The Full-Featured LMS Preferred by the Trades Industry
The Company that Pioneered Online Learning Hasn't Stopped Innovating
BlueVolt was getting electricians licensed online in 2002. It was an innovation then and we keep the innovations coming. We deliver platform features our users expect, and some they never dreamed of.
Customize Learning Tracks
Integrates with Existing Systems
Tracking and Insights Dashboard
Ready-Made Course Library Availablewatch video
With BlueVolt, learners of all abilities and roles — partner, customer, employee — anytime, anywhere, any-device — access personalized courses and content. Power up engagement with features such as quizzes, video assessments, $BlueBucks™ incentives, Knowledge Bumps™ and leaderboards. The LMS is designed to drive maximum engagement and information retention. Get API integrations with your existing applications to increase your workflow efficiency and user adoption.
The Only LMS with the Sharing Network
When your branded university is hosted on the BlueVolt platform, you are plugged into over 5,000 distributors, associations, manufacturers, specifiers, contractors, and more. Connect now with opportunities for new partnerships, customers and expanded business.
Connect to: Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Construction, Engineering, Safety & Compliance, MRO, and More
Easily Share Your Courses and/or Subscribe to Published Courseswatch video
The Award-Winning Platform that
Keeps Releasing Powerful Features
Share your courses to drive growth. The BlueVolt Sharing Center enables seamless access and sharing to BlueVolt’s vast network of customers. Rest easy as you will have complete control from updating content to analyzing usage.watch video
A full suite of insight and scorecard tools guide better business decisions. Embedded dashboards answer your most important questions by tracking metrics that matter most. Dynamic and simple to understand, dashboards are a true picture of learning right at your fingertips.LEARN MORE
AND WHY YOU NEED IT
Discover the story of your data and how business Intelligence (BI) can boost your productivity. Read on and learn how BI enables organizations to make smarter, data-driven decisions by looking at the past, present, and future.
Understand Your Data to
Understand Your Story
Technologically speaking, BI provides views of internally structured data for products, services and departments. It uses advanced calculative functions, like online analytical processing (OLAP), reporting, predictive analytics, data/text mining, bench-marking and Business Performance Management (BPM), to give businesses an in-depth view of their progress overtime.
In simpler terms, BI provides the story of your organization's successes and areas for improvement. You can't understand that story until you understand the importance of BI.
Visual Story Telling
Most quantitative technical data is formatted into visual dashboards and graphics, which are designed to help managers and leaders make intuitive decisions as they identify trends and insights about their organization. Once more, these visuals are designed to answer important questions, allowing leaders to customize the visuals and control how they view different parts of their story.
Smarter Businesses Know How
to Manage Their Story
In practice, you can view your organization’s data and use it to drive change, grow revenue, eliminate inefficiencies, and keep customers happy. If you are doing it right, you can use BI to create a comprehensive view of your business — the real story of your organization — which helps you make smarter decisions.
Reasons Why You NEED
Avoid the Guessing Game by Using Real Data
Guessing puts your organization’s future at risk and can have serious consequences. Having the data you need to make smarter decisions allows you to play out your “what-if” scenarios with a higher chance of success. Armed with the right data, you can choose your path knowing the pitfalls you may encounter and how to overcome them.
Beat Out Competitors with Access to Live Data
When your employees have access to a wealth of data in the form of business KPIs, dashboards, and reports, it enables them to make decisions quickly and confidently. With real time BI updates, your organization has an advantage over your competition. Leaders can swiftly mitigate damaging situations. Team members can immediately shift priorities. Organizations that make data-driven decisions quickly tend to capture more of the market than their competitors.
BI Provides Customer Insights that Equal More Revenue
All businesses ask the same questions:
- "Are we deepening our relationship with our customers?"
- "Are we missing opportunities to up-sell or cross-sell into other products?"
- "Are we connecting with our customers at the right time?"
Answers to these and other questions can be tracked using BI dashboards and reports. Accessing this live data is the best and easiest way to interpret customer data, which you can leverage for higher sales. Dig deeper and find better ways to segment your customers, plan for their buying habits, and build campaigns that address their needs and meet your sales goals.
Improve Your Productivity Through Monitored Data
According to Deloitte, for every $1 an organization spends on BI, it makes back $30 in productivity.
In other words, BI can be used for more than just monitoring your revenue and your customer's buying habits. it can monitor every aspect of your business.
For example, with BI, you can examine your whole supply chain from beginning to end. Use live data to discover where things fall apart. Not enough stock? Incorrect order fulfillment? Broken or defective products? BI can identify these issues and more in real time.
Use the data to change your processes whenever changes are needed. By lowering errors and mitigating supply delays, BI supercharges your productivity, which increases your overall efficiency and puts dollars back in your pocket.
Enhance your Story and Your Future
with Business Intelligence
Knowing where to go matters, but knowing where you are and how to get where you want to be is equally important. BI provides this insight. It lets you think strategically about the future of your company by looking back on the story of your business thus far.
In today's world, collecting data has become a standard operating procedure. That said, if you are not using data to uncover insights that will guide your business into the future, you will become a business of the past. The right BI tools and dashboards enable you to make smarter decisions, mitigate risks, and they will keep your story going.
Overcome the forgetting curve.
The Problem: Research shows that learners will have forgotten 75% of the information a day after it was presented and most of that occurs within the first hour. The Solution: Forgetting is natural but the good news is that it is not also random. Overcome the Forgetting Curve with KnowledgeBumps™— brief reminders re-engage the learner and enhance a longer retention of the original content.
Bring Systems Together
with Rest API
BlueVolt API features enable you to seamlessly share information between your BlueVolt University and your existing systems: Salesforce®, Single Sign-On/SAML, Eclipse, PayPal, Google, etc...
Integrate all the great tools in your toolbox. For more information about our REST-Based API, contact us.
MAKE YOUR COURSES UNFORGETTABLE
Reinforcement is Powerful
Without repeated reinforcement, a learner will forget much of their newly gained knowledge within 24 hours of completing a course. But provide one or more memory-jogging references back to the course material and most of it will be retained simply by association. That’s why the new KnowledgeBumps™ functionality being introduced by BlueVolt this summer is so innovative and powerful. This simple concept is a game-changer when properly implemented. We will have lots to share about that in the coming weeks.
It’s Been a Good 135 Years for Learning
For now, take a step back in time. Suppose it were still 1885 and all we knew about knowledge retention was what Hermann Ebbinghaus wrote in his seminal paper on what became known as the “Forgetting Curve”. We would have to believe that every learner loses half of what you teach them within the first day after learning it. Three days later, 75% would be gone! Forty-five minutes of every hour of learning would be left behind. To understand why, consider Ebbinghaus.
The Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve
135 years ago, the German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus studied how the brain creates and retains memories. He learned that the human brain has a predictable mechanism to free up memory. We have come to call this the “Forgetting Curve.” According to Ebbinghaus:
- After 20 minutes, the human brain only recalls about 60% of new information.
- After 24 hours, 70% has been forgotten.
- Ultimately, less than 25% has been retained.
A Discovery Worth Remembering
Ebbinghaus did not just study forgetting. He also wanted to know about remembering.
When Ebbinghaus offered learners repeated reminders of the information they learned over increasingly long periods, he could flatten the forgetting curve. Ebbinghaus called this “spaced repetition” but 135 years later we simply call it retention.
This is the science behind KnowledgeBumps™!
Feedback Reinforces Reinforcement
You can send all the reminders you want but without feedback, you have still solved only part of the problem. At BlueVolt, we solve the other part by allowing several types of KnowledgeBumps™, one of which is a quiz. In addition to simply sending out reminders, a “bump” can also ask questions. Ask a question, provide feedback, and further reinforce retention. Employees, channel partners, association and buying group members, all get immediate feedback. They are engaged to think. They retain even more.
QR Codes for Immediate Access
What it is: Create QR codes that link directly to your publicly or privately available courses. Users scan & click on their phones and they are engaged with your content — anytime, anywhere.LEARN MORE
THE ROI OF INCENTIVIZING LEARNERS
Whether it's selling light bulbs or serving diners in a fine restaurant, the best salespeople are those who most enthusiastically understand their product. Learn More about BlueVolt's exclusive $BlueBucks™ incentive program.
"We together, AD and BlueVolt, have created a very easy way to integrate BlueVolt learning into any organization."
-Debby Hite, AD Rewards Program Manager
Learn, Recommend, Sell, Flourish, Repeat...
Think about the best waiters – they recommend what they love - they don’t just ask what you want. That comes from competency and it’s what allows people to flourish.
The Affiliated Distributors (AD) and BlueVolt Partnership
Debby Hite has been the AD Rewards Program Manager at Affiliated Distributors for 8 years. In 2021 she is expanding the AD Rewards program beyond it's current focus on electrical businesses. Debby is an expert on incentive programs to motivate channel partners. Five years into BlueVolt she provides a "one stop shop" for training over 6,500 sales people.
Andrew Olsen, BlueVolt's Partner Success Manager, leads the effort to help associations grow and manage the distributor and supplier experience within the BlueVolt sharing network.
Providing Learning Incentives Pays Off
In the video above, Debby and Andrew sit down to discuss how incentive programs achieve the ultimate goal of AD supplies and members: to sell more.
- Saving on travel while still training people to flourish
- Analyzing ROI with sales metrics and training data, per SKU
- The power of accountability
- The value of accurate reporting
- Zoom Fatigue - The good news is that everyone knows how to work online now
- Why time is of the essence
Why this is cool: Anyone, anywhere can get on-site training and connection with your brand. Here's how some of our customers use this:
- SAFETY: Put QR codes on warehouse or manufacturing equipment for instant proper tool use and safety requirements.
- BUILD BUSINESS: Print QR codes on signs and brochures at tradeshows and events to get more partners to learn about your products and brand.
- SELL MORE: Have QR codes on in-store retail displays to show consumers your unique product features.
Users simply use their smartphone cameras to take a picture and voila, instant access to your training.
Course Enrollment QR Codes:
Scan. Click. Train.
A customer stops by a retail store in search of a tool. They encounter 15 options. Which should they buy?
Yours of course! But how do you help them make that decision?
Immediate, Accessible Training
A buyer is ready, wallet open, about to purchase. You don't want them to leave empty-handed to go home and do research. The most powerful path to closing a sale is accessible training. Train the buyer here and now, right in the "tool aisle".
Microlearning with the click of a QR Code
If you had a QR Code posted by your tool, and the buyer could scan it and immediately learn about your benefits, you've just made a sale. Do that hundreds of times for hundreds of tools and pretty soon you've got ongoing revenue growth.
In this video we'll show you how to do this in a matter of seconds. Guess how you can access the video immediately?
Scan the Code!
Check it out today and start expanding your reach all the way out to retail buyers! Don't send them home for training. Train then now on any mobile device.
BlueVolt's curated library offers industry-specific courses to advance professional development, productivity, compliance, and safety. Subscribe to our comprehensive catalog and start training team members from day one with ready-made courses from the world's top publishers.
BlueVolt Virtual Conference empowers you to deliver the impact of an in-person event—virtually. Combine live sessions, panels and demos with your University content such as trainings, videos and surveys to create a memorable and informative experience.
For competency building and customized learning, tracks can be built to suit the needs of different groups or individual learners. Combined with KnowledgeBumps, users can be prompted as to which courses to take next after completed courses. Besides being effective for safety & compliance training, the BlueVolt platform is especially powerful for product training and brand-building.
ETIM Data Standards
Communicate clearly with ETIM’s standards. BlueVolt understands that different product terms lead to incorrect orders and costly disruptions. That’s why we’re eliminating the confusion by adhering to ETIM standards across all courses in the Sharing Center.
BLUEVOLT JOINS ETIM NORTH AMERICA
As of March 2, 2021, BlueVolt is a proud member of ETIM North America, an international organization that creates classification communication standards for technical and industrial products.
Not everyone uses the same terms when referring to parts and products, so incorrect orders and inconsistencies frequently happen for manufacturers and distributors. A uniform naming convention, such as the ETIM standards, eliminates confusion and brings everyone together.
BlueVolt’s Vice President Gaven Singh said, “We pioneered Channel Learning for the electrical industry, and we see the ETIM model as the way to bring the whole community together to become digitalized. ETIM can be incorporated into our product training modules to simplify the learning process by standardizing the product data language.”
How Will ETIM Standards Help BlueVolt Customers?
By applying these standards across the BlueVolt network, which includes more than 500,000 product training courses, our customers will start training each other and become fluent in a universal product language standard.
Reduces Disruption & Financial Losses
When businesses don’t have a standard way of communicating, it’s easy to order the wrong item, leading to delays, reordering, lost revenue, and damaged customer relations. By ensuring that BlueVolt training courses adhere to ETIM standards, everyone in the entire channel marketing chain will learn and start using the same terminology, which dramatically decreases incorrect orders.
Supports Customer Goals
Channel partners depend on each other to get their products to market, so clear communication is imperative. BlueVolt’s decision to join and adhere to ETIM’s standards supports our customers as they move forward. Additionally, many of our customers are also ETIM members, which further enriches and aligns our business relationship.
What are ETIM Standards?
Check out the video above and learn how ETIM works.
Are You Ready to Standardize Your Training Language?
Current BlueVolt members who are new to the ETIM standards should reach out to their Customer Success Manager with questions about using these standards to promote their business goals.
Not a BlueVolt member yet, but curious about connecting to an expansive partner network with standardized product training language? Contact us today and find out how the BlueVolt channel marketing solution and ETIM standards can upgrade your business strategy.
The BlueVolt platform can be localized to 100+ different languages. Distribute your content internationally with confidence as administrators and learners experience our intuitive interfaces in their native language.
For individuals with disabilities, the internet is anything but equal. The vast majority of online platforms are not created with accessibility and these individuals in mind. BlueVolt strives for everyone to enjoy the benefits of technology, so we follow ADA guidelines to ensure equal access and usability.
Automation Suite MVP
Looking for ways to streamline your BlueVolt-powered University admin duties? Automation is your answer! In this MVP rollout, customers can now set up rules to automatically enroll group members and courses, add courses to categories, and so much more.