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Kallidus recognised as Core Leader in the 2021 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning

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Kallidus, an industry leading provider of digital learning and HCM solutions, has moved from a Core Challenger to a Core Leader in this year’s Fosway 9-Grid™ model for Digital Learning.


Fosway 9-Grids™ provide a unique independent analysis of the HR and learning technology markets in Europe, helping learning professionals make informed decisions around their solution needs. Solutions are ranked in a multi-dimensional model by performance, potential, market presence, total cost of ownership and future trajectories.

Demand for digital learning has grown significantly over the past five years, driven by the need for organisations to upskill and retain talent and deliver a more convenient and cost-effective way to learn. This year’s Fosway 9-Grids™ for Learning Systems and Digital Learning recognise how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rise of digital learning and the utilisation of learning platforms.

Kallidus has been recognised by Fosway for its strong track record in winning enterprise customers, its delivery of innovative digital learning solutions and its strong customer advocacy. Its award-winning bespoke content and engaging bite-sized, off-the-shelf content have made a huge impact for customers this year in driving compliance, soft skills development, behavioural change and high performance.

Rob Caul, CEO of Kallidus said: “A year ago we acquired Engage in Learning, bolstering our digital content capabilities and our growing base of happy customers. Being recognised this year as a Core Leader in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning validates the passion we share for working in partnership with customers to positively impact organisational performance and acknowledges the wealth of creative talent in our team today.”

Kallidus is one of the UK’s fastest-growing software companies providing HCM software and digital learning. At the start of the year it acquired Sapling, a leading People Operations Platform. The acquisition transforms Kallidus, which is backed by Apse Capital, into an organisation that can provide international businesses with a one-stop solution for all their HR and Digital Learning needs across the entire employee lifecycle.

Philip Pyle, Chief Revenue Officer added: “I am delighted that we have strengthened our position this year in Fosway’s 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems and Digital Learning with our strong performance, leading-edge user experience design and our ability to continue to innovate and deliver long-term customer value in a competitive marketplace.”  

Kallidus has won over 40 industry awards for its innovative learning solutions with many members of its content team having secured top individual Learning Technologies awards including Learning Designer of the Year and Learning Developer of the Year. Following the acquisition of Sapling, Kallidus has a team of 200 working across offices in the UK, US and Canada.

Kallidus features in Fosway’s 9-Grid™ reports for Learning Systems, Digital Learning, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, showing the breadth of solutions it offers to help organisations develop and retain their talent. The reports can be downloaded from


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