Software training helps employees gain expertise in utilizing newly-deployed software to the optimum extent. However, the level of efficiency rises only when employees apply the knowledge gained through training. To this end, job-aids are excellent tools as they reinforce training in a consistent manner.
Organizations rely heavily on software applications to lessen workload, increase productivity, and reduce errors. ERP or software training helps employees utilize the ERP system to the maximum extent.
Formal training will help your employees acquire knowledge and the much-needed skills to improve their performance at the workplace.
ERP or software training helps employees gain expertise in utilizing your newly-deployed software to the optimum extent.
How can you impart effective training on using software applications? What does it take to enable your people master a computer application? You can go in for simulations of the software.
Software training managers often look for a perfect screen recording, the feasibility to create a simulated environment, and expect to check learners’ understanding in a test environment. To your pleasant surprise, Articulate Storyline has all these features in-built, to develop effective software/ERP end-user training.
A fast growing pharmaceutical company with strong brand equity in multiple therapeutics recently implemented a new software application – a resource planning tool. They approached CommLab India, a global leader in crafting custom e-learning solutions, to develop end-user training on the software application. This post is an excerpt from the interview of an Instructional Designer (ID), who worked on the project. Let’s get to know how the team completed the project successfully within a short time span.
Instead of using text to explain ‘How-to’ tasks, representing them step-by-step is much better as your employees will get it right without having to read much. Training with simulations does exactly that.
In a recent Deloitte survey, researchers found that after a crisis, more than 70% of organizations took up to three years to fully recover their reputation and operations. How can organizations avoid such situations? Well, organizations need to have an appropriate crisis database and escalation tool and a well-trained workforce as these help organizations report crises quickly, record actions taken, and prevent re-occurrences.
You have just implemented an ERP system in your organization to streamline processes. Your implementation partner has assured you things are in place and your employees too have been receptive and are all eager to try the new system. But wait a minute! Are you sure they have enough training on the new software to operate it flawlessly? Did the training course include simulations? Not sure? Let me tell you about the benefits of simulations in software training so that you can have an informed discussion with your training partner.
We know that many organizations invest in implementing ERP Software, but, why do they do so? The answer is – to make operational processes more efficient. Isn’t it?
But, according to the 2015 ERP Report of Panorama Consulting Solutions, 21% of companies have defined their ERP projects as failures compared to 16% in 2014. The report also shows that 52% of the organizations faced some sort of material operational disruption at the time of go-live. Further, 60% of companies failed to gain the expected business benefits from their ERP implementations, which is an increase of approximately 10% over the previous year.
You have your ERP end-user training on your hands. To outsource or not is the question. You choose the former and start wondering how to select the best training partner. You Google, find a huge list, and try to filter the best one out. But all the websites you see boast the same thing and use similar jargon such as decades of experience, serving many Fortune companies, expertise in using instructional design strategies, and what not. So how do you identify the best from the crowd to fulfill you requirements? I think, asking your prospective training partners the following details would help you zero-in on your choice.