Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples

Tony Karrer

Based on my post LMS RFP , I've been asked several times if I knew where you could find samples of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for custom eLearning development, performance support tools, learning content management systems (LCMS), elearning authoring tools , etc. RFP OR "Request for Proposal") - find either of these terms (LCMS OR "Learning Content Management System") - find either of these terms Obviously, substitute the key terms such instead of LCMS.

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RFPs and Proposals: LMS/LCMS Selection Templates

Kapp Notes

The document, LMS Selection Template , provides several templates to help you develop a consistent approach to your LMS or LCMS selection process from the RFP outline to checklists for evaluating vendor demonstrations. Another good resource, if you are writing or responding to an RFP, is Winning E-Learning Proposals: The Art of Develoment and Delivery. It literally contains everything I know about writing an e-learning RFP.

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RFPs: Eliminate the Agony, Embrace the Success

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For some people, creating a RFP can be an exciting experience unmatched in the annuals of time. When people need a RFP, they think “Internet&#. As in, let me see if there is one on the Internet, I can use as my RFP. It is a time saver, but pulling down a RFP, especially if it comes from a vendor’s site (even if that is not the vendor you are going to submit it to), can define your approach, without you even realizing it. Your RFP is 25 pages in length.

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7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs. An LCMS? You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing. As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs.

Wait. What? I can buy an LMS with a credit card?

Janet Clarey

Homework may involve the investigation of things like “What is an LMS and how is it different than an LCMS, virtual classroom, or authoring tool?” (We Evaluate the system against your use case(s) not just an RFP response or demo. Yes, Intellum can crank out an RFP response if that’s what you require (and you’ll find a wealth of info in that link). Uncategorized Intellum LMS RFPThis is a cross post. Original at Bersin & Associates.

How to Buy a LMS

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LCMS – Learning Content Management System – going the way of the dodo bird. 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.

LMS Identify

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A friend of mine, got a RFP template from a LMS vendor’s web site. I am not a fan of grabbing RFP templates off of vendor’s web sites, only because if you read them in detail you will start to realize that for some of the questions, it is really geared toward that vendor’s product. If you are going to use the RFP template, then strip it down. With a SaaS based system, there is no need for a 10 or higher RFP. Welcome, Welcome. How are you today?

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What consumers want in a LMS – can you say WOW?

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Heck, how many of the leads that you fail to land via a RFP or otherwise even respond to your inquiries on why you were not selected? e-learning e-learning vendors elearning LCMS learning management system Lite LMS LMS learning management systems training management systemIn this time of summer (well, not here in SF.brrr), the annual rite of passage is in full swing. What is such passage? LMS buying time.

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4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) Fifteen years ago, learning professionals were obsessed with the idea of re-usable, Lego-block type nuggets of learning content. During the peak of the LCMS craze, people used to often demand that their LMS also have LCMS capabilities. If it does show up, the organization is likely using an RFP template from the disco era. Make sure your team is buying an LMS for the year you’re in.

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Out with the old into the new LMS: Part 2

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Once you identify your LMS potentials, you can create a RFP or RFI with specific details you need and additional information on the company, etc. You identify the date you need them back by, who to contact at your company – which is you – for additional questions, and how they are to send back the RFP/RFI. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning part one This is part two, of the series – Out with the old LMS into the new.

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

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I must admit I am still in a daze on some shocking data, I saw in the last few weeks (on a side note: the new and updated version of my LMS/LCMS directory will be available for download this upcoming Tuesday). Rather, you are expected to see their “demo&# and then based on paper based literature, maybe your RFP (if you did one), make your selection and purchase. We live in a global marketplace. Global.

Here Data, Data, Data – LMS

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We all want to have the perfect LMS/LCMS when we purchase it and implement it into our workplace. So, we investigate, ask questions, perhaps do a RFP, ask more questions and then purchase. Questions to Ask your Would-Be LMS/LCMS vendor. If you have already Purchased a LMS/LCMS or are Looking to Leave and Go Elsewhere or Just Curious. Tags: LMS SCORM Uncategorized e-learning elearning csv data LCMS lms vendors

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

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The number one reason folks leave systems is the lack of support, yet it is rarely inquired about in any RFP, let alone demos. Oh, and send them your amazing RFP. . #38 37 eXact LCMS – Repeat winner and the best LCMS on the market. I do wish their UI was a bit better, but in the LCMS space, UI has never been a top priority as a whole for vendors. If you want e-commerce, and LCMS isn’t for you. eXact LCMS (2018, 2017, 2016).

Can you recommend an LMS?

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Yet, as I have often noted, it is rarely pushed upon in an RFP, let alone a demo. You the consumer can use the support card as part of your RFP process, which I strongly recommend. . eXact (LCMS) (Yes) – Best LCMS on the market. And many you can schedule a demo, send RFP, etc. Perhaps you have to someone you know. Or maybe you have posted this same question on various social media platforms such as Linkedin.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

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Fuse, Workday Learning, LearnUpon, BizLibrary LMS, Create LMS, Talent LMS, eXact LCMS, Kallidus Learn, Accord LMS. of 70% of my LMS RFP Template. . If you were in the nineties here in the states, and had a postal address, you likely received the Publisher’s Clearinghouse sweepstakes. I know I did. And every time I got it, I dreamed that a scratch card here for more choices, scratch card there – “What even more drawings?”,

What is an LXP and why do I want one?

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A colleague of mine attended a session this past week at ATD that covered LMS, LXP and LCMS (why LCMS was included? With Learn Amp, Coorpacademy and 360Learning, you can send them your RFP and schedule a demo within the platform. no idea). Anyway, he said that when the speaker asked how many people had heard of an LXP, only a couple of hands raised up.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


LCMS (Learning Content Management System). Like an LMS, an LCMS manages the creation, storage and delivery of eLearning content. 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.

What about UR infrastructure? Questions 2 Ask B4 Implementing a LMS

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At someone’s home, though it is quite different, and yet many people fail to realize this when they are planning for a LMS/LCMS or even courses. RFP: The questions I have listed above, can be incorporated into your RFP, depending on what you need to know. Often the voice is heard or the decision is announced to go and get a LMS.

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What about UR infrastructure? Questions 2 Ask B4 Implementing a LMS

eLearning 24-7

At someone’s home, though it is quite different, and yet many people fail to realize this when they are planning for a LMS/LCMS or even courses. RFP : The questions I have listed above, can be incorporated into your RFP, depending on what you need to know. Often the voice is heard or the decision is announced to go and get a LMS.

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The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2


An LCMS can be considered to be an LMS that includes an authoring tool. If you need to create materials from scratch (rather than the upload of pre-existing materials such as documents, video, audio, SCORM or xAPI), you should choose an LMS and an authoring tool or an LCMS. In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across.