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). . No blog next week. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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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. A typical software system RFP has multiple sections; once you complete one you like, you can use it as a template for other requests and programs. Some buyers will actually use the RFP sections to “score” vendor written responses or demo presentations.

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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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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

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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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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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. 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 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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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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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

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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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.

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. As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs.

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. Six months ago you rolled out a new process to help your sales representatives assess RFPs (requests for proposals) and opportunities to determine the likelihood of winning the business.

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. Six months ago you rolled out a new process to help your sales representatives assess RFPs (requests for proposals) and opportunities to determine the likelihood of winning the business.

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. The LMS RFP Template from E-Learning 24/7 is another option with a small list of features you might consider.

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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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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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Custom Elearning: How To Get Started

Learning Pool

This phase leads up to writing a Request for Proposal (RFP), which will help you decide on your supplier. It’s now just a case of sending out your RFP and waiting to see what comes back. Blog Learn & ConnectCreating bespoke courses need not be expensive or difficult.

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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. 2 Best Customer Education Blogs: 25 Must-Reads for Learning Professionals. BONUS: Top Blog Posts of All Time. When and how to use an RFP (or not). Another year is drawing to a close – already?

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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.

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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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.

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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. Submit your RFP with a list of requirements to a shortlist of vendors. Let’s get right down to brass tacks: I have a lot of experience dealing with LMS requests for proposals. (As

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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

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. Submit your RFP with a list of requirements to a shortlist of vendors. Let’s get right down to brass tacks: I have a lot of experience dealing with LMS requests for proposals. (As

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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. It is also important to communicate this both to the wider organization and to potential vendors as part of the RFP process, to help set expectations on both sides, and provide a clear goal to work towards.

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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.

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. 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.

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. Keep in tune with the latest in eLearning by following us on Twitter or subscribing to our blog through RSS. We hope you have had a good start to 2013. We are going to make it even better! It’s a chance for you to catch up on some interesting stuff you might have missed the last year.

Bloomsburg Students and Alumni Doing Great Things

Kapp Notes

Then, on the second day of the conference, my students present solutions to a mock Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP idea is based on an actual idea issued by DOE/DARPA as a SBIR RFP. Blogging Around Town. A recent alumni and person who worked on some special projects with me, Vanessa Bailey, has published a series of blog entries at the ASTD Learning Technologies Blog.

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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. Learning administrators seem to have collectively come to terms with the reality that there are great, feature-rich blog and wiki applications on the web that they can use as part of collaborative learning experiences and that there’s no need to have these features built into the LMS. Make sure your team is buying an LMS for the year you’re in.

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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! Have a look at their blog to see the type articles they’ve written. Moodle, one of the leading open source platforms used worldwide by numerous schools, colleges, universities, government organizations, charities and corporates alike, is an eLearning platform that has endless possibilities.

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. Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017. Sometimes our webinar topics inform the blog posts we develop. 3 Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

Evaluation Is Not Complicated

The Performance Improvement Blog

In his blog post , “Stop Evaluating Training!”, As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. Amit Garg summarizes a presentation that Robert O. Brinkerhoff gave at the Australian Institute of Training and Development conference in April. Garg relates Brinkerhoff’s comments to the challenges of measuring the effectiveness of elearning programs.

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

eThink Education

During this session, eThink’s VP of Business Strategy & Development, Randy Jones, explored strategies and considerations for a successful LMS evaluation process, including industry research that helps with executive buy-in; how to determine what is truly important to your organization’s L&D ecosystem such as integration capabilities, service level, and type of technology your LMS is built on; and how to create an LMS RFP to ensure selection of the best possible vendor/platform.