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GO1.com grows user base by more than 2,000% to 10 million via Totara partnership

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Andrew Barnes

GO1.com, the world’s largest onboarding, compliance and professional development platform, has sealed a deal with learning management systems provider Totara, expanding the edtech startup’s user base by more than 2,000 per cent to 10 million.

The partnership is the latest in a string of wins for the successful Australian startup that now operates in every continent except Antarctica.

The deal with Totara is GO1.com’s biggest partnership yet. Totara is a learning management system whose mission is to change how learning technologies are developed, delivered and purchased. The open source technology is used in the corporate, academia and health sectors and has nearly 10 million users.

What does this deal mean for GO1?

Under the agreement, Totara’s 10 million users such as Sony, Tesco, Kmart, Coles, The Salvation Army, and 44 public hospitals across Australia, will have access to GO1.com’s content, which includes compliance training, soft skill training and personal development courses, as well as the ability to book in-person training such as first aid or leadership courses.

There are many synergies between GO1.com and Totara, the main being a strong desire to help companies train and upskill their staff.  A major appeal for Totara is the way in which GO1.com’s content is updated automatically by its expert course authors, saving hundreds of hours a month. Users are automatically notified when there is an update, which enables them to stay compliant and up to date with regulations in their sector.

Andrew Barnes, CEO and co-founder, GO1.com, said “the decision to partner with Totara was an obvious one for us that will propel our vision to be the world’s number one source for professional training.”

“Our missions are similar – to help individuals and companies learn and enhance their skills, whether for compliance or personal development goals. Working with Totara means we can now reach another 10 million users with our range of content,” Mr Barnes said.

How has GO1 managed to secure this deal?

In the past six months, GO1.com has quadrupled its user base from 100,000 to 400,000, and now offers over 150,000 courses. The online learning and training marketplace also hosts over a quarter of a million learning assets, from videos to quizzes.

Richard Wyles CEO of Totara said the major appeal for Totara is the way in which GO1.com’s content is updated automatically by its expert course authors, saving hundreds of hours a month. Users are automatically notified when there is an update, which enables them to stay compliant and up to date with regulations in their sector.

“We’re very excited about this new content partnership. It gives our customers access to a wide variety of high-quality training content that is constantly kept up to date with regulatory changes in each jurisdiction. GO1.com works with our customers to find the best content for them.”

Major partnerships and new customer wins in recent months include Foxtel, Oxford University, BDO and Brisbane Lions, which recently selected GO1.com as its premier workplace training and learning partner.

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