Position Papers

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These papers' contents range from HR to software featuring various interesting issues. Read them free of charge.

LMS Quality Check

When selecting software, considering objective quality criteria is crucial. But what do quality criteria like compliance, flexibility, reliability, future-proofing, and user-friendliness mean specifically in the context of a Learning Management System (LMS)?

We explain the significance of these quality criteria for LMSs and provide you with a checklist to assess Learning Management Systems accordingly.

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Is an LMS the same as a Learning Platform?

The terms Learning platform and Learning Management System (LMS) are often used as synonyms. This is oversimplified and dates back to times, where eLearning was something new and exiting. 

Read a short explanation what the differences are and what you might want to know.

How much does a Learning Management System cost?

How much does a Learning Management System cost? A Learning Management System (LMS) involves initial and operational expenses, which can be based on various licensing models. It's crucial to consider costs for future-proofing regarding customization and further development.

However, implementing an LMS is worthwhile. The benefit calculation includes efficiency improvement, time savings, meaningful ROI, and ROE. Identifiable benefit parameters include cost savings, increased productivity, and employee satisfaction.

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Advantage or Disadvantage? When to host a LMS in CLoud, onSite or as SaaS

The best Learning Management System for you matches your demands. But it is not a mere decision concerning the learning platform or qualification functionalities. You also have to decide whether a cloud-hosted solution is better for you than an implementation in your own system landscape. To make the decision more complicated the terms cloud, hosting and SaaS are not always used properly, which can be confusing. To make a decision you have to understand first what onPremise or SaaS really entails. Thus we have provided a short glossary explaining the differences.

By the way: TCmanager LMS will be implemented according to your requirements: onPremise or as a cloud-solution. Just test the LMS yourself!

New Blended Learning Management

Learning Management Systems must meet high standards to accommodate the digital learning strategy of your learning landscape. 

An LMS must not only publish elearning content but also many other learning formats. Complex curricula contain mandatory WBTs, tests as well as seminars and optional learning content. those might be free of charge or may be subjected to invoicing or approval processes.

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Is Learning Technology the singular Key to Success?

Successfull use of learning technology must be based on sound knowledge of human learning processes and motivation. How do we learn and what do we have to consider, when we want to employ learning technolog in corporate learning?

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Focus on Learning Strategies

Learn why Learning and Development is of high importance to your digital transformation strategy. Up-to-date strategy concepts must match the demands or our times, especially complexity, change potentials and digital maturity level must be considered to stay successfull and meet yout goals.

Not only various methods such aus design thinking and SCRUM are relevant. An essential key is the culture of your enterprise, competencies and digital maturity of your staff. Continue your reading here ...


Developing Learning Landscapes

The culture of your enterprise is influence by corporate environment and vice versa. Continuous changes effect the learning culture and thus the design of digital learning landscape. The interaction between Learning Management System, virtual classrooms and learning experience must therefore be adjusted according to changing demands of user groups and learners.

Supporting methods are model-based user requirements analysis and Lean UX. These also effect the selection of service and development partners.

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What is a Learning Management System?

Terms such as Learning Management System (LMS), learning platform and elearning are common in academies, HR and personnel development. However there are some misunderstandings as not everybody uses the terms in the same way.

Is a LMS the same as a learning platform, what are the differences and most important features and what are main use cases of Learning Management Systems?

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Digitalization in Corporate Learning

Digitalization was the keyword of 2017, also concerning personnel and corporate learning. Inflationary use does not necessarily help to understand what digital transformation entails for your learning organization. Digital Natives, digital competencies and degree of digitalization should not be a foreign word for training centers and personnel development. 

Our position paper explains Success Factors and todos for digitalization in Corporate Learning ...

Guide to LMS Selection

Are you thinking of introducing a new Learning Management System (LMS) or exchanging your old training administration software for a better one?

Then you have a challenging project coming up. This paper offers you some guidance of aspects to consider and steps to take for a successful change.

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Product Trainings - A Key Success Factor

Product trainings are key contributors in successful industries, especially if products require explanation or high maintenance.

Not only legal obligations such as product liability can be answered. Product trainings are essential to customer retention and underline the demands on quality you have concerning your products, your service- and sales staff and yourself.

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Education Controlling and Transfer

Education controlling and transfer ratio (theory-to-practise) are essential issues in HR training. HR development does not simply organize routine courses and training sessions, but needs to know details about how successful their efforts are. How much do we get out of our training efforts, what stops our staff from being more successful or efficient after their training session, how can we improve our training offer?

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The Value of LMS Recommendations

Websites of various software companies offer you 'objective lists' of the 'definitively best Learning Management Systems', introduce you to 'Top Ten of Training Software'.

We were wondering what the real value of these lists is and we introduce some doubt as to their value.

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IT for professional Training

IT support by an LMS (Learning Management System), training administration software and qualifcation / talent management is indisposible for enterprises which want to secure future success and qualitative excellence.

Employing appropriate software for staff training and HR development is not a matter of cost, but a matter of investment with a leverage effect on market success.

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  • Quality and Reliability

    Since more than 30 years training and education of Schneider Electric's customers and partners is closely connected to quality and reliability. In 2019 we have decided for TCmanager® LMS (Learning Management System) by SoftDeCC. The support of SoftDeCC during the implementation period has proven to be extremly helpful. Since then, the Learning Systems functionality portfolio expands continually and thus offers more possibilities for our growing demands. SoftDeCC's staff is well versed regarding our application and a great help!

    Heiner Lentzen, Head of Customer Training Schneider Electric, DACH
  • Excellent Support

    act-Academy (previously Siemens Academy) offers practice oriented apprenticeship and services across all IT-issues. Since over 25 years we centre around our customers' needs. TCmanager® LMS offers us optimum support. All processes and tasks such as course planning, entolment, participant administration, website, CRM and project management are managed using TCmanager. Also the excellent support of SoftDeCC is to be mentioned.

    Daniel Bachmann, Managing Director, act-Academy GmbH
  • SoftDeCC is our Reliable Partner

    TCmanager offers everything what can be wished for when searching for an appropriate tool for a training center. Our worldwide training offer for sales partner and customers is today supported by target-group optimized training portals. The administration of events, enrolments and resources features a logical set-up and can be operated by intuition. Clear reports can readily be generated at anytime. We will face our future training and elearning challenges together with SoftDeCC, who is our reliable partner.

    Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Jan Henrik Holk, Head of Training Center, Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH
  • Especially created for Training and Qualification

    Since 2015 YASKAWA is SoftDeCC's customer and employs TCmanager® LMS. After a thorough evaluation of suitable management tools for our corporate training we are happy to have decided for SoftDeCC. It is immediately apparent that this software has been especially developed for training and qualification management. We gained instantly broader possibilities than required and demandet. We are certain, that we have equipped our training centre future-oriented and will increase efficiency as well as our training quality by the use of TCmanager®.

    Torben Schäfer, Manager YASKAWA ACADEMY, YASKAWA Europe GmbH
  • Support, Adjustments & Innovations

    Hella Academy provides technical training for our products as well as special topics such such as "hybrid & high voltage" and "Advanced Driver Assistance Systems" to workshops and sales partners.

    Since 2015 wir are satisfied customers and users of TCmanager®. Especially the support services provided by SoftDeCC are a convincing. Desired adjustments and innovations of the functionality of the system are implemented with care and help us support our customers.

    Mark Schulte, Head of Training, Hella Gutmann Solutions GmbH
  • Functionportfolio and Usability

    Our high demands concerning functionality on one hand and usability at the same time where perfectly met by SoftDeCC by employing individual solutions. The always competent advice and support were especially helpful, same as the constructive and solution-oriented discussions. The high reliability and the pleasant contact have established a very good cooperation.

    Astrid Werner, HDZ-Branch Stuttgart
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