Outsourcing has been growing in popularity as the entire eLearning industry has been growing. With the availability of cloud computing, low-cost storage and bandwidth, and excellent learning management tools that can be SaaS (software-as-a-service) delivered, more and more organizations are moving toward online learning programs.
Regardless if you have learning management needs in a large corporation, an association, a small to mid-size business or just have valuable content to sell via eCommerce, you can save critical time and limited money while increasing results by implementing LMS technologies.
I have one very good reason for you to consider outsourcing learning management services, if you haven’t yet : Leverage Dedicated Professionals.
It makes sense. Use the professionals who know an online learning management system the best to ensure you get the results you are looking for. Some LMS providers offer this service directly.
Outsourcing management services and relying on dedicated professionals has many benefits. Here’s a few:
- Save Time – Time is incredibly valuable. The faster you get your LMS program working for you; the faster you will reach your expected learning and training goals. Don’t waste time. Go to the source and get it done .
- Free Up Internal Resources – I imagine your employees have mission critical jobs to perform. Even though your learning program is just as critical, taking people away from their designated tasks to refocus on getting the eLearning program together takes away from other items that need to get done in your organization.
- Eliminate ‘Learning Curve’ Issues – With any new system, there is a ‘Learning curve’. Let the professionals who know the system put together the solutions right for what you are trying to accomplish without trial and error that would take place if you did it yourself. Plus, you may reap the benefits of outsources experience to do things beyond your initial ideas that can help propel the overall system to levels it would have taken time to figure out on your own.
- Get What You Need – Relying on outsources professionals to help put together your entire learning program takes efficient communication and a necessary layer of management. However, you can direct the outsourced team to deliver exactly what you need to hit program requirements and the launch time constraints you may have.
I am able to comment on these issues from direct experience. At Interactyx Limited, we offer Professional Administrative Services which are available to help in the timely and correct deployment of clients’ branded and secure instances of social LMS TOPYX. We talk more about this offering in our Learning Management System Toolkit.
Even with an LMS as easy to use and administer as TOPYX, for the reasons stated above, it makes sense for some organizations to rely on a little help from a friend. Here is what the Sopexa Groupe had to say:
Regardless of the eLearning management system you decide is right for your organization, look into how outsourcing management services may benefit you. It just might make an important difference in the overall success of what you are trying to achieve.
What do you think: Keep it all in-house or get outsourced help?
Jeffrey A. Roth
Vice President, Marketing and Communications