Meridian Wins Brandon Hall Technology Award for LMS Reporting

Meridian Wins Brandon Hall Technology Award for LMS Reporting 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/13 --  Meridian Knowledge
Solutions' Ad-Hoc Reporting software won a Silver Brandon Hall Group
Excellence Award for Unique Learning Technology. Judges credited the
software for combining learning data with sales and customer data, so
organizations can report on how training efforts meet business goals. 
"This award recognizes how we've met one of the training industry's
top challenges: No matter how many 'canned' reports an LMS vendor
develops, there will always be a time when an organization wants to
report on its training data in an unforeseen way," said John Leh,
vice president of sales and marketing for Meridian. "Ad-Hoc Reporting
gives managers a way to create the reports they need and combine
training data with other types of company data to gauge the success
of professional development vis-a-vis business goals." 
The Ad-Hoc Reporting product complements Meridian Global LMS, which
is software that links people to courses, documents, data,
instructors and other learners at any time from a desktop, laptop,
tablet or mobile device. 
Routinely, training administrators rely on their LMS vendor to
develop custom reports. If a manager's need for a particular kind of
data is urgent, managers cannot always wait on their LMS vendor to
build a customized report. So managers often cobble together several
standard reports or go without the data they need when they want it. 
"One of the top jobs of a learning management system is reporting.
Pulling the information from an LMS that an executive, manager or
regulator needs when they want it and in a manner that makes sense is
critical," said Mike Cooke, chief executive officer of Brandon Hall
Group.  
For example, a Meridian customer wanted to use of a variety of
standard and customized reports that required integration with its
analytics engine. The reports were designed to identify weak areas in
business performance and attempt to identify employees who were prime
candidates for training focused on a business metric. The reports had
to consist of parameters using the employer's metadata and had to
pull data from the inception of the training program; so that, the
managers could track trends, click-through results, 
lists of
employees viewing the different types of content and product use by
regions. 
With Ad-Hoc Reporting, the customer customized the data needed
through the software's user interface. The organization's LMS
administrator added fields throughout Meridian's LMS with a few
keystrokes. These fields were part of an automatic option in the
Ad-Hoc Reporting software, and not created in an "SQL-Query way." The
LMS administrator chose the type of report they wanted from the
Meridian LMS, and all of the fields and tables were exposed. 
"Meridian's Ad-Hoc Reporting software creates a unique link between a
system's data and what a manager needs to justify or evaluate
training," added Cooke. 
About Meridian
 Meridian Knowledge Solutions is the #1-rated
human-capital management company for customer loyalty, with a
documented customer retention rate of 98 percent. Meridian provides
integrated solutions for over 350 clients with 8.5 million active
users including AutoZone, Bell Helicopter, CSX Corporation, J.B. Hunt
Transport Services, Inc., Panera Bread, Sunrise Senior Living, U.S.
Air Force, U.S. Navy, and more than 80 federal, state and local
governments. Meridian takes a unique approach to tailor every
solution to exact client needs. Meridian asks the right questions,
listens and molds its solution to fit its customers' unique
requirements. Meridian offers SaaS, private cloud or on-premises
deployments. 
Meridian's flagship product, the Meridian Global LMS, integrates
advanced learning management, mobile learning, social learning,
e-commerce, learning content management, performance management and
workforce analytics into one fully integrated solution. Meridian also
provides strategic professional services, mobile and e-learning
courseware development and hosting services. Meridian is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Visionary Integration Professionals. To learn
more, visit www.meridianksi.com, or follow Meridian on Twitter
@meridianks. 
About Brandon Hall Group
  Having worked with more than 10,000
clients globally and after 20 years of delivering world-class
solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst
organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive
organizational performance for emerging and large organizations.
Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership,
research, data and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent
Management, Sales Effectiveness, Marketing Impact, and Executive
Management. To learn more, visit www.brandonhall.com. 
Media contact:
Bill Perry
bperry[at]meridianksi[dot]com
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