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TechValidate Research on OpenSesame

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429 Customers Surveyed

3,713 Data Points Collected

123 Published TechFacts

16 Published Charts

49 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


OpenSesame Case Study

HMS solves learning challenges, saves money with OpenSesame

Introduction

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

Challenges

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

  • Faced the following challenges when looking for training for the company:
    • Training a mix of managers and employees
    • Providing engaging learning formats (short length, long length, quizzes, scenarios, etc.)
    • Offering a mix of courses to meet different levels of courses (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • Was purchasing courses from 6-10 content providers or publishers before they subscribed to OpenSesame.

Use Case

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

  • Integrated their OpenSesame courses with the following learning management system (LMS):
    • SilkRoad

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with OpenSesame:

  • Saved over $25,000 after using OpenSesame.
  • The following challenges improved after purchasing OpenSesame:
    • Provide engaging learning formats (short length, long length, quizzes, scenarios, etc.)
    • Offer a mix of courses to meet different levels of courses (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • Saw the following improvements after using OpenSesame:
    • Increased utilization rates
    • Reduced training costs
    • Higher employee engagement scores.
  • Experienced the following benefits after using an OpenSesame integration with their LMS:
    • Saved time and resources finding and syncing courses
    • Improved their ability to administrator and deploy e-learning
  • Was spending the following amount on activities per month before they purchased OpenSesame:
    • Finding new courses: 9-24 hours per month
    • Evaluating existing courses: 9-24 hours per month
    • Purchasing courses: 5-8 hours per month
    • Finding courses for learners: 9-24 hours per month
  • Saved time on the following activities per month after they purchased OpenSesame:
    • Finding new courses: 26-50%
    • Evaluating existing courses: < 10%
    • Purchasing courses: 26-50%
    • Finding courses: 26-50%

OpenSesame Customer Research

How interested would your company be in a private site where you could deliver both internally developed training as well as off the shelf training courses to your internal or external learners, without using an LMS?

We need this right now; tell me more!: 4%
Very interested: 9%
Somewhat interested: 30%
Not interested at all: 57%

OpenSesame Customer Satisfaction Rating

Sheri Norfolk, a Sr. Training Developer at Nelnet, would be very likely to recommend OpenSesame for this reason:

We love the flexibility of the OpenSesame PPU model and have a wide variety of very affordable courses available. It’s super easy to upload them to our LMS too.

OpenSesame Customer Satisfaction Rating

EJ Fromer, an eLearning and Marketing Content Manager at Werner Ladder, would be very likely to recommend OpenSesame for this reason:

The platform is a nice change from the competition. Being able to pick and choose courses is exactly what I need.

OpenSesame Case Study

Large enterprise chemicals company saves time, money with industry-specific courses from OpenSesame

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise chemicals company is based on a November 2016 survey of OpenSesame customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“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.”

“We were able to identify diverse courses for entry training topics as well as more advanced topics for existing employees.”

Challenges

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

  • Major organizational learning and development challenges:
    • Training a mix of managers and employees
    • A lack of access to computers for much of the workforce
    • Demonstrating the ROI of training to leadership
    • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, leadership)

Use Case

Learning and development profile:

  • Uses the following learning management system (LMS):
    • Oracle
  • Primary reasons for purchasing OpenSesame:
    • It integrated with their current LMS
    • The catalog had the courses they were looking for
    • The catalog had high-quality courses
    • The breadth of the catalog satisfies the broad needs of their company
  • Main category / course used from OpenSesame:
    • Industry-specific

Results

  • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
    • Can find the right training courses
    • Can find training courses of high-quality
    • Can easily evaluate and curate the training courses they need
  • Realized a return on their investment in OpenSesame in 7 – 9 months.
  • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
    • Breadth and quality of courses: best in class
    • Affordability: superior
    • Customer service: best in class
    • Ease of administering courses: best in class
    • Integration with their LMS: best in class

OpenSesame Customer Research

Top Learning & Development Challenges

What are the major learning and development challenges you have at your company?

Building a learning culture at our company
55%
Meeting the needs of a diverse workforce (multi-generational, multi-lingual)
45%
Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, leadership)
41%
Training a mix of managers and employees
39%
Offering mobile, on the go training
38%
Demonstrating the ROI of training to leadership
33%
Building future leaders
31%
Managing consistency of training across multiple locations
23%
Getting support of training from leadership
22%
Ease of implementing a learning and development program
19%
Lack of access to computers for much of the workforce
18%


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About OpenSesame

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