Known as the world leader for “green” buildings, Siemens BT won gold in the highly competitive category of “Best in Competencies and Skill Development”

Santa Clara, CA – Sept. 30, 2014Expertus announced today that Siemens Building Technologies (BT), the world’s market leader for safe and energy efficient buildings, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for excellence in the “Best in Competencies and Skill Development” category. One of Expertus’ high-tech customers, Siemens BT was honored for their “Standardized Training Program” which involved a comprehensive plan supported by Expertus’ ExpertusONE LMS.

“Although we had a long history of providing excellent employee development and support, we had not formalized a prescriptive, role-based competency program,” George Kuhn, Siemens BT’s Manager, Performance Group, said. “To address this, we launched a project to develop an efficient and sustainable way to assign the required development tasks, document our workforce’s technical skills and gaps and track their development.”

The result was their Standardized Training Program − a comprehensive competency plan that would:

•    Improve customer retention by increasing customer satisfaction
•    Improve employee productivity
•    Reduce cost overruns and rework
•    Reduce employee turnover by increasing employee satisfaction
•    Implement standardized processes across 80+ offices

“As we began to implement this program it became obvious that our existing learning management system software was inadequate to sustain and expand our new competency training program,” Kuhn explained. “So, we reviewed several replacement technologies and chose the ExpertusONE LMS primarily because of its intuitive usability for employees, managers, distributors and customers.”

After implementing their ExpertusONE solution, it became much faster, easier and more efficient to get people through competency training. As for the direct savings that Siemens BT’s competency program/LMS tandem has delivered, productivity benefits (the time saved for supervisors assigning training and employees finding, monitoring and taking training) will exceed $1,000,000 by 2015.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this prestigious Gold Award from the Brandon Hall Group,” Kuhn concluded. “In the end, our Standardized Training Program achieved our ultimate goal of providing a faster, better training program with very positive business results that helps to ensure Siemens BT projects are delivered on time and at or under budget.”

“We’re so happy that the ExpertusONE LMS helped Siemens BT achieve their learning goals and had such a strong impact on their business,” Ramesh Ramani, Expertus’ President and CEO, said. “It’s also great to see that our award-winning software helps our customers, in turn, win industry acclaim.”

>  To see Kuhn’s 13-minute interview submission for the 2014 Excellence in Learning Awards, visit here.

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About Siemens BT

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the world leader in the market for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As technology partner, service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for safety and security as well as building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and energy management. With approximately 28,000 employees worldwide, Building Technologies generated revenue of approximately 5.8 billion Euros in 2013. For more information, visit

About Expertus & ExpertusONE

Expertus delivers next-gen, cloud-based learning management system technology that represents a whole new way of thinking about learning. Based in Silicon Valley, Expertus serves customers from offices in the US, Europe and Asia, and provides a full range of LMS delivery and support services to ensure smooth transitions from legacy systems, rapid technology deployment and sustained learning success.

The company’s flagship product, ExpertusONE, is an enterprise-class, cloud LMS that learners, admins and executives love. Built with simplicity of use in mind, only ExpertusONE leverages the heuristic design principles developed by today’s most popular websites − Google, Facebook and Amazon − resulting in a user interface that’s incredibly easy to use, next-gen architecture that’s exceptionally simple to run and a highly productive learning ecosystem that rapidly builds learning value organization-wide.