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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 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. These buying organizations are working with us as LMS selection consultants to define their learning technology requirements, identify the best vendor options and then conduct a formal proposal-based buying process. 6 LMS License Models: An Overview.

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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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Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

Troy is a “triple threat” learning innovator with deep expertise as a content development practitioner, solutions consultant and technology vendor. An automated process can handle versions and updates much more efficiently and effectively than a manual approach. Let’s say you offer an “LMS Consulting 101” course that exists in your LMS at TalentedLearning.com. It doesn’t address updates, reporting or licensing.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

License Model/Cost. Licensing: “active user” or “unique login” where any trainer or trainee who signs in at least once during a billing period is counted as “active” for the 30 day period. Fill out the form below to contact us for a free preliminary consultation. We review and analyze all of this information to determine a vendor’s mission, assess the platform’s strengths and weaknesses, and determine how effectively it serves extended enterprise learning needs.

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Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. And just like you, they’re trying to assess the situation, define their needs and prioritize effectively. What can your organization do navigate this crisis effectively? How effective is that system? Can you expand your LMS footprint effectively and cost-efficiently?

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

Talented Learning

Almost daily, new statistics highlight the need for effective skills training and professional development. Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs. In fact, many associations find that this kind of social learning experience is an effective membership gateway when offered to non-members on a standalone basis for free, or for a fee. This outreach strategy is commonly used to expand globally in a cost-effective manner.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

Sandi Lin , CEO and Co-Founder at Skilljar , shares practical, proven insights for learning professionals who want to drive business results by educating customers more effectively. #1 As consultants, we’ve seen far too many situations where buyers neglected this step, with disastrous results. 1 The 3 Licensing Models of an LMS (or Any Enterprise Software). Why has software licensing intelligence attracted so much attention? When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Typically, this is done through a “Request-for-Information” (RFI) process or through a “Request-for-Proposal” (RFP). Ensure you have some clear evaluation criteria you want to test each system for and prepare a way to document this effectively while you are going through the demo. There are many factors that impact the cost of your Learning Management System : System licensing costs. Licensing costs for additional systems acquired related to the project.

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

And how can learning professionals develop truly effective microlearning experiences? All sessions are designed for business-minded training professionals who want to use learning systems more effectively. But successful programs depend on effective pricing and packaging. As consultants, we’ve seen far too many situations where buyers neglected this step, with disastrous results. 1 The 3 Licensing Models of an LMS (or Any Enterprise Software).

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LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

It is easy to start, use, integrate, manage and license. Docebo could improve and streamline self-service onboarding options, tutorials and guides to make the early-stage customer experience more effective. It supports both formal and informal learning effectively. 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. License Model/Cost.

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. As an LMS selection consultant with a specialty in association and continuing education learning systems, I get to see all the cool new stuff. Member Friendly License Models. Effective ideas for marketing digital certification solutions.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

16 Licensing Levels Rise. Now it’s common to see LMS licensing in the range of $5/user/month or $60/user/year. Despite competitive pressure to keep price points lower, we expect licensing levels to continue drifting upwards, as vendors attempt to demonstrate value-add that differentiates their offerings. Significant increase in sales effectiveness. 10 Effective eCommerce Pays, Bigtime. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You periodically activate and deactivate users to stay under the license count, trying to minimize costs. LMS vendors have vastly different licensing models. 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. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

5) Effective eCommerce Pays, Bigtime. UPDATE: When the new General Data Privacy Regulation took effect in May, it proved that procrastination is as predictable as the day is long. Because LMS buyers are now including GDPR compliance in their RFP requirements, learning systems vendors can no longer ignore it. Want to expand your learning program reach to customers, channel partners or others, but can’t afford the incremental licenses?

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

License Model/Cost. No true domain separation, but ability to create “external” user groups, designate # of seat licenses, delegate administrator/manager and set expiration dates. Fill out the form below to contact us for a free preliminary consultation. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Somehow I made it through more than 3 years without reviewing Adobe Captivate Prime LMS.