Definition of Training Management System

by Chris Amisano; Updated September 26, 2017

A training management system is a software package that can help your organization manage training design and delivery, as well as materials and individual participant progress.

Definition

A training management system, sometimes referred to as a learning management system, can deliver training courses, track completion, help participants track their career goals in terms of training and serve as a library for the organization’s policies, procedures and training materials.

Target Audience

If your company or organization has a training program, you are essentially part of the target market for learning or training management systems.

Benefits

A training management system combines your organization’s training under one “virtual” roof. Content management and development can be conducted within the system as well. One of the biggest benefits of a training management system is efficiency in operations and cost.

Other Uses

Your training management system can be used to create and deliver e-learning content, especially to an audience that is spread out over a wide area. Plus, the training management system can deliver content to your organization’s suppliers, customers and business partners.

Customization

Most companies that offer training management systems--like learn.com, geolearning.com or blackboard.com--can customize their system to meet your organization’s needs. For example, you may not need the part of the system that creates e-learning courses because your organization does this in-house.

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About the Author

Chris Amisano began writing professionally in 2005, and his freelance work has appeared in "PennyCents Magazine," "The ACUTA Journal" and "Career Focus Magazine." Amisano holds an Associate of Science in aviation management from Everglades University and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Memphis. He is pursuing his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in human resources management at Bellevue University.