Improvement and evolution are at the core of success for any organisation. Developing new ways to strengthen relationships, improve productivity and introduce efficiencies can change the prospects for businesses, large or small. If you’re looking for an opportunity to increase revenues and productivity then extended enterprise learning has a range of benefits to offer to your business.
The benefits of extended enterprise learning
Standardising training for all your stakeholders
It can be difficult to ensure consistency in training once the training group expands beyond internal teams and departments. An extended enterprise LMS makes this much easier by providing a learning infrastructure that ensures everyone is on the same page.
If your business is made up of multiple different brands then customers may perceive these to be separate entities. However, for each one, the foundation of brand values, corporate policies and practices, as well as application of laws and regulations needs to be consistent, something that is much easier to achieve with an extended enterprise LMS.
Using an extended enterprise LMS enables you to track anyone doing the training, from channel partners to franchisees. An LMS will enable much more extensive reporting and provide a wealth of data that can be used to gain insights into the strength of relationships and measured performance results.
While each of the stakeholders that are involved in your extended enterprise may need to receive the same kind of information, there may be some significant differences in terms of the way that you want them to receive it and what you want them to do with it. An extended enterprise LMS enables customisation of training that achieves the right results without losing any of the consistency that is essential in this type of learning.
What to look for in an extended enterprise LMS
Not every LMS is created the same and there are some essential features that make the right extended enterprise LMS the most effective. These include:
- The performance of the LMS should remain the same regardless of the number of learners and whether that increases or decreases.
- Reporting tools. The ability to monitor learner activity and gain insights from the use of the LMS is one of its key features so it’s important to ensure that there are plenty of reporting tools available.
- Easy integration. An extended enterprise LMS should integrate easily with other processes and systems you’re using so that it fits in efficiently to your existing infrastructure.
- Language options. It’s highly likely that you’ll need to accommodate learners with different language needs so it’s important to choose an LMS that can support a range of different languages.
Extended enterprise training can help boost productivity and strengthen relationships with stakeholders who exist outside of your organisation but have the potential to influence its future success. If you’d like to find out more about how this could benefit your business – and how simple it is to integrate – get in touch.