A well-implemented LMS can help ensure that training is delivered effectively, certifications are maintained and employees are able to advance their job skills and knowledge. LMS platforms have become an integral part of the corporate training environment, and most training departments are heavily reliant on them for continued success.
There is a problem though with many of the LMS platforms in use today, which companies are struggling to cope with. The problem is the escalating costs associated with maintaining the systems, software, IT staff and per-user fees that many LMS platforms charge. As the demand for monitoring, tracking and administering training programs increases, the costs to maintain them seem to rise even faster. More job skills training means more expense to companies.
So what can be done?
Well, for one thing, companies should stop paying per-user licensing fees that traditional LMS software platforms charge. A solution for the vast majority of companies can be found in fixed-price LMS systems that are completely expandable, customizable and robust enough to handle even the largest training needs. And with no per-user fees, training departments know exactly what their LMS budget will be – regardless of how many new users are added.
Another way that companies can avoid paying too much is by getting rid of all the in-house equipment that costs a fortune to maintain. Smart training departments are moving their LMS platforms to simple cloud-based systems that provide a secure and reliable solution. These cloud-based LMS platforms offer all of the best features for a fraction of the cost of in-house servers and support staff.
One of the best systems on the market today is the award-winning LMS, TOPYX®. TOPYX is a social LMS platform that combines the best social learning tools with industry-leading training management features. It allows for unlimited users, unlimited bandwidth and storage, free upgrades and customer service – all for a single low flat-rate fee! It’s the best way for a company to cut costs from the training budget without sacrificing the needs of learners.
If your company is interested in learning more about cloud-based social LMS platforms, you can get a personal LMS demo to see how these social learning tools can help your organization. The future of learning management systems is here – and it resides in the cloud!
Vice President, Business Development