How We Helped Stormwind Launch a Customized, Automated E-Learning Platform

StormWind is an IT training company that offers live and on-demand e-learning experiences that are personal, interactive, and engaging.

Since 2009, the family-run company has partnered with a range of Fortune 500 companies, including Disney, United, AT&T, Cisco, Honda, Nestle, NASA, and more.

With unlimited live classes, an elite faculty, and more than 170 program offerings in AI, automation, cybersecurity, end-user training, and more, StormWind remains a standout name in the remote-learning industry.

StormWind worked with a previous developer that consistently missed deadlines, didn’t deliver what was promised, and wasted over a year and a half with nothing to show for it.

Foxbox Digital took over, immediately stabilized development, and transformed how StormWind brought its product to market.

Here’s how we helped them take their training to the next level.

We created a personalized experience to make the student feel at home.

StormWind’s goal is to make education as great an experience as possible.

And to do that, the experience needed to be simple and personalized.

We optimized this experience by personalizing it to the student’s needs while significantly improving the course filters and navigation.

When users arrive at StormWind, they land on the My Classroom page first. It’s where they browse courses and filter them by title, topic, job role, difficulty, and instructor.

Students can now select what courses they want to take, and the StormWind platform will create a personalized classroom experience for them.

We made it easier to manage student enrollment.

StormWind’s internal team had to complete a tedious, ten-step process and navigate a series of pages just to create a single user account.

In short: It was a time-consuming, inefficient process—and a royal pain in the neck.

We like simple, so we decided to automate the enrollment process through an account creation wizard.

With our account creation wizard in place, StormWind team members now create accounts and groups and manage licenses from one place—without jumping back and forth from multiple pages.

It’s intuitive, quick, and efficient.

We made reporting a powerful, simple, and easy-to-use admin tool.

It was difficult for StormWind to track user registration and membership status, in addition to expiration dates, course demand, and engagement.

Knowing that data is their #1 tool to foster growth, we designed and developed an admin portal where they could easily view the following:

  • Review student registration
  • Filter search results for onboarding and expiration details
  • Track renewals
  • Review courses in progress by specific users
  • Examine course activity for students and groups
  • Track user engagement

E-Learning solutions: Powered by top-notch engineering, design, and product teams

“What Foxbox Digital brought to the table, that nobody else has, is their ability to move things forward. They moved through roadblocks and ambiguity and turned that into real software that changed the way we operate. I’m grateful to have them as our digital partner,”  Tom Graunke, Chairman & CEO of StormWind Ventures.

Foxbox clients generally come to us for three reasons:

  • They’re trying to bring a new product to market, and they need a partner to create the product strategy, design it, and execute it.
  • They’re building a product, but they want it built faster.
  • They tried to build something and struggled. So they come to us with a foundation, and we build off of it.

In this case, StormWind needed help taking over from another development firm that couldn’t get it done.

Now, their platform has a streamlined user experience with the ability to gather more data and build and manage user accounts with ease.

Within a few short months of launch, the new platform enrolled 2,300 users and is expected to reach 10,000 users in a few months post-launch. The new platform has already made a significant positive impact resulting in hundreds of thousands in revenue.

Rob Volk
Rob Volk

Rob Volk is Foxbox Digital’s founder and CEO. Prior to starting Foxbox, Rob helped Fortune 100 clients, including Pfizer, USPS, and Morgan Stanley build and scale enterprise apps. He was the CTO of Beyond Diet and implemented technology that scaled to over 350k+ customers, and was the CTO and Co-Founder of Detective (detective.io), a venture-backed intelligence platform that amassed 200k+ users in a short time frame. Read more

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