Anglian Water has chosen Kallidus Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver, manage and track all learning and development initiatives across the organisation. The Software as a Service (SaaS) solution will go live during the summer, enabling Anglian Water to manage its training more effectively, streamline reporting and move to mobile learning in the future.

Anglian Water has more than 4,500 employees and six million customers, and is the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales by geographic area. On 1 April 2015, the company started a new £5 billion five year investment programme to deliver on its promise to customers.

Rosie Cooper, Training and Development Manager explains: “The water industry has numerous regulators with stringent measures of compliance. On top of that, we have set ourselves ambitious targets in our five year business plan to deliver on what customers told us was most important to them. Kallidus LMS is going to play a fundamental role in helping us to meet the ever more stringent compliance requirements and ensure everybody within our organisation has the skills to deliver against our objectives.”

Kallidus LMS will automate time consuming manual tracking and reporting processes, and will provide an integrated, one-stop-shop L&D solution by bringing together three key areas of learning – management and people development, information systems education and technical training, all linked to Anglian Water’s SAP HR system.

“We were looking for a system to support and manage the recall process for compliance training which is a major component of the training we deliver. Strong reporting functionality was also an important requirement for us so that we can empower business unit managers to take greater ownership of training. Given such a high proportion of our employees are busy people working outside, often in difficult circumstances, the system needed to be intuitive and easy-to-use, and capable of supporting mobile learning in the future,” added Rosie Cooper.

Kallidus was selected from a short-list of suppliers following a comprehensive tender process.

“The usability and flexibility of Kallidus LMS, the Business Objects reporting functionality and the level of automation that can be achieved with the system all stood out for us.  We were also impressed with how the system will be able to support a move to mobile learning in the future,” said Rosie Cooper.

Said Rob Caul, CEO of Kallidus: “We are delighted that Anglian Water has selected Kallidus LMS and look forward to working in partnership with them to develop their talented people and to help them meet their stringent compliance training needs.” 

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