Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire (USA), Skillsoft was founded and registered in 1989 in Ireland. It is a company that provides e-learning and performance support solutions for companies of any size and for government organizations.
By the end of 2012, the company had over 5,000 customers and more than 13 million end users in 60+ countries. The company has a wealth library of courses, books and videos that have been developed by experts. It also offers different types of consulting and technical services, including planning and program management, customer and technical support.
Its solutions are designed to keep users involved in their training and performance support to achieving their business goals. Since 2008, it has invested an annual average of $40-50 million in Research and Development. The company’s portfolio includes the prepackaged learning portals (KnowledgeCenters), Multi-Modal Learning Solutions (SkillChoice), virtual classroom for on-demand sessions (SkillSoft Dialogue), Business Collection of titles and simulations (Skills Courseware) and its recognized LMS (SkillPort).
The cloud based solution, SkillPort, which was on version 8 in April 2013, is used by 7+ million users and 2,300 organizations. It offers curriculum planning with the flexibility to organize the content according to the needs and several personalized options. The platform is available in 10 languages including English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese and Russian. It enables to blend multiple learning modalities with easy-to-use features and a simple-to-navigate user interfaces.
The user can easily search (with the help of filters) for courses, books, videos, portals, Live Events, simulations, even classroom training sessions. Administrators can also make bulk updates, track evaluations or run reports to monitor activities. Moreover, the platform can be accessed and content can be launched from tablets or mobile devices. The system can be hosted by Skillsoft or installed behind the firewall of the client.
Some of the latest awards the company has received are:
- 2012 Top 20 Content Development Companies & Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies by TrainingIndustry.com
- 2011 Excellence in Technology Awards Learning Management
- 2011 Best of Elearning! in the categories ‘Best IT Content’ and ‘Best Social Learning Tool’
On the last quarter of 2002, SmartForce (formerly CBT Systems) merged with Skillsoft Corporation and became known as Skillsoft PLC. On mid 2007, Skillsoft PLC acquired NETg but in 2010, it was acquired by SSI Investments III Limited. The company now has 300+ partners categorized according to their cooperation. However, some of the recognized companies that work with them are CISCO, Global Knowledge, Cornerstone, Kenexa, Moodle, Oracle, Saba, Sum Total Systems, and Success Factors.
Skillsoft Ireland Limited
107 Northeastern Blvd.
Nashua, New Hampshire 03062
Tel: +1 603 324 3000 or +1 877 545 5763