Although entirely different, price comparison websites (PCWs) and learning management systems share two key commonalities; they both increase time and cost efficiencies. These are both commonplace features within many sectors, however the combination of the two within the training industry is an entirely new creation that is set to transform the professional lives of learning and development professionals, and individuals embarking on training ventures.
According to the Financial Conduct Authority, price comparison websites are often highly valued by consumers as they can enable them to quickly and easily identify the choices suited to their needs. They’re able to make informed decisions as they are presented with a multitude of information in a truly comparable way.
Although PCWs are commonly seen across industries such as insurance, travel and finance, they are now emerging into other industries, such as training, allowing even more people to save time and money in other aspects of their lives.
The team that created Trace Learning Solutions, an online learning management system, are firm believers of saving time and money in business, which led them to develop this online aggregator for the training industry.
Lynn Elder, Director of Trace Learning Solutions, comments: “Having worked within learning and development for almost 20 years, I know first-hand how time consuming researching, comparing and booking training courses for a large organisation, or individuals, can be. And with many roles being extremely busy and diverse, this was an unnecessary and inconvenient problem to have.
“This is the frustration that Trace Learning Solutions was born out of. We see comparison websites across the web for so many industries, so why couldn’t this be replicated in a different sector to increase efficiencies? We wanted to create a hub of training courses and list them side by side within one single place, and that’s exactly what we have built.”
Trace Learning Solutions is the first system of its kind to aggregate a varied collection of training providers in one platform, offering individuals and companies the chance to compare courses and prices in one place. Courses are listed from across a multitude of sectors, including electrical, first aid, health and safety, business, survival, fire, marine, lifting and emergency response.
Lynn continues, “Alongside this search and comparison capability, we also provide consumers with an online learning management system, which meets industry guidelines and helps to streamline training procedures. The streamlined nature of this platform, and its ability to simplify the management of training within an organisation or for an individual, further emphasises our focus cost and time efficiency.
“Our team knows that there’s so much to remember when coordinating training, especially for a large organisation. Keeping track of courses, times, dates, locations and contact details on multiple spreadsheets for different projects or teams can turn into the stuff of nightmares. We aim to alleviate that, as it does not have to be done that way.
“Our site is not just a training aggregator – our clients gain unique login access to our company administration portal, which makes organising training requirements and keeping track of everything very easy.”
Learning management systems are credited worldwide for boosting time efficiency, easing accessibility, and being cost effective, and this is the core focus of Trace Learning Solutions.
So although you may up to speed with ensuring your personal life is fully efficient and cleverly organised, this is also possible in your professional life if you work in the learning and development industry, or you embark upon training courses. The combination of a PCW and learning management system is unique, but perhaps a vital trend we will see continue across industries.
For more information, please visit www.tracelearningsolutions.com.