DWS announce new iLearn DWS Academy™ online training academy

DWS is delighted to announce the introduction of a new online training platform for users of our DWS Dimension products.

Developed in partnership with iLearnERP, the iLearn DWS Academy™ is exclusively available to customers of DWS and offers a comprehensive range of product training modules for users of our Dimension SwifTest™ and Dimension Focus™ software products. (The Academy will be extended as new products are made available; such as Dimension LoadTest™, due for release later in 2018.)

The online curriculum is designed to enable users to learn at their own pace. The platform features a number of pre-set learning paths, with modules delivered in a recommended order and curated for specific roles. Alternatively, users can opt for the course option and explore the training modules in any order.

For the iLearn DWS Academy, iLearnERP is developing content via a Litmos-based Cloud Learning Management System. This enables DWS to optimise the delivery of its product training curriculum and to improve both user experience and adoption. Modules feature a mix of video tutorials and downloadable support collateral, with progress securely tracked online.

With the DWS Academy, users are not just tied to live web-based training sessions. They can discover content for the first time or brush up on some essential skills at a time and place that suits them.

Users can personalize their individual profiles and an intuitive dashboard shows the current status of every available module.

DWS test planning, management and automation products are designed specifically for use with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (JDE E1). They help project managers, business analysts and super-users to ease the burden of testing any JDE E1 project.

DWS Dimension products help customers reduce the level of resource required to upgrade or support their instance of JDE E1 and facilitate the planning and execution of smaller, faster and smarter projects.

Dimension Focus is the first product available to JDE customers that analyzes their entire E1 system to identify precisely which objects are impacted by the proposed change and how significantly they are affected down to the function/event level. This insight helps users understand the business impact of the proposed change and can be used to inform future test planning and management.

Dimension SwifTest has been designed specifically for JDE E1. It is the quickest and easiest way to set up and execute tests without the need for specialist test engineers or programmers. Business Analysts and Super-Users can now build and edit their own test scripts and scenarios, track the status of their tests and access drill-down reports for detailed analysis of test results.

Over the lifecycle of their investment, organizations that are committed to JDE E1 will move to adopt a code-current strategy – upgrading to release 9.2 and then implementing changes on a regular basis to take advantage of new technologies, features and functions as they emerge.

In the future, companies will be running more code-current change event projects.  Smarter JDE E1 testing will improve each and every one of these projects and the DWS Academy will help ensure the project managers, business analysts and super-users involved in projects are ready and able to use DWS’s testing products to the best of their abilities.

“I am delighted to announce this important partnership with iLearnERP, who are held in high regard within the JD Edwards community for their training expertise and commitment to the user base” says Barry Burke, Managing Director of DWS. “Our intention is to leverage the excellent training platform at iLearnERP to provide a self-paced learning experience for our customers that helps them to adopt and learn our software on their terms. DWS and iLearnERP will continuously update our learning content so that our customer will receive the best possible learning experience.”

Elizabeth Schriefer, President & CEO of iLearnERP, shares her thoughts on this partnership. “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with DWS on this project. By combining the latest in adult learning theory and instructional design with their superior Testing Solutions, we’ve developed an innovative eLearning experience. Designed to maximize user adoption and deliver long-term value, the iLearn DWS Academy truly is the best of both technologies available in the market today.”

From 24 September 2018, every named user of SwifTest or Focus will be provided with their own unique log-in for the DWS Academy.  To find out more about iLearn DWS Academy, view the datasheet or contact DWS.

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