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Is a Single Platform the Best Learning Solution?

By Sue Rodeman

Myth: A single LMS/TMS is the be-all-end-all solution.

Truth: More than one system may be needed to achieve your desired results.

While many strive to have a single, unified platforms, be it a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Talent Management System (TMS), the reality is that most organizations need multiple tools and platforms to achieve integrated talent management. One platform can’t be good at everything.

Consider how the learning landscape is changing with the adoption of social, mobile, generational learning and emerging technologies. Learning is becoming more interactive and often relies on a sophisticated platform to serve it up.

A contextual and engaging user experience is expected but often requires the blending of corporate portals, enterprise applications, learning portals and more. As a result, Brandon Hall Group shares that the second most important requirement for an organization’s LMS is its ability to integrate with enterprise applications.[1]

If you aren’t leveraging multiple platforms, you may be making unnecessary compromises and the end-user experience could be suffering.

The cost of a new LMS solution is approximately two to three times the cost of maintaining a current solution.[2] How does that impact your elearning budget?

 

 

Download our new ebook, Cloud-Based Learning Solutions, to learn more.

Sue Rodeman is Vice President, Product Marketing at Skillsoft. Follow Sue on Twitter: @srodeman

 


[1] The Race to Replace: Results from the 2012 LMS Trends Survey by David Wentworth. Brandon Hall Group, December 2012.

[2] The Race to Replace: Results from the 2012 LMS Trends Survey by David Wentworth. Brandon Hall Group, December 2012.

Chart: Integration Between Learning and Talent Management Elements. Brandon Hall Group State of Learning and Development, 2014. Used with permission.

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