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GlobalEnglish Software Selected as 2012 CODiE Awards Finalists for Third Consecutive Year in Business Software and Education TechnologyOn-Demand SAAS Company Recognized as Global Leader in Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solutions, Postsecondary Enterprise Solutions, and Collaboration/Social Networking Solutions (March 22, 2012)
BRISBANE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/12 -- GlobalEnglish Corporation (www.GlobalEnglish.com), the leading provider of on-demand Business English software to advance Enterprise Fluency for global organizations, announced today that for the third consecutive year its software has been selected as a finalist in several categories for the software industry's premier CODiE Awards. The company's GlobalEnglish Suite is a finalist in the "Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution" and "Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution" categories, and GlobalEnglish Bloom is a finalist in the "Best Collaboration/Social Networking Solution" category. Established by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiE Awards recognize excellence and achievement in business software and education technology and are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program.
"In the competitive landscape of enterprise software, being recognized as a finalist by the industry-leading CODiE Awards in not only one, but three categories of corporate learning and collaboration, is validation that GlobalEnglish answers a significant need among multinational organizations and provides a valuable solution to help them achieve Enterprise Fluency," said Mahesh Ram, GlobalEnglish Chief Executive Officer. "The GlobalEnglish Suite enables the world's leading companies to implement an enterprise-wide global communications and collaboration strategy at scale, improving the ability of their teams to work cohesively across borders, and ultimately creating a sustainable competitive advantage."
GlobalEnglish is the only provider of Business English support that is dedicated to advancing the Enterprise Fluency of global organizations. Its GlobalEnglish Suite offers a standardized, cloud-based enterprise solution to help companies achieve the productivity and operational proficiency demanded by today's global marketplace in order to remain competitive -- regardless of employee English proficiency levels, geographies, learning styles or specific needs. The software suite incorporates robust Business English applications for social collaboration, mobile productivity, on-the-job support, formal and informal learning, and the ability to evaluate and measure usage and proficiency improvements across the enterprise.
Part of the GlobalEnglish Suite, GlobalEnglish Bloom is a secure online workspace infused with social capabilities to help native and non-native English speakers work together to improve the speed and quality of their work. Employees can leverage global and local expertise to complete professional tasks in Business English, collaborate on documents, and safely share company-specific content.
"Our vision is quite simple," says Sam Neff, GlobalEnglish Senior Vice President of Innovation and Platforms. "By injecting state-of-the art, instruction-based, Business English performance tools, collaborative technologies, and expert content directly into employees' work flow, we can deliver massive workforce productivity gains, on-demand, 24x7x365, for every non-native English speaker in a global corporation."
SIIA members will select the winners from among the finalists during the SIIA member voting phase of the program from March 26-April 13. SIIA members include software, digital content, and other technology companies that address education needs, as well as the financial and other professional services providers who support the industry.
The CODiE Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose -- to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.
The full list of finalists can be found by visiting http://www.siia.net/codies/2012/finalists.asp.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to 500 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit www.siia.net.
About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish offers solutions to improve Enterprise Fluency: the communication and collaboration that drives high performance in a global economy. A key component of Enterprise Fluency is the measure of a company's ability to apply company-wide gains in Business English skills to improve the ease with which global teams can communicate and collaborate with each other and the effectiveness with which the company can operate across country borders.
GlobalEnglish has more than 500 top enterprises partnering with the company globally, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, and Unisys. Its cloud-based software suite provides instant, on-the-job support for business tasks in English -- such as writing emails -- and includes programs for formal and informal Business English learning, social collaboration, mobile productivity, and the ability to evaluate and measure usage and proficiency improvements company-wide. Headquartered in Brisbane, California, the company has global reach to support multinational companies in any country worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.GlobalEnglish.com.
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