How To Get Useful Data From Your LMS

Jan 17, 2018

You know that your SumTotal LMS is teeming with useful data. The question is, how do you access that it?

We are living in an Information Age, whereby every company – no matter their size or industry – is looking to gather as much data as possible on their customers. It is a fact universally accepted in the business world today. We know that this data is necessary for analyzing how people interact with their products and services, in turn helping businesses improve those products and services and better connect with their customers.

The same is true for those of us in the learning sector, and LMS software is becoming increasingly more complex in order to serve those needs. Your SumTotal LMS tracks valuable learning activity: how many learners have completed a course, the average time learners spend on a course, pass and fail rates, and more.

All this data is undeniably useful; however, only if the data is properly analyzed.

Your learning data is ultimately useless without meaning behind it. Without data analysis, the information is merely numbers. For this information to really be useful, you need to transform your data into something that will positively support your business and help you deliver an even better experience for your learners and team.

This can only be done through LMS reporting.

Your SumTotal LMS comes equipped with basic reporting capabilities that allow you to gather all your information in a single place. These reports are a great start for gathering the data you need to make important decisions and to improve your learning programs.

However, there will likely come a time when you need more sophisticated reporting that allows for more detailed analysis.

If this is frustrating for you, you’re not alone. Organisations are consistently concerned that their LMS is not meeting their reporting needs – in fact, research has shown that this persists as one of their top concerns over time (according to a 2010 study by Bersin & Associates). At the very same time, L&D departments are under increasing pressure to demonstrate measurable results of their learning programs. It is certainly a frustrating cycle.

But there’s a solution.

At Earthly, we specialize in overcoming those frustrations. We’re driven to deliver more and better forms of LMS reporting – reporting that actually suits your industry and your business, not just ‘one-size-fits-all’.

Using Jaspersoft technology and our years of knowledge on what is most valuable to organizations like yours, we’ve created a bundle of advanced LMS reports. These out-of-the-box reports provide you with the analysis needed to really understand your learners, their learning experience, and how to use that information to improve the value and ROI you see from your learning initiatives.

If you’re looking for even more sophisticated reporting, our team is also equipped to help you customise your reports as needed.

Your data is only useful if you have the tools available to mine it and discover the value underneath. There’s no need to be limited by basic reporting. Isn’t it time to overcome your frustrations and start working with LMS reports that get you the information you need, quicker and easier than ever before?

We’re ready when you are.

To see how advanced reporting can really save you time, money and frustration, request a demo today.