What is Training Management Software?
And why Dante is different from other platforms on the market.
Training management software makes the day-to-day running of your business easier and faster so you can focus on increasing revenue and growth.
A quality training management system (TMS) automates repetitive admin tasks, such as scheduling, bookings and delegate management. By cutting out the manual workload of these tasks, a software management platform makes your team more productive and your business more efficient – so you can spend less time updating spreadsheets and more time winning new clients.
On the commercial side of your business, a modern TMS should also provide online bookings, invoicing and account management to help you fill more seats, maximise attendance and get paid faster.
The biggest growth barrier for training service providers is admin work filling up your team’s day, which limits the number of courses you can run and customers you can handle. A training management system cuts the manual workload to a minimum so the size of your team never bottlenecks business growth.
What makes Dante different from other training management systems?
While there are plenty of training management systems on the market these days, Dante’s platform has been optimised and refined for more than 30 years, continuously addressing the needs of training service providers.
Modern training management software is more advanced than ever but business owners constantly tell us their systems are too complex, expensive to set up and difficult to use.
Dante is designed to simplify training management so you can maximise growth by building a more productive business. We’ve worked tirelessly over the past three decades to optimise our system to include all of the features you need to manage courses without adding unnecessary complications. We set up and customise our platform to meet your business needs and integrate with your current software, enabling you to achieve more with your existing resources.
Easy Course Management
Create new courses in minutes and manage every stage of delivery from the same platform. Assign personnel, schedule dates and keep track of bookings to ensure attendance rates are high enough on every course.
With Dante, you can schedule courses for up to one year in advance, without the risk of double bookings, thanks to real-time availability data for venues, instructors and other resources at your fingertips.
Instant Data Access
Dante turns your business data into an asset by giving you a 360° view of performance and instant access to all of the information you need.
Manage resources without the fear of schedule conflicts or overbookings, assign the best personnel to each course and track revenue performance across your entire business.
All of your data is stored in a secure location, including delegate profiles and communications with delegates, coordinators and customers – all of which can be accessed remotely anytime, anywhere, from any electronic device.
Customisable Templates & Pricing
Place your company’s branding on emails, invoices, booking confirmations and all of your documentation using Dante’s customisable templates.
Design your own templates from scratch or get our support team to help you create a set of templates that you can use time and again with the same level of professionalism and consistency.
You can also set bespoke prices for different clients by providing exclusive discounts on particular courses.
Automatically charge delegates a cancellation fee or give them the option to transfer to another course in the event of cancellations.
Our system notifies coordinators and managers about cancellations, as soon as they occur, to prevent any unwelcome surprises while giving you as much time as possible to reassign personnel.
If someone mistakenly attends your course, you can configure replacements in the system without issue.
Complete Website Integration
Dante is fully customisable and ready to integrate seamlessly with your website.
You can take bookings, accept payments and drive business growth through your website by optimising course pages to generate traffic and converting them into paid bookings.
Our team works with your web developers to fully integrate the system into your existing website or we can build a new fully-integrated website for you, entirely from scratch.
Dante is the only training management system that moulds to fit your business.
We configure our software to meet the unique needs of your company. This includes customised automation workflows, custom fields to include all of your data and reports for tracking bookings, attendance, revenue and every performance metric that matters to your business.
Our team ensures the system is set up to meet your needs from day one and provides ongoing support to help you drive continued growth.
Dante takes the complexity out of course management so you can grow your business by running more courses, winning more customers and maximising the use of every available resource.
Who needs a training management system?
Dante’s training management software is designed for any organisation that provides training services, including:
- Commercial training companies
- Training departments for corporations
- Extended enterprises that train clients, dealers, partners, and more.
Ultimately, team members who use the software on a daily basis will gain the most value from it. These typically include training managers and administrators, sales personnel, human resource staff and anyone involved in the organisation or sale of training courses.
The purpose of a training management system is to simplify processes and automate tasks so your team members can spent less time updating details or copy and pasting information.
Whether your training organisation handles hundreds or thousands of trainees annually, Dante maximises the productivity of your business so you can achieve more with the same resources.
3 things to consider when choosing a training managing system
Implementing a training management system into your business is a significant investment so you want to get this right the first time. This is why we work closely with every customer to ensure our system is implemented to suit the needs of their company.
Here are the three key factors to consider when choosing a TMS:
Identify your goals
Before choosing a TMS for your company, make sure you have a clear understanding of your goals.
For example, are you looking to reduce the amount of manual admin work, improve communication efficiency or increase course completion rates?
Perhaps your existing platform is too complex or lacks features you need to take your business to the next level.
Whatever your objectives are, make sure you pick a solution that satisfies those needs.
Set a timeline with milestones
With all the research, testing, and negotiation involved, it can take months to find the right training management system for your business. During this time, it’s easy to lose sight of what your goals are – especially when you’ve got sales teams telling you what you need.
Set a timeline with fixed milestones to ensure your targets are met throughout the implementation stage and beyond. Common milestones include implementation dates, completion deadlines and evaluating results on a monthly or quarterly basis.
Choose the right plan
Most TMS providers sell their platform across complex plans and pricing models. This is why it’s so important to understand what you need from a training management system – so you can choose the right product and the right plan.
To make life easier, we run a simple pricing model of two scalable plans for businesses at different stages of growth – no complex pricing or hidden fees.