LMSs - Cheaper than Xerox Paper
by Logan Smith
It’s not uncommon for people to dismiss learning management systems as expensive – and even organizations of considerable size will continue to buy off-the-shelf training that doesn’t really address their needs with any precision. We think that’s false economy.
There’s also an increasing demand for accountability related to training – and not just within your company. You need to keep track of who has received which instruction, of course, and you want retrieval of that information to be convenient and accurate, but you also need traceability for legal reasons. In an increasingly litigious society you must have proof that individuals received appropriate instruction whether that relates to their roles, tasks they have been asked to perform or health and safety procedures. When the lawyers come calling, you need to be adequately protected.
So all of this is building a case for the implementation of a learning management system – because it’s a single, completely integrated resource that responds effectively to all those scenarios.
But what about that Xerox paper?
Well of course all of this training has cost implications. Every one of the 30,000 employees in our example is going to have some sort of tuition at least a couple of times a year. Indeed we know from experience that the average is four times, but for the purposes of this exercise let’s underestimate the impact.
Even low-cost off-the-shelf courses will be several dollars per employee – and how often is that kind of self-study approach actually acceptable? Online video courses are the next step up the training ladder: easier to regulate, but the price goes up too.
Let’s say you go the old-fashioned route and distribute copies of learning material you have acquired or developed. If you have thirty thousand employees your bill for Xerox paper for a small booklet can be more than the cost of our LMS. We know, we’ve done the math! Yet with the LMS you can train thousands, on hundreds of different topics, track and monitor progress, provide irrefutable proof of course completion…
There are many corporations of considerable size, but we also provide the same great software and support to companies with 100 or fewer employees. Our Learning Management System is priced from 100 seats to unlimited seat licenses. Give us the opportunity to show you an exceptional learning management system that will help you meet your training needs.