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Employee Training Has Never Been Easier — Review Inquisiq r3 LMS

by Stephanie Watson
Published on 21 December 2012

As a business owner, you understand the importance of making sure that each and every one of your employees are working the way you need them to be working.

You know how things should be done and want everyone doing things the same way. Training can be a big issue when things are changing all the time to keep up with technology and the times.

Virtual, online training enables you to make sure everyone is on the same page and keeps things going the way you want them to go. Whether you do training as a product, or training for your employees Inquisiq, an award winning learning management system (LMS) has an answer. Today we review Inquisiq r3 LMS.

The Hallmarks of Inquisiq

According to the creators of Inquisiq, their LMS includes features not often found in smaller systems, but without the unneeded bloated features that make LMS so expensive.

The highlights of Inquisiq are:

  • Smart feature set that combines sophisticated capabilities with ease-of-use
  • A well-designed, intuitive user interface
  • Powerful automation and reporting features
  • Low pricing that, combined with powerful capabilities, makes it a very high value.
  • Multiple pricing models to accommodate a variety of different customers' needs (Installed Solution, SaaS User-based, & SaaS Enrollment-based)
  • Special feature set designed for external training

Let's have a look and see if this is true.

Have Everyone Trained On New Equipment and Procedures

Whether you are getting new cash registers, upgraded software or need to change the way something is being done, having everyone trained can take a lot of time. You will probably have to do the training at least 4 times to make sure everyone has a chance to attend. If you can prepare the lessons and have everyone your employees access them online, everyone can receive the training in just a few days but you did not have to do it more than once. You can give everyone the access data and tell them they have two or three days to complete the lesson. You will receive reports on who has registered and taken the lesson so you know who has not.

The Ideal Way for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses to Train New Employees

Imagine how much time and trouble you would save yourself or your managers if all new employees received their training online. You could even have a room set up where they can come and do the training. This would give them access to a supervisor if they needed help. Everyone would be trained the same way regardless of who was doing the training and nothing would be left out accidentally. You have time to go over the modules to make sure it is complete and accurate before making it live for employees.

In addition, if you simply want to offer courses as part of your business model, whether you're a coach, or an organization, this LMS makes it simple to do. They created Inquisiq out of the growing need of their customers. They saw that their customers were using expensive, bloated, and hard to use systems. They wanted to build a friendlier LMS that didn't need as many features. Yet, they included the most important features for small to medium sized businesses or content resellers to use.

When Everyone Does Things The Same, Business Increases

No matter what kind of business you run, doing things the same way every time is the best way to ensure repeat business. You may have a service business or you may have a product related business, either way, it is important that the customers receive the same quality of service from your employees. Everyone should be able to answer a question with the same response so the customers are not confused. Good, solid training is the key to making sure everyone is working the same way.

Additionally, if you're a training organization, or a company that sells training, this system will make it simple for you to get your training in the hands of others right from your website. With over 1,000,000 users, they listen to feedback and try to make their software better.

The Basics: What Does it Look Like?

When it comes to the training lessons, how they look will be up to you. You can choose to have a PowerPoint slide-show, embedded videos, or anything else you want. The interface is easy to use and you will be creating your lessons in no time. The log-in page ensures that each employee has their own user data.

Administrator View - Familiar view for most web savvy people and easy to figure out what to do next.

Course Catalog View - If you have multiple courses it's easy for your students or employees to see what you have available.

Create Training for Your Business or Sell Training Modules

Create training for your employees or create training modules to sell to other companies. You are given reports to be aware of who has seen the training, and how much time they spent on it. You decide who gets access to each module. If you are selling your training, the system has built-in e Commerce capabilities. The built-in e Commerce capabilities is exciting. If you sell coaching, or any type of lesson at all, even if you have no employees this is a valuable component to add to your offerings.

Will it Fit Your Budget?

You have the option of purchasing the Inquisiq r3 software in two ways. First is the all-inclusive Cloud hosted software as a service (SaaS) solution which starts at $99/month. In this typical SaaS model, you pay each month based on your total user count, and you can cancel at any time.

If you have a larger user population, you can also purchase the unlimited user perpetual license, and either install it on a dedicated Web server, or lease a virtual dedicated server in their Cloud. As we found out, the cost of Inquisiq r3 is a lot less than other more bloated offerings in the LMS market.

Is it For You?

If you are in need of corporate training for your employees or would like to find a platform to create and sell your training, try a free demo of Inquisiq r3. You would be hard put to find another system that offers you as much flexibility and all the options and reporting as this program. As a company that lives and breaths eLearning, you cannot do better than Inquisiq.

Ratings: ease of use 5/5, features 5/5, value 4/5 and ease of deployment 4/5


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