SoftGen calls in the Mounties for e-training

SoftGen calls in the Mounties for e-training

Database and development tools distributor SoftGen has continued its push to round out the distributor's Web-based offerings, securing an exclusive agreement with Canadian company knowledgelinx.knowledgelinx develops knowledge management and training software designed to share information located in disparate databases across an enterprise via any Internet browser. The information can be presented in text, video or audio format and users can answer questions through multiple choice, drag-and-drop boxes or typed text.

Applications for the software are numerous according to Jim Bradshaw, managing director of SoftGen, including internal training/induction programs for staff, engineers in the field accessing repair manuals from PDAs, or partner training courses available over the Internet.

Bradshaw is expecting a strong take up for the knowledgelinx product, targeting mid-to-large enterprises with 100-plus users.

"We have a number of prospective [customers] now, and I'd expect two to four big sales every six weeks once we get going," said Bradshaw.

Pricing is based on two licensing structures, a per server/per user licence for internal use, or a public license - for companies looking to offer training to an external market. For a 500-user licence, a company would expect to pay about $32,000 or $65 per user.

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