LMS Setup Fees: For some vendors it’s a cash cow

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Just as a seriously doubt many of the LMS vendors who feel it is their duty to charge one time setup fees that break your budget bank. The late 90′s through 2002 were the heyday of the dot.com era (actually I would say the late 90s to late 2000, were truly the high point before the wheels started to come off). There are plenty of vendors who do not charge any type of setup fee. Equally there are vendors who charge a setup fee for items that you need to make it go.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

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The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Extended Enterprise - Vendors are expanding into the wholesaler/reseller/affiliates/sales agent sector with their solutions. The note of interest is that it is occurring with all size of vendors, albeit the charge is being led by mid size vendors. Not all of the big dog vendors have entered this space, despite it being a huge revenue opportunity. Global markets. Even if your vendor is outside of the U.S./Canada,


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Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

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Long has tools such as Studio and Captivate been on the higher side, the same can be said for vendors such as Rapid Intake and dominKnow. Because other vendors are getting into the act as well. I must have missed something because I could have sworn that we are in a slow growing economy and previously a global recession. What is an equal frightening event is when authoring tool vendors do not even list their pricing on their page.

When your LMS BFF is no longer

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The big elephant in the room that we hear so many times and vendors love to pitch (to get you to their system), but rarely the vendors themselves will admit to – many have only themselves to blame. Sometimes, it is the client’s fault and sometimes it is the vendor’s fault. I know, I know it is never your fault (client) – its those nasty LMS vendors, but as with the failure to recognize, often more than not it is duality, at least at some level.

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What is the Importance of SCORM Compliant LMS?


From its conception in the year 2000, SCORM or Shareable Content Object Reference Model holds the utmost importance in enterprises that embrace technology-led learning. Integrate with other LMS vendors ?


On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

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One vendor already offers it in 2012, and knowing this industry – if something takes off and works, others will follow. Right now, you have to upload the course as you would with your SCORM wrapper, where you self-upload or use the course within an online mobile platform from your authoring tool vendor. One vendor told me they will incorporate it when it becomes certified – uh systems and authoring tools can be certified not a standard.

SharePoint – Social Learning Savior?

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While many companies see this as a non issue, remember that for many of these companies they exist in the Fortune 500 or Global 2000. A report by Global 360 found that 60% of SharePoint respondents found the user experience “inadequate&#. A SharePoint LMS vendor, told me that they never recommend people purchasing a SharePoint LMS, unless they have previously used SharePoint because of the problems they will face.

The grades are in for Education focused LMSs

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SaaS – I would prefer a vendor who offers SaaS only and not a SaaS or client hosted or G-D forbid client hosted only option. Name me another system that includes the New York Times archieve with over 160 years of articles, continuum based assessments in the areas of writing, creativity, problem solving, global competency and analyzing. For a vendor who has been around for more than 14 years you would think they finally get the whole value of asynchronous based learning.

LMS dot.com 3.0?

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Out in 2000. Boo.com (fashion apparel), 135M in funding, out of biz in 2000. . This is because any vendor/platform/system could provide micro-learning since the start of the LMS space in the late 90’s. Heck, I was building micro courses in 2000 and my cloud based LMS hosted them just fine. I told them, vendors were offering this in 2000. It is by no means the best stuff I’ve ever seen for 3rd party content/course vendor. .

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Halloween Edition – Treats and Tricks

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Skills Management – Skill ratings, Skill libraries (usually tied to job roles), extensive upskilling features and capabilities – Many vendors in the learning system space are pushing the message as they themselves are elite above all others, but who pray tell really is?

Trials – Learning Systems

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In the early 2000’s right up to about 2012, trials were common in the learning system market. Especially in the 2008-12 time frame, when the economy on a global scale was in tatters. Not every vendor offered them, but more than enough did and consumers liked that. In the good ol’ days vendors listed trials on their web sites OR if you liked what you saw in the demo, you asked them via the phone or e-mail for a trial.

What Is SCORM and Why Is It Important?


The advantages that a well-designed LMS can bring are numerous, including: Consistent training for global workers. Since its launch in January 2000, SCORM has come packaged in 3 basic versions: SCORM 1.1.


2020 – The Year of the Hub

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I’ve heard it from vendors. Many consumers, I surmise are doing it already without even realizing it, and even some vendors are too. Preferably on/off synch, but as I mentioned in my LinkedIn mini-post, most learning system vendors still are not on/off synch with said mobile app. The majority of vendors have two mobile apps – one for iOS and one for Android (and yes, it is easy to say one mobile app with two different OS versions).

Innovative E-Learning Solution Providers in 2019

Use of IETMs for Navy Air Force Defence

It is imperative to provide students in India with efficient means of education and transform them to excel globally. Embracing this e-learning trend, many vendors came up with solutions to digitalize the classrooms. We have evolved as the best content supplier and could win the confidence of 2000 Schools in the first year. It is an inarguable fact that English is a global language; however, many students in India face difficulties in speaking English effectively.

Designing Technology for the Workforce vs. HR


Then, vendors developed mainframe (McCormack & Dodge, MSA, Tesseract) and mini-computer-based (Cyborg, Lawson, Ross Systems) packaged applications. Thus, vendors added self-service capabilities to their solution. In fact, every vendor does.

Who really wins?

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I mention this, because in the e-learning world, there are winners and losers, albeit we do not call the vendors who lose out to a deal with a customer or an opportunity, losers. But make no mistake, one vendor is going to win and one or many will not. Despite the size of the industry, word does get around – with many vendors, not all mind you, but many. If you are seeking a system, high maintenance usually scares vendors off. Vendor is in the house.

Are You Overlooking Today’s Hottest Corporate Learning Trend?

Talented Learning

For example, one of my favorite resources is the annual “L&D Global Sentiment Survey” from Donald H. The 2019 learning trend “hot list” was based on responses from more than 2000 people in 92 countries. Perhaps it’s just me.

LMS is not dead (again)


Yes, the posts on the Net continue to tell me that the LMS and thus its market is dead, which is ironic when you consider that more companies are coming into the space than leaving and that the learning system space now exceeds 1,300 on the global scale, and that most of them, the overwhelmingly large chunk, are LMSs. Go back to early 2000’s to 2010 or so, and there were way more LCMSs than exist today. Yep, in 2000. It’s dead. . No, wait, it’s dying.

LMS State of Affairs

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Global markets. Compliance – but just because a vendor says they have it, they be turning items that really aren’t into something that works. Built-in authoring tool – If you are expecting something like Storyline, forget it – not there yet; unless vendor has a partnership with an authoring tool vendor – example: Claro. In other words, depending on the vendor, it can do all that you want and need, or not. 620 and counting. .

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

The 7 Secrets to Being a Rockstar Vendor. What’s it take to be a Rockstar Vendor? Then take these attributes to identify and work with vendors that will help you build training that is both meaningful and measureable inside of your organization. In this session, you will learn: How to identify the right vendor for your needs. Gaming is all the rage in eLearning, but without a sizable budget or external vendors, options are limited.

Excellence in Blended Learning

CLO Magazine

Excellence in Blended Learning recognizes vendors that have deployed a variety of tools in support of a client’s learning program that delivers engaging learning combining multiple modalities.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

We don’t perform on a live stage to sell-out crowds, but we do produce thought leadership webinars that attract hundreds of global attendees. Since then, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of modern LMS vendors, and in enthusiasm for strategies and technologies that help organizations educate customers, channel partners and other external audiences. How can you navigate the field of 700+ LMS vendors?

Don’t Believe the Hype. Learning Management Systems Are Alive and Well

CLO Magazine

Yes, one or two of the multibillion-dollar vendors that entered the LMS market via acquisition have lost track of their product offerings over the years. What she doesn’t understand is that the LMS, vintage year 2000, is radically different from the LMS today. Yes, some traditional vendors have evolved more slowly than others. There are vendors that have been in the market for nearly two decades, yet have innovated continuously, updating their LMS offerings.

Mobile Learning: e-learningnext

ID Reflections

Clark Quinn, a thought leader in technology-mediated learning, said in 2000: mLearning is the intersection of mobile computing and elearning: accessible resources wherever you are, strong search capabilities, rich interaction, powerful support for effective learning, and performance-based assessment. Distributed workforce as a result of globalization 3. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker , vendors shipped 54.7

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Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

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Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. 21 Vendor Expansion and Consolidation Continue at a Brisk Pace. As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time. Popular vendors in this space include Cornerstone OnDemand, CrossKnowlege , Degreed , EdCast , eLogic Learning , Media Defined/NetExam , OnPoint Digital , PeopleFluent , Saba , Skilljar and Totara.

How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces


This post (by Kate Williams) reviews the report published by enterprise software provider Verivo based on a survey conducted with enterprise architects at Global 2000 companies. Global Survey Identifies Mobility as a Top Priority for the Enterprise : This global survey commissioned by Citrix presents some interesting insights into the mobility strategies of businesses around the globe.


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And yet, we live today in a global village and one that is multicultural. . I can count on my fingers how many content vendors offer courses to teach folks a foreign language. Back in 2005, people could still live in their bubble, away from the global village. I know of a well-known content provider who still has content from the early 2000’s sitting on their servers (along with more recent content).

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

In 2020 there are many different types of LMS solutions and hundreds of competing vendors. Unfortunately for associations, most LMS vendors think they are just fine to support associations because members are just like employees.

3 Reasons to Consolidate Systems with ServiceNow Apps


Ultimately, this means your company reduces dependency on external vendors, integrations and customizations. . Used by nearly 800 of the Forbes Global 2000 companies , the Now Platform TM began with ITSM and now allows customers to rapidly address a broad range of business challenges. We are passionate about serving our customers. In our conversations with them, several themes continue to come up as to why they are simplifying systems and processes.



This post (by Kate Williams) reviews the report published by enterprise software provider Verivo based on a survey conducted with enterprise architects at Global 2000 companies. Global Survey Identifies Mobility as a Top Priority for the Enterprise : This global survey commissioned by Citrix presents some interesting insights into the mobility strategies of businesses around the globe.

Learning Statistics

Kapp Notes

billion) was allocated to external services such as workshops, vendors and external events. Additionally, the May 2008 article reports: the current e-learning global market size is over $20 billion (Rs 78,000 crore)—grown ten-fold since 2000). Here are some interesting statistics about learning.

Online Learning Works – So Why are Schools Failing at it?

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Globally wise? Clearly online learning in elementary and secondary schools were well on their way by the early 2000’s, which puts a big dent into the whole “new experience of learning online” argument. . If you plan to use Moodle, don’t build your system yourselves – I’ve never seen one that shouted “Fun, kids will love it”, rather use a vendor such as eThink or EdTek Services.

Four Industry Announcements

Kapp Notes

re not going to tell you which vendors you should partner with- instead, we’re giving you the most comprehensive data set of e-learning products and vendors available, and the tools to make it useful.”. Trivantis Corporation produces Lectora, the world’s leading e-Learning software, used by most Global 2000 companies.

Top 10 NextGen LMSs for 2015-2016

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But the systems that are coming into the space nowadays have ditched the robust stats for just the basic stats, which – HERE COMES THE IRONY – is how systems were appearing back in the early days – early 2000’s (as a whole). Is a vendor next gen if they offer minimal (the basics if that in some cases) statistics? Then where do you place vendors who have been around but offer the capabilities including more robust statistics?

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

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Instead, they read reports from Gartner that indicate 70 percent of Global 2000 organizations will have at least one gamified application over the next five years. It’s being lead by vendors, marketers and others who can, and are, getting the word out about gamification and its working. Week One Recap.

Learning to Play by Ear

CLO Magazine

So, in addition to teaching the class, he worked with management to rethink the recruiting and screening process to be more selective about who they hired, then he analyzed and selected the right vendor to reframe the curriculum and implement practice exams that the reps had to pass before taking the real exams. Hedrick left Fidelity in 2000 to join a start-up tech company called d-Tech with dreams of becoming a successful tech entrepreneur.

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Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

Instead, they read reports from Gartner that indicate 70 percent of Global 2000 organizations will have at least one gamified application over the next five years. It’s being lead by vendors, marketers and others who can, and are, getting the word out about gamification and its working. Week One Recap.