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Factors to Consider for Your LMS ROI

Updated: Apr 25, 2021


Corporate demand for knowledge management technology continues to see rapid growth because of its ability to help companies and their employees to excel in increasingly competitive business environments. Most companies utilize a Learning Management System (LMS) for internal employee training in areas such as compliance, technology, and leadership training. Many companies also leverage their LMS for new employee on-boarding, channel partner training, and to sell courses online. According to Capterra, a company now spends an average of about $71,000 every year on their LMS.

The Benefits of a Corporate LMS

With a growing need to cultivate effective learning, organizations around the world rely on LMSs to accomplish their training objectives. Some of the benefits your organization can expect from the use of an LMS can include:


Unlike traditional, classroom-based training, an LMS eliminates the need for significant expenses, such as travel, venue and on-site instructor fees, and catering. And with an LMS, there is no need to print and distribute training materials.


A major advantage of an LMS over other types of corporate training is in the fact that new and revised training materials can be rapidly incorporated into your online learning program. This is especially beneficial when there is a need to disseminate new and critical materials to a wide audience as quickly as possible.

Data Capture

Most LMSs on the market today offer the ability to capture and review the important data regarding with the performance of your program. User engagement and success are easily captured so that you can measure the adoption of your program and identify areas for revision and enhancement.


A robust LMS may include tools for messaging and collaboration to support and enhance the learning experience. These messaging tools can also be used to gather and incorporate user feedback regarding your learning program.

Factors that Determine Your LMS ROI

When determining the return-on-investment or “ROI” on your LMS, there are several factors to be considered. Generally speaking, the factors to be considered include the areas where your company will capture savings and the areas in which your company may see productivity gains.

The savings factors from an LMS can include:

  • Fees or salaries for trainers who conduct courses on-site

  • The costs of training venues at which to conduct your sessions

  • Travel and other accommodation expenses to deliver on-site classes

  • Printing, shipping, and other costs associated with creating and delivering printed materials

The productivity gains from an LMS can include:

  • Quickly getting time-sensitive learning materials and courses to your employees

  • Eliminating the need to take employees away from their job roles as they can conduct LMS-based training during breaks or after hours

  • Increased retention of more highly-productive employees

  • The opportunity to re-purpose training materials for different courses and across various audiences

  • Gaining consistency in your training program as all users have access to the same learning materials

  • Cost-effectively creating new revenue streams from corporate training

About LMS Portals

LMS Portals provides a cloud-based, multi-tenant LMS that allows our clients and partners to build, deliver, and manage private, customized eLearning environments on-demand to support the needs of their various learning audiences. LMS Portals offers a powerful ROI in that our cloud-based delivery eliminates your need to purchase expensive hardware and LMS software, as well as the ongoing maintenance (we take care of this for you).

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