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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.

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.

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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.

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 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?

Extended Enterprise and Your Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

This has been most evident in our industry’s quick response to the demise of Flash at the beginning of the decade; where LMS innovation had previously been associated with a glacial pace, cloud computing and the new reality of mobile interfaces written in HTML5, saw a change in attitude to how more responsive road maps and faster development cycles were being perceived by LMS vendors. Absorb LMS can allow you to utilize Extended Enterprise straight out of the box.

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.

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

Talented Learning

I invite you to join Chad and me, as we compare notes about key technology trends and their implications for association software buyers. In particular, the center-of-gravity for association software has shifted from all-in-one AMS platforms to diverse ecosystems. We both help associations find software that meets their strategic needs, right? And why do you specialize in association software? So, what are the major technology components associations rely upon today?

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.

Why Your Business Needs an Extended Enterprise LMS

eThink Education

Strategies for an Extended Enterprise LMS. Extended enterprise learning is an excellent way to improve brand interaction between your business and your customers, distribution partners, sales representatives, or franchisees while potentially creating an additional stream of revenue.

What Is Extended Enterprise Learning?

Wizcabin

However, if you’re yet to start utilizing it, the extended enterprise learning is the best time for you to implement it as you’re already behind. By the way, what is extended enterprise learning? Also, it ensures that your extended enterprise has more knowledge of your company’s ethics, vision, products, and services. Extended enterprise learning is a strategy that can help to improve sales and increase your organization’s profitability level.

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

Six years ago I pivoted after 14 years on the front lines with two major commercial LMS vendors. 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? Cloud LMS Vendors.

Extended Enterprise and Your Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

This has been most evident in our industry’s quick response to the demise of Flash at the beginning of the decade; where LMS innovation had previously been associated with a glacial pace, cloud computing and the new reality of mobile interfaces written in HTML5, saw a change in attitude to how more responsive road maps and faster development cycles were being perceived by LMS vendors. Absorb LMS can allow you to utilize Extended Enterprise straight out of the box.

Extended Enterprise Learning Takes Center Stage

Talented Learning

Vendor by vendor, we evaluated solutions — absorbing everything we could find on our own dime. 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. Now it is a business necessity.

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.

LMS Vendors: How to Select the Right Vendor for your Goals

Hurix Digital

Organizations generally prefer to outsource their LMS requirements to vendors or service providers, mainly because it saves them time and money and also because they do not have an in-house IT team to design, build and maintain a custom solution. This being said, how to choose the right LMS vendor for your organizational goals? These benefits will also help you shortlist the right vendor from your LMS vendors list: Some of the benefits of a LMS (Learning Management System) are: 1.

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.

Foster Training Success By Extended Enterprise LMS

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To ensure the optimal performance of this pool of extended enterprise , it is essential to provide tailored e-learning training programs to them. Consequently, it increases their flexibility to adapt as per the desired business goals. Getting the Most Out of Your Extended Enterprise. It acts as a powerful tool to help an organization increase profits, attain success, and take the business to the next level.

7 Best Practices in Adopting Cloud Solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises

Hurix Digital

The last few years have seen rapid advances in cloud technology that has motivated both large enterprises and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to adopt this smarter way of computing. . Understand Your Specific Cloud Business Case.

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. 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. Does this mean your association should part ways with your current learning management system?

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. Businesses primarily invest in extended enterprise training for three reasons – to make money, save money or reduce sales cycle times.

Best of the Best – Extended Enterprise or multi-tenant LMSs

eLearning 24-7

You may heard the term, “extended enterprise” and immediately thought to yourself that it does not apply to you. Or you may see an extended enterprise which focuses on the B2B, B2C or both. In some cases it will be noted if it is based on a higher set of users, since there are platforms that prefer a minimum or focus on larger size businesses including associations, etc. B2B – Business to Business. B2C – Business to Customer.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital. Over the last five years, new LMS companies have poured into the marketplace filling an obvious need of customer service and targeted business solutions. ASSOCIATION LMS.

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. Your best bet is to outline your ideal use cases and select a short list of vendors who satisfy those requirements.

7 Types of LMS Solutions

Talented Learning

” The confusion can partially be attributed to LMS solution vendors trying to rebrand themselves as new, exciting, convenient, affordable and learner-focused “systems” vs. the old, boring, cumbersome, expensive and administrative-focused LMSs of yesteryear. Academic Learning Association Learning Channel Learning Continuing Education Customer Learning Employee Learning Extended Enterprise Extended Enterprise LMS LMS solutions

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

Talented Learning

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. The reverse is true also – there are many employee LMS features that are unneeded in extended enterprise applications. Also, extended enterprise initiatives almost always serve many more external learners than employees.

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. 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. Most vendors excel in only one of these areas. 18 The Extended Enterprise Comes Home.

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.

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

eLearning 24-7

And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included. This isn’t a beauty contest, nor a pay for play (I NEVER accept that, nor play that game, nor do I accept any referral fees or whatever some vendors offer for recommending them). These are vendors who have been around a long time, build share of the market and generally speaking had early name recognition which has helped them in build business. Enterprise.

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. Not surprisingly, many continuing education learning systems vendors are specialists.

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

LMS vendors, I owe you a post. But since the LMS market is on fire, you’ve probably been too busy to notice. I hope you’ve been too busy winning. In fact, we just completed two concurrent full-scale LMS selection projects — one for a corporate extended enterprise client and another for an international professional association. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process.

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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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. This contrasts with what many vendors call a cloud LMS.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

Here on the last day of the year, I offer my predications for the big and shaping trends we’ll see in the enterprise mobile learning space for 2012. As in the past, this year’s list includes predictions across a gamut of new technologies, consumer/buyer trends plus a few anticipated seismic shifts in the world of business that should collectively reshape the landscape for the adoption and accelerated growth of mobile learning for businesses.

So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

Change is constant today, and keeping pace with fast-moving business demands takes deliberate effort — this often impedes our best intentions to think forward, work strategically or adopt new practices. How important is it for vendors to listen to customers? It is absolutely critical and mutually beneficial for vendors and customers to develop an ongoing partnership — beyond sale and implementation. As a vendor, we can’t afford to guess what our customers need.

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.).

How Can Enterprises Get Better Training ROI with Blended Learning Solutions?

Hurix Digital

In this blog we talk about how blended learning solutions help enterprises get better training roi. Blended learning results in better learning outcomes, more satisfied and empowered employees, which in turn, translate into better training ROI for the enterprises. While advances in technology may be redefining business landscapes, it is important to keep in mind that people are generally resistant to change. Related: How to Select the Right Vendor for your Goals.

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. Selling LMSs is very tough in 2016 because of the plenitude and parity of vendor options. The average five-year vendor bid for all licenses and services was $725K.

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.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. Whatever it is, this one is music to my ears after many years of toiling away to make mLearning a reality for the enterprise. The first part of this prediction was “spot on” – enterprise workers are better equipped on the mobile front at the end of 2012 than they’ve ever been.