Learning Management System: Spoiled for choice
Once a company has finally decided to use a learning management system, it is now spoiled for choice. SAP offers two modern cloud solutions here, SAP Litmos and the learning management system integrated in SuccessFactors, hereafter referred to as LMS.
What distinguishes them and where they differ will be crystallized below. However, in addition to differences, the two solutions also offer common features such as a mobile version, access options for external users, mapping of learning paths and recertifications, and standard reports that are already included.
SAP SuccessFactors LMS
The LMS module is part of the SAP SuccessFactors suite and therefore scores with strong integration. In addition to the simple connection of master data from SAP SuccessFactors, LMS also offers links to functionalities of other SuccessFactors modules.
For example, employee development goals can be linked to specific courses from the LMS or informal learning groups can be created. Those who have SAP SuccessFactors in-house can thus offer all core HR processes from a single source, and employees benefit from a uniform user experience and integrated processes.
The LMS also provides an extremely granular customizable role authorization system. This means that almost any need for different user and administrator rights can be catered for, which brings great added value, especially for more complex organizations.
In terms of learning content, LMS offers predefined standard integrations to various course providers. For example, an integration to LinkedIn Learning can be set up in a short time and employees benefit from numerous course offerings within the LMS. Standard integrations to common VLS (Virtual Learning Session) systems, such as Skype for Business or Webex, are also supported.
SAP Litmos is a modern and user-friendly learning management system. Implementation is fast and straightforward, allowing the solution to be rolled out productively within a few days.
SAP Litmos is a stand-alone solution, but can also be connected to master data systems. Both the functionalities in the user area and those for administrators are self-explanatory and intuitively designed.
This means that no long familiarization or training period is required on either side to get to grips with the system. In the case of more complex requirements, the platform can be designed with an implementation partner to meet the customer's own needs.
A major advantage of SAP Litmos is that learning content and courses on specific topics and industries can be licensed directly. This means that with SAP Litmos, a ready-to-use LMS system with course content is available within a few days.
Other course providers can also be connected via predefined standard integration. In addition, SAP Litmos can be used to increase learner engagement and motivation through gamification.
SAP Litmos and SuccessFactors LMS are both proven solutions and successfully used by numerous customers worldwide. Both bring a number of benefits, although each system also has its limitations.
Which system suits which company depends heavily on the specific requirements of the organization as well as the needs of HR and employees.
With an already existing SAP SuccessFactors suite and complex authorization requirements, the LMS certainly brings numerous advantages. If one is looking for a quickly implementable and user-friendly learning management system with ready-made learning content and exciting features, SAP Litmos is certainly a very good choice.
The most important thing is that each company defines its strategy and own goals, and knows the resulting requirements for the training area, so that the best choice can be made for the company.