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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? ” If they want your business they will. 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). . Should be free. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. The “Extended Enterprise” Worldview. What exactly do we mean by the term “extended enterprise” ? EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies.

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How to Choose the Right LMS? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

If you need advice about learning technology (especially for extended enterprise needs), submit your question here. Also, because the extended enterprise space is so diverse, we research a broader spectrum of technologies than other LMS analysts. This includes business and use cases, functional and technical specifications, professional services requirements and expected usage levels. That’s why we communicate requirements in a structured request for proposal (RFP).

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. In fact, for nearly a decade, LMS trends have been shaped by market demand for robust business solutions that extend beyond traditional talent management functions.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018. 2 The Business Benefits of xAPI – with Mike Rustici of Watershed. And what business benefits should you expect when educating customers or others outside of your organization? 1 Gamification and Learning in Business – with Karl Kapp. 3 For LMS Vendors: Why It Pays to Wake Up to Extended Enterprise Learning.

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Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

These broader business ecosystems naturally bring opportunities to offer extended online training. As requirements for these solutions grew more sophisticated and clients increasingly served outward-facing audiences, I started specializing in how to make training available across extended enterprise environments. Well, you’re definitely in the right place to talk about extended enterprise learning, because that’s our world here at Talented Learning.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Are you in the learning technology or content business ? The market clearly needs vendors who specialize in helping organizations efficiently move from one stage to the next – or through the entire migration cycle. • Offer a Path to Extended Enterprise Learning. As of today, they’re also in the extended enterprise learning business. Or would it make more sense to invest in a second LMS designed specifically for extended enterprise training?

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

If you’re hanging out indoors these days, why not check out a free webinar or two? Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: The Leadership Challenge: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (Free for ATD members) A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. Free for ATD members) Do you ever wonder what hiring managers are looking for in talent development professionals? Role of skill-based learning in business training.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals.

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LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

The vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. Since LMS can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, and can range in cost from free to millions of dollars, let me quickly frame out the size and scope of each sales opportunity for context. Free Consult? . In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS. Three years ago, this vendor was happy to gobble up even the smallest LMS customers who educated and sold themselves via a free trial. The self-service capability is still in place, but the business model and pricing are now geared towards disrupting the highly competitive mid/large global market. Extended Enterprise Ready Yes.

Cornerstone-Saba Acquisition: What Does it Mean for LMS Customers?

Talented Learning

But here’s the rub: Although an acquisition may be good for companies and investors on both sides of the deal, it’s rarely a treat for customers of the acquired business. 3) Increased Cash Flow : By eliminating duplication, Cornerstone expects to free-up enough funds to pay-off the acquisition debt, with plenty of extra cash available for additional investments to grow the business. 3) What About Extended Enterprise? When to issue an RFP (or not).

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Five Ways to Buy an LMS You Will Hate!

Talented Learning

Download one of many free LMS RFP templates, and you can quickly have 1000 “must have” requirements that you will never use – and 3 “nice to have” future requirements. Haters also forget to clearly define their implementation, ongoing support, technical and business requirements. The first year is comprised of making the business case, obtaining political alignment and officially getting the project funded.

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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. When we started Talented Learning, there was no independent source of extended enterprise learning technology research, but we knew from experience that the need was real. There has never been a better time to expand your business reach and revenue through online training.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

It is real – backed by evidence from business scenarios. But we do have a ton of data from learning technology buyers and sellers and we have decades of experience in evaluating, recommending, marketing and implementing business learning platforms. Among the more than 700 vendors participating in today’s LMS marketplace, we continue to see a wave of learning solutions designed to solve “niche” business challenges. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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

Janet Clarey

specific vertical markets like healthcare, unique needs like extended enterprise learning, and specialized delivery methods like mobile). Now if you’re a small or medium sized business shopping for an LMS to administer and track training and create and serve up e-learning you can use the following tips for avoiding long sales cycles and complicated comparisons. and “ What business problem am I trying to solve? ” Uncategorized Intellum LMS RFPThis is a cross post.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

Today, we discuss these questions and more with Dave Derington , Director of User Enablement at Azuqua , a cloud integration-as-a-platform (iPaaS) provider that makes it easy for anyone to set-up automated digital workflows across business applications. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Every business can benefit from educated customers. Well, we fit into the extended enterprise learning space by focusing on the customer education segment. They needed to streamline their RFP response process.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

Its mobile responsive design is built to support employee, extended enterprise and nonprofit learning with a clean user interface and a carefully chosen set of essential options. This LMS can support large businesses with tens of thousands of learners, however, it may be too limiting for complex, large-scale implementations that serve vastly different audiences. (For Anyone can sign-up for a 14-day Litmos free trial — no credit card required.

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Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Previously, we explored extended enterprise learning tech trends , and talked about how organizations can choose the best learning system for their needs. However, it’s not the instant slam-dunk that some vendors may want you to believe – especially for extended enterprise learning. Many of these solutions specialize in some form of extended enterprise learning. Extended enterprise learning systems offer varying degrees of “configuration.”

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

But since the LMS market is on fire, you’ve probably been too busy to notice. I hope you’ve been too busy winning. In fact, we just completed two concurrent full-scale LMS selection projects — one for a corporate extended enterprise client and another for an international professional association. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. How deeply do they understand my client’s business needs?

Meet the Hero of the Technical Sale: The Sales Engineer

Cloudshare

Sales engineer” (SE) is the title you’re mostly likely to see on their business cards, however those in the business go by several titles. SEs are always on the front-lines and are great at providing a spin-free perspective on what’s working and what isn’t.”. ~

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2019 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

They have clients and they do some solid things, but saying you are not in the content business (a few other learning systems say the same mantra), is befuddling. If your client has content – and they do, then you are in the content business. . Bonus – FindAnLMS now has a mini-RFP component. That’s right, if you are interested in a learning system, and wish to submit a scaled down RFP, now you can. Mini-RFP within FindAnLMS, changes that.

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EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

Degreed and “Sort of” To deliver the capability of the client being able to create their own courses and sell them on the vendor’s marketplace, you have to be an Extended Enterprise (aka as customer training/education, partner training, and in some cases an association), and it will require a custom integration with a third party provider. Virtual ILT (vILT) is a necessity in today’s new business environment. Where do you start?

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Having business, content or reseller partners is a great way to expand reach but it does come with some administrative and managerial overhead. In fact, many associations find that this kind of social learning experience is an effective membership gateway when offered to non-members on a standalone basis for free, or for a fee. It’s our business to stay ahead of the curve. You’ll learn: How to develop a relevant business case and success metrics.

LMS Q and A

eLearning 24-7

Everything from which one should I pick, to what do I think of X or Y to whether or not, they should have use a RFP. Sometimes in education, the LMS is free, but again its misleading. Yes, its free- but again, you are renting/leasing it. The only spin on this of course, is a LMS that you build 100% yourself – either through open source or something else; or you download a 100% free open source system (files included). When should I use a RFP?

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LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Since I was already logged-in as an Adobe user, I initiated a 30-day free trial of Adobe Captivate Prime with just one click. This model is great for employee learning programs, but it is not ideal for extended enterprise learning. Strengths of Adobe Captivate Prime include: Free trial. Plenty of clear self-service tutorials and free support. Align all online and offline enterprise-wide learning initiatives to skill, upskill and reskill your employees.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

It's free which improves satisfaction. But it's not really an enterprise LMS and has some very serious deficiencies when it comes to many of the needs of corporate training departements. If nothing else, it causes the perception that there's a free competitor. Update, Nov.

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. Determine viable models for their business and usage intent. Prepare to share detailed information about your business use, audiences, past LMS usage and predicted future usage. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Trials – Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

After a multi-week business trip, I’m now back and ready to begin anew (i.e. Time had to be my friend and the vendor if they wanted my business had to recognize that. A competitor could be getting a free look at the system (yes, it does happen, but not as frequent as it once was). One vendor in the industry, lists 300 plus folks as Enterprise, although at that number you are in small business. The trial is always free.

ATD17 Post Review: Rants & Raves Edition

eLearning 24-7

That said if you are curious about the benefits of micro-learning to your business/organization and so forth, and some hot tips from yours truly, sign up for my free webinar happening June 7th. I will be serving free coffee (to me) and water (to my dogs. Enterprise – Dump this already. And if it can get even worse, vendors today are changing what the number of employees is, when it comes to Enterprise. . Atlanta. Home of Coca-Cola.

What is an LXP and why do I want one?

eLearning 24-7

No surprise here, but gee-whiz how many content providers do you need that offer business leadership or Office 2016? I know of one foreign language provider who focuses on business with their foreign language content. Extended Enterprise – So many LXP vendors want into this segment, and so few are successful. In simple terms, an LXP must have at least 10 3rd party content providers that are either fee-based or free to the client (the customer, not the end user).

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

businesses would allow their employees’ learning move from their solution into another, without their consent? Assist with business processes. I rarely do a plug for my business, but here it goes. I never did a RFP nor spent more time than necessary to find a system. Try to avoid using a RFP template. Ask them who would be your point of contact – it may not be the person who is doing the RFP.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Business Goals. Typically, this is done through a “Request-for-Information” (RFI) process or through a “Request-for-Proposal” (RFP). crown corporation or government versus private enterprise), you might post your RFI to a Bid Platform or send it to system providers which you pre-selected, inviting them for their response. Again, most LMS providers will allow for a free test period. Free/Freemium (open source).

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LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

What if your organization had a unique business use case? What’s more, most of these solutions are designed and developed for specific business uses and learner audiences. Rather than taking their chances on a solution designed to improve engagement and business results, they remain tied financially and contractually to their historical learning infrastructure. When and how to use an RFP (or not). It happens at least once a week.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Here at LearnUpon, we’re all about helping businesses better understand eLearning so they can get better results from their training. By furthering their success, you are, in turn, facilitating the success of your business. EE (Extended Enterprise). RFP (Request for Proposal).

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

It allows you to scale the service with your growth as a business. We have a free eBook available containing more information on SCORM. SSO is a common procedure in enterprises, where a client accesses multiple systems, such as an LMS, from one login. In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

Then we’ve boiled-off the marketing fluff and scientifically compared solutions by tracking and evaluating hundreds of LMS product, service and business characteristics. In parallel, we have helped dozens of learning technology buyers carefully define their unique requirements, and we’ve introduced them to vendors whose solutions address their business challenges. We participate in LMS demonstrations , study RFP responses and interview customer references.