Four benefits of integrating your HRMS with an LMS

A Learning Management System or LMS offers a convenient way to deliver and track learning activities, promote career development and ensure regulatory compliance. If you want to get even more out of your LMS, consider integration with your HRMS. Here are four benefits that you will receive when you integrate your HRMS with an LMS.

1. It enhances career development and planning

An HRMS and an LMS both have important pieces of data that contribute to the total picture of an employee’s career progression. If your systems are not linked the data is more difficult to analyze; this often involves a lot of work, so only certain employees receive this attention.

When your systems are integrated data flows back and forth to provide an up to date profile. If you are pushing out training to new managers, your LMS will be able to perform that function more tactically if it’s receiving job data nightly from your HRMS.

2. It reduces administrative tasks

Many companies recognize the power of having an LMS but maintenance efforts can become cumbersome if your systems are not linked. Department and organizational structure data can be an effort to maintain in your core HRMS.

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If you’re not integrating and instead relying on dual entry you’re wasting man hours on unnecessary tasks and may experience mistakes. Employee transactions such as new hires, onboarding or position changes can start to add up if you’re keying everything twice. An effective integration that is run daily will increase your productivity in this area.  

3. It helps with data mining efforts

The more that you can integrate your HRMS and LMS the greater the benefits will be for data mining activities. Patterns that appear in data can help to tell a story and provide insight. What key data elements do your top performers demonstrate? Are there patterns that can be replicated for more junior team members? When you integrate your systems it provides more opportunity to review data and take action.  

4. It delivers a more professional user experience

Integrated systems that share data are better for employees and managers. No one wants to have to remember various user ids and passwords for multiple systems. At a basic level, if an employee gets married and changes to a new name, that transaction should flow to the LMS. Employees will question the value of systems when their data seems old and requires manual intervention to maintain. Integrated systems provide more employee satisfaction and encourage the view that these systems are important.

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Heather Batyski

About the author…

Heather is an experienced HRMS analyst, consultant and manager. Having worked for companies such as Deloitte, Franklin Templeton and Oracle, Heather has first-hand experience of many HRMS solutions including Peoplesoft and Workday.

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Heather Batyski