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New 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems

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Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, has released the new 2022 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems. The research shows that the pandemic continues to shape the online learning market as organisations grapple with supporting a remote and hybrid workforce.


The 9-Grid™ report shows that access and inclusion are emerging challenges for learning teams especially for programmes that were previously in-person experiences. Without equitable digital access to these programmes remote and hybrid workers will miss out.

The research also reveals continued growth in the learning systems market, which is being driven by new vendors and customers joining the market and existing customers looking to increase their investment in digital learning. Customer demand is creating a war for talent on the supply side which is leading vendors to increase technical capacity through partnerships and acquisitions.

Fiona Leteney, Senior Analyst at Fosway Group, commented, “The fact that demand for learning technology continued to grow as a result of the pandemic is not surprising. However, this demand has created new challenges for both vendors and corporates alike. On the supply side, vendors are faced with a technical skills shortage, and for corporates the acceleration of digital has pushed access, inclusion and the learner experience up the priority list.”    

The 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems incorporates both Suites and Specialists.  Learning System Suites are platforms that support a broad range of traditional and next generation learning approaches. Learning System Specialists focus on specific areas of capability with a disruptive high impact agenda.

The addition of several new vendors – both suites and specialists – to this year’s 9-Grid™ shows the buoyancy of the market, despite the growing pains that accelerated growth brings.

“The Learning Systems market continues to evolve very rapidly with a combination of new disruptive themes, new entrants and significant M&A activity,” said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. “The challenge for companies is to accelerate the Skills agenda, business agility and resilience, all at the same time. And that means supporting disruptive and effective strategies for high value learning – not just basic digital learning.”

The full 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems report can be downloaded online now.

Fosway’s CEO, David Wilson, and senior analyst, Fiona Leteney, will take questions on the research in a live online ‘Ask The Analyst’ session on 1 March 2022. Register for your free place here.