What is training resource management for partner training?

Whether you are training your distributors, dealers, agents, or resellers, partner education is at the core of your success. The more educated your partners and resellers are, the happier, more profitable, and more successful they’ll be with your products and services. With an effective channel partner training program, you’ll drive more business and better serve your partners and distributors.

You may use a great LMS for your learners and eLearning for your partner training programs. But, how are you managing your instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training activity? You deserve more than spreadsheets, calendar systems, and other disconnected systems to manage your ILT and vILT back-office. There’s a much easier, more efficient way.

Automate and optimize your classroom and virtual training operations with a training management system that is designed with your partner training initiatives in mind: Conflict-free course scheduling and calendar management, resource and task management, instructor collaboration, sales cycle management, reporting, and more. With seamless integration for your LMS, website, and other business-critical technologies, our training management system allows you to streamline all of your daily partner training operations and activity in one powerful system. Spend less time on back-office activity, and gain more time for training activities such as helping your partners and distributors to better position, market, and sell your products and services, ultimately driving profit and growing your business.

The best-in-class Training Management System for partner training

How do you get your sales team, distributors, and partners all up to speed on your new product or service launch in the most efficient and timely way? Partner training software. You need the right tools and solutions to ensure the success of your partner education programs and turn your partners into true profit drivers. As a complement to your LMS, Training Orchestra’s award-winning Training Management System for partner training helps your business:

  1. Utilize your instructors and subject matter experts (SMEs) to the best of their ability
  2. Reduce scheduling errors by streamlining and automating course scheduling and resource use in one simplified system
  3. Gain more control over your resources by easily monitoring and forecasting resource and equipment needs in one place
  4. Better communicate with your partners and teams on all tasks for your extended enterprise training
  5. Give your partners more visibility into your training catalog and collaborate in real-time with a dedicated B2B partner portal

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Training Management System features for your partner education activities

Centralize and integrate your entire training process and collaborate effortlessly with your partners and sales team on face-to-face and virtual training operations—all while managing numerous locations, languages, and currencies with ease. How? By employing these 8 essential training management system features for training your partners, distributors, and resellers:

  1. Partner training scheduling and resource management

    Gain more control over your resources and avoid gaps in your training plan by scheduling instructors, equipment, rooms, and more with both high-level and granular views for efficient resource management.

  2. Intuitive course scheduling

    Say goodbye to scheduling conflicts and errors with an easy drag and drop Training Scheduling System to manage your sessions, instructors, and resources all in one place.

  3. Automated back-office administration 

    Operational and repetitive administrative tasks are a thing of the past. Ease communication and collaborate on back-office tasks such as the production of documents and the sending of invitations in one shared system, so you can focus on what matters most in your training program.

  4. Instructor engagement portal 

    Use this external-facing Instructor Engagement Portal to detect and engage the most qualified instructors and subject matter experts (SMEs) for each training session.

  5. Sales and profitability monitoring

    Oversee courses, track partner history, and synchronize with your existing CRM to better analyze your data and improve financial forecasting and performance.

  6. Real-time KPIs and unified business analytics 

    Better understand your partner training data by continuously monitoring your analytics and KPIs in a unified database.

  7. Partner success portal

    Give your partners the ability to order and track their open or closed training sessions in a dedicated B2B partner portal, so you can gain back time, increase sales, and maintain a seamless buying experience for your partners, resellers, and distributors.

  8. Personalized reports

    Automate your partner training reports by scheduling your own customized reporting data in an easy, drag-and-drop training reporting system.

For the full list of training management system features for partner training, download the
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Partner training software FAQs

1. What is the difference between Training Orchestra’s Training Management System (TMS) and a Learning Management System (LMS)?

Simply put, the Learning Management System (LMS) focuses on the eLearning and the learner, whereas Training Orchestra’s Training Management System (TMS) complements the LMS, focusing on back-office operations and logistics for your face-to-face and virtual training. Find out more about a TMS vs. LMS in our blog: Training Management System and Learning Management System Differences.

2. What is the best LMS?

There are hundreds of Learning Management Systems out there today, but only a few are specifically designed for partner training. Our training management system is designed to help you manage your extended enterprise and partner training, and we have robust experience with top-notch LMS providers that specialize in partner training as well. We’re happy to help provide the expertise and experience that you need.

3. Can I manage both classroom and virtual training courses with Training Orchestra?

Yes, our Training Management System is the best-in-class software for automating and optimizing both in-person and virtual partner training activity. Learn how ILT and vILT learning experiences are helping organizations meet today’s demands, and how to better manage ILT and vILT with a Training Management System.

4. What is partner training?

Definition: Partner training is the practice of continually educating and training your partners and distributors to better position, market, and sell your product or service—ultimately leading to increased profits. Training Orchestra automates your instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training operations so you can spend less time on back-office tasks and more time serving your partners, resellers, and distributors.

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Why Training Orchestra for Partner Training Management?

 

Flexible and global support

With a worldwide team, we bring 24/7 support and flexibility to adapt our training management software to your needs and goals thanks to our highly competent project managers

Constant innovation

Innovation is simply part of our DNA. Our R&D teams continuously work on new changes that are integrated natively into our solutions to match your needs

Established Partner Training Software

Our established training management solution leverages best practices from over 600 customers, including some of the world leading companies in their field who are training their partners and extended enterprise

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