When you don’t have unlimited resources (like instructional designers, Subject Matter Experts, graphic designers, authoring tools, etc.), or let’s say you have time but not enough people to do the work, or you have a budget, but the project needs to be done yesterday – an off the shelf solution may be a good fit for you.
The hard part can be figuring out what to buy off the shelf versus what to spend your time and internal resources on building.
First, start with the things that are specific to your company – like 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 MACRA, account management, managed markets, health economics, market access, leadership, and foundational industry 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 purchasing from a reputable off-the-shelf provider so that your time, money, and staff resources can be used to create company-specific training.