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

eLearning 24-7

Rather it is a sales approach the vendor chooses. 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). The security info and technical data they will provide comes directly from those individual sites. Thus, if you require your employees to go through a VPN, then yes, that should be on the RFP. Security inquiries. Then if you must, send out the RFP.

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RFPs SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers

Web Courseworks

Few of us started this career path with expertise in business, management, not to mention sales. Most of us just don’t get it when it comes to selling products and services—the schools of education or computer science certainly didn’t focus on instilling business acumen or sales expertise. ” His first book Whale Hunting is a 250 page epic on how to secure large accounts. The importance of assembling a team to respond to the RFP.

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New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Now you might think, of course a learning management system vendor is going to recommend investing in learning technology, but we are not talking about sales!

The troubles of RFI writing and how to overcome them

eFront

Questions are posed about security , hosting, and gamification features , with support inquiries making regular appearances as well. 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.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

The charge – is a percentile of the sale. While it has amazing potential, I have some concerns tied to privacy and security, which I believe need to be resolved. Security concerns. It opens up real security issues. Plus it eliminates the sales people following up with you and for many people they do not want to deal with that. I never did a RFP nor spent more time than necessary to find a system. Try to avoid using a RFP template.

2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

eLearning 24-7

What the vendors though, won’t be aware of (okay, if they read the blog they wil), is that I will have provided you – the reader and maybe attendee – who are the top LMSs in higher education, education K-6, education 6-12 for 2015. Sections included Learning Environment, Social, Mobile, Gamification, Classroom Management, Notifications, Event Management, Security, Administration, e-commerce, training and support. I’m here.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

But given the number of respondents who've rated them low on satisfaction, it would give me pause during a selection process (so that makes me worried about sales), it also would have worried me as a potential investor. Update, Nov.