Introducing the accessplanit training success platform
We think it’s the perfect way to kick off the New Year – with a brand new website and a brand new system. And it’s all bonded together by a single theme; a theme which informs everything we do here: To make your life easier. Making the lives of training professionals easier is the reason we started development of a new training management system. Let’s take a look at the key features…Read more
The accessplanit 2016 Round-Up
Here at accessplanit, 2016 has been one of the most memorable 366 days we’ve ever had since we were founded 15 years ago (well, almost – the year’s not quite over yet). We’ve had some stunning successes this year, and I’d personally like to take this time to thank everyone – staff and customers – for helping us help others. We simply couldn’t do it without all of you.Read more
accessplanit Achieves ISO 27001 Information Security Standard
As a software development house, information security is incredibly important to both us and our customers. For the past year, we have been working towards ISO 27001 certification in order to improve and strengthen our existing practices. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve successfully attained ISO 27001:2013 certification, which demonstrates our strong commitment to security.Read more
What Brexit and Trump Mean for Training
It’s been a funny old year, 2016, hasn’t it? If nothing else, it’s going to get remembered. In 20 years time, I fully expect it to be featured on nostalgic clip-shows with talking heads like David Quantick and Paul Ross telling us what they thought about all those strange goings on. The passing of celebrities like Bowie, Wogan, Cohen and Rickman (and that’s just the beginning). Brexit. President Trump…Read more
Is Marketing An Impossible Task For Niche Industries?
When it comes to marketing, working in a niche industry isn’t a dead zone. We get why some people think it is. It's understandable. Think of the store that only sells vegan barbeque food or the company that produces the bristles for paintbrushes. How could they ever hope to make a marketing impact? Read on to discover 3 reasons why niche businesses have the upper hand.Read more
What Is The Impact Of AI On Learner Management?
If the phrase ‘Artificial Intelligence’ strikes fear of an uprising of robot overlords into your heart (or fear of a somewhat bizarre Steven Spielberg movie, for that matter…) then you’re certainly not alone; even as AI becomes a far more integrated part of our day to day lives, many people still wonder whether we’re playing with fire. The truth is a lot less worrying but no less interesting – as this article from the eLearning Industry points out, artificial intelligence certainly doesn’t have to equal robots, but it does mean “designing intelligent software that can analyse its environment and make intelligent choices for online learning.”Read more
7 Reasons Why a CRM Will Boost Your Sales and Marketing Campaign
Are you getting the most out of your current CRM? Or have you yet to experience the joys of a unified hub that brings all the business benefits you’d expect from a tool designed to do much more than simply manage your customers. By combining the all-powerful forces of your sales and marketing departments, you’ll be able to create campaigns that have a genuine focus, that can deliver tangible results.Read more
DDoS Attacks: What They Are and How to Prevent Them (or 'Did I Just Help Break the Internet?')
If you’re reading this, good – that means the internet isn’t dead yet, then. It was a bit touch-and-go back there for a second, wasn’t it? No more Twitter. No more Spotify. No more Reddit. All of them, alongside Amazon, Etsy, Netflix and others, were taken down by a pretty sophisticated DDoS attack. And you thought the biggest problem Twitter had was trolls and celebrities discussing their favourite flavour of crisps.Read more
What is a LMS and How Is It Used?
You’ve heard people say it – ellemess – and you’ve nodded sagely when really, deep down, you’re wondering to yourself, ‘What is a LMS and how is it used?’ Or maybe you’ve got a fair idea of what it is, but you still think, ‘Why use a LMS?’ These are fair questions to ask – and we’re not blaming you for asking them. The world of tech can sometimes appear to be purposely obtuse, with murky wording designed to bamboozle solely you, while everyone else ‘gets it’. Let’s boil it down to its essence, then: We’re talking about a bespoke system that reduces the admin of learning and training departments, so it’s important to think about what it is, how it works, and whether it’s right for you and your company.Read more
Why Software Implementation Fails – and How to Ensure Your Success
Remember when you were hyped about the new software your business was implementing? You were so excited about taking the hard work out of managing your courses, taking online bookings and payment and automating marketing communications. And remember that crushing disappointment and frustration when everything – well, almost everything – went wrong? The increased workload, the irate phone calls jamming up the helpdesk, and your employees at a loss as to what to do. In short: Absolute carnage.Read more