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imc from Saarbruecken Receives Strong Rating as 'Strategic Challenger' in Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning

The 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning evaluates providers of digital learning content. imc was able to improve its rating in digital learning for the fourth time in a row. This means that imc has accelerated its trajectory as a Strategic Challenger.

Saarbruecken, March 31, 2022

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Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, has published its latest analysis of the Digital Learning market. The content solutions from imc were able to secure an even better place than last year. The Saarbruecken-based company thus continues to expand its positioning in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for the fourth year in a row.

 

For the second time, imc's learning content is ranked in the Strategic Challenger category. According to Fosway Group, Strategic Challengers offer solutions that cover a broader range of services than most other providers included in the 9-Grid™. Strategic challengers are also solid and reliable partners in the digital learning field.

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Falk Hegewald, Director Content, imc

Falk Hegewald, Director Content at imc, is extremely pleased about the immense improvement:

 

"The significant jump in the ranking reflects our impressive development over the last few years and strengthens us in our mission: to inspire and engage our customers and together create innovative learning experiences for people worldwide. This applies to our customized projects with customers such as Jägermeister, Vodafone or Porsche as well as to new learning worlds from our own product portfolio such as "Cyber Crime Time".

“As a Strategic Challenger in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™️ for Digital Learning, imc has developed a track record for learning design, learning solutions and services that help organisations transform their learning approach,” said David Wilson, CEO, Fosway Group.  “The Meister Academy is a great example of how imc bridges creativity, brand and global blended learning.”

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2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems: imc retains Core Leader position

Independent HR analyst, Fosway Group, has presented its latest study on learning systems. The imc Learning Suite maintains its position as a Core Leader for the fourth consecutive year.

Saarbruecken, February 17, 2022

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Fosway Group, Europe’s leading HR analyst, today published its latest study on learning systems. Once again, imc's Learning Management System is positioned as a Core Leader. The analysis reflects the steady growth and further development of the imc Learning Suite (ILS).

Core leaders are characterized by a very good track record in terms of business win rate, delivery to the customer and customer advocacy, according to Fosway Group.

 

David Wilson, Fosway Group CEO, commented, “imc continues to consolidate its position as a Core Leader in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems through product innovations including the development of a new authoring tool and headless LMS functionality. As its capability continues to grow so does its momentum in the market.”

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Christian Wachter, CEO of imc, is pleased with the top ranking:

"Being recognized as a Core Leader for Learning Systems in the Fosway 9-Grid™ with our LMS is of course another incentive. The strategic enhancements in the areas of Learner Experience, User Generated Content and Learning Analytics will certainly help to improve the product's potential and continue on the path to becoming a Strategic Leader."

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imc from Saarbruecken receives eLearning Award twice

Saarbruecken, 03. January, 2022

The eLearning Journal has honored imc and its customers twice with the eLearning Award. This year, for the twelfth time, innovative and creative eLearning projects were honored at the national award program.

In the category "Micro Learning" the project "Tax & Legal Quality & Risk Management" was awarded, which imc implemented together with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The new e-learning replaces a mandatory training course at PwC that was previously conducted in person.

 

In six different exciting cases, the learners experience a real scenario of the daily work at PwC Tax & Legal, acquire new knowledge and apply it directly. They are part of a diverse PwC Quality & Risk Management team and support it in various missions. The modular structure of the e-learning makes it easy to adapt individual cases.

 

Storytelling, scenario-based learning, gamification and micro learning were chosen as didactic tools to make the e-learning as exciting as possible and at the same time enable a real reference to the working world. To underline the gamification and storytelling character, a comic-style design was developed.

Another award in the category "Validation" was won by imc together with its customer pfm medical for the "validated Learning Management System". As a company in the medical technology sector, pfm medical is subject to a strict obligation to provide proof of all work and training processes. By introducing the validated system, pfm medical can now record the prescribed complete documentation of all training courses directly in the Learning Management System (LMS) and does away with the paper records that were previously customary.

 

By validating the LMS, processes relevant to the validation of learning activities have been digitized and automated, saving time and resources and increasing security and reliability. Using a validated LMS today saves pfm medical about one working day of effort per week.

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For the twelfth time, the eLearning Journal 2022 jury presented the eLearning AWARD. With over 300 project submissions, the interest in the eLearning AWARD was unbroken. In the end, state-of-the-art projects prevailed in 75 categories.

 

For more information on pfm medical and the validated system, click here.

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imc Learning awarded six times at LearnX Awards in Australia

The Australian educational institute LearnX has honored imc and its customers with no less than six prizes at the "LearnX Awards" 2021. The international award program honors innovative and creative projects in the fields of learning and design every year.

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Melbourne, November 18, 2021

Among others, the awareness game "Cyber Crime Time" was awarded Gold in the category "Best Game E-Learning Design". In the freely available IT security training, learners become hackers themselves and try to damage a fictitious company. Along the way, they learn first-hand about the most common cyber attacks and can better recognize security risks in the future.

 

The highest possible award, the Platinum Award, imc received in the "Future Learning" category. The award went to the customised learning model that imc created together with the Green Climate Fund. The project originated in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Another Gold Award went to imc, in partnership with the Victorian Department of Health, for enhancing the Learning Management System (LMS) to accelerate knowledge transfer to the Covid-19 Task Force, in the category of "Best Pandemic Response: compliance training."

Also going to Victoria is the Gold Award in the "E-learning widespread adopter initiative" category for imc and the Department of Education and Training. Here, a pathway was created to train teachers in dealing with students who have difficulty with numeracy and mathematics.

Another Gold Award was received by imc and the Commission for Children & Young People (CCYP) Victoria in the "Employee Experience Strategy" category.

The fifth Gold Award was in the Best Performance Support category for the implementation of a performance-based management system at the New South Wales Department of Public and Justice.

 

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Christian Wachter, CEO of imc

Christian Wachter, CEO of imc is proud of the team in Australia and emphasises:

 

"We would not have expected such an overwhelming result, but it proves the high level at which we operate worldwide. All the projects contain a lot of innovation and creativity and we are pleased that this hard work has been rewarded sixfold."

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About LearnX

The LearnX Live Awards is an international awards program that presents awards in various areas of talent management to corporations, educational institutions and public agencies. Each year, the program recognizes outstanding projects and solutions that serve as best practices and add business value. The awards program has been around since 2008. To learn more about the LearnX awards, stop by here.

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With more than 20 years experience, 12 international locations and 300 employees, imc is the leading full-service provider for digital training. Experts in the fields of technology, e-learning content and strategy work hand in hand to provide holistic and customized e-learning solutions - worldwide. 1,200+ commercial enterprises, government organisations and educational institutes with over 5 million users around the world rely on imc's holistic and bespoke solutions.

 

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Leading German business magazine honors imc as best e-learning provider for the second time in a row

Following an independent customer survey, the German magazine WirtschaftsWoche has published a ranking of digital education providers. Once again in first place among the best e-learning providers: imc.

Saarbruecken, October 28, 2021

With the ranking "Best Digital Education Providers", the German magazine "WirtschaftsWoche" is once again dedicated to the digital education market in Germany. In the category "e-learning providers", imc once again achieved 1st place.

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Christian Wachter, CEO imc

Christian Wachter, spokesman for imc's board, is delighted with the award and explains: "Our high level of customer orientation and continuous investment in product innovations are the success factors for this renewed award. To take first place two years in a row is of course a great motivation to continue claiming the top spot for ourselves in the future.

In addition, this first place is also an important signal to all research partners with whom we collaborate on nationwide research projects, that we are the right partner and are driving these initiatives with proven expertise."

For the ranking, market research institute ServiceValue gathered more than 12,000 user reviews from 132 providers and selected the best providers. The rating was determined by an independent satisfaction survey of customers. There were at least 35 ratings for each of the providers listed.

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More information and the whole ranking in the WirtschaftsWoche (German only) you find here.

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imc AG expands portfolio of solutions for schools

Welcome to the hybrid classroom: imc AG expands portfolio of solutions for schools

imc AG, leading provider for digital training and professional development makes schools fit for digitalisation

Saarbruecken, 02 August 2021

Today, imc AG is presenting its My Digital School programme, expanding its portfolio for schools.

It was already well-known before the corona crisis: Germany’s schools are lagging behind considerably with their digital equipment. However, schools can only be successfully digitalised if the right conditions are created, and teachers are trained in handling and utilising relevant media and learning content. This is why imc wants to share its experience from 25 years of corporate learning with schools and school boards.

 

imc has been cooperating with several schools for a few years, and regularly exchanges ideas with them. Thus, the obvious next step is to expand the offer and support schools around the world with the expertise gained in this field. My Digital School aims to help teachers and schools to design tailored virtual and hybrid models, and realise them in a meaningful way.

 

imc Board Spokesman Christian Wachter has been driving cooperations with schools for many years. He is very aware of the issues many schools face:

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Christian Wachter, Board Spokesman, imc

“For one, there is a lack of expertise like knowing how to use modern communication tools and systems. Moreover, relevant teaching and learning concepts need to be developed, given that digital learning differs from traditional lessons. Filming a face-to-face lesson or sending out an overhead slide in PDF format does not make it digital learning. Nevertheless, providing encouragement to take a step towards digitalisation is a matter close to our hearts. This past year, we realised numerous successful projects in schools that can serve as best practice examples for others.”

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Scheer Group companies winning three of the sixteen Gaia-X projects

Scheer Group companies prove to be strong partners, winning three of the sixteen Gaia-X projects

The award for MERLOT, POSSIBLE and Gaia-X RESCUE facilitates broad engagement in key flagship projects of the European Cloud Initiative

Saarbruecken, 02 July 2021

Gaia-X is a European project to develop a competitive, secure, and reliable data infrastructure for Europe, involving representatives from industry, science, and administration. The objective is to develop and provide applications that leverage the opportunities of modern cloud technology while guaranteeing data sovereignty for all users. Scheer Group companies and the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute are now among the selected project partners for the Gaia-X flagship projects MERLOT, POSSIBLE and Gaia-X RESCUE.

Innovative and practical applications and dataspaces in the digital Gaia-X ecosystem receive funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Project partners must ensure the technological viability of new applications, as well as their economic feasibility and security. As the umbrella company for the Scheer Group companies, Scheer Holding has already been involved in Gaia-X since the autumn of 2019.

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Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer

“Gaia-X is an ambitious project. It involves the development of data infrastructure of the next generation. This is the foundation for secure, transparent, and controllable data provision in Europe. Data economy needs this foundation to thrive. The key vision of Gaia-X is to make the value of the data obvious and tangible. Right from the start, making Gaia-X come to life and provide an experience through innovative applications has always been key for us,” Prof. August-Wilhelm Scheer, Sole Shareholder and Managing Director of Scheer Holding explains.

The MERLOT, POSSIBLE and Gaia-X-RESCUE projects at a glance

  • MERLOT – ‘Marketplace for lifelong educational dataspaces and smart service provisioning’ – focuses on innovative developments in the education sector. Dataspaces and services with superior security are created, which can be accessed via marketplaces within the Gaia-X ecosystem.

 

  • POSSIBLE – ‘Phoenix open software stack for interoperable engagement in dataspaces’ – aims to develop an innovative and user-friendly cloud solution for the public sector. For instance, applications for the education sector, medium-sized companies and administration bodies are developed and implemented to facilitate secure data exchange.

 

  • Gaia-X-RESCUE seeks innovative data solutions for a smart fire brigade. It revolves around the collection, analysis, and distribution of data in rescue services, implemented via secure dataspaces in the cloud. inspirient GmbH, a start-up investee of Scheer Holding, is participating in this project.

“I am delighted that the jury approved of our innovative partners and ideas for the MERLOT, POSSIBLE and Gaia-X RESCUE projects, especially in relation to the public sector including education,” says Dr. Sabine Wilfling, Unit Lead Public Government, Scheer GmbH. “Quickly applying Gaia-X in precisely those areas across all regions is crucial.”

imc has taken the lead in the MERLOT consortium

Scheer Holding company imc AG is leading the consortium for the MERLOT project. The other consortium partners are: August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute, edu-sense gGmbH, Hasso-Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, IBM Deutschland GmbH, International Dataspaces Association e.V., IServ GmbH, Schülerkarriere GmbH, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, 1& IONOS SE.

 

Bechtle AG leads the consortium for POSSIBLE. The consortium partners are: August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute, Dataport AöR, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, imc information multimedia communication AG, Univention GmbH, 1&1 IONOS SE.

 

Safety io GmbH leads the consortium for Gaia-X RESCUE, which also comprises: Alice&Bob.company GmbH, Berlin Fire Brigade, Free University of Berlin, University of Applied Sciences, inspirient GmbH (Scheer Group), sysEleven GmbH.

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imc Express - the new AI-based authoring software

imc AG presents imc Express – the new AI-based authoring software

With the new authoring tool imc Express, the e-learning provider opens up the possibility for companies to quickly and easily digitise knowledge.

Saarbruecken, 06 May 2021

Today, imc AG is launching the new cloud-based software imc Express that enables users to create e-learning courses and digital training quickly and effectively. The tool is available worldwide and well-suited for use in almost any type of operation.

Cloud-based and without app installation

The cloud-based tool requires no prior knowledge or app installation, and can be used on any device. It also supports the creation of barrier-free content. An extensive toolkit offers great flexibility with features including design templates, image databases, surveys and much more. A range of options for the output format such as text or audio and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in imc Express help to achieve maximum productivity. For instance, imc Express can translate contents into almost all languages of the world at the click of a button.

The driving force behind the development of this intelligent authoring tool was the ever-increasing demand for user-generated content in corporate learning – learning content created by employees themselves. The vision: The software is designed to enable everyone – from apprentice through production staff to managers – to digitise their knowledge in a quick and straightforward manner and share it with others.

imc Express is as easy to use as an Instagram filter

Oliver Nussbaum, Managing Director of imc Austria, played a crucial role in the development of the software: “There are many authoring tools that would be classified as software for experts,” Nussbaum describes the provider market. These facilitate highly complex processes. However, without prior knowledge, such programs are often overwhelming.

Oliver Nussbaum, imc

Oliver Nussbaum, Managing Director of imc Austria

“imc Express is easy to use,” says Nussbaum, offering a comparison to Instagram filters: “You have an image that you want to post, and simply want to optimise it quickly. Instagram will automatically suggest various filters, you select one of them ... and you’re done. With imc Express, we created a similar functionality for learning content.”

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Read the whole interview with Oliver Nussbaum, the inventor of imc Express.

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Quiz-App Against Corona

Contest Against Corona: imc quiz app supports GIZ's awareness campaign in Africa, Asia and MENA

GIZ’s digital learning project ‘atingi’ aims to support access to better opportunities in life to inhabitants of the Global South through free, accessible and inclusive digital learning.
atingi now wants to use the scalable digital educational technology approach in the context of the coronavirus crisis to counteract Covid-19 misinformation and pandemic fatigue. In a specially created quiz competition, up to 150,000 people can playfully prove their knowledge of the virus. The educational game runs on the ‘BizQuiz’ app owned by imc AG.

Saarbruecken, 21.04.2021

The “Contest against Corona” launches today: a gamified Covid-19 online quiz with weekly prizes, which will run until May 21st. After reaching 100,000 participants in 54 countries with the first contest in December, the entertaining, salient international information campaign is out and about in a new look this year: this time the quiz software is provided by imc’s BizQuiz, and as a result participants will have the opportunity to choose fun avatars and invite friends to a quiz duel.

3 languages, 300 questions and 150.000 participants

The competition is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and organised by atingi, a digital learning project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

 

The purpose of the contest is the endeavor to contribute to educating citizens in the target regions about COVID-19, because access to education and high-quality information is still difficult in many developing countries, while misinformation is going rampant. Information overload and “pandemic fatigue” threaten the vaccination campaigns and other crucial measures to contain Covid-19 in developing countries – and Contest Against Corona offers an appealing, playful quiz format to regain the attention of citizens again.

 

Currently salient topics such as vaccinations and the effects of the new Covid-19 variants are the focus of the nearly 300 questions one can play, but also popular myths and basic topics such as symptoms, treatment and community mitigation. The game is available in English, Arabic and French. Participants can win daily, weekly and high score prizes like a Samsung S10 and a 12-month online accredited university degree from prestigious universities like MIT. All participants can also earn an atingi learning certificate.

Multi-player mode against Corona

To make the contest happen, an experienced software provider was sought who would be able to set up a browser-based quiz application in three different languages, that works on all mobile devices. Further requirements were that players should be able to compete “live” against each other in a multi-player mode, receive points, display important information about the competition design and the ability to handle up to 150,000 players.

imc AG from Saarbrücken was able to prevail. With its educational game "BizQuiz" it has won over numerous customers with its solution since 2016.

Greg Blackburn, imc AG

Dr. Greg Blackburn, Alliance Manager at imc AG

Dr. Greg Blackburn, Alliance Manager at imc, heads the project at imc: “We are thrilled to be part of this special project. The education about COVID-19 and the fight against misinformation are important topics. And, in our opinion, lifelong education is the best way to help people reach their full potential."

Marisa Steinmetz, who manages the Contest Against Corona project at atingi states: „We aim to help protect human lives with the quiz. Therefore it was important to us to choose a reliable, high-quality software provider with a track record of projects of this scale and who has a real partner mentality. We believe that we have succeeded in finding all that in imc and are optimistic that this format can also be expanded to other topics relevant to our target groups in the future."

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About atingi

atingi is a free-of-charge digital learning platform, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. atingi's vision is a world where digital learning is accessible, inclusive, relevant and safe for all learners.

For more information, visit the atingi website or get in contact with Johannes Pohlmann, Marketing & PR, atingi [email protected]

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imc AG continues to improve according to Fosway 9-Grid™ analysis

The independent analyst Fosway has introduced their latest report about Learning Systems. The imc Learning Suite rises the third year in a row and ranks among the top Core Leaders.

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Saarbruecken, 28.01.2021

The latest analysis of the Fosway Group in the field of Learning Systems has been published today. Fosway ranks imc’s Learning Management System as a Core Leader in the 2021 Fosway 9-Grid for Learning Systems, reflecting consistent growth and progress over the last three years on this high level.

In 2019, imc was ranked as a Core Challenger, improved 2020 to a Core Leader, and was in 2021 able to rise further in this category with increasing trajectory. Core Leaders highlight a very good track record of enterprise win rate, customer delivery and advocacy.

 

“imc continues to show strong growth and success in the Learning Systems market, both in DACH, across Europe and beyond” , said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. “It has always been an innovator but is now showing that on a wider enterprise stage, as well as its ability to deliver customer success.”

Christian Wachter

imc’s CEO Christian Wachter praises the team for the steady improvements: “We are very honoured with the result and our position among the best competitors worldwide.

The team did a really great job here and our strategy of holistic and individual learning journeys and client-oriented technologies pays off. We will continue working on our learning analytic tools and hopefully make it to the Strategic Leaders in the future.”

Fosway 9-Grid™ 2021 Learning Systems

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The full issue of Fosway with the figures for 2021 can be found here.

More information about the Fosway Group itself you find here.

 

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