WBT Systems secures 5 wins in the 2015 LMS Vendor Awards

Awards and new customers strengthen WBT Systems position as #1 Association LMS Provider

 (via PRLeap) DUBLIN, Ireland – December 1, 2015 – WBT Systems were honored with five awards in the 2015 LMS Vendor Awards, organized by leading industry consultancy Talented Learning. The annual awards highlight the “Best of the Best” top 10 learning management system vendors in each category . WBT Systems achieved the number one ranking in two categories and a Top 10 ranking across five categories in total; the highest number of nominations achieved by any LMS vendor.

The number one ranking for Association LMS and Best LMS Demonstrator categories was awarded to WBT Systems, with Top 10 ranking also achieved in the categories for All-Purpose Corporate LMS, Compliance LMS and Continuing Education LMS. These awards highlight the strength of WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS as a comprehensive platform for associations and extended enterprise which have complex continuing education requirements and need a flexible, high-functioning learning platform.

As further evidence of the strength of WBT Systems LMS offering for the association and extended enterprise eLearning sectors, WBT announced on Monday November, 30th that it had signed several new association customers in recent weeks. The National Institute for Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) will use TopClass LMS to deliver education to over 3,000 member agencies representing over 15,000 professionals across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America. The Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), with over 5,400 and 1,000 members respectively, will implement the cloud-based TopClass Now! LMS.


Commenting on the news Paul Dooley, CEO of WBT Systems said,

We are delighted with the recognition of WBT Systems’ team for their work in developing TopClass LMS and supporting our association and enterprise customers. The fact that these associations have chosen WBT Systems to deliver their member education programs strengthens our position as learning provider of choice to associations.

We are honored that TopClass LMS is recognized as the number one Association LMS”, added Gilles Defer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at WBT Systems, “We have worked alongside many associations over the years to develop a learning solution that truly provides a comprehensive, yet flexible learning solution that meets the unique needs of the industry.”

The Talented Learning 2015 LMS Vendor Awards were announced via a webinar with analyst John Leh on Friday November 13, 2015. The webinar highlighted and outlined the mandatory criteria for consideration for the awards.

The first award for WBT Systems named Linda Bowers as the Best LMS Demonstrator, based on hundreds of demonstrations seen and attended by Talented Learning analysts. According to Leh, “Demonstrators not only have to understand learning, the LMS and business objectives, but demo in a humorous, engaging way that is tailored to the audience.” Linda is Vice President for Services and Support at WBT Systems, and will next be demonstrating the award-winning TopClass LMS at the upcoming ASAE Technology Conference & Expo 2015 in December.

WBT Systems was then honored when TopClass LMS was named as the number one Association LMS. According to Leh,

Association LMSs have tight integration with association management systems, B2B and B2C ecommerce, globalization, audience segmentation, mobile responsiveness, usable social learning, virtual classrooms, webcasting tools, podcasts, event management and are designed with ease of use in mind for all types of users”.

Having previously been described by John Leh as “the association LMS feature powerhouse“, WBT Systems came “Top of the Class” across the nine mandatory
qualifying characteristics, which were:

  • B2B and B2C eCommerce
  • Community-based / Social
  • Event Management
  • Virtual Classroom
  • CE Management
  • AMS Integration
  • Strong Integration
  • Global eCommerce
  • Skill and Competency Assessments and Management


Four competing LMS vendors were listed as holding equal second place in this category, but WBT Systems’ association-focused features and services ensured that TopClass LMS secured the win for Best Association LMS. Announcing WBT’s number one ranking, John Leh said,

There is one that really stands out, in our opinion, as the most powerful, most applicable for global organizations, or big, complex organizations, and that’s WBT Systems.



About WBT Systems:

WBT Systems is one of the leading providers of learning solutions across the globe, helping Associations, Training Organizations and Extended Enterprise to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. WBT’s award-winning learning platform, TopClass, the flexible Learning Management System, is an intuitive, complete and proven Learning Management System. TopClass has over 5 million users and is used in 20 languages across 23 countries. Many of WBT Systems’ customers have grown with the company over our 20 years in business, due to our experienced team, excellent implementation track record and flexibility in all we do: approach, product, pricing and services.

Some of WBT’s association customers include American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM), and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Enterprise customers include The Dow Chemical Company, Ryanair, Miele, Husqvarna, and Volvo CE.  For more information, see www.wbtsystems.com.


About Talented Learning:
Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions.   Talented Learning publishes eLearning news, vendor reviews, case studies, articles, education and best practices that are useful to professionals involved in channel, franchise, customer, member and public sector eLearning. Talented Learning was founded by long-term eLearning veterans John Leh, CEO, and Joelle Girton, Editor-In-Chief. For more information, see www.talentedlearning.com


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