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How to Choose an LMS

Some children dream of sports cars because they’re fast, beautiful, and just plain cool. Yet, when they grow up and look for a car, even if they have enough money to buy a Ferrari, very few of them do. Why? Because it doesn’t match their needs, such as taking children to school or driving in the countryside. Imagine driving a sports car in the snow — it would be you taking the car home, not the other way around.

The same can be said of an LMS. When you purchase it, you expect it to help you. But if you choose the wrong LMS for your case, it may become a burden. To help you avoid this, we ran through lots of our case studies and determined the basic steps that lead companies to their perfect LMS. Follow our step-by-step guide to find the best matching LMS for your organization:

1. Identify your needs

To better understand what you really need from your future LMS, answer these questions:

  • What do you want to achieve from training?

  • Do your employees have varied skill levels?

  • How tech-savvy is the staff?

  • How do your employees want to study: on a laptop or a mobile device?

  • How many employees are you going to train?

2. Define your LMS requirements

Based on your answers, compile a list of LMS requirements for your company. For example, if your employees wish to study using their mobile devices, your LMS should have a mobile version.

3. Explore the market

Once your list of LMS requirements is ready, browse through vendors’ websites to make a shortlist of LMSs that align with your needs.

4. Evaluate vendors

All LMS vendors offer free trials of their software, so try all the platforms from your shortlist to see them in action.

5. Choose an LMS

After you’ve tried all the options, choose the system that you liked best.

If you don’t have an LMS yet, try iSpring Learn. It has powerful features that will suit any learning need and is extremely easy to use, thanks to its intuitive interface. Get a free 30-day trial and start managing your training right now!

If you have any tips on choosing an LMS, something that helped you personally, feel free to share them in the comment section below!

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