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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. EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES.

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. Absorb Software Acquires Torch LMS. Absorb Software Acquires Cloud-Based Learning Tech Company, ePath Learning.

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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.

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. 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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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?

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. Those are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

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 2017 Robyn Defelice and Karl Kapp addressed this question in an article published by the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

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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. Extended Enterprise Ready Yes.

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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.

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.

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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. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

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.

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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. Free Consult?

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.

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? And why is open source gaining momentum as a foundation for extended enterprise learning ?

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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. The lines are blurring between elearning and ecommerce.

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.

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.

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.

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. Originally, we wanted to build a platform that enables organizations to deliver extended enterprise learning.

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. I could count on one hand the systems focused on some form of extended enterprise education.

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. Employee and Extended Enterprise Insights.

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 ).

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.

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.

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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. Saba Software. ASSOCIATION LMS.

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. Training management software for companies large and small.

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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.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

It’s not just because I’m a learning tech fanatic with more than 22 years of LMS/elearning industry experience. People who don’t know what elearning is are engaging in do-it-yourself elearning every day.

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Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation.