After looking at a number of proprietary LMSs and open-source platforms, Berlitz was attracted to Learning Pool’s Stream LMS and its continuous, community-led development. An added bonus for Berlitz was the ability to add custom development where required.
“We loved the idea that the system was always evolving based on the needs of its users”
Berlitz was struck by the expertise and professionalism of the team and their tailored approach.
“They really listened to our specific requirements when some other vendors just paid lip service to what we needed.”
Following a formal tender process, Learning Pool was selected due to its insight on how the LMS could work for Berlitz, along with a flexible approach and transparent pricing model. Learning Pool’s Stream LMS was then configured as the global learning platform for Berlitz, with a fully branded and tailored front end, within a timeline of just 11 weeks to be ready in time for the scheduled deactivation of the old system. This required the implementation team to work closely with Berlitz’s IT department to ensure a smooth launch with no hold-ups.
It was important for Berlitz to build anticipation around the launch of the new LMS to help staff feel engaged with the new platform and its training content. Three months before the launch, Berlitz began drip-feeding out internal communications and, closer to the time, delivered Adobe Connect sessions showcasing the LMS and its benefits for both managers and learners.
Berlitz’s own marketing department also worked closely with Learning Pool to create an appealing front-end design for the system.
“When we launched, people were struck by how much nicer it looked than the old LMS.”