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LMS Roadmap series kick off: what we've been doing for your LMS

9/22/2016 - Posted by Staff Writer

Welcome to the kickoff of our new monthly series, LMS Roadmap, by Latitude CG's senior principal, Tom Merritt. Merritt oversee our learning management system's (LMS's) Research & Development department. 

This has been a year of growth for our organization and our LMS. We have updated our technology platform, enhanced the functionality of the system and embraced a direction to enhance the system for a broad spectrum of industries. Earlier this year we upgraded our technology platform to SQL Server 2014 and .NET 4.6.1. This improved system performance in some areas by approximately 50% and helped us take our first major step towards significant functionality enhancements.

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Now Available: Franchise Newsletter, November Edition

9/20/2016 - Posted by Janay Burch

Latitude has been hard at work to produce this month's one-stop syndicated franchise news platform for professionals in the franchise space, or any similar partner (agent, broker, reseller) industry. Click here for the latest edition with featuring headlines:



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Five basic franchise questions and their answers

9/19/2016 - Posted by Staff Writer

The following article is authored by Guest Blogger, John Hayes.

From my franchise seminars, and from mail sent to me via my website, here are five of the most frequently asked basic franchise questions, and their answers.



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Latitude Learning remains in the Top 20 Most Popular LMS

9/15/2016 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Capterra's Most Popular LMS Software maintains Latitude Learning at a 13 rank

In a recently-released Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software infographic, Latitude Learning remains a ranking of 13. Capterra provides these rankings to help buyers make a successful buying decision. Capterra is a leading source for independent software research and information. The company maintains a directory of software vendors in more than 350 distinctive categories. Capterra compiles its annual list by evaluating a number of key factors including number of customers, total active users, customer reviews and social media presence to help buyers make an informed decision.

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The Pizza Press serves up a custom training experience

9/13/2016 - Posted by Brandon May

The Pizza Press is a restaurant enterprise headquartered in Anaheim, California that provides customers with customized pizza creations as well as old pizza classics. A unique item featured on the restaurant’s menu includes the “Publish Your Own,” which allows guests to create their own pizza from the restaurant’s full line of sauces, toppings, and crust options. Currently, there are numerous franchise opportunities available across the country.

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LMS Mobile Site - Streamlined for training on the go

9/8/2016 - Posted by Latitude Learning Team

The Latitude LMS now includes a mobile friendly view targeted primarily toward the student user. When a user accesses the LMS from a mobile device, they will see a simplified and easy-to-use interface. Mobile views are available for all portals without any extra configuration required of the Portal Administrator. We have worked to streamline the student interface and navigation to its most essential elements. Users are able to Log in, Search Courses, view Home page, My Details information, and training History.

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Latitude Learning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.71433)

9/8/2016 - Posted by Sarah Robinson

Read about updates to user management tools, message customization options, and reports.

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Franchise Source Brands International Helps Brands Get to the Next Level

9/6/2016 - Posted by Brandon May

Terry Powell is the multi-brand franchisor and founder of Franchise Source Brands International (FSBI), a network of franchises and a national leader in franchisee coaching. The company started in 1983 and began franchising in 1999, and since then it has worked with hundreds of franchise companies to help them award the right franchises to the best people. In addition, the company’s primary foundation--Entrepreneur’s Source--is currently the prime franchise and business ownership coaching organization in North America.

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Rita's Italian Ice Offers A "Cool" And Thorough Training Program

8/30/2016 - Posted by Alison Huff

Rita’s Italian Ice first opened its doors in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, in 1984. As a way to supplement his household income, former Philadelphia firefighter Bob Tumolo decided to start selling Italian Ice through a porch window and named the business after his beloved wife, Rita. Since then, Rita’s Italian Ice has gone on to become one of the most well-known Italian Ice shops in the United States, with 625 units currently in operation around the world. Victoria Coia, Rita’s Franchise Development Manager, has been with Rita’s Italian Ice for 11 years and shared their franchise training practices with us.

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LMS ENHANCEMENT: Track Meeting Attendance

8/23/2016 - Posted by Latitude Learning Team

Check out our new Process Roster tool!

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Latitude Learning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.71251)

8/23/2016 - Posted by Latitude Learning Team

Includes bug fixes for Majors, Locations, User Groups and more.

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CorpNet Creates a Solid Foundation for New Business

8/23/2016 - Posted by Meredith Kay

Many entrepreneurs startup a new business venture full of excitement and enthusiasm, ready to jump in and work hard to make their dream a reality. However, all of the enthusiasm in the world cannot create success without a solid plan and strong foundation to build from. There are so many variables to think about, and so many unexpected situations that may arise, that we often don’t know what we don’t know.

It is very important, at the planning stage for a new business, for an owner to outline the strategies, and create back up plans, for the different challenges that a new business may face, and although nobody can ever anticipate every situation that might jeopardize the success of a new venture, having a solid foundation in place will help an owner to tackle these challenges when they do arise. It was the desire to help entrepreneurs navigate the waters of starting a new business, that prompted Nellie and Phil Akalp to create CorpNet.

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Latitude Learning allows users to get more out of their learning experience

8/22/2016 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Latitude Learning, the cloud-based LMS provider built for partner training, was mentioned as an LMS that allows users to collect data and analyze their progress of learning

Latitude Learning was mentioned in "Academic and corporate LMS market in the US to grow at the CAGR of 23.32% forecast to 2020 scrutinizes in new research" by WhaTech Channel

The report states that the use of analytics will be a key component in the drive for the LMS market. 

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Latitude Learning ranks 4.5/5.0 overall for Learning Management Systems

8/16/2016 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Based on Capterra customer reviews, Latitude Learning ranked 4.5 out of 5.0 for Learning Management Systems. 

 

Latitude Learning's LMS provides organizations the means to increase revenue, sell more, reduce warranty expenses, reduce training costs through blended learning and increase brand awareness. 



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Chronic Tacos: A Leader In Restaurant Franchisee Training

8/9/2016 - Posted by Brandon May

The training process for Chronic Tacos’ franchisees is a rigorous and highly organized six- to eight-week program. Chronic Tacos believes in a tailored approach for training franchisees so that each employee, whether it be managers or cooks, can receive individualized attention for the specific needs. Wyner commented, “There’s the management level where we’ll go over the management style, and then there’s the cooks and the front of the line, so it’s different levels. It’s a tailored training program.”


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Latitude Learning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.71084)

8/8/2016 - Posted by Sarah Robinson

Updated the Location Administrator Role to include “Courses” in its standard LMS navigation menu, allowing such users to more effectively Search Courses, Search Offerings, and view Training Calendar. Also resolved issues with Search Users, Add Position, and Classroom Offering set up.


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Camp Bow Wow's Comprehensive Training Approach Provides Excellent Care For Dogs And Encourages Franchisee Success

8/2/2016 - Posted by Alison Huff

Camp Bow Wow operates as a daycare and overnight camp for dogs, a place where dog owners can confidently leave their beloved "fur babies" behind, content in the knowledge that not only will their dogs be cared for during their stay, but they'll have a truly enjoyable experience in the process. With a motto that proudly states, "Happy Healthy Pets, Happy Healthy People," Camp Bow Wow has experienced an incredible amount of growth in a relatively short amount of time, an overwhelming success that's due in no small part to its franchise training practices.

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Latitude Learning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.70962)

8/1/2016 - Posted by Sarah Robinson

Check out three new product enhancements! Two Factor Authentication (2FA): Full Release and the partial release of Browse Courses by Topic . For those using our Certification or Curriculum tool sets, there's also a new Automate Interests From Goals option.

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Enable Two Factor Authentication for Ease of Access

7/28/2016 - Posted by Sarah Robinson

Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is a new method for LMS account access, enabling users to efficiently and securely restore forgotten login credentials without administrative intervention. This is an optional feature that can be enabled and disabled by an LMS portal administrator on the Site Management => LMS Information page. 

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Beef Jerky Outlet: training that is adaptable to the different types of owners is vital to the success of the franchisee

7/26/2016 - Posted by Meredith Kay

When you find a product that appeals to a mass market, and develop a strategy to get it into the hands of the consumer, while creating an enjoyable experience as well, then you’ll have the recipe to create a fantastic franchise opportunity. Sometimes the simplest concepts work the best, and Paul Lyons, President and Co-Founder of Beef Jerky Outlet, is currently working to perfect his unique franchising recipe with one of the hottest new franchise companies in the country. Beef Jerky Outlet opened its first store in 2010, and today there are 69 stores across the United States, with plans to open 100 more in the very near future. 

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