Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

eLearning 24-7

I’ll be the first to admit, that I was not a big fan of the previous versions of the Plateau system. After viewing the Plateau TMS, my concerns in one area have been eliminated, in others, not so much. Plateau LMS is a Talent Management System, made up of four modules. Plateau Learning. Plateau Performance. Plateau Career and Succession. Plateau Compensation. Front end (what the end user sees) UI – A giant Kudos to Plateau.

LATI: A better way to measure influence on Twitter?

E-Learning Provocateur

Over time I imagine a typical person’s LATI would follow an s-curve, whereby they take a while to attract followers in the beginning, then they ramp up as word spreads, then they plateau out again as their target demographic is exhausted.

2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

During this period of maximum hype, the new concepts become incessantly repeated buzzwords that are routinely slotted into conference presentation titles, blog posts and social media jottings.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond enterprise social networks – which are hardly universal and face substantial challenges of their own – UGC in the broader sense is beset by concerns about content quality, accountability, organisational culture, job security and power dynamics.

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How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

Absorb LMS

We’re likely now approaching the Plateau of Productivity for performance support. Best Practices Features e-learning elearning Electronic performance support eLL EPSS learning management LMS Performance support Social learning training

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

We think this one has a relatively clear path to the Plateau of Productivity. Defense Department is supporting it, so xAPI will probably eventually make it through the swiftly approaching Trough of Disillusionment and make it to the Plateau of Productivity….eventually.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

We think this one has a relatively clear path to the Plateau of Productivity. Defense Department is supporting it, so xAPI will probably eventually make it through the swiftly approaching Trough of Disillusionment and reach the Plateau of Productivity….eventually.

Five Years of Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

As I noted in my first post, five years ago I was developing a course on social media tools for K-12 teachers called Building Collaborative Online Environments. Monthly views plateaued for most of 2009 and 2010, but started increasing again in 2011 as I posted more often. Five years ago today, I published my first two posts on this blog.

Should you use MOOCs over other forms of corporate trainings?

Your Training Edge

Almost everybody uses the internet, social media and instant messaging. Over a period of time, we may even see hybrid models of MOOCs and traditional training methods as this new concept reaches its plateau of productivity in the hype cycle.

Helping Consultants, Experts, and Coaches Smash Through Personal and Professional Plateaus with David Shriner-Cahn


David shares what he has learned about best practices in business from interviewing entrepreneurs, along with strategies you can implement to smash the plateau in your business’s growth. He has a podcast called Smashing the Plateau. How did you come up with Smashing the Plateau?

E-Learning 24/7 Latest News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Plateau LMS. Social Media offerings and services – did you know there are over 190 social networking sites (besides Facebook and Twitter)? Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning social media API E-Learning 24/7 Virtual Event Latest news and notes. Coming this Thursday June 24th : The Revolution is Coming - How tablets will take e-learning farther and further than b4. Product Reviews: Coming in July - All Exclusives!

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

And this whole question is becoming more complicated as we look at the integration of the LMS and Social Learning. There's a question of whether social tools will be part of the LMS or outside the LMS. So, this naturally brings up how you integrate the LMS with social tools as well. For example, a Plateau case study (PDF) talks about: The biggest benefit Reuters has seen from its Plateau LMS to date is from deep linking functionality.

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

We especially like the idea of curation, which is providing value by letting recognized experts and social networks recommend online learning created by other authors: this is like the community playlists and celebrity playlists on Spotify. Plateau of Productivity.

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

Old-school LMS companies (like SumTotal , Plateau , , GeoLearning and Certpoint ) were acquired by much larger talent and HR-suite providers like SAP/SuccessFactors , Infor , Oracle and IBM. Bolted-on” (vs integral) mobile, social and commerce functionality.

Digital Publishing: A Solution for 21st Century Education System


Use of internet, social media, and device ownership have plateaued after years of use. Introduction. Like a spinning top, the U.S. educational system has struggled to maintain its balance in a complex world — pulled in different directions by those who would keep its traditional 20th-century values and those who try to pull it into the 21 st. This balancing act has threatened to make the entire system obsolete.

Can we jumpstart new tech usage?

Clark Quinn

The Gartner Hype Cycle talks about the ‘Peak of Inflated Expectations’ and then the ‘Trough of Disillusionment’, followed by the ‘Slope of Enlightenment’ until you reach the ‘Plateau of Productivity’ (such vibrant language!). It seemed that Virtual Worlds really supported two main points: being inherently 3D and being social.

Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

eLearning 24-7

Features that I love include the video component, i.e. video courses and not just sticking video into your course, learners can share and send courses, social, classroom management and mobile. Back for another installment of the rankings.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

SuccessFactors – Just for those folks to remember, SF is owned by SAP and had acquired Plateau. They haven’t been Plateau for a few years, so stop calling them Plateau – a pet peeve of mine. Social sure? Social. Mobile, Social, Gamification, Innovation feature details? It’s nearly here. In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Social Learning – must have social learning functionality beyond just the standards FB like page, microblog, RSS feed, upload video, follow me thing, these are systems that either advertise themselves as SLMSs or have a significant strong set of SL features. That said, across the board for all Big Dog systems, their social learning functionality was weak. Social Learning is limited.

The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

No one has every bit of next generation functionality that I cite or note on social media an elsewhere. . Content curation, ask an expert, gamification including reward center, social engagement across the realm slide nicely in. Social driven too. Social playlists exist here.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. Cramster provides interactive and social support to help students answer textbook questions. With the growth of Facebook Like buttons, there are all sorts of new social signals going on.

6+1 Tips On Starting A Successful Training Business


Start with a beautifully designed website, spread the word through blogs and social media , buy some ads. Especially at any time that your growth seems to hit a plateau, you should consider some pivoting around, each time adjusting your business model.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

12 SuccessFactors - Thankfully the ol’ Plateau design is long and gone, and replaced with a crisp user interface. 3 Blackboard - Love the updated UI with the whole social connect experience which is ideally suited for the education market. Other pluses include “social spaces”, native app (iTunes and Google Play) and integration. In an earlier post, I presented the top ten LMSs of 2013-14, but held back on announcing the top 20. Not anymore.

A Personal Approach to Career Management

CLO Magazine

Ensure senior leaders know how to develop social capital inside and outside their organizations. Others are confronting a career plateau for the first time and do not understand how to continue to develop their identities and evolving personal views of career success. This includes ensuring that senior leaders know how to develop social capital inside and outside their organizations. Invest in learning initiatives to enhance career management skills.

Special Post – Why the Big Four are not on my latest Top 10 LMS List

eLearning 24-7

Plateau is long gone and buried and people should realize that. Their own mini description under their name in Google, “ The only HR vendor to offer a complete portfolio which includes; talent, learning, workforce, payroll, analytics, mobile and social delivered via SaaS, on-premise.”

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Back in the days, the Plateau platform was ghastly awful. Jam – which is their social learning and collaboration tool. Social learning. Well here it is, the final countdown.

eLearning User Groups

eLearning Weekly

Plateau. Many of the “social learning&# tools (ex. Last week I went to the Metrics That Matter user group in Chicago. During my trip, I started thinking about user groups related to learning and technology. Other than conferences, where do learning and technology professionals get together to discuss ideas with each other? Conferences are great; I attend them and present at them on a fairly regular basis.

What if….? (E-Learning)

eLearning 24-7

What if companies who do not want social or other NexGen functionality for security reasons, actually realized they themselves (the people in charge) are exposing their data every day on the net? Whenever I hear a company say to folks, you cannot access the internet at work, or social media sites, I somewhat get it, but not for the reasons they pitch – regarding security. And therefore, against social in their learning system? I’m a huge fan of history.

Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS!

Kapp Notes

The latest version of Adobe PhotoShop and Flash, Lectora, Adobe Captivate, Plateau (LMS), Adobe Connect, and Saba's Centra to name a few. Students are on Facebook and Twitter with faculty and have discussions about how to use social media for learning within organizations.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Schooling for the K-12 Set

Learning Visions

Within higher ed, Im sure well continue to see growth in online, but it is starting to plateau a bit. Yes and No ;)I think online courses in high school are great, but if i had to study from home i would miss a lot of social components. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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The E-Learning Slug Awards

eLearning 24-7

Social profiles. Social communities tied to a group, a course; ideally it should also be the system, but in this case the former two are standards nowadays. The shell, please – , Congrats – SuccessFactors (they made such strong changes post Plateau, then the drop-off of late). It’s going to be a slugfest. Slugging it out? Slugfantastic! Yes, I made up that word, but go with it.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

SAP acquired SuccessFactors who had acquired Plateau. Cloud LMS solutions are easy-to-use, modern, mobile, social and incredibly affordable. Part of the Talented Learning research process is to follow all LMS vendors on social media. Learning management systems didn’t die.

2018 Turkey Awards for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I mean Plateau was really garbage and then SF took it over and made it way better. is in social. Yeah, let’s stay with this amazing approach to social. Yep, that’s right, that is how social learning the term came about. Social Engagement.

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My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

SAP’s planned takeover of SuccessFactors and Oracle’s move on RightNow (approved this week) all are harbingers of more market consolidation as larger companies look to flesh out their cloud, mobile and social strategies.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

The freebie does not offer SCORM nor monitoring, but has social learning, assessment tool inc. Plateau is now called SuccessFactors. The Extended Enterprise blog post and directory will be visible this weekend. Well, a lot has been happening in the past three months, from SaaS driven to talent management to course authoring to name changes and everything in between. Without further adieu, Talent Management/Performance Management (TM/PM).

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