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557 Customers Surveyed

4,795 Data Points Collected

147 Published TechFacts

19 Published Charts

49 Published Case Studies

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OpenSesame Case Study



This case study of Emerson is based on a September 2017 survey of OpenSesame customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“If you are using Oracle Learn LMS, OpenSesame is a no-brainer. Seamless integration at the fraction of the cost of procuring content from countless vendors.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select OpenSesame:

  • Experienced the following challenges throughout their LMS training program:
    • Creating content
    • Reporting on their training program

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of OpenSesame that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses OpenSesame courses together with the following learning management systems (LMS):
    • Oracle
    • BlueVolt
  • Learners use the following devices to access courses in their LMS:
    • Tablets
    • Mobile/smartphones
    • Desktop computers


The surveyed company achieved the following results with OpenSesame:

  • Solved the following challenges after using OpenSesame when trying to administer content in their LMS:
    • Selecting courses
    • Loading courses into their LMS
    • Assigning courses to learners
    • Increasing utilization of content
    • Maintaining growth and expansion of a learning program
    • Access to industry-specific content
  • Saved $75,000 – $99,999 after using OpenSesame.

OpenSesame Customer Research

Top three challenges measuring training programs

Which of these are top challenges in measuring the success of your training programs?

Limited L&D resources
Limited L&D budget
Difficult to collect meaningful data

OpenSesame Customer Research

Increased efficiency in L&D department

Since you started using OpenSesame, how has your training program become more efficient?

Offered more elearning courses and topics
Spent less internal resources and time building training courses
Average courses taken per learner has increased
Reduced L&D spend
Improved training ROI

OpenSesame Case Study

Nidec Motor Corporation accelerated access to e-learning


This case study of Nidec Motor Corporation is based on a November 2016 survey of OpenSesame customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“OpenSesame saves me time finding and administering courses for my learners.”

“OpenSesame saves my company money in delivering and administering training courses for our learners.”

“With OpenSesame, we increased the speed of access to e-learning.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select OpenSesame:

  • Major organizational learning and development challenges:
    • Meeting the needs of a diverse workforce (multi-generational, multi-lingual)
    • Training a mix of managers and employees
    • Managing the consistency of training across multiple locations
    • Easily implementing a learning and development program
    • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, leadership)

Use Case

Learning and development profile:

  • Uses the following learning management system (LMS):
    • Halogen until Dec 2016; migrating to Workday in 2017
  • Primary reasons for purchasing OpenSesame:
    • The catalog had the courses they were looking for
    • The breadth of the catalog satisfies the broad needs of their company
    • Of a referral from a colleague or friend
  • Main categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
    • HR compliance
    • Leadership and business skill
    • Health and safety
    • Industry-specific
    • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)
    • Certification


The surveyed company achieved the following results with OpenSesame:

  • Can find the right training courses
  • Can find training courses of high-quality
  • Lowered training costs
  • Improved employee utilization of training
  • Improved employee engagement / satisfaction with training
  • Realized a return on their investment in OpenSesame in 13 – 18 months.
    • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
      • Breadth and quality of courses: superior
      • Affordability: best in class
      • Customer service: best in class
      • Ease of administering courses: best in class
      • Integration with their LMS: superior
  • OpenSesame Customer Satisfaction Rating

    Maria Bailey, an Education and Development Director at Berkshire Communities, would be very likely to recommend OpenSesame for these reasons:

    Dependable support. Great content.

    OpenSesame Customer Testimonial

    OpenSesame saves us the time of having to create and update training programs, especially compliance training. When we created our own compliance training, it required time commitment on the part of members of the learning team, subject matter SMEs, sometimes our Legal team, and sometimes senior leaders.

    Consultant, Large Enterprise Professional Services Company

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    About OpenSesame

    Leading organizations depend on OpenSesame to train millions of employees. An entirely new and better way—easier, more economical, with less risk—to access the best on-­demand training. With thousands of business, safety, technology, and compliance courses, OpenSesame helps train organizations of any size.

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