Avalon Consulting Becomes a Certified Service Provider for Outstart

Wealth of implementation expertise offers superior value for eKnowledge software company’s customers.

DALLAS/BOSTON, June 19, 2007 – Avalon Consulting, LLC, a leader in the design, implementation and management of scalable enterprise content solutions has extended its partnership with OutStart, a pioneering eKnowledge software provider, to broaden Avalon’s e-Learning practice. As a certified service provider for OutStart Evolution LMS and an expert in the implementation and optimization of several OutStart products, Avalon helps deliver enhanced learning environments, extensive support, and quality e-Learning courseware to organizations of all sizes. Together they power formal and on-demand learning, knowledge sharing and community/expert collaboration.

“As a certified service provider, Avalon helps clients increase their ROI by providing value-added consulting services to those seeking to improve their training programs through the effective deployment of their LMS,” said Deneena Lanius, enterprise learning strategist for Avalon.

Using knowledge and methods, such as the Applied Dynamic e-Learning Processes & Tools (ADEPT) model for rapid, high-quality Web-based training, Avalon helps OutStart customers maximize the value of their LMS platform. The proven methodology helps tailor the product to best suit the needs of the organization and develop state-of-the-art, custom courseware that addresses even the most demanding training needs.

Central Oklahoma Integrated Network System, Inc. (COINS), whose mission is to conduct activities to enhance and improve the provision of quality health care services to its member’s clients, looked to Avalon to for an efficient way to develop online curricula that could then be integrated into its OutStart LMS. Working together, the companies were able to develop a streamlined workflow process for the simple construction of high-quality Web-based Training (WBT).

“We were very pleased with the Avalon services that allowed us to leverage the features and functionality in our OutStart Evolution LMS,” said Glenda Russell, director of network human resource services for COINS. “As the primary developer for training materials, it was extremely valuable to work alongside the experienced consultants from Avalon to implement a process, produce a one-hour course and set the stage for rapid and effective development for future titles.“
“We think of our customers first when selecting key partners,” said Massood Zarrabian, president and CEO of OutStart. “Avalon’s approach to project implementation through knowledge sharing and practical application has enabled our customers to maximize the effectiveness and discover the true possibilities of OutStart Evolution LMS.”

About Avalon Consulting, LLC
Avalon Consulting, LLC, headquartered in Dallas, TX, and with offices in Denver, CO and Washington, DC, designs, builds, implements, and manages Enterprise scale content solutions for Next Generation Web, e-Learning, business process efficiency, and Search. The company expertly delivers critical, customized content management systems and portals; collaboration applications; state-of-the-art, interactive and innovative e-Learning courseware using the Applied Dynamic e-Learning Processes & Tools (ADEPT™) model for rapid, yet quality Web-based training development; integrated business process management; and secure, reliable, and meaningful Search solutions across the enterprise. Continual and expert mentoring, knowledge transfer, and a hands-on customer service philosophy further guarantee Avalon delivers solutions that matter and are easily adaptable and maintainable. Avalon enjoys strategic partnerships with key industry organizations such as Autonomy, Outstart, and Vignette Corporation.

About OutStart
OutStart software powers formal and on-demand knowledge sharing and learning solutions that enable knowledge workers – such as sales and marketing professionals, partners and customers – to perform their roles far more efficiently and effectively. Autodesk, British Telecom, Caremark, Kronos, Motorola, NextGen, Steelcase, TravelClick, , the U.S. Navy, Verizon Wireless and others rely on OutStart to increase individual and organizational performance, improve knowledge transfer and lower operating costs. Located in Boston, Mass., OutStart has offices throughout the US and Europe and can be found on the web at www.outstart.com.

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