CLIX 2012 – Evolution in Learning and Talent Management
Trusted vendor scores with open innovation, compliance readiness and hybrid cloud economics
The 2012 release of the tried and tested Learning and Talent Management System CLIX features a whole range of innovations and new functions! As a trusted solution, CLIX 2012 is available for open innovation and the implementation of efficient compliance measures, among other things, facilitating open learning cultures while also covering security specification requirements which the HR sector will need to deal with more frequently in the future. Mobile and social learning functionalities will also be developed further in a secure and efficient way. In the following interview, Dr Wolfgang Kraemer, CEO of IMC AG, has provided a glimpse into the product strategy and outlined the further development of CLIX.
When a start-up company develops into one of the most internationally recognised companies in its sector, more than the continuation and maintenance of the foundation concept is behind the company's success. To be able to participate at the top of the market in the long term, brand awareness, a wealth of ideas and thinking outside of the box are essential. CLIX 2012, the current release of the Learning und Talent Management System which has been recognised for years, is proof that this is the strategy which has been adopted and implemented by IMC AG.
CLIX 2012 is packed with new content, options and expansions and is therefore a diverse HR tool which corresponds to the highest security standards. The CEO of IMC AG, Dr Wolfgang Kraemer, explains how this is possible in practice:
Dr Wolfgang Kraemer: "It is important to us that the requirements and user experience of our customers are the focus of product development. Open innovation is therefore a central topic for us: The ideas, requests and suggestions of customers are included in our market-driven development in all phases - from the idea until implementation. In this respect, sustainable customer confidence in a software company is a hugely important keyword. As a trusted vendor, we represent economic stability and guarantee the further development of our solutions for our customers. The long-term customer-supplier relationship therefore protects the investment made by our customers. Thanks to its highly modern quality and security standards, CLIX 2012 is the most secure Learning and Talent Management System on the market. I therefore also like to describe it as trusted solution.”
What does CLIX 2012 offer customers in terms of innovation highlights?
Dr Wolfgang Kraemer: “Social learning is a core element of CLIX 2012. Users can use informal course modes, develop their own content, make it available to others and also provide corresponding feedback. If you consider the extent to which Facebook, Twitter and similar networks have become part of our everyday lives, this was a logical step to take.
At the same time, the topic of compliance is becoming increasingly important among many of our customers. Learning progress needs to be controlled and documented. At first glance, it is natural to think that the open culture of social learning and the strict guidelines of compliance and data protection regulations are very contradictory. However, we set ourselves this challenge.
The fact that compliance training works with CLIX has been proven, for example, by one of our customers, die Mobiliar: The Swiss insurance company is required by law and regulations to provide their staff with regular training to make them aware of and inform them about adherence and the implementation of due diligence to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. CLIX enables Mobiliar to carry out the target group-orientated execution of basic training and further development modules with case examples for specific target groups, including tailor-made, detailed reporting, automatic correspondence and warning procedures. In this way, Mobiliar uses CLIX to significantly increase the efficiency of its compliance processes.
Furthermore, talent management is also an important focus in 2012. Options to depict the organisation structure and new types of talent profiles are only a few of the special features of CLIX 2012. Of course, professional career and succession planning, a comprehensive talent dashboard and individual talent development are also available. The CLIX Learning Suite is an integral element of the CLIX talent suite, but is also available as a stand-alone product.
Finally, a fourth core area of CLIX 2012 is mobile learning. Here it was also important for us to act closely in response to current developments in the market. Learning on smartphones and tablets is being increasingly taken for granted and is covered securely and reliably by CLIX. These dimensions of learning increase productivity and the accessibility of learners many times over.”
CLIX is offered as an on-premises or SaaS model in the sense of hybrid cloud economics. Are both versions equally secure and reliable?
Dr Wolfgang Kraemer: “Of course. For our SaaS model, we have been using the Microsoft Cloud Windows Azure since 2012, which guarantees the highest security standards and international availability. We therefore have a flexible product on the market which can deal with all technical and financial hurdles without losing any quality or reliability! In fact, CLIX SaaS convinced Microsoft to such an extent that IMC will shortly be able to announce the receipt of the Microsoft Cloud4Society Award and Microsoft Silver Independent Software Vendor (ISV) competency.”
What does the future look like for CLIX 2012?
Dr Wolfgang Kraemer: “We release innovation packs at regular intervals:
In the talent suite, for example, there will be even more functionalities for the improved depiction of lifecycles in a completely new and clearer form. The career and succession planning will also be expanded - from the development of comprehensive pools of suitable successor candidates to the categorisation of successor candidates in short, middle and long-term successors. This secures all key positions for the long term.
Detailed audience building and certification options in the field of compliance are another example of how CLIX supports companies in an even more profound way during the professional implementation of legal and voluntary measures.
In social learning, social assessment mechanisms are also offered in the form of polls, votes and ratings for trainers, tutors, learners, courses and content.
In short: Look forward to more exciting developments!”
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