Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included. This isn’t a beauty contest, nor a pay for play (I NEVER accept that, nor play that game, nor do I accept any referral fees or whatever some vendors offer for recommending them). These are vendors who have been around a long time, build share of the market and generally speaking had early name recognition which has helped them in build business. Blackboard.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. SAP acquired SuccessFactors who had acquired Plateau. The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital. The LMS industry in 2015 now has hundreds and hundreds of viable vendor solutions. Blackboard. Blackboard.

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Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

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How a vendor of this size and quality can have this business approach in this day and age is beyond me. The user interface is slick – way better than the days of Plateau – which some people still call it – uh, its not. It is way better than anything Plateau ever did, but for the amount of money the system costs and the fact SAP now owns them, there is no reason that the UI should look like it does. Any vendor can do that. #3

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

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There is a growing list of vendors, including small/mid size that are adding talent management components that match the Big Dog systems. A couple of vendors have added HRIS modules. It is interesting to note, that many of the vendors are targeting the SMB space, especially the small size (less than 500 employees) market. What is nice is there are still a significant number of vendors who have not added it. Blackboard. Plateau is now called SuccessFactors.

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Learning Solutions Series: Top 10 Learning Management Systems

InsiderHub

Here are the top 10 LMS brands owned: Blackboard Internal/Developed In-House SAP/SuccessFactors/Plateau SumTotal Cornerstone OnDemand Oracle Skillsoft/Skillport Saba HealthStream Moodle Others Learning management systems are used in both corporate as well as academic settings. This confusion signals the need in the industry for objective feedback about each brand and solution, where one vendor can be compared to another.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

These are being reported out of the larger eLearningGuild population and I would claim that they are likely more accurate than survey research that goes through the vendors themselves. Several of the LMS vendors appear more than once, such as Oracle. However, I would be concerned if I was a starter LMS vendor because Moodle is going to cause you grief in the bottom of the market. They can be used to see how LMS vendors stack up against particular features. Update, Nov.

2019 Turkey Awards

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Once a darling of vendors who used it to show their demos, now? In fact, in 2019, I did not see one demo from a vendor on Adobe Connect. Personally a vendor can call their system whatever they want, but there are a few factoids to remember about micro-learning. Mobile Learning First – Here is something that might shock you, but most of the vendors who say their are mobile learning first, do not have an on/off synch in their native apps. Welcome.

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eLearning User Groups

eLearning Weekly

Most of the well-known LMS vendors have user group meetings and/or conferences, including: Blackboard. Plateau. Last week I went to the Metrics That Matter user group in Chicago. During my trip, I started thinking about user groups related to learning and technology. Other than conferences, where do learning and technology professionals get together to discuss ideas with each other? Conferences are great; I attend them and present at them on a fairly regular basis.

The E-Learning Slug Awards

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The traditional label is affixed never so quickly when it comes to the latest features, with the presumption being that a newer system or learning platform or knowledge platform, courseware LMS or micro learning platform and so forth, has the latest features, more and better features than an LMS, regardless if the LMS has been around for more than 15 years (Blackboard for example) or been around a few years (large number of vendors – avg age is 4.5

2018 Turkey Awards for E-Learning

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I know some of you will disagree with the nominees, perhaps feeling that your company or vendor should be in there, and I totally respect that. Finalists were based on the quality of call on average (based on the number of times I was on a call with this tool – used by various vendors showing me their products or having a briefing, etc.). This is why I looked at vendors who I know have the cash flow and deep pockets.

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