2019 Fosway 9-Grid™

Degreed Is Bringing Europe a New Language: Skills

DegreedSan Francisco, CA (USA), February 2019 - Degreed’s product innovation and growing market presence in Europe has been recognised in the 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems. In 2016, Degreed acquired Gibbon, a pioneer in developing software to curate and share learning resources from across the internet. Based outside Amsterdam, The Netherlands, it was Degreed’s first big step expanding into Europe, but that was only the beginning.

Almost three years into Degreed’s European expansion, Gibbon has blossomed into a fast-growing product, engineering, customer support, and sales office - and is still hiring.

Degreed now has commercial teams on the ground in the UK, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. The company works in dozens of local languages, with a range of native European content sources already integrated. And Degreed recently opened a new data centre in Germany.

This focus, investment, and effort seem to be working for its clients, too. Degreed’s European client base more than doubled over the last year - and it’s closing in on a million licensed users across the region.

"So," says Sarah Danzl, Degreed’s Director of PR and Communications, "we’re proud and excited that Fosway Group, Europe’s HR-industry analysts, has just recognised Degreed’s product innovation and growing market presence in the 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems.

"This latest report advances Degreed’s position from a 'Potential Challenger' to a 'Core Challenger', reflecting the strength and capabilities of our solution, our accelerating customer advocacy, and, most importantly, the impact we’re making for our clients."

"Degreed’s increased investment in Europe is clearly being reflected in its increased performance and potential for European customers," believes David Wilson, Fosway Group’s CEO. "Their ranking as a Core Challenger also reflects their innovative approach to learning and skills, as well as greater customer advocacy."

Chris McCarthy, CEO of Degreed, comments, “We’re investing heavily to build our team, operations, and infrastructure in order to meet the unique needs and requirements of European customers. We’re honoured that Fosway’s research validates all that work.

"Our clients want more than just a better learning experience. They’re pushing us to provide sophisticated technology, data, and support to keep their people’s skills aligned with their business strategies."

To learn more about Degreed, visit the company’s stand at Learning Technologies, a leading European showcase for organizational learning technology, 13-14 February, at ExCeL London. Visitors to the event can also hear how Photobox Group and Anglo American are working with Degreed to drive continuous improvement in their people’s skills.