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· Aris Education expands into other areas of Training and Education

· Soft skills development, Open University and end-user IT training

15th March 2002, Oxford, U.K. - RebusHR, a leading HR and payroll solutions provider has just confirmed the appointment of Aris Education (part of John Bryce Training), to manage its COMPLETE outsourced training requirements.

Aris Education is one of the U.K.’s leading Microsoft CTEC’s but following a successful pilot scheme, they will source everything ranging from First-aid courses, soft-skills training, or desktop user applications, right through to Open University courses if appropriate.

When asked about the shift away from supplying purely technical IT training solutions, Aris Education’s Managing Director Eyal Schneid replied, ‘RebusHR is a forward-thinking company whose training requirements demanded a unique solution and this is a strategic move. When they said they wanted a single point of contact for all types of training, we wanted to deepen our partnership with them and are gearing up accordingly.’

RebusHR is investing in innovative HR solutions for their 1,200 employees. They are moving away from job descriptions to lists of core competencies, which will form the basis of bespoke training solutions. Employees will then be able to select from a wide range of courses and book online using an enquiry/transaction facility.

Aris Education won the pitch amidst stiff opposition from two other training suppliers, and were selected on the strength of their proven expertise in managed solutions as well as evidence of best practice methodologies. Recent work partnering RebusHR on leading edge Microsoft .Net training had also proved highly successful.

David Stent, Organisational Learning Manager, comments ‘When we looked for a supplier, we were looking for a partnership and Aris Education impressed us with their track record. Like us, they work with many blue chip clients. Our experience of Aris Education is that they have proved themselves easy to do business with, are flexible and reliable. They have already helped deliver cost-savings which means we can make more effective use of our training budget’.

On a practical level, the outsourcing decision will free up training managers from day-to-day course administration. Staff in-house will refocus on identifying skills gaps and on becoming more proactive.

According to recently appointed Sales Director, Andy Turner, Aris Education’s customer-focused strategy is ‘The answer to the problem is yes - give us the problem and we will solve it. We intend to reposition ourselves as a One Stop Shop for IT Training and are developing more enterprise-wide solutions. The wider scope of this particular venture is a one-off solution to meet specific client needs.’ He went on to say ’We will be selecting training partners carefully. Aris Education is ISO 9001 accredited and only considers reputable 3rd parties with similar quality and value propositions, as it potential partners.’


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RebusHR is one of the UK’s leading HR outsourcing firms providing strategic HR, payroll and employee information services. The company (formerly Peterborough Software) has specialised in working with HR professionals for more than thirty years and is dedicated to helping them organise and manage their function to deliver bottom line business benefits.

RebusHR can offer in-house systems, application hosting, bureau payroll or fully managed payroll services and personnel services for companies of all sizes

Rebus HR recently won the contract to supply HR payroll software solutions to Sainsbury plc and the Manchester United Football Team, among other high-profile accounts.


Aris Education is a leading provider of ‘blended solutions’; total training solutions which combine innovative methodologies and delivery mechanisms including instructor-led training, web-based training and live internet interactive training using one of the UK’s first live-broadcast online studios.

The organisation’s ability to unite classic, quality IT Training with new training methods cost-effectively, has been widely rewarded. Voted ‘Outstanding’ for both quality and value by readers of IT training magazine in the year 2000, Aris Education has won Microsoft’s ‘European Training Partner of the Year’ award no less than three times in the past decade.

This leading Microsoft CTEC has been providing top quality technical education for nearly two decades to 60% of the UK’s FTSE 100. Launched in 1983 as Oxford Computer Group, Aris Education acquired Barefoot Computer Training in 1998 and was sold to Mentergy Group in August 2000. It now forms part of John Bryce Training, Mentergy’s European IT Training arm with branches in Germany, Hungary, Turkey and Israel. This move brought with it the most up-to-date, award-winning e-learning tools, coupled with the experience and proven project methodologies of a global organisation.

More recently, the portfolio has been broadened to offer Checkpoint, Lotus and Novell certification as well as Total Training Solutions. Aris Education has a proven track record in assimilating the latest ERP & CRM technologies within corporates. Uniquely, it is the only IT Training company worldwide which has experience in delivering end-user training for Baan, Clarify, SAP, Siebel and Oracle.

Finally, multinational companies can count on Aris Education to train their workforces globally through a partnership with the Global Learning Alliance.


Mentergy is a global e-learning company, one of the largest e-learning companies in the world, serving over 5,000 customers worldwide. Quoted on the NASDAQ Sock exchange, Mentergy serves 64% of the Fortune 500 companies.

The Mentergy Group leads the USA (therefore the world) with high-quality, cost-effective blended learning solutions because it pioneered e-learning in the 1990’s (then known as Gilat Communications).

Mentergy offers clients an unprecedented range of e-learning tools and expert services, including live e-learning, video rich broadband delivery, custom courseware development, step-by-step consulting and an integrated suite of e-learning development and delivery tools.

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