RISC Noted in Brandon-hall.com Report

RISC’s cost and implementation services noted in the Brandon-hall.com report, Low Cost Learning Management Systems: 17 Products for Limited Budgets.

Houston, December 21, 2004 RISC Inc., a leading learning management software company, announced their product Virtual Training Assistant (VTA) was again included in Low Cost Learning Management Systems: 17 Products for Limited Budgets, a study produced by leading e-learning research and advisory firm Brandon-hall.com.

The report was based on brandon-hall.com extensive research for their study LMS KnowledgeBase: In-Depth Profiles of 50 Learning Management Systems, with Custom Comparison Across 200+ Features. In their Low Cost Learning Management Systems, 17 Products for the Limited Budgets, Brandon-hall.com identified learning management systems that consistently rate lower than average in price across small, medium and large, enterprise-wide implementations.

RISC operates in a number of markets including Petrochemical, Healthcare, Finance and Retail. One of RISC’s long-term focuses has been to stay scalable to meet the needs of various businesses types. The report cites, “The Virtual Training Assistant, or VTA, is an easy to use and flexible product that is available as a hosted (ASP) and internally-installed solution.” Duncan Welder, Business Development Manager for RISC Inc., stated that, “Since RISC’s initial LMS rollout in 1992, our goal has been on meeting the needs of end-user clients. This means not only providing the functionality required to manage the employee-development function across a number of industries but also that the LMS must make good business sense for small organizations and global-enterprises alike.”

Many RISC clients work in highly regulated industries where rapid and accurate implementations are critical. The brandon-hall.com report went on to add “RISC’s optional implementations support makes VTA a very good solution for organizations that are looking for a flexible and easy-to-use LMS at a reasonable price.” “We at RISC Inc. are excited that brandon-hall.com.com has recognized the strength of our documented implementation process.” said Tamara Geer. “Very often, the implementation process is the key factor in determining the success of an LMS rollout and the systems incorporation into business processes.”

To find out more about RISC, the Virtual Training Assistant LMS suite and RISC’s implementation designs go to www.risc-inc.com or call (281) 480-7910.

About brandon-hall.com
Located in Sunnyvale, Calif., the independent research firm brandon-hall.com provides insight and advice through their publications and consulting on best practices and learning technologies for companies both large and small. The company also sponsors the Excellence in Learning Awards, the first recognition program dedicated entirely to the e-learning industry. For more information, contact kim@brandon-hall.com. For more information about this particular report, visit the website at www.brandon-hall.com

About RISC, Inc
Founded in 1992, RISC, Inc. has been a pioneer company in Learning Management software and received distinction as U.S. News and World Reports “Best of Breed” for LMS providers in 2001. The company’s Virtual Training Assistant suite, offered as an ASP or licensed software, is the culmination of more than a decade of continuous enhancement driven by customer and industry-solicited input. RISC software users represent leaders in a broad range of industry and government entities from BP, the City of Berkeley, Food Lion, Food City and the NASA Johnson Space Center. (www.risc-inc.com)