The Learning Management System Integrations You Should Invest In This Year

Imagine your business systems as an orchestra and your app integrations as the conductor. They compose the humming of your customer relationship management (CRM) data and the buzzing of your human resource information system (HRIS) data into a symphony of knowledge.

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In this article, the Docebo team examine five trending integrations that can accompany your learning management system (LMS) to create a stronger learning culture at your organization.

1. Customer Relationship Management

The right training is the bridge between wasting a costly CRM investment and reaping better sales results. Integrating an LMS with your CRM can greatly increase adoption rates and allow you to fine-tune sales and product training through shared data for better results on both fronts.

A recent report found that sales rose 35% as administrative costs dropped 20% at one organization after it integrated an LMS with its CRM. At 10%-20% of the price of a CRM, an LMS is a cost-effective way to ensure that you’re getting the most value out of an expensive tool. Make sure your chosen LMS fully integrates with your everyday business tools, shares data, and offers simple navigation to a CRM like Salesforce or SugarCRM.

2. Web Conferencing

Integrating a web conferencing tool into your LMS creates a cost-effective way to build synchronous, instructor-led training. It connects your learners with experts around the globe without renting a large classroom space or shelling out travel expenses. You can also repurpose webinars into learning videos and host them on the LMS to lengthen the shelf life of your training content.

Docebo integrates with many of the top web conferencing tools, including GoToMeeting, BlueJeans, WebEx, Adobe Connect, and more. Thus, you have a plethora of options and pricing structures to choose from.

3. Ecommerce Integrations

Ecommerce payment gateways such as Paypal, Alipay, and Stripe can provide access to new customers in China, handle currency exchange, and ensure the security of payment information. Alipay alone adds a potential 500 million new customers to your online training business. Make sure to choose an LMS that supports multiple languages for the strongest possible market reach.

Ecommerce management tools like Shopify allow you to create a storefront in your LMS to simplify your elearning sales. With Shopify, you can easily create a professional and secure storefront in minutes and then return your focus to creating relevant and engaging training material.

4. Video Embedding

An LMS capable of embedding videos from hosting sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Wistia adds tremendous value by allowing you to choose from an endless number of free training videos and resources. Use video tutorials and lectures from experts around the globe, or easily embed your own video content.

5. Content Authoring Tools

Not everyone has an eye for course design. With content authoring tools such as Elucidat, you don’t have to. Elucidat and other, similar tools allow for a simple “what you see is what you get” approach to course design that anyone can use to create simple, elegant learning objects.

Integrating these authoring tools simplifies the process of adding newly created courses to your LMS. Rather than struggle with packaging standards like SCORM and xAPI, you can import and publish materials with a few clicks. Adding these learning objects to an LMS also allows you to take advantage of advanced reporting features in the LMS.

These trending integrations deliver tremendous power to your LMS. They can be the difference between better profits, cut administrative cost, and the creation of a learning culture at your organization. Docebo offers seamless integrations with all of these trending technologies. It simplifies your learning processes so that you can focus on achieving the results you want instead of the path that will take you there.

Try Docebo with all of these integrations. See how easy it is to seamlessly connect your online training platform with Elucidat and other business tools your people use every day.

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