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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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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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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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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LMS Planning: Is Your Learning Ecosystem Future-Proof?

Talented Learning

Corporations, associations, training companies, schools, colleges and even individual subject-matter experts have been racing to rethink business models and reinvent instructional content at its core. RSVP FOR OUR MARCH WEBINAR! Time flies when you’re moving through change.

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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!

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? In this webinar the facilitators will provide effective time-management techniques for you and your employees: The truth about multi-tasking. This webinar will show you how to ensure every conversation is more productive, fosters greater commitment, and gets better results. By the end of this session, you’ll feel confident you can add excitement to your very next webinar. Webinars

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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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. The process is built around reviewing a customer’s RFP, completing three Excel worksheets, and then drawing conclusions based on your data. You introduced the process through a series of webinars that seemed to go well, but your team is struggling to implement the new program.

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. The process is built around reviewing a customer’s RFP, completing three Excel worksheets, and then drawing conclusions based on your data. You introduced the process through a series of webinars that seemed to go well, but your team is struggling to implement the new program.

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

His weekly blog and webinar publishes best practices, vendor reviews, education and case studies that are useful to professionals involved in channel, customer, association, academic and public sector learning. 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 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.

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

His weekly blog and webinar publishes best practices, vendor reviews, education and case studies that are useful to professionals involved in channel, customer, association, academic and public sector learning. 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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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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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. Some CEU providers use commercial LMSs to manage their business, with varying levels of success. 6) Business-Critical Priority. Has technology caught up with your business model? Join our next LIVE webinar!

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. This year, in addition to launching “The Talented Learning Show” podcast, writing 20 in-depth articles, hosting 5 webinars and developing several commissioned industry reports, we’ve been up to our eyeballs in an endless series of comprehensive LMS selection assignments. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

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. ” In LMS speak, doing your homework on the company, their business, fiscal state, business lines, main product, current learning environment, desired future state and using that research throughout the demonstration is akin to sharpening your ax.

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 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. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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Your LMS criteria can make or break your buying process – here’s how to win

Docebo

Before you start writing your wish list, you have to ask yourself and your organization the right questions to land on the LMS that makes the most sense for your business’s goals, struggles, and desired future. Related: Build an air-tight business case for a learning platform.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Inside the “Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion” This free collection of LMS selection resources includes: PODCASTS – “Hot topic” interviews with business-minded learning practitioners and innovators on The Talented Learning Show. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies. 6) How do subscription businesses help customers succeed? Business data is vital.

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.

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

Talented Learning

RSVP FOR OUR MARCH WEBINAR NOW. 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. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! JOIN THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR!

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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 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.

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! It’s our business to stay ahead of the curve. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! REPLAY THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! You’ll learn: How to develop a relevant business case and success metrics. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

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

Talented Learning

REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! Look for an external resource who knows your vendor, understands your requirements and is willing to advocate for your business needs and priorities. You’ve probably spent the past 3-12 months developing LMS requirements, researching potential vendors, reading RFP responses , watching demos and testing features in a sandbox. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! Check this on-demand webinar: Insider’s Guide to LMS Selection Success.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

We don’t perform on a live stage to sell-out crowds, but we do produce thought leadership webinars that attract hundreds of global attendees. 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. We published 33 in-depth blog posts and produced 14 original webinars. Top 3 Webinars of 2017. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

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!

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

They’ve worked with associations that provide all types of online educational programs from webinar and conference recordings to certification and accreditation programs, online courses and learning communities , digital badges , learning pathways , mobile and blending learning, and more. They know what questions to ask during the requirements gathering process to elicit the information needed for a request for proposal (RFP), including questions you’d never think about asking.

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. REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR NOW.

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. RVSP NOW FOR THIS LIVE WEBINAR!

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. In many ways, the enterprise business model hasn’t changed much over the last 25 years. Indeed, the ability for different overlapping business functions (or systems) to share data has become relatively easy. Yet, that is no longer the case for medium and large enterprise businesses.

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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. February Webinar: Insider’s Guide to LMS Selection Success. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

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. Docebo offers an enterprise solution for midsize to large organizations so they can cost-effectively implement a scalable LMS solution that adapts to their unique business needs.

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. You can browse our upcoming webinars, eThink Academy sessions, and our lineup of future conference events. October 2019 was certainly not any different. This year, after the MoodleMoot US 2019 , eThink also attended the Online Learning Summit / I4PL Conference , EDUCAUSE and DevLearn 2019.

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. Others are easy to implement and entirely within your reach, including these basics: RSVP FOR THE SEPTEMBER WEBINAR! Introduce a central business issue and illustrate how your solution adds value. For example: REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! If you’re a learning systems vendor , this scenario should sound familiar.

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. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! They needed to streamline their RFP response process. REPLAY THIS FREE WEBINAR NOW!

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. Join our live webinar on August 22nd! RSVP FOR THE AUG 22nd WEBINAR NOW! When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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