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Learning Ecosystem meets eCommerce

You may already have a learning platform in place. One of your stakeholders discusses offering learning content and knowledge transfer to external customers. You wonder how you are going to integrate this ‘eCommerce component’ to your existing LMS or learning platform. Whether you realize it or not, this ONE request completely changes the landscape of your L&D infrastructure.

Instancy gets this request all the time. Customers call and ask, ‘how can we do this?’ If they currently use the Instancy Learning Platform, it simply means turning on the e-commerce app in their dashboard! We designed our original software solution from the ground up. It’s been a decade since we started building the Instancy platform. With each upgrade or iteration, we raised the bar to provide one of the most comprehensive ‘one solution’ learning environments in the industry

Seamless Experience to the Learners

We pride our product on seamless integration. Many traditional learning platforms can make it difficult to integrate everything your L&D team wants in their toolbox. For example, an important ‘must have’ is the ability to integrate data and reporting (enrollment, learning completions and payments data). All the data is in one place. On the administrative side, make one change and it appears everywhere. Change the catalog on your internal catalog. If that course is also available for purchase to outside learners, those changes appear across your entire platform.

In an eCommerce environment, our customers want the ability to have variable pricing. They want to offer discounts or coupons. They want to easily connect to the popular payment gateways. Instancy marks all those boxes also!

Front End and Back End

When we define a learning platform, we must differentiate the front end and the back end of the system.

The front end is the focal point of the learner.

It is the web entry or portal. It is also what a learner sees on their mobile device as a native app. The user looks at the menu choices. Or perhaps an intelligent device recognizes the learner’s skill path and recommends the next course or group of courses. The learner can perform a catalog search or browse broader categories. Increasingly courses are indexed by filters such as job role, price range, and payment gateways.

The Possibilities are Endless

Think of all the different tasks the user can access in the front end. Examples specific to eCommerce include:

  • Home page or portal
  • Catalog and intelligent browsing
  • Course Previews and/or skill assessments

The eCommerce Experience

The eCommerce part of the learning portal is more than paying with a credit card. Sophisticated systems allow the user to treat purchasing a course the same as making an online purchase for clothes or other items online. You need a seamless interface where the learner searches and discovers learning opportunities, but also to add the course to a wish list, add to the shopping cart, and view or enter discount codes.

To have a robust learning platform, all possible learner interactions are key. How does all this integrate?

The Back End

The quality of the software coding along with the complex logic to execute it is no simple task. Instancy’s back end is seamless and powerful. The databases and analytics are complex, but Instancy makes it simple.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO WRITE A SINGLE LINE OF SOFTWARE CODE

The backend integration is simple and streamlined. Many organizations find this integration to be the most difficult task. Learning systems that have an eCommerce component must integrate with gateways like PayPal and Authorize Net. Globalization makes payment with Braintree popular because it accepts payments in multiple currencies. We also integrate with Trouchnet and are adding more all the time. Finally, Instancy works with in-app purchases such as Apple and Google.

As you plan your learning ecosystem, know that you can think out of the box and imagine the depth and breadth of what you can offer your stakeholders. Instancy is here to guide you and ensure you have a positive outcome.

Until next time…

Harvey

Cloud Based LMS Learning Management System

Learning transgressed the geographical barriers with the advent of online learning systems and the innovation of cloud LMS takes it to a whole new level. Gone are the days when you had to attend classes while taking leave from your work to get some add-on’s to your qualifications and to build a brighter career. With cloud LMS, end-users can access learning via the internet anywhere and on any device.

Cloud Based LMS Learning Management System from Instancy
Cloud Based LMS (Learning Management System) from Instancy

Cloud-Based Learning Management System(LMS) a Simplification for Global Learning Needs

Organizations across the world need to thrive in a very competitive environment and the want their employees to stay ahead and acquire new skills and operate at a higher level of productivity and efficiency. Training providers and educational institutions wish to reach a global audience and provide online courses along with informal learning and collaboration. They do not wish to get slowed down by IT issues and concerns.

With the use of cloud LMS, global learning is possible at your pace at a budget you would really appreciate.  Most training departments do not specialize in IT (Information Technology or internet infrastructure), they specialize in understanding business and user needs and building learning interventions and content to bridge the skill gaps. Cloud LMS gives the ability to move forward with your learning initiatives and deliver the best content in the most time and cost effective manner.

What is Cloud LMS?

Cloud LMS is a cloud based learning management system which comes with a hosted server on an internet infrastructure and can be made available through the internet to the customers or the users located anywhere. The users who need to be registered or enrolled in online courses or virtual classes can access the cloud LMS from any web browser or any device like desktops, tablets, or smart phones and can have access to any feature of the learning management system. There is no need to download and install any software or manage any server or IT infrastructure. The Cloud LMS provides a turn-key solution.

Cloud LMS from Instancy

Instancy provides a cloud learning management system through a hosted application or software-as-a-service that does not require customers and users to worry about any expensive infrastructure or download/update any software. All they need is a web browser or a mobile device to access the full functionality of a modern LMS. Learning organizations or educational institutions do not need to spend on the installation or maintenance of any software or worry about the data backups and infrastructure issues. Not only this, along with cloud LMS, Instancy also provides all the related IT maintenance support and software updates so that the customers and users can focus on their core business without worrying about the software, hardware, internet infrastructure management. Through Instancy, customers can access the learning anywhere and take advantage of superior service and the support.

No matter how big or small your organizations is, Instancy cloud LMS offering is the right solution to meet your needs. Whether you need a light weight LMS or a robust LMS to deliver blended learning programs, you can design the learning experience that best suits your needs. Get in touch with us to get a customized solution.