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Preceptor installed at Pier 1 Imports

8 February 2007

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, February 8, 2007 - K2Share®, LLC announced today the successful installation of Version 2.1 of Preceptor™ at Pier 1 Imports.  Preceptor™ is K2Share's affordable and customizable Learning Management System (LMS) that is capable of delivering web-based training, tracking instructor-led classes, creating detailed reports, and more.


"Pier 1’s decision to purchase and install Preceptor was driven by the need to quickly deliver training to a large, distributed user base.  With over 1,200 stores and nearly 20,000 employees across North America, we needed an efficient way to create, deliver, and track training," stated Mike Van Lente, Pier 1 Imports Director of Stores Training and Communication. Van Lente went on to say, "The K2Share solution was a cost effective choice to meet the growing training needs in our organization." 


The Pier 1 installation marks the forth billion–dollar-plus organization that has selected K2Share's Preceptor as their enterprise-wide e-learning solution.  “This installation at Pier 1 of Preceptor adds a significant enhancement through the new custom competency management capability which is a significant step forward in developing employee capabilities. Additionally, we are excited to be supporting a widely-distributed, international retail business,” K2Share Technology Architect Jonathan Thayer said. 


“Preceptor's flexibility in deploying training to a large user base while retaining the usability for which it is known is key,” said Dr. Terry Tuck, K2Share Manager of Software Development.


Preceptor is a database-driven, web-enabled solution based on open architecture that allows users to author, deliver, assess, record, and report on their organization's learning. It can be installed on clients' servers or hosted in one of K2Share's data centers.


About K2Share, LLC
K2Share, LLC is a privately held company established in 2000 and headquartered in College Station, TX.   The company provides information technology services, including enterprise hosting, application management, information assurance, help desk support, e-learning, and on-site technical assistance.   The company has received numerous awards for its work environment and revenue growth including being recognized as an "Aggie 100 company" and awarded one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2006  and 2007. ”   K2Share serves Federal and State agencies, education institutions, and corporations with work conducted in all 56 U.S states and territories.  K2Share is a GSA Contract Holder.   For more information about the company, or to find out how K2Share will make a difference in your organization, please call 979-260-0030 or visit


About Pier 1

Pier 1 Imports is North America’s largest specialty retailer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts with Pier 1 Imports® stores in 49 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico; and Pier 1 Kids® stores in the United States.

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