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[Panel Discussion] How to Drive Impact in Customer Education

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Rachel Martinez
Rachel Martinez on July 31, 2018

Getting a customer education program up and running is critical for delivering business impact. In fact, TSIA reports that within 90 days of training, there is a 135% increase in product usage from a trained user. With this in mind, it’s important to be strategic, and spend time on the right tasks.

Join us for a panel webinar on Tuesday, August 21st. In this webinar, experts from Nintex, Smartsheet, and Zuora, who have successfully built customer education programs at their organizations, will discuss what's helped them build programs that consistently deliver business impact.

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Topics: Webinars & Events

[Case Study] How MapR Scaled Customer Education

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Rachel Martinez
Rachel Martinez on July 27, 2018

Is your learning management system (LMS) able to support your program’s growth? Or is it a roadblock to achieving business results?

MapR Technologies is the provider of the industry’s leading data platform for AI and Analytics. Their technologies enable enterprises to inject analytics into their business processes to increase revenue, reduce costs, and mitigate risks.

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Topics: Training

3 Tips for Prioritizing Content Updates

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Damani Musgrave
Damani Musgrave on July 25, 2018

Software tools are ever improving, constantly delivering value in new ways. So, too, must training content. Just like old bread, stale content is easy to spot and turns people off. As discussed in a previous article, customer training is strongly correlated with renewal, product adoption, and feature expansion. Making thoughtful updates to your training content maximizes these benefits by ensuring your customers are consuming material that is top-quality and most relevant to their needs.  

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Topics: Training

[Webinar Recap] Learning Management Redefined: the Benefits of a Customer Training Platform

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Rachel Martinez
Rachel Martinez on July 24, 2018

Is your legacy HR training system compromising your customer training efforts? Today, companies like Cisco, Snowflake and Zuora are investing in technologies that are purpose-built for customer education. As a result, they can effectively drive product adoption, retention and customer success.

In our latest webinar with Training Industry, we sat down with customer onboarding and engagement expert, Donna Weber, to discuss the key benefits of a Customer Training Platform (CTP).

Continue reading for a few key takeaways:

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Topics: Webinars & Events

Training Tips with Tom Win, Greenhouse

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Rachel Martinez
Rachel Martinez on July 18, 2018

In this edition of our Training Tips series, we asked Tom Win from Greenhouse to share his insights about training and instructional design!

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Topics: Training, Customer Success, Training Tips

What are the Traits of a Successful Instructional Designer?

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Rachel Martinez
Rachel Martinez on July 17, 2018

In this blog series, we’re drawing on the expertise of Skilljar’s very own Customer Success team. They’ve helped countless teams launch successful customer training programs, and have some great insights to share. Stay tuned for new Q&As each month!

So far, we’ve dug into what training teams overlook when launching an LMS, traits you should look for when hiring a customer trainer, and how to surface training goals across the organization. This month, the question is:

"What are the traits of a successful instructional designer?"

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Topics: Training

What Is a Customer-Centric LMS?

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Rachel Martinez
Rachel Martinez on July 11, 2018

According to the Brandon Hall Group, only about one-third of companies are absolutely sure they will renew with their current learning management system (LMS) provider, and 38% are actively looking to replace their solution. 

If you’re surprised by this fact, consider that the LMS was originally designed for internal use cases. They were built to align with the needs of Human Resources (HR), not customer training teams.

So, what makes an LMS truly customer-centric? Continue reading to learn more:

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Topics: Training, LMS

3 Reasons to Integrate Your LMS & CRM

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Rachel Martinez
Rachel Martinez on July 10, 2018

Customer training rarely exists in a vacuum. If you want to engage the right customers at the right time, you likely need support from different teams, which need access to the same data set. How can you make this process as easy and painless as possible?  

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through three ways customer training teams can address this issue by integrating their LMS with their CRM.

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Topics: Integrations, Training

9 Examples to Inspire Your Customer Training Business Offerings

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Rachel Martinez
Rachel Martinez on July 3, 2018

Should you offer paid training? What about certifications or live training? What type of lesson pathways make sense for your audience?

If you already know how you’d answer these questions, you’re in great shape! But if you need a little extra inspiration for your training strategy, we’ve got you covered.

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Topics: Training

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