ROI and Cost Savings

While there are many benefits to web-based training, your return on investment is still a key consideration in moving from traditional instructor-led training to an e-learning platform.

To help you determine your ROI, we’ve included an abbreviated chart comparing instructor-led training and eLearning based on standard industry costs.

Assuming a traditional instructor-led training plan that includes:

  • 100 trainees who attend 5 days of training.
  • 25% will travel (25 employees) @ $1500/week
  • 1 trainer for 10 weeks, or 2 trainers for 5 weeks

An additional benefit is that 100 employees can be trained simultaneously rather than in a typical 4- or 5-week instructor-led approach.

Classroom Training E-Learning
Employee Wages ($270/day) (Time Away From Job) $135,000 $67,500
Travel Costs (25% of people traveling) $37,500 $—
Trainer Wages (10 weeks + prep) $55,000 $—
Trainer Travel (10 weeks) $25,000 $—
Development Costs (custom training) $160,000 $200,000
Content Delivery & Tracking (annual license) $— $12,000
Totals $412,500 $279,500
Savings
1st year 32%
Subsequent Years (25% update development costs) $129,500
Subsequent years 68%

The Above Represent Industry Standard Costs/Estimates