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What’s in a report?

November 28, 2017



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Anyone working in HR or Learning & Development knows that a lot goes into reports. Often it is how Learning & Development programs justify their existence, their cost and importantly their effectiveness.

The role the information these reports produce is changing and growing in importance. Today, “Analytics is no longer about finding interesting information and flagging it for managers. Now, data is being used to understand every part of a business operation, and analytical tools are being embedded into day-to-day decision making.”

But are the systems you are working with, or in, able to deliver on this? How many times have you wondered why specific functions are not a basic component of either the learning management or human capital management system you toil in on a daily basis?

We wondered about this too.

It’s why when we were looking at ways to enhance our solution, we made sure to address specific areas.

Our SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite updates, which are now generally available, give users and managers some great new reporting tools.

Want to know the number of courses taken by learners?

Now you can. With integrated enhancements, both learners and managers can now track what Skillsoft courses are taken in Skillsoft, advanced learning structures and the Skillsoft Learning App.

Want to limit the number of attempts on a particular learning activity?

Yeah, now you can do that too. In fact, now administrators can set expectations for both the minimum and the maximum number of attempts that can be made on learning activities. Additionally, we’ve also made it easier to manage when either the learning activity expires or the leaner leaves.

Wondering if there is a way to demonstrate program impact?

Absolutely. To support this, we now offer over 40 pre-built KPT measures, delivered either in the dashboards – and now you can also create your own our use one from the three pre-built, or on the domain.

And everything is now mobile.

We know employees feel more productive and engaged when they have workplace mobility. In addition to our extensive learning and performance capabilities available on your mobile device, you can now also access reporting dashboards that are enabled with filtering and exporting capabilities, plus real-time markup and sharing capabilities from your smartphone.

I’m pretty excited about what these additions will mean for you. I’d love to hear some feedback or some suggestions as to what other ways we can make data work for you.

Find out more and see the updates in actions by requesting a demo.

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