Today, the corporate LMS lives in a complex world of content, assessments, tools, social networks, and HR systems. Yes, it’s a social era. No LMS industry or leader can ignore the integration of web 2.0 collaborative features in their learning management systems software. Cognizant of this fact, in 2009 Saba has introduced Saba Social; Plateau has created the Talent Gateway; and other vendors (SumTotal Systems, Cornerstone, Learn.com, Mzinga, and others) are also joining the bandwagon.
Many LMS vendors with powerful talent management products are now finding many customers willing to consider their talent management solutions as their “one-stop” solution. The top vendors like SumTotal Systems is already offering talent development suite that comprises learning management, performance management and compensation management systems.
Mobile learning management is also one of the upwards trends that can be predicted this year.
SaaS LMS continues to be on the top list for small business segments. Many vendors like Cornerstone, SumTotal Systems etc. are already offering on demand talent development solutions to target small and mid-sized businesses.