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LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. Shopping without an RFP may seem faster, easier and less complex, but your selection process will be subjective and loaded with assumptions that increase risk. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps.

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Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

Prior to 2020, many associations relied heavily on in-person tradeshows, seminars and on-site training because they were historically popular offerings for both the association and the member. Over the last decade many associations slowly started to transform their offering to include some of their education, but rarely all their education, certifications and test prep online via an LMS. Many associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

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LMS RFP

Tony Karrer

Continuing on from my earlier posts: LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated LMS Selection Team and Stakeholders LMS Selection Process From several comments and from looking at my list of issues, I realize that writing a good LMS RFP is challenging and it's easy to make lots of mistakes. LMS RFP Resources John Theis wrote a dissertation on the contents of 25 RFPs submitted to an LMS vendor. But, what I see as the most common problem in LMS RFP documents are the requirements.

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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?

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

Monday, May 1, 2017, 8AM – 9AM PT: How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement and Increase Patient Satisfaction (Free for ATD members) One of the best ways to drive clinical excellence, improve the patient experience and guarantee their return if they need care again is to ensure that your employees are engaged. Monday, May 1, 2017, 11AM – 12PAM PT: Designing for Memory (Free for ATD members) When building something, it's helpful to know your constraints before you get started.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

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? Mike Rustici , one of the chief architects behind xAPI, talks about how this emerging standard is redefining learning measurement and advancing training initiatives for businesses in all industries. #1

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LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

Since LMS can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, and can range in cost from free to millions of dollars, let me quickly frame out the size and scope of each sales opportunity for context. The second buyer is a non-profit healthcare association providing continuing education to members and non-members. Free Consult?

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. Determine viable models for their business and usage intent. The registration model makes zero sense for employee learning and development purposes but it can be advantageous for associations and commercial training providers. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

” Meanwhile, from a seller’s perspective, an LMS sandbox is either encouraged, discouraged or endured — depending on a seller’s business model, technology approach and appetite for service. 6) Request for Proposal (RFP). Instant “Free Trial” LMS Buying Cycle. Invented with the birth of the cloud, the “free trial” compresses the traditional buying cycle. 2) Inside the “Free Trial” Cloud LMS Sandbox.

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

Janet Clarey

Original at Bersin & Associates. Now if you’re a small or medium sized business shopping for an LMS to administer and track training and create and serve up e-learning you can use the following tips for avoiding long sales cycles and complicated comparisons. and “ What business problem am I trying to solve? ” And remember even “free” solutions have a cost (support, documentation, add-ons, etc.). Uncategorized Intellum LMS RFPThis is a cross post.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

In fact, for nearly a decade, LMS trends have been shaped by market demand for robust business solutions that extend beyond traditional talent management functions. This makes it tough for LXPs to win business if they don’t beat the SMB LMS specialists in the door.

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Continuing education is a big business. Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. For voluntary lifelong learning enthusiasts, a diverse spectrum of free content is already available online. Some CEU providers use commercial LMSs to manage their business, with varying levels of success.

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

Talented Learning

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. How deeply do they understand my client’s business needs?

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. Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model has long been the holy grail of training effectiveness measurement to businesses. Arriving at meaningful measures of behavioral change and demonstrating tangible results needs elimination of other influences on individual & business performance. FREE eBook.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

But keep in mind that it’s easy to outgrow these systems as your business requirements become more sophisticated. That’s why highly configurable systems are more appealing when organizations are trading up to a second or third LMS, or are operating in a dynamic business environment. Today, even small businesses rely on expansive digital ecosystems. That’s one reason why we clarify buyer requirements in a formal RFP. When to issue an RFP (or not).

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Recently, we helped association leaders answer that question with a special “LMS Buyers Companion” post, filled with free resources for continuing education providers. But if you need direct guidance at any point, feel free to contact me to request a preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies. Business data is vital.

How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

eLearning 24-7

Before diving into the post, I’d like to present to you, two situations that I believe everyone who has worked at some place of business, school, government office and so forth can totally relate. You can always say afterwards when they wonder why their amazing idea (it isn’t) was not in the system (and to be frank, the majority forget or are too busy to care), you can retort back that it was a “great idea” and will be added in the future.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals. Author, professor and perpetual fan favorite, Dr. Karl Kapp , makes it easy to understand in this free-wheeling Q&A session. 2 Association Learning Tech Innovation: Reality vs. Hype.

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2019 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

Perhaps toss in workforce management, that for sure, will get an professional association running – away. . They have clients and they do some solid things, but saying you are not in the content business (a few other learning systems say the same mantra), is befuddling. If your client has content – and they do, then you are in the content business. . Bonus – FindAnLMS now has a mini-RFP component. Mini-RFP within FindAnLMS, changes that.

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Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Are you in the learning technology or content business ? As of today, they’re also in the extended enterprise learning business. Once you’ve reassessed your business strengths and identified how you can best support customers in this brave new virtual learning world, you need to get the word out. Are you a training specialist working for a corporation, association or continuing education provider? Working from home can free-up a surprising amount of time.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

Three years ago, this vendor was happy to gobble up even the smallest LMS customers who educated and sold themselves via a free trial. The self-service capability is still in place, but the business model and pricing are now geared towards disrupting the highly competitive mid/large global market. This connector marketplace emulates the Apple or Android store, where you can shop for free or paid apps, download, install and use immediately. Channel/business partners.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

It is real – backed by evidence from business scenarios. But we do have a ton of data from learning technology buyers and sellers and we have decades of experience in evaluating, recommending, marketing and implementing business learning platforms. Among the more than 700 vendors participating in today’s LMS marketplace, we continue to see a wave of learning solutions designed to solve “niche” business challenges. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

If I was considering Fuse for customer education/partner training, or for an association, and I needed e-commerce, I’d look elsewhere. Virtual ILT (vILT) is a necessity in today’s new business environment. System allows for pay or free options to attend the session. net speed you need for video content, and other content for example) is crucial and yet it is rarely, okay beyond rarely, asked in any RFP/RFIs. Where do you start?

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Since I was already logged-in as an Adobe user, I initiated a 30-day free trial of Adobe Captivate Prime with just one click. Strengths of Adobe Captivate Prime include: Free trial. Plenty of clear self-service tutorials and free support. Adobe Captivate Prime is a clean, modern, easy-to-use LMS that makes a lot of sense for small businesses on their first or second learning platform. Small-to-medium businesses with basic employee compliance and skills training.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

Today, we discuss these questions and more with Dave Derington , Director of User Enablement at Azuqua , a cloud integration-as-a-platform (iPaaS) provider that makes it easy for anyone to set-up automated digital workflows across business applications. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Every business can benefit from educated customers. Why should you build your own integrations when we have connectors for all the major business apps, and we’re connected to 250 others?

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

What if your organization had a unique business use case? What’s more, most of these solutions are designed and developed for specific business uses and learner audiences. Rather than taking their chances on a solution designed to improve engagement and business results, they remain tied financially and contractually to their historical learning infrastructure. When and how to use an RFP (or not). It happens at least once a week.

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3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Business Goals. Typically, this is done through a “Request-for-Information” (RFI) process or through a “Request-for-Proposal” (RFP). Again, most LMS providers will allow for a free test period. Free/Freemium (open source). The ROI calculation compares the benefits with the costs associated to obtain those benefits.

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E-Learning Q&A November Issue

eLearning 24-7

As an executive, showing me that over a period of say six months, each quarter the salesperson who are taking X sales courses are constantly increasing their sales, is only a plus and any executive who can’t see that, shouldn’t be in business. . Sales drive business. It downloads fast for end users, offers a real nice set of features, works on tablets – and does it well and offers as options a toll free number as well as international numbers.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Here at LearnUpon, we’re all about helping businesses better understand eLearning so they can get better results from their training. It also describes the association of new information with pre-existing knowledge. RFP (Request for Proposal).

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

Then we’ve boiled-off the marketing fluff and scientifically compared solutions by tracking and evaluating hundreds of LMS product, service and business characteristics. In parallel, we have helped dozens of learning technology buyers carefully define their unique requirements, and we’ve introduced them to vendors whose solutions address their business challenges. We participate in LMS demonstrations , study RFP responses and interview customer references.