Reached the Learning Circuits’ recent survey of LMS user organizations (184 responses), via Tom Werner. Some interesting findings there about the reasons for LMS implementations, most valuable features and key challenges in implementation
The top 5 reasons for implementing LMS are:
1. Centralize management of learning activities (66.7 %)
2. Measuring training usage (29.9%)
3. Track regulatory compliance (28.7%)
4. Manage logistics of ILT (23%)
5. Measure training satisfaction (18.4)
While ‘assessments & testing’ tops the list of most valuable features, ‘customization requirements’ features as the top most challenge.
What I am not sure of is whether the respondents find it challenging to freeze on their customization requirements or to get the customizations done from the vendor. I would imagine it is a combination of both. We have found defining customization requirements to be a big task for organizations, especially when there are multiple stakeholders – which often is the case.
visit ASTD for complete survey results.