Learning & Development Market Intelligence


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  • What are the key trends in Learning & Development category?
  • Am I paying the right price?
  • Am I working with the right supplier?
  • What are the major challenges and risks in Learning & Development industry?
  • How is Learning & Development industry performing?

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Report Coverage

  • Brexit–Impact on Learning & Development Services

  • L&D Industry Trends

  • Factors Affecting L&D

  • Global Supplier List and Service Capabilities

Market Size

Market Size North America

$172.2 Bn

Market Size Europe

$85.1 Bn

Market Size Asia Pacific

$65.6 Bn

Market Size Latin America

$18.3 Bn

Table of contents

  1. Learning & Development Executive Summary
  2. Global L&D Industry Outlook
  3. Supply Market Outlook
  4. Brexit - Impact on Learning & Development Services
  1. Learning & Development Market Analysis
  2. Global L&D Market Maturity
  3. Transformation of Corporate Training and Development
  4. Global L&D Industry Trends
  5. Technology and Innovation
  6. Global L&D Drivers and Constraints
  7. Regional Market Outlook
  8. Industry Outlook: L&D Affecting Factors
  9. Porter's Five Forces Analysis: Developed Markets
  10. Porter's Five Forces Analysis: Emerging Markets
  1. Learning & Development Supply Analysis
  2. Supply Market Outlook: Supply Trends and Insights
  3. Key Global L&D Suppliers
  4. Key Regional Suppliers: Service Portfolio
  5. Supplier Service Capability Analysis - Managed Training Service Providers
  6. Key Global Supplier Profile
  7. Supplier Profile
  1. Cost Structure Analysis
  2. Cost Analysis and Expected Savings
  3. Cost Break - up: Should Cost Model
  4. Cost Structure Analysis: Region Wise Trainer Rate Benchmarking 2017
  5. Training Outsourcing
  6. Cost Breakup: Should Cost Model
  7. Cost Structure Analysis: Region Wise Trainer rating Benchmarking
  8. Pricing Analysis: Price Forecast


  1. Learning & Development Procurement Best Practices
  2. Sourcing Models for L&D Services
  3. Sourcing Models: Comparative Analysis
  4. Sourcing Models
  5. Sourcing Models: Pros and Cons
  6. Cross - Industry Sourcing Model Adoption
  7. Key Success Factors for L&D Implementation
  8. Pricing Models (Off - the - Shelf Courses)
  9. Pricing Models: Comparative Analysis
  10. Regional Pricing Best Practices
  11. 0 Internal Governance Structure
  12. 1 Key Services - Based KPI and SLA Components

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Global L&D Industry Outlook

  • The global L&D market was valued at $403 billion in 2017
  • The market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 4–5 percent to $446.1 billion between 2017 and 2020
  • Regions, such as North America, Western Europe, and some parts of APAC, such as Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, have a high market maturity
  • APAC and parts of Latin America are expected to be the future growth driving markets for L&D services
  • The global learning and development market size is $367 billion, North America is a mature market, making up to 45 per cent of the L&D market.
  • According to training market research, content design and delivery cost, project management cost, technology cost are the key components of cost.
  • The growth potential of the Latin America e-learning market is high. The e-learning trend is emerging fast in the APAC regions too. North America is expected to exhibit a significant growth in e-learning sector by 2023. 
  • The market intelligence training industry is a very competitive industry with a fragmented supplier base, providing the buyers a higher bargaining power over the price and service delivery negotiation opportunities.


Global L&D Industry Trends

  • In developed regions, like the US and Europe, e-learning services are expected to increase mainly due to consistent increase in demand for gamification, increase in applications providing LMS platforms and rapid e-learning tools.
  • In the US and Europe, self-paced learning is growing exponentially, with an increasing urge to learn more, new topics based on the convenience of the employees
  • In 2017, the top buyers of the mobile learning market were the US, Brazil, Indonesia, China, and India

  • In 2017, China, the US, Indonesia, India, and Brazil are expected to be the top buyer

  • Key suppliers of e-learning are Adobe, Blackboard, Articulate, City and Guilds Group, Desire2learn, Docebo, Edmodo, Educomp, Techsmith, Trivantis, Ispring

  • In developing markets, currently, very few service providers are technically equipped to integrate the VR in e-learningfew service providers are technically equipped to integrate the VR in e-Learning

Global L&D Market Maturity

  • Europe and North America are well-matured markets. Globally, top MNCs are outsourcing their L&D activities to global and regional suppliers.
  • APAC and Latin America are witnessing higher adoption due to the efforts by large global buyers to consolidate the supply base.

Global L&D Drivers and Constraints

  • The learning and development industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4–5 percent.
  • The corporate e-learning market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.41 percent during 2018 – 2020

  • Training directly effects revenue growth, and hence, organizations have increased their investment in training and development.
  • The key drivers are transforming traditional training to effective, measurable and technology-enabled training solutions by outsourcing to global/regional suppliers.


Tech-enabled Training Solutions:

  • The need for consistency of performance drives ongoing training
  • Learning in the cloud and emergence of video as the dominant approach to mobile learning
  • In 2017, most of the Fortune 500 companies have incorporated Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in their corporate training format. This trend is likely to increase significantly
  •  The training market is experiencing huge transformation from micro learning to Gamification, this trend is growing rapidly.

Operational Benefits: 

  • Outsourcing to a single global L&D supplier would allow buyers to standardize the level of services across various locations. Productivity and efficiency could be enhanced through the introduction of various critical performance indicators and compliance clauses in the contract.
  • Centralized procurement through a regional model will help buyers re-examine their budgets on a regional scale.



  • Budget constraint is a major problem with some mid-sized organizations, which leads to a compromise in training delivery platforms such as digital aids.
  • Creating or fitting existing content into the e-learning platform would be difficult for companies with budget constraints.

Change Management 

  • Internal (SMEs, content designers and training experts) as well as external stakeholders should be communicated with effectively about their roles and responsibilities before implementing e-learning.

Market Overview 

According to training market research, the majority of the market intelligence training suppliers in mature regions are adapting the same expansion strategies of collaborative partnerships to cater to buyers’ demands across the globe.

Less differentiation of the services is offered by different players in the learning and development market in the developed regions. 

Spend involved in tech-enabled training is high. The latest trends in e-learning services are mainly due to the consistent increase in demand for gamification, increase in applications, providing LMS platforms and rapid e-learning tools.

The price breakup for the various training services (technology cost) are expected to increase slightly by 2020.


Why You Should Buy This Report

  • This analysis report by Beroe provides information about the global learning and development market size, industry trends, drivers and constraints.
  • It gives the regional market outlook of APAC, Australia, Europe, etc. and provides Porter’s five force analysis of the developed and emerging markets.
  • It gives insight into supplier trends and key supplier profiles, cost structure breakdown, key spend categories and price forecast.
  • It lists out the best sourcing and pricing models. 

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