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Starting 2020 how we mean to go on – with a Totara Award!

News | 14.01.2020

We’re only half way into January and pleased to announce our first award win of this year, we’ve won a Totara Award for Best Retail Project with Wella Education.  

Totara Award winners are selected based on the impact on the customer’s organization, highlighting elements such as innovation, impact on learners and overall benefits including return on investment.  

Judges Lars Hyland and Senior Learning Strategist Lori Niles-Hofmann selected this year’s winners from the most competitive pool of entries yet. Every year, the Totara Awards recognizes the most innovative and successful implementations of Totara, an open source learning management system renowned for its flexibility, cost effectiveness and scalability. 

Wella’s Totara Learn solution 

Wella’s Totara Learn solution by Kineo is an impressive example of a large-scale global LMS supporting over 400,000 learners worldwide. Wella Education is now the #1 marketing opt-in contributor for Wella, and the mobile-friendly design meets learners on the devices they use in their day-to-day roles, supporting 62% of users to access learning on their smartphones. The platform has also delivered a significant business impact, with Wella Education responsible for accelerating salon business growth by an average of 9%. Check out the case study to find out more.  

Lars Hyland, Chief Learning Officer at Totara, said: “The standard and variety of solutions using the Totara platform continues to rise year on year. These awards are a great way to recognize success, innovation and real business impact. My congratulations to the teams at Wella and Kineo for their win.” 

Annamaria, Technical Education Trainer at Wella Studio Roma, said: "It has been very exciting to discover this new and innovative world that will give even more value to our education proposition. Today our customers are fascinated and once again Wella makes the difference!"  

As winners, both Wella and Kineo will receive a waka made from genuine Totara wood, and will also participate in an exclusive Totara Community webinar to demonstrate and showcase their award-winning solution.