John Leh offers insider tips on how to select the right LMS for your organization
There are over 700 learning management systems available today. The depth and diversity of the LMS landscape can easily confuse even the most savvy LMS buyers, who are simply looking to find the best solution for their specific business needs.
As you embark upon your LMS selection journey, it’s important to get informed about the common mistakes (or “wrong turns”) that buyers make in order to reach the right decision without wasting valuable time and resources.
John Leh, CEO and Lead Analyst of Talented Learning, has over 17 years of experience navigating the LMS industry. He’s guided dozens of businesses through their LMS decision-making process. In his experience, he’s gained valuable insight into how businesses can come to a decision quickly and efficiently, and how they can avoid common pitfalls associated with LMS selection.
So, what are some of the common LMS selection pitfalls businesses can make? Let’s take a closer look.
Pitfall #1: Skipping Your Business Case
Before you fully immerse yourself into the LMS selection process, it’s important to build a business case to better understand the learning goals and challenges you want your LMS to help you overcome. Make sure you understand why you are doing this, what you are trying to achieve, and how you’re going to measure success.
Pitfall #2: Ignoring Market Research
The LMS market has changed over the past several years. In order to make an informed decision, you need to understand the changing landscape as much as possible. Actively seek market research (for example, our eLearning Market Trends Report 2017-2021) and take advantage of free demos.
Pitfall #3: Not Defining Requirements
If you don’t clearly define your LMS requirements, you’re opening yourself up to the possibility of selecting a system that does not fulfill them, or overpaying for an LMS with basic functionality. Be sure to clearly understand the functional use cases for your LMS, as well as any technical, service, business, and license requirements.
Want to learn more pitfalls to avoid and get key insider tips for selecting an LMS? Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from John Leh in our live webinar on February 16 at 1 P.M. EST. You will learn:
- What an effective LMS selection process looks like
- The factors that matter most in choosing a learning platform
- Where to find the most reliable LMS vendor intelligence
… and much, much more. If you’re selecting a new LMS this year (or are thinking about it), this is the webinar for you. Register for this exclusive live presentation today!
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