SUNRISE, FL–December 6, 2006 — ®, the leader in on-demand workforce development and productivity, demonstrated today the LearnCenter® workforce productivity™ suite’s broad and easy-to-use Communities of Practice (CoP) functionality.

“The LearnCenter platform enables groups of colleagues, peers, co-workers or even people who have never met before to interact, collaborate, and share interests, ideas and best practices regularly on topics or projects unlike any other solution on the market,” said JW Ray, Chief Operating Office of “The sub-LearnCenter functionality is the perfect scenario for organizations that are exploring ways to effectively develop employees, promote team collaboration, streamline the onboarding process, address recurring problems, and much more.”

“Using our sub-LearnCenter functionality, a standard feature within LearnCenter, any organization can establish a departmental community of practice, learning network, thematic group, or tech club with the click of a button. This creates an informal environment that empowers users to problem solve, find and share information, reuse assets, discuss new developments, document projects, map knowledge, identify skill gaps and more. Entrepreneurial users may even enable LearnCenters built-in e-Commerce feature to charge membership fees,” said Ray. “Knowledge transfer is an essential piece to any successful organization. Communities of practice provide a new and effective option that promotes learning with and from one another.”

The LearnCenter Platform

Originally developed as a learning management system, the LearnCenter platform has evolved into the industry’s leading employee development and productivity suite that manages the entire pre-hire to retire lifecycle. The award-winning LearnCenter platform creates a cost effective, high quality training, development and measurement environment designed to empower users with visibility into and control of their career planning while providing management with real-time business intelligence. Learning Management, Performance Management, Content Management, Online Authoring, Succession Planning, Collaboration, e-Commerce, Portal Authoring and more are included within one solution, with one interface and one partner –

About® is the worldwide leader in on-demand workforce development and productivity with more than 50 million end users around the globe. Our broad suite of on-demand solutions can fully automate the pre-hire to retire lifecycle within any organization.’s unwavering commitment to understanding client needs and goals allows us to partner with our clients to increase business performance. The family of solutions includes the award-winning LearnCenter® workforce productivity suite, the WebRoom™ collaboration suite, the CourseMaker Studio® Authoring Tool, Mentor® EPSS and the 1,100 title Learn2® online course library.
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