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? Business Unit Leaders.

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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.

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How to write a great RFP for your eLearning Platform search

Academy of Mine

One buying tool we recommend when shopping around for a new eLearning platform is the Request for Proposal (RFP), which can be utilized to streamline and simplify the purchase process. By using an RFP you can: Organize and prioritize your business needs and desired solutions. .

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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. What is an LMS RFP?

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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). Good news, you’re almost ready to send out your LMS RFP!

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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 Write a Winning RFP to Hire the Best E-learning Vendor

CommLab India

Before you begin formulating the e-learning vendor selection criteria for your organization, work on the all-important step of writing a request for proposal (RFP). Read on to know more about how to write an RFP that will help you partner with the best e-learning vendor.

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Kicking the RFP Habit

Breakthrough eLearning

Two weeks ago, in a moment of weakness, I almost submitted a response to a request for proposals (RFP). However, I remembered an earlier vow that I had made to myself never to put myself and my colleagues through "RFP hell" again, was resolute, and I ignored the invitation.

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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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How Do You Find an LMS That Nails Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

In fact, many organizations are proving that a “big tent” learning strategy is actually a profitable business move. Imagine this: Your Business Profile. Several challenges are prompting you to find an LMS that will serve your growing business: Customer Training Challenges.

RFPs SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers

Web Courseworks

Few of us started this career path with expertise in business, management, not to mention sales. Most of us just don’t get it when it comes to selling products and services—the schools of education or computer science certainly didn’t focus on instilling business acumen or sales expertise. The new book is succinct, well organized, and full of useful tips if you are tasked with either creating or responding to an RFP.

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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. These consultants know the association LMS market, are familiar with how associations use learning platforms, and understand the association learning business model. You’re going to need at least a budget range for the RFP.

RFPs and Proposals: E-BAP-E-Learning Business Acquisition Process

Kapp Notes

Often I am asked to comment on how business is conducted in the e-learning field. How do new companies (or even existing companies) bid on new business? Here is an outline of a process called the E-learning Business Acquisition Process (E-BAP). If you are looking for a vendor to create e-learning or if you are a vendor looking to find business, this is a generally accepted process and works well in structuring the purchase of e-learning. Receive RFP 2.

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Nine tips for writing excellent RFPs

Good To Great

I’m not suggesting that this is an RFP rulebook; it’s not even a list of recommendations. Although I did get positive feedback from the suppliers I sent my first RFP to, and likewise was very pleased with the standard of proposals I received back.) When preparing an RFP… First of all, be fair with the deadline. When asking for information… Obviously, the questions in your RFP will depend on the specifics of your project.

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RFPs: Eliminate the Agony, Embrace the Success

eLearning 24-7

For some people, creating a RFP can be an exciting experience unmatched in the annuals of time. When people need a RFP, they think “Internet&#. As in, let me see if there is one on the Internet, I can use as my RFP. It is a time saver, but pulling down a RFP, especially if it comes from a vendor’s site (even if that is not the vendor you are going to submit it to), can define your approach, without you even realizing it. Your RFP is 25 pages in length.

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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.

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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? ” Evaluate the system against your use case(s) not just an RFP response or demo. Yes, Intellum can crank out an RFP response if that’s what you require (and you’ll find a wealth of info in that link).

Mentored Tasks: Support Learners Where They Are [Featured in Learning Solutions]

Kineo

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. Let’s play pretend. Imagine that you‘re a sales manager for a major pharmaceutical company.

Mentored Tasks: Support Learners Where They Are [Featured in Learning Solutions]

Kineo

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. Let’s play pretend. Imagine that you‘re a sales manager for a major pharmaceutical company.

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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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.

3 Steps for Finding the Best E-Learning Service Provider

Frooxl

Whether it’s a plumber, a hairdresser, or a housekeeper, we approach any business relationship with optimistic skepticism. Your first step will be to submit an RFP (Request for Proposal). Have they ever worked for an organization like yours, whether a small business or a corporation?

Bloomsburg Students and Alumni Doing Great Things

Kapp Notes

Starting a Business. The ELC is focused on helping students and faculty members start businesses. As the assistant director, I have had the pleasure of working with two students, Paul Rosa and Sean Roth who have a great business idea and they have really run with it.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal. John then explains his business model and what he plans on doing to continue to enhance the term extended LMS.

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LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

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.

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal. John then explains his business model and what he plans on doing to continue to enhance the term extended LMS. John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS.

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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. 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. I recommend between three and seven companies should be included in the RFP. Include a responsibility matrix in the RFP.

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.

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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?”

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.

LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated

Tony Karrer

Confusing an RFI and an RFP. Putting the wrong requirements in an RFP. Making an RFP that will make vendors hate you. Writing an RFP that won't help you differentiate between vendors. Missing a few critical questions in the RFP or selection process. Not understanding the implication of LMS models to your business. Topic #5 - Writing a Good RFP The RFP strikes me as being a big enough topic on it's own.

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Bloomsburg University's CAC Event

Kapp Notes

The students must write a 40 page response to the RFP, create a working prototype and then deliver a 20 minute sales presentation. This year, the RFP was issued by the non-existent PA Department of First Responders.

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3 xAPI learnings from LSCon: start small, iterate, build an ecosystem

Experience API

This was a theme echoed by RISC , HT2 Labs , TorranceLearning , Watershed , xapiapps , Riptide Software and our very own Chris Tompkins in his session, “ xAPI in your RFP.” The key is to align your L&D goals with your company’s overall business goals.

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Awesome Students

Kapp Notes

The RFP requested a two part program, a one-day interactive instructor led virtual symposium and a post-event reinforcement and performance support curriculum delivered via mobile devices.

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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.