The Benefits of a Request for Proposal (RFP)

dVinci Interactive

Once you have a general idea of your needs, budget, and timeline, you should develop an eLearning Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP is your tool for qualifying and eventually selecting an eLearning partner. The completed RFP forms the basis for selecting the provider or qualifying a “shortlist” of providers for an in-person review and final selection. We recently posted a custom eLearning RFP template on our learning solutions website.

RFP 116

JPL’s eLearning RFP Template – Get Your Project Off on the Right Foot

dVinci Interactive

To help you organize your priorities and reach out to qualified prospective partners, we’ve created a simple eLearning Request for Proposal (RFP) template. The eLearning RFP template will help you assess the capabilities, compatibility and costs of different providers. You can also use this RFP process to outline criteria for selecting your learning solutions partner. And, we hope you will send us your completed eLearning RFP template and consider JPL to be your partner!

RFP 109
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Debut: My LMS RFP Template – The only one you will ever need again

eLearning 24-7

Speed up the process – Who has time today to spend days putting together a RFP and on the flip side from the vendor perspective who has weeks to complete them? Frankly, I got tired of seeing LMS RFP templates that either were built by a LMS vendor and thus some of the features were targeting said vendor, or LMS RFP templates created by people who are not LMS experts, let alone have an extensive experience in e-learning. What I can guarantee about this LMS RFP template.

RFP 73

If Only I Could Live Tweet Faster: My ASAE 2013 Session Standouts

Association eLearning

In the comments, let me know your favorite quotes or tweets from ASAE Annual Conference & Expo 2013! Committees draft the RFP and select the options, but the CEO and staff are responsible for selection and follow through.”. This was my first year at ASAE Annual but it certainly won’t be my last. I got to meet and make so many association friends as well as gain a lot of valuable information.

Tips for Developing an LMS RFP

Association eLearning

So, you’re ready to take the initial plunge into eLearning, and you’re thinking of issuing a request for proposal (RFP). Distributing an RFP is a wonderful way to “set the stage” for your ideal learning management system (LMS). An RFP is especially beneficial if you have a lot of requirements, because it gives you a simple way to evaluate and compare numerous LMS systems. When the going gets tough, it may be tempting to copy another organization’s RFP requirements.

RFP 116

50 Best eLearning Posts Of 2012

Upside Learning

We hope you have had a good start to 2013. 10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines. Happy 2013 everyone! We are going to make it even better! We have compiled the 50 best eLearning posts of 2012 from our blog. It’s a chance for you to catch up on some interesting stuff you might have missed the last year. And for us, it’s a time to relook at the posts that trended on twitter and other social channels, and were loved by our readers.

Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

" As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. Brinkerhoff’s (who I had an opportunity to listen to at the AITD conference in Melbourne in April 2013) arguments very compelling. And here’s Professor Brinkerhoff speaking at the Learning Technologies Show in London in 2013. ASTD ICE 2013 | May 19 – 22 | Dallas, TX, USA | Stand #839.

Working With E-Learning Vendors: Evaluating Responses to Your RFP

E-learning Uncovered

In my last post , I gave some tips on what to include in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The best time to think about how you want to evaluate vendors is when you are creating the RFP, so you don’t forget to ask the vendors for something you need. What tips do you have to help select a vendor out of the many responses you receive from an RFP? The post Working With E-Learning Vendors: Evaluating Responses to Your RFP appeared first on E-Learning Uncovered

RFP 53

Evaluation Is Not Complicated

The Performance Improvement Blog

As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. In his blog post , “Stop Evaluating Training!”, Amit Garg summarizes a presentation that Robert O. Brinkerhoff gave at the Australian Institute of Training and Development conference in April. Garg relates Brinkerhoff’s comments to the challenges of measuring the effectiveness of elearning programs.

7-Step Process for LMS Selection [GRAPHIC]

LearnDash

For example, depending on the size of your organization, there may not be a need to issue a formal RFP (Request for Proposals). Selecting an LMS is an important decision for any organization to make. In many cases, the LMS that you choose will be with you for a very long time, so it is essential to follow a systematic process, from researching to the actual decision of which product to implement.

RFP 171

Bloomsburg Students and Alumni Doing Great Things

Kapp Notes

Then, on the second day of the conference, my students present solutions to a mock Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP idea is based on an actual idea issued by DOE/DARPA as a SBIR RFP. Lately, at Bloomsburg University where I teach, there have been some great cross-over and intermingling between academic endeavors of students and corporate experiences. Students have been bridging the gap between studying and the world-of-work and the results have been remarkable.

RFP 159

September E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

It’s funny because in my LMS RFP template (a new version will appear with my report), vendors who I know do not have a modern UI will state they do. And with that, comes the last jolt of hot weather (depending on where you live), the last jolt to remind you to look for e-learning tools for 2013 and the last jolt to remind e-learning folks that these trends are moving faster than foliage traffic in Vermont.

#BUCAC Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

Today students present their solutions to a mock RFP dealing with the prevention of surgical fires. The first team is B-A-C-K Designs. Their solution used Thinking Worlds as a 3D solution to help teach the hospital staff how to prevent surgical fires. They also showed a mobile version of their solution. Ana Delgadillo, Bryan Sidwar, Cecil Niger-Thomas and Katie Mazol present their solution to the CAC.

RFP 115

E-Learning Q&A November Issue

eLearning 24-7

But on that blog post, I will mention my top newcomer LMS for 2013, and list a couple of other LMS for 2013 awards. along with my new updated LMS RFP for you to use and share. 2013 e-learning LMS learning management system online learning Back from Australia and boy are my arms tired (Yes, the worst joke ever!).

Issue 67

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

These skills are primarily related to project management, the most important of which is the knowledge and skill necessary to prepare a good request for proposal (RFP). This inaccuracy or vagueness must be avoided in your RFP if you want good competitive bids. One approach: if you do not have the experience to prepare an accurate RFP, hire a consultant or a development vendor specifically to help you prepare the RFP.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

I never did a RFP nor spent more time than necessary to find a system. Try to avoid using a RFP template. Ask them who would be your point of contact – it may not be the person who is doing the RFP. Even if you choose not to use a RFP, make sure to create a quick spreadsheet listing the features you want – being specific. Similar to using the RFP, i.e. pricing, setup, training, etc.

One of These Services Is Not Like the Others

CLO Magazine

In addition to insufficiently authored requests for proposals (RFPs), another barrier to understanding a service provider’s value is the morphing of the RFP into an electronic procurement tool. To ensure learning services investments meet business requirements, the role of the purchasing agent, and the knowledge required, are evolving. While procurement organizations are getting better at understanding the world of learning services, there are still significant challenges.

Working with E-Learning Vendors: Tips for Working with Vendors

E-learning Uncovered

Over the last few blogs, I’ve given some tips on how to find a vendor through a Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) , and then how to evaluate the responses you get to select the best vendor to meet your needs. Now what? Here are some tips for you. Get everything in writing. . If the sales person makes promises over the phone – make sure the promises are in the contract.

In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

The report includes a neat analysis of the reasons for this change identified in their study conducted in the fourth quarter of 2013 with 457 respondents from a variety of industries and company sizes. Free RFP Template : This macro-enabled RFP template from Craig Weiss (CEO, eLearning 24/7) that includes over 300 features relevant to today’s market will be a highly helpful tool for anybody involved in the process of identifying and selecting an LMS vendor.

LMS 144

Top 5 Reasons You Will Leave your LMS – and How to Switch Successfully

Association eLearning

Often, organizations choose a vendor by sending out a Request for Proposal (RFP). When the vendors receive this RFP, they are expected to “check the box” to indicate if their system provides that feature or not. Based on the responses to your RFP, you’ll want to contact vendors who made the cut to schedule a live demo of their system. MOWAA and Digitec Interactive Partner to Deliver LMS to Nutrition Professionals - July 23, 2013.

RFP 127

IN PURSUIT OF THE RIGHT LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) FOR TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

The report includes a neat analysis of the reasons for this change identified in their study conducted in the fourth quarter of 2013 with 457 respondents from a variety of industries and company sizes. Free RFP Template : This macro-enabled RFP template from Craig Weiss (CEO, eLearning 24/7) that includes over 300 features relevant to today’s market will be a highly helpful tool for anybody involved in the process of identifying and selecting an LMS vendor.

LMS 100

Cal State Online Plays Small Ball

Allison Rossett

Other than an extensive RFP process which will invite experienced providers into some aspects of the mix, few details are provided. Even before the RFP hits the street, the following entities will review it: Statewide Academic Senate, Executive Council, Faculty Senate Chairs, Presidents, Provosts, VPs Academic Affairs, CABO, ITAC, TSC, ATSC, ATAC, DAT, Deans of Extended Education, Directors of Distance Learning and the Commission on the Extended University.

RFP 109

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

One popular eLearning podcast is hosted by Connie Malamed and started in 2013. RFP (request for proposal ): Document prepared by organizations to help assess LMS vendors during a selection process. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L. Today, I’ll complete the list by defining the true meaning of training, from ‘manifest’ to ‘white label’ Let’s dive into the language of learning!

Top LMS Industry Facts of 2016

iSpring Solutions

bn in 2013, $7.8 A typical LMS purchase scenario looks like this: A potential buyer performs a search in Google or any other search engine; Asks for recommendations and reads reviews; Sends an RFP to several LMS vendors that s/he finds the most appropriate; Analyzes the RFP data and schedules demos with the selected LMS providers; Makes a final decision and purchases the LMS. Shared. The LMS Industry is rapidly growing and developing.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

One popular eLearning podcast is hosted by Connie Malamed and started in 2013. RFP (Request for Proposal). During a selection process, an RFP document is prepared by organizations to help assess each vendor. From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. Terminology can feel like buzzwords and jargon to the amateur but many are essential knowledge for the eLearning professional.