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SilkRoad Wins Silver in 2012 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards

SilkRoad's GreenLight Point Integration Honored as Best Advance in Learning Management Technology

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/27/12 -- SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software, has won a coveted Brandon Hall silver award for excellence in the Best Advance in Learning Management Technology category for the integration of its learning management software GreenLight® with the company's innovative new Point™ social talent management software. Companies of all sizes and from all industries use GreenLight to manage, track, and report employees' formal learning. The integration with Point allows companies to incorporate informal social learning elements into their programs as well, encouraging employees to share expertise across their organization while simultaneously helping management better understand what and who is driving their business.

"As the growing skills gap demonstrates, employee education is central to a company's ability to stay competitive and retain top talent," said Flip Filipowski, CEO of SilkRoad. "This groundbreaking integration of GreenLight and Point, as well as and partnerships with companies like Medcom Trainex, Inc. and Knowledge Advisors, allows us to meet our clients' evolving education needs in real time."

SilkRoad's GreenLight Point integration provides companies with:

  • Customizable compliance and certification management
  • Easy configuration for branded look-and-feel and global employee support
  • Powerful and flexible tools for creation and management of SCORM compliant learning content
  • Easy integration with your existing content purchased from content providers
  • Cost-saving ability to manage and integrate online and classroom training
  • Ease of use for employees, supervisors, and training administrators
  • Seamless integration of formal and social learning
  • Knowledge sharing across a distributed workforce through a mobile-enabled interface
  • Visibility for managers into their organizations' network of informal influencers and experts

"It is our honor to recognize this year's award winners, who exemplify the commitment to innovation and excellent that drives growth and over-the-top business results," said Mike Cooke, CEO of Brandon Hall Group.

The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group Sr. Analysts and Executive Leadership. A complete list of winners can be found here.

About SilkRoad
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software. Their passion for creating the finest employee experience drives everything they do. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite® is an integrated set of employer-branded TM/HCM solutions that power businesses with the latest Web 2.0 and social media innovations: OpenHire® for recruiting, RedCarpet® for onboarding and life events, WingSpan® for performance management, GreenLight® for learning management, Point™ and Eprise® for Social Collaboration and Content, and HeartBeat® for trusted HRMS. The Life Suite is ideally suited for businesses of every size because of its unique and open "start anywhere" architecture -- implement the complete suite or begin with one solution and add functionality as you need it. Either way, it's the fastest path to develop more productive and empowered employees who can rapidly boost business performance. Visit www.silkroad.com, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-336-201-5100.

About Brandon Hall Group
Having worked with more than 10,000 clients globally and after 20 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales Effectiveness, Marketing Impact, and Executive Management. (www.brandonhall.com)

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