The Pros of Appsembler Tahoe
Open edX requires companies to self-host, which requires organizations to have the technical expertise (think an entire IT department) to host and maintain the Open edX platform. If your organization is unable to invest in the essential IT infrastructure and internal Open edX expertise, Appsembler Tahoe is an ideal alternative. Appsembler Tahoe doesn’t require upfront IT investments, maintenance or Open edX expertise, enabling you to recoup time and money to re-invest elsewhere.
Additionally, Appsembler will prioritize your customer satisfaction above all else. Compare this to your internal IT department, which has a wide range of responsibilities and reports to multiple stakeholders, likely resulting in your Open edX instance not being their top priority. With an Appsembler Tahoe subscription, Appsembler’s team will be fully dedicated to ensuring the long-term success and growth of your training initiative.
A product roadmap aligned with B2B software companies
When you self-host Open edX, you’re reliant on the community-based and open-source Open edX roadmap. While the Open edX community may be building neat features that are useful to some organizations, they may not be relevant to your particular use case or industry.
Appsembler’s B2B software clients get the best of both worlds, with access to community-built features from Open edX as well as access to all of the additional enterprise features requested by companies like Redis Labs, Chef Software, Dremio, InterSystems and more. Through Appsembler’s Customer Advisory Board of enterprise B2B software companies, Appsembler’s product roadmap is closely aligned with what B2B software companies need and want out of Open edX.
Access to integrations with 3rd party technologies
As your online university evolves, you will encounter other systems in your training technology stack that need to be taken into consideration. While Tahoe provides some out-of-the-box integrations, it also has the ability to extend and integrate your training platform as your needs grow. Whether you’re keen on connecting it to marketing automation tools, identity providers, CRMs, or eCommerce systems, Appsembler Tahoe can integrate with 3rd party technologies and systems with ease. And if you’re uncomfortable connecting integrations yourself, Appsembler’s Professional Services team can integrate Tahoe with 3rd party systems on your behalf.
Launch your online university in days, not months
Using self-hosted, open source software as the foundation for your training platform may seem like a cost-effective option upfront, but your organization will quickly discover plenty of hidden costs that come with self-hosting open source software. One of these hidden costs is the time it takes to get your training ecosystem up and running. Since there is so much manual work involved with using a platform like Open edX, it can take upwards of a year to actually deliver your platform and start attracting learners.
Appsembler Tahoe can improve your speed to market and have your site developed, branded, and delivered in a matter of days, not months. By negating the need for a dedicated internal IT team to handle site development and maintenance, you’re actually saving both time and money in the long run. Improving your speed to market can give you an edge by enabling you to deliver your online university and courses faster, establishing your online university as an innovator within your space.
Reliable access to skilled support professionals
With Appsembler, not only do you get the tools to build and deliver immersive learning experiences, but you also have a dedicated Customer Success Manager and a Customer Support Line to access help when you need it. Whether you’re experiencing bugs or are looking to make updates to your platform, the Appsembler team provides timely, personalized support when you need it.