So Many Departments, One Company – But Here’s Why You Only Need One LMS

The benefits of investing in a bespoke LMS

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atering to your staff’s professional training and development can seem like a monumental task when supporting multiple departments.

Take, for example, a marketing team versus a manufacturing team – they’re certainly not going to be looking to grow many of the same skills.

So, how do you make sure everyone is getting the support they really need?

The good news is that, like an ever-changing beast, advances in technology mean we now have the potential to run our businesses with ease in ways we’ve never been able to before.

And that includes when it comes to offering development opportunities to staff.

Gone are the days of juggling multiple learning management systems (LMS) to accommodate each specific department. Now? All you need is one bespoke programme that gives you the flexibility to offer training to every member of your team – without the hassle.

And that’s where we can help.

What Is A Bespoke LMS?

A bespoke LMS is a system designed to your specific needs as a company (and, once you’ve got one, you’ll seriously wonder why you didn’t invest sooner!).

From being able to provide multiple types of training for different departments, to offering invaluable insights into learner engagement, a bespoke LMS can be built to reflect exactly what you want to achieve in training as a business.

It could even be as simple as ensuring that admins can easily log in to edit and update course content, or something more advanced like creating social learning opportunities, where users can interact with each other via a custom forum feature.

Essentially, it’s about making sure that your LMS isn’t just based on a one-size-fits-all approach. After all, everyone learns in different ways and you can read more about customising the experience right here.

Keep Everything in One Place With a Bespoke LMS

A key advantage here, however, is being able to keep the training element of your business all in one place.

No longer will your HR team need to access multiple systems to keep up with employee development – which may require a hefty amount of initial training on their part in itself. Instead, they’ll be able to keep up with everyone’s learning needs at the click of a few buttons.

Keeping Costs Down

So, the initial investment in a bespoke LMS may require a little more in the training budget than what you’re used to – but the over-all payoffs are worth it.

Why? Because, after that initial investment, you’ve got a system that has been tailored exactly to your business’s needs.

That means no more staff time wasted on searching for new development opportunities, no more paying out for access to multiple learning platforms and no more costs for external course experts to come in and teach staff in person.

A centralised, easily-accessible system also means that staff don’t need to waste company time and resources on travelling to hotels and venues and could even study from home if desired.

And, when eLearning typically requires 40% to 60% less employee time than learning the same material in a traditional classroom setting, it certainly seems like a financial no-brainer.

The best part, though, is that your bespoke system will be built to last years, with easily-amendable features to keep your business up-to-date with the latest in the eLearning landscape.

How to Get Started

If you’re ready to ditch the scrambled learning culture in your business, and want to create something that’s streamlined, engaging and easily-accessible for your entire staff, you’ve come to the right place.

To find out more about building a bespoke LMS, book a chat with the BuildEmpire experts right here.