New research estimates that global spending on the learning management system (LMS) market 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.
The Bersin & Associates 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.
>> Slower market growth and the commoditization of
>> None of more than 500 providers worldwide has greater than 9% market share,so buyers may find the right solution in their own backyards.
>> Nearly half of large organizations are purchasing social platforms at the departmental level to learn about them and to test their effectiveness.These social capabilities are not yet integrated into mainstream platforms.
— More info:The full Bersin & Associates report,“Learning Management Systems 2013:The Definitive Buyer’s Guide to the Global Market for Learning Management Solutions,”is available at www.bersin.com/Practice/Detail.aspx?docid=15858&mode=search&p=Learning-@-Development
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