XanEdu Unveils NimbleWerx

XanEdu Unveils NimbleWerx, a Content Control and Digital/Mobile Delivery Platform for the Corporate Learning, Training & Development Market ANN ARBOR, MI, October 29th, 2014 (PRNEWSWIRE) – XanEdu, Inc.™, a leading and award-winning provider of custom digital and printed course materials for higher education, today unveiled its new content control and digital/mobile delivery platform, NimbleWerx℠. NimbleWerx (www.nimblewerx.com) provides the most flexible and cost effective way to remix content from any source and deliver the right materials on any device, at any time while maintaining complete control. NimbleWerx is a turnkey, cloud-based service that extends digital/mobile publishing capabilities to organizations. Users can easily create remixable content libraries by uploading existing instructional materials, reference guides, and training materials. Materials can be quickly and easily customized, updated, and tailored to the unique needs of various learner groups or clients. Users in organizations of any size will find that NimbleWerx provides the shortest path to secure digital/mobile deployment of content to their end users. NimbleWerx extends the technology XanEdu has been using to deliver digital/mobile solutions to over 630,000 students annually. Users can easily deploy to a wide array of mobile devices via award-winning native apps or via a cloud-based reader. Learners can search, bookmark, and take notes electronically and have easy access to these materials when needed. “We have a practical way for organizations to take training materials that are currently trapped in print and make them available to learners immediately, without giving up any access controls,” said John DeBoer, CEO, XanEdu. To discuss NimbleWerx for your organization, visit www.nimblewerx.com. About XanEdu Since 1999, XanEdu has been a leader in the development of innovative solutions for...

XanEdu Hires Chief Operating Officer to Lead New Corporate Solutions Division

ANN ARBOR, MI, October 20, 2014 (PRNEWSWIRE) – XanEdu, Inc.™, a leading and award-winning provider of custom digital and printed course materials for higher education, today announced it has hired Mark Nelson as the Chief Operating Officer to lead the newly created Corporate Solutions Division. Nelson brings creativity and leadership skills to XanEdu in his role as Chief Operating Officer. His responsibilities include managing all aspects of XanEdu’s NimbleWerx platform, a content control and digital/mobile delivery platform. NimbleWerx (www.nimblewerx.com) provides the most flexible and cost effective way to remix content from any source and deliver the right materials on any device, at any time while maintaining complete control. “The growth of mobile devices in the corporate market is accelerating and it’s an exciting time to help organizations of all sizes address the employee demand for having content delivered simply, beautifully and on any device, said Nelson.” Nelson, a serial entrepreneur has co-founded multiple software companies and enjoys developing and growing new technologies. He previously was a co-founder of Applimation, a software company in the Oracle market, which was acquired by Informatica (Nasdaq:INFA). He has deep leadership skills honed from previous work experience at Oracle and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mark is a CPA in the state of NJ, holds a BS in Accounting from Rider University and an MBA in Information Systems from Rutgers Graduate School of Management. About XanEdu Since 1999, XanEdu has been a leader in the development of innovative solutions for creating, delivering and managing course materials and training materials. At over 1,000 higher education institutions per year, XanEdu helps educators and learners save money, improve efficiency, collaborate, engage more...

XanEdu Receives $325K From The State of MI to Expand Operations

XanEdu Expands in Ann Arbor with $1M Investment and 50 Jobs; Ann Arbor SPARK Connects Company to Incentives, Talent FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MARCH 19, 2014 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. — With support from Ann Arbor SPARK, XanEdu, Inc. is expanding its operations, investing more than $1 million in Ann Arbor and planning to hire over 50 people. As part of the expansion, XanEdu is consolidating its Michigan and Kentucky operations into its current Ann Arbor headquarters. Currently, XanEdu has 30 employees in Pittsfield Township. The jobs the company will add here will be in management, sales, and IT. A video detailing the company’s expansion is available online: Ann Arbor SPARK helped XanEdu secure $325,000 in Michigan Business Development Program funds to assist with the consolidation. It also connected XanEdu with hiring and training resources offered through Washtenaw Community College. “As part of its efforts to retain and expand businesses in the region, Ann Arbor SPARK has been proactively meeting with XanEdu in recent years,” explained Paul Krutko, Ann Arbor SPARK president and CEO. “Throughout the course of our retention work with XanEdu, we’ve connected the company with resources available through the Michigan Economic Development Corp and Washtenaw Community College that have helped it continue to grow in Pittsfield Township, and positioned this region as a natural choice when XanEdu was looking to consolidate its operations in to one location where it could achieve its long-term goals. We are excited that XanEdu can tap in to the support available here, and use those resources to create the jobs and investment that will grow our economy.” XanEdu, Inc., compiles and...

XanEdu and AcademicPub Finalize Merger

Industry Leaders XanEdu and SharedBook Complete Merger and Become the First and Only Unified Solution for Sourcing, Creating, and Delivering Best-in-class Digital and Print Custom Materials Worldwide ANN ARBOR, MI, May 14, 2014 (PRNEWSWIRE) – XanEdu, Inc. TM and SharedBook Inc., home to AcademicPub TM, today announced the completion of their previously announced merger. The deal creates the industry’s only unified solution that combines best-in class technology and services across the entire custom course materials delivery spectrum. XanEdu is the nation’s leading full-service provider of custom course materials through campus bookstores, academic programs, and faculty. Over 1,000 institutions and more than 630,000 students use XanEdu course materials each year. Professors and college bookstores rely on XanEdu to help them through the challenging process of finding custom content outside of traditional textbooks, clearing copyright permissions, and delivering a dynamic digital experience for students. Course materials are made available to students in print, and in digital format via the myXanEdu content delivery platform, the most robust and award-winning student experience for interacting with course packs and custom books online and on tablets. AcademicPub is the leading provider of self-service technology used by faculty to quickly source, aggregate and order custom course materials online, enabling faculty to build course packs in minutes.  The company has accumulated the largest library of over 12 million copyright-cleared content items, from 265 of the most respected academic publishers of books and journals, from which professors can preview and select. Professors may also upload their own materials or search the web to include additional items via the platform.  Within minutes, fully cleared and composed custom course packs are available and ready for...

XanEdu and AcademicPub Announce Intent to Merge

Industry Leaders Will Unite to Become the First and Only Unified Solution for Sourcing, Creating and Delivering Best-in-class Digital and Print Custom Materials Worldwide ANN ARBOR, MI – MARCH 26, 2014 – (PRNEWSWIRE) —  XanEdu, Inc.TM and SharedBook Inc., home to AcademicPubTM today announced the signing of an agreement to merge the two privately held companies.  The deal, expected to be concluded within the next 30 days, will create the industry’s only unified solution that combines best-in-class technology and services across the entire custom course materials delivery spectrum. XanEdu is the nation’s leading full-service provider of custom course materials through campus bookstores, academic programs, and faculty.  Over 1,000 institutions and more than 630,000 students use XanEdu course materials each year.  Professors and college bookstores rely on XanEdu to help them through the challenging process of finding custom content outside of traditional textbooks, clearing copyright permissions, and delivering a dynamic digital experience for students.  Course materials are made available to students in print, and in digital format via the myXanEdu content delivery platform, the most robust and award-winning student experience for interacting with course packs and custom books online and on tablets. AcademicPub is the leading provider of self-service technology used by faculty to quickly source, aggregate and order custom course materials online, enabling faculty to build course packs in minutes.  The company has accumulated the largest library of over 12 million copyright-cleared content items, from 265 of the most respected academic publishers of books and journals, from which professors can preview and select.  Professors may also upload their own materials, or search the web to include additional items via the platform.  Within minutes,...