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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?

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 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.

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

Six years ago I pivoted after 14 years on the front lines with two major commercial LMS vendors. Open source software is a great example. But corporations found it difficult to shoehorn open source into their infrastructure – especially for extended enterprise learning.

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

Vendor by vendor, we evaluated solutions — absorbing everything we could find on our own dime. We thought LMS vendors were focusing more heavily on extended enterprise applications. Corporate extended enterprise learning is no longer just a nice-to-have.

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.

Foster Training Success By Extended Enterprise LMS

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To ensure the optimal performance of this pool of extended enterprise , it is essential to provide tailored e-learning training programs to them. Getting the Most Out of Your Extended Enterprise. The training content is associated with Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

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 .

Should You Use an Employee LMS for Extended Enterprise Learning in 2019?

Talented Learning

Primarily because employee educational goals, interests and motivations don’t apply to extended enterprise learners. The reverse is true also – there are many employee LMS features that are unneeded in extended enterprise applications. Workforce training software.

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

Talented Learning

But before I share details about what’s ahead, let’s take a quick look back: Setting the Stage for Extended Enterprise LMS Recognition. To test this theory, we began investigating LMS vendors, documenting their extended enterprise capabilities and client case studies in detail.

Choosing the Right Enterprise Learning Management System for Your AMS

EthosCE

While you might be hesitant to look for an enterprise learning management system (LMS) in such a crowded market, you are also probably well aware that your association management system would benefit from an efficiency boost (and the curriculum components an enterprise-grade LMS would provide).

LMS Vendor (what you have) vs. LMS Partner (what you want)

EthosCE

Perhaps you assumed that your LMS vendor knew that you needed less, not more, administrative tasks on your plate and that your LMS platform would have all of the features that you needed from day one. CME Medical Associations

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. Want to see comparisons and trends from these top vendors?

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Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018. How do associations develop profitable learner-centered online education programs? Another year is drawing to a close – already?

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2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Today is a banner day for extended enterprise education , because today we’re unveiling the new face of learning systems excellence – The 2019 Talented Learning Awards! However, the extended enterprise is our lifeblood. Today we start with corporate extended enterprise systems.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Market demand has grown, along with the number of vendors, business uses, integration points and related feature sets — and with good reason. If you have a named user license model, but are an extended enterprise, association or commercial training company, you are paying too much.

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

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Cost is a primary consideration for most organizations, which need to adopt any software tool. This is especially true for startups and small enterprises with limited resources. It encompasses IT hardware, software, and personnel for IT support.

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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 ). This means vendors spend more on marketing and sales to acquire a customer than they actually receive at the start of a relationship.

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. 2011 proved to be another year more focused on the pilot project rather than the production deployment for enterprise mobile learning solutions.

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. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. I’m sure some LMS vendors are getting caught in the crossfire.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS. Increasingly, I’ve noticed a trend among rapidly growing SaaS LMS vendors. Association members.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

Here on the last day of the year, I offer my predications for the big and shaping trends we’ll see in the enterprise mobile learning space for 2012. Whatever it is, this one is music to my ears after many years of toiling away to make mLearning a reality for the enterprise. Is enterprise mobile learning best delivered via native mobile apps or using mobile web apps?

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.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. Is enterprise mobile learning best delivered via native mobile apps or using mobile web apps?

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.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Callidus Software acquired Learning Heroes and Learning Seat. Among the more than 700 vendors participating in today’s LMS marketplace, we continue to see a wave of learning solutions designed to solve “niche” business challenges.

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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 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.

Meridian Unveils Latest Edition of Leading Learning Management System

Meridian

New features utilize machine learning and extend functionality beyond enterprise employees. 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. Learning Technology Press Release elearning platform elearning software LMS Company LMS Features LMS technology lms vendor LRS Meridian News xapi compliant lms

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.

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 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. This contrasts with what many vendors call a cloud LMS.

LMS Implementation Pricing — Take 2

Talented Learning

I intended to show how the hundreds of new cloud-based LMS vendors offer much lower (than historically priced) implementation and setup fees, opening the market to new first-time buyers. I’d like to schedule a call to talk to you about your vendor services.”.

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. 98% of its customers are software companies that need a better way to train their customers.