Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice helps hundreds of businesses choose the right retail LMS to manage content distribution, learner profiles, schedules and course enrollments.

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Tovuti

Tovuti is an all-in-one, cloud-based solution designed to activate the potential of organizations through creating, delivering and tracking online training and education. The end-to-end solution gives users everything they need to... Read more

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Bridge

Bridge is an employee development platform 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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SAP Litmos

SAP Litmos is a cloud-based continuous learning platform that unifies learning management, the extended enterprise, prepackaged content and a content management system to meet organizations’ training needs. SAP Litmos is SSAE 16... Read more

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Coassemble (formerly eCoach)

Coassemble is a cloud based learning management solution (LMS) that allows training administrators to create, manage and deliver online education. The solution is compatible with Android and iOS devices and enables users to access... 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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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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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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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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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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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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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based performance management solution. It enables users to recruit talent, customize learning initiatives, generate compliance reports, prepare high performers for succession and more. Cornerstone can... 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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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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Edvance360 Learning Management System

Edvance360 Learning Management Software is a cloud-based learning management system that provides online learning programs for K-12, higher education and corporate training departments. The system features online lesson management,... 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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Infor Learning Management System

Infor Learning Management System is a cloud-based solution that helps businesses deliver and manage content to boost employee training and development. Key features include certification, compliance, virtual classrooms, mobile access... Read more

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Asentia

Asentia is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that is designed specifically with the needs of a modern blended learning program in mind. Midsize businesses and large enterprises that need to balance e-learning with traditional... Read more

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GoSkills

GoSkills LMS provides businesses of all sizes with the ability to easily train their teams online. Trusted by thousands to easily manage, track, and assign in-house courses and third-party content. GoSkills LMS enables users to create... Read more

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Accord LMS

Accord LMS supports online courses, instructor-led training, certification and compliance management, gamification, and more. HTML5 content authoring, webinars, eCommerce and HRIS synchronization are fully integrated. Drag-and-drop... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: July 4, 2019

Retail businesses, such as warehouse stores and e-tailers, have a common goal—to provide excellent service to their customers. Poor customer service has multiple negative consequences on a business. That's why, you need to train your employees on resolving customer issues with empathy and understanding.

But the question is, how can you train them without taking away too much time from their work? To achieve this, small business retailers should invest in a learning management system (LMS) that's specific to their industry.

Retail LMS software provides automated training to customer service executives, sales assistants, merchandisers and other professionals.

But finding the right solution could be tough for small businesses like yours. Having an overview of the features you need and understanding their benefits will help you purchase the right tool.

We created this guide to help small businesses understand the software, the market, the important features, benefits, and considerations, so that you make an informed purchase.

What Is Retail LMS Software?

Retail LMS software is a platform that businesses should use to train employees on using sales collaterals, getting product tutorials and participating in knowledge sharing. Retailers can use off-the-shelf and customized training content to create customized courses on store management and merchandising.

The tool lets you create assessments for your staff and evaluate their skills. Based on the test results, trainers can identify the skill gaps and provide personalized training to learners. The assessments could help you assign new roles/responsibilities to your employees based on their skills.

For instance, an employee with good communication skills could switch to a customer executive role and one with good technical skills could be better suited to executing back-end tasks.

Course catalog in Bridge software
The course catalog in Bridge (Source)

Common Features of Retail LMS Software

In this section, we list out the relevant features of retail LMS software that you should look for when evaluating various vendors and their solutions. Identify the features that you need from this list and check whether your shortlisted vendors offer those.

Course management Helps you manage courses, content distribution, learner profiles, course scheduling, and enrollments.
Course tracking Tracks the progress of learners in the administered courses or training programs.
Certification and compliance management Includes setting up, tracking and managing certification programs as well as compliance training.
Course catalog (or course library) Provides an in-built library of training courses for the generic training needs of many organizations such as sales training.
Proficiency testing/Reporting Helps businesses assess learner knowledge or skills. It includes analytics and reporting functionality to help users determine their proficiency and identify their learning gaps.
Course authoring (or content authoring) Provides learners the ability to author their own content and design courses in the LMS.
Social learning Allows learners to interact with each