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Meridian Knowledge Solutions: Harnessing the Power of Collaborative Learning

For any organization, gaining the access to up-to-date information regarding enterprise-wide skills and competencies helps optimize talent and ensures that the right people are in the right position. Employees are an organizations’ most important asset, and their potential for business productivity is enormous. With sophisticated learning and training programs focused on developing and retaining talent, companies can unlock their workforce potential to the fullest. “Business leaders are looking to invest in forward-thinking learning solutions that go beyond traditional HR and organizational development needs,” begins Jeff Kristick, President, Meridian Knowledge Solutions (MKS). “Meridian has worked hard to create a learning solution that harnesses the power of mobile, social, and collaborative learning.”

Based in Reston, VA, MKS provides web-based Learning Management System (LMS), which supports learning and knowledge initiatives in organizations and government agencies across the world. The company understands the importance of having the right LMS in place to effectively manage talent, and how these solutions can lead to higher levels of productivity. With MKS, enterprises can personalize learning with secure, flexible, and practical enterprise LMS, and share knowledge with mobile delivery of content—both online and offline. Firms can also collaborate with social tools that allow learners to share insights, make recommendations, get connected, and leverage a broader community.

MKS exclusively focuses on learning, whether it is figuring out how to drive revenue through external stakeholders, or help employees master the skills they need to succeed in their careers. “To prepare for the challenges that exist today, companies need corporate learning and training solutions that enable them to align their employees with business goals to drive better outcomes,” says Kristick.

Recently, MKS unveiled the spring release of its product—Meridian Global. In this version, MKS extended its product capabilities to support the stringent training requirements of highly-regulated industries, like life sciences and pharmaceutical. These industries are governed by strict mandates to track the delivery and completion of training, and face significant consequences for non-compliance.

Meridian has worked hard to create a learning solution that harnesses the power of mobile, social and collaborative learning


Meridian Global includes expanded compliance and e-signature support that allows all customers to capture over 50 learner and administrative actions with e-signature and optional logging of administrative training record updates. Further, the presence of a validation toolkit in product provides a complete set of documentation and templates to assist organizations with their FDA validation processes. On top of that, the Meridian Global also highlights some additional features like decentralized section administration and email personalization improvements. “These capabilities allow our clients to deliver a complete, branded learning experience to any audience, internal or external, regardless of the location,” explains Kristick.

To illustrate an instance, Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, needed a robust enterprise LMS to support existing and future business goals, including multilingual and e-commerce support. Using Meridian Global LMS, Johnson Controls could easily manage and offer training courses to its Building Efficiency customers, dealers, and distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada, resulting in significant revenue. The client could also dynamically schedule and manage the registration, participation, and accreditations for 32 instructor-led class room courses offered at dozens of locations across the U.S. and Canada.

For the future, MKS will continue to help its clients move beyond traditional, boring learning and development solutions. With its intuitive LMS, the company will focus on delivering targeted training courses aimed at on-boarding talent, increasing engagement, fostering collaboration, improving skills, achieving compliance, accelerating performance, and advancing individual career growth. “Workforce is an organization’s biggest asset, and investing in their training and development is one of the biggest ways to foster innovation and new ways of thinking,” concludes Kristick.