Management consultancy LeapPoint acquires training platform JumpSeat

19 July 2018 Authored by Consulting.us

Edmonton-based software startup JumpSeat has been acquired by US management and technology consultancy LeapPoint. JumpSeat’s innovative training platform will be bolster the consulting firm’s customized learning program offering, while expanding its suite of turnkey software solutions.

With so many new applications and programs coming out of the digital ether to improve business processes and dynamize workplaces, firms need effective ways of training and onboarding their employees. One solution is provided by JumpSeat, a browser-based training platform that allows management to build tutorials and modules directly within the application, instead of on separate programs. With tutorials overlaid on the actual software, employees are able to learn faster and more effectively. Furthermore, management can track user progress and time spent on features, as well as other user analytics.

The innovative training platform has now been acquired by management and technology consulting firm LeapPoint. Founded in 2006 by a team of Big Four alumni, LeapPoint provides consulting services in the areas of people & change, marketing, information technology, and analytics, among others. The acquisition will bolster its customized learning programs offering, while adding to its list of turnkey software solutions – which includes DataConnect, LeapPoint One, and cloud add-ons like Sharepoint and Salesforce integration.Management consultancy LeapPoint acquires training platform JumpSeatJumpseat has already been adopted by a number of leading enterprises, including Lincoln Financial Group and Estée Lauder. According to the firm, Jumpseat helped a national financial services company lower the number of training hours needed, as well as training costs. LeapPoint will leverage the effective technology to help its clients succeed in their enterprise change – cutting training ramp-up time and increasing training value.

“We're very excited about the acquisition, what it means for LeapPoint and, most importantly, the impact and value it will allow us to provide our clients,” said LeapPoint CEO Nicholas DeBenedetto. “JumpSeat is an amazing application and we're able to do some great things with it.”

Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, LeapPoint employs staff from coast to coast and services clients across the globe. The firm was named one of Forbe’s Best Management Consulting Firms for 2018, and was ranked by Vault as the 12th best consulting firm for diversity, and the 15th best for firm culture.

Other recent consultancy acquisitions of digital enterprises include Capgemini’s acquisition of the cybersecurity division of Virginia-headquartered Leidos, as well as Cumberland Consulting Group’s purchase of LinkEHR - an electronic health records managed services firm.

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