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SwipeGuide vs. Learning Management System (LMS)


What's the difference between SwipeGuide and an LMS?

1 minute read Published on 16 November 2022

The wait is over! Here it is: the difference between SwipeGuide and a Learning Management System (LMS).


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SwipeGuide is:

A tool to deliver the right knowledge to frontline teams, exactly at the moment of need. The platform translates operational knowledge and standards into actionable procedures and checklists - delivered to users before, during, or after a ‘traditional training period.’ By delivering the right knowledge at the right time via step-by-step instructions, training initiatives are continually reinforced through the daily work of any frontline employee.

SwipeGuide is not:

A tool to deliver and track all kinds of formal training and e-learning throughout an organization.

An LMS is:

A Training Management System mainly focused on office and desk workers. These systems consist of apps that deliver pre-set courses and topics administered and updated by the HR or Learning and Development team.

We don’t say that you should dump your Learning Management System or Training Management System - we see SwipeGuide as a complementary solution that can be added to your mix of learning tools within the company.

A LMS will help teach the way-of-working and systems of the organization for continued education, but primarily focuses on tracking coursework. This training is typically delivered on a desktop, either in person or online.


An LMS is not:

A tool for on-the-job learning and performance support that also crowdsources knowledge from the frontline.

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Chris loves to share his expertise on future-proof work instruction software for frontline teams in manufacturing. Particularly, how digital, visual work instructions can make a lasting impact on motivation, productivity, and operational excellence culture.

Published on 16 November 2022