Brainier wins GOLD in 2021 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards

December 13, 2021 – Minneapolis, MN

Brainier Solutions, Inc., creator of the innovative learning management system, The Brainier LMS, today announced that it has won two Gold Excellence in Technology awards from the Brandon Hall Group for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology and Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology. The awards were announced on December 9, 2021.

Excellence Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology

The gold award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology was won with the submission, Brainier’s 4th Generation Learning Management System v10.0, which introduced significant advancements in software integrations and virtual meeting technology features.

The gold award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology was won with the submission, Brainier’s Unique Approach to Customizable Learning Delivery, which introduced innovative features such as the Brainier Badge Scanner to enhance the management and attendance for instructor-led training events. Using a mobile device, Brainier customers can scan barcodes or QR codes to manage attendance easily and accurately at in-person events. The Badge Scanner records data directly into the LMS utilizing existing identification badges or can generate new codes.

Excellence Award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology

“The Brandon Hall Group continues to be the authority for analysis and commentary on learning technology. Their recognition of Brainier’s technology and differentiation in the marketplace is a very meaningful honor for our development team and our organization.” said Brainier President, Jerry Cox.

“Technology has never been more critical for success in human capital management than it is today. We were thrilled to see many new innovations in all areas, but especially related to the future of work,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke. “Thanks to the many innovations from our Excellence in Technology winners, organizations have many compelling options as they make important decisions on how to leverage technology to drive their people strategies.”

“HCM solution providers must be experts and visionaries in technology, but they also must have the ability to anticipate the diverse needs of employers as they work to adapt to ongoing change,” Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke said. “This requires a blend of curiosity, empathy and agility that is difficult to achieve. We have seen an extraordinary level of insight and creativity from our Excellence in Technology winners that has been exciting to see.”

Awards Won

Gold – Best Advance in Learning Management Technology
Brainier’s 4th Generation Learning Management System v10.0- Link:

Gold – Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology
Brainier’s Unique Approach to Customizable Learning Delivery – Link:

About the Award

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon the following criteria:

  • Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
  • Unique Differentiators: What makes The Brainier LMS unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
  • Value proposition: What problem does The Brainier LMS solve and/or what need does it address?
  • Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect because of using The Brainier LMS?

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient.

Brainier Contact

Kiel Welk, Director of Marketing


About Brainier

Brainier is an award-winning SaaS company modernizing eLearning. Built upon a custom-designed database capable of accommodating any organization chart, The Brainier LMS is scalable for groups of any size or industry. Brainier offers robust learning analytics, an off-the-shelf content library, and rapid implementation. Brainier is a wholly owned subsidiary of Minneapolis-based, BI WORLDWIDE. For more information, visit