NEW - LMS Buyer's Guide Available
Learning Management Systems (LMS) were first used in colleges and universities, but they were soon adopted by companies after their excellent results. However, there are many LMS solutions on the market, and you will achieve the best results by choosing one that meets the needs of your company. At BIS Safety Software, we’ve created a detailed LMS purchasing guide, and this article will summarize its main points and recommendations.
The Learning Management Buyer’s Guide contains a ton of great information to help you throughout the research and selection process. The guide includes:
A High-level Overview of Common Features and Uses
The value of LMS software lies in making the learning process more effective, while reducing its cost. The free LMS Buyer’s Guide contains over 25 features to keep an eye out for while you conduct your search for the right system for your company.
Additional Reasons to Consider an LMS
An LMS is also very helpful when your company is subject to an audit, since all the documentation is already organized digitally. If you’re using a cloud-based LMS, you can rest assured that your information is available from any location with internet. However, with cloud hosting comes an additional security risk since your system is available online, this makes security a top priority.
What to Look for While Researching an LMS Software
There is a wide range of Learning Management Systems, ranging from simple platforms to advanced software with hundreds of features. We have included our top features and best practices to keep an eye out for while you do your own research.
Why Mobile Compatibility is Important
This section reminds you how critical mobile compatibility is becoming for every piece of software we use. A growing percentage of people now count on their Smartphone for almost all of their digital interactions so if your new LMS is missing mobile compatibility you will likely be in trouble in a few short years if you are not already.
Recommendations When Choosing an LMS
Our team outlines the common items that can be forgotten while you pick a new LMS software but are non the less incredibly important to look out for. This includes retaining ownership of any course material you upload into your new LMS, and much more.
What to Expect from Pricing
Pricing is often the first detail we want to know when we shop for anything new, whether it is a software for our company or anything you purchase in your personal life. Our LMS guide goes over some of the common pricing structures and gives estimates on what you might see on your LMS bill.
Advice to Help Narrow Down your Search
Our team of experts has created a list to go through when you are trying to do your final reviews of your LMS shortlist. This can be extremely valueable to make the final decision just a bit easier.
Choosing an LMS, Summarized in 7 Steps
To conclude, here are the 7 steps we believe you should take when selecting an LMS software:
1) Download the LMS Buyer’s Guide to help make the best decision for your company.
2) Identify the LMS features you need and narrow down your options.
3) Make sure the LMS integrates properly with your systems, to reduce administrative work.
4) Review the security features offered (privacy legislation, data backups, server location, etc.)
5) Ask for customer references
6) Set up a free trial, to make sure the LMS is a good fit for your company.
7) Review the contract options and choose a suitable pricing model.