SilkRoad and OpenSesame Announce Online Content Partnership

SilkRoad, the leading talent management platform, and OpenSesame, the world’s marketplace for online training courses, are proud to announce a new partnership enabling SilkRoad enterprise customers to instantly access training content for their employees.

SilkRoad’s integrated Life Suite® talent management software powers the entire employee life cycle, easing recruitment challenges, smoothing the onboarding process and boosting employee retention. With a complete range of human capital management and online training software, SilkRoad enables companies to assess their talent pipeline and progress.

OpenSesame is the world’s leading marketplace for buying and selling online training courses. eLearning buyers visit the OpenSesame website to browse more than 20,000 courses, read customer reviews, watch previews and purchase training courses they can use instantly online, through email or in any learning management system.

Global enterprises rely on talent management software to understand their human capacity and to implement talent development initiatives. This partnership will enable SilkRoad customers to measure their talent assets, identify needed competencies and offer online training content to develop targeted skills within one platform. This streamlines the timeline between identifying a strategic need and developing the skilled employees who can accomplish organizational goals.

SilkRoad has always been a company that leads in innovation, so it’s a perfect fit to work with such an innovative company like OpenSesame to provide better courseware solutions for our customers,” said SilkRoad CEO Andrew “Flip” Filipowski. “Giving our customers the ability to select specific courses that fit their business need instead of massive, underutilized libraries is a great advantage. Paired with the technology to assure that those courses work seamlessly with GreenLight, our learning management system made partnering with OpenSesame an easy decision. We are excited for the benefits this brings to our customer’s talent development initiatives.”

As a result of this partnership, SilkRoad customers will be able to offer management, leadership, compliance and technology training from leading sellers like FranklinCovey, Sonic Performance Support and Syntrio to their customers, instantly.

“One of the biggest challenges our customers face is reducing the time gap between identifying a training need and delivering training resources to employees,” said OpenSesame CEO Don Spear. “Our library of high quality, off-the-shelf training resources enables SilkRoad customers to integrate training content with their overall human capital development strategy.”

About SilkRoad

SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software. Their passion for creating the finest employee experience drives everything they do. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite® is an integrated set of employer-branded talent management and human capital management solutions. To learn more about SilkRoad, visit, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363.

About OpenSesame

Based in Portland, Oregon, OpenSesame is an open marketplace connecting elearning buyers and sellers. Buyers browse online training courses in a wide variety of subjects from workplace safety to business skills, to purchase courses that can be used online, by email or in any learning management system. For more information, visit or follow @OpenSesame on Twitter.