Blogs • 27 Jun 2022

What differentiates SAP Litmos as a learning platform?

What differentiates SAP Litmos as a learning (experience) platform? 

Nowadays a learning platform is common in the training environment of a company. It provides a good overview of your trainings and combines them all within one platform. At this moment, there are hundreds of different solutions and software on the market that contains all these topics.

So why should you choose SAP Litmos? What differentiates this learning platform from all the others? In this article, we will highlight the most important components and benefits that SAP Litmos has to offer your company!

What is SAP Litmos?

SAP Litmos is a powerful platform used to manage your entire corporate training program from one secure, centralized environment. It provides you the ability to combine learning tasks such as course creation, course assignments, tracking and reporting. In this platform, you can integrate your traditional classroom sessions, but also virtual webinars, e-learnings, videos, …

sap litmos overview

SAP Litmos has different strategies to access the content from different entities. For example, it is not only accessible for internal usage but also for external users such as: customers, organizations, external partners, resellers, … You are able to set up different identities to grant external users access to the platform. 

The platform provides several possibilities to connect with other systems using API. For example, information such as users and results from the LMS can easily be shared with other systems like SuccessFactors. Thus, it is also possible to use the platform as E-commerce by making the courses payable and connecting to PayPal.

Some key features

•    Fast user-onboarding
•    Mobile app
•    Robust analytics and reporting
•    Simple integration and quick deployment
•    Universal accessibility 
•    Easy course creation as compliance training, soft skills, ...
•    Off-the-shelf content
•    Customized learning paths
•    Gamification
•    E-Commerce capabilities
•    Extensive admin portal
•    Social learning & notifications
•    Task automation

SAP Litmos interfaces

SAP Litmos offers your company different intuitive dashboards, for learners and for the admin/team lead. There are four profiles in Litmos: Learner, Team Admin/Team leader, Administrator and Account Owner. The account owner has all the permissions, but it is possible to change the permissions for each profile in Litmos. The dashboards within SAP Litmos are very intuitive, there is a variety of widgets that you can easily add, change or delete within the dashboards. Depending on your profile, you will be able to see divergent functions on the Litmos interface. For example, as an admin or team lead you will see an expanded interface compared to a learner interface. As a learner you will also receive an overview of your learning progress in the assigned trainings.

Team lead/admin:

litmos admin view


sap litmos learner view

SAP Litmos components

Next to the profiles, SAP Litmos offers different components. The main three components are People & Teams, Content and Reports.

People & Teams

This allows you to easily add your users in the system (individually or in bulk with a csv-import). Next to creating users individually or in bulk, you have the possibility to connect SAP Litmos to your own HR system. In this case, when someone new enters the company and a user is created in the HR tool, Litmos will automatically create a user as well and assign them to a role. Additionally, you can create different teams and sub-teams and assign them to specific courses. After the creation of users and teams, SAP Litmos offers a simple chart view with the graphical representation of your company structure and teams in hierarchy. 

Hierarchy sap litmos

To personalize the system, you can upload profile pictures, and add info about the location of your different teams. Furthermore, People and teams give you the ability to set up admin accesses per team/user.  

Teams in SAP Litmos


The next SAP Litmos component is Content. In the Content area you can upload diverse types of content (assessments, classroom training, surveys, certificates & badges, etc.). You can also upload your own content, created in a content authoring tool like SAP Enable Now, such as e-learnings in different formats such as scorm, mp4, etc. 

If you do not have access to already existing content, you can create content directly in SAP Litmos. Examples are surveys, information pages and basic SCORM e-learnings. Later on, SAP Litmos gives you the possibility to assign these to the right teams or specific persons. You can choose to upload one course, but also develop a learning path (curriculum) where end-users must follow different courses in a certain order (example: onboarding or certification). 

Assigning content to teams or specific users can be done manually, in bulk or by using API to make the onboarding easier. For example, if someone new enters the company, the platform will automatically create a user with the correct access and role.

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As a final component, we look at the Reports component. It is important to be able to track the created/uploaded content to have a general overview of the learning development within a company. This way we can easily see who completed which course, how many active users there are, which persons have not yet logged in, etc. In SAP Litmos you can use a list of standard built-in reports, but you can also create your own custom reports.

SAP Litmos offers an amount of automatization when it comes to creating reports. For example, it is possible to set up a monthly report mail to the managers on the platform.

litmos reports

There are two different types of reports: quick reports and usage reports. 
The quick reports allow you to quickly generate a report regarding the followed courses or people:
•    Courses: How many users have completed a course?
•    People: How many courses did a specific user complete?
The usage reports contain an overview of all the login details or login analytics of all users who are in your company's Litmos system. Besides usage or quick reports, it is also possible to build a custom report for your company and later on download the reports as a pdf or CSV.


Lastly, SAP Litmos also features the ability to create brands to which you can add a learner. A brand determines what the learner can see when opening SAP Litmos. Within the brands there is a part of customization possible, you can add an e-mail template but also other things like: Logo, Learner HomePage HTML Banner, Learner and Admin Pages Color Scheme, etc.
The possibility to customize the platform will make the learning experience for your users more personal, for example by setting up different brands when working with different customers, partners or resellers. 

sap litmos dashboard

Why implement SAP Litmos?

So now you know the most important components of SAP Litmos, but what does this platform differentiate from all the others? 

SAP Litmos is not only an LMS but also offers a lot of learning experience possibilities to the users. The platform uses gamification to motivate the users to follow trainings by showing them a Leaderboard. The users will receive awarded achievements, points, and badges based on participation in the system. This stimulates a friendly competition and encourages learners to complete more courses and make it to the Leaderboard.

Furthermore, social learning is also used to motivate the user to learn from their peers. SAP Litmos keeps you up to speed with your users by receiving real-time notifications of activity from your teams and learners. This benefits the course completion rates through unique communication and notifications.

In addition, Artificial Intelligence is used to personalize the content offered to each user. This mainly involves considering the content viewed by peers and their personal interests.

Another advantage of SAP Litmos is the usability of the platform. The specially designed UX design encourages optimal usability which makes the use of Litmos approachable. It is also a user-friendly tool for external users. They can easily access the tool and the provided content without any obstacles. 

Finally, there are also content creation and customization options. The different ways of content creation make the tool unique. It is not only possible to upload content but also to create content directly in the tool, which increases the flexibility of the users. Customization of the tool is an important asset. You can customize SAP Litmos extensively in different ways to make the tool even more user-friendly for different teams, customers or partners within your company. 

By Morgane, Digital Learning Consultant

At Amista we have a team full of e-learning consultants. We can help you with implementing SAP Litmos and designing digital training content for your company. However, we can also help you with the broader learning approach. Discover our detailed services here. As a dedicated SAP partner, our preferred Digital Learning tools are SAP Enable Now as an authoring and content development tool and SAP Litmos as the world's easiest-to-use Learning Experience Platform. 

Do you want to learn more about our Digital Learning services or experience a live demo of the solution, contact us or download the brochure below!

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