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New report looks at low-cost learning management systems

A recent informal survey showed that greater than 80 percent of all companies looking to purchase a learning management system have a budget of less than $100,000.

According to, pricing for some systems has been identified to be as high as $234,150 for 500 learners. The survey identifies and provides analyst commentary on 17 systems that cost as little as $8,980 for that same 500 learners.

"Purchasing an LMS can be a daunting proposition," says Brandon Hall, Ph.D., lead researcher and CEO of "It's easy to get overwhelmed by the many choices in the marketplace. By doing a little homework and focusing only on real business needs, an organisation can save a tremendous amount of money and still get a surprising amount of functionality."

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The report, "Low-Cost Learning Management Systems: 17 Products for Limited Budgets", is available online at

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