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Totara Learning Awards 2015 - winners announced

Brighton, UK, January 1, 2016 -- The Totara Learning Awards 2015 recognise the expertise, performance and outstanding projects from across our global partner network. This year has been more tightly fought than ever. We have seen the significant mutual benefits that arrive where partnerships within our network are actively engaged, with regular open communication, a commitment to collaboration and support of the Totara brand, extending our market reach and opening fresh opportunity for the whole community.

We'd like to extend our congratulations to those partners who will be receiving a specially crafted Totara award made in Wellington, New Zealand using genuine Totara wood and paua shell.

The Totara Awards 2015 were incredibly competitive, illustrative of the wide impact Totara Partners are making in the learning technologies marketplace throughout the world. The winning entries this year are as follows:

  1. 2015 Best Totara Project - Education & Training
    Berlitz - Mind Click
    Mind Click’s implementation of Totara LMS saves Berlitz £80,000 a year on training. Mind Click customised Totara LMS’s reporting engine to save a significant amount of time on manipulating data for one of the world’s leading language learning providers.
     
  2. 2015 Best Totara Project - Finance & Insurance
    Afore XXI Banorte - Aura Interactiva
    Aura Interactiva’s innovative solution enabled efficient certification to support Afore XXI Banorte’s compliance programme. Using Totara LMS helped Afore XXI Banorte cut operational costs by 50%, achieve 100% nationwide training coverage and 100% completion for their mandatory CONSAR programme.
     
  3. 2015 Best Totara Project - Government
    Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment - Kineo Pacific
    Combining four separate government agencies is no mean feat, but Kineo Pacific, with the help of Catalyst, helped the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment create a single LMS for the new department quickly and painlessly. This is a great example of Totara Partners collaborating within the network to deliver great service to a client.  
     
  4. 2015 Best Totara Project - Healthcare
    NHS - Think Associates
    Think Associates have been leading the way with their pioneering work in the NHS, saving £120,000 for East Lancashire Hospitals and managing an impressive six-week Totara LMS implementation for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
     
  5. 2015 Best Totara Project - Hospitality & Travel
    Jurys Inn - Learning Pool
    Learning Pool’s implementation of Totara LMS for Jurys Inn has improved staff retention by 38% in a notoriously high-churn industry, and reduced face-to-face training by 32% a year for a more efficient, cost-effective training process, with excellent feedback from across the organisation.
     
  6. 2015 Best Totara Project - Business Services
    Kia Motors - Xtractor
    Xtractor’s Totara LMS for Kia Motors reaches 8,500 employees across Sweden. Managers now have full control over employees’ learning, with a custom solution designed to enable easy enrolment in blended learning to cut time wasted on course administration.
     
  7. 2015 Best Totara Project - Manufacturing
    Axeda - Envisiontel
    Envisiontel’s speedy solution allows Axeda to segment their audiences for different programmes, delivering targeted learning and a seamless experience. The flipped classroom model has also doubled enrolments on the new system.
     
  8. 2015 Best Totara Project - Not for Profit
    American Cancer Society - Kineo USA
    Kineo USA’s Totara LMS has attracted ‘over-the-top positive’ feedback from over three million volunteers at the American Cancer Society, with a clean, fully branded LMS to deliver a user-friendly blended programme.
     
  9. 2015 Best Totara Project - Retail
    Samsung - City & Guilds Kineo
    Samsung’s course completions increased by an amazing 181% thanks to City & Guilds Kineo’s multi-device Totara LMS, with a 42% increase in active users on the platform, making this a great example of how Totara LMS can be used to boost learner engagement in the retail sector.
     
  10. 2015 Best Totara Project - Sport & Lifestyle
    ACE - Synegen
    Synegen got ACE’s Totara LMS up and running within just four months, and is already helping them drive recertification revenues. This LMS offers a seamless, flexible experience for administrators and audiences alike, and has led to significant cost savings over proprietary alternatives.
     
  11. 2015 Best Totara Project - Technology & Media
    Sky - Mind Click
    Mind Click implemented an impressive Totara LMS solution supporting over 25,000 learners following Sky’s BYOD strategy, reaching typically hard-to-access learners with a robust, fully branded and highly engaging learning platform.
     
  12. 2015 Top Seller - Asia Pacific
    Androgogic
    Totara Learning and Androgogic have forged a strong partnership in the Asia Pacific region. The technical strength of the Androgogic team has led to some significant and innovative implementations within the health and public sectors in particular, helping establish Totara LMS and Totara Social as learning platforms of choice in the region.
     
  13. 2015 Top Seller - Americas
    Lambda Solutions
    Totara is making real inroads into the Americas region and Lambda have continued to lead the charge throughout 2015 in growing the subscriber customer base. They placed a strong focus on the healthcare and hospitality sectors and have secured some top tier customers as a result.
     
  14. 2015 Global Top Seller of the Year
    Synergy Learning
    This was a tightly contested award this year with several partners achieving excellent sales within their chosen markets. With a photo finish at the closing days of the year, a late surge of subscriptions from Synergy Learning, building on a consistently successful sales rate throughout the year, secured the overall Global Top Seller position, including being top seller in the EMEA region. Congratulations to the Synergy Learning team who are well positioned to continue rapidly growing their Totara customer base in 2016.
     
  15. 2015 Open Source Contributor of the Year
    Learning Pool
    Learning Pool’s proactive approach to collaborative partnership has helped guide and develop the Totara LMS feature set, in particular the upcoming Seminar module for v9.0. Collaboration is often hard work but the benefits are better utilisation of resources, avoiding duplication of effort and improved outcomes for our collective customers. Learning Pool demonstrates what can be achieved through open communication, sharing of innovative ideas and a dedication to growing Totara’s presence and customer base.
     
  16. 2015 Global Partner of the Year
    Learning Pool
    The Global Partner of the Year Award recognises a combination of sales growth, customer retention, administrative processes, collaboration and marketing such as the contribution of case studies, website promotion and trade events. In short, all the attributes of good highly productive partnership. Learning Pool set the benchmark in a number of areas and are deserved winners of the Global Partner of the Year.

We wish our Totara Partners continued success in extending the Totara community and our collective market share in 2016.

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