Attention iMIS Users! CommPartners and ATS Establish Integration between Elevate LMS & iMIS AMS

Attention iMIS Users! CommPartners and ATS Establish Integration between Elevate LMS & iMIS AMS

Are you an iMIS customer looking for a top-notch—fully integrated—learning management system?
Is it important that your members have a seamless experience across your technology platforms?
Are personalized, curated learning tracks an education strategy you wish to pursue?
Is clean, aggregated member data something your association finds valuable?

If you answered yes to any of the aforementioned questions, you’ll be happy to know CommPartners has you covered! We teamed up with Association Technology Solutions to create a robust integration bridge between our award-winning learning management system (LMS), Elevate and iMIS AMS. This integration empowers our mutual customers with a unified process for authentication, registration and reporting to optimally leverage the value of both applications.

Here are a few ways the integration will benefit your staff and community:

Friendly User Experience
Members expect seamless online experiences when they engage with their association. A place where single-sign-on is a standard (not a luxury), and an ecosystem of interconnected technologies exists. Our LMS/AMS integration delivers on those expectations, plus so much more. For example, this integration makes it possible for Elevate to curate tailored learning paths for individuals based on information in their iMIS profiles. Talk about the ultimate learning experience!

Centralized Data
Many experts believe data is an organization’s most important asset. While that’s subjective, we can all agree data is very important. Unfortunately, many associations have been collecting/storing data in a variety of repositories, each married to a different technology. We believe it’s OK to store data in a few places, as long as the data ultimately flows back to the AMS. Our iMIS integration ensures critical data about your learners is sent from your Elevate LMS to your iMIS AMS.

Robust Reporting
Piggybacking on the topic of data, Elevate allows you to look at micro and macro layers of critical information. You can monitor a learner’s progress, as well as analyze community trends (e.g. blockbuster courses and superstar users). In short, Elevate provides you with powerful data that can (and should) be used to calibrate your learning portfolio for continued growth and success. For example, once you know who your most engaged learners are, what are you going to do to ensure they remain happy?

Bonus Feature
Elevate also includes a complimentary webinar platform. Learning objects come in many forms, and we encourage you to offer a continuum of programs that appeal to different content areas and learning modalities. After all, a knowledge community is only as good as the resources and learning opportunities found within. To help expand your Elevate learning community with formal web programs and/or informal learning connections, you have a complimentary, fully-integrated webinar tool, EventCenter™.

To learn more about Elevate LMS and our integration with iMIS, please contact Meghan Gowen, Vice President of Sales, at mgowen@commpartners.com.

 

 

 

CommPartners Expands Integration Ecosystem with ACGI Software to Provide Seamless Member Experiences

CommPartners Expands Integration Ecosystem with ACGI Software to Provide Seamless Member Experiences

Columbia, MD – January 13, 2016. CommPartners announces a new partnership with leading Association Management System provider, ACGI Software, to offer both client communities a seamless solution for integrating Elevate, CommPartners’ award-winning Learning Management System, and ACGI Software’s, Association Anywhere AMS. With this integration, clients of both organizations will have a unified process for authentication, registration and reporting to optimally leverage the value of both applications.

CommPartners provides the only LMS with fully integrated and embedded webinar, livestream and multimedia software to support learning, how and when it occurs. The connection between live, peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges and traditional continuing education programs leads to improved learning outcomes, as well as increased participation with an association’s education offerings.

“We’ve had an outstanding relationship with ACGI Software for over 15 years,” shared Rich Finstein, CEO of CommPartners.  “We respect their approach to customer service and the integrity and reputation they bring to our community. This new partnership leverages the best of both applications on behalf of our clients.”

“ACGI truly values its longstanding relationship with CommPartners. We are embarking on this new partnership with great excitement as associations and credentialing organizations will highly benefit from the integration between ACGI’s technology platform and the Elevate LMS,” said Arj Devadas, VP of Sales and Marketing for ACGI Software.

CommPartners’ Elevate LMS is used by leading associations such as Society of Petroleum Engineers, Americans for the Arts, American Healthcare Association and American Health Lawyers Association. Over 1,000 associations look to CommPartners to support their education requirements.

To learn more about CommPartners and Elevate LMS please contact Meghan Gowen at mgowen@commpartners.com or (443)539-4851.

About CommPartners:
CommPartners is a leading provider of online education and event solutions for the Association Community.   At the core of the company’s solutions is our Elevate Learning Suite, the ideal environment to allow organizations to engage their communities through knowledge. Elevate, the only LMS that integrates webinars, virtual conferences and eLearning options including courses, blended learning, videos, podcasts and topical discussions. The CommPartners team is diverse, and together we share a common passion: we are strategic thinkers, dedicated to the advancement of your organization’s mission through exceptional online learning.

About ACGI Software:
ACGI Software develops and delivers cloud-based software for associations and credentialing organizations. The company’s Association Anywhere® association management system (AMS) and Certelligence™ credentialing management system (CMS) are built on a secure, enterprise-class database platform. Highly configurable and extensible through integrations with web, mobile and back-office applications, ACGI has significant industry expertise gained from 20 years of working with some of the nation’s best-known associations and credentialing organizations. Learn more about ACGI by visiting www.acgisoftware.com.

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Elevate Receives Prestigious Award as Top Association Learning Management System (LMS)

Elevate Receives Prestigious Award as Top Association Learning Management System (LMS)

(Columbia, MD – Dec. 4, 2016) CommPartners, an award-winning Learning Management System, Web Events, and eLearning provider, is honored to be recognized by Talented Learning as the association community’s second-best LMS provider. Released in 2014, the once newcomer, Elevate, is now standing-out amid the competition, having earned its place as a distinguished frontrunner. Elevate customers describe the platform as one of the sleekest, most flexible and cost-effective solutions, making it the perfect fit for associations of any size and type.

What differentiates Elevate LMS from the rest?

Nimble & Intuitive Infrastructure
Tired of being coerced into static, cookie-cutter layouts with little customization options? Elevate takes an alternate approach and empowers each customer with full latitude of their design and layout specifications. This flexible platform, intact with SSO integration points, allows for parity among all technologies a customer employs, and delivers a seamless, intuitive experience for participants, and staff.

Free Integrated Webinar Tool
Learning objects come in many forms, and CommPartners encourages customers to offer a continuum of programs that appeal to different content areas and learning modalities. After all, a knowledge community is only as good as the resources and learning opportunities found within. To help customers expand their Elevate learning community with formal web programs and/or informal learning connections, CommPartners provides a complimentary, fully-integrated webinar tool, EventCenter™.

Low-Cost Disruptor
CommPartners understands that association professionals have a responsibility to be faithful stewards of their organization’s resources. Indeed, investing in a successful professional education program requires a financial commitment, but costs shouldn’t out-pace efforts and growth. Elevate has all the expected bells and whistles—plus more—with a sensible, sustainable fee structure.

Understanding of Professional Learning
Unlike other LMS providers that focus solely on the nuts and bolts of their technology, CommPartners specializes in a deeper, more holistic approach. Their unwavering philosophy is straightforward—learning strategy first, and technology second. CommPartners has a diverse group of professionals with backgrounds in instructional design, event management, technology development and customization, association leadership, and client-partner advocacy, providing their customers with unparalleled service, expertise and assurance.

“This unique platform was created in response to the ultimate LMS wish-list of education professionals,” shares Chief Elevate Developer and COO, John Volentine. “We listened to what the community needed, carefully studied learning trends, scanned the competitive environment, and relied on our historical experience to develop and launch our very own Learning Management System. From its initial conception, my goal with Elevate has always been to serve our loyal association community with a robust platform that can help them grow, remain relevant, and generate revenue. I can confidently say we delivered on all counts and look forward to seeing their successes.”

About CommPartners
CommPartners provides online education and event services to the association community. The company‘s mission is focused on providing a well-planned and intelligent approach to sharing of knowledge, with a core focus on creating positive user experiences.  Over 1,300 associations have selected CommPartners to manage their eLearning programs. The CommPartners team is diverse, and together they share a common passion: to be strategic thinkers, dedicated to advancing a client’s mission through exceptional education programs.

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CommPartners Launches Event Producer Live Learning Platform

CommPartners Launches Event Producer Live Learning Platform

(Columbia, MD –  August 10, 2015) CommPartners, a leader in online learning and events, is pleased to announce the launch of Event Producer, our second education platform from the Elevate Learning Management Suite.

Event Producer was designed specifically to build community and engagement through live and on-demand webinar programs. The platform integrates with a client’s database, content management system, branding and merchant services to provide a seamless experience for both the host organization and its participants. Processing of continuing education credits through assessment, survey and certificate components are included.

Benefits for Webinar Hosts

  • Integrated Web Conferencing: Event Producer comes with web conferencing eliminating the need for an external license.
  • Project Plans: Hosts are supported by integrated project plans that manage all the details for each webinar. The platform provides timelines leading up to an event and will notify host and presenters when tasks are due.
  • Relevancy to Each Member of Your Community: Tag content based on interest areas or roles and promote those programs to subsets of your community.

Benefits for Participants

  • Event Forums: As soon as a participant registers they can engage other registrants and the presenters through interactive discussions before and after the event. A one hour webinar becomes several weeks of peer sharing and social learning.
  • Pre Event Polls: Polls before the event provides the presenter a sense of where the audience is to produce a more relevant and informative event.
  • Access to a Library of Events: All upcoming and past events are available through a participant’s dashboard.

Rich Finstein, CEO of CommPartners, shared, “We realized through our years of producing online events that clients were looking for a more effective platform for webinars and other live programs. Event Producer delivers a true social learning environment, integrating expert content with peer ideas and experiences. We believe it’s the perfect way to engage a new generation of learners.”

For more information, please visit www.commpartners.com or email info@commpartners.com

About CommPartners
CommPartners provides online education and event services to the association community. The company‘s mission is focused on providing a well-planned and intelligent approach to sharing of knowledge, with a core focus on creating positive user experiences. Over 1,300 organizations have selected CommPartners to manage their eLearning programs. The CommPartners team is diverse, but together they share a common passion: to be strategic thinkers, dedicated to advancing a client’s mission through exceptional education programs.

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CommPartners to Team with Velvet Chainsaw Consulting For Online Education

CommPartners to Team with Velvet Chainsaw Consulting For Online Education

(Columbia, MD – June 15, 2015) CommPartners, a leader in online learning and events, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to provide its learning management system, Elevate LMS to Velvet Chainsaw Consulting (VCC) to support the evolution of its online education programs. A long-time collaborative partner with CommPartners, VCC is the premier consulting agency for face-to-face educational and networking events. CommPartners is thrilled to now also support VCC e-learning programs.

Velvet Chainsaw Consulting Managing Director Dave Lutz stated: “Velvet Chainsaw is extremely selective when it comes to partnerships. We only work with a few progressive companies who have similar vision and values for the industry we serve. We chose CommPartners as our social learning platform because they match these priorities and as important, provide the best learning environment for us to model highly engaging education experiences.”

Rich Finstein, CEO of CommPartners shared: “We are excited to support such an innovative company whose purpose is to help organizations evolve their onsite conferences and educational programming. Elevate embodies a progressive social learning model, integrating content from experts with peer ideas and experiences. This ties in nicely with Velvet Chainsaw’s approach to innovation in how learning occurs and how to increase participant engagement.”

VCC’s Elevate platform is set to launch later this summer.

About CommPartners

CommPartners is a leading provider of online education and event to the association community. The company‘s mission is focused on providing a well-planned and intelligent approach to sharing of knowledge, with a core focus on creating positive user experiences. Over 1,300 associations have selected CommPartners to manage their eLearning programs.

About Velvet Chainsaw

Velvet Chainsaw Consulting (VCC) is the leading choice for conference and trade show organizers interested in growing or transforming their major face-to-face events. VCC provides expert advice for designing premium education and networking experiences that result in increased loyalty and revenue. VCC is comprised of a team of industry experts who are change agents for where conferences and tradeshows need to evolve. Specifically, VCC specializes in: conference improvement, sponsorship growth, education differentiation, speaker improvement, general session design, and strategic facilitation.

To learn more about this new partnership, please contact Eve Finstein, at efinstein@commpartners.com

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Webinar: The Future of Work: Six Radical Changes Disrupting the Next Decade

Webinar: The Future of Work: Six Radical Changes Disrupting the Next Decade

Change is the constant. Chaotic environments are the norm.

Today is dramatically different than ten or twenty years ago. The line between work, play and leisure will continue to erode.

Join Velvet Chainsaw’s Jeff Hurt on Tuesday, June 16th for a conversation focusing on how associations can be nimble enough to adapt to these impending changes.

According to the technology research company Gartner, by 2020 more than 40% of an organization’s work will be non-routine. During the next ten years six radical changes will disrupt traditional work. The need to adapt to these mega-trends will be imperative for success.

Who: Jeff Hurt, Executive Vice President of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting
What: Free webinar looking at the opportunities these changes create for associations
Where: CP Learning Center
When: Tuesday, June 16th

For more information and to register, please log in to the CP Learning Center.