UpsideLMS' APIs

Red Scout Makes Its Website a One-Stop Training Shop

Simone Pedersen, ‎Managing Director, Red ScoutPune (IN), March 2017 - Red Scout, a provider of interactive online training focusing on the beauty industry in the Asia-Pacific region, was on the lookout for a learning-management system that was not only easy to use, cost effective, highly functional, secure, and reliable, but could also be integrated with its existing website to enable online selling of training materials. With a worldwide customer base that includes individuals and corporate, it was important that the platform be scaled with Red Scout's growing business, while allowing it to focus on the core business of providing training.

UpsideLMS, with its extensive API library, proved to be the perfect fit for Red Scout, as it enabled the training provider to

  • exhibit courses and training programs offered on its website through the LMS catalogue
  • manage user-profile creation automatically within the LMS for individual customers by means of user-registration information from the Red Scout website for customers purchasing the courses and completing the payment transaction successfully on the Red Scout website
  • get particular courses assigned to respective users automatically.

This entire data exchange between UpsideLMS and Red Scout's website was brought about by UpsideLMS' APIs for "Fetching Catalog; its Curriculums and Content", "Creating, Updating, and Managing your user accounts", and "Assigning one or multiple curriculums to one or multiple LMS users".

Hosted in the cloud and leveraging the strengths of cloud providers like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, UpsideLMS also provided the security, scalability, and reliability Red Scout needed.

Speaking about the implementation, Amit Gautam, Director - UpsideLMS and Co-founder - Upside Learning, said, "Having been a start-up ourselves, Red Scout's requirement of an eLearning platform that was cost effective resonated with us well, and we were more than pleased to offer them UpsideLMS with its numerous APIs. I am glad to see Red Scout's business flourishing, as it now provides a secure and reliable environment 24x7 for its customers across different locations and time zones to access the training materials, training plans, and curriculums."

Simone Pedersen, ‎Managing Director - Red Scout, added, "Red Scout is one of the fastest-growing online-training businesses for the beauty industry, and we needed a partner like Upside who have a learning portal that looks good and enables us to extend the beauty industry image expectations' into the learning space for beauty advisors. We also needed a learning portal that had intuitive navigation to ensure the frontline sales staff could access and complete their online training easily and with confidence."

In addition to this, UpsideLMS' multi-portal architecture enabled Red Scout to create separate platforms for its corporate users (B2B), each with separate branding and access, and personalized learning environments. To match its B2C business requirement, a separate portal was created and designed to sell retail-based training programs to the end users (individuals).