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LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems

Learning on the Leading Edge

Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. These software systems are among the most important and rapid-changing parts of HR technology, and they drive tremendous value to businesses of all sizes. The Continuous Corporate Learning Model.

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Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

eLearning 24-7

If you have or are looking for an LMS, perhaps someone in your company or department has mentioned that this X vendor or Y vendor either isn’t known or they have never heard of them and thus it is better to go with a well-known vendor, because they must be better – I mean look at all the folks they have. Another zinger is the old some famous, everyone hates their LMS.  At a recent presentation, I gave more than 65% of the audience raised their hands when I asked who hated their LMS. SuccessFactors LMS is horrible. Game based learning mobile style.

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LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems

Learning on the Leading Edge

Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. These software systems are among the most important and rapid-changing parts of HR technology, and they drive tremendous value to businesses of all sizes. The Continuous Corporate Learning Model.

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LMS State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

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.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

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Your friends days before your big 30-40-50-60, heck even your wedding – again, is this really necessary? #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. fine system with strong features.

The 5 most common LMS complaints from end users

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As someone who has had the wonderful experience of buying (leasing) a LMS and the issues that arose beyond that, I can tell you that I feel your pain.  There is nothing worse that spending the money, selecting the system, implement it, then it runs into problems and your end users – blame you. You buzz the assigned project manager or tech support person and listen to the whole “we hear you” and get back to you verbiage. “Yep, our system works all the time with Oracle.” You buy the LMS. The LMS didn’t support it.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

need a LMS. Q: I’m looking for a LMS that has classroom mgt, can have abc learners see only one course or a set of courses, while another group sees a different set of courses and I need to batch upload my learners. A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. 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. Task management. Learning 24/7.

Why Use WordPress For ELearning

LearnDash

Given my elearning industry background I have had the opportunity to interact with the leading elearning development and management tools that are available. Everything from rapid elearning creation programs, instructional design theories and best-practice, and countless learning management systems. The reason I stand by WordPress as an LMS is because of its flexibility.

The Cornerstone Effect

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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.  I also picked up on statements made by consumers. ” In the LMS space, it has become the one term that if cast upon your platform is the sign of death, at least to many other vendors. The statements were eerily similar.

How to choose the right LMS

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The same thing applies to the learning management system market.  The “I’ll just look at a couple of systems, and decide from there” method doesn’t work either. Selecting a system takes a lot of time, a lot of commitment on your part (and group, if applicable) and yes, even cost – the amount of time x productivity x your salary wage/time spent to find a system.  As such, people tend to go about it in a few ways to solve this dilemma. The minus: vendors come out of the woodwork to tell you their system meets those needs.

LMSs, TMs and HCMs

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SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system. Sure, they offer a separate LMS called SumTotal Maestro, but their TM has surprisingly (not really) been morphed into a HCM, will others follow? If you visit the Taleo home page, you will learn the following two items. must have been sleeping, but when did “learning” slide under Talent Management?  When did “learning, which is training” become a defacto component of Talent Management? They purchased Outstart, a LMS. Talent management.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

– this is what a client’s IT Manager commented after looking at technology requirements sheet of our Wizdom LMS in a presentation last week (It’s built on.Net, and uses Windows Server, IIS, & MS SQL/Oracle as back-end platform). The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. Can I manage without active support?

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

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LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise. 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. Built in E-mail that blocks viruses, spam plus you can send out of the LMS. Wizards.

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

eLearning 24-7

It’s nearly here.  In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase.   Even open source systems.   identify the Big Dogs as SumTotal by Skillsoft (yes, that is the actual name),  Cornerstone OnDemand, Saba, SucessFactors and Oracle Taleo (although, I ask myself who is using this and if you still are why?). But, they do use modules (so you can buy learning for example, and then down the road or at the same time performance and so forth). . Saba Learning. eLogic Learning. Matrix LMS. WBT Systems.

RIP Old LMS… Say Hello to the Next-Gen LMS

Paradiso

Is your current LMS giving you nightmares? You say east and your LMS goes west? No matter how much you try, your LMS never justifies its presence in your organization. You keep racking your brains to get the best out of the fossil aged LMS, and it keeps enfeebling with every single passing day. When there is No LMS…. When your Current LMS is as Good as No LMS!

LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems

Learning on the Leading Edge

Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. These software systems are among the most important and rapid-changing parts of HR technology, and they drive tremendous value to businesses of all sizes. The Continuous Corporate Learning Model.

LMS Discovery Call – Book Excerpt (my book)

eLearning 24-7

Well, I figured, that any time is as good as a time – and with so many people on the hunt for finding the right LMS, this except will help you or them out. Here is the “Excerpt” on the LMS Discovery Call:   Discovery call. Regardless if you create a RFP, use my LMS RFP template or choose to just ask inquiries and select; an initial call with the LMS vendors of interest is a must. But this isn’t universal, which is why some people end up with systems that are not the best fit for them.  Tagged: craig weiss , LMS , LMS Discovery Call.

LMS Discovery Call – Book Excerpt (my book)

eLearning 24-7

Well, I figured, that any time is as good as a time – and with so many people on the hunt for finding the right LMS, this except will help you or them out. Here is the “Excerpt” on the LMS Discovery Call:   Discovery call. Regardless if you create a RFP, use my LMS RFP template or choose to just ask inquiries and select; an initial call with the LMS vendors of interest is a must. But this isn’t universal, which is why some people end up with systems that are not the best fit for them.  Tagged: craig weiss , LMS , LMS Discovery Call.

Workday files IPO as Oracle Fusion Builds Momentum

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week Workday released its S-1 (IPO filing) and we also had a detailed briefing from Oracle on the company's progress with Fusion and Taleo. These systems are very complex to implement (the clients I talked with told me it took a few years to be fully integrated) so Workday is working closely with Deloitte and others to build a strong ecosystem of implementation partners.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems).

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems).

SyberWorks Media Center Presents New Article – “SCORM and the Learning Management System (LMS)”

The Boggs e-Learning Chronicle

Here is the press release on the article:  SyberWorks Media Center Presents a New Article: “SCORM and the Learning Management System (LMS)”. The article, SCORM and the Learning Management System (LMS) , can be found in the SyberWorks Media Center.    I have also posted it below: SCORM and the Learning Management System (LMS). In the context of this article, the client-side content would be the course launched by a student and the runtime environment would be a Learning Management System.

Oracle Buys Taleo by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Oracle plans to add Taleo’s Talent Management cloud offering to the Oracle Public Cloud. Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies

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

eLearning 24-7

But one of the biggest problems I see at such shows are the number of vendors who in hindsight I wished I avoided.  I recall at ATD this past year, a vendor who was trying to sell people ahead of time their LMS.  This is a system that has a lot of potential, but still lacking a few key items in the areas of classroom management, compliance, gamification (no leaderboard), event management and so on.  Oh, the folks at CD2 respond quickly – so a plus on that (for those who have never sought out systems, communication response time is important). digress.

Channel Learning and Business Success: Can Your LMS Connect the Dots?

Talented Learning

One of the best things about being a learning technology analyst is that I get to meet so many smart, passionate people who are pushing the boundaries of the LMS and business success as we know it. Everyday I speak with founders and senior executives, sales and marketing teams, as well as customers and prospects from all over the learning solutions sphere. Want to Learn More?

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

The 2016 LMS market is not what you think. Here are our top ten 2016 trends, observations and predictions for the LMS and broader learning technology market.    . #10 Culture Shift Driving Epic Innovation in the LMS Market. The cloud , mobile devices, social media, ecommerce , Google and bandwidth have changed everything especially the way we all learn

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

Then it asks questions such as satisfaction level, satisfaction with particular features, are you planning to replace, primary barriers, importance of features, etc. A few of the more interesting graphs that you can't really see well except by going and seeing a larger version at LMS Satisfaction and LMS Barriers and Features. Does a Learner WANT an LMS? Oracle 14 7.48

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

In 2016, it makes more sense to think of a LMS as part of a digital business ecosystem, rather than a standalone island destination.  There are a variety of approaches to LMS integration. Vendors can: Provide an open API library consisting of available scripts that a tech-savvy buyer can use to automate integration with client systems. Types of LMS Integration.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the last ten years the learning technology industry has undergone radical change. With a flurry of acquisitions and many new technologies now available for learning, it is increasingly difficult for a corporate training manager to develop an integrated learning platform. Evolution of the Learning Management System (LMS) Market. billion.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Learning management systems didn’t die.  Quick LMS History. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors.  Much of the investment was upfront and only the largest companies or companies with the most compliance risk exposure could afford an LMS. eLogic Learning.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the last ten years the learning technology industry has undergone radical change. With a flurry of acquisitions and many new technologies now available for learning, it is increasingly difficult for a corporate training manager to develop an integrated learning platform. Evolution of the Learning Management System (LMS) Market. billion.

CornerstoneOnDemand Strong Quarter: Growing Share in LMS Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

CornerstoneOnDemand is the fastest-growing major LMS vendor, reinforcing itself as a leading best-of-breed talent management systems vendor. Our research shows that Cornerstone will grow to be the fourth biggest LMS vendor next year, following Oracle, SAP, and SumTotal with around 5% global market share. Other LMS vendors have not been keeping up with Cornerstone.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems).

HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update

Learning on the Leading Edge

It was very interesting, and we all have a lot to learn here. Of the 150 or so people in the room, only 3 or 4 worked in companies that had "standard mobile platforms" and a mobile device management strategy. So even if the HR managers wanted to put together a detailed plan for mobile, they are hampered by the lack of standards within their own IT department. ").

HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update

Learning on the Leading Edge

It was very interesting, and we all have a lot to learn here. Of the 150 or so people in the room, only 3 or 4 worked in companies that had "standard mobile platforms" and a mobile device management strategy. So even if the HR managers wanted to put together a detailed plan for mobile, they are hampered by the lack of standards within their own IT department. ").

CornerstoneOnDemand Strong Quarter: Growing Share in LMS Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

CornerstoneOnDemand is currently the fastest-growing LMS vendor, reinforcing its business as a talent management systems vendor. Cornerstone is winning in the LMS market, driving growth in talent management. The largest vendor has 9% market share - you can purchase our complete research on the LMS market here ). 2. The market remains highly fragmented.

Why MOODLE Is the Most Widely Used LMS

CommLab India

Do you wish to make the best use of your e-learning materials? Well, you need to use a Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS is a computer system that enables you host, manage, and track your e-learning courses. One of the most widely used LMSs is Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (MOODLE).