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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 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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Tips for Developing an LMS RFP

Association eLearning

So, you’re ready to take the initial plunge into eLearning, and you’re thinking of issuing a request for proposal (RFP). Distributing an RFP is a wonderful way to “set the stage” for your ideal learning management system (LMS). Good news, you’re almost ready to send out your LMS RFP!

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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. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. How can associations reverse this trend?

Hiring a Technology Consultant

Web Courseworks

CIOs, CTOs, and other technology executives are often saddled with problems that their staff hasn’t demonstrated an ability to solve, either due to a lack of knowledge, resources, or drive. Hiring a technology consultant may be the solution.

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

Regular readers know that this blog isn’t the only way we share advice with learning technology buyers and sellers. How do associations develop profitable learner-centered online education programs? 2 The Business Benefits of xAPI – with Mike Rustici of Watershed.

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How to Develop Really Good LMS Requirements

WBT Systems

Before you even think about creating a request for proposal (RFP), you must spend time on the LMS requirements gathering and analysis process. This process—the discussions and decisions—is the most important part of any technology selection. If you don’t get it right, you won’t create a useful RFP or select the best LMS for your association. Many organizations hire an association LMS consultant to help them with the LMS requirements and selection process.

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

Associations , universities and commercial training companies are offering courses that help professionals of all types advance their work-related knowledge and skills. Recently, I completed an LMS selection project for a national association with this objective.

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

The second buyer is a non-profit healthcare association providing continuing education to members and non-members. Don’t depend on client technology.

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.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update.

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 Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. John then explains his business model and what he plans on doing to continue to enhance the term extended LMS.

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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. 6) Business-Critical Priority.

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. His weekly blog and webinar publishes best practices, vendor reviews, education and case studies that are useful to professionals involved in channel, customer, association, academic and public sector learning. John then explains his business model and what he plans on doing to continue to enhance the term extended LMS.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag. It is real – backed by evidence from business scenarios. It directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers.

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4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Apart from a two-year stint selling tropical fish at a local pet shop when I was 16, my entire career has been in learning technology. As an analyst a decade later, I wrote industry reports about learning management systems, authoring tools, and other technologies.

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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. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. What should learning technology buyers do?

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.

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.

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. Today, even small businesses rely on expansive digital ecosystems. Regardless, a learning system must fit into your unique technology infrastructure.

LMS- Is It Still About Classroom Training Management?

Upside Learning

The good news first: the market is upbeat about LMS technology; in the recent past I have seen an increasing number of enquiries on LMS – which is good. There was a low-key section on eLearning mentioning SCORM compliance in the RFP and that was about it!

Top 10 eLearning Bloggers For 2015 [Infographic]

TalentLMS

She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. Ryan holds a Master’s degree in Learning Sciences and Technology from the University of Sydney. Her background is in corporate learning and development where she worked on various learning technology platform implementations, technical training, curriculum development and instructional design. Parents have Facebook to post photos of their kids.

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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Forecasts for 2020

eLearning 24-7

If you target the association market, there is no reason to have PM feature sets. I know of vendors who tell me they are not in the content business. Better ones include Hub360 by Unboxed Technology and Brainshark. Curtailing the accept every RFP that comes to them.

The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

To find the best learning technology fit , we must sort through various learning platform types, license models , functionality, integration capacity , implementation services (or lack of) and overall costs. 6) Request for Proposal (RFP). What kind of business impact you should expect.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

Channel Insight polls indicate that 55 percent of channel managers expect double-digit growth through their partners, and 62 percent expect their channel sales to grow faster than their direct business. How to measure results from a sales certification program to determine the business impact.

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. There are 700+ learning technology vendors today, many of whom offer specialized solutions.

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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.

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. What accounts are they associated with?

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Not surprisingly, Adobe Captivate Prime works best with Adobe Connect (virtual classroom) and Adobe Captivate (authoring tool) but, it relies on technology standards to generally support others virtual classroom and authoring tools. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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).

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 10:00AM – 11:00AM PT: How to Leverage Your LMS Data to Make Better Business Decisions Research from Bersin by Deloitte shows that while the demand for data analytics among corporate organizations is growing, only 4 per cent worldwide are actually using it.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. We participate in LMS demonstrations , study RFP responses and interview customer references. BEST ASSOCIATION LMS.

RF, Please…Why an RFP Isn’t the Best Method For Choosing an LMS Vendor

Association eLearning

They wouldn’t twist yes or no questions on an RFP to try to find a way to interpret that question so they can say yes, right? Understand that an RFP, for this example, is used to select a system, a piece of technology.

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