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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. Shopping without an RFP may seem faster, easier and less complex, but your selection process will be subjective and loaded with assumptions that increase risk. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps.

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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). . EXTRA! EXTRA!

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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. You rally your team and spend many hours developing an RFP response. So why are you losing at the RFP stage? But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think.

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

Talented Learning

Making Sense of LMS License Models. 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. However, the proposals were inconsistent in all respects — format, approach, assumptions and license model. There are more than 700 LMS vendors today, yet there is no standard usage-based LMS license model.

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

Talented Learning

RSVP FOR OUR JULY WEBINAR NOW! 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). If qualified vendors want to be considered, they must reply to the RFP in full. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! 6) Can we choose the right LMS without issuing a formal RFP? REPLAY THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW!

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. People often seek continuing education to earn or maintain a professional license. On the other hand, those seeking professional licenses expect to pay for continuing education. 5) License and Cost Misalignment.

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. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! In today’s economy, businesses must depend on partners, resellers, contractors and other external constituents to create value. Business and HR leaders want to offer their learners a simple, streamlined training experience. But we really need to track specific data for training and business purposes. JOIN THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR!

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 An advanced Training Ops product for organizations that run training as a business. This is a great option for small and medium-sized businesses or larger organizations with homogeneous user populations and straightforward learning management needs. License Model/Cost.

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Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

We also produce monthly webinars and podcasts featuring conversations with leading practitioners and innovators. RSVP FOR THIS JANUARY WEBINAR NOW! 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. Top 3 Webinars of 2018. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

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

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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. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW. This makes it tough for LXPs to win business if they don’t beat the SMB LMS specialists in the door. WATCH THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW! UPDATE: In a world where customer success increasingly determines overall business success, customer education has become an imperative.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

REPLAY THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! But keep in mind that it’s easy to outgrow these systems as your business requirements become more sophisticated. That’s why highly configurable systems are more appealing when organizations are trading up to a second or third LMS, or are operating in a dynamic business environment. Today, even small businesses rely on expansive digital ecosystems. REPLAY THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW!

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

The average five-year vendor bid for all licenses and services was $725K. 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. Recently, my buying clients learned that they are wrong for wanting all kinds of things like social learning, text notifications, ad-hoc reports and tighter webinar integration.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

The realities of 2020 have accelerated their transformation at every stage of the learning systems life cycle from business case, requirements definition, RFP, contracting, deployment, content development, improvement – everything. Member Friendly License Models.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals. 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.

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Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

So let’s start with the elephant in the room… RSVP FOR OUR APRIL WEBINAR! Are you in the learning technology or content business ? As of today, they’re also in the extended enterprise learning business. Once you’ve reassessed your business strengths and identified how you can best support customers in this brave new virtual learning world, you need to get the word out. REPLAY THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW.

How B2B SaaS Companies Create Powerful Profitable Certified Agency Partner Programs with LifterLMS

LifterLMS

Throughout the ‘90s Microsoft heavily invested in training agencies around the world, which small businesses would go to in order to implement their IT infrastructure. Not only did we help the small business implement Infusionsoft. Adrian Tobey: We have an RFP process.

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

Talented Learning

RSVP FOR THE LIVE NOVEMBER WEBINAR! Having business, content or reseller partners is a great way to expand reach but it does come with some administrative and managerial overhead. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! Some systems offer a licensing structure that lets you start small at a very reasonable cost. It’s our business to stay ahead of the curve. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! Licensing structure. REPLAY THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR.

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. 16 Licensing Levels Rise.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

It is easy to start, use, integrate, manage and license. 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. Although this only affects small businesses, it may turn off prospects who could otherwise become strong, vocal brand advocates. Channel/business partners. License Model/Cost. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

If you read our blog or attend our webinars , you know the LMS world is vastly different now than it was 10 years ago. What if your organization had a unique business use case? RSVP FOR OUR AUGUST 22nd WEBINAR! What’s more, most of these solutions are designed and developed for specific business uses and learner audiences. You periodically activate and deactivate users to stay under the license count, trying to minimize costs.

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The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

To find the best learning technology fit , we must sort through various learning platform types, license models , functionality, integration capacity , implementation services (or lack of) and overall costs. ” Meanwhile, from a seller’s perspective, an LMS sandbox is either encouraged, discouraged or endured — depending on a seller’s business model, technology approach and appetite for service. 6) Request for Proposal (RFP).

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented 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. Since it is part of the much broader Adobe suite of learning and digital business applications, there are certainly performance and integration advantages from tying together authoring, LMS, virtual delivery tools and much more in a holistic solution. Small-to-medium businesses with basic employee compliance and skills training.

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. Usually, the completion of a certain number of units allows individuals to remain licensed in their profession. By furthering their success, you are, in turn, facilitating the success of your business. Training delivered by an instructor either in an in-person or webinar conference setting. RFP (Request for Proposal).

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

By scheduling sessions, inviting learners and reporting on attendance and participation an instructor can incorporate classroom or webinar sessions into an eLearning course that may contain other on-demand content ( blended learning ). Software as a Service is a licensing and delivery model that is the most common model for cloud based software. It allows you to scale the service with your growth as a business.