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Core Challenger status and Lower Total Cost of Ownership for Learning Pool on 2021 Fosway 9-Grid

Learning Pool, developers of the pioneering Learning Platform, is delighted to have improved its status on the Fosway 9-Grid for Learning Systems, moving from Potential Challenger to Core Challenger and from a Specialist provider to a Suite.

Developed by Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR Industry Analyst, the Fosway 9-Grid is a leading, five-dimensional market analysis model. The model provides a unique assessment of the learning and talent supply options available to organizations in EMEA. It ranks these solutions by their potential, performance, market presence, total cost of ownership and future trajectories. 

Now in its sixth year, the analysis is based on extensive independent research and insights from Fosway’s Corporate Research Network of over 150 customer organizations. These include BP, HSBC, PwC, RBS, Sonofi, Shell, and Vodafone. 

Learning Pool’s Learning Platform has been recognized as a Suite on the 2021 Fosway 9-Grid. This updates its position from a Specialist in 2020 and moves the company to the Core Challenger segment in the process. Learning Pool’s most comprehensive learning suite, combines the power of analytics and authoring to support user engagement with social and self-directed learning. 

A Core Challenger is recognized as having a strong core suite of solutions, as well as a good track record of customer advocacy and ability to perform well in enterprise organizations. This latest grid acknowledges Learning Pool’s year on year solution development. The last 12 months have seen the release of the Waves learning campaign builder for personalized nudges and Rapids for quick and effective xAPI-compliant content creation.

The last twelve months have further accelerated the pace of change towards online workplace learning. Customers now want to deliver tactical and strategic improvements much more rapidly to support their changing environments,” said Ben Betts, CEO of Learning Pool. “Learning Pool’s unique suite of integrated learning solutions allow us to reimagine the previous constraints imposed by cost, quality and time and help our clients deliver almost immediate value at their points of need.”

Having also retained its Lower Total Cost of Ownership status for 2021, Learning Pool is thrilled to stand out as a differentiated provider in a busy marketplace. The company is renowned for delivering superb value to its customers at a time when it’s needed most. 

Results of the Fosway 9-Grid follow another strong, albeit challenging year of growth for the Learning Pool Group. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company welcomed 50 new employees and 160 new customers. It also made its fourth acquisition (in as many years); that of Colorado-based LMS Specialists, Remote Learner

Find out more about the Fosway 9-Grid for Learning Systems here.

About Learning Pool 

At Learning Pool, we help clients deliver exceptional performance with pioneering online learning platforms, creative content and powerful analytics. We have a fresh approach to partnering with our customers; one that makes a real difference with a 98% client recommendation rate. 

Learning Pool is a full-service online training provider, offering courses, tools, and content creation to over 1100 organizations and 5.1 million learners around the world. Annual revenue growth increased 34% last year and our team has grown to 260 colleagues across our seven global offices. 

In the last year, we featured on 14 eLearning Industry lists for excellence in learning platforms and content creation and achieved both a Gold and Bronze win at the most recent Brandon Hall Excellence Awards. We were also announced as a Top Training Company and a Top 20 LXP Company by Training Industry and celebrated Gold for Customer Service Success at the Stevie Awards.

It’s not all about the awards though. We deliver on our promises and listen to customers, constantly looking at ways to improve and innovate, to delight clients and make sure Learning Pool is a fantastic place to work. 

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