San Diego, CA, June 08, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- KESDEE Inc., the leading provider of Financial e-learning courses announced today that Western Asset Management, a leading fixed income manager, has deployed KESDEE’s e-learning courses through the GeoExpress Learning Management Suite (LMS) to deliver and manage company-wide training.
Western Asset Management's rapid international business expansion created the need for comprehensive and rapid employee development opportunities. Faced with this challenge, Western Asset Management turned to GeoLearning's GeoExpress LMS and KESDEE's financial learning content to deliver and administer training programs for its international team.
"Starting a corporate university 'from the ground up' is a challenge for any organization," said Steve Rue, Head of Training and Organizational Development for Western Asset Management. "But GeoLearning and KESDEE have a lock-solid integration that enabled us to assemble a best-of-breed solution. Their strong partnership helped make our new company-wide learning initiative a real success."
All KESDEE’s 500 e-learning courses are bundled and repackaged to create core and elective curriculum paths to different target audiences. This is in line with concepts of “Just enough” and “Just for you”. KESDEE’s e-learning courses are “conceptually sound, yet practical”, contains world class content within the context of actual case studies, and incorporate “Learn-by-Doing” approach through 500 simulations/financial calculators.
As part of customization, update and quality assurance of KESDEE’s e-learning courses, two members of the Global Subject Matter Experts network of KESDEE worked on-site at KESDEE Development center in Bangalore, India prior to deployment at Western Asset Management.
Western Asset Management's GeoExpress implementation leverages several of the platform's configurable features, including GeoLearning's Dynamic Reporting Engine to transform raw LMS data into actionable analysis and meaningful measurements and the Web-based Class & Event Scheduler to manage traditional and Web-based instructor-led training.
GeoLearning, Inc., is the leading provider of Managed Learning Services and hosted learning and performance platforms.
GeoLearning will also provide Internet hosting, security and maintenance services, as well as Help Desk support for Western Asset administrators and employees as part of the managed learning services contract.
GeoLearning's award-winning Software as a Service (SaaS) model means the GeoExpress platform is delivered entirely over the Internet, eliminating all the headaches, hassles and risks associated with traditional hardware and software implementations. The Internet-hosted learning management platform enables organizations to capture, create, manage and share knowledge to improve workforce productivity, accelerate critical business processes, and drive organizational performance. The system centralizes and automates the entire learning management process, making the administration of enterprise learning and development both effective and efficient.
About KESDEE, Inc.
KESDEE provides end-to-end e-learning solutions covering all facets-technology, content and services-for knowledge management and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) initiatives. KESDEE's focus is on providing turnkey solutions for knowledge management to the financial services industry. The company's off-the-shelf solution portfolio, the world's largest suite of financial e-learning, consists of 500 accredited e-learning courses in Banking, Finance, Accounting, Insurance and Risk Management. The courses consist of approximately 1,500 hours of learning. These products serve both as ready reference material and as a learning tool, and can be customized to meet organizations' needs in terms of look-and-feel, content and technology. For more information visit www.kesdee.com.
KESDEE is headquartered in San Diego, California, with a state-of-the-art development center in Bangalore, India.
About Western Asset Management
Western Asset is one of the world's premier fixed income managers. With offices in Pasadena, New York, London, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sao Paulo, the company offers clients a full range of local and cross-border fixed income products. By devoting all of its resources to fixed income, Western Asset can provide a full commitment to clients in every area. This focused approach has generated superior returns in products with a variety of risk disciplines. Western Asset's long performance track record and global presence has positioned the company to continue its commitment to excellence in fixed income investment management and client service. For more information visit www.westernasset.com.
About GeoLearning, Inc.
GeoLearning is the leading provider of Managed Learning Services and hosted learning and performance technology. The company's products and services are used by corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations to manage human capital development, accelerate critical business processes and drive organizational performance. GeoLearning's Software as a Service model means there is no hardware or software for clients to install. As a result, the company's Web-based GeoMaestro and GeoExpress learning management platforms can be deployed quickly, allowing clients to efficiently manage enterprise-wide learning, development and knowledge acquisition. Additional information is available at www.geolearning.com.