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Case Study: OpenSesame Empowers this International Distributor to Centralize L&D Around One Solution and Save Money

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With 200 locations throughout North America and Europe employing nearly 19,000 personnel, this international distributor generates revenues in excess of $12 billion annually. The company continually invests in learning and development (L&D) opportunities with the goal of recruiting and retaining a skilled and engaged workforce. Still, in an organization this large and distributed, it's common for such initiatives to be decentralized, which can lead to unnecessary duplicate spending. Continually on the hunt for efficiency gains, the company is in the process of consolidating its content curation with OpenSesame and expects the move will save it $70,000 annually. Distributed Initiatives Fed Rogue Spend The company's Human Resources (HR) department began working with OpenSesame several months ago, rolling out the solution to 3,000 employees. The initial implementation was so successful that the company's Talent Director began planning to make the solution available to an additional 5,000 personnel. During this time, the Talent Director discovered that several other departments and locations had invested in their own LMS applications and were purchasing their own curricula independently. "We were unaware that this was happening," she said. "Each department has their own training goals and independently they were making the L&D buying decisions. Without a coordinated effort, you can end up with duplication, overlap, and rogue spend." Duplication Proved Costly The Talent Director's research revealed that the company's Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) department was using two separate LMS applications and several content providers to provide the breadth of International Distributor Eliminates $120K in Rogue Spend with OpenSesame "With one LMS and OpenSesame as our exclusive content vendor, we expect to save $70,000 each year." Talent Director, Large International Distributor Challenge Multiple LMS and content curation efforts led to costly duplication. Solution OpenSesame's extensive library of courses meets the needs of every department, allowing the company to centralize on one solution and save money. Results • Consolidation saves $70k annually • All L&D spending is centrally managed, minimizing chances for rogue spend • Enterprise-wide visibility into learning & training initiatives • Single content provider streamlines administrative tasks for departments Customer International Distributor Industry Wholesale Distribution

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