Pricing is based on usage measured in course starts matching the revenue model of most training companies.
Plans are available month to month with discounts available for longer term commitments.
Training companies have unique challenges when it comes to the management of their own online courses, and Firmwater LMS is a platform designed to meet those needs. This secure hosted learning management system is used by e-learning businesses to sell, deliver, and track courses online. Firmwater LMS supports training providers selling B2B, B2C, or both.
Firmwater’s multi-tenant portals can be configured by training companies for their own clients. Firmwater is making it possible for training providers to employ an LMS with tailored branding, settings, users, and content libraries. Courses can be loaded and delivered in minutes, with the ability to manage clients and learning content through a single interface. Thanks to a seamless integration with the e-commerce platform Shopify, users can create their own online storefronts for selling and promoting their courses. Firmwater LMS automatically fulfills online orders as they come in.
With the goal of providing training companies with a clear, easy-to-use learning management system, Firmwater LMS has become a standout solution for e-learning businesses. Firmwater LMS helps training companies manage their clients and learning content in a unified, centralized environment. Firmwater LMS is considered a white label solution, which gives users the flexibility to tailor the LMS to their needs. Firmwater LMS supports custom branding, email notifications, and completion certificates.
Firmwater LMS was built to meet the needs of small and mid-size businesses that sell training, including training providers looking to sell training online or anyone looking to transition an instructor-led training course into an online e-learning module. Each Firmwater LMS customer can have many client portals, which makes it a valuable solution for training providers looking to grow their businesses.
Because interoperability is important to businesses in the e-learning industry, Firmwater LMS has gone to great lengths to ensure its platform is SCORM compliant. SCORM is the e-learning industry standard for the interoperability of learning content. Firmwater LMS can run any SCORM-compliant e-learning course, which means learning activities can be paused and resumed by clients with ease.
The primary reason why training companies use Firmwater LMS is to sell their courses online. Firmwater LMS is integrated with Shopify, which offers a straightforward way to design online stores to deliver courses to customers. It also provides businesses with the ability to sell courses individually or in bundles. Shopify supports single seat (B2C) and multiple seat (B2B) purchase scenarios.
Choose from more than 100 professionally-designed themes when designing your online store. Even when you use a theme, Shopify still gives you total control over your website’s design. A rich marketing toolkit helps you design pages in a way that’s SEO-friendly. You can then start accepting credit cards and PayPal payments, with Firmwater LMS handling the delivery of e-learning courses automatically after ordering.
Firmwater LMS offers a way for its users to manage all of their clients through the same interface where they manage learning content. This unified interface makes it easier for instructors to setup their online courses. Users can setup new clients with their own LMS and grant access to all or part of their content libraries. Users can also make updates to learning modules in one place across all clients and courses.
Each client who signs up for your e-learning course will see his or her own learning portal with custom branding, settings, and available content. Client administrators will then be able to add participants to courses based on department, language, job title or location. From the Configuration tab, you can see how many users are in each client group and view all the clients that exist under your company.
Firmwater LMS is SCORM compliant. SCORM is the e-learning industry standard for the interoperability of learning content. Firmwater LMS can run any SCORM-compliant e-learning course. (Most general-purpose content development environments can now produce SCORM content.)
By using a platform that is SCORM compliant, you can ensure that your clients have the ability to pause and resume their learning activities at will. You will also be able to access detailed response data reports, whether you use Articulate, Captivate, Camtasia, Lectora or any other tool that can publish to SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004.
Detailed reports keep users on top of what is happening in their e-learning courses. Using the reporting feature, Firmwater LMS users are able to keep track of learner activity in real-time. Get a better understanding of how clients are interacting with your courses through Firmwater’s powerful reporting feature.
Firmwater offers over 15 different reports, including starts and completions, participant status, and activity detail reports. These all allow you to filter the report output based on location, department or job title, to help you get the report data you need. You can export reports to multiple formats for delivery, or slice and dice the data in whichever way you see fit.
Firmwater LMS integrates with the e-commerce platform Shopify. Shopify provides companies with fully featured e-commerce websites, complete with blogs, secure check outs, and international currency support.
Firmwater LMS has four pricing packages: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. These packages graduate from basic to most comprehensive. “Active user” or “course start” pricing is available, as well, depending on how a training company charges clients for its courses. Firmwater LMS is able to work with training companies to assess which packages and pricing models will work best.
Special offers are available to new customers who opt for e-commerce integration, as Firmwater LMS will discount its price to cover the cost of the Shopify subscription. Flexible commitment lengths mean users can opt for month-to-month pricing, as well as annual subscriptions (with a 25% discount).