Do you have an e-learning problem? Then ask our experts to find a solution.E-mail it to the address at the bottom of the page Q What are the advantages of linking my Learning Management System (LMS)into an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system? And what difficulties mightI face? A Linking enterprise applications such as an ERP system into an LMS,has many advantages for the organisation and its learners, the most importantbeing an enterprise-wide view of the organisation’s people and their skillsets. This kind of approach to skills management is generally referred to asEnterprise Talent Management (ETM), and can include linking learning (via anLMS) to other core enterprise systems, such as an ERP system, CustomerRelationship Management (CRM) system and a Supply Chain Management (SCM)system. Each system is now becoming an essential component of a single,integrated enterprise – the talent management system. There are currently many good individual products in the areas of skillsassessment, content management and education delivery. However, there are fewtools that support a cohesive view of these overlapping areas. Both HR and enterprise education managers need to see how an ETM solutioncan integrate the many HR functions. There are at least five challenges most organisations must address to adopteffective ETM programmes. Getting to grips with these challenges and the waysto overcome them can help HR practitioners understand how to move from a fragmentedapproach to an integrated ETM system. – Make sure the ETM solution is appropriate for your business – Balance the relationship between the cost incurred and value generated – Solutions fail if they are implemented inaccurately – Avoid building islands of learning content and skills data – The educational content must be relevant to the audience – a moduledesigned for use in London, for example, may be totally inappropriate for staffin Singapore. Response provided by Chris James, senior director of education consultingservices, Sun Microsystems www.sun.com Comments are closed. Professional dilemmasOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.