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Global Corporate LMS Market Expected to Grow to USD 7.12 Billion by 2023

By Cait Etherington
May 14, 2018

A new study suggests that the corporate LMS market will grow from 2.06 to 7.12 billion between 2018 and 2023. Elements fueling the increase range from ongoing innovation in eLearning tools to increasing mobility to the growing demand for continuous learning. The study was released by Research and Markets earlier this week and is based on interviews with chief executive officers (CEOs), marketing directors, innovation and technology directors, and executives from a wide range of key organizations in the corporate LMS market

Blended Learning Among the Factors Driving Upsurge

As emphasized in a press release issued with the report’s launch, a key factor driving the corporate LMS market’s upsurge is the move to blended learning. This may come as a surprise since blended learning is more often associated with higher education than the training sector, but in fact, blended learning is also growing in the workplace.   

Reskilling is the New Normal

In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, there are some sectors that seem primed for greater disruption than others. Somewhat surprisingly, the media, entertainment and information sectors will experience the most stability in skill sets. By contrast, massive disruptions are expected in the transportation and financial sectors between now and 2020. As a result, all workers will need to start reselling at a rapid pace, and this factor alone is expected to play a major role in the massive growth of the global corporate LMS market over the next five years.

The Asia Pacific Corporate LMS Market is Growing

A number of factors are expected to lead to specific corporate LMS growth in the Asian Pacific region over the next five years. Most notably, there is growing pressure among Asian Pacific companies to report a higher return on investment for talent development. To do this, it is critical to have the right tools on hand to assess employees’ learning requirements, develop and deliver targeted training programs, and obtain quantifiable data to asses the success of such programs. Despite projections of major growth in the Asian Pacific region, however, Research and Markets’ report on the corporate LMS market notes that North America still has the largest market hold in the global corporate LMS market. 

While there is no doubt that the LMS market is also growing in the K-12 and higher education markets, with growing pressure on both employees and organizations to invest in reskilling, the corporate LMS market certainly seems bound to grow over the coming five years. It is too early to predict whether this upsurge will be dominated by existing heavyweights like Skillsoft, which already has a global presence, or also see the arrival of new players on the global corporate LMS market. What’s clear is that the need and demand for effective corporate LMS products appears bound to increase, creating a potential opening for LMS companies looking to scale up at this time.