7 Tips for Surviving in a Competitive Training Industry
Each year, the training world seems to get just a little bit more competitive, doesn't it? That's certainly the view of 42% of those we surveyed in our Training Industry Benchmark Report (get it right here), who claimed that the biggest challenge to running a successful training business was increased competition. How can you combat against the rising tide of rivals?Read more
Did You Make This Mistake with Your Business Case?
When you’re seeking internal buy-in from your company’s executives for a specific piece of software, one of the first things you’re going to have to do present a business case. And whether you’re a veteran business case writer or still a rookie, developing a well-researched, fully-fledged business case is a mammoth undertaking.Read more
How Does Training Automation Benefit Your IT Team?
Think of any business critical purchase or organisational change and there will be many different participants involved who all hold very different priorities. The same applies for the adoption of a training management system or LMS and on a large scale as it affects and provides benefits for so many different parts of an organisation. This post explore the benefits and concerns of software from an IT perspective.Read more
Harnessing Customer Suggestions To Continually Improve Our Software
Ernest Hemingway once said, ‘When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.’ That’s a quote we wholeheartedly agree with – it’s practically a motto here at accessplanit. You talk, we listen, and if Hemingway has no objections, I’d like to add another part to his quote: Take action.Read more
New Feature: Multi-Dimensional Workflows Shape The Way You Manage Your Processes
Imagine a world where the vase shatters into a thousand tinkling pieces. Then it hits the wall. And then you pick up the vase and throw it. Doesn’t make sense, does it? Everything needs to follow a pattern of cause of effect; a trigger that sets off a chain of events, and workflows are the technological equivalent of that. They’re intrinsic to streamlining and automating almost every task.Read more
New Feature: Restrictive Reporting Is A Thing Of The Past
Ever get the feeling that you’re missing out on something? Our new training success platform - designed to reduce training admin - is bursting with features, around 50% of them suggested by our existing customers, so I thought it timely to introduce one of the must crucial features that I believe will change the way training professionals work.Read more
New Feature: The Information You Need, When You Need It
What information do you need to work effectively? That’s not a random question, but one that informed precisely how we developed the new dashboard in our brand new training success platform. Our new dashboard is completely customisable to individuals using any data that is relevant to their job role. In short: the information you need, when you need it.Read more
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
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