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Sitecore and Velir Develop Online Learning System for the American College of Cardiology

ACC Launches eLearning Program Direct From Its Web Content Management System (October 18, 2011)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/18/11 -- Sitecore and Velir announced today that the American College of Cardiology has launched a new interactive learning management system (LMS) built with Sitecore's Web Content Management System (CMS) software. With more than 39,000 members, the ACC now provides continuing medical education (CME) to cardiovascular professionals directly from its main website.

The Certified Education section of, allows physicians, nurses, and pharmacists to engage in high-quality educational activities, assess their areas of strengths and weakness, earn continuing education credits and track credits in one central location.

"We want to help improve patient care by facilitating assessment of individual knowledge and performance gaps, and an online system is the only way to achieve this goal," said Mary Ellen Beliveau, senior vice president, Lifelong Learning, American College of Cardiology. "Our online learning portfolio will offer members and key constituents the opportunity to participate in educational activities that are directly relevant to their individual gaps from the convenience of their own home or office. Furthermore, ACC staff can conveniently create, edit and manage content straight from the system."

ACC selected Velir to build the LMS, leveraging the existing CMS from Sitecore. With Sitecore's CMS, Velir and its partner Enforme Interactive developed a highly customized user interface. Enforme, with its experience in producing eLearning portals, helped drive business requirements and the learning activity design. By consolidating Web content and learning materials into a single system, ACC benefits from a streamlined content management process and lower long-term costs.

"The learning management system at American College of Cardiology provides a clear example of how associations can benefit from building a customized solution to support training courses and educational offerings," said Anissa Talty, project manager at Velir. "Other associations could benefit from considering ACC's strategy before selecting an out of the box third party LMS solution."

About Velir Studios
Founded in 2000, Velir Studios is a full-service web agency that delivers high-quality, complex web solutions to large non-profit organizations, universities, and private companies. Our award-winning company is one of the largest Sitecore partners in North America and a Microsoft Certified Partner. Our expertise in content management, data visualization, software development, programming, engineering, and elegant user interface design enable us to create sophisticated Web-based systems that take the pain out of managing content and bring data to life by making it dynamic and compelling. For detailed case studies, please visit

About Sitecore
Sitecore redefines how organizations engage with their customers online, powering experiences that can sense and adapt to a customer's needs to increase revenue and customer lifetime value and satisfaction. Sitecore was the first Web Content Management system (WCM) to incorporate marketing automation, intranet portal, e-commerce, Web optimization, social media and campaign management technologies into a cohesive, integrated open platform. Sitecore's software makes it easy for businesses to identify, serve, engage and convert new customers online.

Sitecore's broad choice of capabilities enable marketing professionals, business stakeholders and information technology teams to rapidly implement, measure and manage a successful website and online business strategy. Its powerful development platform, integrated marketing automation tools and intuitive editing workspace enables successful websites of all types.

Thousands of public and private organizations have created and now manage more than 30,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including ATP World Tour, CA Technologies, ISS, Lloyd's of London, Heineken, Microsoft, Omni Hotels, Siemens, Thomas Cook and Visa Europe.

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