ERP software implementations can be challenging, go live is a crucial focus for both system and people but we should not over look that the real work begins after the software is implemented. During the business-as-usual stage, employees must not apply, and further learn how to use the new software to its full potential. eLearning can be an invaluable tool during this stage because it allows employees to learn at their own pace, on their own schedule at access resources as questions arise.
eLearning is flexible and convenient, which makes it ideal for employees who are busy with their daily tasks. It allows employees to learn in bite-sized chunks and on their own schedule. This means that employees can learn when they have the time and energy to do so, which can lead to more effective learning. Crucially it also provides access to key support when a member of the team requires it; it may be a new area, or reminder from their go live training.
Another benefit of eLearning during the business-as-usual stage is that it allows employees to reinforce their learning. Employees can go back and review the material as often as they need to in order to fully understand it. This can be especially helpful for employees who may be struggling with certain aspects of the software.
eLearning also allows for ongoing learning and development. ERP software is constantly evolving, and employees must stay up-to-date on new features and functionalities. eLearning allows employees to learn about new features and functionalities as they are released, which can help them stay ahead of the curve.
Most Learning Management Systems provide highly effective reporting and testing – monitoring and supporting skills in your team has never been easier. Ensuring skill levels remain to fully harness the competitive functionality of your system is vital to maintaining ROI of your ERP investment. eLearning is an effective tool to support that goal.
Finally, eLearning can be a cost-effective way to provide training and support to employees. Soley using traditional classroom training can be expensive, especially if employees must travel to attend the training. eLearning eliminates these costs and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.
eLearning can be a valuable tool during the business-as-usual stage after the implementation of ERP software. It allows employees to learn at their own pace, reinforce their learning, stay up-to-date on new features and functionalities, and can be a cost-effective way to provide training and support.
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