Fosway Study: imc Learning once again recognized as a 'Strategic Challenger' in the 2023 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning
The Fosway 9-Grid™ 2023 for Digital Learning evaluates providers of digital learning content. imc consolidates its position as a Strategic Challenger.
Saarbruecken, March 2023
Fosway Group, Europe's #1 HR industry analyst, has published its latest analysis of the Digital Learning market, the 2023 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning. Once again, imc's recognition as a Strategic Challenger confirms its strong positioning in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for the fifth year in a row.
According to Fosway, Strategic Challengers offer solutions that cover a broader range of services and are solid and reliable partners in digital learning solutions.
Sven R. Becker, member of the imc Executive Board, is pleased with the strong positioning in the ranking:
"Having already been named a Strategic Challenger for our Learning Management System (LMS) in February, the content provider ranking now also confirms our course. As a full-service provider, we strive for the best possible quality in all areas to ensure comprehensive customer support at the highest level.
So, we are naturally delighted that we are the only provider to be named twice in the Strategic Challenger zone by Fosway Group analysts - for both our learning platform and our individual learning solutions."
Becker announces that imc will increasingly act as a strategic partner for its customers in the future: "We see this recognition as confirmation of our efforts to provide holistic support for our customers. That's why this year we will also continue to expand the service of our custom learning unit in the area of strategy and expand our portfolio."
“Fosway research shows that partnering with vendors is an important part of digital learning success,” said David Wilson, CEO, Fosway Group. “imc’s customer orientation and strong partnering has helped clients deliver significant impact, helping consolidate its position as a Strategic Challenger on the 2023 9-Grid™for Digital Learning.
2023 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning
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.
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And the winner is... Platinum for imc AG at LearnX Awards!
At this year’s LearnX Awards in Melbourne, Australia, imc AG was again awarded with a Platinum Award. Each year the international LearnX Awards uncover incredible projects and solutions that deliver best practice and business value. imc could after 2019 again win the highest possible accolade in the category Best Design Thinking Talent Strategy.
Melbourne, 17, September 2020: Improving the onboarding process and making sure new hires are quickly committed to the organisation: That was the objective of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) of Victorian Government.
Nick Petch, Head of Learning and Design Strategy at imc explains: “What we created is a responsive framework design featuring an innovative chatbot approach we call "conversational learning".
The framework combines instructional design, visual design and development with strategic work.
The content of the mobile application consists of real-life examples of how employees shall contribute positively to society as part of their induction programme. The experience they get from this project will give them the insights of how society, the main purpose of DHHS, views their organisation and how the new employees will find valuable inputs to improve DHHS work culture and impact to the community.
We are extremly happy and honoured of the award, as this project and the cooperation with the customer was an incredible experience.”
Microsoft Teams integration for imc Learning Suite now available
Virtual collaboration and learning become easier with the
Innovation Pack 14.5
With more than 75 million daily users, Microsoft Teams is one of the most popular tools for virtual teamwork and video conferencing worldwide. The tool can be seamlessly integrated into the infrastructure of Microsoft Office applications - and now also into the Learning Management System (LMS) of imc AG. With this combination of learning and collaboration platform, companies elevate their Modern Workplace to the next level.
Integrating learning into the everyday life of the employees and making it as uncomplicated as possible: this is the challenge facing many LnD professionals. The seamless connection of the two systems now enables learning in the app that employees use all the time anyway to exchange information with colleagues, working together on projects or holding virtual meetings. "The imc Learning Suite will thus become even more flexible, effective and an integral part of a modern, digital workplace for all users," says Christian Wachter, CEO of imc, delighted with the new feature of the Innovation Pack 14.5.
Furthermore, the integration simplifies the collaboration. Amongst other things, learners can exchange and support each other directly in teams, for example, about course content, recommend or curate learning content.
Integrate LinkedIn into imc Learning Suite
LinkedIn Learning is one of the largest online providers of professional development. More than 15.000 courses on business, technology and creativity from proven experts are available in its e-learning platform. Now it is possible to integrate LinkedIn Learning into imc Learning Suite.
After the implementation of a Learning Management System, the procurement of learning content is the next big step towards a digital learning strategy. However, creating high-quality courses takes time from experts who often have no experience in creating online learning content. A sensible solution is, as far as possible, to use learning content from external providers. But accessing different platforms for corporate learning often creates confusing learning scenarios and makes learning management more difficult.
Therefore we have worked on a simpler solution and now provide an interface between imc Learning Suite and LinkedIn Learning. Now, our customers can easily integrate the high-quality and diverse LinkedIn Learning offers directly into their blended learning strategy via the imc Learning Suite.
When content library providers such as LinkedIn Learning are integrated into learning management systems, all content isusually loaded into the system in catalog structures. In the initial application scenarios with customers, we have evaluated that this amount of content is often too confusing and reduce userfriendliness. In addition to the desire for an extensive library, another was created: support in selection and the possibilityof integrating content into existing company-relevant learning scenarios.
On the basis of these findings, the integration of LinkedinLearning was realised via an efficient search function with import function, which, in addition to providing content via catalogues, also allows the integration into all conceivable learning management scenarios.
imc is a Core Leader in 2020 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems
The latest report in January 2020 of Fosway Group identified imc as a Core Leader for Learning System. imc was also announced as a Core Challenger in Digital Learning and is in total the best European full-service provider in digital learning.
The leading e-learning provider, imc AG, announced its position as a Core Leader for Learning System in Fosway 9-Grid™.
Furthermore, imc was also recognized as a Core Challenger in Digital Learning. This achievement cemented imc’s mission to be an excellent partner in Learning Management Systems and tailor-made content solutions. Only limited number of companies manage to handle both fields on a high level and can be recognized as full-service provider for digital learning.
Christian Wachter, CEO of imc declares: “We are very honoured to have a high position in both categories. Our strategy of holistic and individual learning journeys is very important, not only for the European market, but also in the international platform and for our target markets in Asia Pacific region. We are proud to position ourselves among the best competitors all over the world.”
The Fosway 9-Grid™is a five-dimensional model that can be used to understand the relative position of solutions and providers in a particular learning and talent systems market. Solutions are evaluated based on their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Future Trajectories across the market.
More about Fosway 9-Grid™.