The latest edition of Fosway Group’s 9-Grid Report for Authoring Tools sees eXact learning solutions’ learning content management system (LCMS) improve its rating as a ‘Potential Leader.’
Now placed to the right of the top left quadrant of the latest 9-Grid Report – adjacent to the ‘Strategic Challenger’ category – the authoring tool is common to the eXact learning suite of products, produced by the Italy-based digital learning content management business solution provider, eXact learning solutions.
In addition to an LCMS, this suite of products includes a professional template-based authoring environment, comprising an advanced, local client application and a 100 percent web-based tool (eXact learning Packager and Online Editor) as well as an app to manage, deliver and track learning content through iOS and Android-based mobile devices (eXact learning Mobile).
The eXact learning solutions’ end-to-end provisioning is completed by a set of high level professional services including consulting, training and technical support in the field of Digital Learning Content Management.
Among Europe’s leading independent talent and learning analysts, Fosway Group provides research, analysis and advice on learning innovation and technologies, in addition to publishing its 9-Grid Report.
The Fosway Group 9-Grid™ report for authoring tools is a multi-dimensional model that can be used to understand the relative position of solutions and providers in the UK/European authoring tool and learning content management market. It compares solutions according to five criteria:
- Potential – scope and sophistication
- Performance – market performance and customer performance
- Presence – historic and current presence in the market
- Total Cost of Ownership – the full cost of acquiring, implementing and operating the solution
- Future Trajectory – trends of the market related to a vendor’s performance and potential
According to the Fosway Group, “The overall market is still dominated by desktop authoring tools, with collaborative and LCMS tools in a distinct minority. Adoption of SaaS-based authoring solutions is generally the exception, rather than the rule.
“Authoring tool choices are frequently still dictated by instructional design features, rather than overall production efficiency and scalability. As a result, this is an area of learning technology that often doesn’t receive the strategic consideration it deserves.”