Partnership brings eLearning solutions to iMIS customers
New Hampshire and Dublin, Ireland October 12, 2011 – WBT Systems, leading provider of eLearning solutions for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector, today announced its iXtend Gold-level partnership with Advanced Solutions International (ASI), developer of the market leading iMIS enterprise software platform for membership and fundraising NFP organizations. The partnership will enable iMIS customers to have an approved learning partner that offers an integrated Learning Management System (LMS), called TopClass, to manage and deliver education programs online.
ASI’s iXtend Program is a business initiative for 3rd-party iMIS add-on products. The iXtend Gold level represents the highest level of participation in the program and WBT is the only LMS provider at this level. Prior to entering the program, WBT had already delivered several successful custom iMIS integrations in the past, but this partnership will productize a standard integration in the form of a configurable bridge. This bridge will allow customers using both TopClass and iMIS to seamlessly integrate the two solutions using a tried, tested and fully supported integration, which is easily configurable to suit their business needs.
The latest version of TopClass has many features designed specifically for NFP organizations, including, for example, trade associations, professional societies, foundations, and charities. It includes an eCommerce engine for selling courses and products online, certification management, tracking and awarding of continuing education units, and conference management. These features, in addition to the iMIS bridge, make TopClass an obvious choice for iMIS customers who want a completely integrated system to manage their continuing professional development needs online.
“ASI is pleased to have a high-quality company, WBT Systems, join our iXtend Program as a Gold partner. More and more of our iMIS customers around the world are requesting on-line eLearning options and the TopClass LMS is an exceptional match for their diverse international requirements” said Bob Alves, Chairman and CEO, ASI.
Paul Dooley, CEO at WBT Systems commented, “WBT now has the right elements in place to be able to serve the NFP sector well. We have a product with all the necessary features, we have a good team of people with extensive NFP organizational knowledge, and our general approach to working with NFP organizations is flexible with licensing options that are suited to the way they operate.”
Dooley continued, “This new partnership positions us to provide iMIS customers with integrated learning solutions. We are delighted to be part of the iXtend program at Gold level and look forward to working closely with ASI to serve their many iMIS customers not only in the United States but globally.”
About WBT Systems
WBT Systems is the leading provider of eLearning software to associations and professional bodies. WBT’s flagship product, TopClass, efficiently manages the delivery of training and education programs online and is a web-based Learning Management System that enables employees, members, partners or any learners across an organization and in different countries to access training and events from a single online platform. WBT has offices in Ireland and the United States and is owned by Avnet Inc., a Fortune 500 company with more than 100,000 customers worldwide. For more information, see www.wbtsystems.com.
Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is the largest, privately-owned global provider of web-based software for member and donor-based not-for-profits, and has served nearly 3,000 customers and millions of users worldwide since 1991. The company has approximately 100 partners and 200 employees worldwide with offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.
ASI is the developer of iMIS, an upgradeable software solution for managing associations, membership, non-profits and fundraising. iMIS is the most widely used association software in the world with three times the global market share of the nearest solution and a popular choice among a variety of other not-for-profits. iMIS 15, the latest evolution of iMIS, leverages Microsoft’s .NET development platform to provide a flexible and open web-based solution.