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Corporate Training Market 2007: Forecast & Analysis


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Corporate Training Market 2007: Forecast & Analysis covers the worldwide market for U.S.-based training vendor firms targeting corporate and government clients. The report examines revenue growth and market share for leading firms, as well as market forces that are shaping the world of training among business professionals today.

This report is the premier source of market intelligence for executives, analysts, and business strategists who want analysis of the technology and trends currently driving corporate training, including:

  • Comprehensive analysis of the major market segments -- IT content, soft skills content and e-learning, including infrastructure systems and live virtual classrooms
  • Simba’s exclusive revenue and market share rankings of leading providers of corporate training programs and services
  • 4-year forecasts for market growth through 2010
  • And more

Drawing on interviews and surveys with corporate training directors, business analysts and industry associations, Simba Information presents detailed profiles of 25+ leading training software and LMS vendors competing for corporate training dollars, including analysis of key strategic moves and financial performance.


  • Methodology
  • Executive Summary
    • Table Projected Breakdown of Corporate Training Market by Sector, 2007
  • Overview of the Corporate Training Market
    • Introduction
    • NETg, WebEx Most Notable Corporate Training M&A Deals in `06/'07
      • Table Corporate Training Mergers and Acquisitions, 2006-March 2007
    • Annual Compensation Grows 10.5% for Training Executives in 2006
      • Table Executive Compensation at 8 Leading Corporate Training Firms, 2006 vs. 2005
    • Corporate Training Market to Grow 9.3% in 2007 to $13.5 Billion
      • Table Projected Growth of Global Corporate Training Sales of U.S.-Based Firms, 2005-2007 ($ in millions)
      • Table Projected Breakdown of Corporate Training Market by Sector, 2007
    • Training Stocks Up 26.4% in `06; E-learning Firms Lead Growth
      • Table Performance of Public Training Company Stocks, January 3 - December 29, 2006
    • WebEx, SkillSoft, iLinc, Franklin Register Positive Operating Margins
      • Table Corporate Training Operating Margin Index, 2006 vs. 2005 ($ in 000)
  • Trends in the Corporate Training Market
    • Healthy Economy, Skills Gap Carry Corporate Training Industry
      • Table Gross Domestic Product, 2004-2006 (seasonally adjusted annual rates; $ in billions)
      • Table Employment Gains, 2005 vs. 2006 (non-farm employment; seasonally adjusted, in 000)
    • New Products Reflect Trend Toward Online/Blended Delivery
      • Table New Training Products and Programs, Second Half of 2006
    • Training Vendors Expand International Reach via Products, Presence
    • Training Outsourcing to Exceed $1 Billion in 2007
      • Table Selected Major Training Outsourcing Contracts
  • IT Training
    • Introduction
      • Table IT Skills in Demand, First Quarter 2007
      • Table Specialties Experiencing the Most Growth Projections for Second Quarter, 2007
      • Table Fastest-Growing U.S. IT Occupations, 2004-2014 (employment, in 000)
    • Various Issues Impact Sales of Leading IT Trainers in 2006-2007
    • New Horizons Maintains Leading IT Vendor Position in 2007
      • Table Worldwide Sales of Top U.S. IT Training Companies, 2005-2007 ($ in 000)
  • Soft Skills Training
    • Introduction
      • Table Number of National Employees, First Four Months of 2007 vs. 2006 (non-farm employment, seasonally adjusted, in 000)
    • Employment Trends Upward, Managerial Jobs Grow Through 2014
      • Table Changes in Management/Executive Employment, 2004 vs. 2014 (in 000)
    • Acumen, Support of Leaders Increasingly Linked to Overall Success
      • Table Four Signs That an Organization May Be Facing a Skills Gap
    • Case Study: Amex Links Manager Support to Employee Learning
    • IIR Owner Informa Is Top Soft Skills Training Provider in 2007
      • Table Worldwide Sales of Top U.S. Soft Skills Training Companies, 2005-2007P ($ in 000)
  • E-Learning
    • Introduction: Infrastructure Systems
    • Challenging Industries Meet Training Goals After LMS Deployment
    • SumTotal Systems Maintains LMS Leadership Position in 2007
      • Table Worldwide Sales of E-Learning Infrastructure Leaders, 2005-2007P ($ in 000)
    • WebEx Sale Proves Value of Web Collaboration Market, Experts Say
    • Leading Live E-Learning Vendors Represent 39.1% of Total Market
      • Table Sales of Live E-Learning Leaders, 2005-20071 (dollars in thousands; for e-learning sales only)
  • Forecasts and Conclusions
    • Human Capital Management Will Remain Top Business Priority
    • Succession Planning Remains Hot Topic, Market Driver
    • Market for Corporate Training to Reach $17.3 Billion by 2010
      • Table Growth of Global Corporate Training Market for U.S. Firms, 2005-2010 ($ in millions)
  • Company Profiles
    • American Management Association
      • Table Key Statistics: American Management Association
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: American Management Association ($ in 000)*
    • BlessingWhite
      • Table Key Statistics: BlessingWhite
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: BlessingWhite ($ in 000)
    • Center for Creative Leadership
      • Table Key Statistics: Center for Creative Leadership
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Center for Creative Leadership ($ in 000)
    • Convergys Learning Solutions
      • Table Key Statistics: Convergys Learning Solutions
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Convergys Learning Solutions ($ in 000)
    • Development Dimensions International
      • Table Key Statistics: Development Dimensions International
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Development Dimensions International ($ in 000)
    • Element K Corp.
      • Table Key Statistics: Element K Corp.
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Element K Corp. ($ in 000)
    • ExecuTrain
      • Table Key Statistics: ExecuTrain
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: ExecuTrain ($ in 000)
    • Franklin Covey
      • Table Key Statistics: Franklin Covey
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Franklin Covey ($ in 000)
    • GeoLearning
      • Table Key Statistics: GeoLearning
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: GeoLearning ($ in 000)*
    • Global Knowledge
      • Table Key Statistics: Global Knowledge
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Global Knowledge ($ in 000)
    • IBM e-Learning
      • Table Key Statistics: IBM/Lotus E-Learning
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: IBM e-Learning ($ in 000)
    • The Institute for International Research
      • Table Key Statistics: Institute for International Research
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Informa ($ in 000)
    • Interwise
      • Table Key Statistics: Interwise
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Interwise ($ in 000)
    • The Ken Blanchard Companies
      • Table Key Statistics: The Ken Blanchard Companies
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: The Ken Blanchard Companies ($ in 000)
    • KnowledgePlanet Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: KnowledgePlanet
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007 KnowledgePlanet Inc. ($ in 000)
    • Learning Tree International
      • Table Key Statistics: Learning Tree International
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Learning Tree International ($ in 000)*
    • Microsoft Office Live Meeting
      • Table Key Statistics: Microsoft Office Live Meeting
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Microsoft Office E-Learning ($ in 000)
    • New Horizons Worldwide
      • Table Key Statistics: New Horizons Worldwide
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: New Horizons Worldwide ($ in 000)
    • Novations Group Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: Novations Group
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Novations Group Inc. ($ in 000)
    • OutStart
      • Table Key Statistics: OutStart
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: OutStart ($ in 000)
    • Plateau Systems Ltd.
      • Table Key Statistics: Plateau Systems
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Plateau Systems Ltd. ($ in 000)
    • Saba Software Inc.
      • Table Key Statistics: Saba Software
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: Saba Software Inc. ($ in 000)
    • SkillSoft
      • Table Key Statistics: SkillSoft
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: SkillSoft ($ in 000)
    • SumTotal Systems
      • Table Key Statistics: SumTotal Systems
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: SumTotal Systems ($ in 000)
    • WebEx
      • Table Key Statistics: WebEx
      • Table Revenue Growth, 2005-2007: WebEx ($ in 000)*

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