SilkRoad and OpenSesame Expand Partnership to Include International Courses

SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based, end-to-end HR Solutions, has chosen OpenSesame to expand its online course offerings abroad. OpenSesame will provide 50 international courses from respected training provider Cegos to support SilkRoad’s award winning learning management system GreenLight in Europe and Asia.

“Teaming with OpenSesame has provided our U.S. customers with tremendous flexibility and course selection,” said Chris Lennon, director of product management for SilkRoad. “It was only natural we would look to them to help us to develop our content for additional markets.”

SilkRoad’s partnership with OpenSesame and Cegos allows for localized language courses that help international corporations focus on critical training initiatives to drive business objectives. The addition of the 50-course bundle means Greenlight customers can access a collection of business skills trainings, including many of Cegos’s most popular courses, in a wide variety of languages.

“Nearly 40% of purchases in our marketplace over the last 12 months have come from outside the U.S.,” Josh Blank, OpenSesame’s senior vice president, said. “Partnering with SilkRoad allows both our companies to meet the increasing demand for online training abroad.”

“We are pleased to join with SilkRoad and OpenSesame to expand Greenlight’s presence in Europe and Asia,” said Pascal Debordes, director International Partner Network at Cegos. “There is clearly a growing need for localized, quality content in different regions of the world and the collaboration between our companies ensures courses are delivered seamlessly.”

About SilkRoad
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of end-to-end HR solutions that enable customers to find, attract, develop, and retain the best talent. The award-winning SilkRoad® Life Suite® solution set includes Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Talent Portal, and HRMS solutions that are easy to deploy, easy to use, and affordable. Powered by social, mobile, analytic, and cloud technology, it’s everything you need in one platform to engage your people and rapidly boost business performance. Visit, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-312-574-3700.

About OpenSesame
OpenSesame is the world’s marketplace connecting elearning buyers and sellers. Buyers browse thousands of courses in a wide variety of subjects from workplace safety to business skills, all compatible with any learning management system. For more information, visit or follow @OpenSesame on Twitter.

About Cegos
The Cegos Group, created in 1926, is one of the world leaders in professional training. The expertise of its consultants covers all fields of management and development of skills. In 2011, the Cegos Group achieved turnover of 177 M€ and trained more than 200,000 people in France and internationally. Cegos employs 1,200 people and operates in 50 countries throughout the world. The Cegos off-the-shelf e-learning Catalogue on Business Skills is localized in 16 languages. For more information, visit or