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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Ready to make the switch to an LMS? Here’s a ready-to-use RFP

Learning Pool

Reaching out to suppliers with a Request For Proposal (RFP) can help ensure you get the right information to make an informed decision about which LMS suits your organization’s needs. Use the RFP as a guide. So, what would one include in an RFP? Learning Pool’s downloadable, editable functionality checklist can be used as a guide and key component in an RFP for making the switch to an LMS. Download the LMS RFP here ]. Blog Learn & Connect lms

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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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Class: Enter Your Blogs

Kapp Notes

As part of Managing Multimedia Projects (better known as the RFP class), this semester each student is creating a blog. Each team is to enter a comment to this posting and place each team member's URL for the blog into this posting in the comments section. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) outlining your association’s goals and needs. 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.

LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

eLearning 24-7

Meet my friend, the RFP. If you are going to use an RFP, I recommend using the one I created for each and everyone. LMS RFP Template (click the link). Thus, if you require your employees to go through a VPN, then yes, that should be on the RFP. As mentioned in previous posts, if you have to submit a RFP, then it shouldn’t be longer than 10 pages. Then if you must, send out the RFP. LMS learning management system LMS RFP LMS RFP Template RFP

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Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

Regular readers know that this blog isn’t the only way we share advice with learning technology buyers and sellers. Top 3 Blog Posts of 2018. Blogging was our first form of outreach – and our commitment to this blog remains stronger than ever.

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Trends in Learning Solutions Procurement

dVinci Interactive

Some of our most recent experiences include responding to the following: A Request for Proposal (RFP) to address the need to develop an eLearning course. An RFP to develop eLearning content in which two companies are qualified in budget ranges based on three levels of complexity. An RFP to convert Flash-based courses into learning experiences that work across mobile devices. Download JPL’s RFP Template. eLearning Learning Solutions Partnerships RFP template

Mentored Tasks: Support Learners Where They Are [Featured in Learning Solutions]

Kineo

The process is built around reviewing a customer’s RFP, completing three Excel worksheets, and then drawing conclusions based on your data. Let’s play pretend. Imagine that you‘re a sales manager for a major pharmaceutical company.

Mentored Tasks: Support Learners Where They Are [Featured in Learning Solutions]

Kineo

The process is built around reviewing a customer’s RFP, completing three Excel worksheets, and then drawing conclusions based on your data. Let’s play pretend. Imagine that you‘re a sales manager for a major pharmaceutical company.

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. A consultant will narrow down the field or help you develop a request for information (RFI), create the RFP, communicate with vendors, coordinate demonstrations, and negotiate the contract.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

In addition to publishing weekly blog posts , we also produce monthly webinars and regular podcast interviews with experts from across the extended enterprise learning realm. Top 3 Blog Posts of 2019. BONUS: Top Blog Posts of All Time. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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RFPs SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers

Web Courseworks

The new book is succinct, well organized, and full of useful tips if you are tasked with either creating or responding to an RFP. If your job is to write the RFP, hopefully you can avoid the ten dumbest RFP questions. The importance of assembling a team to respond to the RFP. How to “project manage” the process of writing a RFP. Great tips and techniques on organizing the RFP response. And be sure to follow Tom Searcy's blog!

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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. You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing.

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. Choosing a service provider can be daunting.

I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

Five Tips and an RFP Template : Choosing the Right LMS is another article from Learning Solutions Magazine with tips for selecting the right LMS. Even if you don’t plan to do a formal RFP, this template can help you think about questions you should be asking.

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How to Get the Most out of Your LMS Demo

Association eLearning

A dirty little secret in the LMS space is: vendors often check off boxes on an RFP or requirements document indicating their system has the functionality or can meet the need, even when it’s not necessarily true or not a standard feature.

On The Road Again…to EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Summit, I4PL, and DevLearn 2019

eThink Education

In past years, October has been a very busy month for eThink with important EdTech conferences taking place at many different locations. October 2019 was certainly not any different.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

but after four years of nonstop blogging, webinars, research and reviews, we have attracted a following of tens of thousands of extended enterprise learning fans and practitioners from around the globe. We published 33 in-depth blog posts and produced 14 original webinars.

Traps To Avoid When Hiring An Instructional Designer

Spark Your Interest

Engaging A Firm Through A Request for Proposal (RFP) Process. The norm of past decades, especially for bureaucratic entities, was to put out an RFP to engage a company on a project. Conversely, today’s reality is that successful companies don’t respond to RFP’s because they don’t need to. The RFP process is mostly an outdated purchasing practice. Those who spend the time to respond to a formal RFP often do so because that can’t secure enough work.

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Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

When you have decided on your requirements, then generally the process goes something like this; first an RFP is developed and then a scan of available LMS in the market is done. Once completed the RFP is sent to those that the organization believes will meet their needs.

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On The Road Again…to EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Summit, I4PL, and DevLearn 2019

eThink Education

In past years, October has been a very busy month for eThink with important EdTech conferences taking place at many different locations. October 2019 was certainly not any different.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

They know what questions to ask during the requirements gathering process to elicit the information needed for a request for proposal (RFP), including questions you’d never think about asking. Consultants help you create a Request for Proposal (RFP).

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.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

A still relevant blog post by industry analysts Talented Learning outlines their top five reasons to invest in association learning technology.

Considerations for a Request for Proposal

Training Industry

As noted in last month’s blog, this edition will focus on the key ingredients for developing a request for proposal (RFP). First, when do you utilize a RFP or a request for information (RFI)? A RFP is exactly that, a formal proposal submission by a seller(s) to a buyer which includes the cost considerations, as well as the commercial terms of the offer. The lynchpin of any RFP is a well-defined scope of work (SOW).

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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.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

However, there are hidden costs when purchasing an open source LMS that may not be immediately apparent at the RFP stage, but should be carefully considered before investing the association’s time and resources into an open-source LMS implementation.

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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How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

As many of our readers know, the sponsor of this blog, Web Courseworks, sells a robust, feature-rich SaaS learning management system. An RFP (request for proposal) is a must-have final step in order to compare “apples to apples” among vendors.

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4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Blogs and Wikis The need for learning management systems to have self-contained blogs and wikis has faded away. No LMS on the market contains blog and wiki features that can compete feature-by-feature against popular products such as WordPress and Mediawiki.

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50 Best eLearning Posts Of 2012

Upside Learning

We have compiled the 50 best eLearning posts of 2012 from our blog. 10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines. Finally, a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who follows and subscribes to our blog. We hope you have had a good start to 2013. We are going to make it even better!

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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Proposals Second of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing

Training Industry

As discussed in my previous blog, unfortunately, many learning leaders circumvent the assessment and begin the sourcing process by reaching out to suppliers before they really know what they need a supplier to do. This is a wonderful way to have suppliers come in and present their capabilities prior to issuing an RFP. An RFP (request for proposal) is the most common document used in the sourcing selection process. Include a responsibility matrix in the RFP.