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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.

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? Other Reasons to Embrace Extended Enterprise Learning. Why Is Extended Enterprise Learning Gaining Steam Now? Key Developments in Extended Enterprise Learning.

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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. Absorb Software Acquires Torch LMS.

Extended Enterprise Learning Takes Center Stage

Talented Learning

We thought LMS vendors were focusing more heavily on extended enterprise applications. Corporate extended enterprise learning is no longer just a nice-to-have. Anatomy of an Extended Enterprise Learning Platform. In the language of corporate learning , “extended enterprise” refers to training content or performance support sold or delivered at no additional cost to non-employee audiences. Measurable Benefits of Extended Enterprise Learning.

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. As analysts, we strive to make sense of the complexity, not just because it’s fascinating but also because we want to help you make better-informed software decisions. H2H Labs acquired Riptide Software. Saba Software acquired Lumesse. 19 Five Use Cases Propel Extended Enterprise Learning. 18 The Extended Enterprise Comes Home.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Before the rise of social media and cloud computing, associations competed to attract new members — but only in a subtle “non-profit” sort of way. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. This is where associations and digital badges come in.

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

Making Money with Software Training Courses

LearnDash

Of all the topics available, some of the most successful courses are those that teach to a specific niche software. If you want to sell an online course but don’t know what to sell then consider creating a software training course. Long before I started LearnDash I was a consultant setting up learning programs for Fortune 500 companies. The learning programs centered around new policies and software. Big software. Enterprise-level platforms.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! We also think that extended enterprise LMS solutions will allow corporations to expand training opportunities and license to external, third-party audiences. Before we unpack all five of our latest industry predictions, I want to take a moment to recap our past eLearning predictions from 2013 and 2014. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous market research, our consulting interactions with countless LMS buyers and sellers and more than 20 years of experience we’ve accumulated in the learning industry. The problem with the global employee learning solutions market is that the big, boring talent management LMSs we just mentioned are the standard for managing enterprise-wide learning complexity.

LMS Pricing: Avoiding Hidden Costs When Selecting eLearning Software

Melon Learning

Any one of them will do the basic job of storing, organizing and delivering your eLearning content. A quick list might include: Who will be using the software? Does my organization require any customizations of the software? Not only will this exercise help you narrow down the number of potential vendors but it will also shed light on some of the hidden costs that are associated with adopting an LMS. There’s a myriad of learning management systems out there.

Podcast 36: How to Deploy B2B2B Certification Rapidly – With Ha Nguyen McNeill

Talented Learning

EPISODE 36 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Today, we welcome a highly experienced leader in the federal and trade organization sectors, Ha Nguyen McNeill , Chief Operating Officer at BSA | The Software Alliance. Join us as we discuss the thorough yet rapid selection and deployment of a complex, business-to-business-to-business (B2B2B) LMS to drive BSA’s new online “ SAM ” certification for enterprise software professionals.

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. These buying organizations are working with us as LMS selection consultants to define their learning technology requirements, identify the best vendor options and then conduct a formal proposal-based buying process. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

Starting a Customer Education Program: What You Should Know

Talented Learning

For example, many SaaS ( Software as a Service ) businesses focus on CAC/LTV ratio — ( Customer Acquisition Cost vs. Customer Lifetime Value ). In contrast to selling on-premise software or other types of products in an upfront purchase transaction, SaaS models are usually based on subscription payments that accrue over time. For example, research from the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) found that trained customers are: 68% more likely to use a product more.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS. It can manage elearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce. Docebo LMS is designed to support straightforward learning and elearning scenarios — easily. Among Docebo’s third-party connectors, I didn’t see any productized Association Management System (AMS) integrations.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Callidus Software acquired Learning Heroes and Learning Seat. 15 Business Turns Up the Volume On Extended Enterprise Learning. We’ve analyzed results from LMS vendors who publish outcomes of their customers’ extended enterprise learning initiatives. Across the learning community, we see stronger interest in extended enterprise solutions. AR revenues are expected to surpass VR this year , thanks in part to a surge in enterprise applications.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. Their solutions work and they’re making a measurable difference in every kind of extended enterprise scenario you can imagine. Learning Technologies Group (LTG) recently acquired PeopleFluent , NetDimensions , LEO Learning , Rustici Software , Watershed LRS , Gomo Learning and others to offer a robust talent suite based on standalone solutions. • ASSOCIATION LEARNING.

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

Talented Learning

The software sector is an excellent example. Recent research by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) reveals the impact of training on several key dimensions of customer adoption: 68% of trained customers use products more often. The same study also found that the average renewal rate among trained software subscribers is 92%, compared to 80% for untrained customers. Gold, CAE – Director, Education Development – Community Associations Institute.

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. 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. Free Consult?

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

And as always, if you want to discuss your learning technology needs with an independent advisor, I’m happy to conduct a free preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. (To Enterprise Mobile Learning App. The enterprise version of this innovative mobile course, coach and cheat-sheet app is available at no cost through June 2020. The world’s leading tech association is extending all certification exam vouchers expiring between March 17 – April 30.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

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. It’s still early, but perhaps one of the most interesting opportunities is coming from the association space, where gamification and digital badges are being used to help bridge the skills gap.

Podcast 20: Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – With Donald H. Taylor

Talented Learning

EPISODE 20 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you follow our blog , you know I’m fascinated with elearning trends. He’s a 30-year veteran with experience at every level, from training design and delivery to executive positions at software companies. KEY TAKEAWAYS: In recent years, elearning trends have shifted significantly. Extended enterprise learning hasn’t yet appeared on the global L&D “hot” list.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

In the last decade, the rise of the SaaS business model, cloud technology and extended enterprise learning has opened the door to more than 650 new learning platforms. As an LMS selection consultant , I’ve had a front-row seat in the rapid shift toward specialization. 98% of its customers are software companies that need a better way to train their customers. Many healthcare associations sell their continuing education content to their members and potential members.

4 Corporate LMS Flavors: Which Do You Choose?

Talented Learning

If you’ve been following the news and analysis from Talented Learning, you know that the thriving 2016 LMS market is comprised of almost 700 vendors, whose solutions can be grouped unequally and imperfectly into corporate, academic, association and continuing education type LMSs. These vendors range from global software conglomerates to tiny, regional cloud startups. The Rogue Extended Enterprise LMS Buyer: Rarely in HR .

Podcasting: Is It Right For Your Content Mix?

Talented Learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights with our readers. All you need is a good studio-quality microphone and software that lets you easily record and edit your podcasts. And if you take time to feature guests who are experts in your field, you’ll gain even more credibility, by association.

Podcast 15: Tying Training to Customer Success – With Barry Kelly of Thought Industries

Talented Learning

Our guest is Barry Kelly , CEO and Co-Founder of Thought Industries – one of the first and now leading extended enterprise learning solutions. Barry is a passionate innovator with proven product development success and extensive experience in elearning, digital strategy and social media marketing. Originally, we wanted to build a platform that enables organizations to deliver extended enterprise learning. WELCOME TO EPISODE 15 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? In addition to publishing weekly blog posts , we also produce monthly webinars and regular podcast interviews with experts from across the extended enterprise learning realm. And why is open source gaining momentum as a foundation for extended enterprise learning ?

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CRM-LMS Integration: A Smarter Choice for Customer Education

Talented Learning

Most Salesforce users rely on this powerful software-as-a-service suite for its original purpose – centralized management and tracking of customer and prospect account information. For example, according to recent research by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), the average renewal rate among trained software subscribers is 92%, versus 80% for untrained customers. I could count on one hand the systems focused on some form of extended enterprise education.

How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ The incredible expansion of mobile technologies is an important factor that will both drive and support the deployment of workplace learning tools and systems in the area of performance support.” – Charles Jennings (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates, and Founder, 70:20:10 Forum ). What are the six key areas for enterprise mobile architects in 2014? It contains the ‘six big considerations’ enterprise architects need to take into account when developing apps.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

Later, I moved into high-end LMS sales for 13 years — specializing in solutions for corporate extended enterprise and associations. They’ve largely ignored the much more profitable and unexplored needs of the extended enterprise. So I co-founded Talented Learning as the world’s only research and consulting firm focused primarily on advancing extended enterprise learning. Many industries already recognize this — software and tech companies lead the way.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You are an association or commercial training company limping along with a graying, semi-custom open source solution and multiple manual workarounds. You pay “annual support and maintenance” fees but continue to use an older version of LMS software because upgrade costs are prohibitive. At this stage, it’s appropriate to consider recommendations from industry blogs, research reports, professional colleagues and consultants. It happens at least once a week.

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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. LMS innovation was stifled yet again and innumerable customers became lost in the bureaucracy of behemoth software companies. We discovered that the LMS marketplace is made up of 4 broad types of LMS including corporate, academic, continuing education and association LMSs. Saba Software. ASSOCIATION LMS. Joe Majors , Saba Software. .

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

What kind of role should AI play in extended enterprise learning ? That means AI will be everywhere, thanks to enabling technologies like cloud computing, the open source software movement, AI Platforms-as-a-Service, conversational AI, virtual assistants and more. In a comprehensive new AI industry analysis , MMC says that as pervasiveness takes hold, the distinction between “AI companies” and other software providers will blur and eventually disappear.

HOW PERFORMANCE SUPPORT APPS ARE FARING IN TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ The incredible expansion of mobile technologies is an important factor that will both drive and support the deployment of workplace learning tools and systems in the area of performance support.” – Charles Jennings (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates, and Founder, 70:20:10 Forum ) The above quote is from our interview with Charles Jennings. What are the six key areas for enterprise mobile architects in 2014? Enterprise mobility in 2014: App-ocalypse Now?

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones. To make eLearning more engaging, think of how a TV mystery show is created.

Salesforce Learning Solutions: AppExchange Buyer’s Guide

Talented Learning

It is evidence that, as the world’s leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform, Salesforce continues to fuel extraordinary enterprise software market momentum. Several years ago, we wrote about the business benefits of integrating modern learning management systems with customer relationship management software. Training management software for companies large and small. Training and event management software for Salesforce.

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‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

The 2015 “Best of Elearning!” Best of Elearning! Given the number of nominations, to make the list in 2015 is quite an honor,” says Catherine Upton, Elearning! The Best of Elearning! An exclusive handful of organizations have won Best of Elearning! Elearning! To learn more, visit www.2elearning.com/ awards/best-of-elearning-awards. Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines take great pride in announcing the Best of Elearning!