New Training Partnerships and Alliances (June 2023)

The latest training industry mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and more.

  • Axcel Learning, a professional education platform of Alpine Investors, acquired Dion Training, an IT certification exam preparation company that specializes in CompTIA and ITIL certifications.
  • AllianceHCM, a human capital management (HCM) software provider, announced an expanded relationship with Experian Employer Services (EES) for verifications fulfillment of employment and income requests for their clients through Experian Verify. EES is an affiliate of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. By leveraging EES’ capabilities, this fulfillment service can reduce friction for employers and consumers by providing verifiers with approved instant access to verified employer payroll records.
  • Sandler and CoachEm signed a partnership agreement that combines Sandler’s training techniques with the CoachEm AI (artificial intelligence) coaching execution platform designed to reinforce coaching best practices and deliver sustainable business results. The licensing agreement enables CoachEm to sell and facilitate Sandler’s Sales Leader Growth Series and add Sandler’s microlearning modules as a content offering within CoachEm’s recommendation engine. CoachEm uses proprietary machine learning intelligence to determine which behaviors and skills each individual rep needs to work on to improve outcomes.
  • Explainer video platform simpleshow partnered with AI-based content automation provider Retresco to create the simpleshow “motion” feature. In this latest feature release, movement and context-sensitive emotion animations now are automatically added to simpleshow videos with artificial intelligence. The feature empowers users to create their own dynamic and engaging explainer videos with just one click. The new release also includes animated backgrounds, new frames, effects, and highlight features, allowing users to further personalize their videos. In other news, the new simpleshow comment feature allows team members and third-party collaborators to provide feedback on explainer videos right on the platform.
Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.