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New guide demonstrates hassle-free ways to switch LMSs

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A new Insight from NetDimensions makes it easier for L&D teams to implement a new Learning Management System.

 

Many Learning Directors, Training Directors and Human Resource management professionals now have a valuable resource in their quest for an up-to-date online training system. NetDimensions has just published a comprehensive step-by-step Insight into switching from an outdated or limited legacy Learning Management System (LMS).

The information contained in the Insight lays out the path professionals can take to make the change to a new, cloud-based and mobile-friendly system – making all the difference for training professionals as well as their learners.

At a time when engaging, mobile-friendly eLearning has become increasingly vital for corporate training because of its geographical reach, flexibility, convenience and cost effectiveness, many professionals are not able to take advantage of those features because of an outdated legacy system.

Readers will discover the six detailed steps to switching to a new LMS, from the initial decision-making to going live. The Insight's topics include:

• Planning for your new system
• Understanding and implementing your data migration
• Testing and increasing user acceptance

The Insight also walks readers through what some find the most difficult part of switching: the data migration process. In most organizations, original data is stored in different applications, supported by different vendors or kept on separate computer hardware that is managed and operated by different employees. How do you begin to migrate to the new system? Readers discover the steps that lead to data migration success, beginning with defining the data sets requiring migration to mitigating the risk of data loss.

“I have talked with many training directors who are feeling 'stuck' with their old legacy systems that just cannot perform like our newer, cloud-based applications that offer innovative LMS features – mainly in regard to mobile learning, which is one of today’s fastest-growing areas in learning consumption,” said Bill Mastin, Senior VP of Global Sales at NetDimensions.

“Their number-one fear is migration,” Mastin continued. “With a guide such as the one we’ve just published, they can download it, read it and offer it to their colleagues as a guide to migrating and implementing a new, robust system that will benefit them, as well as those they are training.”

The Insight ‘How to switch from a legacy system to a new LMS’ is available to download right now at http://www.netdimensions.com/resources/downloads/insights/how-to-switch-to-a-new-LMS


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About NetDimensions


Established in 1999, NetDimensions is a global provider of learning, knowledge and performance management solutions to highly regulated industries.

NetDimensions provides companies, government agencies and other organizations with talent management solutions to personalize learning, share knowledge, enhance performance, and manage compliance programs for employees, customers, partners, and suppliers.

NetDimensions' solutions also include custom content and learning portal development services, as well as off-the-shelf course libraries and regulatory compliance courseware developed by NetDimensions' subject matter experts and content partners.

NetDimensions' award-winning solutions have been chosen by leading organizations worldwide including ING, Cathay Pacific, Chicago Police Department, Geely Automotive, Norton Healthcare, and Fresenius Medical Care.

NetDimensions is ISO 9001 certified and NetDimensions' Secure SaaS practices are ISO 27001 certified.

NetDimensions is part of Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG).

For more information, visit www.NetDimensions.com or follow @netdimensions on Twitter.