Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings
JULY 16, 2013
the system itself has a lot to offer. The system has come a long way – and that is a good thing, with a nice UI and components including mobile learning. If you are not looking or focusing on the B2B channel, but rather seeking a system for your employees, then this is not a system for you to explore. Regardless, this is a very good system. My advice?
Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. It is in the top 50 (Names were posted in the E-Learning 24/7 Linkedin group and will be re-posted later this week). With over 580 systems on the market, identifying the top systems are no easy task. The market is continuing to grow – with more systems – in the first two weeks of Feb. – another five systems debuted. Modern UI is showing up more and more in systems, which is a big plus for me. Cornerstone OnDemand (#24), Saba (#50).
Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014
AUGUST 8, 2014
I especially love it when I get the opportunity to present all over the world on a variety of e-learning topics. I love meeting new folks who have either been big fans and supporters of e-learning or are totally new to e-learning and seeking out information and knowledge. They forget to realize that a learning system, learning platform are just semantics – as noted before. You can have a modern learning system that is really crummy, just as you can have with a LMS. 14 MediaCore - A pure video learning platform.
The Cornerstone Effect
OCTOBER 13, 2014
First off let me be clear, this post is not about the Cornerstone OnDemand LMS in the sense of whether it is a good or bad platform. Nor is it about the company itself, rather it is about the effect the system has on the entire LMS industry. Several months ago I picked up on a few items other vendors would mention about other systems. Cornerstone is not to blame because they didn’t do anything wrong. Focuses on TM/PM with learning as secondary OR learning is a part of it, but contains other HR oriented components. Cornerstone.
LMS History and Current Trends
APRIL 18, 2016
Everything from the software we use to create elearning to the systems in place to deliver online training programs is shaped by emerging technologies. One of the cornerstones in elearning is the learning management system. Many learning management systems not only deliver the course but now award points and badges for users based on their interactions.
Learning Solutions Series: Top 10 Learning Management Systems
JUNE 24, 2014
About half (51.9%) of the organizations surveyed in the 2014 Learning Technology Solutions Forecast Study (report available here ) own a learning management system , most often referred to as an “LMS.” A learning management system is the most popular online learning tool, and the one with which people are most familiar. Solutions Series
Workday Unveils Workday Learning With the Goal of Redefining Learning Management Systems
WalkMe Training Station
OCTOBER 1, 2015
This week Workday announced the launch of its new application – Workday Learning – a Learning Management System (LMS) that offers a more personalized, meaningful learning experience. Because of this, most of what is learned it quickly forgotten and actually stalls individual progress instead of pushing it forward. Employee Training
Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
If you have any doubt, go do a google search of percentages and e-learning, let alone LMSs and see what pops up. I can guess, and often see that it is the case, that when a vendor says this or a consumer does they are looking at the Cornerstone or SumTotal or similar. . I mean, they are more to me a HCM, which includes modules such as learning. . eLogic Learning were the first ones to have a extensive learner centric capability (and still do). E-Learning 24/7. Tagged: learning management systems , learning platform , LMS , presidential politics.
Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)
JUNE 13, 2016
It might come off as an indicator that they need a new system, however, I’d argue that the reason you see the hands is because whoever made the final decision, selected the wrong system. Afterwards, some mentioned the names to me and I wasn’t surprised, nor was I surprised to learn that the usual factors came into play, “the vendor is well-known”, “someone outside the department said we should go with one”, “our corporate office has X and told us we have to use it, even though we wanted a different one”, and so on. Dated UI.
B2B Top Five LMSs
JULY 17, 2014
Resellers who are part of your business learning network – maybe you provide them courses on how to sell your product. Content Providers – the fastest growing B2B right now in e-learning; best or most amazingly of all – it can be just one person who has created a course (content) and then has their own clients who purchase the course or courses to provide to their own employees; the days of large content providers as the only option is gone. Well the system should have. 5 – SumTotal Learn. System is very affordable for what you get. #3
Why Moodle Is Becoming Irrelevant
JUNE 16, 2014
For many organizations today, Moodle is the cornerstone of their learning program. From Moodle, they launch courses, administer quizzes, manage users, and much more. When it first hit the scene, it was applauded for the flexibility it gave the everyday user to establish a learning management system. learning management system lms moodle
#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012
DECEMBER 12, 2012
10 eLogic Learning - Essential LMS. Compliance management, certification management. Immediate language per end user, this means that each end user can select their own language and the entire system changes to that. What makes it different than say other systems that offer multilingual, is that all the languages are already in the system at no additional charge.
Top 10 LMSs for 2013
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Back again to bring this first in a series of rankings for the top ten learning management systems for 2013. Still listed as a social learning management system, they have made some new strides that really work for me. Support of the iPad, thus mobile learning. Charging to remove their name of the system. The system is still very strong and they have updated their UI. Ideal for folks who want a multi-tenant system or also known as an extended enterprise. A very inexpensive system that continues to pack some nice features.
#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012
DECEMBER 5, 2012
Next week, 12-12-12, will be #10 to #1 learning management systems for 2012. New features include m-learning on the iPad with native app (no on/off synch), integrates with Yammer, themes, custom URL, assessment tool, the authoring tool is the key component, help and feedback tab. While I disagree on some fronts about their e-learning approach to WBT – can we say linear – they still possess all that is edgy with e-learning and especially with the new genres and sub-genres. . #24 Video learning platforms. 20 Saba Learning Suite.
2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions
JANUARY 12, 2016
We have spent the last two years interviewing hundreds of global learning technology professionals on both the vendor and practitioner sides of the fence. We incorporate what we learn from each conversation into our analysis and understanding of the learning technology market. Extended enterprise learning projects don’t have to be big though. This is big news.
The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions
JANUARY 9, 2017
Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year. Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous market research, our consulting interactions with countless LMS buyers and sellers and more than 20 years of experience we’ve accumulated in the learning industry. Want to Learn More?
Naming Names – LMS Mini Reviews
MARCH 24, 2015
In future posts, three random systems will land a “quick take” mini review. . Instructure Bridge (Yep those HE folks are adding a corporate system to their product line). Instructure like so many other HE systems can’t help themselves. My take is that Bridge is going the way of some LMS/Learning Platforms that pitch either the “non-traditional” angle or “focus on features” people only need angle or “simple, easy to use angle” with simple as the key word. . If I was to list the systems for B2B/B2C. SumTotal.
Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know
JUNE 2, 2014
Breakdowns of each system including latest new features and quick take. Listing of top three systems in the following verticals – Banking/Finance, Manufacturing, Association, Education K-12, Higher Education, B2B. Listing of top five systems that I see as NextGen systems. Insight and Info that you will want to know before you buy any system – Each system in the rankings includes this section – at a minimum it will save you time and help narrow down the field. Q: How many systems were considered? eLogic Learning. Expertus.
LMS State of Affairs
AUGUST 1, 2014
Learning Systems. Learning Platforms. Learning Management Systems. Caribbean – Across the board, virtually every island is doing e-learning – not one truly stands out. Market with high revenue potential, yet has minimal competition – Content providers, B2B – unique angle – many systems do not understand the space, nor have a system that truly delivers what these markets need. Competency Management including Skills. Learning communities tied to courses, groups. Predictive Learning.
Best of the Best – Extended Enterprise or multi-tenant LMSs
MAY 5, 2013
Just because a system lists itself as an extended enterprise does not mean it comes with multiple domains (which with some vendors includes customized) nor with multiple portals or my preferable term – “multi-tenant” You may see an “extended enterprise” which not only refers to the company’s employees, but also their customers and channel partners. There are some systems who target only channel partners. The system works at all levels: across the global enterprise, B2B, B2C, Channel Partners, mid size, mid to large and definitely large.
LMS Integration: The Learning Ecosystem
MAY 12, 2016
Vendors can: Provide an open API library consisting of available scripts that a tech-savvy buyer can use to automate integration with client systems. Pre-built API connectors can be turned on by checking a box and entering the appropriate API “code” to link the two systems. eCommerce Management. Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Global Taxation Management.
Special Post – Why the Big Four are not on my latest Top 10 LMS List
MAY 7, 2013
Since my Top 10 list of LMS vendors has been posted online, I have received quite a bit of e-mail wondering why the biggest names: Cornerstone On Demand, Saba, SumTotal and SuccessFactors are not on the list. When I talk about a LMS, I am saying specifically a learning management system and the vendors themselves should see their own product first and foremost as a LMS, not as a TM/PM or whatever. I have always seen then as talent/performance management platform which was becoming more of a HCM and this only re-confirmed it. Cornerstone On Demand.
LMS Ghost stories – The truth will scare you
OCTOBER 26, 2014
Ask a few questions about your situation, what you are trying to do, accomplish, the number of learners/students (aka end users) that will be using the system, either daily or monthly. A good vendor will take that information and apply it to your demo (you want one), inquire for additional questions if needed – after they have had time to review it – post-call; and most importantly as a cornerstone to your pricing. In other words, you just spent an hour on a call, telling them your story, and identifying items you want to see in a system and need. You bet.
Psst. You wanna buy some features?
JULY 30, 2012
While UI on the front and back end of a system continues to be all over the place – from generally awful to very nice – regardless of the price point, its the features that stand out (or in some cases -you should stand clear off) in the space. You don’t have to go to funkytown to see some feature sets that put the “WoW” back into learning. System that offers 300 APIs that the client can pick and choose from. Integrates and works with Google Apps (education systems). Help desk integration (a few systems). Event management inc.
Answering your LMS Questions
JULY 9, 2012
The ones who may not are those who identify themselves as “Training mgt systems and alike” – because they are really focused on the course authoring tool and are not a LMS in the true sense of the word. Rather than focus on the most common features, focus on the 10% that are different and thus may not be in every system – because guess what? Mobile learning – it might surprise you to know that 75-80% of all systems in the space, currently do not offer any type of mobile learning, the number goes up even higher for online/offline synch.
2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Learning management systems didn’t die. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors. LMS and performance management companies started merging and then the big HR/talent players acquired them. The cloud LMSs provide learning management to the masses. Docebo.
EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014
APRIL 28, 2014
Linkedin E-Learning 24/7 group briefings - once a night – short and right to the point – think highlights of the day’s expo event (5th and 6th). I have either seen the product before at a previous show or by seeing a demo in the past six months OR I have never seen the product – there are a lot of e-learning products out in the marketplace. Time to hit the Road to Learning – Where is my Car? Very slick UI, a lot of very nice feature sets, there is a lot to like in this system. Is this a system for everyone? E-Learning 24/7.
Step right up to the LMS Sideshow
APRIL 21, 2014
Because I’m ripping you off, just like those systems that tell you it will cost 750 thousand dollars for 1000 users. There are plenty of fantastic systems out there that will cost you anywhere from 20 thousand dollars to 65 thousand dollars for 1,000 users, minus the one time setup fee. The reality is that having a name that is recognized by everyone doesn’t mean it is the best system on the market. Right off the top of my head, after I remove my top hat, I can think of fifty systems that have an outstanding product. I mean facilities management?
Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning
AUGUST 13, 2013
Q : I am curious on why Cornerstone On Demand, Saba and SumTotal do not appear in your top twenty lists even though they appear on other sites as the best products in the market. Every e-learning consulting/research firm, etc. My latest take on those three vendors (plus one) are: Cornerstone On Demand – I have seen the new UI and I like what I saw. The problem though is it is not throughout the entire system, rather it is in a few areas. That said, they are in my top 40 for learning/extended enterprise cloud. There is nothing like interaction. Next!
Make Your Retail Sales Training Shine with Help from Great Innovators
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
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Learning Management Systems that kick ass: Cornerstone OnDemand
NOVEMBER 20, 2008
In this first post, part of the Friday series “LMSs that kick ass, I’ll be highlighting one Learning Management System (LMS). First up is Cornerstone OnDemand. I met Charles Coy, Director, Product Marketing, at our 2008 Innovations in Learning Conference (Cornerstone OnDemand was a sponsor). Clearly, Cornerstone OnDemand ‘gets it.’ ’ Via an email interview, I spoke with Charles about what Cornerstone OnDemand is working on and look forward to viewing a demo of their new release in December. Thanks Charles!
An Inside Peek to the State of the LMS Industry 2014 Report
JANUARY 20, 2014
Global perspective – I am tired of reading reports that are heavy US focused or heavy (one specific country) specific – we live in a global village, especially here in the e-learning world, so why focus on one area/region? Going with other analytical approaches - Instead of the standard ones you often see in LMS or e-learning reports, I went with a couple of new ones, including Porter’s Five Forces Competitive Analysis (included in the sample) – YES, you get a sample. TOPYX, Totara, Unicorn Training, Upside Learning. What’s included in the system.
E-Learning Q&A November Issue
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
In this riveting issue we will be covering the international e-learning scene, my State of the Industry LMS Report – specifically the Top 50, LMS ROI, e-learning costs and web conferencing. I’m curious to know what you are seeing in other countries regarding e-learning? In just the past several months, numerous countries are really embracing not just e-learning but also mobile. The interesting thing about Africa is the deep commitment from the various governments as it relates to e-learning. Lastly, e-learning is not inexpensive. Q: Hi.
Learning Management Systems that kick ass: Generation21
NOVEMBER 28, 2008
I'll be highlighting one Learning Management System (LMS) every Friday. A: John Stearns- For Gen21, social media is simply another analogous function that clients may choose to use in their learning toolkit. The elements of social media in our LMS are those that related most directly to our mission to enable learning. Secondly, there's the Talent Management segment, where some old things get new names and secondary functions typically found in an HRIS move over to the TM platform. Prior LMSs in series: Cornerstone OnDemand Q: Hi John. behave.