In this issue of our ongoing LMS Basics series, we’re going to take a little dip into the alphabet soup of the learning technology world by exploring what a SaaS LMS is. That’s a software as a service learning management system for those of you who still use words to communicate and think.
If you’d like to know what a SaaS LMS is or what some of the advantages are, read on.
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The phrase “software as a service” really implies two things:
Other phrases that are sometimes used to describe this same idea of SaaS include:
By the way, it seems to be most common to pronounce SaaS as a word, much like the word “sassy” minus the final “y.” Folks don’t seem to pronounce the four letters S-A-A-S as individual when talking about SaaS. If you wondered about this, now you know 🙂
A learning management system is a software application that helps you manage your training & learning needs at work. This includes but is not limited to:
To learn even more, read our What Is an LMS? article.
So, putting these two ideas together, what you’ve got is a software application to help you manage and administer your workplace training needs (the LMS) that’s hosted on the internet and that you pay for through a subscription licensing agreement (SaaS).
Not too complicated, right?
Read more about this idea at our What Is a Cloud-Based LMS? article.
We’ll refer you to our What Is a Cloud-Based LMS? article for a more in-depth look at this question, but here are just a few significant advantages or benefits to getting your learning management system through the software as a service business model:
Does it seem like a SaaS LMS might be the right answer for your workforce training problems? If so, let us know if you’re got more questions or want to try one out.
We hope you enjoyed and benefited from this brief introduction to software as a service learning management systems, or SaaS LMS. Before you move on, feel free to download the free LMS Buyer’s Guide, below.
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