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Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

Talented Learning

For example, today’s guest, Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts LLC, specializes in helping non-profit organizations navigate the software selection process for all kinds of operational needs. We both help associations find software that meets their strategic needs, right?

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. But how do associations accomplish this? Business-driven Reporting.

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

These dog days of summer invite us to relax and recharge before we jump into back-to-school activities and the fall business rush. But association executives look forward to August for a very different reason. The software selection journey is hard to navigate alone.

Association LMS Buying Companion

Talented Learning

But for association professionals, August brings another kind of opportunity. Many are designed to help associations educate their members more effectively and to develop an ecommerce training business. Association LMS Buying Companion.

How beneficial is E-Learning software for businesses?

Your Training Edge

ELearning software and platforms are one such example of how technology has evolved to make teaching and learning so accessible for everyone. A onetime investment in good software for online teaching will save almost everything from time and money to extra manual efforts.

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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How to Keep Your Cloud-Based LMS Software Protected

Your Training Edge

For any organization that relies on cloud-based LMS software for continual learning and development (L&D), cybersecurity should be a top concern. Luckily, most LMS vendors today offer cloud-based solutions with built-in safety features.

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

Talented Learning

We actually earn our living by providing comprehensive learning software selection services. Learning Software Selection: A Matchmaker’s View. Business model and licensing strategy. Software Selection With No Shortlist = Mismatch. 18 Winning LMS Software Demo Tips.

Demonstrate Your Association’s Value With Help From Software World

Abila

Client success initiatives have become very popular in the software space over the last five years. Client/customer success is defined as , “a business methodology of ensuring customers achieve their desired outcomes while using your product or service. Customer success is relationship-focused client management, that aligns client and vendor goals for mutually beneficial outcomes.” .

Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. Open source means that the source code for the software is accessible and editable. A proprietary LMS vendor.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

LMS companies (and many software companies) were top heavy, poorly run organizations and the strong gobbled up the weak. Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The 2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Winners .

Podcast 30: Learning From Customer Conferences – With Tristan Jordan and Tara Pawlak of Community Brands

Talented Learning

With more than 1800 attendees, this is the largest forum of its kind in the association and non-profit world. And what’s ahead for association technology ? However, many associations and non-profits are served by lots of disparate technology vendors.

Tips to Choose an LMS for Your Small Business

Ideaon

And there are more choices than ever when it comes to buying a learning management system (LMS) for your small business. The key to a successful employee learning experience is often selecting an LMS that meets your business’ unique needs. Finding the Right LMS for Your Small Business.

SaaS vs custom eLearning solution: How to Start an Online Tutoring Business?

mysimpleshow

If you have masters in the skills and want to teach and explore in an extensively profitable way, then be thankful for the online platforms which make it so easy to start your own online tutoring business. How to start your own tutoring business? What are you really good at?

How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

WBT Systems

Since the EU approved GDPR on April 14, 2016, association technology firms have had lots of time to prepare for GDPR. In this post, we describe what your technology providers should do to help your association comply with GDPR. We also provide tips on some of the things staff should do to help their associations comply with GDPR—just in case you haven’t done them already. We’re not an European or international association. Your association is the “data controller.”.

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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How Much Does LMS Software Cost? An Overview of Pricing Structures

ProProfs

Cost is a primary consideration for most organizations, which need to adopt any software tool. LMS software tools may not be that cheap but then they are worth every penny, considering all the benefits they bring to the table. The post How Much Does LMS Software Cost?

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2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

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. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition.

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

Talented Learning

To test this theory, we began investigating LMS vendors, documenting their extended enterprise capabilities and client case studies in detail. Many vendors have expanded their capabilities, and could justifiably fit into multiple categories.

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. In each case, we asked vendors for pricing tailored to the client’s unique usage patterns.

How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. Maybe it wasn’t designed for associations in the first place. Or, it doesn’t have the functionality to allow your online learning business to grow. Your argument for a new LMS has to be rock solid, so first we’re going to explain how to prepare a business case for a new LMS. This won’t come as a surprise: preparing a business case takes time.

A few tips to choosing an LMS for your small business

Ideaon

And there are more choices than ever when it comes to buying a learning management system (LMS) for your small business. The key to a successful employee learning experience is often selecting an LMS that meets your business’ unique needs. A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software you can use to deliver and manage employee learning content. For most business, an LMS is a critical piece of the learning puzzle. Finding the Right LMS for Your Small Business.

LMS Pricing: Avoiding Hidden Costs When Selecting eLearning Software

Melon Learning

If you, however, decide to dig deeper into the vast variety of feature sets, functionalities and supporting services LMS vendors offer, the task of comparing them all in order to choose the one that best suits your unique needs will be an arduous endeavour.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. They’ve hit a wall with features that don’t accomplish what a vendor promised.

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LMS: Further Due Diligence

Your Training Edge

You can probably take a deep breath after your selection of LMS vendors has been made. But you most certainly want to review the contracts yourself, especially if the legal counsel was not involved in vendor selection. Along those lines, request a project plan from your vendor, as well.

Meridian Unveils Latest Edition of Leading Learning Management System

Meridian

Meridian LMS Fall 2019 also includes improvements to certification management that will greatly benefit associations and other organizations whose learners extend beyond the enterprise to partners, clients and resellers. They require a flexible learning environment that is suited to their business, rather than one-size-fits-all platform. New features utilize machine learning and extend functionality beyond enterprise employees. Reston, VA –?November November 5, 2019?–

Cross-platform LMS Integration Strategies

Web Courseworks

Integrating business systems still poses a challenge to CIOs, their technologists and their vendors, but the technological barriers have decreased in recent years for a host of reasons that I describe below. Business requirements first.

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. What audiences are good targets and what business-related behavior are you trying to change or improve?

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

Talented Learning

RFPs help buyers get organized, formalize requirements, evaluate vendors logically, create a historical record and show vendors you are serious. It is a document buyers send to relevant suppliers, outlining the business need, buying parameters and requirements.

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The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Instead, we prefer to focus on practical, concrete intelligence that will support sound business decisions in the coming year. Market demand has grown, along with the number of vendors, business uses, integration points and related feature sets — and with good reason.

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. Associations love their members. So, associations strive to provide those opportunities to their members. How does that work for associations? So, the association hires experts to provide the services to fill that need.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. 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.

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.

Security Awareness Tips for LMS Administrators

Web Courseworks

As the software industry continues to move away from purchased client/server applications and toward cloud-based SaaS (software as a service) solutions, LMS administrators must rethink the means that they employ to keep their system free from attack, and most importantly, keep their data secure.

Security Awareness Tips for LMS Administrators

Web Courseworks

As the software industry continues to move away from purchased client/server applications and toward cloud-based SaaS (software as a service) solutions, LMS administrators must rethink the means that they employ to keep their system free from attack, and most importantly, keep their data secure.

5 Strategies To Help You Build A Business Case For An LMS

KnowledgeAnywhere

Below are five strategies to help you build a business case for a learning management system. You won’t get anywhere, though, unless your LMS business case crafts a careful persuasion to relieve their biggest concerns.” - Brian Westfall, Senior Market Research Associate at Software Advice.

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.