Company: Prositions, Inc., Urbandale, IA
Company Description: Prositions, Inc. is a leading provider of learning content and performance support libraries. It also offers a complete range of consulting, software, content, and service solutions. MentorString, their award-winning, cloud-based software application enables organizations to leverage virtual mentoring, and access individual development plans with content from industry-leading authors and producers
Nomination Category: New Product & Service Categories - Software
Nomination Sub Category: New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Mobile On-Demand Application
Nomination Title: Prositions DashTrain
Tell the story about this nominated product or service (up to 650 words). Describe its function, features, benefits, and performance to date:
Today’s modern learners, who are accustomed to platforms like YouTube, Netflix, Facebook, and Google, expect instant access to high-quality training content that seamlessly fits into their busy and active lifestyles. The problem at work, however, is that most employer-provided training platforms and programs haven’t kept up with the rapid advancements in mobile and social technology. That is why Prositions, Inc., a leading provider of learning technologies and training content, created a cutting edge micro-learning application known as DashTrainTM. Accessible anytime and anywhere, DashTrainTM is a true mobile-first solution for performance support and training that meets the new standards of today’s modern learners.
DashTrainTM delivers the perfect balance of a feature-rich learning experience with the simplicity, elegance, and intuitive design of a mobile-first user interface. While many competitive providers tout their product’s “mobile-friendly or responsive” design, most of their solutions have simply been retrofitted to make traditional software and content fit on a smaller screen. In contrast, DashTrainTM and its supporting content were designed from the ground up to be played on a mobile device, which makes it one of the only true mobile-first solutions available in the market today.
With over 3,000 HD micro-video (and audio) learning bites covering 20 of the most popular training subject areas, DashTrainTM delivers a complete training and performance support solution. Clients can curate the content to offer only what they want to their various users and groups. Clients can even host and deliver their own micro-learning content on the system.
Finally, DashTrainTM can be configured and customized with a client’s logo and colors. It can be used as a hosted learning platform or integrated with a client’s Learning or Talent Management System.
DashTrainTM has been used in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, service, and government. Clients have implemented DashTrainTm for performance support, blended training augmentation, coaching, and micro-learning programs.
Key Differentiators of DashTrain:
True Mobile-First Design
The true mobile-first design of the DashTrainTM application makes HD video and audio content accessible to ALL employees, even if they work in the field, in a plant, or on-the-go. By downloading the free mobile application, employees can conveniently access their training anytime and anywhere. Learners can even download podcast-type audio versions for offline listening within the app. The matching browser version of DashTrainTM can be accessed on traditional laptop and desktop computers.
Comprehensive Subject Areas with Relevant and Timely Content
Learners can conveniently access content on 20 of the most-requested training topics, like leadership, diversity, communication, technology, HR compliance, sales, customer service, and safety. Clients can trust that the training content is relevant and up-to-date, because new video and audio files are added on a regular basis. Each learning bite in DashTrainTM was based on content from a leading subject matter expert or is derived from a best-selling business book. Many of these titles are award-winning and all were produced with a design methodology that keeps learners engaged through compelling stories, behavioral models, and fast-moving graphics and animation.
Curated Libraries and Hosted Internal Client Content
DashTrainTM gives clients the flexibility to curate content libraries by selecting as many or as few as they would like their employees to access. Clients can also upload and host their own micro-training content in DashTrainTM. This option is perfect for organizations who produce their own programs. These unique capabilities allow clients to customize and consolidate all of their learning needs into one easy-to-use and convenient platform.
Multiple Subscription Options
Our clients can choose the payment option that fits their organizational and budget needs. Each subscription includes unlimited use of DashTrainTM for the contract term per named user. Plans include true month-to-month subscriptions (no 12-month minimums), annual contracts, and multi-year agreements. Clients can even design their own programs with our flexible subscription options. Many clients have chosen to start with a pilot program and then expand to an enterprise wide roll-out a few months later.
In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief features and benefits of the nominated product or service (up to 150 words).
1. True mobile-first design, available on Android, iOS, and web browsers
2. 3,000+ HD micro-video/audio bites on 20 most-requested subjects
3. Hundreds of new titles added each month at no additional charge
4. Advice and tips from dozens of leading experts and best-selling authors
5. User ratings, feedback, and social sharing
6. Email and text push notifications
7. Rapid predictive search features
8. Powerful and easy-to-use administration features
9. APIs for client Learning and Talent Management Systems
10. Flexible monthly, annual, and multi-year subscription options