Allen Accepts Bersin & Associates Learning Leader Award in Vendor Innovation for Learning Management Systems

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SALT LAKE CITY (May 1, 2009) — On April 15, Allen accepted Bersin’s Learning Leader Award in Vendor Innovation. Bersin & Associates awarded Allen at the industry’s only annual research conference on enterprise learning and talent management, IMPACT 2009, held April 14-16 in St Petersburg, Florida.

One of Allen’s Director of Learning Solutions, Marty Newey, attended the conference and accepted the award on behalf of Allen. “It was an honor to be recognized by such a reputable research company as Bersin & Associates,” said Newey. “It was an even greater honor to be recognized for creating such an amazing tool like the Allen Learning Portal.”

There were six criteria used to judge the innovation: business value; innovation and uniqueness; history and proven effectiveness; price-performance; flexibility, supportability and maintainability; and ease of use and implementation. David Mallon, senior analyst for Bersin & Associates said one of the reasons Allen won was because of “Allen’s fixed price, ease of use and rapid implementation gives organizations an affordable, scalable solution for managing corporate training.”

The Allen Learning Portal is a robust, fully customizable LMS that offers greater ability and ease of tracking your learners. To learn more about the Allen Learning Portal, please visit Allen’s Learning Portal.


About Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates ( is the only research and advisory firm focused solely on research in enterprise learning and talent management. The company’s WhatWorks® research and research-based services are designed to deliver actionable and practical guidance and to improve operational effectiveness and business impact.

About Allen

For over 25 years, Allen Communication Learning Services ( has helped improve the training processes and methods of numerous Fortune 500 companies. With a rich history in training that started with the introduction of the world’s first commercial interactive videodisc system, today the company is recognized as a leader in custom training, e-learning, blended learning, and learning portal development. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Allen’s mission is to align organizations’ training initiatives with their business objectives by developing the optimal learning solution for each organization.

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