Small & Medium Business: Why Investing in an LMS is Crucial for SMB Success
Today's business environment often requires
employees to complete training of on company
policies, business technology use, safety and
security practices, financial disclosure
requirements, handling personally identifiable
information, etc. Many of these also come
with legal regulations that require the company to
keep records of each employee's compliance with
For years, large companies
with multiple thousands of employees have used
Learning Management Systems not only to create and deliver the training, but also to keep
track of employee compliance on an ongoing basis and to send reminders of upcoming training requirements.
Beyond ensuring regulatory and policy compliance, an
LMS can also be used to train people on your key business
processes and ensure that all users have access to
the same high quality information regardless of location.
An LMS makes it easier for a company to create a learning culture and an
environment that keeps employees informed,
up-to-date, and contributing at the highest levels.
SMB's Get LMS Benefits In The Cloud
While SMB's have long been able to benefit from an LMS
in theory, it simply hasn't been
economically feasible for them until recent cloud-based solutions became available.
That's why FTG is proud to be an implementation partner with
and their cloud-based LMS365 product (winner of the ‘Best Office Store App’ at European SharePoint Conference 2016) ...
LMS365 provides top-shelf LMS capability to small and medium businesses for a fraction of the cost of what large corporations have only
recently had to invest for the same capability. And because the cloud version of LMS365 is built "on top" of Office 365, it
also provides a more familiar experience for business users.
In addition, and this is an important consideration, tight integration with Office365 also significantly avoids having to
create a separate silo of information for learning management.
Here are some other ways that LMS365 can
help your business:
Identify and Leverage Current Skills. By
centralizing your training assets and tracking
employee participation, an LMS can be
used to identify and leverage existing skills and knowledge to meet specific demands
(Instead of automatically hiring outside experts or
Automatically track training completed per user and
remind users when required training or updates are
due. Compliance reports and automatic
escalations are also a great time saver.
Audit Preparedness Built-In.
Compliance and other audits can be a lot
less stressful affairs if your LMS can easily show
auditors verifiable lists of employees, training
history, and test results. Life's too short.
Having all training resources in a centralized LMS
makes it easier for people to find what they are
looking for. When people need training
information, they know where to go.
Integration w/ Office365 enables social features so
people can ask questions, share their experiences
with the LMS, make suggestions, etc.
Dashboard shows users prior training completed and
upcoming training required. Gamification
creates a friendly yet competitive learning
environemt where recognition and rewards motivate
learners to be the best.
Different people, different time zones, different
schedules ... while classroom instruction can be
helpful at times, it's rarely convenient and often
incurs additional expense. LMS365 is
available 24/7 so users can get their training when
it's most convenient for their individual schedules
and priorities. In addition, 24/7
availability is great when you want to review
something after training is completed (e.g. when
it's most relevant to the task or issue at hand).
If you have multiple offices or remote workers, the
worldwide availability of cloud-based LMS365
enables them to access their training from wherever
they are. Training without travel costs!
And you are ensured that regardless of where your
employees are located, that they are getting the
same high-quality training.
- Ready-Made Training Content. LMS365 is
SCORM-compliant which means that pre-built training
materials that are SCORM compliant can be quickly
imported into LMS365. These pre-built
training materials are available for a number of
industries and from a variety of vendors.
Help correlate skills and competencies with business goals.
Match current skills with requirements for current
and future business goals and strategies. Use
skill gap analysis to plan new integrated training
plans for key roles across the company.
The structured process we developed enables us to quickly and efficiently elicit the information we need
from your management team and enables us to design and implement your
LMS environment according to your unique business structure, priorities, and goals.