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Utica National Insurance Selects GeoLearning’s Hosted LMS Suite for 3-Year Learning Services Contract

GeoMaestro’s competency management capabilities win over property-casualty insurance group.



WEST DES MOINES, IOWA, October 13, 2005 — GeoLearning, Inc., the leading provider of Managed Learning Services and hosted learning platforms, announced today Utica National Insurance Group in New Hartford, NY has selected the GeoMaestro Learning Management Suite to deliver training content and manage enterprise-wide employee performance for its 1,425 employees.



The system from GeoLearning is intended to help the company move toward individualized learning with the ability to track skill and competency gaps and measure knowledge levels in an assessment-based environment.



“The goal for our integrated learning platform is to support employee learning events and activities at the company and prescribe just the right learning for employees based on their role and skills,” said Cherie Mullen, Utica National’s Director of Learning. “GeoLearning’s proposed solution for developing, maintaining, deploying and reporting training events appeared to fit our business needs best. The GeoMaestro system will be used by our employees throughout the United States. Additionally, the LMS will allow us to manage skills, curriculums, assessments, reporting and online content development.”



GeoLearning’s award-winning Software as a Service model means GeoMaestro is delivered entirely over the Internet, eliminating all the headaches, hassles and risks associated with traditional hardware and software implementations. The Internet-hosted learning management platform enables organizations to capture, create, manage and share knowledge to improve workforce productivity, accelerate critical business processes, and drive organizational performance. The system centralizes and automates the entire learning management process, making the administration of enterprise learning and development both effective and efficient.



In addition to the GeoMaestro learning management platform, Utica National will also deploy the following GeoLearning modules:


  • Dynamic Reporting Engine to provide the ability to transform raw LMS data into actionable analysis and meaningful business measurements.


  • MyPlan Electronic Individual Development Tool to track and manage individual employee development plans.


  • Web-based Class & Event Scheduler to manage traditional instructor-led training.


  • Learning Content Management System (LCMS) to author and deploy custom learning content.


  • CompetencyPlus to define and manage competency profiles, create and modify competencies to enable performance, link individual competency gaps to learning and development, and implement competency-based HR processes.


  • Online Product Library to manage the company’s physical and inventory of training materials and resources.



GeoLearning will also provide Internet hosting, security and maintenance services, vendor management, professional services, and 24×7 Help Desk support for Utica National employees and administrators as part of the 3-year learning services contract.



About GeoLearning, Inc.
GeoLearning is the leading provider of Managed Learning Services and hosted learning technology. The company’s products and services are used by corporations, government agencies and
non-profit organizations to manage human capital development, accelerate critical business processes and drive organizational performance. GeoLearning’s Software as a Service model means there is no hardware or software for clients to install. As a result, the company’s Web-based GeoMaestro
and GeoExpress learning management platforms can be deployed quickly, allowing clients to efficiently manage enterprise-wide learning, development and knowledge acquisition. Additional information is available at www.geolearning.com.


About Utica National Insurance Group
Utica National Insurance Group is based in upstate New York. Founded in 1914, Utica sells through independent insurance agents and is among the top 100 property and casualty insurance organizations in the United States. Utica’s products include a wide range of commercial property and casualty coverages, as well as auto and homeowners’ insurance. In addition, Utica is a nationally recognized insurer for various specialized markets, including coverages for the graphic arts industries, education institutions, volunteer fire departments, religious institutions, libraries, and more. Additional information is available at www.uticanational.com.



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