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Absorb Software Capitalizing on e-Learning Market Growth with International Investments & Office Expansions

CALGARY, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Absorb Software, a leading provider of cloud-based learning and performance management software and analytics for the corporate and higher education markets, is capitalizing on the current e-Learning boom via international expansion. In 2018, Absorb opened new offices in the US, Australia, and China. Together with a stable of senior leadership hires, industry recognition in Forbes and new delivery models on the horizon, Absorb is well positioned for immediate growth in the expanding learning economy. This further validates the $59 million strategic growth investment of Silversmith Capital Partners in 2017 who saw potential in the Absorb learning management system (LMS).

Market research from Global Industry Analysts projected e-Learning would reach $107 Billion by 2015—which it did. Now, Research and Markets forecasts a sector explosion to $325 Billion by 2025. Absorb is now experiencing the front edge of that wave, fueling its international expansion and continued innovation as corporate training becomes a bigger part of HR management and employee retention strategies.

“Entering 2018, we were confident that the growth we were experiencing would only accelerate,” said Absorb Software CEO, Mike Owens. “International expansion was the next logical step as global customers raised their hands to partner with us. The response has been overwhelming, as more customers launch learning on Absorb and see the positive effects it has on their organizations.”

Beyond launching offices in Boston, Massachusetts, Sydney, Australia and Shanghai, China, Absorb expanded its Calgary, Alberta headquarters by adding a second location, doubling its footprint in Calgary. New marketing campaigns have launched to drive company momentum and further elevate Absorb within the LMS marketplace.

“While we add new customers, we likewise grow together with our existing ones—many of whom have been with us for years,” said Owens. “Our commitment to ongoing innovation and customer service offers clients what they need to thrive.”

This sentiment was echoed by longtime customer, Pam Henry, President of Digital Spark, LLC, who has been with Absorb since 2010. “We originally chose Absorb because it had better features, was easier to learn, and had a clean UI. Years later, we still find the features, stability, performance, and service we get from Absorb to be a great value—you just can’t get what they offer from most tech companies.”

Looking ahead, Absorb will be expanding its content offering and introducing new platform models, innovations designed to accelerate corporate growth.

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About Absorb Software

Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, with subsidiaries in England, Ireland, Australia, China and the United States. The Absorb flagship product, Absorb LMS, is an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System for businesses, higher education, government and non-profit agencies around the world. Learn more at www.absorblms.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

About Silversmith Capital Partners

Founded in 2015, Silversmith Capital Partners is a Boston-based growth equity firm with $1.1 billion of capital under management. Silversmith’s mission is to partner with and support the best entrepreneurs in growing, profitable technology and healthcare companies. The firm seeks to invest $15 million to $75 million per company. Representative investments include ActiveCampaign, Centauri Health Solutions, Digital Map Products, Impact, LifeStance Health, Nordic Consulting Partners, and Partners Surgical. The founders have over four decades of collective investing experience and have served on the boards of numerous successful growth companies including ABILITY Network, Dealer.com, Liazon, Liberty Dialysis, MedHOK, Net Health, Passport Health, SurveyMonkey, and Yapstone. For more information, visit www.silversmithcapital.com.

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Absorb Software Fuels Growth, Adding Mark Simner as Chief Financial Officer

(Calgary, Alberta—June 26, 2018) Absorb Software, a leading provider of cloud-based learning and performance management software and analytics for the corporate and higher education markets, has added to its growing roster of executive talent with the announcement of Mark Simner as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Simner’s addition is the latest of several recent hires designed to position the company for immediate growth, readying Absorb to capitalize on the strategic investment of Silversmith Capital.

“Mark brings substantial experience in the SaaS industry, particularly with high growth, private equity backed companies. This is exactly what we need to efficiently scale as our growth accelerates.” said Absorb CEO, Mike Owens. “His solid record of implementing new business systems and processes, and building effective finance, accounting and BI teams, will be a cornerstone of our positive business growth.”

Simner brings over 20 years of finance and operations experience to Absorb, most recently serving as the Chief Financial Officer for Varsity Tutors, where he built the finance and accounting team from the ground up while the company grew at over 50 percent annually. Prior, Simner was the Vice President of Industry Analytics and Operations at Catamaran, after serving as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Accertify Inc., an American Express Company. While at Accertify, Simner led financial management, strategy, long-range planning, investment management and financial reporting, among other responsibilities.

Simner honed financial and regulatory skills while Vice President and Controller for General Motors Asset Management, and by leading the global roll out of Sarbanes Oxley compliance efforts while at GMAC Financial Services.

“I’m thrilled to be joining this vibrant company at a time of high growth and international expansion,” said Simner. “Absorb offers industry-leading SaaS technology, strong executive leadership and an uncompromising commitment to the success of its A-list customers.”

A native of the United Kingdom, Simner is both a Chartered Management Accountment in England and Wales, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He earned his MBA from New York University’s School of Business, where he graduated with distinction.

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About Absorb Software

Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, with subsidiaries in England, Ireland, Australia and the United States. The Absorb flagship product, Absorb LMS, is an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System for businesses, higher education, government and non-profit agencies around the world. Learn more at www.absorblms.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Silversmith Capital Partners

Founded in 2015, Silversmith Capital Partners is a Boston-based growth equity firm with $1.1 billion of capital under management. Silversmith’s mission is to partner with and support the best entrepreneurs in growing, profitable technology and healthcare companies. The firm seeks to invest $15 million to $75 million per company. Representative investments include ActiveCampaign, Centauri Health Solutions, Digital Map Products, Impact, LifeStance Health, Nordic Consulting Partners, and Partners Surgical. The founders have over four decades of collective investing experience and have served on the boards of numerous successful growth companies including ABILITY Network, Dealer.com, Liazon, Liberty Dialysis, MedHOK, Net Health, Passport Health, SurveyMonkey, and Yapstone. For more information, visit www.silversmithcapital.com.

Direct Inquiries to:
Jill Adams, Vice President, Marketing
jill.adams@absorblms.com

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Absorb Software Announces Jill Adams to Join as VP of Marketing

(Calgary, Alberta—February 15, 2018) Absorb Software Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based learning and performance management software and analytics for corporations and higher education institutions, announced it has appointed Jill Adams as Vice President of Marketing.

We have been looking forward to introducing the role of VP of Marketing at Absorb for some time now,” explains Mike Owens, CEO of Absorb Software Inc. “We are excited to welcome Jill Adams who has the breadth of knowledge and expertise from her experience in global marketing to take the helm of this position. Jill will play a critical role in driving the success of a high-growth engine, while directly responsible for all aspects of marketing.”

Adams joins Absorb with over two decades of honed marketing skills and passion for innovation and growth, and her B.S., Business Administration from Miami University. As VP of Marketing for Absorb Software, she leverages her experience to achieve business objectives and brand alignment, creating actionable and measurable marketing strategies and programs to drive results.

Prior to joining Absorb, Adams has used her proven out-of-the-box thinking, operational excellence, and leadership skills throughout the decades to shine at start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike. Achieving dramatic growth and driving corporate objectives in leadership positions at Progress Software, RSA Security, IBM, and most recently Globoforce – a $350M SaaS company in the human capital management space – Adams is recognized as an industry leader.

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About Absorb LMS

Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Calgary with a subsidiary (Absorb Technology) located in Dublin, Ireland. Absorb’s flagship product, Absorb LMS, is an industry-leading and award-winning learning management system for businesses, higher education, and government / non-profit agencies around the world. Founded in 2003, the company employs over 160 employees.

Direct Inquiries to:
Mark Lynch, Marketing Manager
mark.lynch@absorblms.com

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Absorb Software Wins Several Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards

(Calgary, Alberta—January 30, 2018) Absorb Software Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based learning and performance management software and analytics for corporations and higher education institutions, has won gold and silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards across four categories.

Gold and silver Excellence Awards were won for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training, and Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Absorb LMS respectively. An additional two silver wins were received for Best Advance in Software for a Training Company, and Best Advance in Software for a Training Company in recognition of the Absorb LMS New Learner Experience, and Absorb’s Salesforce App.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve the client experience for both admins and learners,” says Craig Smith, Absorb’s VP of Operations. “While Absorb is already recognized as an industry leader, we wanted to set the bar again with our New Learner Experience,” Smith explains. “I believe the recent Brandon Hall awards received for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology, and continued selection as Editors’ Choice speaks volumes to our ongoing dedication to our clients.”

These wins follow numerous others previously awarded by Brandon Hall Group, spanning a variety of categories, and as far back as 2009. You can visit Absorb’s website to view these and other awards; received for following their mission of building thoughtfully designed software that supports all learning through the reflection and anticipation of their clients’ needs, including the need to do unexpected things.

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About Brandon Hall

Brandon Hall Group, is a research and analyst firm, with more than 10,000 clients globally and 25 years of delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organizations around the world through their research and tools each and every day.

The Excellence Awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. The awards attract entrants from leading corporations around the world, as well as mid-market and smaller firms.

About Absorb LMS

Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Calgary with a subsidiary (Absorb Technology) located in Dublin, Ireland. Absorb’s flagship product, Absorb LMS, is an industry-leading and award-winning learning management system for businesses, higher education, and government / non-profit agencies around the world. Founded in 2003, the company employs over 160 employees.

Direct Inquiries to:
Mark Lynch, Marketing Manager
mark.lynch@absorblms.com

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Absorb Announces a New Partnership with LinkedIn Learning, a Provider of Best-in-Class Learning Content

(Calgary, Alberta—January 15, 2018) Absorb LMS by Absorb Software Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based learning and performance management software for corporations and higher education institutions, today announced it has been included in the new LinkedIn Learning Integration Partner Program. This partnership enables Absorb clients to leverage the best-in-class learning content found in LinkedIn Learning in their Absorb LMS learning portals.

“Our inclusion in the exclusive LinkedIn Learning Integration Partner Program brings a significant advantage to our clients when delivering and reporting on LinkedIn Learning content seamlessly in the Absorb LMS experience,” said Craig Basford, the Director of Product Development at Absorb Software. “There’s an expectation that technology ‘just works,’ and with LinkedIn Learning and Absorb LMS, we can confidently say that’s the case.”

With a library of over 10,000 expert-led, online courses and video tutorials, and another 25-40 new courses getting added each week, LinkedIn Learning and Absorb LMS create a powerful duo for every business looking to launch or elevate their internal professional training program.

For more information on the LinkedIn Learning Integration Partner Program, read their blog. To learn more about Absorb LMS, visit www.absorblms.com.

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About Absorb Software and Absorb LMS

Absorb Software Inc. is a fast-accelerating technology company, and creator of Absorb LMS, driven to help businesses solve their training challenges. This is accomplished by simplifying and improving the LMS experience, to set the bar higher, and follow the mission of building thoughtfully designed software that supports all learning. This is only possible by reflecting and anticipating client needs, including the need to do unexpected things.

Absorb LMS is the learning management system chosen by industry leaders and disruptors. Businesses use Absorb LMS to deploy and manage targeted training for their employees, customers, channel partners, end-users, and everyone in between.

Learn more at www.absorblms.com

Direct Inquiries to:
Mark Lynch, Marketing Manager
mark.lynch@absorblms.com

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Absorb Software Inc. Announces Stephen Miller to Join as Sales Director, UK

(London, UK—December 5, 2017) Absorb Software Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based learning and performance management software and analytics for corporations and higher education institutions, announced it has appointed Stephen Miller as Sales Director, UK. Stephen will be located in Absorb’s new London office.

Absorb is thrilled to welcome Stephen as Sales Director, UK” said Al Kinnear, Executive Director of Global Sales. “Stephen will be responsible for the leadership of our sales efforts and developing new business opportunities for Absorb in the UK. Stephen is very well-known in the UK LMS and Learning industry with over 12 years of experience creating solutions to meet customer needs, and has a strong reputation for developing strong client relationships and marketing initiatives.”

Stephen joins Absorb with experience across a range of authoring tools, LMS and bespoke content solutions, eLearning consultancy and sales management approaches, helping to advise and shape digital learning strategies for global organisations.

Across his career, Stephen has implemented LMS solutions, including large-scale roll outs for over 200 organisations across all industries, while managing LMS client revenues in excess of £3 million. Many of Absorb LMS’ existing UK and European clients have worked directly with Stephen or members of his teams under previous partnership roles, which makes his appointment a natural and exciting fit for Absorb and its clients.

On 31 January and 1 February 2018 Absorb Software will be in attendance at Learning Technologies taking place at the Olympia London event venue. “Being my tenth year of attendance, I have never been more excited. We will be showcasing Absorbs’ growth in scale and pace of development with demonstrations of both our new learner experience and the Absorb LMS App” says Stephen.

Stephen will be hosting the January webinar series which will introduce Absorb’s stunning new learner experience, as well as the Absorb LMS App that is currently available on the Salesforce App Exchange. For more information, visit www.absorblms.com/webinars/

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About Absorb Software Inc.

Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Calgary with a subsidiary (Absorb Technology) located in Dublin, Ireland. Absorb’s flagship product, Absorb LMS, is an industry leading and award-winning learning management system for businesses, higher education, and government/non-profit agencies around the world. Founded in 2003, the company employs over 130 employees.

Direct Inquiries to:
Carleigh Simpson, Marketing Coordinator
carleigh.simpson@absorblms.com

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Absorb Software Announces Absorb LMS on the Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace

(San Francisco, California—November 2, 2018) Absorb Software Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based learning and performance management software and analytics for corporations and higher education institutions, launched their new Absorb LMS App on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways.

Absorb LMS

The Absorb LMS App will allow users to natively manage and interact with their training data and learners. This will allow for sales teams to quickly assign and sell new training to clients, operations to report on training ROI, and customer service teams to ensure their clients have the most up to date product training.

Built on the Salesforce Platform, the Absorb LMS App is currently available on the Salesforce AppExchange at https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N3A00000EJHlsUAH.

Absorb Software is participating in Dreamforce 2017 as a Bronze Sponsor and can be found exhibiting at booth #136 in the Dreamforce Customer Success Expo.

In addition, Richard Nantel, VP of Enterprise Learning Solutions at Absorb Software, will deliver two theater sessions at Dreamforce 2017:

  • Why Your Sales Team Needs a Different Training Strategy
    • Good sales people typically have specific personality characteristics. They are almost invariably extroverts with good communication and social skills and an ability to read people. These characteristics give us clues on how we should design effective learning for sales teams.
  • What Are You Signaling (and is it Hurting Your Sales)?
    • Every day, we send, unaware, signals to others about who we are and what we like. Many of these signals can alienate potential clients. No matter how great your company’s products or services, you’ll likely fail to sell to clients who view the world differently than you do.

Salesforce, Dreamforce and others are among the trademarks of salesforce.com, inc.

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About Salesforce AppExchange

Salesforce AppExchange is the world’s leading enterprise apps marketplace that empowers companies to sell, service, market and engage in entirely new ways. With 3,000 partner apps and more than 4 million customer installs, it is the most comprehensive source of cloud, mobile, social, IoT, analytics and artificial intelligence technologies for businesses.

About Absorb Software

Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Calgary with a subsidiary (Absorb Technology) located in Dublin, Ireland. Absorb’s flagship product, Absorb LMS, is an industry leading and award-winning learning management system for businesses, higher education, and government / non-profit agencies around the world. Founded in 2003, the Company employs over 130 employees.

Direct Inquiries to:
Carleigh Simpson, Marketing Coordinator
carleigh.simpson@absorblms.com

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Absorb Software Receives $59 Million Growth Investment Led by Silversmith Capital Partners

(Calgary, Alberta—September 6, 2017) Absorb Software Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based learning and performance management software for corporations and higher education institutions, announced that it has secured a $59 million investment led by Silversmith Capital Partners, a Boston-based growth equity firm. Absorb’s learning management system (LMS) centers around an intuitive user experience and a highly configurable, brand-specific interface, offering administrative, course builder, and reporting tools to its stakeholders. Absorb serves over 2.5 million learners each month across 600 global customers, and since 2015 has organically tripled its workforce to approximately 140 employees.

The investment will be used to accelerate development of Absorb’s innovative flagship product, Absorb LMS. Absorb LMS helps learning and development teams better train, retain, and manage both internal employees and external stakeholders such as customers, channel partners, franchisees, and membership associations. Additionally, the company plans to increase hiring across all departments and further expand its geographic footprint.

“We are thrilled to partner with Silversmith Capital Partners for the next phase of Absorb’s growth. This investment will allow us to accelerate our track record of innovation, doubling down on our roots in intelligently crafted software that enables customers to create learning environments which match the sophistication and complexity of their organizations,” said Mike Owens, CEO, President & co-founder of Absorb Software.

“Absorb has a rapidly growing customer base of blue chip clients, addressing a diversity of use cases and learner audiences,” said Jim Quagliaroli, Managing Partner of Silversmith. “Absorb has an experienced team, scalable SaaS platform, and relentless customer focus – a combination which we believe sets them up well for continued success.”

“In the highly competitive corporate LMS market, Absorb has rapidly scaled revenue and profits, without having ever raised outside capital,” said Marc Munfa, a Principal of Silversmith. “We are excited to partner with Absorb as its first institutional investor, and look forward to supporting the company’s market-leading position.”

Choate Hall & Stewart and the Canadian office of Gowling WLG served as legal counsel to Silversmith Capital Partners, while Dentons Canada served as legal counsel to Absorb Software. Financing was provided by PNC Bank Canada Branch. Vista Point Advisors, a San Francisco based boutique investment bank, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Absorb Software. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.

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About Absorb Software
Founded in 2003, Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Calgary with a subsidiary in Dublin, Ireland. Absorb’s flagship product, Absorb LMS, is an industry leading and award-winning learning management system for businesses, higher education, and government / non-profit agencies around the world.

About Silversmith Capital Partners
Founded in 2015, Silversmith Capital Partners is a Boston-based growth equity firm with $460 million of capital under management. Silversmith’s mission is to partner with and support the best entrepreneurs in growing, profitable technology and healthcare companies. The firm seeks to invest $15 million to $75 million per company. Representative investments include ActiveCampaign, Digital Map Products, Impact Radius, LifeStance Health, and Partners Surgical. The founders have over four decades of collective investing experience and have served on the boards of numerous successful growth companies including Ability Network, Dealer.com, Liazon, Liberty Dialysis, MedHOK, Passport Health, SurveyMonkey, and Yapstone. For more information, visit http://www.silversmithcapital.com.

Direct Inquiries to:
Mark Lynch, Marketing Manager
mark.lynch@absorblms.com

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Learning Management Software Company, Absorb Technology, Opens European Headquarters

(Dublin, Ireland—July 2, 2015) Absorb Technology officially opened the doors to their European Headquarters on July 1, 2015. The demand for a better learning management system by European businesses has led Absorb Technology, makers of Absorb LMS, to open their first office outside of North America in Dublin, Ireland.

Absorb Technology, a subsidiary of Blatant Media of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is poised to build upon their existing European client relationships and offer the European market greater access to support and timely communications. Co-founder Mike Eggermont said of the new European presence, “this is a remarkable step into the bright future of Absorb Technology and Blatant Media. We’re ecstatic to offer an even greater level of service to our European clients and extend our support availability for Absorb LMS clients globally. These are real people at desks in a time zone that matters to clients! It’s a commitment to the success of all Absorb LMS users.”

Absorb Technology is looking to immediately expand its European team with hires in both sales and support roles. To find out more and apply, visit the Absorb Technology jobs.ie profile.

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About Absorb Technology and Blatant Media

Founded in 2003, Blatant Media set out to build an LMS with an easy-to-use interface and design to stand apart from other learning management systems. That foundation of usability and design never left the company and over a decade later it still holds true in the latest version of Absorb LMS, Absorb 5. Absorb LMS has continually set the bar for what an LMS should look and operate like. With over 650 implementations and more than 3,000,000 learners worldwide, Absorb LMS empowers businesses to deliver their best courses and curricula.

Direct Inquiries to:
Mark Lynch, Marketing Coordinator
mark.lynch@absorblms.com

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Absorb LMS Wins 1 Gold and 2 Silver “Excellence in Technology Awards” from Brandon Hall Group

(Calgary, Alberta—December 17, 2014) Blatant Media Corporation, publishers of the Absorb Learning Management System (LMS) is pleased to announce that the all-new Absorb 5 has been awarded Gold for “Best Advance in Learning Management Technology” from Brandon Hall Group. Absorb LMS also received Silver awards for “Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium- Sized Business” and “Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology”.

“We are very grateful for the recognition. These awards, along with great client feedback, validates our continued focus on R&D and keeping Absorb LMS on the leading edge of LMS technology”, says Mike Owens, co-founder of Blatant Media Corporation. “With Absorb 5 we have taken everything we’ve learned from a decade in the industry and made it that much better and easier to use”.

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Office of Brandon Hall Group who runs the awards program, stated, “The award-winning initiatives and the skill and strategy that went into them is inspiring. The innovation represented by these winners can serve as models for success for many others that strive to push their organizations to the next level.”

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon the following criteria:

  • Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
  • Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
  • Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
  • Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

This is the 7th year in a row that Absorb LMS has received awards from Brandon Hall Group (for a total of 13) and the 4th year in a row that Absorb has received gold-level recognition.

About Blatant Media Corporation

Blatant^ was founded in 2003 when Mike Eggermont and Michael Owens found that the online courses they were designing for a number of clients became practically unusable once they were imported into the LMS systems that existed back then. Often Mike and Mike were asked to also administer these learning management systems and the experience was inhumane at best.

Armed with 3 computers, a spare bedroom and an eager programmer, Mike and Mike began developing Absorb LMS, while paying the bills building content for various industries. Originally much of the LMS usage was in safety training for the Energy Sector, but the LMS was always designed to accommodate any organization that had training needs. By 2014 Absorb LMS had grown to support around 500 organizations and more than 1,000,000 users worldwide in nearly every industry vertical.

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About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. We conduct research that drives performance, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Direct Inquiries to:
Dan Medakovic, VP, Learning Solutions
dan.medakovic@absorblms.com

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Blatant Media Announces Availability of Absorb LMS Version 5.0 and Top 20 LMS Portal Company Award

(Calgary, Alberta—September 4, 2014) Blatant Media Corp. is thrilled to announce the imminent release of Absorb LMS 5.0 – a major upgrade to its multi-award-winning Absorb Learning Management System.

Absorb LMS version 5.0, which will be released on September 8th, contains over 400 new features and enhancements including:

  • Mobile friendly (responsive HTML5) administrator interface with an all new look and feel
  • New administrative dashboards available in multiple languages
  • Significant security enhancements including administrator audit trails
  • Major performance improvements based on a new architecture and system optimization
  • Flexible competency models and certification enhancements
  • Enhanced reporting functionality
  • Advanced exam authoring
  • Expanded course administration/ownership rights
  • New “mass actions” for user and course management
  • And hundreds more!

The release of Absorb 5.0 positions Absorb as the best LMS for organizations looking for ease-of-use, multi-language support, security, robust functionality and a great user experience at a fair price.

“We are very focused on, and invested in, maintaining our leadership position in the industry by delivering new features and technologies in a way that is intuitive and useful for our clients”, says Mike Owens, President of Blatant Media.

This customer-driven model and constant focus on innovation has led to continued growth and accolades, with the most recent award being the addition of Blatant Media to the TrainingIndustry.Com “Top 20 Learning Portal Company List for 2014“. “It’s super awesome to be on the Top 20 Learning Portal list for the fifth year in a row!” says Mike Eggermont, Co-founder of Blatant Media.

For more information on Absorb 5.0, please visit https://www.absorblms.com/.
For video previews visit our YouTube channel.

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About Blatant^ and Absorb LMS

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Blatant Media Corporation is an e-learning company that leverages the power of technology to enable learning for clients throughout the world. The company’s multi- award-winning learning management system, Absorb LMS, is used by more than a million learners in 500+ organizations throughout the world. Organizations currently using Absorb LMS include Adobe Software Systems, American Medical Systems , Dannon, New York University, Oakley, the United States Anti-Doping Association, and many others.

Direct Inquiries to:
Dan Medakovic, VP, Learning Solutions
dan.medakovic@absorblms.com

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Blatant^ Named a 2013 Bersin & Associates WhatWorks® Award Winner for Delivering Innovation in Their Absorb Learning Management System

(Calgary, Alberta—April 7, 2013) Bersin by Deloitte, a leading provider of research-based membership programs in human resources (HR), talent and learning, have announced that Blatant Media Corporation (blatant^) has been named a 2013 WhatWorks® Award Winner in the area of Delivering Innovation.

Winners were chosen by Bersin & Associates from hundreds of applicants and include industry leaders in business processes, consulting, financial services, food products, government, hospitality, information technology, insurance, media and software. Bersin & Associates conducted the awards program in cooperation with Human Resource Executive® magazine.

Blatant^ was recognized a winner for the development of Absorb LMS’s innovative, HTML5-based, learning management system user interface, which responds and adapts to different hardware platforms. This technology allows learners to access content such as courses and learning events on traditional computers, tablets such as iPads, and phones.

“We’re thrilled to add a Bersin & Associates award to our trophy shelf,” said blatant^ co-founder, Mike Eggermont.

This is the 13th award and accolade bestowed on blatant^ since 2008.

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About Bersin by Deloitte

Bersin by Deloitte delivers research-based people strategies designed to help leaders and their organizations in their efforts to deliver exceptional business performance. The company’s WhatWorks® membership gives Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 HR professionals the information and tools they need to design and implement leading practice solutions, benchmark against others, develop their staff, and select and implement systems. A piece of Bersin by Deloitte research is downloaded on average approximately every minute during the business day. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide use our research and consulting to guide their HR, talent and learning strategies. For more information, please visit http://www.deloitte.com/bersin or http://www.bersin.com.

About Blatant^ and Absorb LMS

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Blatant Media Corporation is an e-learning company that leverages the power of technology to enable learning for clients throughout the world. The company’s multi-award-winning learning management system, Absorb LMS, is used by more than a million learners in 500+ organizations throughout the world. Organizations currently using Absorb LMS include Adobe Software Systems, American Medical Systems, Dannon, New York University, Oakley, the United States Anti-Doping Association, and many others.

Direct Inquiries to:
Dan Medakovic, VP, Learning Solutions
dan.medakovic@absorblms.com

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The New Absorb LMS User Interface Strikes Gold in Brandon Hall Group’s “Excellence in Technology Awards”

(Calgary, Alberta—January 27, 2013) Blatant Media Corporation, publishers of the Absorb Learning Management System, celebrate Gold and Bronze awards from Brandon Hall Group for their latest software release. Absorb brings robust, multi-platform support to award-winning back-end.

The award entries were rigorously evaluated by a panel of independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group Senior Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria:

  • Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
  • Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
  • Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
  • Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

The latest release of the Absorb LMS builds upon the existing easy-to-use platform by adding a completely redesigned learner interface that fully supports a seamless mobile learning experience. The new learner interface incorporates the latest in HTML 5, responsive-design techniques, providing a great user experience across desktop and mobile learning platforms. This means that the user experience is automatically adjusted and optimized for the user, whether they are accessing it from an iPad, iPhone, Windows or Android phone or tablet, or any kind of computer (Apple, Windows or Linux, for example).

The layout also adjusts itself when a user rotates their device from landscape to portrait mode, and improved Search and other menu items are always within reach of your thumb or mouse.

“People are telling us this is the best looking LMS that they’ve ever seen,” said Al Kinnear, Sales and Marketing Director with Blatant Media. “We already had an award-winning feature set, now we’ve got an amazing ‘look and feel’ to go along with that.”

“It rocks!” added Mike Eggermont, partner at Blatant Media.

These awards add to Absorb’s extensive list of previous accolades and further support Blatant Media’s Certification as a “Best in Class” LMS Vendor through Brandon Hall Group’s Smartchoice® program.

Previous awards include:

2012:

  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
  • Named one of TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies
  • Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Learning Management Technology

2011:

  • Awarded LMS Industry “Innovator” ranking in LMS Vendor Landscapes report by research firm McLean & Company
  • Named one of TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies
  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Global
  • Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology

2010:

  • Silver Brandon Hall Excellence for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training
  • Named one of TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies

2009:

  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
  • Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training

2008:

  • Silver Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Custom Content

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About Brandon Hall Group

Having worked with more than 10,000 clients globally and after 20 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales Effectiveness, Marketing Impact, and Executive Management. (http://www.brandonhall.com)

About Blatant Media Corporation

More than 600,000 employees and students use Absorb every day in over 1,000 companies globally. Among the list of international clients are Oakley, Adobe Software Systems, Dannon, Dale Carnegie Digital, American Medical Systems, EVOCO, University of Indiana, Zoll Medical, Shortel, Websense, the United States Anti-Doping Association and many others.

The creator of Absorb LMS, Blatant Media Corporation is a learning technology company that leverages the power of technology to provide training management solutions for clients throughout the world. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (403) 520-2595.

Direct Inquiries to:
Dan Medakovic, VP, Learning Solutions
dan.medakovic@absorblms.com

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In The News

E Learning Climbing To $325 Billion By 2025 UF Canvas Absorb Schoology Moodle

News Source: Forbes

(July 31, 2018) E-Learning is the future. Market research firm Global Industry Analysts projected “E Learning” would reach $107 Billion in 2015 and it did.

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Global Corporate Learning Management System Market Analysis & Trends Forecast to 2027 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

News Source: Business Wire

(July 23, 2018) The “Global Corporate Learning Management System Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forecast to 2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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News Source: The Globe and Mail

(April 18, 2018) Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers 2018 think big when it comes to creating jobs. Many of the winning SMEs grew significantly over the past year, reporting increases of up to 50 per cent or more in new full-time positions.

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Recognized as One of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers

News Source: MediaCorp Canada Inc.

(April 12, 2018) Absorb Software, makers of Absorb LMS (Learning Management System), is the kind of place where careers thrive, sometimes in unexpected ways.

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Absorb Software to Showcase New Learner Experience at Learning Technologies 2018

News Source: Learning News

(January 22, 2018) Absorb Software Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based learning and performance management software and analytics for corporations and higher education institutions, today announced it will be officially unveiling the New Learner Experience and LinkedIn Learning partnership to the UK market at Learning Technologies 2018.

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Dentons Venture Tech advises startup Absorb Software for its $59 million Investment

News Source: Dentons

(September 14, 2017) Dentons Venture Tech is delighted to announce that we advised Calgary-based startup Absorb Software, a leading provider of cloud-based learning and performance management software for corporations and higher education institutions in respect of a US$59 million growth investment led by Silversmith Capital Partners, a Boston-based growth equity firm.

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Canadian LMS Developer Raises $59 Million from Boston Investor

News Source: EdSurge

(September 11, 2017) Absorb Software, a Canadian developer of a learning management system designed for enterprise users and higher-ed institutions, has raised $59 million in a round led by Silversmith Capital Partners, a Boston growth equity firm.

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PC Magazine Names Absorb LMS Editors’ Choice… Again!

News Source: PC Magazine

(June 30, 2016) For the second year in a row, Absorb LMS has been recognized as PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice for best LMS.

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Canadian Technology Firm Brings 12 New Jobs to Ireland

News Source: IDA Ireland

(July 1, 2015) Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD today announced that Absorb Technology Ltd, a European subsidiary of Blatant Media Corporation, will establish a European operations hub in Dublin City Centre, creating 12 new jobs in the process.

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Blatant Media Corporation: Absorb LMS Named to Top Learning Portal List

News Source: Reuters

(September 21, 2010) Absorb Anywhere LMS, one of the industry’s most innovative and user-friendly e-learning software programs garnered a huge honor today in being named as one of TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies.

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