If you don’t have unlimited resources, or you have the time but not enough people to do the work, or you have the budget but need the resource yesterday, an off-the-shelf training solution may be a good fit for you. The hard part can be figuring out what to license off-the-shelf versus what to spend your time and internal resources building.
First, start with the things specific to your company – like specific product training – that you should build internally. No one knows your products better than you and the people inside your organization.
Now think about topics like payers and reimbursement, managed markets, market access, evidence-based medicine, leadership, and specific A&P and disease state topics – those are topics that are specific to your industry but not specific to your company. These are perfect examples of topics that you may benefit from licensing from a reputable off-the-shelf provider so that your time, money, and staff resources can be used to create company-specific training.
If there are more specific needs for off-the-shelf resources – perhaps for a product launch – be certain that your reputable off-the-shelf provider will customize those resources to ensure they are extremely relevant to your exact roles, customers, and environment.