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01 February 2012

SkillSoft Introduces Professional Advantage - A Flexible, Engaging Competency Based Learning Solution

Delivers Targeted Blended Learning Assets for Non-Managerial Professionals
Bangalore  -- SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, today announced SkillSoft Professional Advantage, a new technology enabled learning solution focused on key workplace competencies and designed to meet the demand for shorter, more flexible learning alternatives for busy professionals.
The SkillSoft Professional Advantage series leverages the popular design of the SkillSoft Leadership Advantage (SLA) series and offers a competency-based learning solution to support the development of non-managerial professionals. Each of the individual learning tracks is aligned with key workplace competencies, including Listening, Managing Conflict, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Priority Setting and Negotiating. Multiple modes of expert instruction are offered using text, video and interactive practice activities, which are designed to keep learning quick, easy, and engaging. Content elements include videos, book summaries, and a range of other learning tools that can be downloaded and synched to popular mobile devices.
“Organizations that want to be successful for the long-term need to make training a priority across the organization,” said Russ Howard, director, content programs, SkillSoft. “Professional skills are developed over time and in today’s economy well-trained employees can be a strategic business differentiator. Building off the same design as our Leadership Advantage offering, the SkillSoft Professional Advantage series provides even more flexibility and control so employees can develop their skills throughout their careers not just at the managerial level.”
Whether professionals are looking to improve their negotiating skills or better understand problem solving and decision-making techniques, SkillSoft Professional Advantage provides a variety of learning tracks to help busy professionals better understand the key competencies needed for development. Additional tracks will be released throughout the year, with up to 25 available by year’s end, focusing on Communication Foundations, Personal Effectiveness, Business Acumen, Advanced Business Communication, Career Management and Thinking Skills.  Downloadable content allows busy professionals to access information as they need it, providing a more flexible learning environment. SkillSoft Professional Advantage can be deployed via SkillPort LMS, another LMS via the Professional Advantage portal, or as a standalone component.
SkillSoft's award-winning courseware is self-paced, engaging and highly interactive.  In addition to SkillSoft Professional Advantage, SkillSoft offers a vast catalog of business skills courseware, spanning dozens of curricula such as accounting and finance, customer service, human resources, project management and managerial leadership, as well as perennial areas of interest such as time management, e-mail etiquette and dealing with difficult people.
To learn more about SkillSoft's Business Skills Courseware Library and specific products such as Professional Advantage, please visit:
About SkillSoft
SkillSoft is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. SkillSoft is on the web at
Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. SkillSoft's Books24x7(R) product offering includes access to more than 30,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search & Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) virtual classroom, and inGenius(R). 
SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.
SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, SkillPort, Search & -Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, AnalystPerspectives, ExecSummaries, ExecBlueprints, Express Guide, Dialogue and inGenius are trademarks or registered trademarks of SkillSoft Ireland Limited in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners, countries.
Justina Phoon
Aiswarya Mohan
 IPAN  Hill and Knowlton
61 3 9560 5740
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