Unsupported Software: Avoiding Cybersecurity Risks to your Business

Unsupported Software: Avoiding Cybersecurity Risks to your Business

Unsupported software refers to any software in use within an organisation that is no longer supported by the vendor, i.e. the provision of updates and technical ‘patches’ or fixes. There are several reasons why an organisation may be using unsupported software.  In some instances, an organisation may have no choice than to continue using “legacy” […]

Larmer Brown Partners with Epilogue Systems

Larmer Brown Limited has announced a Partnership Agreement with US company Epilogue Systems to resell their Opus digital adoption platform within the UK and EMEA. Through this agreement, Larmer Brown will become a Reseller and Services Partner for Opus offering specialised experience and expertise around the implementation of training programmes for large-scale IT projects. Opus […]

upk replacement and alternatives

UPK Replacement Conversion and Migration

Support for Oracle’s User Productivity Kit (UPK) ended in December 2022. Although there is no set date at which point organisations will have to stop using the tool, organisations are understandably concerned about the risks of continuing to use this unsupported software. Oracle has not issued any updates for Browsers or Operating Systems and UPK […]

Bimba Case Study


Following the acquisition of Bimba by IMI Precision Engineering in 2018, the business needed to align Bimba’s processes and best practices to those across the wider IMI Group. This included how systems-based training would be delivered to their large user base. Bimba is a market leading manufacturer of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions with […]

Getting the Most out of UPK Guide

This free UPK Guide is intended to help existing UPK Developers utilise the tool to its full potential, including some suggestions for enhancing your existing content and making the most out of UPK’s many features. If you have invested in Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) for the development of your learning content, you may be […]

UPK Knowledge Center deployment

Deployment of Learning Content using the UPK Knowledge Center

The UPK Knowledge Center offers SCORM-compliant management and deployment of content and is known as a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). It has been shipped with UPK as an integrated module since 2006, but many UPK users don’t utilise it to its full potential. If it’s configured correctly, the UPK Knowledge Center can meet, and […]

Learning Content wordmap

Give UPK Content a Face-Lift

When Oracle announced end of life for User Productivity Kit (UPK), we undertook a comprehensive analysis to identify alternative products. What we realised when we were reviewing these other tools was how much the market has changed and as a tool that is now more than 20 years old, UPK is not only competing with […]

Is there still life in UPK?

If, as an organisation, you have invested in Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) for the development of your learning content, you may, understandably, be concerned by Oracle’s announcement that UPK Support is being withdrawn. Despite the recent announcement that Premier UPK Support will now continue until December 2022, development in the tool will be limited […]

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UPK Content Migration Guide

Our free, downloadable guide to UPK content migration was written to support existing UPK clients in categorising their existing UPK content and identifying its value. By doing so, we hope that you are able to make a better informed decision when it comes to choosing a Oracle UPK replacement and UPK alternatives. Our guide covers […]

Oracle User Productivity Kit

Why upgrade to UPK 12.1 ESP 3?

New UPK enhancements since version 12.1 Oracle User Productivity Kit – UPK 12.1 ESP 3 has just been released and is now available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Many existing UPK Developers may not yet have taken advantage of earlier service pack releases in version 12.1, so this is an opportune time to […]