8 Signs Of A Great eLearning Solution For Small And Medium Businesses (SMBs)

| January 21, 2019

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Is there a one-size-fits-all training solution for both enterprise and small business training? We bet you know the answer; It’s no. In this article, we’ll break down the specific LMS features for SMBs that are too important to keep secret.When it comes to choosing an LMS for a small or medium business, it’s easy to base your choice on the number of features (the more, the better) and overlook basic capabilities that aren’t splashed all over eLearning magazines and online communities. Here are some expert pointers that will help you quickly focus your selection process.For some companies, it’s no sweat to pay $1000 a month; for others, even $100 is above budget. The concept of “cost-effective” has many interpretations, so the goal is to find a vendor with transparent pricing.Some LMS providers require you to schedule live demos or presentations before they’ll give you ANY numbers. The problem is, you don’t know what to expect after a 30-minute product tour; it might be a good deal or just another waste of time since the offer is a budget buster anyway. If pricing is not published, there’s probably a reason why.

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