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Premiere Global Services Launches Learning Communications Center
Premiere Global's Communications Operating System (PGiCOS) Delivers New Training Application Providing Comprehensive, One-Stop Solution for Continuing Education and eLearning Providers
Apr 11, 2007
ATLANTA, GA, April 11, 2007 - Premiere Global Services, Inc.(NYSE: PGI), a global provider of on-demand communication technologies-based business process improvement solutions, today announced the Learning Communications Center, a comprehensive, one-stop solution for continuing education and eLearning providers to enroll, evaluate, accredit and track participation in online education programs. One of hundreds of industry-specific applications within Premiere Global's Communications Operating System (PGiCOS), the Learning Communications Center simplifies the eLearning experience by allowing busy professionals to obtain professional accreditations in a self-service, customer branded and managed Website.
"Faced with the challenge of providing sufficient educational content to our employees in an extremely fast-paced work environment, we needed a cost-effective platform that could scale to accommodate our internal and geographical growth," said Erik Ristuben, Business Manager - Training Services, Commission Junction. "The Learning Communications Center enables us to create and manage on-demand, easily-accessible training seminars that result in an increase in employee productivity and efficiency, while at the same time decreasing our costs."
The Learning Communications Center as part of the PGiCOS enables businesses to automate, simplify and improve their communication-centric business processes. Through the Learning Communications Center, providers invite participants to scheduled classes whether live, recorded or via teleseminar. The solution supports fee-based registration with full e-commerce capabilities, making it easy to track enrollment. In addition, the Learning Center contains an integrated testing module with instant certification delivery to accredit participants once they meet the necessary requirements. The application includes built-in reporting features to easily monitor revenue trends by course to help continuing education and eLearning providers make better informed decisions about future programming.
"Continuing education is necessary for all professionals to stay abreast of their current industry, and in many cases it is mandated by professional organizations and accrediting entities. With busy schedules and time constraints, it is increasingly difficult for professionals to make time for an on-site, classroom-based course," said Charles King, Director of Marketing, Conferencing Solutions, Premiere Global Services, Inc. "With the Learning Communications Center, Premiere Global offers continuing education and eLearning providers a turnkey solution that includes the comprehensive tools they need to reach and educate busy professionals through multiple delivery mediums, including audio and Web conferencing, teleseminars and podcasts."
About Premiere Global Services, Inc.
Premiere Global Services, Inc., formerly Ptek Holdings, Inc., is a leading global provider of innovative business communications and data services. Customers use our ASP platform to conduct traditional and VoIP-based collaboration sessions and to process and deliver large quantities of individualized, business critical information. Premiere Global offers outsourced document delivery, data capture, alerts/notifications and campaign management solutions that automate customers' business processes and improve efficiency levels enterprise-wide. We also offer a full suite of conferencing solutions, including automated, operator-assisted and Web collaboration services that enable customers to communicate real-time via our advanced, open standards global conferencing platform.
Premiere Global serves more than 46,000 corporate accounts in nearly every business sector, throughout 18 countries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at www.pgi.com.
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