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Hearst Magazines Chooses CERTPOINT Systems E-Learning Platform

ROSLYN, New York, December 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

"We chose CERTPOINT for its efficient products and extraordinary commitment"

Hearst Magazines, a unit of media giant Hearst Corporation, announced today that it will adopt the CERTPOINTVLS™ learning platform to deliver efficient and effective training to employees.

The learning management system (LMS) will be used to organize, schedule and deliver training across several groups, including human resources, information technology and managers throughout all Hearst Magazines' departments.

Hearst Magazines is one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines with 20 U.S. titles and more than 300 international editions. Its portfolio of premium brands includes iconic titles such as CosmopolitanELLEELLE DECOR, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, O The Oprah magazine, Seventeen and Town and Country.

Commented Nicole D'Antuono, Training Manager, Hearst Magazines, "We chose CERTPOINT Systems for its efficient products and extraordinary commitment to partnering with Hearst. We can't wait to use the CERTPOINTVLS to streamline and enhance training opportunities across Hearst Magazines."

Ara Ohanian, Chief Happiness Officer and CEO CERTPOINT Systems, added, "We are excited to partner Hearst Magazines as it drives forward its innovative strategy for the future. We share a common vision - to intelligently connect customers and content with smart technologies for business impact. Our goal is to support Hearst Magazines' growth with effective training, ensuring that employees have rapid access to knowledge across platforms from PC to mobile to tablet."

CERTPOINT Systems' recent new business assignments include Cummins Mid-South LLC (part of global power leader Cummins Inc) and DCI Donor Services Inc. CERTPOINT Systems recently landed two Silvers at the 2012 Brandon Hall Awards for best results of a learning program and best sales training for extended enterprise.

The CERTPOINTVLS learning management system enables personalized, social and mobile learning across and beyond the enterprise. It delivers unequalled speed-to-knowledge in both structured and unstructured formats to successfully democratize knowledge access and boost business performance.

About Hearst Corporation

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Hearst Corporation (http://www.hearst.com) is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union; hundreds of magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, ELLE and O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 television stations, which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, HISTORY and ESPN; significant holdings in the automotive, electronic and medical/pharmaceutical industries; a 50 percent stake in the global ratings agency Fitch Group; Internet and marketing services businesses; television production; newspaper features distribution; and real estate. Follow us on Twitter @HearstCorp.

About Hearst Magazines

Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, is one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with 20 U.S. titles and more than 300 international editions. The Company also publishes 24 magazines in the United Kingdom through its wholly owned subsidiary, Hearst Magazines UK. The company operates more than 28 websites, 14 mobile sites, a variety of digital applications and the leading digital marketing services company iCrossing. http://www.hearst.com/magazines/

About CERTPOINT Systems  Inc

CERTPOINT Systems is an award-winning global learning technologies innovator. Its all-in-one learning management systems are used by more than 1,200 organizations in 80+ countries and 40+ languages to manage performance, deliver knowledge and track business results.

Global leaders such as L'Oréal, Toyota, Honda and Stanley Black & Decker  partner with CERTPOINT to arm employees and partners with the business-led knowledge they need to win and retain customers. The SaaS-based CERTPOINTVLS™ platform is multilingual and integrates authoring, reporting, mobile delivery and social collaboration tools into a single LMS and LCMS solution. It quickly drives productivity across the extended enterprise and deep into sales and service channels. CERTPOINTVLS is easy to use, rapid to deploy and cost effective.

Founded in 1996, CERTPOINT Systems has consistently developed and evolved the CERTPOINTVLS platform to provide clients with cutting-edge tools that incorporate the most recent developments in the rapidly changing online learning environment. Please visit the company at http://www.certpointsystems.com.

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