Reuters Selects Oracle's Learning Management System to Support 'Self Service
Reuters Invests In Enterprise-Wide Implementation of the Oracle(r) iLearning And
Oracle Training Administration Modules of the Oracle E-Business Suite (http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?1525090)
Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the world's largest enterprise
software company, today announced that Reuters, the global information, news and
technology group, has purchased the Oracle(r) Training Administration (OTA) and
Oracle iLearning modules of the Oracle E-Business Suite. The software will
provide an enterprise learning management system for global use by the company's
Reuters has already gone live with Oracle OTA across
Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and is currently deploying the
module across the rest of the organization. Integration and deployment of Oracle
iLearning is scheduled to follow in 2003.
The Oracle Learning Management System will allow Reuters to
provide an integrated learning platform to its global workforce. Reuters plans
to further integrate the learning platform with Oracle Financials to allow
tracking of costs associated with training activities across the organization.
Specifically, Reuters expects to have a clear consolidated view of training
resources, providing it with a much higher level of management and control than
previously possible. Additionally, Reuters expects to be able to take advantage
of savings through the re-use of training content and the reduction in
Chris Pirie, vice president of iLearning for Oracle
Worldwide, said: " Oracle iLearning and Oracle Training and Administration are
more than a learning management system. They are part of an integrated
e-business infrastructure that supports and integrates with business critical
applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP). Reuters is leveraging
its existing investment in Oracle applications and enhancing the functionality
that they deliver, to achieve time and cost savings."
Charles Jennings, head of internal training at Reuters,
said: "Oracle Training Administration and iLearning will enable Reuters
employees to better plan and track their career development. The Oracle
infrastructure will allow us to deliver and manage learning more effectively by
providing better tools to capture and co-ordinate training information, as well
as greater flexibility in monitoring and assessing learning. Combined with the
benefits of out-of-the-box integration with Oracle Human Resources and Oracle
Procurement, we expect to achieve significant benefit across the board from our
global training program."
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