McLean & Company Predicts Learning Management Systems Market Shift

McLean & Company’s Learning Management Systems Vendor Landscape report lists Mzinga and SilkRoad as champions in the highly competitive and evolving market.

London, ON, May 16, 20 – McLean & Company’s recently released Learning Management Systems (LMS) Vendor Landscape report lists Mzinga and SilkRoad Technologies as Champions in the market.  According to the report the LMS market is undergoing a period of flux.  Many pure play LMS vendors are being acquired by larger vendors looking to beef up their talent management suites as they recognize that vendors which offer LMS as part of a larger talent management module are at a competitive advantage moving forward.

“We can already see a shift. Vendors in the LMS market are realizing they can’t take a blanket approach. In order to play in this market they need to offer functionality that addresses the unique business needs of their target customers,” said Terra Aartsen, Research Analyst for McLean & Company.  “With over 400 LMS vendors in the market, it is imperative that vendors differentiate themselves or they don’t stand a chance.”

Out of this large market, McLean & Company highlights 10 of the vendors they feel top the list.  Many fell into the Innovator or Market Pillar categories with only two vendors pulling away from the pack to achieve Champion status in the report.

Mzinga’s strong social collaboration functionality has helped them to create a name for themselves in the market and contributed to their Champion ranking.  McLean & Company projects  170% increase in LMS social collaboration usage over the next year, which is driving Mzinga’s market success.

SilkRoad offers LMS as a piece to its larger Talent Management Suite.  SilkRoad’s ability to provide a scalable platform with strong integration and development options, along with its overall vendor strength, make SilkRoad a market Champion.

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Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

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