Informa Selects Xyleme LCMS as they Converge Learning and Enterprise Content Management

Xyleme-Documentum integration creates single-source environment for Informa’s print-based learning, e-learning, and knowledge portals.

Xyleme-Documentum integration creates single source environment for Informa’s print-based learning, e-learning and knowledge portals                  

Boulder, CO; July 30, 2008: Xyleme® Inc., the leading provider of 100% XML, SCORM 2004 certified learning content management solutions announced today that Informa plc has selected Xyleme LCMS for single source content development and multi-channel publishing of training content in several of its performance improvement companies. The recently completed proof-of-concept phase saw successful integration with Documentum eRoom and digital asset management technologies resulting in a single, seamless environment for collaboration, storage and advanced reusability across products, brands and business units.

As the provider of 2,500 subscription-based products, 45,000 books, 12,000 events and the parent of several well-known performance improvement companies, Informa needed to remedy production delays and quality issues encountered when trying to deliver localized training and customized courses to their global clients. The company selected Xyleme LCMS to create granular XML based-content and repurpose it based on the unique requirements and variables of each of their brands. Informa will also use Xyleme LCMS to simultaneously publish this content as lesson plans, student guides, e-learning, synchronized PowerPoint and other formats.

“One of the most significant contributions of the new system is the movement toward non-linear product development,” commented Bob Hecht, Vice President of Content Strategies at Informa. “Xyleme LCMS enables us to independently create and review course sections, mix and match modules for easy customization and publish courses on-demand worldwide, significantly decreasing our overall product development time.”

“We are seeing a fundamental shift in the market towards an integrated learning and enterprise content management strategy,” stated Mark Hellinger, President and CEO of Xyleme. “Global industry leaders like Informa recognize the need to eliminate these training silos so that valuable learning content may be better leveraged and more efficiently managed across the entire enterprise.”

About Xyleme

Xyleme, Inc. is the leader in standards-based learning content management solutions that enable single-source publishing of training content. Xyleme is 100% XML-based to create massive efficiencies through modularity and reuse. With Xyleme, organizations improve collaboration in content development, reduce time-to-market for customized training and minimize the cost of supporting blended learning. Visit www.xyleme.com.

About Informa

Informa plc is the largest publicly-owned organiser of conferences and courses in the world with an output of over 10,000 events annually. Informa publishes over 2,000 subscription-based information services including academic journals, real-time news and structured databases of commercial intelligence. Informa's book business has more than 40,000 academic and business titles in print. Informa's products are founded on high value content in a wide variety of subject areas. These range from the arts and humanities through social sciences to physical science and technology; from the professional domains of finance and the law through to commercial fields such as telecommunications, maritime trade, energy, commodities, and agriculture. Visit www.informa.com.

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