New Vision Software Releases SofTutor OnLine to Capture Companies Best Practices

Barrington, Illinois – February 3, 2003 – New Vision Software, Inc. (“NVSI”), a leader in Streaming Video Learning, has released SofTutor OnLine which brings its popular CD-ROM learning environment to the Web. SofTutor OnLine is a set of easy to use tools that allows companies to capture knowledge from key employees and place it on-line for the entire organization to benefit from their best practices.  More than just another learning tool, it helps organizations to reduce costs and improve efficiency by making critical systems easier to use and reducing the cost of creating customized training.

“SofTutor OnLine is a next generation knowledge capture and learning environment that dramatically reduces the amount of time required to create learning content and provides a delivery platform that makes learning fun and easy, while increasing the students retention of information”, said Randy Hilgers, CEO and Founder of NVSI.  “SofTutor OnLine is based on over six (6) years of experience in delivering CD-ROM and Network learning solutions for Computer Aided Design software learning for over 1,200 companies. The knowledge management and learning concepts have been refined to create a highly effective environment, which has been proven to deliver superior learning, in less time and at a lower cost.”

SofTutor OnLine dramatically reduces the time and effort required to capture knowledge that needs to be distributed within an organization, to partners or even to customers.  Define the key material and have a Subject Matter Expert record how they perform the tasks. SofTutor’s capture application is as simple as using a video recorder.  The recordings are sent to NVSI where they are processed for low bandwidth streaming and inserted into your SofTutor OnLine Learning Environment for effective knowledge transfer and technical support.

SofTutor’s unique video based technology combines the best of classroom instruction and E-learning features to make learning fast and interesting.  SofTutor presents each topic as a series of exercise based presentations that show the student how to perform the specific function or task.  Students can then practice that task until they are comfortable and ready to move on.  Employees quickly master the major concepts that they need to fulfill their job responsibilities. 

When employees are faced with an unfamiliar task, they simply SEARCH the SofTutor knowledge base to learn what they need to complete the work activity.  Users follow along with the instructor and apply what they are learning to the new task.  This reduces the need to call technical support or spend hours going through manuals and training notes to learn the new concept.  SofTutor customers have found that the number of “How Do I…” technical support calls can be reduced by as much as 70% or more.

“We are very excited to be introducing this new learning solution”, said Hilgers. “We believe that Streaming Video Learning is in its infancy and when people understand the power that they receive when video is organized, indexed and streamed, you have a very powerful learning solution.”

About New Vision Software, Inc.
New Vision Software, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Randy Hilgers with the goal of revolutionizing the way people learn. Our 100% learn by doing proprietary authoring tool was not only good at training but also good for technical support. Over the next three years we expanded our product line to serve over 1200 companies in 34 countries, including 8 out of the top 15 Fortune 500 and 33 out of 50 state departments of transportation.  



SofTutor is a Registered Trademark of New Vision Software, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks in this document are the properties of their respective owners. Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.