News: Torch LMS Wins 2015 Technology Awards

Torch LMS won two Brandon Hall Awards for Excellence in Technology for 2015! The Best Advance in Learning Management Technology (Silver Award) and Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training (Bronze Award). Torch LMS also won two Brandon Hall Awards in 2014 and one in 2013. Congrats to the great team that has […]

LMS Software: Watch Out for LMS Featuritis

“Featuritis” is when a software product becomes too overwhelming to users, and crosses from easy to use and powerful to a frustrating level of feature fatigue (see image below). It takes an incredible amount of discipline and long-term planning for software development teams to avoid this common stage in a product’s development. The irony is that it […]

Learning Management Systems: LMS Implementation – A Better Way

We hear two major concerns from prospective customers in regard to LMS implementations. First, “How long will it take?” Second, “Do you integrate with other systems?” What we hear over and over is that other providers have major issues in these two areas. We don’t. Our average implementation is about 3-6 weeks. Most of our customers […]

Small Business LMS: Talent Management Suite vs. Best-in-Class LMS

Talent Management Suite vs. Best-in-Class Learning Management System Our strategy is simple: We belief that people should have choices and get the best possible solution for their needs. If something changes, they can look at alternatives and make a change. When organizations adopt a single suite of solutions—the Swiss Army Knife approach—from a single provider, it […]

Training Tools: Book Review – The Chief Learning Officer

A number of years ago, I read an excellent book that is a great blueprint for leaders of training & development departments. I have enjoyed a number of books by the co-authors, Jack Phillips, who writes a lot about measuring the return on investment (ROI) for learning and development. The book, The Chief Learning Officer: […]

Learning Management Systems: The Value of a Modern Learning Management System

When I attend trade shows and ask people how they like their legacy LMS, I usually get rolling eyeballs, followed by a sigh and an emphatic, “no at all.” The research on satisfaction levels certainly confirmed this general attitude about the market leaders. There are dozens of out-dated, legacy learning management system (LMS) and talent management […]

Leadership Development: Leadership Development Models

Businesses need leadership programs more than ever. As the Baby Boomer generation begins to exit the workforce, the next generation of leaders need to be developed to take on new leadership responsibilities. There are thousands of books on leadership. It can be daunting to identify a leadership development model that works for your organization. From […]

Training & Development: One of the Best Investments Your Company Will Make

By Jake White, CPLP – Torch LMS Many industries are facing a unique blend of human capital challenges. These challenges include attracting skilled talent to the industry, retaining and engaging top performers, and ensuring that their people have the skills required to make the business successful. Most industries also face challenges in preparing the next generation of […]

News: Torch LMS Wins Big in 2014!

We are excited to announce that Torch LMS won three awards this month! First we won the Gold Award in “Best Advance in Learning Management Technology.” This award is based on our Torch Enterprise Product, to be released in February. This enterprise-grade LMS is powerful, yet extremely easy to use and highly intuitive. It is an […]

Cloud Based LMS: The Cloud is More Secure

Software as a Service (SaaS) is still relatively new for many organizations. One of the concerns that frequently comes up for potential buyers of SaaS or “cloud” products is the issue of security. Earlier this week, I hear a guy from Deloitte speak about SaaS. One of the points he addressed was security. He said virtually […]