With all of the challenges faced by learning and development departments, the effectiveness of your learning management system (LMS) should not be one of them. However, according to many recent industry studies, nearly half of L&D professionals are unhappy with their current LMS.
A 2012 survey conducted by Corporate Executive Board  found that 62% of learning departments planned to update or replace their current LMS within a year.
Some of the biggest complaints by learning professionals when it comes to satisfaction with their current LMS include:
- Inflexible reporting features
- Difficulty integrating with other corporate systems
- Lack of support for user-generated content
- Inability to customize the platform
- Overall lack of usability
Learning department professionals have an excellent insight into what their learners need in order to be successful. So, why is it that most of the existing LMS platforms are not meeting these needs? It can be summed up in a single word… legacy. It’s a fact that most of these systems were designed and built around the platforms and technologies of the past. They simply haven’t kept up with the needs of today’s learning environment. They also usually contain a suite of features that are way too expensive and are not even used by most enterprises.
So, what changes would L&D professionals like to see in a new LMS? At the top of their wish-list for improved usability are:
- Personalized learning paths
- More collaboration and social features
- Better integration with other systems
- Stronger analytics
- Hosted or cloud-based delivery
We couldn’t have said it better!
The new generation of LMS platforms is here. TOPYX® is a cloud-based social LMS that provides learners with a feature-rich training environment. TOPYX was built to be an intuitive and easy to use for both users and administrators. It also provides for collaboration among learners and the ability to share knowledge and experiences with award-winning social learning tools directly supporting the learning environment. Best of all, integration with Google Analytics provides reporting features that give a complete view into how learners are performing and how they are using the system.
Legacy LMS platforms have been an albatross around the necks of corporate training departments for a generation, primarily because of the perceived difficulty in migrating to a new system. And while that may have been the case even a few years ago, today it is easier and more cost-effective to make the change than ever. The TOPYX LMS can be up and running securely for you in as little as 3 weeks. There is an outstanding support team dedicated to ensuring a seamless integration as well as ongoing support and training.
Now, training departments no longer need to feel locked into a platform that doesn’t meet their needs. With TOPYX, learning professionals get all of the features and flexibility they’ve been asking for from an LMS, at a low fixed price. No more paying for features you don’t need or use. No more complaints about a lack of reporting features. No more isolated and stand-alone legacy systems.
Now, the next generation of Social Learning Management Systems is here. Find out how to get more out of your training program by requesting a free LMS demo of TOPYX for your company.