Is training an integrated part of an ERP system?
By Anders Northeved on Dec 13, 2010
The other day I had a discussion with a person from a company that was looking into adding a Learning Management System (LMS) to their existing ERP system.
This person had heard of all the integration points between an ERP system and a LMS, but didn’t really see the value.
I mentioned the “classic” integration points of personal data from the HR system being used in the LMS and the training history and newly acquired competences being sent back to the HR system.
When I got home I thought: “How many integration points are there really?”
I made up a list and got surprised by the number.
So if someone tells you there are not that many interactions between a LMS and an ERP system, show him this list of interactions between Oracle Learning Management and the other modules in the Oracle eBusiness Suite:
- Personal data from HR to LMS
- Organization structure from HR to LMS
- Pre-recruitment training from LMS to Recruitment
- Tests from LMS to Recruitment
- Courses taken by paying customers from LMS to Accounts Receivables
- Courses taken from LMS to Management Intelligence
- Courses offered from LMS to Management Intelligence
- Training history from LMS to Appraisals
- Learning path from Appraisal to LMS
- Cost transfer from LMS to Financials
- Orders from Order Management to LMS
- Content from Intranet to LMS
- Approvals from the Workflow engine to LMS
- Notifications from LMS to Workflow engine
- Competences between Competency Management and LMS
- Training history between Competency Management and LMS
…and I have probably forgotten some on this list
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