LMS Spending Grows

Global spending on learning management systems (LMS’s) will grow at 10.4 percent to more than $1.8 billion in 2012-2013 — down from the growth rate of 14.7 percent in 2011-2012.

Summarized in a Bersin & Associates complimentary WhatWorks brief, “Learning Management Systems: Finding Your Way Through the Maze,” the findings also show that despite on-going consolidation in the market, customers find it an increasingly complex and difficult market to navigate.

“The LMS market continues to be one of the most complex and dynamic in the industry and, with over 500 providers, buyers need help more than ever before,” says Josh Bersin, chief executive officer and president. “This annual study delivers a combination of detailed data and practical wisdom that makes it the definitive guide through this market maze.”

The study found that as features commoditize and providers multiply, with growing numbers of easy-to-implement software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based systems and flexible pricing models, LMS buyers face an extensive number of available choices and differentiating providers grows harder even though basic functionality is fairly common.

Much of the overall growth of the 2012 global LMS market is coming from outside of North America and in small and midsize companies. Between 2012 and 2013, the study predicts relative growth will slow to 10.4 percent from a relative growth rate of 14.7 percent in 2011-2012.

—More info: http://www.bersin.com

Global spending on learning management systems (LMS’s) will grow at 10.4 percent to more than $1.8 billion in 2012-2013 — down from the growth rate of 14.7 percent in 2011-2012.

Summarized in a Bersin & Associates complimentary WhatWorks brief, “Learning Management Systems: Finding Your Way Through the Maze,” the findings also show that despite on-going consolidation in the market, customers find it an increasingly complex and difficult market to navigate.

“The LMS market continues to be one of the most complex and dynamic in the industry and, with over 500 providers, buyers need help more than ever before,” says Josh Bersin, chief executive officer and president. “This annual study delivers a combination of detailed data and practical wisdom that makes it the definitive guide through this market maze.”

The study found that as features commoditize and providers multiply, with growing numbers of easy-to-implement software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based systems and flexible pricing models, LMS buyers face an extensive number of available choices and differentiating providers grows harder even though basic functionality is fairly common.

Much of the overall growth of the 2012 global LMS market is coming from outside of North America and in small and midsize companies. Between 2012 and 2013, the study predicts relative growth will slow to 10.4 percent from a relative growth rate of 14.7 percent in 2011-2012.

—More info: http://www.bersin.com

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