Expertus Collaborates With Bersin & Associates to Unveil First of Four Web-Based "Reality Checks" for Learning Executives

Free Two-Minute Self Assessments Produce Quick Performance Snapshots and Allow Learning Executives to Benchmark Their Learning Organizations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2010) - Expertus ( ), a global provider of software and services that optimize the business impact of learning, today announced the launch of Expertus Learning Reality Checks, an innovative series of two-minute online assessments for corporate learning leaders. The Reality Checks are designed to help training organizations gauge how they are performing in comparison to other organizations in key areas of learning management. Available today, the first Reality Check looks at how learning aligns with enterprise business goals -- a universal challenge among learning executives (

Reality Check results and recommendations are based on findings from The Corporate Learning Factbook, Bersin & Associates' comprehensive resource that compiles survey results from more than 1,400 learning organizations of all sizes across a wide variety of industries.

"The Expertus Reality Checks provide practical, immediate feedback to some of the most pressing issues in corporate learning," said Josh Bersin, president of Bersin & Associates, the leading research and advisory firm in corporate learning and talent management. "But don't be fooled by the simplicity of these assessments. Behind each question is a wealth of industry-wide research data and analysis."

Each Reality Check is comprised of three simple steps:

  1. Answer six simple questions at the Reality Check website:

  2. Submit your name and email address to instantly see your performance snapshot. The results include quick interpretations, relevant benchmark scores, and key "next step" questions to consider.

  3. For those interested in discussing results further or getting more detailed recommendations, participants can request a free consultation with an Expertus Learning Consultant.

"We designed Expertus Reality Checks in collaboration with Bersin & Associates because both organizations are committed to understanding the corporate learning landscape, and adding value by addressing gaps caused by technical and operational issues," said Ramesh Ramani, founder and CEO of Expertus ( ). "In the same way that our Learning Executive Think Tanks help training executives examine hot-button topics, our online assessments share insights and expertise that are relevant and useful in today's corporate learning environment."

Coming soon, the next three Reality Checks will focus on blended learning, social learning, and learning portals. For information on these topics in the meantime, visit for a library of survey results, white papers, Learning Executive Think Tank summaries and much more.

Expertus and Bersin & Associates have worked together in the past to bring valuable and unique resources to the marketplace. In 2008, the two organizations introduced the Training Efficiency Assessment, a groundbreaking online assessment tool that has set the standard in measuring training efficiency. In the last two years, hundreds of learning leaders have used this tool to get detailed recommendations for improvement. To participate, visit

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About Expertus
Expertus is the leading global provider of software and services that optimize the business impact of learning. For more than a decade, the firm's 500+ learning management professionals have defined and implemented plans, processes and technologies that transform training organizations -- creating measurable value for the world's most successful corporations. Clients include ADP, Cisco, ConocoPhillips, EMC, Honeywell and Lockheed Martin. Every day at these and other companies, more than a million employees, customers and business partners are educated as a result of Expertus' innovative business strategies, outsourcing services and technology-rich solutions.

Recently released, ExpertusONE is a social learning platform receiving praise from industry analysts and learning leaders. Based on years of client interaction and hands-on experience in developing enterprise-class learning strategies and technology-rich solutions, ExpertusONE is a revolutionary new approach that brings together formal, informal and collaborative learning in a way that's customized for each learning audience -- employees, customers and channel partners. 

Based in Silicon Valley, Expertus serves its clients from offices in the US, UK and India. For more information, visit, or call toll-free 1-877-827-8160.

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