How can LMS integration be of any help for LMS buying organisations?
Elearning companies have a lot of work scheduled for them right now. They can make sure that the IT department of a company is freed from the tasks of getting PCs to talk to each other.
It’s the job of elearning companies to implement corporate training in an organization. They provide a business with an LMS which can be used to impart training on different systems. Companies have complained that when an LMS does not work on multiple systems, its a problem because employee accessibility becomes limited. The employees won’t be able to obtain information about compliance training through an LMS in that case. In case, elearning companies are not able to provide LMS with integration with all the other systems, it can be a burden for the IT department of their clients who have to do such integration manually.
Clients of elearning companies have to think about a lot of factors when they are getting LMS.
Content hosting: The content will be hosted on the LMS, or will it be brought from Youtube. There can be external linking of URLs of such documents on the LMS.
Who will authorize the users: That is also a tough part of hosting an LMS. The registration data has to be approved by someone and where it will be stored. Who will get the delivery of such data, whether it will be the HR, Sales or the CRM departments? The learners will also pay the fees. So, whether the data about the fees should be stored in the accounting system of the company.
Presence of LMS: What systems in the company will host the LMS?
The flow of data: the data that gets stored on LMS through user registration needs to be sent to other systems through notifications. So, the LMS database needs to feature proper triggers for this purpose. So, it is the job of the LMS provider or the elearning companies to see that the proper triggers are in place. When so many systems will be connected through LMS integration, what tasks would have to be performed? Data Flow Diagrams must be drawn and given by the client to the LMS provider so proper syncing of computers is there at his premises.
Future needs: Moreover, in the future, many systems have to be synced with each other for the flow of data. This all needs to be explained to the LMS vendor.
Customisation is quite important in the case of an LMS integration which can be tough.
The LMS platform might not be suitable for integration on every system and hence help from a specialized vendor in integration on different systems is needed.
LMS integration on the different systems makes sure that there is the least wastage of time involved. The time of the teams operating in the client’s company also gets saved due to the implementation of a proper LMS.