The Saarbrücken-based CRM software firm, Orbis AG, has acquired 55% of SaNet GmbH, and broadened its product palette with an innovative eLearning solution.
SaNet was founded in 1994 and employs 17 people. It primarily develops and sells web-based training software to learning institutions and companies which need to train their employees, customers and partners.
Interactive communication is vital with this new form of learning and teaching over the Internet. The actual learning content is available as flash animation, video, and audio, and employees can continue their training from their workstation at any convenient time. A company can therefore avoid running seminars, and can save on work time and travelling costs.
The programming language uses many of the elements of artificial intelligence programs, and can be used internationally. SaNet is being developed by Dr Gerhard Weber and Dr Benedikt Klein ‘NetCoach’ (www.net-coach.de), and German, English, and French versions are available.
The company’s clients include Peugeot Deutschland, RWE-DEA, Karlsberg Brewery as well as universities in Oldenburg, Potsdam and Saarbrücken.
According to a report published by IDC, the eLearning market volume is expected to double each year, and over 90% of US companies are already using a form of eLearning. If market researchers and analysts are correct eLearning will be comparable, with its explosive growth, to the present day eCommerce market.