Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a provider of learning and knowledge management systems, announced the launch of a new version of its flagship learning management system (LMS), Meridian Global LMS 2011.2.2.
Meridian Global LMS integrates learning content management, workforce analytics, knowledge management and competency modeling in one learning management system (LMS). The new learning management system is enhanced with features such as a mobile capability, new content access capabilities and reporting functions to help employers mold the product to the way their training department and employees conduct business.
The mobile capability tailors the pages of the LMS for a user's smartphone browser as well as on-the-fly reporting, enabling the delivery of whatever data an employer needs for analyzing learning.
"Employers who buy enterprise learning management systems very often have to reengineer their business processes to match LMS functionality," said Vinay Nilakantan, director of product development and research for Visit Meridian, in a statement. "Our philosophy at Meridian has always been to support the integrity of an organization's processes through our product suite."
With new content access capabilities, the new platform-agnostic mobile profile serves up e-learning, transcripts and other features of the Meridian Global LMS optimized for a smartphone. Administrators can choose when to deliver content in the Meridian LMS, its mobile profile or both. It also offers an enhanced function for predicting what terms a user might want when searching for training records, courses, or transcripts.
The new reporting features map to a customer’s processes. The report builder changes the way training industry has had to handle reporting. With its reporting interface, LMS administrators no longer have to depend on the vendor to develop custom reports for their specific needs; Meridian has put that power into the hands of the administrators.
"We tested the new reporting features, and they did let us shape the Meridian LMS to our business requirements," said Scott Keit, training systems manager for Motorola (News - Alert) Solutions. "We were able to collect training data that we wanted to report on and generate those reports in a format of our choosing."
In addition to the new mobile and reporting features, Meridian LMS also delivers versioning of content, digital signatures, audit trails, and password configurability that comply with Title 21 CFR Part 11. With these enhancements, Meridian LMS has become an option for medical device manufacturers, drug makers, and biotech companies, among others, that require an LMS to put in place controls for the delivery, audit and verification of training.
In a recent development in the knowledge management industry, CDISC and the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking (IMI) signed an agreement to work towards enhancing the use of knowledge management and information gathered in order to develop safer, more effective innovative medicines for patients.
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Edited by Rich Steeves