Lumesse, Europe’s largest independent talent management software vendor, has been named as a ‘2012 Top Authoring Tools Company’ by leading training portal Lumesse is the developer of Lumesse CourseBuilder, a 100% web-based e-learning authoring platform that is used by major global brands to collaboratively develop rich, interactive content for global staff. Lumesse acquired Edvantage Group, the original developer of CourseBuilder in October 2011. Lumesse delivers two software-as-service (SaaS) solutions, Lumesse CourseBuilder and Lumesse Learning Gateway, plus custom content development and on-demand e-learning services, as part of its highly integrated talent management offering. Almost 2,000 companies in over 70 countries, including major global brands such as Merck, PSA Peugeot Citroen, British Airways and Carlsberg, now use integrated talent management technology from Lumesse.
Lumesse will be unveiling its learning portfolio at the Learning Technologies Exhibition held at Olympia 2, London, 25-26 January, 2012. Join us for the exciting debut of Lumesse Learning Gateway: Wednesday 25th January, 13.15 – 13.45 in Theatre 1.] monitors the training marketplace looking for the best providers of authoring tools. This first annual list joins Training Industry’s current roster of top provider lists, designed to help buy-side organizations in their searches for the right training partners. Selection to this year’s Top Authoring Tools Companies list was based on the following criteria:

• Leadership and innovation
• Features and capabilities of the authoring tools
• Company size and growth potential
• Company focus on the authoring platforms
• Strength and number of clients/users
• Geographic reach

“Training is changing, with a sharp focus on developing the kind of engaging, interactive, online content that employees raised in the web 2.0 era want to experience,” said Lumesse CEO Matthew Parker. “Companies want highly productive, collaborative, internationalized authoring tools that can create, manage and deliver incredible learning content for their people. Lumesse CourseBuilder uses a cloud-based, software-as-a-service approach to ensure that authors can work productively across disciplines, timezones and languages to develop engaging content for everyone.”

“This is our first year covering this very important segment of the learning technologies marketplace. We published this list of top companies because our audience has demonstrated an interest in the innovation happening in this space,” said Doug Harward, Chief Executive Officer,
“We are excited to add to the Authoring Tools Top Companies list to our roster of top provider lists. Learning leaders can source products from companies like Lumesse with confidence. The top tool companies offer a broad range of products, covering rapid development to comprehensive suites,” said Ken Taylor, Chief Operating Officer,