ELEARNINGFORCE International and Immersion Technology Services advance partnership to meet global demand.
ELEARNINGFORCE is excited to announce that an important step has been taken towards securing the North American market as strategic partner Immersion Technology Services (ITS) has acquired a stake in ELEARNINGFORCE International. Along with this purchase ITS will be moving all of its Learning Management operations under the brand ELEARNINGFORCE Americas, while Identity Management and Migration services will continue to fall under the ITS brand.
‘Making the move from strategic partner to co-owners was an easy decision for us’ said Chris Ostler, CEO, ITS. ‘The SharePoint LMS has matured from an on-premises-only solution to one that is available in the cloud, on-premises or, the recently released hybrid model, now collectively known as LMS365. A significant number of commercial business are either introducing online learning for the first time or upgrading their legacy solution. With the LMS365 Cloud-solution running in Office 365, deployment has become a same day service. Additionally, LMS365 fits seamlessly into the Office 365 education solutions. The future of online learning management is LMS365 and we are excited to now be a part of ELEARNINGFORCE.’
Since first joining forces the partnership with Immersion Technology Services has flourished – from the beginning ITS showed great interest and dedication towards LMS365 and quickly became a strategic partner in North America.
‘When we started working with ITS back in 2008 we immediately recognized that they were more than just your traditional partner,’ said Bjarne Mortensen, CEO, ELEARNINGFORCE International. ‘The ITS team has gone over and above what you would expect in a partnership and it is only a natural progression of our relationship that they would become a central part of the ELEARNINGFORCE strategy for North America. We are extremely pleased to have ITS onboard as a co-owner as ELEARNINGFORCE Americas.’
With an estimated growth of 180% in the LMS market by 2020 both companies see significant potential. Due to the new acquisition ELEARNINGFORCE can provide local representative to customers which will make it easier to gain a stronger foothold in the US market and is expected to help expand the LMS365 business.
About Immersion Technology Services
Immersion Technology Services (ITS) creates Business Infrastructure Transformation solutions for its clients. A Microsoft Gold partner, the company provides expert consulting and professional services in three different segments: Learning Management (LMS365), Identity governance and administration (IGA), and Migrations. ITS operates as ELEARNINGFORCE Americas for its LMS365 learning management solutions, while IGA and Migration services are provided under the Immersion Technology Services brand. ITS customers include leaders in the in commercial, government and military space. ITS is headquartered in Edgewater, Maryland with operations throughout the US & Canada. For more about Immersion Technology Services visit the company’s website.
About ELEARNINGFORCE International
ELEARNINGFORCE products bring effective learning management to SharePoint ® and Office 365 ®. LMS365 blends seamlessly with any established SharePoint ® infrastructure, eliminating complex integration, time consuming development, and unwanted complexity. Learners intuitively access learning plans, courses, personal progress reports, certificates, and more – from anywhere within the daily SharePoint business process. ELEARNINGFORCE International started in 2003 and has now 4+ million users in more than 40 countries worldwide.ELEARNINGFORCE is a Microsoft Strategic World Wide and Gold Partner.