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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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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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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. An RFI is a stripped-down version of an RFP.

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Moodle Services Provider – How would you Choose the Right One?

Paradiso

Now that you’ve zeroed down on using Moodle for your training needs, next step would be to hire the right Moodle service provider. And we know it’s a daunting task, given the proliferation of Moodle service providers. Be aware of such service providers!

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

Or, to ensure you absolutely get the best LMS for your association, hire an LMS consultant to help you with requirements, selection, and implementation. Benefits of Working with an LMS Consultant. How LMS Consultants Help with Requirements Analysis.

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

Talented Learning

Although 2000 years have passed since that sign was created, the advice is still relevant – especially if you’re trying to choose the right LMS. As an independent learning tech consultant, I hear questions like that all the time. What learning experience issues does this create?

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

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. Even if you haven’t relied on a consultant for LMS selection , it’s critical to put an independent advisor on your side now.

Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Lessons for the RFP process. There were a lot of lessons that will help to develop a more detailed RFP (Request for Proposal). Involve all Subject Matter Experts prior to the RFP to ensure all their needs have been captured appropriately.

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Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. They needed to streamline their RFP response process.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

This makes it easy to create a look and feel for your learning environment that aligns with audience interests and your brand standards. 6) As an LMS selection consultant, do you ensure that vendors deliver what they promise? Some vendors rely on professional services as a money-maker.

LMS implementation without frustration

Petra Mayer

I was tasked with the following activities: Review the RFI (Request for Information/Interest) responses they had already obtained prior to hiring my services. Create an initial project plan for the implementation process. Provide specific recommendations for the RFP process.

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How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

With 13 years in LMS sales and now nearly 3 years as LMS selection consultants, we’ve been directly involved in $65,000,000 worth of LMS selling and buying. People often ask me, “What exactly should I expect from your LMS selection process and services?”

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

Talented Learning

Let’s tackle this topic in today’s “Ask Me Anything” column… “Ask Me Anything” About Creating More Successful Member Education Programs. Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs.

Responding to Requests for Proposals for Learning Projects

Bottom-Line Performance

I often wonder how many hours a client might save himself or herself if their RFP had been put together a bit more carefully. If you are someone who outsources work to vendors, you can make your job easier - and your vendors’ job easier by assembling a solid RFP - or request for proposal. The information that follows is straight from a document we created titled, “Creating a Good RFP.&# List of deliverables and services you need.

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. But after years as a software sales consultant, and now as an LMS selection advisor, I’ve learned how you can significantly improve your chances.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

Being able to create learning in an easy way is very important in order to make sure that your learning programs can be: Created quickly. Created by Subject Matter Experts. I also have created my own courses using Udemy , which does not provide this flexibility.

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. Supports user-generated content and ability to create private or shared channels (playlists).

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

And for many product and service companies, customer education directly influences acquisition, onboarding, retention and profitability. You can add consulting as a premium upsell or provide a digital badge or certification as an enticement to purchase more than one course.

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Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

eLearning 24-7

For whatever reason- okay to try to set themselves apart – some vendors have created the term “training management” Honestly, they could call it “online authoring system with a few reports and no frills” and it would be the same thing. The average time that it takes a consumer to cancel their credit card for services/products on a monthly charge is nine months – and that is across all consumer products/services. During the past 14.5

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Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

In order to help organizations create “meaningful, truly impactful eLearning experiences”, eLearning Industry asked us to contribute our tips to help ensure a successful implementation from day one.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

For example, how much did you spend annually on your LMS license, support, content, hosting or other services? At this stage, it’s appropriate to consider recommendations from industry blogs, research reports, professional colleagues and consultants.

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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. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Before you jump into purchasing a LMS it makes sense to cover the basics, understand the jargon, decide if you want to go it alone or hire a consultant and last but not least realize you are not alone in the process. Granted it would be of learning, but I know plenty of companies who do not allow former employees to take any materials, work that was created while employed at the firm. Do it yourself or Hire a consultant. What are the advantages of hiring a consultant.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Community Brands has acquired YourMembership , Abila , Crowd Wisdom , Peach New Media , Aptify , NimbleUser and others to create a comprehensive solution set for member-based organizations, non-profits and academia. – Create a business case your stakeholders can support.

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

Talented Learning

” As an LMS research analyst and vendor selection consultant, I get a version of that question often from both LMS buyers and sellers. Every LMS buyer has an unique, often undocumented set of business, functional, technical, professional service and support requirements.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

I am already a limited member of the Adobe community — I rely on the Adobe Sign service to digitally sign PDFs and use Adobe Stock for my photos and graphics. Plenty of clear self-service tutorials and free support. Ability to create custom and automatic groups.

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. 6) Request for Proposal (RFP).

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

Talented Learning

For-profit training companies, associations , academic institutions, corporations and even entrepreneurial subject-matter experts all create, sell and deliver continuing education content. Check out our services for LMS Buyers ! Continuing education is a big business.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

Creating courses and training plans is easy. The admin interface makes it self-explanatory to create content with built-in tools or by importing existing content files. The Litmos LMS is a simple, cloud-based, mobile-friendly LMS meant for quick, self-service setup.

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2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

eLearning 24-7

Secondly, areas were identified by which a point total would be assigned based on them achieving all those points in that specific section (varied by each section – using my LMS RFP template – newest version, not yet posted, but will be included in the report for anyone to use). Offer a resource library/exchange where clients can share tips/tricks, templates or content they created (non-proprietary) and so on – WOW for corporate. I’m here.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

But they also create complexity and uncertainty. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. We participate in LMS demonstrations , study RFP responses and interview customer references.