Savannah, GA (October 20, 2006) - OnPoint Digital, Inc. ("OnPoint"), a leading e-learning software and performance solutions provider for corporate customers, announced today that VGM & Associates -- a leading Member Services Organization in North America, and Norco, Inc. -- a leading Home Medical Equipment provider in North America, have selected the OnPoint Learning and Performance SuiteTM to deliver and manage their online training for 6,000+ learners - both internal employees as well as users across more than 750 member organizations. The new OnPoint Learning Management System ("LMS") platform replaces a pre-existing LMS system and provides a full compliment of new online learning and management features for the two sponsoring organizations and their respective user communities. OnPoint has completed the delivery and installation for the enterprise LMS/LCMS that included an integrated portal architecture, providing a customized, personalized application launch pad for each member organization and their learners, managers and administrators.
"OnPoint was thrilled to be selected by VGM & Associates and Norco as their new LMS provider. In addition to needing increased software flexibility and reporting capability, VGM and Norco faced a challenging cutover to implement their new system, migrate their historical user data, and convert their existing online courseware," said Katherine Guest, OnPoint's Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "With only eight weeks from contract signing to full deployment and cutover, all parties worked in close harmony to not only design and implement the necessary platforms and customize all application interfaces, but also to convert and update all existing user information and courseware for delivery via the new OnPoint system."
"The selection, deployment and migration over to the OnPoint solution has been a tremendous success," said Sara Bauer, Director of Education for VGM Education, a division of VGM & Associates. "In addition to converting and importing more than 150 VGMU courses, OnPoint also completed the migration of complete training transcripts for more than 5,000 historical VGMU learners, ensuring a seamless transition from one system to another. We couldn't be more pleased with our decision to partner with OnPoint."
"We've completed the cutover for our employees without skipping a beat," adds Robbie Roberts, Compliance Officer for Norco, Inc. "As practitioners from the same industry, our platform and courseware requirements are similar to those of VGMU, but our training objectives are focused on our own internal staff spread across 50 locations in the Pacific Northwest United States. The new OnPoint solution will also enable us to take our training initiatives to the next level with easier content creation as well as enhanced features like support for rich media, improved assessment capabilities, more comprehensive reporting and learning analytics, and next generation capabilities like podcasting and mobile learning."
About OnPoint Digital
OnPoint Digital, Inc. is an innovative technology software and services provider dedicated to the development of powerful yet affordably priced online learning and performance management tools for middle market and enterprise customers, typically from 300 to 30,000 employees.OnPoint's products include a full-featured LMS/LCMS to create and manage rich-media courseware, online assessments and performance appraisals, skills tracking and detailed reporting, plus numerous optional modules such as integrated analytics, e-commerce, portal/intranet and m-learning offerings. For more information about OnPoint Digital, please visit our website at www.onpoindigital.com or contact us at (912) 790-0700.
About VGM Education
VGM Education is the leading source for training and education in the Home Medical Equipment ("HME") industry. The organization, a division of Waterloo, IA-based VGM & Associates, offers continuing adult education training through instructor-led courses and VGM-U, their on-line university for more than 5,000 learners across North America. Other services include hosting the annual Heartland Conference, Tuesday's with the Experts teleconferences on industry hot topics, Medicare Monthly Updates teleconferences, Billing & Reimbursement Road Show, Sales Training University, Policies and Procedures Manual and much more. For more information on VGM Education, please visit our website at www.vgmu.com or call (866) 227-8171.
Norco, founded in 1948, has been the Northwest's market leader for welding, safety, and homecare medical supplies with over 50 locations and 700+ employees. The company's commitment to "Serving You Better" means that they are always looking at methods and ways to improve their business -- from the perspective of their customers, vendors, and employees. For more information about Norco, Inc., please visit our website at www.norco-inc.com or contact us at (800) 574-5885.
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