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How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow.

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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. What is an LMS RFP?

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How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post : an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step. Only after a thorough requirements analysis process will you have the information you need to create a really good LMS RFP. Narrow down the field before sending out an RFP. Never send an RFP to 12 vendors or even 8 vendors.

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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?

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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.

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. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies.

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

The first buyer is a cloud software company developing a channel partner certification program. The second buyer is a non-profit healthcare association providing continuing education to members and non-members.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

I think that’s why so many people are uneasy about software implementation. To learning systems vendors, it suggests that you want to change the underlying software code. Today, even small businesses rely on expansive digital ecosystems. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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. When and how to use an RFP (or not). It happens at least once a week.

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Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? LMS consultants have helped dozens, if not hundreds, of associations choose the best LMS for their needs.

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. This familiar approach to software evaluation has been around for decades.

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. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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

Talented Learning

EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Every business can benefit from educated customers.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

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. Although this only affects small businesses, it may turn off prospects who could otherwise become strong, vocal brand advocates.

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4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

In my current role with Absorb, I help organizations reduce the effort associated with managing learning by demystifying LMS technology. Now, even the most security-conscious organizations such as governments and financial institutions embrace software as a service (SaaS).

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LMS License Models: What in the World is Going On?

Talented Learning

Every LMS buyer has an unique, often undocumented set of business, functional, technical, professional service and support requirements. We gathered LMS pricing from vendor websites, public RFP results, interviewed buyers and asked the vendors. “How much does an LMS cost?”

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. Developed by software writer Steve Wilhite in 1987.

The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution

LearnUpon

I’ve seen these scenarios and sometimes when I read through a set of requirements or an RFP I am the first to say “This company needs a custom build, no LMS will do all of this off the shelf”. It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space.

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. We participate in LMS demonstrations , study RFP responses and interview customer references.