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5app enters Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems for the first time as Potential Performer

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5app, the agile learning and communications platform vendor has been recognised as a Potential Performer by Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst in the 2021 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems.

2021 Fosway 9-Grid for Learning Systems
2021 Fosway 9-Grid for Learning Systems 

This is the first time Fosway’s team of expert analysts has ranked 5app on the influential 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems. Fosway has placed the 5app Hub in its Potential Performer zone, typical for new or emergent solutions.

The 5app Hub is a simple and easy to use learning platform. It can be deployed rapidly, is easy to maintain and is designed to be flexible to meet a range of needs. For users, the 5app Hub creates engagement by bringing together everything a person may be looking for including:

  • Development resources– to improve their skills
  • Knowledge sharing– essential resources and information for their job
  • Internal communication – to stay connected to their company and colleagues

For 5app CEO Stuart Mason, this announcement is testament to the growth of its customer following in 2020. “We are delighted that Fosway has placed us on its Learning Systems 9-Grid™. We’re proud of our progress and the results that customers are achieving. Alongside our partner, Hemsley Fraser, we’ve seen significant growth in organisations using the 5app Hub, creating engaging employee experiences and demonstrating that our product development focus reflects customer needs.” 

“Our mission is to provide simple access to development, knowledge and communications in a product that people want to use. Using the 5app Hub, HR, and learning and development teams easily select content, curate it into playlists and target their users with relevant resources, connecting them with what is happening in the organisation. And we know from our user data that this approach improves engagement,” added Mason.

The Hub integrates with existing learning management systems, collaboration, and communication tools, and is fast to deploy. Customers can quickly curate learning content into playlists, choosing from an extensive library of content or use their own if they prefer. This curated approach, fuelled by powerful analytics and automated notifications and nudges, helps increase awareness and ensures people access the information and resources they need in their jobs at a time that suits them.

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, said: “5app’s entry onto the 2021 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems as a Potential Performer reflects the increasing maturity of the 5app Hub as well as growth in its customer base. We always welcome innovative and disruptive new players into the market and look forward to tracking its progress.”

The Fosway 9-Grid™ is a five-dimensional model used to classify providers in a market segment. It allows organisations to select solutions according to Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Future Trajectories. The 9-Grid™ is unique in that each zone offers value, not just the top right.  The full Fosway 9-Grid™ Learning Systems report is now available online: 

For more information please contact: Roberta Gogos, [email protected]