Suddenly Smart Wins Bersin & Associates Learning Leaders Award

Suddenly Smart, a recognized leader in innovative e-learning, won a Bersin and Associates Learning Leaders award for its e-learning authoring tool, SmartBuilder. Bersin and Associates announced the award in Oakland, California.

SmartBuilder enables instructional designers to rapidly create truly effective e-learning including branching scenarios, serious games, powerful assessments and rich media, and it is the only robust e-learning authoring tool that does not require scripting. Its LCMS capabilities allow for collaborative development and rapid re-purposing of content.

“It is a great honor to be acknowledged by one of the most well-regarded research firms in the industry,” said Robert Penn, CEO of Suddenly Smart. “We look forward to remaining at the cutting-edge of e-learning with our award-winning authoring tool .”

The Bersin and Associates Learning Leaders Program recognizes organizations which have developed and implemented effective and efficient approaches to employee learning and development that has resulted in significant business improvement. Twenty six organizations hailing from the United States, Europe and Australia won 2008 Learning Leader Awards, including Sun Microsystems, Cisco, The Boeing Company and Suddenly Smart.

“The 2008 Learning Leaders represent the very best of enterprise learning with high impact on the business, which is especially important in this difficult economy,” said Josh Bersin, president of Bersin & Associates. “We found several themes in common among these organizations — a strong alignment with their most urgent business problems, a focus on collaboration and informal learning, and a priority on learning program adoption and change management. We believe that all training and development professionals can gain valuable insight from the Learning Leaders success stories.”

Awards were conferred for excellence in Operational Programs, Organizational Management, Leadership Development, Learning Initiatives, Technology and Vendor Innovation. Suddenly Smart won in the category of Vendor Innovation. The Bersin & Associates report, Learning Leaders 2008: Award Winners , is available now and provides an in-depth look at the best practices of the 26 winners. Click to download a complimentary copy.

About Suddenly Smart

Suddenly Smart has been providing e-learning solutions since 1999. Suddenly Smart serves dozens of large, medium and small companies as well as non-profit, academic and government institutions. “Smart” clients include Google, Red Hat, Qualcomm, Bristol-Myers Squibb, The Nature Conservancy, Northeastern University, and the US Army. Suddenly Smart’s e-learning authoring tool, SmartBuilder, empowers users to create highly effective training while significantly decreasing development times. For more information go to .