SCC Soft Computer honored with 2011 Training Top 125 award

February 15, 2011

Healthcare IT Company ranks among the Top 10 companies for workforce training and leadership development for the fourth consecutive year

SCC Soft Computer honored with 2011 Training Top 125 award: Training is in SCC’s Genes

(Clearwater, FL) Tuesday, February 15, 2011 – Training magazine has announced that SCC Soft Computer (SCC) was selected for the ninth time in ten years for a coveted place among many of the world’s top companies for workforce training and development. SCC placed in the Top 10 for the fourth consecutive year with a ranking of fourth overall.

From 2002 to 2006, SCC has ranked anywhere from 97th to 51st overall in the Training Top 100. In 2007, Training increased the field of competitors to 125 and changed the name to the Training Top 125. The Training Top 125 is considered the most elite ranking among Fortune 500 companies for workforce training and leadership development.

• In 2007, SCC vaulted up the ranking and placed 14th in the 2007 Training Top 125, moving in to the Top 15.
• In 2008, SCC moved into a coveted Top 10 spot with a ranking of 8th out of 125. With the Company’s placement for the first time in the Top 10, SCC became the first healthcare information technology company to rank in the Training Top 10.
• In 2009, SCC continued its upward climb and secured a ranking among the elite Top 5 with a ranking of 3rd out of 125 and became the first healthcare information technology company to rank in the Training Top 5. SCC was featured in the cover story of the February 2009 issue of Training magazine, along with the other Top 5 companies (click here for the digital issue of Training).
• In 2010, SCC earned another Top 10 spot with a ranking of 9th out of 125 and became the first healthcare IT company to place in the Training Top 10 three consecutive years!

On February 7, 2011 the first night of the Training 2011 Conference & Expo during the black tie “Crystal Ball” gala at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, SCC’s Educational Services team was thrilled to learn that the Company placed 4th, as they accepted their fourth consecutive Top 10 (and second Top 5) award and became the first healthcare information technology company to rank in the Top 10 for four consecutive years as well as the first healthcare IT company to ever rank in the Training Top 5. To see a complete list of the 2011 Training Top 125, visit Training’s Web site at www.trainingmag.com.

With its placement for the fourth consecutive year in the Training Top 10 (and the Company’s second Training Top 5 ranking), SCC Soft Computer shares the spotlight with industry powerhouses: Farmers Insurance (1), The Economical Insurance Group (2), Verizon Wireless (3), SCC Soft Computer (4), The PNC Financial Services Group (5), EMC Corporation (6), United States Navy (7), Vanguard (8), Microsoft Corporation (9), and CareSource (10).

In addition to securing a Top 10 position for the fourth consecutive year and a Top 5 position for the second time, SCC Soft Computer was recognized with a special award for Top Evaluation / Business Metrics Score for the Company’s quantitative submission, which was rated by an outside auditing firm. In a separate awards ceremony, SCC received an award for Outstanding Training Initiative for its Office Support Mentoring Program featuring the SCC EDS Personal Learning Passport (NOTE: SCC was recognized with the 2010 ASTD/ISPI OPAL Award for Excellence in Team Success for this program in January 2011 (News & Events).

In-depth profiles of each of the companies appear in the January/February 2011 issue of Training. With its Training Top 5 placement, SCC is featured in the cover story of this issue, as well as in an article on the winners of Best Practices and Outstanding Training Initiative awards. To see a complete list of the 2011 Training Top 125 and read the digital edition of Training, visit Training’s Web site at www.trainingmag.com.

“This is a phenomenal achievement not only for the Educational Services department but also for all of our associates,” says Don Keller, SCC’s chief learning officer and Vice President of Global Education and Development. “Many, many employees participate in training others and display the passion for excellence that earned us this award.” SCC placed in the Training Top 5 based on the Company’ qualitative and quantitative response to the publication’s questionnaire, as well as SCC’s commitment to a blended learning approach to education and training by offering multiple methods to enable SCC clients and staff to become expert users of SCC’s robust healthcare information system software applications.

“SCC is an organization that recognizes the importance of training and continuing education, and values the contributions made by well-trained employees. In less than 10 years, we assembled one of the finest professional training teams in the healthcare information technology industry. We’ve built SCC’s Educational Services department from the ground up,” adds Keller. “In February 1998, SCC offered 17 instructor-led courses to its clients and 240 employees. Within just three years, we created a department that today serves nearly 1,600 internal clients and over 6,000 external clients with a training staff of 40+ worldwide. We currently offer 14,000+ courses to SCC's clients and staff.”

About Training
Training magazine is a 46-year-old professional development magazine that advocates training and workforce development as a business tool. The magazine delves into management issues such as leadership and succession planning, HR issues such as recruitment and retention, and training issues such as learning theory, on-the-job skills assessments, and aligning core workforce competencies to enhance the bottom line impact of training and development programs. Written for training, human resources, and business management professionals in all industries, Training combines a paid circulation with qualified, controlled recipients to deliver the strongest circulation in the market.

Training magazine is currently published by The Lakewood Media Group, led by managing partners Mike Murrell and Bryan Powell based in Minneapolis. Joining them as a managing partner is Philip Jones, a former editor of Training magazine who launched the brand’s highly successful newsletters – now published online – as well as several leading industry events including the annual Training Conference & Expo. All three managing partners are former Lakewood vice presidents with Powell functioning in the role of Training’s business manager for a number of years.

The Lakewood Media Group publishes six print issues annually of Training; manages the brand’s Websites and online certificate programs; and produces the industry’s premier recognition program for excellence: the Training Top 125.

About SCC Soft Computer
SCC is at the forefront of laboratory, genetics, blood services, outreach, pharmacy, and radiology information systems software development and offers full suites of Web-enabled clinical information management system solutions. Since 1979, SCC Soft Computer has been meeting the needs of the healthcare industry by providing powerful, clinical information solutions to hospitals, large IDNs (integrated delivery networks), and laboratories.

Considered the largest LIS software production house in the world – with a workforce of nearly 1,600 professionals dedicated to LIS development – SCC has experience in accomplishing complex LIS implementations in large, multisite environments. SCC's flagship product, SoftLab, has been recognized as the market standard for its robust functionality and ease of instrument interfacing, including robotics.

For more information, contact Don Keller at donk@softcomputer.com or (727) 789-0100 x4654.

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