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LMSs that kick ass: Learn.com

Janet Clarey

This week on the Friday series, LMSs that kick ass , I’ m pleased to feature Learn.com ’s LearnCenter system. By way of background, Learn.com’s primary customer base is corporate universities and their total number of registered ‘learners’ is reported at over 2,000,000 worldwide at several hundred organizations. Learn.com is also introducing “Pull Learning Technology” (PLT) through a Module we are calling MyProfile. Followed by the Performance Management providers. Our LearnCenter even has the ability to upload RSS feeds. Generation21.

Taleo Corp. to Acquire Learn.com, Inc. by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Taleo Corporation, a leader in on-demand talent management solutions, has announced its intention to acquire Learn.com, Inc., a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) learning management, social learning, and collaboration solutions.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Initially developed as content delivery platforms, these early players (Learn.com and GeoLearning, for example) offered their platforms "on-demand," a phrase which is now called "in the cloud." Learn.com was acquired by Taleo and then Oracle. We call these new providers “emerging players” or “new social LMS systems.” billion. The $1.8

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Initially developed as content delivery platforms, these early players (Learn.com and GeoLearning, for example) offered their platforms "on-demand," a phrase which is now called "in the cloud." Learn.com was acquired by Taleo and then Oracle. We call these new providers “emerging players” or “new social LMS systems.” billion. The $1.8

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

mean it wasn’t the other way around, which was a plus, but on the other hand, you have a course provider buying an LMS vendor.  The same course provider whose own LMS, Skillport is either a toss in (usually the case) or is sold to customers (I saw a contract where – Skillsoft charged the customer for it). The system at one time was solid – during learn.com days, then Taleo bought it, said it would be infusing a lot of money into it – and later on, said they infused more money into it, than the days of learn.com.  . Welcome, welcome all! Infor.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Initially developed as content delivery platforms, these early players (Learn.com and GeoLearning, for example) offered their platforms "on-demand," a phrase which is now called "in the cloud." Learn.com was acquired by Taleo and then Oracle. We call these new providers “emerging players” or “new social LMS systems.” billion. The $1.8

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

Learning on the Leading Edge

But now that Oracle and SAP have tipped their hands, all major buyers are going to ask themselves "should I buy a talent management system from a vendor other than my ERP/Payroll provider or not?" The talent management systems market has been under quite a bit of stress lately. And while all this is going on, CornerstoneOnDemand announced a strong end to 2011 (revenues up to $75.5

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

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Oracle Taleo – Seriously, either overhaul this thing or dump it and torch it.   I feel bad for the folks who were learn.com, then thought Taleo would improve it, then Oracle.   And BTW, nearly every LMS can interface with Oracle products. This year’s report still provides you with the details, data and info that crushes any other report out there. It’s nearly here.  In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase.   Not everyone gets in. Sorry, that’s marketing.  You want marketing, I know some sites that will list you. 

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

iPad Cornerstone OnDemand Plateau Saba Augmented Reality Cloud Computing Analytics Mobile Learning GeoLearning Performance Support Outsource Low Cost iPhone Learning Theory Creative Commons Facebook Portal Learn.com Leadership eLearning Strategy Knowledge Management Voiceover Obviously, the Cornerstone OnDemand is because of the IPO. I'm hoping that others will join the effort. Video galore.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems). Over the years as GeoLearning grew, the company became well known to mid-market organizations and at the time of this acquisition was one of the largest mid-market LMS providers (revenues around $40M).

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems). Over the years as GeoLearning grew, the company became well known to mid-market organizations and at the time of this acquisition was one of the largest mid-market LMS providers (revenues around $40M).

SuccessFactors Acquires Plateau: Accelerating a Global Powerhouse

Learning on the Leading Edge

The company's features for performance, succession, and compensation management are among the most versatile in the market - so slowly but surely Plateau was building out a business as an end-to-end talent management software provider. Second, Plateau still relies heavily on its professional services and licensed software business, giving it lower margins than pure-play SaaS providers. Today SuccessFactors announced the acquisition of Plateau, enabling the company to enter the learning management systems market with a bang. This is a company with tremendously strong momentum.

SuccessFactors Acquires Plateau: Accelerating a Global Powerhouse

Learning on the Leading Edge

The company's features for performance, succession, and compensation management are among the most versatile in the market - so slowly but surely Plateau was building out a business as an end-to-end talent management software provider. Second, Plateau still relies heavily on its professional services and licensed software business, giving it lower margins than pure-play SaaS providers. Today SuccessFactors announced the acquisition of Plateau, enabling the company to enter the learning management systems market with a bang. This is a company with tremendously strong momentum.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Ask them if they will provide a sandbox (trial) with full access if they are in the top three.  That said, I have vendors who said yes or what do you mean, so expect to provide them information. To score a lower price point, provide estimates on how many users will be in year two and year three.  If you have 1,500 employees right now, do you think you will have the same number in three years? Some folks who bought the Learn.com system did not care for the Taleo purchase and thus were stuck. Jargon. The industry uses a lot of jargon and it is easy to become confused. 

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

These tools are powered by Jive Clearspace and provide integrated access to Wiki’s, Blog’s, and Discussion Forums so that they can be included in a development plan, returned in integrated search results, and linked to from our e-learning courses. Q: What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS? A: Sue Rodeman - We believe the way learners want and need to learn are changing. Learn.com. Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. They announced this in October, 2008. Generation21.

Customer Satisfaction with Talent Management Systems: The Leaders, The Story

Learning on the Leading Edge

Market Outperformers: Learn.com (midmarket), iCIMS (enterprise), Stepstone (enterprise), Plateau (global enterprise), and Taleo (global enterprise). This winter we launched our second annual Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research. Now, after surveying more than 1,500 organizations over the last two years, we have a very deep understanding of how this market has evolved.

Customer Satisfaction with Talent Management Systems: The Leaders, The Story

Learning on the Leading Edge

Market Outperformers: Learn.com (midmarket), iCIMS (enterprise), Stepstone (enterprise), Plateau (global enterprise), and Taleo (global enterprise). This winter we launched our second annual Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research. Now, after surveying more than 1,500 organizations over the last two years, we have a very deep understanding of how this market has evolved.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

Learn.com. Another Friday and another LMS that kicks ass! This week’s featured system is OutStart. interviewed Jeff Whitney, Vice President of Marketing. By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. OutStart acquired Participate Systems in November, 2005 and since then they’ve enhanced the system extensively and integrated it with their other learning solutions.

Saba Earnings show Growth and Momentum - Now Truly a SaaS Company

Learning on the Leading Edge

Wipro, a large global technology solutions provider, signed up as a Saba partner. Taleo's acquisition of Learn.com is now complete , and Taleo is actively promoting its enterprise LMS offering. We congratulate Saba with its ability to transform itself, and look forward to providing you more exciting trends in this market in the coming months. This week Saba Software released one of its strongest financial results in many years. The Saba "people systems cloud" is now becoming the company's primary new offering. Million grew almost 60% from the prior year.

Saba Earnings show Growth and Momentum - Now Truly a SaaS Company

Learning on the Leading Edge

Wipro, a large global technology solutions provider, signed up as a Saba partner. Taleo's acquisition of Learn.com is now complete , and Taleo is actively promoting its enterprise LMS offering. We congratulate Saba with its ability to transform itself, and look forward to providing you more exciting trends in this market in the coming months. This week Saba Software released one of its strongest financial results in many years. The Saba "people systems cloud" is now becoming the company's primary new offering. The Talent Management Market Shift.

Cornerstone Acquires Sonar6: Talent Management for SMB

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today CornerstoneOnDemand announced the acquisition of Sonar6 , an innovative small provider of highly graphical performance review and succession management tools for small businesses. Learn.com sold its LMS into the SMB market, and they did grow to around $30M before they gave up, and they found that a small subset of smaller companies really badly need training management systems.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

Learn.com?  Vendors nowadays provide training early on after you get the product, and then assume that the person will remember everything weeks later.  If not, they have a user guide – which is sometimes so lengthy or missing key information, that the person is left guessing. We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use. Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. We never hear complaints. We have the highest repeat customers in the industry. We are user oriented. Poor or non-existent user intuitiveness/interfaces. Common complaints.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems). Over the years as GeoLearning grew, the company became well known to mid-market organizations and at the time of this acquisition was one of the largest mid-market LMS providers (revenues around $40M).

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

Mzinga believes that while traditional web-based training and eLearning courses have provided great ROI and cost reduction, they lack the social aspect of learning—the diversity in perspective, the insights, and the real-world stories and sharing that have always happened in a classroom. Alternately, for companies ready to move beyond a course- and LMS-centric view of social learning, Mzinga can provide a Community strategy where social networking and social media are more prominently featured and formal learning elements take on supporting roles. Learn.com. Thanks Dave!

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

Added Demo Column (Y/N) – If the vendor enables you to view a demo of their product without having to register or provide any information upfront, it is identified as “Yes&#. Utilizing services, such as Brandon Hall, where if you are a member (and this includes consumers too), the other vendor members can provide their pricing based on the number of end users set by Brandon Hall. The group continues to grow and provides an added value to readers of the blog. You are provided information, insight, exclusive scoops, m-learning tablet news, mini-reviews and more. 

Update from TaleoWorld 2011: Talent Intelligence, Mobile, and LinkedIn Partnership

Learning on the Leading Edge

Taleo has made an amazing transition from a company that was primarily a recruiting software provider in 2008 to a full end-to-end SaaS-enabled talent management software company today. Last year Taleo acquired Learn.com, a mid-market SaaS LMS company which has a highly flexible (but not necessarily enterprise class) learning system. Taleo Today. There are 1.3 Taleo as a Business.

Update from TaleoWorld 2011: Talent Intelligence, Mobile, and LinkedIn Partnership

Learning on the Leading Edge

Taleo has made an amazing transition from a company that was primarily a recruiting software provider in 2008 to a full end-to-end SaaS-enabled talent management software company today. Last year Taleo acquired Learn.com, a mid-market SaaS LMS company which has a highly flexible (but not necessarily enterprise class) learning system. Taleo Today. There are 1.3 Taleo as a Business.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Learning and Working on the Web

It is a world where the capability to find information and turn it into knowledge at the point-of-need provides the key competitive advantage, where knowing the right people to ask the right questions of is more likely to lead to success than any amount of internally-held knowledge and skill. Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. mortgage applications).

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Normally, I wouldn’t provide a specific breakout, say Big Dog or Small Dog, but people ask me whom I like or dislike, etc. Learn.com offered some robust SL capabilities, but you have to pay for one of their premium versions to have it. really good EE system, offers this and for those who just want the standard LMS, provides these features too, without missing a beat. Your competitors are not always the Big Dogs – Learn.com, Saba, Plateau, etc. These standout to me. Categories.

Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

They need to be able to have these learners grouped together and provide reporting over those learners. Rather that they generally are a hosted LMS solution that roughly corresponds to most of the requirements: Coggno LearnHub Litmos Odijoo Learn.com Personal Edition Articulate Online CourseMill CourseMax Xerceo TrainingAtom Geo On-Demand Upside Learning Upside LMS Ultralearn What other systems should be on the list? I'd like to creating this as self-paced eLearning possibly with other capabilities as well. And I want to charge for this. How can I do that? It's hosted. Systems?

Taleo Firmly Establishes itself in the Learning Management Systems Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last year, Taleo , the largest provider of recruiting software, spent $100 million acquiring mid-market LMS vendor Learn.com. Learn.com was a relatively small SaaS company (revenues around $30M) when they were acquired by Taleo, and their sales, engineering, and leadership team was very strong. Taleo rapidly developed an integration plan (many of the Learn.com resources were moved into Taleo's mid-market business unit) and has now started to operate and sell the Learn.com product set as an integrated part of the suite. In Q4 of 2010 Taleo booked $8.2

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Learnlets , May 10, 2010 In response to a query about why someone would question the concept of the LMS, I penned the (slightly altered, for clarity) response that follows: What seems to me to be the need is to have a unified performer-facing environment.  It should provide access to courses when those are relevant, resources/job aids, and eCommunity tools too.  LMS Template - eLearning 24-7 , May 21, 2010 Provides a template you can use when comparing LMS vendors, thus creating an apple to apple process. Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010. Challenging? Not even close. here ).

Kevin Oakes on the Rise and Fall of the LMS

Tony Karrer

Sitting in a fun presentation by Kevin Oakes at DevLearn on the Rise and Fall of the LMS. He pointed back to entry of various players in the market and particularly the enterprise vendors as opposed to pure-play vendors from articles five years ago. See: " Supplier Savvy: Will Enterprise Software Companies Take Over E-Learning? " " Enterprise Software Redux ," In terms of "The Fall" his main point was that LMS will lose out to broader spectrum solutions - particularly Talent Management / Human Capital Management. So, how can you get big? You go broader. His bottom line.

SCORM Test

Tony Karrer

Docent, SumTotal, Saba, Learn.com, etc.). Why assume that the client or someone else is supposed to provide systems for testing for courseware vendors but not say accounting systems?" There have been lots of good comments and discussion on the post Test SCORM Courses with an LMS : eLearning Technology. Well worth looking at some of them. The basic issue covered in the post was how to test SCORM courses prior to loading on a given LMS (e.g., Quite a great bit of discussion and useful information. If you are interested in testing your scorm courses, probably worth a read. Hours?

Free Online Conference – Future of Learning - Incredible Speakers

Tony Karrer

It’s clear to thrive they need to focus on business critical issues for the organization, provide solutions provide real value, differentiate their offerings, and look at ways to provide value beyond being a publisher of courses and courseware. Panel #1 - Industry Perspectives 9 AM - 10 AM Pacific Time This distinguished panel will provide overview of the challenges going on in the industry, major trends that they are seeing, what is selling and what’s not, and where they believe that organizations need to go to be successful going forward. Moderated by Tony Karrer.

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Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.

Informal learning: the real deal. Free.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The next day, Wednesday April 21st at 2:00 pm Eastern, Human Capital Institute is hosting an unrehearsed discussion between Learn.com ’s Dave Wilkins and me on more advanced topics. Organizations that focus on the supply side of the training they provide are looking at the wrong side of the equation. I nformal Learning has been getting a lot of buzz lately. series.