In 2017 StrategyOnline was approached by one of South Africa’s largest banks, to assist with deploying learning content into their African subsidiaries. They had explored several off-the-shelf solutions, and none of them were able to deploy the range of content needed, or to operate over the low-bandwidth conditions found in Africa.
We ended up custom developing our own Learning Management System (LMS) which met all of the requirements, and this is now running throughout six African countries. Since this solution was launched in late 2017, we have had zero downtime across all of these sites, and the solution has evolved into a fully featured LMS, capable of going head to head with the biggest names in the business. In terms of compatibility with all e-learning formats and standards, and in terms of deployment capabilities across low-bandwidth environments, we are comfortable in saying that we are actually now best in class globally.
Since mid-2018 we have rolled out the same Learning Management System to another bank in South Africa, who initially invested in one of the largest (and most expensive) LMS platforms on the market, only to realize that it didn’t actually deliver what it said on the box. They ended up approaching us, and we have deployed the same underlying technology for them to great success.
We are now able to offer this same technology to other clients. More information will be released in due course, but please feel free to contact us should you be interested in discussing the solution in more detail.