10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines

Upside Learning

We received a Request For Proposal (RFP) from a leading Banking and Financial organization last week to deploy an enterprise wide Learning Management System. Would this LMS RFP process help the organization achieve its objective of finding a suitable solution?

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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. EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES.

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5 Must-Have LMS Features To Ensure Return On Investment

Docebo

With 68% of L&D leaders focusing on aligning learning with business goals in 2019*, investing in a top-notch learning platform , powered by a robust LMS with a social learning environment, is the best way to uncover the most value in your learning activities. .

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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.

The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part I

ATD Learning Technologies

If I offer to assist with analysis, and the prospect has not already chosen a solution, they may suspect bias—and I risk disqualifying my product from the RFP. The Enterprise Is Not as “Closed Off” as It Used to Be. Think: check the RFP box.)

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. 1 Gamification and Learning in Business – with Karl Kapp.

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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.

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?

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. After receiving the vendor RFP responses and confirming we were only evaluating highly qualified partner options, we invited the four vendors in each opportunity onsite to present their company and solution.

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. 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.

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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. So they send the RFP to too few or too many.

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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. And at this point, few see any financial, functional or business value in switching vendors.

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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. 1 How to Succeed at Extended Enterprise Education.

In Challenging Times: Make Lemonade in eLearning

Litmos

Again, these should be work-product focused, but it could be a joint response to an RFP, or a presentation, or a spreadsheet representing a business model.

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. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. 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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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.

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. 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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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.

LMS License Models: What in the World is Going On?

Talented Learning

Every LMS buyer has an unique, often undocumented set of business, functional, technical, professional service and support requirements. We gathered LMS pricing from vendor websites, public RFP results, interviewed buyers and asked the vendors. “How much does an LMS cost?”

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. An advanced Training Ops product for organizations that run training as a business.

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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.

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. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. LMS vendors, I owe you a post.

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. It indicates the SE is likely to be active in a series of stages including pitch, demo, architect/customize, proof of concept ( PoC ), and RFP.

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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. . Welcome.

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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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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. It’s our business to stay ahead of the curve. You’ll learn: How to develop a relevant business case and success metrics.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

Align your online and offline enterprise-wide learning initiatives to skill, upskill and reskill your employees. Real-world case studies from insurance, financial services and technology firms that have robust channel businesses. Explore business simulations for T&D.

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. When should I use a RFP? I’m in a camp of folks, who believe that the RFP is an unecessary document, that has outlived its usefulness. . A RFP is a time waster – for you and the vendors. Extended Enterprise (if you go this route – cost for initial child or additional children).

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LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

This model is great for employee learning programs, but it is not ideal for extended enterprise learning. Adobe Captivate Prime is a clean, modern, easy-to-use LMS that makes a lot of sense for small businesses on their first or second learning platform.

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.

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. Enterprise – Dump this already. Atlanta. Home of Coca-Cola.

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).

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LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

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. NetDimensions Enterprise. PeopleSoft Enterprise Lear. Saba Enterprise Saba 23 5.97 Enterprise Knowledge Man.

The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution

LearnUpon

I’ve seen these scenarios and sometimes when I read through a set of requirements or an RFP I am the first to say “This company needs a custom build, no LMS will do all of this off the shelf”. It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space.

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.