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Training is key! The 8 evolutionary training milestones
9/29/2017 - Posted by Jeff Walter

Training is the #1 strategy any organization can do to increase performance; therefore, training is KEY! 

However not all training programs are created equal and they certainly have different levels… but one thing is certain: Training is the best predictor of how a channel partner will perform. The value and benefits of training in your channel organization will make channel staff members more efficient while increasing productivity, revenue and profits. Where compliance and regulations are required, effective training is essential. Over the years, Latitude has identified how training programs go through an evolutionary climb to greater success. In our Channel Performance Roadmap we have identified and classified each milestone along the organization’s growth.  



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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.74528)
9/25/2017 - Posted by Jill Schultz

This release includes a major LMS Enhancement, the flexible and powerful new Reporting Engine and Report Writer feature. It also provides fixes for several reported issues related to the visibility of Brands on certain pages, date logic in the Add/Edit Transcript function, and updates to improve the behavior of Two-Factor Authentication.

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LMS Report Writer for Portal Administrators
9/25/2017 - Posted by Sarah Robinson

LatitudeLearning is empowering Portal Administrators with a flexible new report writer tool, allowing them to create, organize, share, and execute custom reports. Extract the exact Course Transcript or Training Goal data you want from the LMS by defining a list of report criteria and result columns. Then name the report, save it to a folder, and run it any time.

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Using the Reporting Engine to Run and Manage Reports
9/25/2017 - Posted by Sarah Robinson

The LMS reporting feature is made available to users based on their assigned Role. Click the Reports link in the LMS My Learning Center menu to run a classic report or to view a list of custom reports designed by your portal administrator and made available to your role.

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We’re in!! Latitude CG was named in the 2017 Inc. 5000
9/20/2017 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Latitude CG, home of LatitudeLearning, the channel LMS, has been recognized on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing CompaniesThe list represents a comprehensive look at an important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

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Cohda Wireless Promotes Training That Embraces The Information Age
9/12/2017 - Posted by Alison Huff

Cohda Wireless is company poised firmly on the cutting edge of technology. A global leader in vehicle-to-vehicle communication, Cohda specializes in software designed to fully automate the driving experience. While cameras and radar systems are an effective method of avoiding collisions, dependable and uninterrupted communication between vehicles is an imperative component of safe, automated transportation. The very idea sounds incredible but given the accelerated rate at which technology is advancing, self-driving cars are inevitable. In September of 2016, the United States Department of Transportation presented its first set of federal guidelines, a voluntary 15-point safety assessment for automakers engineering driverless cars. 

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Update: TODAY’s Al Roker Surprise engagement couple tied the knot over the weekend
9/12/2017 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Remember Latitude's biggest surprise of the year back in February? Janay Burch, Marketing Manager at Latitude CG got a surprise engagement from DaVonn Robinson with secretly choreographed efforts from friends, family and her colleagues at Latitude CG orchestrated by the NBC's TODAY Show. This past weekend the proposal turn to wedding bells and a happy couple. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Robinson!

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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.74399)
9/5/2017 - Posted by Jill Schultz

Made updates to address separate enrollment-related issues stemming from position hierarchy and company-level primary profiles, and improvements to a portal administrator's ability to reset a user password when Two-Factor Authentication is active.  Also made several minor changes to improve breadcrumb navigation and user impersonation in the new User Interface.

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Apricot Lane Boutique Empowers Franchisees With A "Stronger Together" Support System
8/31/2017 - Posted by Alison Huff

Based in the United States, Apricot Lane Boutiques offer the latest in contemporary fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts at affordable prices. One of the most unique characteristics of this franchise relates to its inventory. Every franchise location offers merchandise that’s handpicked by the franchisee to reflect the most popular styles of the store’s local demographics, so what you’ll find in a North Dakota franchise may be vastly different from one in Ohio. We spoke with Ken Petersen, CEO, and Scott Jacobs, President, to learn more about Apricot Lane Boutique’s franchise training methods. 

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LatitudeLearning gives LISEGA, Inc. the LMS they were seeking
8/29/2017 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Latitude CG, home of LatitudeLearning, the channel LMS helps cut cost for LISEGA, Inc, a German-based global manufacturing site and international distribution network. LISEGA's product range of over 12,000 standardized items is the most comprehensive modular pipe support range worldwide that provides technical solutions for all typical industrial applications. According to LISEGA's Safety & Environmental Specialist, Barry Suttles LatitudeLearning's LMS has reduced cost on lost production on the floor by not holding large classroom training sessions.

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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.74342)
8/21/2017 - Posted by Jill Schultz

Made updates to correct issues and improve processes and site texts related to Assessments, Quick Profile Update, Tuition-based Course enrollment, Subscription Credits Allowed, and Programs.

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Promotion Announcement – Navaneetha Battu, Principal
8/8/2017 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Latitude CG is thrilled to announce the promotion of Navaneetha Battu to Principal. Battu joined Latitude in 2007 as an Associate. During her employment, she has advanced through progressively more responsible roles in the organization such as Junior .net developer, Technical Architect and Technical Team Lead. Battu's role requires her to respond to a multitude of tasks. She excels as the overarching technical lead for the ClientCare team and continues to be a leader in problem solving. She also has been a mentor in onboarding new technical staff as the team expands and builds its capability.


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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes 3.0.0.74272
8/8/2017 - Posted by Jill Schultz

Updated Advanced User Search tool with a new criterion  “User Last Login Date” for the Search Users, Announcement, and Batch Enrollment tools. With comparison options “Is On, On or Before, On or After” administrators can now identify and target a group of users by last LMS activity date for an announcement or mass course enrollment.

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Have you subsribed to OEM T.E.A.?
8/7/2017 - Posted by Janay Robinson

The Latitude team is proud to extend OEM T.E.A., a one-stop syndicated news platform, to professionals in the Original Equipment Manufacturing space, or any similar partner (franchise, agent, broker, reseller) industry.

OEM T.E.A. is a newsletter about the three behaviors that differentiate high performing original equipment manufacturers from low performing: Training, Engagement, and Analytics.

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IPG Doesn’t Train, They Edutain
8/4/2017 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

What Is Edutainment? Find Out Here!
Corky Brabbs is familiar with helping his clients and partners with various marketing and design projects through IPG (Ideas Plus Group), but his expertise also expands to high-quality training. Training is one thing, but altering a person’s behavior within a specific area is a challenge because everyone comprehends and learns differently. This is how true training should work, according to IPG.

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LatitudeLearning Gives Back by Gifting Jibu a Free LMS Through the Free LMS For Charity™ Program
7/26/2017 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

Jibu, a start-up that franchises safe drinking water stores in Eastern Africa, stands out in the Franchise Industry by combining business ownership, independence and helping others that truly need it with human necessities. At a previous franchise conference, Latitude’s CEO Jeff Walter met with Jibu’s Co-Founder and CEO, Galen Welsch, during lunch and found himself impressed and inspired with Jibu’s vision. “What Jibu is doing is unlike anything I’ve seen and that’s why I wanted to give them a membership to show our support and that I believe in what they’re doing. Our LMS handles the unique needs of various business channels and was confident it could help Jibu’s team continue to grow internationally. We are always looking for ways to give back and this was the perfect opportunity to act.” 

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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.74196)
7/25/2017 - Posted by Sarah Robinson

Resolved issues with Course Search by keyword, User Import errors, and Enroll Others workflow.

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LatitudeLearning Announces Unlimited Live Chat Support
7/21/2017 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Latitude CG is happy to announce Unlimited Chat Support for paying clients. Have a question? Need some help? Let's chat! Clients with a paid LMS subscription now have access to Unlimited Chat Support! Portal Administrators who access our "Latitude Navigator" portal via the Site Management > LMS Training link are welcome to chat with the ClientCare team during LatitudeLearning business hours 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET.



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LMS Roadmap: Audience and Unlimited Enrollment
7/20/2017 - Posted by Tom Merritt

Two recent LatitudeLearning enhancements improve the system’s ability to dynamically manage users who meet certain criteria and enroll large groups of users: Audience and Unlimited Enrollments. An Audience is a collection of users who meet certain criteria: they all have a specific set of job functions, they are all part of a specific organizational unit (or units), or they may have all completed certain training curriculums. Unlimited enrollments is a new approach for enrolling large collections of users via an offline process.

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LatitudeLearning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.74126)
7/18/2017 - Posted by Sarah Robinson

Clients with a paid LMS subscription are welcome to Unlimited Chat Support! We've also improved the functionality of Course Groups, Approvals, and User Management tools.

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