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DKSystems Announces Support for CentraOne Version 6.0; Complementary Features Integrate Collaborative Learning and Training Management.



CHICAGO -- DKSystems Inc., a leading provider of Learning Management System (LMS) solutions for the training marketplace, today announced support for CentraOne(TM) version 6.0, a comprehensive, open architecture, Web-based platform from Centra Software for corporate training and development. The alliance provides customers with a collaborative learning Collaborative learning is an umbrella term for a variety of approaches in education that involve joint intellectual effort by students or students and teachers. Collaborative learning refers to methodologies and environments in which learners engage in a common task in which each  environment that integrates Centra's latest instructor- led, online, and video conferencing See videoconferencing.

(communications) video conferencing - A discussion between two or more groups of people who are in different places but can see and hear each other using electronic communications.
 technologies with the comprehensive administrative solutions in DKSystems' OnTrack(R) Product Suite.

Through this integration with CentraOne, training managers have access to scheduling, enrollment and tracking solutions through the OnTrack interface. Additionally, all administrative information is automatically stored in the OnTrack database. The alliance will extend the functionality for OnTrack and CentraOne 6.0 users by allowing them to perform the following from the OnTrack Product Suite:
  -- Create and schedule a Centra learning event
  -- Cancel an existing Centra learning event
  -- Select and assign an instructor/leader for an upcoming Centra learning
     event
  -- Register participants for an upcoming Centra learning event
  -- Cancel a participant's registration from the Centra class list
  -- Update Centra class lists when confirming students from the wait list
  -- Automatically record attendance results from Centra into employee's
     training history
  -- Register for a Centra learning event as part of a Personal Learning
     Plan or to satisfy a skill gap
  -- View Centra learning events through OnTrack class list


"CentraOne offers the training industry's premier Web collaboration platform An emerging category of computer software, collaboration platforms are unified electronic platforms that support synchronous and asynchronous communication through a variety of devices and channels. , and our alliance with DKSystems provides additional administration and management functionality," said Kate Ill, Director of Alliances for Centra. "With CentraOne users have access to a wide range of tools that streamline the delivery of eLearning initiatives, and our partnership with DKSystems gives us the ability to deliver on that promise."

CentraOne 6.0 allows centralized user management for Web conferences, eMeetings, virtual classrooms and personalized learning tracks. CentraOne also offers dynamic support for 13 languages and full encryption of content, communication and system management data.

"DKSystems is pleased to offer support for CentraOne 6.0 to our customers who utilize the Centra platform to fulfill their learning requirements," said John Reid John Reid may refer to:
  • John Reid (soldier) (born 1721), a British general and musical composer, who left a bequest to fund a chair in Music at the University of Edinburgh
  • John Dowsley Reid (1859-1929), a Canadian parliamentarian and Cabinet minister
  • John C. W.
, Vice President and General Manager of DKSystems. "Our continuing close collaboration with Centra, one of our leading solution provider partners, will offer customers a richer learning experience, a more productive training environment, and a greater return on their learning environment investments."

About DKSystems

Established in 1987, Chicago-based DKSystems is a leading developer of scalable Learning Management System (LMS) tools and IT/Help Desk support solutions that improve business performance. More than 1,000 corporate and government organizations successfully use DKSystems' solutions.

The OnTrack for Training Product Suite consists of five modules that comprise the most complete learning management solution available. OnTrack for Training(R), the robust learning management software, is flexible enough to support a diverse array of training options from traditional to online collaborative learning; OnTrack Online(TM) provides self-service training management to students and supervisors via the Web; DKWebBuilder(TM) is a tool for building custom Web applications and portals without HTML HTML
 in full HyperText Markup Language

Markup language derived from SGML that is used to prepare hypertext documents. Relatively easy for nonprogrammers to master, HTML is the language used for documents on the World Wide Web.
; DKWorkflow Assistant(TM) automates day-to-day training management activities; and OnTrack Skills Manager(TM) performs online assessments based on defined job-skill profiles.

For additional information contact DKSystems at 800.892.5332, sales@dksystems.com, or visit http://www.dksystems.com .

About Centra

Leading with an undisputed track record of helping millions of users to increase revenue and improve overall business performance, Centra provides Web collaboration solutions that enable the delivery of information in a variety of live and self-service formats. Centra also adds value through unmatched capabilities to capture interactions and content, personalize per·son·al·ize  
tr.v. per·son·al·ized, per·son·al·iz·ing, per·son·al·iz·es
1. To take (a general remark or characterization) in a personal manner.

2. To attribute human or personal qualities to; personify.
 and manage information, and instantly re-use it across the enterprise. Today hundreds of global organizations across every industry and market sector choose Centra, including Cadbury Schweppes Cadbury Schweppes plc is a confectionery and beverage company with its headquarters in Berkeley Square, London, England, UK. Cadbury Schweppes is currently the only major international confectionery manufacturer to produce Fairtrade or organic products, which it sells through its , Citigroup, AT&T, Procter & Gamble, McKesson, Merck, Nationwide Insurance, and Sysco. Centra's products are bolstered by a vital ecosystem of strategic partners, including PwC Consulting, Deloitte Consulting, EDS (Electronic Data Systems, Plano, TX, www.eds.com) Founded in 1962 by H. Ross Perot (independent candidate for the President of the U.S. in 1992), EDS is the largest outsourcing and data processing services organization in the country. , Microsoft, Siebel, Cisco, and Oracle. Headquartered in Boston's technology corridor, Centra has sales offices throughout North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.centra.com/ .

DKSystems(R) and the DKSystems logo are registered trademarks of DKSystems, Inc. OnTrack for Training(R), DKWorkflow Assistant(TM), OnTrack Skills Manager(TM), OnTrack Online(TM) and DKWebBuilder(TM) are trademarks of DKSystems.

CONTACT: Mark Bouffard of Media-ImPRessions, +1-312-596-8096, mbouffard@media-impressions.com, or Ellen Slaby of Centra, +1-781-994-1068, eslaby@centra.com .

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CONTACT: Mark Bouffard of Media-ImPRessions, +1-312-596-8096, mbouffard@media-impressions.com, or Ellen Slaby of Centra, +1-781-994-1068, eslaby@centra.com

Web site: http://www.centra.com/ http://www.dksystems.com/
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