PeopleMatter by PeopleMatter
More employee training
Free content and simple uploader tools make it easy to offer tons more employee training and development opportunities.
More effective employee training
Video-based courses, online accessibility and interactive learning tools increase engagement and content retention.
Mobile LMS technology lets employees, managers and admins access learning tools 24/7 to view courses, track progress and more.
Mobile LMS technology lets employees, managers and admins access learning tools 24/7 to view courses, track progress and more.
Start training right away
Integrated third-party content and free LEARN Something™ courses give you an instantly built-out LMS library.
Happier team members
Motivate and engage your employees with learning tools that fit their on-the-go, tech-savvy lifestyles.
Better-trained employees deliver better service. Our learning management system is the best way to wow customers every time.
Real-time LMS dashboards and reports analyze employee training and development effectiveness at every location.
Full Platform integration
Your learning management system syncs to hiring and scheduling, so everyone’s prepared before they’re facing customers.
Halogen Talent Management Suite by Halogen Software
Talent management solutions for building a world-class workforce
Halogen TalentSpace is more than software. It offers a complete suite of talent management solutions, alongside a comprehensive service set, best-practice resources and a vibrant user community, all brought together to help you build a workforce that's aligned, inspired and delivering on your business strategy.
Epicor HCM by Epicor
Human Capital Management
With the recent acquisition of Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corporation (Spectrum), Epicor now offers embedded global HR and payroll functionality with a best-in-class HCM solution. Epicor Human Capital Management (HCM) is the most intuitive, functional, and adaptive HCM solution on the market. We’ve defined the next-generation of HCM solutions, with a full range of deployment models, and backed it with the best service in the industry to provide an unparalleled Human Resource Management System (HRMS). Epicor HCM is available both as an integral part of Epicor ERP or Epicor Retail solutions, and as a cutting-edge standalone HRMS solution. In each case, Epicor HCM is available with or without Payroll. Furthermore, Epicor HCM solutions provide the broadest flexibility, enabling you to implement and finance your HCM solution in the most appropriate way for your business. Available as on-demand software as a service (SaaS), hosted, or on-premise license, Epicor HCM can be deployed according to your requirements without compromising functionality.
Comprehensive Human Resource Management
Epicor HCM automates your HR processes, enabling you to track, manage, and analyze all your employee data from application to retirement. Robust recruitment management, benefits, and absence tracking tools give you greater control over staffing, time off, and benefits administration, with paperless workflows designed to walk managers and employees through common set up and administration operations for improved efficiency.
Powerful performance management, HR reporting, and analytics functionality helps you align your corporate goals with employee performance, and empowers you with flexible tools to analyze applicant and employee data for better workforce management.
Available as a hosted, on-premise, or on-demand HCM SaaS solution, Epicor HCM can be deployed to meet your organizational requirements without compromising functionality or data integrity. To serve your International HR needs, Epicor HCM’s web-based solution configures data fields to reflect the appropriate format based on employee location, as well as provides location-specific home pages to deliver relevant communication and corporate standards.
Integrated HCM and Enterprise Software Solutions
Epicor provides a number of industry-specific solutions based upon Epicor next-generation ERP software. For more information on our industry solutions, visit the Industries section of the site. Epicor Industry Solutions.
Ascentis by Ascentis
Web-based HR software/HRIS Software that makes human resource processes easier
Imagine what life would be like without piles of paper and multiple filing cabinets. What if you no longer spent hours upon hours gathering data from various sources and trying to build spreadsheets and pie charts that accurately reflect the data that is intended to support the major decisions of helping your company?
What if you could help your company and employees maintain efficiency and compliance? What if you could spend your days easily processing data kept in one place, and driving decisions based on that data? What if the time and money saved finally freed you to become a more strategic partner to the executive team managing your company? And what if you could help your company go farther and be more successful?
Imagine an easy-to-use and simple to understand web-based tool that helps you manage your employee lifecycle from hire to retirement. Pretend for a second that you use this tool to find and hire the best employees for your company, and that its deeply robust management tools, wizards and workflows allow you to do everything that an HR department needs to do and still have time left in the day to make your company a better place to work.
Imagine a system so intelligent that it could save your company tens of thousands of dollars a year automating the processes you handle either manually or not optimally every day and still allowed you to easily create reports around that data without rummaging through multiple data sources or an ineffective system. Imagine a web-based system that required no support from your IT department, but still provided high level security, keeping your company’s data safe. What if you had a system so effective that you were able to run an efficient organization that gave you motivated, excited employees?
Imagine no more. There is such a tool, and it's called Ascentis HR
From the beginning, Ascentis has strived to be different. We built our hr software with the end user in mind. Our software is wizard driven, giving you simple steps to automate complex processes. We automate communication, keeping managers in front of employees’ needs. We have 300+ reports within Ascentis HR software, plus the ability to create unlimited custom reports, giving you extremely deep access to your employee data.
Increase the efficiency of HR and payroll management by using an on-demand HRIS Software:
HR management software to assist with recruiting and hiring
Ascentis HR is fully integrated with Ascentis Payroll, Ascentis Timekeeper, and with Ascentis Recruiting, bringing data from the hiring processes into Ascentis HR at time of hire eliminating extra data gathering steps that can slow down the process, create errors and cost labor time. Additionally, Ascentis Recruiting helps you build a pool of qualified candidates for future hires, and documents your recruiting processes for EEO compliance.
SuccessFactors by SuccessFactors
Close the gap between strategy and execution and improve results
People make all the difference in an organization. With the right people working on the right tasks, a business can unlock its full potential. Poor, unfocused execution holds back too many companies. Time and effort are wasted on nonproductive work. Too few employees ever achieve their full capabilities or perform work that advances your business strategy.
SuccessFactors knows that better business execution is the greatest path to success. The right systems, processes, and tools can align your workforce to your business strategy and improve productivity. When your people perform at their best, your company can increase growth, lower operating costs, and expand profit margins. With cloud-based SuccessFactors for business execution, you can:
Why is SuccessFactors different? Unlike talent management and human capital management vendors, SuccessFactors offers more than process efficiency and transactional cost savings. Both enterprise-class and small to midsize businesses can use our full suite of talent solutions, core HR, collaboration, and workforce analytics to improve productivity and engage, retain, and motivate employees. And as an SAP company with world-class technology under the hood, SuccessFactors is positioned to provide end-to-end integrated business solutions that address the biggest business challenges companies face.
Vibe HCM by cfactor
A Different Kind of HR System
Unlike traditional HR technology, cfactor's Vibe HCM is easy-to-use and highly personalized. It delivers much more than transactions. It is about you. Your Employees. Your Culture. Your Unique Vibe.
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Your employees will love Vibe's intuitive web-familiar design and its engaging social communications capabilities. End-to-end process automation, askHR chat and embedded social capabilities are redefining expectations for HR technology.
Cornerstone OnDemand by Cornerstone OnDemand
Build Skills and Develop Leaders
It's time to move beyond traditional learning management systems and reinvent the way learning and development initiatives make an impact on employees. With Cornerstone Learning, organizations can ensure compliance, accelerate employee performance, engage the entire workforce, and support organizational goals.
From one centralized system, deliver instructor-led training (ILT), virtual learning, exams, certifications, and compliance content for training and developing employees.
Powered by Cornerstone Connect, foster social and collaborative learning amongst employees to share, rate, comment and build communities of practice with courses and content.
Cornerstone Mobile allows employees to access transcripts and take courses via online and offline player on their smartphones and tablet devices.
Compliance & Certifications
Cornerstone Compliance solutions automate the administration and oversight of compliance management processes to ensure your organization's in line with the latest regulatory requirements.
Infor HCM by Infor
The power of Infor HCM
Infor HCM is the industry's first and only unified human capital management platform that ties together any software, content, device, or process to transform the way people work.
Information from any system in your enterprise can flow into our unique cloud interface to help you better plan, select, deploy, develop, measure, and reward your workforce. Infor HCM delivers the power of an enterprise app in a consumer-grade experience—allowing you to analyze and optimize everything everyone in your organization needs to know next.
The Infor HCM advantage
Infor HCM customers gain:
Infor HCM solutions help you:
Infor Talent Science
Talent analytics can help you hire better, reduce turnover with coaching, and improve employee performance via behavioral and performance data.
Infor HR Service Delivery
Improve the delivery of HR services, lower costs, and improve employee satisfaction.
Infor Global HR
Support core and mission-critical HR processes and free your staff to focus on more strategic activities.
Infor Learning Management
Deliver any kind of knowledge, in any format, contextualized for any kind of consumer, in all kinds in all situations.
Infor Talent Management
Get tools designed to help you link your people and the work they do with overall business strategy.
Infor Workforce Management
Improve processes, lower costs, and improve compliance and operating margins.
Prosperity LMS by Ziiva
Whether you are a training vendor, a large multi-national corporation or a growing small business, Prosperity is the only Learning Management System that your company or organization needs for employee training management.
Prosperity fits both your custom needs and your pocketbook. Prosperity is fully scalable and customizable. Prosperity supports every aspect of learning within your organization. Prosperity will change the way you do business in the best possible way.
Grovo by Grovo
Set up your entire team in minutes
Quickly create training assignments
Track real-time performance
Saba by Saba
Help your people grow and succeed
Reach more learners, save costs
Reduce risk and demonstrate value
Integrate and extend learning with ease
Engage and enable your extended enterprise
Education industry and corporate training professionals can now easily pursue their career plans and business goals by using Learning Management Software (LMS). LMS is a software technology that encompasses Course Content Delivery, Student Registration and Administration, Training Event Management, Curriculum Certification Management and more aspects of the learning process. Many believe that the future of LMS is going to be a dynamic one because modern LMS solutions are already being integrated with Talent Management, CRM, and ERP systems. LMS systems are also now being moved to the cloud. In addition, collaborative software platforms and messaging frameworks are both making LMS a more powerful all-in-one educational technology for all.
LMS has many benefits. Students, educators, management executives, employees, and even members of the public who are customers of private and government institutions that use LMS are all beneficiaries. On the other hand, organizations that are looking to deploy LMS can definitely harvest the fruits of their investment within just a few months of its full deployment, provided they are careful during the selection of the right LMS solution. What this means is that every aspiring buyer of LMS should invest not only their money but also their time and effort in understanding the process of acquiring and implementing this kind of software technology.
Our main objective in creating and publishing this Buyer’s Guide is that we want you to become an intelligent buyer of an LMS solution because we believe that the future of your organization greatly depends on the effective deployment and implementation of this learning system. Here are the topics we are going to cover in this Buyer’s Guide:
Professionals from different fields of work and study have their own definitions of LMS. A high-level definition of LMS is, at the enterprise level, a server-based software system that is used to manage and deliver learning of various types. The functions of LMS cover the structure, security, registration, delivery, interaction, assessment, tracking, reporting, record keeping, personalization, integration, and administration of systems that deliver and manage learning. Technically, LMS is an automation tool that develops intelligent electronic coursework for learning and for the continuing education of an organization’s workforce. As you begin to explore LMS functionality, you will get to know that this system is generally designed to account for these five basic categories of learning: initial, continued, remedial, upgrade, and transfer learning.
The birth of the first online learning platform can be traced back to the year 1982. This was the year when the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) was standardized, thereby making online learning a possibility. The 1980s was a decade of exploration of the computer's capability to provide teaching programs. One of the institutions that conducted initiatives for discovering computer-based teaching systems was MIT.
It was in the year 1990 when a company called SoftArc launched LMS FirstClass for the Macintosh platform. Companies such as GeoMetrix Data Systems, CourseInfo, and ePath also began to release their versions of e-learning systems in the following years.
After the turn of the millennium, more innovations in e-learning began to spread in the marketplace. The first open-source LMS, known as Moodle, was released in 2002. The introduction of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standard in 2000 brought many further advancements and refinements in e-learning systems. This collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning was further enhanced in 2004. Today, many LMS solutions are cloud-based, and many organizations across the US and other countries are using this type of solution to enhance their learning experience.
LMS today is being used by a variety of groups across various fields and industries. Determining the exact type of LMS solution should always be your primary concern. You might be a content developer, and in that case you should look for a solution that will enable you to test and develop courses to ensure their proper functioning. You might be a system administrator whose role is to configure an LMS to enable proper operation of courses. In a broader sense, each of the following--content developer, training administrator, course manager, system admin, instructor, and learner-- has a unique role to perform in the selection of the right LMS for his or her organization. Below are the different functional areas on which all of these groups usually base their requirements for LMS:
In order to deliver the training course materials to students, organizations must undergo intensive planning based on the above functional areas. This will then help the organization to figure out the exact type of LMS system they are going to buy and deploy. Below are the types of LMS solutions available on the market today. Try to explore each of them, and select the solution that matches your organization’s overall requirements:
LMS solutions have a variety of functions that can truly help organizations with their requirements for traditional and technology-enabled training delivery. Once an organization selects the right LMS solution, it will help to solve the problems that hinder that organization's learning objectives. Here are the general-to-specific solution offerings of an LMS system:
LMS solutions offer a wide array of features. Compliance tracking, reporting, assessment and testing, and content management are among the top features that buyers have been looking for in an LMS solution over the last five years. Today, because of the IT operation team’s role in implementing LMS, buyers are already looking for a diverse range of features. They now look for high-level features that have something to do with programming language and platform dependencies, security considerations, standards supports, and other special and technical requirements.
Here then are the features that demonstrate LMS scalability, flexibility, and robustness:
Every organization has a unique list of requirements and considerations for acquiring and buying an LMS solution. Many organizations today are interested in investing in cloud-based solutions. Also, many organizations are very particular about selecting solutions that are SCORM and AICC compliant.
But despite these advanced and high-level features and functionality, there is still one question that every organization should seriously take into consideration when selecting the right learning management tool, and that is, "How do we find the right LMS solution that will fit within and integrate into the overall enterprise architecture of our organization?" In this regard, here are the procurement and implementation best practices that future buyers like you should highly consider using:
Determine your learning strategy and the basic feasibility of the LMS acquisition against your organizational goals.
Decide on the process and schedule for determining the advanced and high-level features and functionality of the solution that you want to acquire and implement.
Based on your organization’s budget, identify the specific system that you need exactly. This should be done by conducting research and benchmarking of various LMS solutions.
Compile and evaluate a detailed and comprehensive features list of the solution offered by each provider. You can also ask for a presentation or demo in order to fully verify the features and functionalities of their offered solutions.
Make a well-informed decision based on the result of the product evaluation.
Over the past several years, many software and management consulting experts have identified blunders or mistakes that most organizations are falling into when choosing and implementing an LMS. Failing to spell out the organization’s needs, excluding the IT team in the planning and decision-making process, and overlooking scalability are some of them. These mistakes should not in any way happen to your organization.
Here are the benefits of investing in the right LMS solution, which according to experts can also serve as motivational factors for pursuing your decision to launch that software investment:
Below are the different pricing models for LMS solutions that exist on the software market today:
Seat-based model: This uses the number of employees in the enterprise, or the number of employees who will need training in the enterprise. This is also referred to as the pay-per-learner pricing model wherein you will have to pay a flat fee per learner.
Usage-based model: This is based on the number of students who actually register for classes. This is also referred to as the pay-per-use model wherein the fee is based on the elements or materials delivered per course or based on the number of class attendees.
Storage-based model: This is based on the size of the files that are stored in the content repository section of the LMS. Some solution providers offer this model for an unlimited user flat fee or on a pay-per-course basis.
Direct purchase model: This is when the software is purchased, installed, and managed in-house. Pricing for this model ranges from $15,000 to $2 million for initial implementation and licensing. Ongoing support and maintenance for one year is roughly 10% of the initial cost.
Third-party maintenance model: This is when the company buys the software and installs it on its own data platform, but the maintenance and upgrades are managed by the LMS vendor or another third party.
Software as a Service (SaaS) model: This is when the company buys the software, but it is housed and managed remotely by a third party. Administrators, content builders, instructors, and learners can access the system over the Internet. The price of SaaS ranges from $100 to $5,000 per month depending on the number of users, administrators, and included features.
The LMS industry today is worth more than $2 billion, and it keeps on growing. The last three years of the LMS industry have been full of innovations. Here are the trends in the LMS market that keep on providing organizations with a better and continuously-improving learning environment:
Cloud-based LMS is emerging. It is considered by many organizations today to be an inexpensive (for having lower TCO) and efficient (being a cloud-computing technology) way of delivering training. Industry experts have forecasted that cloud-based LMS will continue to grow in the coming years.
There is a growing demand for the Personal Learning Environment (PLE). This open-source system provides an interface that can be manipulated to meet the end user’s needs, offers a semantic search function, and facilitates user-based content generation. The PLE truly enhances the user’s learning experience.
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) programs keep on growing, and many LMS systems today are already supporting this trend. MOOC programs are designed to provide social media-based courses wherein participants and course materials are distributed over the Internet. More and more universities are sponsoring MOOC programs.
Other emerging trends in LMS technology are mobile learning, gamification of learning, integration with digital libraries, and gadget-based interfaces.
As a whole, the process an organization uses to evaluate and select an LMS solution can have a significant impact on the success of its overall LMS implementation. And by always referring to this Buyer’s Guide, your organization can truly achieve real success with your upcoming software investment.