Employees can select and schedule leadership classes, tutorials and PC training from a central database

TrainingServer Inc., an e-learning solutions provider, today announced that BMW of North America has selected the TrainingServer® LMS to manage the delivery and administration of its learning and development program.

The training of BMW’s 1,100 employees in North America is moving from a paper-based tracking system to a central learning management system, TrainingServer LMS, to administer and track training enterprise-wide.

“BMW of North America desired a leading-edge system that would enable employees to easily obtain information on course scheduling and track their own development and career planning,” said Victoria Macdonald, employee learning and development consultant, BMW. “With TrainingServer LMS, our Learning and Development Solutions team can better manage all aspects of training and enhance the quality of BMW’s employee development efforts.”

Employees select from BMW’s diverse catalog of courses, which includes leadership classes, PC skills and cultural sensitivity training. All courses can be selected and scheduled through TrainingServer’s software.

“TrainingServer LMS will not only provide BMW’s employees with the technology to maximize their own training and educational progress, but our software will also drastically reduce administrative tasks,” said Ray Maskell, chief operating officer, TrainingServer, Inc. “By using the TrainingServer LMS to centralize learning activities, BMW can offer personal learning strategies to employees and administrators will have more time to effectively analyze and plan BMW’s training program.”

In addition to scheduling classes, the TrainingServer LMS launches web-enabled courseware and performs skills gap analyses. Employees can also schedule classes over the telephone using TrainingServer’s TeleServer(TM) feature.

“BMW’s vision is to rapidly empower their employees with ready access to a centralized database that integrates all learning information from the individual to corporate level,” said Ted Bayer, chief executive officer, TrainingServer Inc. “Our solution for BMW supports this vision by establishing secure access to their corporate database using a browser, a Windows desktop, or a telephone, without diverting any of their internal IT resources from other key business initiatives.”

TrainingServer LMS is a client/server, Web-based software solution combining enterprise features with essential training administration components. With over four million learners worldwide, TrainingServer enables learning by allowing organizations to efficiently and effectively assess skills, analyze needs, manage courses, schedule events, develop job paths and integrate real-time HR data, among other standard and customized features.

BMW entered the U.S. market in 1975. Since then, the company has grown to include marketing, sales and financial service organizations in the United States; a South Carolina manufacturing operation; a design firm in California; a technology office in Palo Alto and various other operations throughout the country. BMW is represented in the U.S. through a network of more than 340 car, 300 Sports Activity Vehicle and 160 motorcycle retailers. BMW US Holding Corp., the Group’s headquarters for North, Central and South America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Information about BMW products is available to consumers via the World Wide Web on the BMW homepage. The address is: www.bmwusa.com.

TrainingServer Inc., an affiliate of Syscom Inc., provides end-to-end learning management solutions, encompassing learning administration, supply chain, and customer resource management. TrainingServer® LMS is a robust technology-driven system that delivers and manages enterprise-wide training. Internet solutions include the B2B Learning Network, a network of branded learning sites, and MyTrainingServer.com (www.mytrainingserver.com), a web site for purchasing learning resources. For more information on TrainingServer Inc., visit the company’s Web site at www.trainingserver.com. For more information on the B2B Learning Network visit www.b2blearningnetwork.com.