Recommended E-Training Low-Cost System For Mid-Size Business?
Looking to develop an E-Learning System to train sales people that sell a product that also involves home installation. Currently the company only puts new reps through a 2-week training course and leaves them with virtually no reference materials such as a product & installation reference manual, sales scripts/tips, online knowledge base, discussion forums. We want to start it out as mainly a system for mentoring new sales people so good interactivity between mentor(teacher) and trainee is important. Testing isn't something that is really a requirement. It would be super if there was also the ability to create learning wizards where the trainee could answer a series of questions that describe the particular sales+install situation they are dealing with and the system can then pull up one or more relevant knowledgebase articles or other reference materials.
It's a pretty small business with very limited budget. This essentially would start out as a proof of concept to demonstrate to management to get more buy in and resources to develop further.
So essentially looking for something well suited to this application (eMentoring/eTraining for sales reps) that is either community/open source no-cost (we do have a guru web app developers available) or, a very flexible/configurable full-featured industry-leading solution that isn't expensive. I would think in the first 6-months we might have 4 or 5 "trainees" and one mentor. So if it's a user based fee, probably want something that is less than $25/user or not over $100 a month.