliance.
"The process for developing eLearning courses typically involves an extensive exchange between a trained instructional designer who creates the course and a company subject matter expert that provides the information for the course," said Frank Lonergan, vice president of Products and Business Development, RWD Technologies. "The approach can create a long development cycle and leave room for human error. Using RWD uPerform, authors and subject matter experts can create the courses themselves, using pre-defined templates to ensure consistency, and quickly get those courses to their end users. It's a feature that we believe will be invaluable for customers who need to ensure 100 percent compliance during complex and urgent technology rollouts."
RWD will be demonstrating the new features of RWD uPerform at two major tradeshows this month: during Collaborate 2007, held April 15th - 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada at Booth number 1044 and at ASUG/SAPPHIRE 2007, held April 22nd - 25th in Atlanta, Georgia at Booth number 615.
As organizations implement enterprise-wide solutions such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, and sales force training programs, businesses are increasingly seeking ways to improve application functionality and return on investment. RWD uPerform addresses these challenges by enabling the creation, storage, and management of application simulations and procedural documentation. Now, the new rapid eLearning feature will also empower authors to both create new courses in the RWD uPerform environment as well as import and repurpose existing content such as presentations.
"An organizational commitment to a skilled workforce can improve organizational performance," said Cushing Anderson, analyst at IDC. "Tools like RWD uPerform make it easier for enterprises to consistently and accurately capture and deliver application simulations and also help enterprises maximize the full value of their enterprise software investment."
In addition to the rapid eLearning feature, other new RWD uPerform enhancements include:
-- Website customization -- Offers customers additional options to customize the display of the RWD uPerform end user website.
-- Addition of new languages, including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language support
All published courses are SCORM conformant, making them compatible with most Learning Management Systems and Learning Content Management Systems. RWD uPerform works with most standard enterprise applications and Microsoft(R) Windows web-based applications.
About RWD Technologies, Inc.
RWD Technologies is a professional services organization composed of three operational divisions: Enterprise Learning Solutions provides support services to organizations that utilize SAP, PeopleSoft, and Oracle systems and has developed software products to train end users of these systems; Applied Technology Solutions integrates enterprise-class software systems, develops custom applications for pharmaceutical and other regulated industries, and provides global blended eLearning solutions; and Performance Solutions engages in lean consulting and vehicle launch support services to the automotive industry and reliability improvement to the railroad industry, and human performance improvement services to the petroleum and chemical industries. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, RWD serves major multinational corporations throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.rwd.com/.
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