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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

Fosway Badge Strategic Challenger 2023

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.

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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 receives eLearning Award for “Adaptive Learning”

The eLearning Journal has awarded imc with the eLearning Award 2023 in the category "adaptive learning". From more than 300 submissions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the jury of the eLearning Journal awards innovative projects with showcase character in more than 50 categories.

Saarbruecken, January 2023

In the category "adaptive learning", the "Digit@l Fitness Check" was awarded, which imc developed together with a German car manufacturer to motivate and empower all employees to participate and actively shape the digital transformation.

 

The Digit@l Fitness Check is a responsive, quiz-based digital learning module with the aim of arousing interest, motivating, imparting basic knowledge on topics of digitization and providing individual orientation on which learning opportunities are most relevant for an employee. To this end, the learning module uses a specially developed scoring system that provides learners with individual learning recommendations based on their answers. In this way, users can receive targeted and individualized training in line with their learning needs.

 

Since the training is aimed at all employees, the prior knowledge of the learners varies greatly. One of the challenges for the experts was therefore to anticipate and compensate for the possible overload with the large selection of offers. "The feedback shows that the learners are enthusiastic about the novel form of knowledge preparation," explains Sven R. Becker, Board Member of imc. "The deliberately provocative implementation of a „Fitness Challenge“ fits very well with the client's corporate culture and was particularly well received by younger target groups."

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For the 13th time, the eLearning Journal 2022 jury will present the eLearning AWARD. With over 300 project submissions, the interest in the eLearning AWARD was unbroken. In the end, state-of-the-art projects prevailed in 50 categories. If you would like to learn more about the awards, please take a look here.

 

Read everything about this award winning project here.

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WirtschaftsWoche honors imc as best e-learning provider for the third time in a row

The German magazine WirtschaftsWoche has published a ranking of digi-tal education providers. In first place among the best e-learning providers once again: imc Learning.

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Saarbruecken, October 2022

With the ranking "Best Digital Education Providers", the German magazine "WirtschaftsWoche" is once again dedicated to the digital education market in Germany this year. In the category "e-learning providers", imc once again achieved 1st place.

Christian Wachter, spokesman for imc's board, is delighted about the renewed award and states: "Digital education and further training have gained enormously in importance in recent years. The shortage of skilled workers, which affects almost all industries, as well as the requirements for companies and organizations in the New Work context will continue to increase the demand for high-quality digital training solutions in the coming years.

We will therefore continue to invest in product innovations in order to continue to support our customers as a reliable partner with the latest technology and state-of-the-art content solutions in the future."

For the ranking, market research institute ServiceValue obtained more than 10,000 user assessments of 111 providers.

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Further information and the entire ranking can be found in the WirtschaftsWoche article.

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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.”

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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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imc from Saarbruecken Receives Strong Rating as 'Strategic Challenger' in Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning

The 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning evaluates providers of digital learning content. imc was able to improve its rating in digital learning for the fourth time in a row. This means that imc has accelerated its trajectory as a Strategic Challenger.

Saarbruecken, March 31, 2022

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Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, has published its latest analysis of the Digital Learning market. The content solutions from imc were able to secure an even better place than last year. The Saarbruecken-based company thus continues to expand its positioning in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for the fourth year in a row.

 

For the second time, imc's learning content is ranked in the Strategic Challenger category. According to Fosway Group, Strategic Challengers offer solutions that cover a broader range of services than most other providers included in the 9-Grid™. Strategic challengers are also solid and reliable partners in the digital learning field.

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Falk Hegewald, Director Content, imc

Falk Hegewald, Director Content at imc, is extremely pleased about the immense improvement:

 

"The significant jump in the ranking reflects our impressive development over the last few years and strengthens us in our mission: to inspire and engage our customers and together create innovative learning experiences for people worldwide. This applies to our customized projects with customers such as Jägermeister, Vodafone or Porsche as well as to new learning worlds from our own product portfolio such as "Cyber Crime Time".

“As a Strategic Challenger in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™️ for Digital Learning, imc has developed a track record for learning design, learning solutions and services that help organisations transform their learning approach,” said David Wilson, CEO, Fosway Group.  “The Meister Academy is a great example of how imc bridges creativity, brand and global blended learning.”

2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning

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Gold in Asia for best Learning Management System

The imc team in Asia was awarded Gold for the category of the best Learning Management System at the HRM Asia Readers' Choice Awards. The award recognised the local presence and expertise of imc Asia

02. December 2021

imc wins gold in Asia for the second time in a row! On November 19, the HRM Asia Readers' Choice Awards took place, where the winners in 16 categories were announced online at the HR Tech Festival Asia, which featured HR technology solution providers and industry partners. The judges especially recognised solutions and providers that support the HR community in Asia to navigate this new era of HR and the workplace.

 

imc Asia proudly accepted the Gold award for the Best Learning Management System at the annual event.

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Ivana Lee, imc’s Managing Director Asia, said:

 

“We are delighted to receive this award. Especially in Asia, it is so important to be known for high-quality solutions.

With our German technology and the ability to translate our knowledge to the needs of the Asian market, I am very proud of our team, strategic partners, and the work we have done to serve our customers.

We will continue to strengthen our presence here.”

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The HRM Asia Readers’ Choice Awards are presented each year to bring together the entire ecosystem of service providers to this complex industry for one day every year and offers recognition for the best of the best of industry partners and solution providers: consultants, recruiters, technology providers, relocation experts, trainers and coaches, and more.

Learn more about HRM Asia Awards.

 

Want to know more about our award-winning LMS? Then check here for further information about imc Learning Suite.

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Leading German business magazine honors imc as best e-learning provider for the second time in a row

Following an independent customer survey, the German magazine WirtschaftsWoche has published a ranking of digital education providers. Once again in first place among the best e-learning providers: imc.

Saarbruecken, October 28, 2021

With the ranking "Best Digital Education Providers", the German magazine "WirtschaftsWoche" is once again dedicated to the digital education market in Germany. In the category "e-learning providers", imc once again achieved 1st place.

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Christian Wachter, CEO imc

Christian Wachter, spokesman for imc's board, is delighted with the award and explains: "Our high level of customer orientation and continuous investment in product innovations are the success factors for this renewed award. To take first place two years in a row is of course a great motivation to continue claiming the top spot for ourselves in the future.

In addition, this first place is also an important signal to all research partners with whom we collaborate on nationwide research projects, that we are the right partner and are driving these initiatives with proven expertise."

For the ranking, market research institute ServiceValue gathered more than 12,000 user reviews from 132 providers and selected the best providers. The rating was determined by an independent satisfaction survey of customers. There were at least 35 ratings for each of the providers listed.

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More information and the whole ranking in the WirtschaftsWoche (German only) you find here.

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imc presents the awareness game 'Cyber Crime Time'

How a hacker views IT security: imc presents the awareness game Cyber Crime Time

Cyber Crime Time is a serious game that lets the learner slip into the role of a hacker, learn the most common cyber-attacks first hand, while understanding how to best protect themselves from them.

Saarbruecken, 06 September 2021

As of today, imc – the leading provider for digital training and professional development – is offering the new awareness game Cyber Crime Time. The game can be played free of charge for personal use.

Mobile data, free internet access and remote work make us flexible – and a target for attacks. Many employees know little about IT security, and often become victims of cyber-attacks unbeknownst to them.

 

Creating awareness of cyber criminality is key for memorable training. That is why imc developed an awareness game: to help learners grasp the issue while motivating them to dive deeper into IT security. Cyber Crime Time lets the learner slip into the role of a hacker. Step by step, they learn the most common cyber-attacks first hand. The learner – or hacker – gradually adds to their 'hacker toolkit' to obtain secret information through the employees of a fictional company.

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Sven R. Becker, Board Member, imc

“Protecting a company against cyber-attacks needs more than technical measures. The ‘human factor’ is one of the most important components of a successful IT security system,” explains Sven R. Becker, Member of the Executive Board at imc. “It is therefore key to sensitise each employee for the importance of IT security – and the most effective way to achieve that is by turning it into a game, letting the learner experience scenarios they can recognise in an immersive environment.”

Cyber Crime Time can be integrated into any Learning Management System (LMS) and added to the corporate standard training package. A personal hacker experience is also possible without LMS integration: The online version can be played on any device and is free of charge for personal use on a single-user licence.

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