In the fast-paced world of business, time is a precious resource. Every moment lost to inefficiency or inadequate training can translate into missed opportunities and decreased productivity. That's why most Extended Enterprise organizations have Learning Management Systems (LMS) to optimize their training processes, streamline operations, and empower their workforce. Having a Learning Management System is the first step, but it may not always be equipped to solve key problems and save you time.

Here are the top 5 problems extended enterprises organizations LMS's often face and how to solve them. 

1. Scalability and Localization

One of the most common problems for training admins is managing and scaling the LMS to cater to an increasing number of learners or a geographically dispersed user base. With users often spread across different regions or countries, providing training content in multiple languages and adjusting to local cultural nuances can be a considerable challenge. Localization must be an element of your Extended Enterprise LMS. Make sure your LMS has the ability to use a multilingual user interface that can be translated into any language so you can focus on researching and developing specific content that matches the needs of the target country or market. 

2. There's a lack of seamless communication between tools

An Extended Enterprise LMS must be able to work with your current software and content. Your team will have a lot more work if the system does not integrate or work with current business processes. The extended enterprise LMS must have the ability to use integration features such as Application Programming Interface (API). Being able to integrate webinar courses into your training curriculum and manage the engagement results through API allows for deeper learning tracking.

3. Training programs aren't personalized for your organization

Training admins often struggle with customizing their LMS for different user groups within the partner or extended enterprise. Each group might require a unique training experience, creating a need for flexible customization options.  Having the ability to customize and personalize the user interface allows for the integration of branding and messaging. Being able to choose the images and color scheme that are used on the site enables the learning platform to become a seamless extension of your company. 

4. There are not enough reporting to optimize your program

Another significant challenge is obtaining detailed, insightful, and custom reports to track the learning progress, gauge the effectiveness of the training, and measure ROI.  Data needs to be calculated and analyzed to make sure that your investment is effective and what areas can be augmented to be even better. In order to do this, the LMS needs to have the capability to analyze and run reports on the Extended Enterprise platform data in a meaningful way. Make sure the reporting has the ability to fulfill your company’s needs. Ask about automated reporting and delivery, report integration, and reporting visualization.

5. Learners can't use mobile devices to efficiently train

As more and more people prefer learning on their own schedule and on the go, providing a robust mobile learning experience can be challenging. External stakeholders are normally geographically dispersed, and they need to access training programs on the go. With mobile learning capabilities, your company can develop and distribute learning courses on any device enabling users to access these courses virtually anywhere. Look for a responsive LMS that automatically scales to meet any screen size. Mobile learning also supplements the concept of microlearning. Microlearning gives users quick and specific information anywhere at any time. One of the top benefits of microlearning is it is ideal for Just-In-Time learning which provides learners the information they seek at exactly the right time.

Does your LMS solve these problems? If not it might be time for a change. Reevaluating and switching your LMS can not only save you time but also money. 

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