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How training benefits your business

Staff training can be a significant expense, especially when the costs of lost productivity are taken into account for people going off site for this. By taking time to understand your requirements we can offer bespoke training for individuals or small groups which will teach people the skills they really need to do their jobs, and minimise the time lost away from their work. This will also include elements of "Best Practice", working within your policies, and time-saving shortcuts.

Providing quality training is a cost-effective way to increase efficiency, boost people's morale and reduce staff turnover

Adam Vero, Microsoft Office Master Instructor

Well-trained people will produce better quality work in less time, aside from the personal development gains and improved morale. Reducing the effort wasted on core tasks gives more time to concentrate on content and being creative rather than on how to complete simple or repetitive jobs.

Focussed training

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Meteor IT specialise in teaching small groups in their own environment, using their own systems with which they are already familiar. By keeping staff on site, you reduce the productivity loss normally associated with sending people to external training centres. Shorter courses (typically two to four hours) enable attendees to maximise the knowledge gained and put it into immediate effect.

These courses are designed to focus on increasing efficiency through use of shortcuts and power-user techniques. They also help people to increase the quality of work produced by following best practice methods, particularly in terms of presentation of information. The skills-led course objectives cover the topics which will benefit your staff in their daily work, rather than trying to include every feature available in the software.

Each full training course teaches new skills at foundation, intermediate or advanced level; some levels may be split into more than one session for certain subjects.

We also offer short workshop sessions designed to really get into the details of a single subject as efficiently as possible, covering 'soft skills' as well as using applications. Read to find out more about our Learning Workshops

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Training

Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is one of the leading Customer Relationship Management platforms in the market, and it is essential your staff have the skills to use the system efficiently to improve the performance of your organisation.

To effectively train end-users to work with Dynamics CRM you need to show them how to use the software but also how this fits in with their existing or new business processes. The primary learning objective should always be “how can I use the system to do my job more effectively?”, and that is what we aim to teach.

We also offer technical training in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and 2011 for system administrators, customisers and consultants. Find out more about Microsoft Official Courseware training for Dynamics CRM 4.0 or Dynamics CRM 2011 training courses.

Microsoft Office Training

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Meteor IT can train your staff to become proficient with a wide variety of common business software, either at your offices or on public scheduled courses. You may want to work towards becoming a certified Microsoft Office Specialist, Expert or even Master, and we can help you every step of the way.

Our primary focus is the core Microsoft Office suite of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, although training in other programs such as Visio and even Windows Server 2000 and 2003 systems administration is also available.

Full details of our most popular Microsoft Office courses are on the training course outlines page.

We also offer tuition for people who are upgrading to MS Office 2007 or 2010 to understand the changes to their familiar software. Our Office 2007 skills update and Office 2010 skills update pages have all the information you need to know if you are planning to upgrade, or have already made the change and want help from a certified Microsoft Office Master Instructor to get the best return on your investment.

User support and freelance work

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In addition to our formal training programmes, we can provide quality end-user assistance for a wide range of applications on an ad-hoc support basis.

We can also step in to train on a freelance basis if you have an in-house trainer become unavailable for any reason.

Please contact us for more details about the flexible ways in which we can help you get the most out of your software.