Burlington, MA (USA), June 2022 - Qstream, a leading enterprise microlearning and knowledge reinforcement solution, has unveiled the next generation of its microlearning SaaS product offering. In addition to Qstream Next-Gen's modern architectural and responsive design that optimizes the user experience, the microlearning pioneer introduced new Front Line Manager (FLM) Reports, a new self-service content management feature, alongside additional enterprise platform integrations through Qstream Connect.
This news comes in tandem with Qstream's rebrand, which represents the company's evolution as a premier microlearning solution that is focused on simplicity and ease of use for learners and business leaders alike.
For nearly fifteen years, Qstream has enabled organizations across a variety of industries including life sciences, healthcare, financial services, technology, and manufacturing to build high-performing teams by streamlining workplace learning. Customers use Qstream's microlearning - built on the neuroscience principles of spaced repetition and the testing effect - to elevate their learning, reskilling, and upskilling initiatives for enhanced learner engagement, proficiency, and knowledge retention. In 2021, Qstream experienced another year of double-digit booking growth and 35% growth in employee headcount.
"We live in a world in which brands are constantly vying to capture people's interest and engagement, and because of the resulting proliferation of digital platforms and fragmentation, attention spans are shrinking," said Dan Whelan, Qstream CEO. "As experts on mobile usage and usability, we are hypersensitive and aware of this trend. Our new design; FLM Reports; integrations; and brand look and feel make interacting with us simple and enjoyable for our users and, on the whole, make learning at work even easier."
In light of current macro-level trends such as accelerated digital transformation and The Great Reshuffle, organizations are increasingly focusing on improving the overall employee learning experience; prioritizing upskilling; and reskilling opportunities for upward mobility and making learning as easy and personalized as possible for the individual user.
To amplify the effectiveness of individualized learning while providing an exceptional user experience, Qstream has introduced
- Front Line Manager Reports - Managers across all industries are tasked with developing distributed teams. Qstream redesigned its reporting for frontline managers to put the most important information about their team members at their fingertips. The new design gives managers insight into where employees may need more coaching or training, as well as when employees deserve praise. The redesign is based on close work with Qstream customers to create a visually compelling, at-a-glance experience that calls out the most important data on employee progress and proficiency in workplace development programs. These reports are accessible on mobile, tablet, and desktop.
- Self-Service Content Management - An impactful microlearning program starts with great content that is related to organizational goals. Qstream designed a new self-service content-management experience and an associated reusable microlearning content repository so organizations can autonomously and intuitively create high-impact programs.
- New Integrations - Qstream's integration capabilities, available through Qstream Connect, enable organizations to meet learners in the places they prefer to work, communicate, and collaborate.
Qstream extended its integration platform as a service (iPaaS) to include integrations with leading digital platforms, including Slack, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx, as well as enterprise HR and learning-technology Cornerstone. Employees can now embark on seamless learning journeys across their preferred digital channels, transforming training from an inconvenient task to a welcome part of their daily routines.
The following are quotes from Qstream supporters: "In an effort to make our compliance training more effective for our professionals, we converted our classroom-based HIPAA and InfoSec courses to Qstream's quick microlearning challenges. This modern approach to delivering critical information took training from upwards of five hours to complete to a mere nine minutes, and we've achieved a 99% proficiency rate across over 1,300 participants.
Qstream has provided a way to track true compliance and ensure the critical information learned during these courses is retained over time and applied directly on the job. The heat map and reports in Qstream have been extremely valuable; they not only show us completion rates, but also expose knowledge gaps that could put the business at risk. This enables us to coach our teams on the best practices for safely and handling client data securely, so we can provide top-notch customer service.", so Cate Miller, CPTD, Director, Talent Development, Cherry Bekaert.
"Qstream's intelligently simple and efficient microlearning solution, as well as its no-nonsense approach to analytics and reporting, just got even better. Now, with new Front Line Manager Reports aimed at putting the most pertinent information that managers need just a touch away for real-time coaching and learning opportunities, as well as Qstream’s new seamless Connect integrations for Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Webex, organizations can truly deliver knowledge in motion and better address the needs of today's demanding hybrid workforce.", said Jim Lundy, Founder, CEO, Lead Analyst, Aragon Research.