Excellent onboarding: Brandon Hall Group presents Silver Award to imc Learning and ALTANA
The Brandon Hall Group, the leading provider of Excellence in Human Capital Management, has announced the winners of the "Awards for Excellence" in the category "Talent Acquisition Awards 2023". imc won with its global onboarding programme for the ALTANA Group.
Saarbruecken, August 2023
A uniform onboarding programme for all: this was the goal with which ALTANA approached imc. The ALTANA Group develops and produces high-quality, innovative specialty chemical products in four divisions. Headquartered in Wesel, Germany, ALTANA has 48 production sites, 63 service and research laboratories worldwide and employs around 7,000 people.
In order to communicate the overarching goals and values of the ALTANA Group to employees from all divisions, imc has developed a uniform company-wide onboarding programme for ALTANA. In addition, there is a specific onboarding for managers.
The survey results collected by ALTANA show that the project was highly successful: On a scale of 1 to 5, the global onboarding was rated with an above-average 4.3 points, the leadership training with a very good 4.0 points.
For the Brandon Hall Group's international panel of industry experts, a demonstrable business impact is of central importance. Other assessment criteria include:
- Alignment to their business need and environment
- Program design, functionality, and delivery
- Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, and creativity
- Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits
Brandon Hall Group is a research and analyst firm, with more than 10,000 clients globally and nearly 30 years of delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organizations around the world through research and tools each and every day. More about the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards.
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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer receives Rudolf Diesel Medal
Honored for "Most Successful Innovative Achievement" as a Pioneer of Modern Architectures for Information Systems
Saarbruecken/Augsburg, July 14th, 2023
On July 13, 2023, the Rudolf Diesel Medal, the oldest and most prestigious innovation award, was presented to Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer in Augsburg in the category "most successful innovation achievement". He was honored as a visionary and entrepreneurial implementer of modern architectures for information systems.
The Rudolf Diesel Medal has been awarded since 1953 in memory of the innovator Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the diesel engine. The Rudolf Diesel Medal honors individuals for special achievements in the field of invention and innovation culture.
Famous recipients include Wernher von Braun as a rocket pioneer, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach as pioneers of automotive engineering, Conrad Zuse as the inventor of the computer, the founders of SAP AG, and several Nobel Prize winners.
The justification for the award of the medal states, among other things: "The ARIS concept, developed by August-Wilhelm Scheer around 1990, is a framework for optimizing business processes. The software product ARIS Toolset for modeling and optimizing business processes, developed by his company IDS Scheer AG, became one of the few internationally successful software products made in Germany. The ARIS concept simultaneously provided a theoretical foundation for the success of the process-oriented enterprise software that has shaped corporate information processing over the past 30 years."
As a pioneer of modern architectures for information systems, Prof. Scheer founded other successful companies under the umbrella of Scheer Holding after the sale of IDS Scheer AG, such as the process consulting company Scheer GmbH, imc AG as a leading software company for learning technologies and the software company Scheer PAS GmbH for a software architecture of the "Composable Enterprise". All companies are internationally oriented. As a driver for innovation through application-oriented research, Scheer founded the non-profit "August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute for Digital Products and Processes".
"The Rudolf Diesel Medal is a very special honor for me. It is a recognition of the path I have taken as a scientist and entrepreneur. My drive has always been to successfully turn ideas from my research into products and services. This still drives me today."
Prof. Scheer's latest book, "Composable Enterprise", outlines the architecture for the digitized enterprise of the future.
About Scheer Holding
Scheer Holding supports and manages the merger of innovative and technology-oriented companies in one network. Scheer GmbH, imc AG and Scheer PAS Deutschland GmbH as established companies are the driving forces for the start-ups in this network.
August-Wilhelm Scheer, professor for business informatics, inventor of the ARIS concept and successful entrepreneur since the foundation of IDS Scheer AG, established Scheer Holding GmbH as a network of high-growth IT companies. Process expertise, high quality, innovative strength and focus on customer benefits characterize products and services. The close exchange with science and research additionally increases the innovative power of the individual companies and opens up new markets. As the sole shareholder of Scheer Holding, Scheer holds significant stakes in the network companies. Investments in start-up companies are made while at the same time emphasizing the entrepreneurial power of the start-up management.
Training Industry ranks 2023 Top Custom Content Development Companies: imc on Watchlist
Training Industry today announced the publication of its 2023 Top Custom Content Development Companies List. The purpose of the annual ranking is to help buy-side organisations find the right training partners. imc is on the 'Watch List' – and the only provider ranking both for its LMS and custom content offerings.
25 May 2023
Training Industry is the most trusted source of information on the business of learning. The US analyst firm publishes an annual ranking of the Top Custom Content Development Companies. This year, imc made it onto the Watch List.
Training Industry continually monitors the training marketplace for the top providers of custom content. Each year, it compiles a list based on a thorough analysis to help organisations find the most suitable training partners. The assessment criteria for the list include the capabilities and services of leading content development providers. These are companies offering a diverse range of learning content and a variety of content development services.
The selection for inclusion in this year's Top Custom Content Development Companies List (and Watch List) was based on the following criteria:
- Breadth and quality of content developed, and services offered
- Industry visibility, innovation, and impact in the learning services training market
- Client representation
- Business performance and growth
Speaking about imc's recognition, Sven R. Becker, Board Member and head of imc's Custom Content, says: "We are thrilled to have made it into the Top Custom Content Companies Watch List. It proves that our company objective - to make sure training does not feel like training - has paid off.
The announcement is a great motivation for us to achieve even more in future. I'd like to thank everyone at imc and our customers for their trust in undertaking exciting learning journeys with us."
ATD International Exhibition & Conference: imc Learning to present Europe's leading enterprise learning platform
San Diego, May 2023
Top US businesses are turning to imc Learning's complete solutions for corporate training and enterprise L&D management. Developed in Germany and now available to the American market, the company's imc Learning Suite offers large corporations a highly flexible learning management system (LMS) with extended enterprise capabilities.
As an award-winning platform provider, imc Learning brings more than 25 years of expertise in helping clients to deliver high-end corporate L&D programs. Its products and services have enabled some of the world's best-known brands to turn their L&D strategies into vehicles for achieving business success. Alongside its learning platform, the company also provides premium custom learning content and a wealth of expert knowledge from L&D strategy consulting. Recently, it launched a new release of its enterprise-grade AI-powered authoring tool, imc Express.
imc Learning Suite is the industry's most flexible and configurable learning platform, designed to cater for the complex training needs of global brands. As a highly feature-rich and integrated solution, the platform bills itself as "The #1 LMS for Enterprise" and aims to be the sweet spot between an LMS and LXP. It allows for the targeted provision of digital and blended learning experiences by combining extensive LMS capabilities with engaging LXP user experiences.
imc is trusted by household names in Europe, including Lufthansa, Audi, and the Mercedes-Benz Group. The company's entry into the US market represents an exciting addition to this year's conference and exhibition. Interested L&D professionals are encouraged to visit the company to find out more about the imc Learning Suite at ATD23, Booth 536 in the San Diego Convention Center.
Christian Wachter, CEO of imc says:
"At imc, we're extremely excited to be expanding our market presence in the USA and look forward to showcasing Europe's leading LMS to America's biggest companies. To that end, we are absolutely thrilled to be joining the ATD community in San Diego, which we believe will serve us as a valuable gateway to build key relationships with US-based companies.
We are proud to have many of these companies as our esteemed customers in Europe, and we look forward to fostering mutually beneficial partnerships in the US market as well."
With more than 25 years experience, 12 international locations and 400 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.
Founded by IT-pioneer Prof. August-Wilhelm Scheer, imc today supports over 1.300 commercial enterprises, government organisations and educational institutes with over 10 million learners around the world in planning and implementing professional and bespoke trainings solutions.
imc AG continues its expansion in the USA
Germany’s imc AG expands North America business with new location on U.S. East Coast
Saarbruecken, February 2023
At the start of this year, imc announced the opening of an additional international location -- on the east coast of the USA. The new location continues the Saarbruecken, Germany-based e-learning provider’s growth trend of the past few years and further expands its global presence.
It will enable imc to provide its existing customers in North America with a more personal experience. It will also allow the company to base support people for new customers directly in the American market.
For Christian Wachter, Chair of the Executive Board of imc AG, the new location is a logical next step. “We already have a lot of customers and partners in the USA,” he said. “We know our product portfolio is a good fit for the American market, so we felt it was important to establish another location to take our activities there to the next level.”
Wachter also likes his company’s chances of sourcing suitably qualified staff locally: “We won’t have to start from scratch, because we’ve already managed to find high-calibre candidates for a number of positions locally. The US labour market offers a lot of talent for us. I am looking forward to having a strong, growing local team, and hence to the new energy and fresh ideas that team is certain to bring to our entire organisation.”
Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, the founder and president of the supervisory board of the Scheer Group, of which imc is part, supports imc’s growth initiative in the USA. “For the Scheer organisation, 2023 is all about growth on the North American continent,” he said. “imc AG will now join Scheer GmbH in establishing an important new branch office on the U.S. East Coast.
The USA is a highly attractive market for imc AG because it is both a major crossroads for global companies and the world’s biggest market for e-learning products. I have no doubt that imc AG, being a leading e-learning specialist, will do extremely well there.”
imc receives TISAX® security label
Since this year imc AG carries the TISAX® (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange) label. TISAX® is an information security assessment which concerns a large part of the suppliers and service providers of the German automotive manufacturers and their subsidiaries.
Saarbruecken, January 2023
imc has successfully completed the TISAX audit to facilitate the exchange of information and data with customers in the automotive industry and to ensure their security. Every company that receives sensitive information from customers, such as VW, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Daimler or their subsidiaries, must in practice be certified according to TISAX. Thus, TISAX has become a relevant competitive factor.
Roman Muth, Director Cloud Solutions & Architecture, is pleased that imc's efforts in the field of information security are now visible at a glance: "The TISAX label offers us the opportunity to compare our security standards with our customers quickly and easily from now on. The good preliminary work that my team has done in this area has contributed significantly to our ability to meet the requirements of the Information Security Assessment (ISA)."
The Information Security Assessment (ISA) is a set of requirements for information security based on key aspects of the international standard ISO/IEC 27001. It is used by companies both for internal purposes and for audits of suppliers and service providers who process sensitive information from their respective houses.
imc receives "Family-friendly company" quality seal
For the past ten years, saaris e.V., the government of the Saarland and the Saarland Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) have been honouring companies that make a special, credible and authentic commitment to the compatibility of family and career. This now also includes imc.
Saarbruecken, January 2023
imc has successfully completed the certification process to become a family-friendly employer. Project manager Ursula Kuningham of the "Servicestelle Leben und Arbeiten" (saaris e.V.) presented the corresponding "Family-friendly company" certificate in Saarbrücken on 12 January 2023.
For Sarah Pitzius, Human Resources Officer at imc, several aspects were decisive for the quick certification: "Firstly, our really flexible, hybrid working time model, which is particularly well received by parents," explains Pitzius. "In addition, we offer the possibility to work part-time during or even after parental leave - an offer that is very well received and is also used by fathers. In general, the proportion of fathers who take parental leave for longer than two months is steadily increasing, which we expressly welcome."
Saarland-wide, around 200 companies have been successfully advised and certified since 2013. Those who want the seal can apply to the responsible IHK "Servicetelle Leben und Arbeiten" at saaris e.V. and will be evaluated by them on five criteria: Flexibility of working hours, organisation and location; care for children, parental leave and re-entry; compatibility of work and care; communication and information; service and support offers. After two years, there is the possibility of re-certification.
imc receives eLearning Award for “Adaptive Learning”
The eLearning Journal has awarded imc with the eLearning Award 2023 in the category "adaptive learning". From more than 300 submissions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the jury of the eLearning Journal awards innovative projects with showcase character in more than 50 categories.
Saarbruecken, January 2023
In the category "adaptive learning", the "Digit@l Fitness Check" was awarded, which imc developed together with a German car manufacturer to motivate and empower all employees to participate and actively shape the digital transformation.
The Digit@l Fitness Check is a responsive, quiz-based digital learning module with the aim of arousing interest, motivating, imparting basic knowledge on topics of digitization and providing individual orientation on which learning opportunities are most relevant for an employee. To this end, the learning module uses a specially developed scoring system that provides learners with individual learning recommendations based on their answers. In this way, users can receive targeted and individualized training in line with their learning needs.
Since the training is aimed at all employees, the prior knowledge of the learners varies greatly. One of the challenges for the experts was therefore to anticipate and compensate for the possible overload with the large selection of offers. "The feedback shows that the learners are enthusiastic about the novel form of knowledge preparation," explains Sven R. Becker, Board Member of imc. "The deliberately provocative implementation of a „Fitness Challenge“ fits very well with the client's corporate culture and was particularly well received by younger target groups."
For the 13th time, the eLearning Journal 2022 jury will present 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 50 categories. If you would like to learn more about the awards, please take a look here.
Read everything about this award winning project here.
imc wins silver at Brandon Hall Award for "imc Express" authoring tool
The Brandon Hall Group, the leading provider of excellence in Human Capital Management, has announced the winners of the "Excellence in Technology Awards 2022". The authoring tool imc Express won in the category "Best Advance in Content Authoring Technology".
Saarbruecken, December 2022
imc Express can be used without prior knowledge or app installation and with any end device. The extensive tool kit of design templates, image databases, surveys and much more offers a high degree of flexibility. The possibility of different output formats such as text or audio, as well as the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in Express, also help to achieve maximum productivity. Among other things, content can be translated by the software into almost any language in the world at the touch of a button.
The decisive factor for 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: with this software, everyone - from trainees to managers to factory workers - should be able to digitize knowledge quickly and easily and make it available to others.
The Brandon Hall awards were judged by an international panel of industry experts based on value to the business, technological innovation, unique differentiators, technical functionality and measurable results.
Brandon Hall Group is a research and analyst firm, with more than 10,000 clients globally and nearly 30 years of delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organizations around the world through research and tools each and every day. More about the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards
imc and CSL honored at "LearnX Awards" in Australia
The Australian training institute LearnX has honored imc and its partner, CSL, with the Diamond Award in the category "Best Learning and Talent Development – Ethical Training" at the "LearnX Awards" in Australia. Every year, the global awards highlight great projects and solutions from around the world that deliver best-practice learning and business value.
Saarbruecken, November 2022
CSL Limited is a global specialty biotechnology company that researches, develops, manufactures, and markets products to treat and prevent serious human medical conditions.
As a life-sciences based organization and an ASX listed company, ethical training is critical.
CSL required a digital training that met their expectation of their global audience and accessible to all employees across from different backgrounds and job roles. For this reason, imc alongside CSL, created the “Making Good Decisions” tool eLearning module.
This is the fifth year in a row that imc is honored at the LearnX Awards.
The LearnX Live Awards is an international award program that presents awards in several areas of talent management to companies, educational institutions as well as public institutions. Each year, the program recognizes outstanding projects and solutions that serve as best practices and create business value. The award program has been around since 2008. If you would like to learn more about the LearnX Awards, feel free to check it out here.