LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. What is an LMS RFP?

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Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

” A qualified business opportunity is knocking at your door! But preparing RFP responses can be brutal – especially if you blow it with unforced errors. What’s Wrong With This RFP Response? Let’s briefly return to your business opportunity.

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LMS RFP

Tony Karrer

Continuing on from my earlier posts: LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated LMS Selection Team and Stakeholders LMS Selection Process From several comments and from looking at my list of issues, I realize that writing a good LMS RFP is challenging and it's easy to make lots of mistakes. LMS RFP Resources John Theis wrote a dissertation on the contents of 25 RFPs submitted to an LMS vendor. But, what I see as the most common problem in LMS RFP documents are the requirements.

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

Talented Learning

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). 6) Can we choose the right LMS without issuing a formal RFP?

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

Monday, May 1, 2017, 11AM – 12PAM PT: Designing for Memory (Free for ATD members) When building something, it's helpful to know your constraints before you get started. Real-world case studies from insurance, financial services and technology firms that have robust channel businesses.

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? Free for ATD members) Do you ever wonder what hiring managers are looking for in talent development professionals? So what are the right questions to ask in a video platform RFP?

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

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.

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

Janet Clarey

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? ” And remember even “free” solutions have a cost (support, documentation, add-ons, etc.). Evaluate the system against your use case(s) not just an RFP response or demo. This is a cross post.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

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. This makes it tough for LXPs to win business if they don’t beat the SMB LMS specialists in the door.

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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Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Continuing education is a big business. Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. 6) Business-Critical Priority.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

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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LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

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?

Proposals Second of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing

Training Industry

This is a wonderful way to have suppliers come in and present their capabilities prior to issuing an RFP. Feel free to use our supplier directory and Top 20 lists to help you find companies with the capabilities you need. An RFP (request for proposal) is the most common document used in the sourcing selection process. The RFP is designed to get suppliers to propose how they would support you, not just how much they would charge to support you.

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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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.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Recently, we helped association leaders answer that question with a special “LMS Buyers Companion” post, filled with free resources for continuing education providers. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

But keep in mind that it’s easy to outgrow these systems as your business requirements become more sophisticated. Today, even small businesses rely on expansive digital ecosystems. That’s one reason why we clarify buyer requirements in a formal RFP.

Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

" As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model has long been the holy grail of training effectiveness measurement to businesses. FREE eBook.

How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

eLearning 24-7

Before diving into the post, I’d like to present to you, two situations that I believe everyone who has worked at some place of business, school, government office and so forth can totally relate. You can always say afterwards when they wonder why their amazing idea (it isn’t) was not in the system (and to be frank, the majority forget or are too busy to care), you can retort back that it was a “great idea” and will be added in the future.

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. . Best of all, it is 100% FREE.

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LMS Vendor Eyes Only: 10 Tips to Boost Sales

Talented Learning

Along the way, I have seen more than 100 salespeople from multiple vendors compete to win legitimate business opportunities. It’s critical for you understand and articulate your unique specialization, and how it is going to benefit potential customers in their business mission.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals. Author, professor and perpetual fan favorite, Dr. Karl Kapp , makes it easy to understand in this free-wheeling Q&A session. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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Seven Stages of LMS Process

Stratbeans

So here is a list of seven stages that will help you in determining the right choice for your business. In this phase, you need to find out your business requirements. You can take free demos or hire an expert Industry Analysts or organize conferences highlighting your LMS requirements.

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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. In today’s economy, businesses must depend on partners, resellers, contractors and other external constituents to create value. Okay… REPLAY THIS FREE WEBINAR.

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.

You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

Look for an external resource who knows your vendor, understands your requirements and is willing to advocate for your business needs and priorities. If you don’t already have an account with one of these services, you may want to use their free version to set-up a dedicated project account.

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.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

Three years ago, this vendor was happy to gobble up even the smallest LMS customers who educated and sold themselves via a free trial. This connector marketplace emulates the Apple or Android store, where you can shop for free or paid apps, download, install and use immediately.

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Software Demo Success: How to Present Your LMS In Its Best Light

Talented Learning

Your sales team recently crafted a strong proposal in response to an LMS RFP , and the buyer has given your company a thumbs up. Introduce a central business issue and illustrate how your solution adds value.

LMS Selection Process

Tony Karrer

Difference between an RFI and an RFP. What requirements to put in an RFP. How to balance making an RFP response useful to you and not too hard for a vendor. How much should you lead a vendor in the RFP requirments. Anything you think would be a good resource, feel free to send me or tag in del.icio.us I'm preparing for my part of an upcoming session at DevLearn on LMS selection as part of The Learning Management Systems Symposium.

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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.

Latest Negative E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

A courseware LMS vendor is one whose primary goal is to sell you the courses/content and as an added bonus gives you the learning platform/LMS for free. It’s a risky business approach i.e. courses primary, LMS freebie. If you are attending, feel free to stop by and say hi. .

3 Reasons Curatr Doesn’t Have A Discussion Forum

HT2 Labs

As more organisations click on to the idea of taking a more social approach to digital learning, so we get more requests from potential users of our software to fill out feature check-lists that come alongside a Request For Proposal (RFP).

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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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