Trainer1's groundbreaking approach to reselling authoring tools

From: Trainer1
Published: Tue Oct 30 2007

Trainer1 has become the UK’s first e-learning specialist to become 'Vendor Neutral', supplying products from several competing manufacturers.

A key part of implementing this strategy has been Trainer1’s increasing its portfolio of authoring tools, having signing a partnership agreement with SumTotal Systems to offer the ToolBook e-learning authoring tool in the UK.

Not only has Trainer1 signed a re-seller agreement with SumTotal Systems to distribute Toolbook in the UK but SumTotal Systems has appointed Trainer1 as a Toolbook 'Authorised Training Centre'. In addition, Trainer1 will be opening a European User Forum for Toolbook users as well as providing 'first line' technical support for UK users of SumTotal Systems' products.

Neil Lasher of Trainer1 commented: "Becoming vendor neutral has been a planned move for some time but it has not been easy to organise as manufacturers normally require a reseller to supply only their product. However, Trainer1 has made this groundbreaking move to ensure that our clients get the best possible product to meet their needs, with opportunities for a fair comparison between the various options available on the market.

"We will continue to expand our vendor neutral portfolio strategy over the next few months. There are already more agreements in the pipeline along the lines of the agreement that Trainer1 has now signed with SumTotal Systems."


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About Trainer1 (

Trainer1 is one of the UK's and leading independent e-learning specialists, established in 1992.

Being 'Vendor Neutral', it assists customers to choose from the best available products to achieve their goals - offering many competing tools in the e-learning market. These tools deal with Authoring, Management and Content Production.

Trainer1 offers a range of services to provide an end-to-end e-learning solution, including a number of training courses in design, development and content production, as well as a full production service for bespoke development.

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