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TOPYX a Top LMS Solution for Associations

TOPYX LMS

TalentedLearning.com recently announced that TOPYX learning management system (LMS) made the Top 10 Association LMS Solutions in the World. Over 100 LMSs were reviewed to determine the top learning management solutions for associations of all sizes. Talented Learning, led by CEO, John Leh, is a research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of enterprise learning technology solutions. See more reasons why TOPYX LMS is perfect for associations.

Extended enterprise training 101

eFront

This type of training is known as extended enterprise. What do we mean by extended enterprise training? What is extended enterprise training, exactly? Extended enterprise is training anyone who uses or sells your product or services.

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3 Levels of Extended Enterprise LMS eCommerce

Talented Learning

One of the most important differences between an employee LMS and an extended enterprise LMS are the ecommerce capabilities. An extended enterprise LMS is designed from the ground up to sell content to individuals, organizations and even through reseller networks. Examples of strong extended enterprise LMS vendors that focus on ecommerce include Absorb , BenchPrep , Docebo , LearnDot and Thought Industries. Level 2: B2B – Business to Business (Sell to Organizations).

Extended Enterprise Learning Systems: Shifting Into High Gear

Talented Learning

For more than five years, I’ve been talking and writing nonstop about the business value of extended enterprise learning. In fact, today I’m doubling down on my advice about investing in extended enterprise learning solutions. What Makes Extended Enterprise Learning Such a Smart Move? And their success is good for your business. Other Reasons to Embrace Extended Enterprise Learning. Why Is Extended Enterprise Learning Gaining Steam Now?

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). Here’s why: As non-profit entities with a mission, associations aim to improve the world in countless ways by advancing ideas, people and professions. Once the only place to go for continuing education , associations now face serious competition from for-profit learning providers. This new landscape affects the status and influence of every association in its respective profession.

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

Way back in 1953, when the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) first reported industry financial benchmarks, membership dues represented a whopping 96% of the typical organization’s revenues. In fact, by 2016, subscription income averaged only 45% for trade associations and 30% for professional associations. Currently, learning programs contribute nearly 25% of average non-dues association revenue, according to a 2017 Association Adviser poll.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. Not surprisingly, a 2018 survey of more than 1000 association members confirmed that career development is now the primary reason why most people join associations. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. How can associations reverse this trend? What does this mean for associations?

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. But corporations found it difficult to shoehorn open source into their infrastructure – especially for extended enterprise learning. Now, there are multiple reasons to seriously consider open source for corporate extended enterprise needs. To learn more, let’s dig deeper… What is Corporate Extended Enterprise Learning, Anyway? 5 Defining Extended Enterprise Attributes.

Extended Enterprise Learning Takes Center Stage

Talented Learning

We also considered business models, target customers, documented use cases and product differentiators in multiple categories: functionality, technology, system setup, ongoing support and pricing/license models. We thought LMS vendors were focusing more heavily on extended enterprise applications. Corporate extended enterprise learning is no longer just a nice-to-have. Now it is a business necessity. Anatomy of an Extended Enterprise Learning Platform.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. Certainly, other factors are shaping the extended enterprise landscape – and we’ll dig into those as the year unfolds. But now, let’s start with the issues and opportubities at the top of my watch list… 2020 Extended Enterprise LMS Predictions. New year. New decade.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. The “Extended Enterprise” Worldview. What exactly do we mean by the term “extended enterprise” ? EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies.

Extended Enterprise Learning: Can You Get There From Here?

Talented Learning

” As a specialist in extended enterprise learning technologies, I get it. Extended Enterprise Learning: We’re Not In Kansas Anymore. That’s usually how HR and training professionals react when stepping into the realm of extended enterprise learning. And when they try to understand stakeholders from business units, sales or customer service departments it’s like trying to speak a foreign language altogether. 2) An extended enterprise LMS, and.

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

Talented Learning

For nearly 5 years, our consultants have been on a mission to help extended enterprise LMS buyers make better purchasing decisions. We obsess about every facet of the LMS market so our clients can more effectively attract, engage and educate learning audiences of all types – B2B and B2C customers, channel partners and contractors, employees, association members, continuing education students and the public-at-large. Business model and licensing strategy.

Podcast 11: Top Association Technology Trends ? With Tamer Ali of Community Brands

Talented Learning

With two decades of proven success in developing and delivering continuing education solutions, Tamer is my go-to source for insight into cutting-edge association technology trends. These are the drivers for association technology trends in 2018. Successful associations are gaining significant leverage from integrating traditionally disparate assets – systems, data and content. What are the biggest challenges associations face in 2018?

Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

But case after case demonstrates that a state-of-the-art learning infrastructure leads to a demonstrable business advantage. It also means that independent learning technology consultants like me are enjoying pretty good job security these days.). For example, consider the association segment of the LMS industry. Only a few years ago I was writing about how smart associations were adopting LMS technology as a foundation for continuing education programs.

The Explosive Growth of Extended Enterprise Training

dVinci Interactive

After more than 20 years in the LMS industry, John Leh started Talented Learning, LLC as a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to all aspects of extended enterprise learning solutions. For organizations, learning solutions that extend beyond the enterprise are not focused on employee development but targeted to external audiences. There are many great examples of successful extended enterprise training ventures. eLearning Enterprise Learning

Online Courses Are Golden: Can an LMS Help Your Business Cash In?

Talented Learning

And if you already offer online courses, you’re probably looking for ways to expand this line of business. Corporations , associations, public institutions — as well as solopreneurs and subject matter experts who’ve never designed or delivered training in their lives — all are creating and selling online content at an unprecedented pace. They diversify income streams from across a content business portfolio. Do you sell learning content online ?

Should You Use an Employee LMS for Extended Enterprise Learning in 2019?

Talented Learning

Early in 2014, I set-out to answer a question I constantly hear as a learning systems selection consultant : “Should we use our employee LMS to educate external audiences?” Primarily because employee educational goals, interests and motivations don’t apply to extended enterprise learners. On the other hand, customers and business partners can’t be forced to engage in learning activities. Say you’re a corporate extended enterprise buyer.

Everything You Need to Know About Extended Enterprise Training

eFront

The business world has never been so competitive. Recently, corporate training has broadened its focus from business’ employees to also include those in the “extended enterprise”. In this post, you will become familiar with extended enterprise training and why your company needs to invest in it. What is extended enterprise training? Extended enterprise training refers to training offered to a business’ external partners.

Podcast 36: How to Deploy B2B2B Certification Rapidly – With Ha Nguyen McNeill

Talented Learning

Join us as we discuss the thorough yet rapid selection and deployment of a complex, business-to-business-to-business (B2B2B) LMS to drive BSA’s new online “ SAM ” certification for enterprise software professionals. KEY TAKEAWAYS: LMSs designed for talent management are not ideal for supporting business-to-business-to-business (B2B2B) learning scenarios. We’re one of the few trade associations that was born global.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Before the rise of social media and cloud computing, associations competed to attract new members — but only in a subtle “non-profit” sort of way. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. This is where associations and digital badges come in.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Well, a lot is happening in extended enterprise learning and we want to touch on all the high points. With so many players and so much pressure to differentiate, it’s no surprise that some are growing their business through acquisitions. 19 Five Use Cases Propel Extended Enterprise Learning. Over the past five years, we’ve talked with countless expert practitioners and vendors about use cases and applications that drive extended enterprise learning.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Last week we kicked-off the 2019 Talented Learning Awards by honoring the best learning systems in our first category – corporate extended enterprise systems. Specifically, today we focus on top learning and certification solutions used by trade and professional associations , mission-driven non-profits, commercial training providers, trade schools and subject matter experts. 2019 Awards List: Best Continuing Education & Association Learning Systems.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018. How do associations develop profitable learner-centered online education programs? 2 The Business Benefits of xAPI – with Mike Rustici of Watershed. And what business benefits should you expect when educating customers or others outside of your organization? Another year is drawing to a close – already?

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Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

Well not quite, but it is pretty dang close to the definition of Management Consulting in Wikipedia: Management consulting refers to both the industry of, and the practice of, helping organizations improve their performance, primarily through the analysis of existing business problems and development of plans for improvement. In this world, you can't really distinguish the mandate of Management Consulting from the mandate of: Enterprise 2.0

Customer Engagement Metrics: What Marketers Can Teach Learning Pros

Talented Learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights with our readers. Business Implications. Business growth comes in two fundamental ways: When you acquire new customers and when you expand your overall footprint among those you already serve. Without customers, you don’t have a business. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

How to Attract a Loyal Learning Audience, Even on a Tight Budget

Talented Learning

But if you sell educational content , you know this kind of wishful thinking won’t grow your business. Marketing: The Instructional Business Blind Spot. Both require you to: Define objectives that align with business goals. As adults, many of us pursue continuing education through professional associations, educational institutions or commercial training companies voluntarily. We also engage in training as consumers, business customers or partners.

Podcast 37: How to Pivot to Digital Education – With Ashish Rangnekar

Talented Learning

Learn how trade associations and training companies are now pivoting to total digital education due to the world worldwide crisis. For many years, Ashish has been focused on providing platform solutions that help organizations create and deploy impactful, modern, ROI generating, competency-based, gamified, adaptive, micro, digital education for trade associations as well as education and training companies. Next question – how has the worldwide pandemic impacted your business?

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. The need for mandatory academic and employee compliance training is real, but organizations everywhere are also looking for better ways to educate their extended enterprise of customers , sales channel partners or member communities.

Learning Events: 10 Ways to Level Up Your Content Programming

Talented Learning

Historically, associations built educational content programming around live location-based events. And with the arrival of innovative virtual learning technologies like live streaming and webcasting, many associations are racing to offer continuing education in a variety of new forms. Throughout her career, Jessica has collaborated with many of the company’s 13,000 association and non-profit clients as they developed and delivered successful learning programs.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. Keep in mind that I view the LMS landscape through an extended enterprise lens. In other words, I’m most interested in learning solutions designed for business customers and channel partners, association members, continuing education participants and the public-at-large. Needless to say, business is brisk.

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LMS Awards Just Got Better: A New Way to Celebrate Learning Systems Excellence

Talented Learning

But before I share details about what’s ahead, let’s take a quick look back: Setting the Stage for Extended Enterprise LMS Recognition. We wanted to be the most trusted independent source for insight and advice about extended enterprise learning systems. (“Extended enterprise” involves solutions for non-employee audiences such as customers, channel partners, association members and individuals seeking continuing education from commercial training companies.).

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. The BYOD movement certainly gained momentum in 2011 across a simple majority of enterprise organizations we work with too.

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

. In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors. The vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. The second buyer is a non-profit healthcare association providing continuing education to members and non-members. Free Consult?

Lord-Lieutenant to Visit Learning Pool’s Oxfordshire Office Following the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Win for Learning Locker®

Learning Pool

Oxford, UK: Following Learning Locker®’s recognition in the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019, the Duke of Gloucester will visit Learning Pool’s Oxfordshire-based office at the end of the month. . The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious award for UK businesses, recognizing and celebrating success across the nation. His Royal Highness is associated with over 150 charities and organizations.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Today is a banner day for extended enterprise education , because today we’re unveiling the new face of learning systems excellence – The 2019 Talented Learning Awards! As outlined last month , we’re simplifying the way we honor the best learning systems by focusing on two key extended enterprise categories: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: Business-oriented solutions targeting external audiences such as customers, channel partners, suppliers and contractors.

Lord-Lieutenant to Visit Learning Pool’s Oxfordshire Office Following the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Win for Learning Locker®

HT2 Labs

Oxford, UK: Following Learning Locker®’s recognition in the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019, the Duke of Gloucester will visit Learning Pool’s Oxfordshire-based office at the end of the month. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious award for UK businesses, recognizing and celebrating success across the nation. His Royal Highness is associated with over 150 charities and organizations.

Global eTraining Named SIIA Business Technology Product CODiE Award Finalist

Global eTraining

Global eTraining Named SIIA Business Technology Product CODiE Award Finalist for Best Corporate / Enterprise Learning Solution The Global eTraining Knowledge Management Platform earns prestigious industry recognition. Global eTraining, interactive online training solutions provider, today announced that the Global eTraining Knowledge Management Platform was named a 2020 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Corporate / Enterprise Learning Solution category.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

3) Learning and Business Services. 6) Business Continuity and Management Resources. And as always, if you want to discuss your learning technology needs with an independent advisor, I’m happy to conduct a free preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. (To Enterprise Mobile Learning App. The enterprise version of this innovative mobile course, coach and cheat-sheet app is available at no cost through June 2020. Virtual Business Environment.

Podcast 35: How Advanced Reporting Transforms Training – With Tamer Ali

Talented Learning

Tamer is a learning systems entrepreneur who is always ahead of the extended enterprise curve. Most notably, about seven years ago he founded Crowd Wisdom, one of the first pure extended enterprise learning management systems. So today we’re talking about how innovative measurement methods are shaping extended enterprise learning. If you sell instructional content, your data can tell you how your business can do better. What business are you in?