20 Best Learning Management Systems (LMS) of 2020

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20 Best Learning Management Systems (LMS) of 2020

An LMS (Learning Management System), is a medium to train or upskill employees by delivering educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs. It gives the administrator or the manager access to track, monitor, and assign the materials to the team members.

The purpose of the LMSs varies depending on the requirements, objectives, and functioning of the different organizations. Some LMS also provides inbuilt contents of various departments that are ready to use.

The following listed LMS softwares are considered on the basis of its efficiency for small and medium businesses.

TalentLMS

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
4.5/5
4.5/5
3.5/5
4.7/5

TalentLMS is a cloud-based learning management system, founded in the year 2012 in California. It now outranks the most popular learning management systems on the market right now. The simple user interface makes the learning and training experience much easier and a smoother experience. It creates a better learning experience for organizations of every size. The user can determine their pricing plan by the active user in their organization.
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Clientele:

Oyo, Infosys, Triton, BST, Rosetta Stone, etc.

Features:

  • Gamification
  • Surveys Engine
  • Rich communication tool
  • Video conference support
  • Content marketplace
  • eCommerce
  • SCORM and xAPI compliant

Pros:

  1. The free version of 5 users for an unlimited time.
  2. It is available at the best prices in the market.
  3. The knowledge base gives access to quick answers for platform-related issues.

Cons:

  1. Sometimes the web contents are not embedded in the platform.
  2. No live support in the free version.
  3. Monthly reports of the users cannot be accessed.

LinkedIn Learning For Business

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
3/5
4.5/5
3.2/5
4/5

LinkedIn Learning is a peripheral unit of LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. It has been acquired by LinkedIn from Lynda in the year 2015. The platform consists of tailored and ready-made content by subject matter experts around the world. It is widely accepted for its authenticity and content quality. It also provides the scope for an organization to upload its own content and to be accessible to their in house users.

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Clientele:

Kelloggs, Novartis, Sundt, Levi’s

Features:

  • Measure learning engagement
  • Accessible to global learners
  • Content Library
  • Built in course authoring

Pros:

  1. Inbuilt quality content by subject matter experts.
  2. Relevant course recommendations levering the skill from the user's LinkedIn account.
  3. Some courses can be availed offline.

Cons:

  1. A bit costly for small enterprises.
  2. The courses are not accredited.
  3. A free trial account requires banking details.

Udemy For Business

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
3.5/5
4.5/5
3/5
3/5

Udemy for Business provides high-quality on-demand content for the organization of different sectors. It caters to the learner’s needs of various departments of an organization. The high-quality courses cover a wide range of topics. It also gives the organization a scope to host and allocate its own contents.

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Clientele:

Booking, Adidas, General Mills, Survey Monkey, etc.

Features:

  • Certification
  • Multi-lingual
  • Real-time tracking
  • Content Library

Pros:

  1. 4000+ high-quality courses.
  2. On-demand and recent courses.
  3. Free trial for team plan of 5-20 users.

Cons:

  1. Overpriced for small or medium businesses.
  2. Response time is a bit delayed due to time zone differences.
  3. Not SCORM compliant

Skillsoft Percipio

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
4/5
3/5
4.5/5
3.4/5

Skillsoft Percipio is an intelligent learning experience platform (LXP) that was launched in the year 2017 and has a user base of more than 2 million users around the world. The platform consists of a wide spectrum of content channels like microlearning courses, audiobooks, video books, etc. The courses are developed by industry experts and also reviewed by in house experts. Personalized learning helps the learner create a playlist of their area of interest from the content library and they can access it anytime.

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Clientele:

Flir, Brunswick, Tata, Rizing, etc

Features:

  • Micro Learning
  • Self selected playlists
  • Drive content discovery
  • Content Library

Pros:

  1. 700+ pre-curated contents.
  2. Percipio voice- voice commands to search contents.
  3. 200 GB free hosting for custom content creation.

Cons:

  1. The trial account is a global access account that doesn’t support any customization.
  2. The courses are not accredited.

Docebo

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
3.5/5
4/5
3.5/5
3/5

Docebo was founded in the year 2005 with its headquarters in Toronto, Canada. The company now has over 2 million users in over 68 countries. Since its founding, the company has grown in its functionality and extended its features. Moreover, Docebo is an ISO 9001-27001 certified company. The content market place on the platform gives the user access to third-party content providers ranging from LinkedIn learning to Skilla and lot more. It also facilitates integration with HRMS for onboarding and retrieving employee details.

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Clientele:

Walmart, Uber, Starbucks, Cineplex, Bloomberg, etc.

Features:

  • Audit trail
  • Custom domain Https
  • Enrolment rules
  • Extended training
  • MOOC builder

Pros:

  1. Customer and partner training.
  2. Simple UI.
  3. Docebo’s trusted partners from India eliminates the issue of time zone. difference for Indian customers.

Cons:

  1. The minimum user base plan starts from 300 users, which is not effective for small businesses and startups.
  2. Delayed support.
  3. Certificate design templates are not available.

Paradiso Solutions

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
4/5
3/5
3.5/5
3.8/5

Paradiso LMS, headquartered in San Francisco, is very well suitable for small and medium businesses. It is more popular for its more than 100 integrations with various applications ranging from CRM, CMS, HRMS, Web conferencing, e-commerce, and sharing tools. It further extends to a course library of 5000+ contents that are available at additional cost. The in-built chatbox accelerates the problem resolving process. The platform offers limited modules that facilitate easy navigation for its users.

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Clientele:

Toyota, Croma, Berger, Beyond learning, etc.

Features:

  • Mobile Compatible
  • Advanced reports
  • Performance management
  • SCORM and Tincan compliant

Pros:

  1. Live chat.
  2. 100+ integrations with third party.
  3. Fully customizable.

Cons:

  1. Navigating from one page to another result in lag sometimes.
  2. Bug issues are often found.
  3. Certificate design templates not available.

Upside LMS

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
4.5/5
3/5
4/5
4/5

Upside LMS is a Pune, India based company but is widely used in Europe and other parts of the world as well. Having over 15 years of experience, Claiming to be the best value SaaS LMS, it provides a good value for money for the industry of any size. Free cloud hosting on Microsoft Azure, free upgrades, and 365 X 24 X 7 support are the USPs that make Upside LMS stand out from other vendors. Its comprehensive library partner, Plethora, renders off the shelf contents, from behavioral to technical skills, at additional cost.
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Clientele:

Doha Bank, Gulf, HDFC bank, Bridgestone, Bajaj Finserv Etc

Features:

  • AI empowered engagement
  • Multiple client management
  • SCORM and AICC compliant
  • GDPR compliant

Pros:

  1. Quick response time.
  2. Community-based discussion forum.
  3. 30+ content providers.
  4. 35+ types of reports.
  5. Certificates from the other sites can be uploaded by the user.

Cons:

  1. UI needs upgrade.
  2. Certificate validity of compliance courses.
  3. No shortcut to add a new course and user in the landing page.

Adobe Captivate Prime

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
4.5/5
3.5/5
3/5
4.2/5

Developed by Adobe, Adobe CP is widely used for its simple interface and hassle-free navigation. The content curation powered by Adobe Sensei, it reads the activity of the learner and automatically assigns the relevant courses to them, this may be disabled as well. The platform also allows the users to create polls encouraging social learning among their peers. With the availability of the fluidic player, it facilitates the learners to view any type of eLearning content.

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Clientele:

Dominos, GE healthcare, Publicis Media, Columbia Ship Management, etc

Features:

  • Live device preview
  • Powerpoint to mobile Learning
  • Adobe Captivate draft
  • Geo location support
  • Gamification
  • SVG Support

Pros:

  1. Allows learners to bookmark and take notes in real-time.
  2. Offline learning available.
  3. Allows integration with enterprise apps like LinkedIn learning, Slack, Sharepoint, etc.
  4. Multiple report generation.

Cons:

  1. Overpriced for small businesses and start-ups.
  2. The contents cannot be availed for individual use.
  3. eCommerce of the content is not allowed.
  4. Customer service is a bit delayed.

Trainual

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
2.5/5
4.5/5
3.2/5
2.5/5

Trainual was founded in 2018, with its headquarter based in Arizona. It’s simple and user-friendly interface makes it easy for a non-computerate person as well. The library of templates gets the job done in a very short span. The platform provides customization of the platform with your company logo and color scheme. It also allows the admin to customize the terminologies. The solution is integrated with Zapier, which automates connecting to external applications.
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Clientele:

Kobe Digital, Century 21, Warrior, Bodify, etc.

Features:

  • Discussion boards
  • Certification
  • Training management
  • Self service portal
  • Activity feed

Pros:

  1. Simple UI.
  2. Pre built templates.
  3. 50% off on rates for non-profit organizations.
  4. Integration with Zapier.

Cons:

  1. Not SCORM compliant.
  2. Very limited trial period access.
  3. eCommerce facility is not available.
  4. No Gamification.

Abara LMS

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
4.5/5
4.5/5
4/5
4/5

Abara LMS is an ISO 27001:2013 certified company based out of Illinois, US, and India office is based in Pune. It provides solutions for customer training, onboarding, compliance training, sales training, and much more. Having 14 years of experience in the eLearning industry, the platform has been awarded by several reviewing websites and experts. The platform contains multifarious features which meet the admin and learner requirements.
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Clientele:

GSK, Jack&Jones, Tony&Guy, Grab, RBI Academy, etc.

Features:

  • Self registration via emails
  • Power user roles
  • Knowledge repository
  • Leaderboards
  • API and ecommerce integrations

Pros:

  1. Rich variety of features.
  2. Commendable support.
  3. Assessment templates for softkill courses.
  4. Ideal for small and medium industries.

Cons:

  1. Maximum size for to upload a file is 250MB.
  2. Many features are not inclusive in the 50-100 user plan.
  3. 24X5 monitoring.

Disprz

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
3.5/5
3.5/5
3.5/5
3/5

Founded in the year 2015, the Disprz has its offices located in three major cities in India, South East Asia, and the Middle East. Recently, the app won the Atma Nirbhar App Innovation Challenge in the eLearning category conducted by Govt of India. This growing SaaS product is now serving more than 66 countries. What sets apart Disprz from many other LMS vendors is its skill-based training management system. The updated AI gives “Netflix” like course suggestions to its users.
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Clientele:

Godrej, Firm Mea, Sula Vineyards, Motilal Oswal Financial Services, etc.

Features:

  • Multi Dimensional micro learning
  • Online and offfline leaning
  • Leaderboards
  • Media Management

Pros:

  1. More informative dashboard.
  2. An individual employee can be registered against their User ID.
  3. The mobile app almost covers all the features.
  4. Insightful analytics.

Cons:

  1. The absence of knowledge base makes it difficult for the first time users.
  2. Chat option available only in the mobile app.
  3. No search bar

Courseplay

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
3/5
3.5/5
4/5
4/5

Courseplay is an Indian eLearning company created by its parent company, Firstventure Corporation Private Limited which is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO /IEC 27001:2013 certified company. The rich features in the platform almost fulfill the needs of an LMS. Its extensive selection of reports based on user, courses, accounts, announcements, and lot more are remarkable in Courseplay.
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Clientele:

Spicejet, Caratlane, Raymond, Amazon, etc.

Features:

  • Event Calendar
  • Performance metrics
  • Customer Engagement
  • Employee awards
  • Progress reports

Pros:

  1. Modules based on learner skills can be derived.
  2. Cost-effective for small businesses and startups.
  3. Laudable customer support assistance.

Cons:

  1. Features like gamification, leaderboards, and rewards management are available at additional cost.
  2. No knowledge base.
  3. Only 25GB content storage and hosting is free, beyond that is chargeable.

eFront Learning

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
4/5
3/5
2/5
3/5

eFront is created by Epignosis which is also the parent company of TalentLMS. eFront is most suitable for large enterprises and the base plan starts from 1000 users. It facilitates self-hosting as well as private cloud deployment. Their course marketplace contains readymade contents with one year license from third party content providers. The platform can be fully customized according to the client’s needs.
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Clientele:

Fujitsu, Novomatic, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, Glencore, Autodesk, etc

Features:

  • Assesment engines
  • Course rules
  • Video conference support
  • Website and plugin builder
  • Competency Management

Pros:

  1. Feature of skill gap analysis.
  2. Audit logs.
  3. The trial version covers almost all the features which makes the evaluation effective while choosing LMS for your organization.
  4. All plans include all features.

Cons:

  1. File size limitation is 200MB.
  2. Overpriced for small businesses and startups.
  3. The dashboard layout can be improved.
  4. Course date and time can be implied.

SAP Litmos

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
3.5/5
3.5/5
2/5
2.5/5

Founded in the year 2007, SAP Litmos has broadened its services of learning management to more than 130 countries. The platform allows the clients to expand their learning experience to partners, contractors, suppliers, and other external partners. The SAP Litmos offers two types of plans with LMS and LMS along with more than 2500 of off-the-shelf contents. With the open API, it allows you to integrate with external applications for a seamless experience.
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Clientele:

Hewlett Packard, Reynolds, Lions Club International, Playtech, etc

Features:

  • Decision tree
  • Microlearning
  • Surveys and feedback
  • Multilingual
  • Off the shelf content

Pros:

  1. Simplified UI.
  2. Rich off the shelf content library.
  3. Detailed report generation.
  4. Unlimited file storage.

Cons:

  1. The response is not quick.
  2. No search bar.
  3. No calendar to set reminders for upcoming learning sessions.
  4. Limited time for trial access.

Moodle

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
3/5
3.8/5
2/5
2.5/5

Moodle, founded is an open-source learning management system that is available free of cost. Since it is an open-source software platform, the customization is flexible to your needs. It facilitates both self-hosting in the client’s premises and also cloud hosting by Moodle, called Moodle Cloud. Moodle provides certified partners from different parts of the world for services like deployment, consulting, certification, analytics, etc. Moodle workplace can only be accessed through the partners of Moodle.
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Clientele:

Vodafone, Concentrix, Pearson, Cisco, Teri University, etc.

Features:

  • Secure authentication and mass enrolment
  • Bulk course creation
  • Regular security updates
  • In line feedback
  • Integrated badges
  • Peer and self assessment

Pros:

  1. Fully customizable.
  2. Advanced custom reports in Moodle workplace.
  3. Built-in Video conferencing in Moodle Workforce.

Cons:

  1. Certain features are not available for open-source platforms.
  2. No personalized support.
  3. Difficulty in getting trial account access for Moodle workplace.

Open edX

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
3.5/5
4/5
2/5
4/5

Open EDX is an open-source learning platform compiled with edX which was founded by Harvard and MIT comprises contents from leading universities of the world. It is freely available and also is equipped with service, technical, and other miscellaneous solution providers from all over the world to assist in hosting, consulting, and other services. This non-profit eLearning company comes with a self-managed format, where the users can customize their own learning platform based on their requirements, and fully managed platform by service providers.
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Clientele:

Some of the customers of the Open EDX service providers: Vision Marketing, Stanford University, Thales, Airbus, etc.

Features:

  • Customizable
  • Cross platform course management
  • Built in reports
  • Rich eCommerce capabilities
  • Reusable contents

Pros:

  1. Wide range of courses by EdX.
  2. Service partners from around the world.
  3. Fully customizable.

Cons:

  1. Requires advanced technical expertise.
  2. Compromising the features of an LMS.
  3. Trial accounts can be availed only through service partners.

uQualio

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
2.5/5
3/5
4/5
3.5/5

Founded in the year 2017, UQualio was started in Denmark. With a team of limited members, they are extending their services across the world. The service support is very responsive with a maximum response time of 6-8 hours. The platform gives the user access to make their profile channels public or private. The contents of a public profile are accessible to anyone around the globe. With its open API, integration with any external application is allowed. For every badge earned, the learner can share them in their social media handles. uQualio is not SCORM supported.
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Clientele:

Rehab, Exerp, Treasury Wine Estates, Kapi, NRT, etc.

Features:

  • Customisable
  • Multilingual
  • Third-Party integrations
  • Unlimited course
  • Online user community

Pros:

  1. Cost-effective for small and medium businesses.
  2. Quick support.
  3. No limitation for uploaded content storage.
  4. The long videos can be altered into microlearning videos.
  5. Podcast feature will be updated shortly.

Cons:

  1. Not SCORM supported.
  2. No leaderboard and certificate management.
  3. Report management needs to be updated.

iSpring Solutions

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
3/5
4.5/5
3.8/5
4/5

One of the leading companies in the eLearning industry iSpring is a cloud-based LMS and also allows self-hosting. Since 2001, it has widened it has been a receiver of many awards for customer satisfaction and performance in the eLearning industry. With their product iSpring Suite, the content creators can create content using their wide spectrum of the template libraries.You have as many registered users as you want and pay for active users. Additionally, deactivating a user will restrict their further login efforts. With its free mobile application, the learners can access their courses anywhere anytime.

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Clientele:

L’oreal, Acer, Forever Direct, Drone Class, Central One, etc.

Features:

  • Course templates
  • Online User community
  • Authoring tool for microcourses
  • 14 question types
  • Screen recording
  • Protect content
  • Choose player

Pros:

  1. 30-day money-back guarantee.
  2. Department wise reports can be derived.
  3. Simple UI and easy navigation.
  4. Cost-effective.
  5. Unlimited content upload (not applicable to 100 user plan)

Cons:

  1. Reports can be improved.
  2. Limited customization.
  3. Email notification for new user enrolment is disabled in the trial account.

Coassemble

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
3/5
4/5
3.5/5
4.8/5

Started in 2016, Coassemble is a receiver of many awards for customer experience. It is a cloud-based software that allows integration with multiple applications through Zapier. More than 40 templates are available. With its unlimited plan, Coassemble allows unlimited users, unlimited content creation and storage, and all other basic features of an ideal LMS. If one wishes to sell their courses, third party integration is required.
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Clientele:

Christian Super, AMAC, Driftwood group, Cultivate International, etc.

Features:

  • Custom Certificates
  • Granular analytics
  • White Labelling
  • 35 templates
  • Third party integrations

Pros:

  1. Simple and intuitive UI.
  2. Cost-effective for small business and start-ups.
  3. Unlimited user and content creation.
  4. Quick response time.

Cons:

  1. The trial account lacks many features and functions of an LMS.
  2. No custom reports.
  3. No built-in eCommerce to sell courses.
  4. No calendar in the software.

Absorb LMS

Features UI/UX Customer Support Pricing
4.5/5
4/5
3.5/5
3/5

Since its inception in the year 2003, Absorb LMS has been winning victories over the eLearning sector due to its enriched features, flexibility and scalability. The platform allows managers to sed enrollment ids to the user according to the departments, which is a better approach than manually bulk uploading the users. It supports SCORM, Tincan, and AICC files.
absorb

Clientele:

Sony, Global eTraining, Tiffany & Co., Johnson&Johnson, Red Robin etc.

Features:

  • Customisable analytics dashboard
  • Question banks
  • Actionable reports
  • Automated enrolments
  • Smart Ranking
  • Observation checklists

Pros:

  1. Simple and customisable interface
  2. Quick deployment and easy migration
  3. Access to multiple integration through API
  4. Integration with award winning content libraries

Cons:

  1. Response is sometimes delayed
  2. Exporting reports need an upgrade


Comparison Based On Pricing

Pricing is an important factor in choosing the right Learning Management system for your organization. Here is a chart comparing the above 20 LMS softwares based on their pricing criteria:

LMS Providers Annual Pricing
For 100 Users
Annual Pricing
For 1,000 Users
Overall Average Rating
TalentLMS $1,548 $5,148
4.3/5
LinkedIn Learning For Business
*Inhouse Content Library
$15,444 Contact Vendor
3.7/5
Udemy For Business
*Inhouse Content Library
$29,900 Contact Vendor
3.5/5
Skillsoft Percipio
*Inhouse Content Library
$7,443 $48235.66
3.7/5
Docebo
*Base plan starts from 300 users
$15,000 Contact Vendor
3.5/5
Paradiso $3,360 $11,681.6
3.6/5
Upside LMS $1,596 Contact Vendor
3.9/5
Adobe Captivate Prime $4,560 $30,000
3.8/5
Trainual $2,338 $20,000
3.2/5
Abara LMS $3,000 $9,333
4.3/5
Disprz $4,800 Contact Vendor
3.4/5
Courseplay $1,990 $8,187
3.6/5
eFront Learning
*The basic plan is for upto 1000 users
Contact Vendor $1,000
3/5
SAP Litmos
*Off the Shelf contents available
$7,200 $48,000
3/5
Moodle
*File storage of 200 MB only allowed in the 100 user plan
$250 Contact Vendor
3.2/5
Open EDX $1,116 $8,748
3.4/5
uQualio $1,548 $12,948
3.3/5
iSpring Learn $4,392 $24,960
3.8/5
Coassemble
*Unlimited user plan
$249 $249
3.8/5
Absorb LMS Contact Vendor Contact Vendor
3.8/5

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) on LMS

What is an LMS?

A learning management system is a software application that is used by educational institutions and organisations that aim to train their employees and customers as well. The application is used for the purpose of training, tracking, reporting and administering the learning activities.

What are the advantages of an LMS?

  • Eliminates the learning and skill gap
  • Advanced reporting and analysis of the learner’s progress
  • Employee Engagement
  • Recent and updated on training materials through content customisation
  • Monetize courses through an e-commerce platform.
  • Continuous and robust learning
  • Mobile learning

How much does it cost?

Pricing Models:

  1. Active users: This is priced according to the total number of active users during the billing cycle. This is the most commonly used as it is very cost-effective. The cost levels up if the organisation grows and wants to enroll more users into the system. It works best for small businesses and start ups.
  2. Registered users: You pay for a fixed number of users registered in the system. It doesn’t take into account if the users are active or inactive in the system. They pay per person is relatively less in this mode, but the problem arises when your employee count lessens down and you end up paying the initial amount till the billing cycle ends. It is mostly used in small and medium businesses.
  3. License fee or subscription: The licenses are purchased for a specific duration, where the user pays for the features, services they opt for and sometimes also based on the number of users. This model is not so flexible as you end up paying a hefty amount if your users are remarkably less. This is best suited for large enterprises.
  4. Perpetual License: This is a permanent license that you purchase from the vendor and install in your private servers and gain complete ownership of it. This is a one time purchase but you might need to pay for the maintenance and upgrades. This is best for the large organisations that seek to pay a fixed amount irrespective of the usage.
  5. Custom pricing: For those who don’t find any of the models suitable to their budget, some vendors also provide custom pricing where the buyers only need to pay for the limited features they find useful. This cuts down to the limited functionality of an LMS
  6. Freemium and open source: Certain services are provided free of charge in the freemium models and, in open-source systems, the number of users is not a concern. These plans are generally self-hosted and it requires in house IT specialist.
  7. Unlimited users: Some vendors provide a fixed amount irrespective of the total number of users in the system. There are very limited vendors in the eLearning industry that offers this pricing plan.

Most of the vendors charge additional costs for support, maintenance, training, content marketplace, cloud-hosting, implementation etc.

What is SCORM?

SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model that is mostly used in the LMS software. It is a technical standard that the programmers use to share content across various systems. It makes sharing e-learning content more efficient and time-saving. There are three versions of SCORM released, namely, SCORM 1.1, SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004.

What is Gamification?

Gamification is a feature of LMS that enables the admins to add game principles to increase learner’s engagement, create a competitive environment, and also encourage social learning. This works as a motivating tool for the learner to get feedback on their performance and enhances fun learning engagement.

Can we integrate the LMS with other software?

To ease data management, it is very important to see that your LMS allows third-party integrations via API. This allows your software to integrate with other applications like HRMS, CRM, Video conferencing, SSO, payment gateways, content management, ecommerce, calendar etc that helps in automating tasks and save time.
Zapier is a third party web automation tool that allows you to integrate with over 2000 apps.

Where do I get access to ready-made content?

There are various options of which you get get your contents for your LMS, some of which are:

  1. Inbuilt content library: Some elearning companies like Udemy for business, Coursera, LinkedIn Learning for business, Percipio, provides high quality and on-demand contents that are created and verified by the industry experts. New contents are added on a regular basis.
  2. Content marketplace: If you do not have any content created and looking for something less expensive than the inbuilt content providers, you can buy your desired learning materials according to your organisational needs from the content marketplace. The marketplace offers off the shelf contents from qualified content producers.

How to select the best LMS?

Process of choosing an LMS for your organization:

  1. Identify the number of users.
  2. List down the features that your learners would best benefit from.
  3. Explore the vendors based on your requirements.
  4. Note for customer support and user experience.
  5. Request for demo and evaluate the platform of the shortlisted ones.
  6. Request for commercials and if that suits your budget you are good to go!

Can I sell my contents?

Integrating your LMS with an eCommerce platform enables you to sell your in house contents, webinars, podcasts, etc to the users at large. The following points need to be considered while creating the course:

  1. Determine the requirements of the users.
  2. The courses need to be engaging for the learners.
  3. The contents need to be rich and updated.
  4. Breakdown the contents into modules and chapters.
  5. Needs to be SCORM compliant, as this format is widely used in the LMS platforms.
  6. Add pictures, videos and presentations to make it more interesting and appealing
  7. Add quizzes, assessments or assignments to check the learner’s progress

After creating the contents, you determine the price of the course materials and publish it on the eCommerce platforms. For better sales, content marketing on social media and other platforms is crucial.

What are the main features of an LMS?

  1. Certification: When the learners complete a course or perform well in the assessment, they are awarded a certificate that would boost their morale to learn more.
  2. Gamification: Learning needs to be inclusive and fun. With the use of badges, leaderboards, points, and a lot more, the admin can motivate their learners by rewarding them.
  3. Customisation: Customising the software according to your needs and also white-labeling the platform with your company logo, images and also primary colours.
  4. Mobile learning: Most of the vendors offer mobile applications that allow the learners to access their learning content anywhere and anytime.
  5. Multi-Lingual Support: For organisations bearing office in may corners of the world, must consider having this feature to steer clear of the language barrier.
  6. Real-time reporting and analytics: Daily, weekly,monthly and custom reports of the learners based on their performance and progress can be generated. The activity status can also be viewed by the administrators.
  7. API and Third party integrations: Some vendors allow their LMS platform to integrate with third-party applications like HRMS, Adobe Flash, Gmail, mobile applications etc.
  8. Social Learning: With options like live chat, group chats the learners can share and collaborate learning materials and information with their peers. This also encourages teamwork and informal communication.
  9. Content Marketplace: At an additional cost, one can avail off the shelf contents of the cross-functional department, ranging from Human resources to software technology which is readily available on request.
  10. Blended learning: For better engagement of the learners, some platform allows traditional classroom training and also modern ways of teaching like Webinars, podcasts, ILT, use of multimedia, SCORM courses etc.
  11. eCommerce: Integrating the LMS with ecommerce facility, one can sell theirs in house contents for the learners at large at the best price that the users can pay through inbuilt online payment gateways.

This comparison is written by Pratyakshi Goswami who works as a Human Resource Executive at Vantage Circle. Pratyakshi is actively involved in the strategic side of managing people better and was previously engaged with the operational work of human resources. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com