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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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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CAC, RFP and Bigfoot

Kapp Notes

As part of the RFP process, we got to travel to a real nuclear powerplant and learn about how they train employees. Here are links to the individual student presentations, each team made up a company name for the semester: LGBC Associates. LGBC Associates Team.

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Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Although I didn’t join the associations that put these things on, I voraciously ate up the content they were offering, as often as my employer would allow me to attend. In short, associations, I was your target audience.

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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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?

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs.

LMS RFP

Tony Karrer

Continuing on from my earlier posts: LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated LMS Selection Team and Stakeholders LMS Selection Process From several comments and from looking at my list of issues, I realize that writing a good LMS RFP is challenging and it's easy to make lots of mistakes. LMS RFP Resources John Theis wrote a dissertation on the contents of 25 RFPs submitted to an LMS vendor. But, what I see as the most common problem in LMS RFP documents are the requirements.

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Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. This is especially true of associations that may be considering implementing an online learning platform for the first time, or those with a limited budget.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs.

Association eLearning Book Helpful for Vendor-Client Relationship

Web Courseworks

Ellen Behrens calls her new self-published book aLearning: A Trail Guide for Association eLearning. If you are an association education director or you are tasked with re-igniting eLearning as a non-dues revenue source for your non-profit, then this book will serve as a handy reference guide. In the following eight minute interview, I caught up with the retired association education director turned author while she as RVing on the West Coast.

If Only I Could Live Tweet Faster: My ASAE 2013 Session Standouts

Association eLearning

I got to meet and make so many association friends as well as gain a lot of valuable information. I recall overhearing one association professional talk about how ASAE Annual is like going to church or temple – you already know what you need to be doing but conference is a nice reminder.

How to Choose an LMS That’s Right for Your Association

Abila

Associations may struggle to find the technology that’s right for them, in part because they’re unsure about what they need in an LMS. Develop and issue a request for proposal (RFP). Review and score responses to the RFP. You're reading How to Choose an LMS That’s Right for Your Association , originally posted on Forward Together - Insights and ideas on best practices, trends, and issues for associations, nonprofit organizations, and government entities.

How do I get the most out of an RFP?

eLearning Blender

Writing an RFP - What a Conundrum! All the articles say that a crucial part of the LMS selection process is writing a quality RFP, but nobody goes on to tell you how. In my own interest, I am going to attempt to answer the question of how to write a quality RFP. Oh yeah, it took me a while to figure it out and you may be wondering the same thing; RFP means "request for proposal." What is an RFP?: Why write an RFP?: How to write an RFP?:

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Kicking the RFP Habit

Breakthrough eLearning

Two weeks ago, in a moment of weakness, I almost submitted a response to a request for proposals (RFP). However, I remembered an earlier vow that I had made to myself never to put myself and my colleagues through "RFP hell" again, was resolute, and I ignored the invitation.

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How to Get the Most out of Your LMS Demo

Association eLearning

If you’re in the beginning stages of selecting a learning management system (LMS) for your association, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the choices and information from various vendors.

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. 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 do you see the new LMS helping your association achieve its strategic, educational, and business goals?

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.

Top 5 Reasons You Will Leave your LMS – and How to Switch Successfully

Association eLearning

Here are the top five reasons people are unhappy with their LMS, as cited by various resource sites, including Bersin & Associates survey (2009), The Elearning Guild – Evolution of the LMS (2009) and Wainhouse Research (2012): Why are people so unhappy with their LMS?

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Hiring a Technology Consultant

Web Courseworks

Her experience isn’t limited to writing; she is president and managing principal of Ebb associates, an organizational development firm with dozens of clients in the association, government, and manufacturing verticals. Your local association meetings and conferences.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

Similarly, it’s usually at this time of year that associations and other organizations start to review their training requirements and inevitably their delivery of that training. Once completed the RFP is sent to those that the organization believes will meet their needs.

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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. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

How do associations develop profitable learner-centered online education programs? What can associations do to develop more profitable learner-centered online education programs? You may be ready for a specialized association learning system. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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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.

4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

Think of “love at first sight”, where you are sitting in the conference room watching a series of LMS demos during your RFP process, and one comes along with a user interface that is just so “pretty” that it catches your eye, and you have just fallen in love at first sight.

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. Association Learning Buying LMS Channel Learning eCommerce Extended Enterprise LMS Business Case LMS Demos LMS Requirements Selling LMS eLearning Extended Enterprise LMS LMS

Wait. What? I can buy an LMS with a credit card?

Janet Clarey

Original at Bersin & Associates. Evaluate the system against your use case(s) not just an RFP response or demo. Yes, Intellum can crank out an RFP response if that’s what you require (and you’ll find a wealth of info in that link). Uncategorized Intellum LMS RFPThis is a cross post. We know from our LMS 2011 research that the LMS market is experiencing more fragmentation, specialization, and globalization.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

You may choose to work with an analyst, use an RFP template, or keep the planning in-house, relying on the experience of your project team and input from your learners.

How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

CourseStage LMS is targeted to the association marketplace and corporations who train or educate adults that are not their employees.). Assess any technical considerations, including integrations with association management systems (AMS), CRMs, and other ERPs.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

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.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

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 helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal.

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How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

CourseStage LMS is targeted to the association marketplace and corporations who train or educate adults that are not their employees.). Assess any technical considerations, including integrations with association management systems (AMS), CRMs, and other ERPs. An RFP (request for proposal) is a must-have final step in order to compare “apples to apples” among vendors. Submit your RFP with a list of requirements to a shortlist of vendors.

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10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

In fact, we just completed two concurrent full-scale LMS selection projects — one for a corporate extended enterprise client and another for an international professional association. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process.

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

In my current role with Absorb, I help organizations reduce the effort associated with managing learning by demystifying LMS technology. If it does show up, the organization is likely using an RFP template from the disco era.

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