Updated: Apr 25
Not long ago, there was a perception in the business world that Learning Management Systems (LMS) were intended solely for large organizations with thousands of employees and large budgets to bring eLearning-based employee training in-house. The belief was that the cost and complexity of LMS systems would prohibit resource-strapped small businesses from ever deploying their own infrastructure to offer a customized online learning environment.
However, in recent years, as SaaS-based technologies have continued to evolve and vendors have refined their delivery models and options, LMS platforms have become more readily available for businesses of all sizes.
The Benefits of LMS Software for Small Business
Small business owners know the challenges of keeping a company up and running and competitive. Tight budgets, ever-changing industry requirements and trends, and escalating customer expectations are all factors that can lead to decreased revenues and put the entire operation in jeopardy.
Given this, the need for employee training, on an ongoing basis, has never been greater or more valuable. If your small business is considering the use of LMS software for employee training, some of the benefits you can expect include:
A SaaS-Based LMS eliminates the costs associated with classroom-based training, such as travel, catering, venue, and Instructor fees. And with an LMS, you eliminate the need to pull employees away from their work as they can conduct their learning activities during breaks or after hours.
Speed of Deployment
The use of an LMS, especially a SaaS-based system, offers you the best opportunity to be up and running quickly with your own eLearning infrastructure. You can then easily deploy new courses and learning content to your employees who need it.
Most LMS systems provide streamlined methods for creating awareness of available learning content and training initiatives and then onboarding employees to the programs and courses that are relevant to them.
Organized eLearning Content
An LMS allows you to upload and store your eLearning content onto a single, secure location. This ensures that your Administrators and Instructors can access up-to-date content as they plan and build training courses.
LMS platforms today provide small business owners with all of the analytics and reporting tools they need to ensure that their employees are engaging with the system and completing their learning activities successfully. The review of this data can also help you to identify and plan for areas of improvement in your eLearning program.
LMS Portals for Small Business
LMS Portals offers a powerful SaaS-based LMS software platform for small businesses. Our system allows small business owners to quickly and cost-effectively launch their own company-branded LMS eLearning platform for fast and easy development and delivery of eLearning content and courses. And the system includes robust supporting tools for employee onboarding, messaging, analytics, and more.
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