Learning Management Systems

Finding software can be overwhelming. We help schools and businesses choose the right learning management system to administer courses and track learner progress.

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Versal

Versal is a cloud-based training platform that is suitable for companies of all sizes. Users can develop training courses and micro lessons with built-in assessments and deliver them via Versal or embed in an LMS or website. Courses... Read more

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Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS is a cloud-based solution suitable for organizations in any industry. Key features include learning management automation, progress tracking and reporting. Absorb LMS offers a custom-branded learner interface and administrative... Read more

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Bridge

Bridge is an employee development suite built specifically for employees and managers. It provides peer-to-peer practice, live in-person training, external learning, online courses, mentorship, manager 1:1s, goal tracking and peer... Read more

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Mindflash

Mindflash is a cloud-based training solution for contractors, resellers, and other partners of all sizes. With Mindflash, users can create courses, add quizzes and track results. They can upload PowerPoint, Word, PDF, SCORM or video... Read more

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PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone, formerly Cornerstone Growth Edition, is a cloud-based employee performance and learning management system that helps businesses to streamline their employee performance review process and prioritize learning for... Read more

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Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud provides companies across the globe with a cloud-based learning and talent management application designed to drive employee engagement, elevate skills and improve business productivity. Saba Cloud provides traditional... Read more

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eLearning Cloud

eLearning Cloud is a cloud-based learning management solution (LMS) from VAIRKKO that enables organizations to provide training to their employees. The solution allows users to distribute learning content to company employees, create... Read more

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Docebo LMS

Docebo is a cloud-based LMS solution to provide training programs for employees, partners and customers.  Docebo serves various industries including IT, technology, retail, consulting, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, oil and gas. Docebo... Read more

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Torch LMS

Torch LMS is a cloud-based learning management (LMS) solution that helps businesses and nonprofit organizations to manage, track and deliver training to employees or affiliates. The solution offers a tiled user interface and a team... Read more

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eSSential LMS

eSSential LMS is a learning management system designed for large and midsize businesses. The system can be deployed on-premise and through a cloud-based software-as-a-service platform. Both deployment methods include access to eSSential... Read more

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SkyPrep

SkyPrep LMS is a cloud-based learning management solution that offers a platform to training administrators for creating, managing and selling training courses. Key features include custom branding, automated learner enrollment and... Read more

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Thought Industries

Thought Industries offers a cloud-based learning business platform designed to suit the needs of varying business sizes across multiple industries. All of the frontend learning experiences are customizable to be adapted for businesses... Read more

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SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors is a cloud-based human resource learning management solution that assists organizations with an integrated suite of features to manage their workforce. Key features include recruiting and onboarding, time and attendance... Read more

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Prosperity LMS

Ziiva's suite of Prosperity software systems is designed to help businesses manage their employee training programs. It is suitable for businesses of all size and kind to deliver an end-to-end learning management solution. Prosperity... Read more

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Schoox

Schoox is a cloud-based social eLearning solution that helps companies deliver employee training, development and certification courses. Available online or via mobile app, Schoox allow users to create custom-branded academies that... Read more

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Wisetail LMS

Wisetail LMS is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that helps users prepare training materials, course content and demo videos for employees and other students. The solution provides a built-in course-authoring tool for... Read more

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Paradiso LMS

Paradiso LMS from Paradiso Solutions is a learning management solution that helps corporations and educational facilities train their staff and students. The Paradiso Learning Management System provides multiple integrations with... Read more

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Brainier LMS

Brainier LMS is a learning management system developed for companies of all sizes. Businesses in hospitality, insurance, banking, consulting, training, property management, real estate, telecommunications and various other industries... Read more

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Lessonly

Lessonly is a cloud-based learning management system that allows users to build, share and track training materials and activity from a singular interface. It is primarily used by customer service teams, sales teams, and human resources.... Read more

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OpenSesame

OpenSesame is a learning management system (LMS) that offers more than 20,000 courses covering business skills, safety, compliance, technology, industry-specific and certifications, and it is suitable for the training needs of organizations... Read more

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Buyer's guide


Last Updated: April 20, 2019

A learning management system (LMS) automates the administration, testing, tracking and reporting of learner progress through online courses. This guide will help you navigate the LMS software market so you're armed with everything you need to know in order to make an informed buying decision for your organization. Watch the video below for a 1-minute breakdown of LMS functionalities featuring product demos and continue reading for more in-depth descriptions.

 

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is a Learning Management System?
Common Features of Learning Management Systems
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Learning Management System Pricing
Market Trends to Understand
Recent Events You Should Know About

What Is a Learning Management System?

LMS software, or computer based training software, helps educational institutions and businesses better manage their online learning programs—which can be an incredibly effective way to improve employee engagement and retention while increasing employee skill levels. Rather than having to manually manage and track all of the workflows that are involved with ensuring employees have access to and complete learning programs, LMS systems help automate the entire process, from start to finish. Functionality includes:

  • Creating curricula and learning programs to educate students and/or employees in specific areas of knowledge or to teach them certain skills.
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  • Tracking the completion of such programs to ensure students and/or employees are staying on schedule.
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  • Allowing students and/or employees to demonstrate competencies or gain certification in areas relevant to their role.
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  • Providing analytics and reporting functionality to give organizations more insight into the success of their training or learning program(s).

Common Features of Learning Management Systems

lms common features

 

Certification and compliance management Includes setting up, tracking and managing certification programs for industries that require employee certification to perform a specific job duty. This also manages compliance training, which could be a need for any industry.
Learning management Helps users organize and simplify training or learning administration, which includes processes such as distributing content, managing user information, scheduling and overseeing course enrollment.
Virtual classroom Many LMS platforms include video conferencing functionality, enabling instructors to lead live, remote classes and trainings through the platform.
Course library Some vendors partner with training content creators to provide a pre-made library of training courses for generic training needs, such as those on sexual harassment policies or management techniques.
Extended enterprise Allows organizations to train or teach external users, such as channel partners or customers. E-commerce functionality may be included here, as well, to allow training courses to be sold externally.
Proficiency testing and reporting Allows users to administer tests to gauge employee/student knowledge or skill. Analytics and reporting functionality helps determine proficiency and identify learning gaps.
Content authoring Gives users the ability to author their own content and design and deliver courses within a LMS. E-learning authoring tools are often part of an LMS; learning content management systems (LCMSs) that facilitate the creation and storage of course content can be integreated into an LMS package as well.
Mobile learning Allows learners to access and complete courses on a phone or tablet.
Social learning A set of features, including course ratings, course sharing and commenting, course discussions or individual learner blogs, that allow learners to interact with one another in the LMS.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Before purchasing a system, you should assess what kind of buyer you are. The majority of buyers fall into one of these categories:

Education-industry professionals. Perhaps the most obvious buyers of learning management software are those from schools and universities: organizations where the entire purpose is facilitating the spread of knowledge. Many courses at university levels—and, increasingly, even at the K-12 levels—offer students access to syllabi, assignments and testing information via Web-based LMSs created specifically for the education industry. Education LMS products can be purchased on their own or as a core component of many K-12 software solutions, along with other applications such as school accounting and student information systems (SISs).

Corporate training professionals. LMSs also have a strong presence in the corporate training sphere. This is especially true in highly regulated industries where employees need to maintain specific certifications or licenses to comply with industry or government standards, such as aviation or food preparation. Just as there are LMSs designed specifically for use in schools and universities, there is also LMS software specific to the needs of corporate trainers, which might include functionality for performance reviews or e-commerce. Corporate LMS products can also be purchased on their own, or as part of a more comprehensive human resources (HR) suite.

Learning Management System Pricing

LMS software is usually priced based on two factors: the number of users and the functionality included. The more people you have using the system and the greater the depth and breadth of functionality, the higher the price.

As an example, many vendors offer tiered pricing plans. With the first, most basic tier, buyers might pay a monthly fee so a small pool of users would have access to basic functionality and services, suc