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2024 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems: imc can once again maintain its 'Strategic Challenger' position

The independent HR analyst Fosway Group has published its latest report on learning systems. The imc Learning Suite is once again listed as a Strategic Challenger and continues to demonstrate stability in an international competitive environment

Saarbruecken, February 2024

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The Fosway Group, Europe's #1 HR industry analyst, has published its latest report on learning systems. imc AG with its Learning Management System imc Learning Suite (ILS) is once again listed as a Strategic Challenger.

 

According to Fosway, Strategic Challengers offer solutions with greater potential and have greater capabilities in terms of the depth and breadth of their offerings than most other solutions on the market. These vendors are therefore able to meet the highly complex requirements of large enterprise customers.

 

“Scalability, flexibility and personalisation are just some of the qualities of a successful learning platform in 2024 and beyond, and imc demonstrate all three of these in their solution” said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. “Congratulations to the team on maintaining their position as Strategic Challenger in this year’s 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems.”

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Sven R. Becker, Co-CEO imc Learning

Sven R. Becker, Co-CEO of imc, sees the renewed strong positioning as a positive signal:

 

"Being recognised again as a strategic challenger in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems 2024 with our LMS shows that we have established ourselves as a reliable, stable partner for our customers. Our focus for 2024 is the use of new technologies, such as generative AI."

Becker announces that imc will increasingly act as a strategic partner for its customers in the future: "We are also driving user-generated content and learning analytics to support organisations with new, highly complex needs. This will undoubtedly help to further enhance the potential of the imc Learning Suite and continue on the path to becoming a strategic leader.”

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About the Fosway 9-Grid™

Fosway Group is Europe's #1 HR Industry Analyst. The Fosway 9-Grid™ provides a unique assessment of the principal learning and talent supply options available to organisations in EMEA. The analysis is based on extensive independent research and insights from Fosway's Corporate Research Network of over 250 organisations, including BP, HSBC, PwC, RBS, Sanofi, Shell and Vodafone.

Visit the Fosway website for more information on Fosway Group's research and services.

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Innovation Pack 14.19

Major updates for imc Learning Suite

Innovation Pack 14.19 improves user experience and enables course preview

January, 2024

The first Innovation Pack 2024 has it all: the imc Learning Suite has received far-reaching improvements that make life easier for users and administrators. In particular, the full course preview, which gives administrators and tutors a preview of exactly what learners will see, will delight many customers.

More changes at a glance:

  • The Generic Content Importer makes it easy to import learning content from external services.
  • As of this innovation pack, the imc Learning Suite can be connected to multiple Shopify shops.
  • Easier course management thanks to batch processing
  • The "Manage Employee Enrolment" page has been enhanced for course templates and learning paths, and now includes two new settings for cancelling learning paths.
  • Improved metadata for tiles
  • In the Learning Analytics module, administrators will see a new column in content-driven learning paths that shows progress in percentage terms.

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If you would like to learn more about Innovation Pack 14.19, please have a look here.

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Innovation Pack 14.18

Updates for imc Learning Suite: Improved on-the-job training and learning analytics as well as greater flexibility for certifications

With Innovation Pack 14.18, existing functions of the imc Learning Suite have been optimised. We have summarised the most important new features.

November, 2023

The latest update to the imc Learning Suite, Innovation Pack 14.18, includes some exciting improvements to existing functionality.

Highlights include updates to on-the-job training in courses that now support group work, greater flexibility in managing certifications and further improvements to the Learning Analytics module, including the ability to create reports directly within the LMS.

Encouraging collaboration through group learning

Previously, on-the-job training tasks within a course could only be completed individually. Each student had to complete their own tasks. With IP 14.18, tutors or trainers can organise participants into working groups to complete on-the-job activities as a team.

 

 

Certifications: More flexibility with tolerance periods

The certification module documents progress for approved certifications, for which the employee must achieve a minimum number of points or hours within a certain period of time. Previously, this period was fixed. Tolerance periods have now been introduced which allow the points and hours achieved to be moved to an earlier period. This provides the flexibility to recognise points and hours that the tutor was unable to accept until after the certification period, for example because the tutor was ill. Certification reports have also been improved.

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If you would like to learn more about Innovation Pack 14.18, please have a look here.

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2023 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems: imc achieves Strategic Challenger Position

Independent HR analyst, Fosway Group, has presented its latest study on learning systems. The imc Learning Suite is listed as a Strategic Challenger and demonstrates a high level of sophistication and scope.

Saarbruecken, February, 2023

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Europe’s leading HR analyst Fosway Group has published its latest study on learning systems. The imc AG is listed with their Learning Management System imc Learning Suite (ILS) as a Strategic Challenger for the first time.

According to Fosway Group, Strategic Challengers offer higher potential solutions, and have greater capabilities in terms of their depth and breadth than most other solutions in the market. These solutions are able to handle the complex needs of large, enterprise customers.

 

"The continued digital transformation of learning is being driven by rapidly evolving organisational requirements," said David Wilson, CEO, Fosway Group. "Congratulations to imc for moving into Strategic Challenger position on this year's Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems. This reflects the company’s focus on innovation to meet the changing needs of large, complex customers."

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Christian Wachter, Board Member imc

Christian Wachter, CEO of imc, is pleased with the top ranking:

"Being recognized as a Core Leader for Learning Systems in the Fosway 9-Grid™ with our LMS is of course another incentive.

The strategic enhancements in the areas of Learner Experience, User Generated Content and Learning Analytics will certainly help to improve the product's potential and continue on the path to becoming a Strategic Leader."

2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems

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Fosway's full report, including all survey figures and information, can be found here.

More information about Foway Group can be viewed here.

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More company success with Learning Analytics

Improve your company success with Learning Analytics

The new add-on for the imc Learning Suite allows to make the success of professional development measurable and visible. This has a direct impact on the success of the company.

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24.01.23

 

Making the success of continuing education visible and measurable has always been a concern for Learning and Development managers. Budget managers primarily see one thing: a high invest. However, how much training employees actually receive and to what extent it contributes to the company's goals and business success has been a matter of speculation until now.

This is exactly where the new Learning Analytics add-on for the imc Learning Suite comes in. Learning analytics applies logic and mathematics to learning data to gain insights that enable faster and better decisions to improve learning outcomes. In doing so, the add-on helps organisations measure the effectiveness of their training and development programmes. Through data-driven insights, leaders can identify skills gaps and understand how employees engage with learning materials.

This sound data can greatly assist in making decisions regarding a company's training strategy and can directly contribute to the company's success. It can also lead to better workplace performance, higher employee satisfaction and a better ROI on training investments.

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Read more about the Learning Analytics Add-on and the underlying technology here.

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imc is ranked as a Top 20 Company for Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Training Industry has selected imc for their list "2022 Learning Management Systems (LMS) Top 20 Company"

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18.08.2022

Training Industry, the most trusted source of information on the business of learning, has published the latest list of top vendors for learning management systmes (LMS). This annual list is designed to help buy-side organisations in their search for the right training partners. As only German company, imc made it on this year's list of "2022 Learning Management Systems (LMS) Top 20 Company".

 

Training Industry's goal with these list is to offer a better orientation on the LMS market. Besides a rising number of providers, tools are becoming more complex and more and more features are added. Therefore, the Training Industry continuously monitors the training marketplace, looking for the best providers of LMSs that offer a strong and diverse set of features and analytics.

The selection of this year’s Top LMS Companies List was based on the following criteria:

  • Breadth, quality and advancement of features, capabilities and analytics
  • Industry visibility, innovation and impact in the learning technologies training market
  • Client and user representation
  • Business performance and growth

“This year’s Top 20 LMS companies are evolving into a one-stop-shop for all learning technology-related needs. With a focus on program management and learner-focused capabilities, these companies are continuously advancing the learning technologies market,” said Jessica Schue, market research analyst at Training Industry, Inc. “Through innovative features such as artificial intelligence (AI), personalization, interactive content, analytics and more, these companies are able to provide learners and learning administrators with a fully equipped platform.”

Further information

All 2022 Top Learning Management System (LMS) Companies can be found here.

 

If you would like to find out more about our LMS, check here for further information about imc Learning Suite.

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Channels: Innovation Pack 14.13

Channels: Welcome to the age of self-directed learning

Innovation Pack 14.13 for the imc Learning Suite makes learning more self-determined than ever before

25.07.2022

Corporate learning and the learner's expectations are changing fundamentally. Learners no longer want to put up with dull face-to-face teaching and the cramming of theoretical knowledge. "Learning experience" is the keyword, and this means not only the appealing design of learning content and portals, but also a different kind of learning: personalised, informal and above all self-directed.

 

Therefore imc introduces a new  function which puts learning experience in the center: The Channels. Innovation Pack 14.13 for imc Learning Suite allows a totally new way of self-directed learning.

The new channels are topic-based containers that contain learning nuggets on the respective topics. Learners can subscribe to topics and are always kept up to date via email notifications when there is new content.

The look and feel are reminiscent of familiar platforms such as YouTube or Netflix, making it intuitive for all learners. When consuming a Learning Nugget, a playlist of content from the same channel is displayed at the edge of the screen so learners can quickly move to the next Learning Nugget.

 

Channels in the LMS

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If you would like to learn more about Innovation Pack 14.13, please have a look here.

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2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems: imc retains Core Leader position

Independent HR analyst, Fosway Group, has presented its latest study on learning systems. The imc Learning Suite maintains its position as a Core Leader for the fourth consecutive year.

Saarbruecken, February 17, 2022

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Fosway Group, Europe’s leading HR analyst, today published its latest study on learning systems. Once again, imc's Learning Management System is positioned as a Core Leader. The analysis reflects the steady growth and further development of the imc Learning Suite (ILS).

Core leaders are characterized by a very good track record in terms of business win rate, delivery to the customer and customer advocacy, according to Fosway Group.

 

David Wilson, Fosway Group CEO, commented, “imc continues to consolidate its position as a Core Leader in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems through product innovations including the development of a new authoring tool and headless LMS functionality. As its capability continues to grow so does its momentum in the market.”

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Christian Wachter, CEO of imc, is pleased with the top ranking:

"Being recognized as a Core Leader for Learning Systems in the Fosway 9-Grid™ with our LMS is of course another incentive. The strategic enhancements in the areas of Learner Experience, User Generated Content and Learning Analytics will certainly help to improve the product's potential and continue on the path to becoming a Strategic Leader."

2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems

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Fosway's full report, including all survey figures and information, can be found here.

More information about Foway Group can be viewed here.

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Innovation Pack 14.11

Updates incoming: Innovation Pack 14.11 for imc Learning Suite is now available

New year, new updates for imc Learning Suite! Especially administrators should be pleased with Innovation Pack 14.11. We shed some light on the most important updates.

19.01.2022

Simpler, more intuitive and time-saving: that was the goal we pursued with the new updates to our Learning Management System. Despite the increasing complexity of the system, user-friendliness must not suffer. That was the challenge.

 

Therefore, we have worked on several innovations to make life easier for course administrators in particular. Among other things, importing the learning history was simplified in IP 14.11, videos can now be embedded directly in news and booking confirmations can be adapted more quickly.

One special highlight within IP 14.11 is the simplified management of On-the-job-Trainings (OJT). A new filter- and sort mode allows mentors who handle many different learners to get a better overview of all OJTs and learners. The layout of the On-the-job training list has been improved both for learners and for mentors. Another highlight for learners in OJT modules is a print ready version of the OJT that can be saved as PDF or printed directly to serve as a certificate of achievement.

Another point we have worked on is self-registration within the LMS. Especially when an LMS is used to grant external access to certain e-learning content, self-registration is a good way. However, if registration forms are displayed on a website, there is a risk of bot attacks.

To prevent form entries by such bots, the imc Learning Suite now offers the option to integrate Friendly Captcha. The GDPR-compliant tool can be integrated via the configuration manager.

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If you would like to learn more about Innovation Pack 14.11, please have a look here.

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Innovation Pack 14.10

Innovation Pack 14.10 and a view into the future of learning management systems

The latest updates for the imc Learning Suite have arrived! Learn more about Innovation Pack 14.10 and get some insights into our plans for the future.

08.07.2021

It is already the second half of the year: Time for some imc Learning Suite updates! But we don’t just want to give you some details about Innovation Pack 14.10, we also want to share some insights into our vision for the imc Learning Suite (iLS) in the near future. 

But first, let's have a look at the new IP 14.10 features at a glance: 

  • 24/7 proctoring with Examity: Customers can now use Examity within the iLS around the clock. This leading proctoring service will be connected via API providing a seamless integration into the LMS. Examity is the first proctoring solution which fulfils common data privacy directives. 

 

  • Smoother User Experience with seamless Cisco WebEx integration: The imc Learning Suite will provide a WebEx Connector for seamless Cisco WebEx Meetings and from now on also online training within the LMS. 

 

  • Effortless On-the-job training management: Supervisors can now assign on-the-job training modules to their team via the My staff page. This new capability makes organising On-the-Job training even smoother, saving time whilst setting up training events and enabling more individualised task lists. 

What we are also working on...

There are two main topics, which we believe are crucial for the future of corporate learning: Learning Analytics and Learning Experience. These focus topics keep us busy these days and we're intensively working on them to present you with some more details as soon as possible. If you'd like to get a sneak peek in advance, have a look in the further details about IP 14.10.

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If you would like to learn more about Innovation Pack 14.10, please have a look here.

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