To kick this off, let’s agree on what it is we’re talking about here. What is enterprise training? Enterprise training means different things to different people, but for our conversation, we’ll define it like this:
It’s the way you get your team aligned on what you do and how you do it.
Whether you’re bringing on new team members, rolling out a new process to your seasoned reps, or practicing key job skills, enterprise training covers all of these.
Given that enterprise training by definition means you’re working with big teams, this can quickly become an overwhelming task. Most enterprise teams choose to work with an enterprise training software or online training software provider to help them tackle this challenge. These systems are called learning management systems (LMS) software, and they’re an entire world of their own.
Choosing the Right LMS for Your Definition of Success
If you found this blog post, you’re probably wondering what you’ve gotten yourself into and how you’re ever going to pick from the seemingly unending choices available to you in this space. From the Canva app, to SAP Litmos, to Moodle (what is Moodle??), and Lessonly it can be easy to get lost when trying to decide what a good choice is for your team.
When you’re working to tackle a learning management system comparison, it’s best to begin with the end in mind and work backwards from there. Are you wanting to focus on a specific team? Maybe your frontline/retail team? Or your customer service team? Maybe your HR team just needs help onboarding new employees through company information? Or could your sales team use some extra enablement?
All of these needs will likely end up requiring different tools for the job, and you can find limitless learning management system examples, thanks to the world wide web. As you can see from the training examples I listed, enterprise training can have a VERY ambiguous definition, so the best way to find success in this area is by working with your team to define what your definition is. Using someone else’s definition can often lead to missing the mark of your intended goal or outcome.
What Does Your Team Actually Need?
Once you’ve done that, you can move on to coming up with an LMS meaning for your team. What I mean by this is ask yourself if you need a software that will help enable your sales team (which would put you in the market for sales enablement software like Lessonly or Docebo), or If you need generic company training and HR onboarding which would likely put you in the market for a company wide LMS tool like TalentLMS. Or maybe you’re looking to enable your customer service team, which would put you in the market for customer service enablement software like Lessonly?
As you can see, this is a rabbit trail that you can easily fall into and end up chasing your tail in if you don’t start slow and with some concrete definition around what you need and what success looks like in your current situation. I recommend spending some time diving into your team’s world and trying to identify what knowledge gaps there are now that stop them from being successful. Once you have that in mind, utilize a tool like G2 to help get direction from people that have been in your same shoes before and have found a solution.
You Usually Get What You Pay For
One thing to keep in mind as you start this journey, is that you’re likely going to get what you pay for when it comes to your software choice. A free learning management system is obviously going to have some differences between the most expensive LMS in the space. While it can be daunting to bring on and build a business case for an expensive choice, by purchasing a less expensive solution, you can sometimes be purchasing a tool that your team won’t ultimately be engaged with, which results in a much more expensive result since the money spent didn’t lead to any true value for the business.
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