LEP/LXP RFP Template

eLearning 24-7

Yeah it is a peeve of mine, which is why, I decided that LEPs needed their own RFP template. Anyway, after studying the market in-depth – the LEP market that is, I felt an RFP specifically for that market made sense. . This is why when you see the RFP, the LE and Admin functionality is nearly identical, but with some changes (more on that in a sec.). LEP RFP Template. First off, here is the LEP RFP Template – everything you need in one document.

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Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

eLearning 24-7

I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. Why one RFP instead of specific ones for LXP and LMS? This is far better than them receiving a 20 page RFP or 100 page RFP. Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). . EXTRA! EXTRA!

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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). An RFP is especially beneficial if you have a lot of requirements, because it gives you a simple way to evaluate and compare numerous LMS systems. When the going gets tough, it may be tempting to copy another organization’s RFP requirements.

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How to write a great RFP for your eLearning Platform search

Academy of Mine

One buying tool we recommend when shopping around for a new eLearning platform is the Request for Proposal (RFP), which can be utilized to streamline and simplify the purchase process. By using an RFP you can: Organize and prioritize your business needs and desired solutions. . Admittedly, there is some work that goes into preparing your RFP, distributing the RFP, collecting and then finally analyzing each submitted RFP from potential partner vendors.

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Winning or whining? The eLearning RFP

Mitch Moldofsky

So, make sure you do some research on the company issuing the RFP to see what type of track record they have in place. And that's from the author!

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Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) outlining your association’s goals and needs. Will you need a separate content authoring tool? Way back when I was just a marketing minion working in development at a nonprofit, I used to attend workshops and classes that would help me learn more about my industry. 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.

How to Write a Winning RFP to Hire the Best E-learning Vendor

CommLab India

Before you begin formulating the e-learning vendor selection criteria for your organization, work on the all-important step of writing a request for proposal (RFP). An RFP helps you list your requirements clearly so that you elicit responses from the right e-learning solution providers who match your needs, expectations, and budget. Read on to know more about how to write an RFP that will help you partner with the best e-learning vendor. If yes, specify that in the RFP.

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Project Spotlight: The Art of a Custom Android App

Bottom-Line Performance

We were thrilled when Cummins approached us about their need for an easier way to rapidly author RFPs. ” It was clear that their was opportunity for a unique approach to RFP creation. Dustin used the rapid authoring tool Screenr to produce a simple walk-through of the app. Mobile apps Mobile Learning rapid elearning android development mobile apps rfp generator tabletMobile app developers know the mantra: make sure it works on every platform!

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. I have won and lost my fair share of RFP competitions in the past. a favourite vendor was already selected and the RFP process was a bureaucratic necessity to prove "due process").

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Step right up to the LMS Sideshow

eLearning 24-7

You know that car you have in your driveway, the microwave oven you have in your kitchen, the golf club or basketball that you own, the authoring tool you are using, the cookies you are eating? Unless this is a LMS and that is an authoring tool and you need both, then they are on to something. If you are interested in seeing the basics, then check out my LMS RFP template. E-Learning 24/7 Tagged: learning management system , LMS , LMS RFP , selecting a LMS.

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

Janet Clarey

Homework may involve the investigation of things like “What is an LMS and how is it different than an LCMS, virtual classroom, or authoring tool?” (We 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. Original at Bersin & Associates.

Latest Negative E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

Authoring Tools going everywhere but nowhere. SaaS authoring tool vendors continue to include analytical data as an option in their platform. Rather than focusing on adding feature sets to make them a better authoring tool, as in authoring tool components, they focus on the other. Desktop authoring tools that are well still on the desktop. See PowerPoint as an authoring tool. Topic: LMS RFP Criteria. No spam, just the latest RFP. Trends.

Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

eLearning 24-7

Authoring Tools. Do I need an authoring tool if I have a LMS? Do I need to get an authoring tool that is SCORM or can it just be proprietary? It’s a product whose core focus is an authoring tool (proprietary based), but offers the ability to add users, provides a few analytics and a few reports. The downside to training management products is the inability to upload any other 3rd party authoring tool or courses from an off the shelf vendor.

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

Association eLearning

Committees draft the RFP and select the options, but the CEO and staff are responsible for selection and follow through.”. This was my first year at ASAE Annual but it certainly won’t be my last. 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.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

To RFP or not RFP. Top three authoring tools for 2019. Knowbly – SaaS authoring tool that includes an RLO (reusable learning object) repository. gomo learning – SaaS authoring tool which comes with analytical data. Personally, I never understood why an authoring tool needs analytical data, and the folks at gomo, know my feelings on this. As a kid growing up, our house had a lot of pictures of clowns.

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

Association eLearning

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. If your LMS does not come with built in course creator tools or you’d like advanced features for designing courses, you might need a content authoring tool such as Storyline. You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing.

The troubles of RFI writing and how to overcome them

eFront

If we feel we are suitable to the client, we will work towards submitting an RFP. The intrinsic nature of the RFP varies with each client. Of primary importance is fulfilling the requirements and complying with the RFP. You must overcome the obstacle course that is the RFP document in order to reveal what exactly the customer is asking for. This is obviously a sensitive yet vital component of the RFP, and therefore must be thought out carefully.

LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated

Tony Karrer

Confusing content authoring selection and LMS selection. Confusing an RFI and an RFP. Putting the wrong requirements in an RFP. Making an RFP that will make vendors hate you. Writing an RFP that won't help you differentiate between vendors. Missing a few critical questions in the RFP or selection process. Topic #5 - Writing a Good RFP The RFP strikes me as being a big enough topic on it's own.

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50 Best eLearning Posts Of 2012

Upside Learning

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads. 10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines. We hope you have had a good start to 2013. We are going to make it even better! We have compiled the 50 best eLearning posts of 2012 from our blog. It’s a chance for you to catch up on some interesting stuff you might have missed the last year. And for us, it’s a time to relook at the posts that trended on twitter and other social channels, and were loved by our readers.

3 Steps for Finding the Best E-Learning Service Provider

Frooxl

Your first step will be to submit an RFP (Request for Proposal). One of the unseen benefits of an RFP is that it can also show you if any of your requirements or expectations are unrealistic or impossible. For an RFP to be effective, and to achieve your desired results, there are a few things you need to consider: Know your requirements – Understand what information you want to pass on to your learners and what ways you want them to receive that information.

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Moodle Services Provider – How would you Choose the Right One?

Paradiso

Draft a good RFP (Request for Proposal). Next, download an RFP template! Yes, there is a proper format for an RFP! A team that has a sound technical expertise in eLearning (for example – authoring tools) will be able to cater to your training requirements in a much better way.

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Fresh out of university, I worked as a content developer and designed and authored hundreds of hours of online courses. As an analyst a decade later, I wrote industry reports about learning management systems, authoring tools, and other technologies. If it does show up, the organization is likely using an RFP template from the disco era. Make sure your team is buying an LMS for the year you’re in.

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Benay: “Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

They’ll insist that they are under the same rigid procurement or Request For Proposal (RFP) process as any small/medium IT company in Canada. Unfortunately when it comes to proposals and RFP’s, most small Canadian IT companies like mine might have one or two people responding to RFP’s. IT firm to write the definition around the RFP to save some time and effort. IT firm writes his or her own requirements into the RFP, who do think will win the project?

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Association eLearning Book Helpful for Vendor-Client Relationship

Web Courseworks

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. Tips to assist you in writing a more precise RFP. Ellen Behrens calls her new self-published book aLearning: A Trail Guide for Association eLearning.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Typically, this is done through a “Request-for-Information” (RFI) process or through a “Request-for-Proposal” (RFP). This includes your trainers or curriculum designers or course authors as well as your other uses. According to the author, the key is to determine a realistic budget for your LMS.

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“Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

They’ll insist that they are under the same rigid procurement or Request For Proposal (RFP) process as any small/medium IT company in Canada. Unfortunately when it comes to proposals and RFP’s, most small Canadian IT companies like mine might have one or two people responding to RFP’s. IT firm to write the definition around the RFP to save some time and effort. IT firm writes his or her own requirements into the RFP, who do think will win the project?

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Your LMS criteria can make or break your buying process – here’s how to win

Docebo

Whether you’re planning or releasing an RFP , or establishing relationships with different sales teams, you’ll set yourself up to be successful after you narrow down your most important criterion. The beauty of authoring tool packages is the power to diversify your learner’s experience.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

The development of the SCORM specification is essentially what has allowed the e-Learning industry to make a clean division between LMS solutions and content/authoring solutions. New SCORM compliant content authoring tools. The other very important topic to discuss with regards to “do-it-yourself” e-Learning development is that there are many good authoring tools now on the market. This inaccuracy or vagueness must be avoided in your RFP if you want good competitive bids.

Meet the Hero of the Technical Sale: The Sales Engineer

Cloudshare

Chris White, author of The Six Habits of Highly Effective Sales Engineers , defines the role as, “Engineers and technical experts within a software company that give product demonstrations in the context of a sales opportunity.”. Ability to contribute to the RFP process.

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Product Review: Mindflash.com

eLearning 24-7

Reports – very basic, but this is more a content authoring tool hybrid – which is becoming more prominent in the industry, so the minimal report is equally being seen. Trust me, people are going to see what your competitors are doing, so the argument that we don’t want to tell you because of competition is lame, especially when there is never a problem listing your pricing on a RFP. I have been following Mindflash since it started as a beta.

5 Considerations Before Choosing an LMS

eLearning Brothers

Most LMS companies nowadays will offer you a trial version or “sandbox” so you can upload courses and see what the experience is like from the Learner, Author/Instructor, and Administrator points of view. Don’t just go with the one who answers your RFP or is the cheapest, the most flashy, or the most persistent. In today’s world of incredible technology, there seems to be a myriad of products for every need. In the world of training and learning, this is no exception.

Hiring a Technology Consultant

Web Courseworks

I recently interviewed Elaine Biech, the author of a series of excellent books about consulting. What’s in an effective request for proposals (RFP) for a consulting project? In a good response to your RFP you should expect to see the following things: A clear understanding of your situation. Finding the Right Hired Gun: A Conversation with Elaine Biech.

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

Association eLearning

Often, organizations choose a vendor by sending out a Request for Proposal (RFP). When the vendors receive this RFP, they are expected to “check the box” to indicate if their system provides that feature or not. Based on the responses to your RFP, you’ll want to contact vendors who made the cut to schedule a live demo of their system. During her time as Director of Marketing at Digitec, Amy has authored numerous white papers, case studies and newsletters.

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Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Independent advice from our analysts and expert guest authors: 1) Top learning systems trends: 2019 extended enterprise market guide. Digital transformation consultant Daniel Newman weighs in… 11) Should you use an RFP when choosing an LMS? But here’s why you’ll probably want to use an RFP the next time you select a learning system… 12) Define your LMS requirements like a pro. When to issue an RFP (or not).

LMS Selection Process

Tony Karrer

Content authoring selection vs. LMS selection. Difference between an RFI and an RFP. What requirements to put in an RFP. How to balance making an RFP response useful to you and not too hard for a vendor. How much should you lead a vendor in the RFP requirments. I'm preparing for my part of an upcoming session at DevLearn on LMS selection as part of The Learning Management Systems Symposium. I'm going to prepare for this in a slightly different way.

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What Branding Can Do for Gamification

Training Industry

Recently a gamification RFP landed on my desk that started me thinking, “How can branding, applied to a ‘gamified’ solution, help enhance emotional engagement with learners?” In “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us,” author Daniel Pink explains that emotional engagement “is made through allowing the end user a sense of autonomy, progress, and sense of purpose,” all of which can be enhanced through the strategic use of branding.

LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

Course Authoring Tool . A friend of mine, got a RFP template from a LMS vendor’s web site. I am not a fan of grabbing RFP templates off of vendor’s web sites, only because if you read them in detail you will start to realize that for some of the questions, it is really geared toward that vendor’s product. If you are going to use the RFP template, then strip it down. With a SaaS based system, there is no need for a 10 or higher RFP.

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