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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 these trainings. 

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 ELEARNINGFORCE 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 new employees). 
  • Compliant Employees.  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.
  • Training Dashboard.  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.
  •  24/7 Availability.  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). 
  •  Geographic Availability.  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.

Now you can create, deliver, and track training in Office 365!

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LMS365, the Office 365 LMS, helps learners find the training they need, identifies training they might need, and ensures participation in the training they're required to complete.

  • Use Office 365 tools to create courses for any user group or role
  • Create course catalogs with one-click enrollment and un-enrollment
  • Deploy SCORM packages as formalized courses or mini-training
  • Display personalized training progress on any SharePoint® page
  • Remind learners of training they haven’t completed
  • View progress reports and statistics by individual and course

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