Meridian Certified by Brandon Hall Group as a Smartchoice® Solution Provider

Contributed to by Bill Perry and John T. Leh, VP Sales and Marketing, Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC

Herndon, Va. – April 23, 2012 – The Brandon Hall Group has certified Meridian Knowledge Solutions as a Smartchoice® Solution Provider of learning management systems. The Smartchoice® Program is a rigorous solution provider evaluation process focusing on four core areas: Client Support, Cost of Ownership, Functionality and Capability. Meridian received a “Best Practice” rating in the Cost of Ownership category, which is a reflection of the company’s strong portfolio of price-to-value offerings.

The Smartchoice® Program is based on Brandon Hall Group’s extensive analyst coverage of vendors and industry leading research findings. The Smartchoice® Program recognizes designated solution providers in the learning, talent, sales and marketing functions.

Among the technologies Meridian offers is the Meridian Global Learning Management System (LMS), a software platform for career development and collaboration used by government, professional associations and private industry.

“Brandon Hall Group cited Meridian’s reliability, consultative approach and top-notch hosting services as important marks of distinction,” said John Leh, vice president of sales and marketing for Meridian. “This assures our customers they’ve made a sound decision, and it
encourages prospective customers to consider our technology and services.”

“Meridian’s commitment to its customers is impressive,” said Michael Rochelle, chief strategy officer for the Brandon Hall Group. “This level of attention is made possible by Meridian’s intensive approach to managing its clients and a dedicated team of professionals that
remains with its clients through implementation and beyond.”

About Brandon Hall Group

Having worked with more than 10,000 clients globally and after 20 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations.  Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales Effectiveness, Marketing Impact, and Executive Management.

About Meridian

Meridian Knowledge Solutions is the #1-rated human-capital management company for customer loyalty, with a documented customer retention rate of 98 percent. Meridian provides integrated solutions for over 350 clients with 8.5 million active users including AutoZone, Bell Helicopter, CSX Corporation, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., Panera Bread, Sunrise Senior Living, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and more than 80 federal, state and local governments. Meridian takes a unique approach to tailor every solution to exact client needs. Meridian asks the right questions, listens and molds its solution to fit its customers’ unique requirements. Meridian offers SaaS, private cloud or on-premises deployments.

Meridian’s flagship product, the Meridian Global LMS, integrates advanced learning management, mobile learning, social learning, e-commerce, learning content management, performance management and workforce analytics into one fully integrated solution. In addition to Meridian Global LMS, Meridian provides strategic professional services, mobile and e-learning courseware development and hosting services.

Herndon, Va.-based Meridian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visionary Integration Professionals.

To learn more, visit, or follow Meridian on Twitter @meridianks.

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