TechValidate Research on OpenSesame

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OpenSesame Case Study

CSX Transportation saves money, increases learner utilization with OpenSesame

Introduction

This case study of CSX Transportation 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:
    • Finding industry specific content
    • Training a mix of managers and employees
    • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, customer service, operations)
    • 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 1-5 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):
    • Meridian

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with OpenSesame:

  • Saved more than $25,000 after using OpenSesame.
  • The following challenges improved after purchasing OpenSesame:
    • Finding industry specific content
    • Training a mix of managers and employees
    • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, customer service, operations)
    • 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)
  • Saw the following improvements after using OpenSesame:
    • Increased completion rates
    • Increased utilization rates
    • Reduced training costs
    • Enhanced job relevant training
  • Experienced the following benefits after using an OpenSesame integration with their LMS:
    • Saved money purchasing training courses
    • Improved their tracking and reporting capabilities

OpenSesame Case Study

Nelnet improves implementation process and lowers costs with OpenSesame

Introduction

This case study of Nelnet 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:
    • Finding industry specific content
    • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, customer service, operations)
    • 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 spending the following amount on activities per month before they purchased OpenSesame:
    • Finding new courses: up to 4 hours per month
    • Evaluating existing courses: up to 4 hours per month
    • Purchasing courses: up to 4 hours per month
    • Finding courses for learners: 9-24 hours per month
  • Was purchasing courses from 1-5 content providers or publishers before they subscribed to OpenSesame.

Use Case

The key feature and functionality of OpenSesame that the surveyed company uses:

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with OpenSesame:

  • The following challenges improved after purchasing OpenSesame:
    • Serve the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, customer service, operations)
    • 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 completion rates
    • Increased utilization rates
    • Lowered implementation costs
  • Experienced the following benefits after using an OpenSesame integration with their LMS:
    • Saved time and resources finding and syncing courses
    • Improved their tracking and reporting capabilities
    • Improved their ability to administrator and deploy e-learning

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 Case Study

Shari’s Management Corporation saves time training with OpenSesame

Introduction

This case study of Shari’s Management 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.”

“We saved time and money being able to select content from a library rather building items from scratch.”

Challenges

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)
    • Offering mobile, on the go training
    • Demonstrating the ROI of training to leadership
    • Building future leaders

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following learning management systems (LMS):
    • Wisetail
  • Primary reasons for purchasing OpenSesame:
    • The breadth of the catalog satisfies the broad needs of their company
  • Main categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
    • HR compliance
    • Leadership and business skill

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with OpenSesame:

  • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
    • Realized a return on their investment in OpenSesame in 10 months – 1 year.
    • Gained access to a broad spectrum of training courses their company needed
    • Improved employee utilization of training
  • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
    • Breadth and quality of courses: best in class when compared to
    • Affordability: superior to
    • Customer service: superior to
    • Ease of administering courses: superior to
    • Integration with their LMS: better than

OpenSesame Case Study

SAP Success Factors customer, First Supply, fills training gap with OpenSesame

Introduction

This case study of First Supply 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.”

“It’s made relevant content easy to find and administer. Plus, being able to request and preview courses is really helpful.”

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

Challenges

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

  • Major organizational learning and development challenge:
    • Building a learning culture

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following learning management system (LMS):
    • SAP Success Factors
  • 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 categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
    • Leadership and business skill
    • Health and safety

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with OpenSesame:

  • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
    • Can find the right training courses
    • Gained access to a broad spectrum of training courses their company needed
  • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
    • Breadth and quality of courses: best in class when compared to
    • Affordability: best in class when compared to
    • Customer service: best in class when compared to
    • Ease of administering courses: best in class when compared to
    • Integration with their LMS: best in class when compared to

OpenSesame Case Study

Bridge customer saves time, money while improving quality of eLearning

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise computer services company is based on an October 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.”

“With OpenSesame, we are providing more and better quality training topics to our associates.”

Challenges

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)
    • Offering mobile, on the go training
    • Building a learning culture
    • Building future leaders
    • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, leadership)

Use Case

Learning and development profile:

  • Uses the following learning management system (LMS):
    • Bridge
  • 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 categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
    • HR compliance
    • Leadership and business skill
    • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)

Results

  • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
    • Gained access to a broad spectrum of training courses their company needed
    • Improved employee utilization of training
    • Improved employee engagement / satisfaction with training
  • 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 Case Study

Silkroad customer saw return on investment in OpenSesame in less than 6 months

Introduction

This case study of HMS 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.”

“OpenSesame has helped us by freeing up the time of our developers to develop more esoteric courses for our company and not worry about the common types of courses we can get off the shelf.”

Challenges

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
    • Building future leaders
    • 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):
    • Silkroad Learning
  • Primary reasons for purchasing OpenSesame:
    • It integrated with their current LMS
    • The catalog had the courses they were looking for
    • The breadth of the catalog satisfies the broad needs of their company
    • Flexible pay per use option was the deciding factor for us and won us over from SkillSoft.
  • Main categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
    • Leadership and business skill
    • Industry-specific
    • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)

Results

  • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
    • Can find the right training courses
    • Gained access to a broad spectrum of training courses their company needed
    • Can easily evaluate and curate the training courses they need
    • Improved employee utilization of training
    • Improved employee engagement / satisfaction with training
  • Realized a return on their investment in OpenSesame in 4 – 6 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: superior
    • Ease of administering courses: superior
    • Integration with their LMS: superior

OpenSesame Case Study

Oracle LMS customer saves time, money in providing access across all associates

Introduction

This case study of a small business real estate 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.”

“With OpenSesame, we now provide easy access to courses to all of our associate base who are spread across the country.”

Challenges

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

  • Major organizational learning and development challenges:
    • Offering mobile, on the go training
    • Training a mix of managers and employees
    • Demonstrating the ROI of training to 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 breadth of the catalog satisfies the broad needs of their company
  • Main categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
    • HR compliance
    • Leadership and business skill
    • Health and safety
    • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)

Results

Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:

  • Can find the right training courses
  • Gained access to a broad spectrum of training courses their company needed
  • Realized a return on their investment in OpenSesame in 10 months – 1 year.
  • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
    • Breadth and quality of courses: superior
    • Affordability: superior
    • Customer service: best in class
    • Ease of administering courses: best in class
    • Integration with their LMS: best in class

OpenSesame Case Study

Nidec Motor Corporation accelerated access to e-learning

Introduction

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.”

Challenges

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

Results

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 Case Study

    Amerijet International quickly deploys professional development initiative with OpenSesame

    Introduction

    This case study of Amerijet International 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.”

    “We were able to combine the immediate legal needs and the desires for professional development quickly and easily after installing our LMS.”

    Challenges

    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)
      • Building a learning culture
      • Training a mix of managers and employees
      • Managing the consistency of training across multiple locations
      • Getting leadership to support training
      • Demonstrating the ROI of training to leadership
      • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, leadership)

    Use Case

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

    • Uses the following learning management system (LMS):
      • Ziiva Prosperity
    • Primary reasons for purchasing OpenSesame:
      • 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 categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
      • HR compliance
      • Leadership and business skill
      • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with OpenSesame:

    • Realized a return on their investment in OpenSesame in 10 months – 1 year.
    • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
      • Can find the right training courses
      • Can find training courses of high-quality
      • Gained access to a broad spectrum of training courses their company needed
      • Improved employee utilization of training
    • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
      • Breadth and quality of courses: best in class when compared to
      • Affordability: superior to
      • Customer service: superior to
      • Ease of administering courses: superior to
      • Integration with their LMS: superior to

    OpenSesame Case Study

    Saba LMS customer saves time, money through integration with OpenSesame

    Introduction

    This case study of Dimension Data 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.”

    “We saved time through the OpenSesame integration and appreciated the client-centric employees.”

    Challenges

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

    • Major organizational learning and development challenges:
      • Offering mobile, on the go training
      • Building a learning culture
      • Building future leaders
      • Easily implementing a learning and development program

    Use Case

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

    • Uses the following learning management system (LMS):
      • Saba
    • 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
    • Main categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
      • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)
      • Certification

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with OpenSesame:

    • Realized a return on their investment in OpenSesame in 7 – 9 months.
    • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
      • Can find training courses of high-quality
      • Gained access to a broad spectrum of training courses their company needed
      • Lowered training costs
      • Improved employee utilization of training
    • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
      • Breadth and quality of courses: better than competitors
      • Affordability: better than competitors
      • Customer service: better than competitors
      • Ease of administering courses: better than competitors
      • Integration with their LMS: better than competitors

    OpenSesame Case Study

    Koenig & Bauer saves time and money with OpenSesame

    Introduction

    This case study of Koenig & Bauer 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.”

    “We now have easy access to a variety of courses.”

    Challenges

    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)
      • Offering mobile, on the go training
      • Building a learning culture at their company
      • Training a mix of managers and employees
      • Building future leaders
      • 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):
      • Cornerstone
    • 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:
      • HR compliance

    Results

    • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
      • Can find the right training courses
      • Can find training courses of high-quality
      • Gained access to a broad spectrum of training courses their company needed
      • Can easily evaluate and curate the training courses they need
      • Lowered training costs
      • Improved employee utilization of training
      • Improved employee engagement / satisfaction with training
      • Lowered their IT / administration overhead
    • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
      • Breadth and quality of courses: best in class
      • Affordability: best in class
      • Customer service: best in class
      • Ease of administering courses: best in class
      • Integration with their LMS: best in class

    OpenSesame Case Study

    HAI Group saves time, money with OpenSesame

    Introduction

    This case study of HAI Group 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.”

    “OpenSesame saved time and money, rapidly expanded our catalog for subscribers increasing subscriber value, offered requested courses that we could not develop with our pool of SMEs, and gave us an opportunity to experiment inexpensively and learn about what our learners would be interested in.”

    Challenges

    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)
      • Offering mobile, on the go training
      • Training a mix of managers and employees
      • Getting leadership to support training
      • Demonstrating the ROI of training to leadership
      • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, leadership)
      • Need to develop industry-specific training

    Use Case

    Learning and development profile:

    • Primary reasons for purchasing OpenSesame:
      • It integrated with their current LMS
      • The catalog had the courses they were looking for
      • The breadth of the catalog satisfies the broad needs of their company
    • Main categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
      • Health and safety
      • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)

    Results

    • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
      • Can find the right training courses
      • Can find training courses of high-quality
      • Gained access to a broad spectrum of training courses their company needed
      • Lowered training costs
      • Lowered their IT / administration overhead
    • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
      • Breadth and quality of courses: superior
      • Affordability: superior
      • Customer service: superior to
      • Ease of administering courses: superior
      • Integration with their LMS: superior

    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 Case Study

    Global 500 pharmaceuticals company saves time, money with OpenSesame

    Introduction

    This case study of a Global 500 pharmaceuticals 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.”

    “The shift to OpenSesame has helped us financially. The OpenSesame Plus bundle is a lower cost for us than the licensed content we were purchasing from a different course supplier.”

    Challenges

    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)
      • Offering mobile, on the go training
      • Building a learning culture at their company
      • Managing the consistency of training across multiple locations
      • Demonstrating the ROI of training to leadership
      • Building future leaders
      • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, leadership)

    Use Case

    Learning and development profile:

    • Uses the following learning management system (LMS):
      • SAP Success Factors
    • Main categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
      • Leadership and business skill
      • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)

    Results

    • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
      • Gained access to a broad spectrum of training courses their company needed
      • Lowered training costs
    • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
      • Breadth and quality of courses: superior
      • Affordability: best in class
      • Customer service: superior
      • Ease of administering courses: superior
      • Integration with their LMS: superior

    OpenSesame Case Study

    Switched from Skillsoft to save time, money and improve quality of training

    Introduction

    This case study of Merge Healthcare 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.”

    “We previously used Skillsoft that constantly required Flash updates on computers. We had many complaints on the quality of training and system issues.”

    Challenges

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

    • Major organizational learning and development challenges:
      • Building a learning culture at their company
      • Training a mix of managers and employees
      • Managing the consistency of training across multiple locations
      • Getting leadership to support training
      • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, leadership)

    Use Case

    Learning and development profile:

    • Uses the following learning management system (LMS):
      • Saba
    • 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
      • The courses were reviewed, evaluated, and curated
    • Main categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
      • HR compliance
      • Leadership and business skill
      • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)

    Results

    • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
    • Realized a return on their investment in OpenSesame in 10 months – 1 year.
    • Can find training courses of high-quality
    • Gained access to a broad spectrum of training courses their company needed
    • Lowered training costs
    • Improved employee utilization of training
    • Improved employee engagement / satisfaction with training
    • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
      • Breadth and quality of courses: best in class
      • Affordability: best in class
      • Customer service: superior
      • Ease of administering courses: best in class
      • Integration with their LMS: best in class

    OpenSesame Case Study

    Federal government agency saves time, money with OpenSesame

    Introduction

    This case study of a federal government is based on a November 2016 survey of OpenSesame customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization 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.”

    “OpenSesame has allowed our diverse organization to reach a new level.”

    Challenges

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

    • Major organizational learning and development challenges:
      • Building a learning culture at their company
      • Getting leadership to support training
      • Building future leaders
      • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, leadership)

    Use Case

    Learning and development profiles:

    • Uses the following learning management system (LMS):
      • Cornerstone on Demand
    • 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 categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
      • Leadership and business skill
      • Industry-specific
      • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)

    Results

    • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
      • Realized a return on their investment in OpenSesame in 4 – 6 months.
      • Can find the right training courses
      • Can find training courses of high-quality
      • Can easily evaluate and curate the training courses they need
      • Lowered training costs
      • Improved employee utilization of training
    • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
      • Breadth and quality of courses: best in class
      • Affordability: best in class
      • Customer service: best in class when compared to
      • Ease of administering courses: best in class
      • Integration with their LMS: best in class

    OpenSesame Case Study

    Berkshire Communities sees much higher training compliance with OpenSesame

    Introduction

    This case study of Berkshire Communities 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.”

    “Our education compliance is MUCH higher now that we use OpenSesame.”

    Challenges

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

    • Major organizational learning and development challenge:
      • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, leadership)

    Use Case

    Learning and development profile:

    • Uses the following learning management system (LMS):
      • Yardi eLearning
    • Primary reason for purchasing OpenSesame:
      • It integrated with their current LMS
    • Main categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
      • HR compliance
      • Leadership and business skill
      • Health and safety
      • Industry-specific
      • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with OpenSesame:

    • Realized a return on their investment in OpenSesame in 4 – 6 months.
    • Gained access to a broad spectrum of training courses their company needed
    • Improved employee utilization of training
    • Improved employee engagement / satisfaction with training
    • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
      • Breadth and quality of courses: superior
      • Affordability: better than others
      • Customer service: best in class
      • Ease of administering courses: superior
      • Integration with their LMS: superior

    OpenSesame Case Study

    Large Enterprise Food Company saving time and money with OpenSesame

    Introduction

    This case study of a large enterprise food 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.”

    “OpenSesame has more offerings we can provide to our learners.”

    Challenges

    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)
      • Demonstrating the ROI of training to leadership

    Use Case

    Training and development profile:

    • Uses the following learning management system (LMS):
      • TTN
    • Primary reasons for purchasing OpenSesame:
      • It integrated with their current LMS
      • The catalog had high-quality courses
      • The breadth of the catalog satisfies the broad needs of their company
      • Of a referral from a colleague or friend
      • Buying courses per use
    • Main categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
      • HR compliance
      • Leadership and business skill
      • Health and safety
      • Industry-specific
      • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with OpenSesame:

    • Can find the right training courses
    • Improved employee utilization of training
    • Realized a return on their investment in OpenSesame in 4 – 6 months.
    • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
      • Breadth and quality of courses: best in class
      • Affordability: better than others
      • Customer service: best in class
      • Ease of administering courses: best in class
      • Integration with their LMS: best in class



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