You Get What You Pay For: 3 Ways to Choose the Right Online Training Software for Your Team

If we were to rank the world’s foremost online training software experts, I would probably come in somewhere around 7,301. I actually used to be 7,302, and am very proud of my gains. ? Luckily for me, most of what I’ve learned about picking the right online training solutions has come from conversations with the thoughtful, excellent buyers I’ve gotten to work with.

So just in time for the new year, I’m spilling the tea on the top three tips for picking the perfect online training software in 2020. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the best solution for your team:

1. You get what you pay for.

We live in a money conscious world. And while sometimes “free is better” in a business context, often you get what you pay for. If someone came into your business and said they wanted your products or services for free, you’d laugh. If you believe price is related to the value of your product, you need to view your learning management software with the same lens. There are tons of free online training software solutions out there, but ultimately, you get what you pay for.

2. Focus on your needs.

When evaluating an LMS for employee training, there’s no shortage of options out there—take Lessonly, TalentLMS, Bridge Software, or Coggno, just to name a few. It can be pretty easy to get swept up in a features conversation. But remember the goal of training software in the first place. Regardless of the size of your organization or the scope of your training needs, the prize is better enabled employees who do better work. Let’s not trade that in for a hologram of Michael Jackson teaching your classes. 

3. Ask about Support.

Online learning for employees is the way to train right now, and it’s going to continue to be the way to enable teams in the future, but that doesn’t mean you should pick your software based on training alone. To choose the right employee LMS for your team, seek to understand how the different LMS’s you look at will support you throughout the partnership. Throwing software at problem may work, but you deserve a partner with a gameplan of how they will help your team succeed.

Wrapping Up

Well, folks, let’s run it back real quick. The three elements to keep in mind as you research the right online learning software for your team in 2020 are… 

  1. A change requires investment.
  2. Don’t get caught up in features; focus on your needs.
  3. Make sure you understand how your partners will support you.

Hope this was helpful, and I also hope if you’re in a spot where you’re evaluating an online training software in 2020, you’ll give Lessonly a look because I’ve got a feeling we can do better work together.

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