LMS Planning: Is Your Learning Ecosystem Future-Proof?

Talented Learning

At least that’s what it feels like in my world as a learning systems analyst and consultant. Time flies when you’re moving through change.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. The “Extended Enterprise” Worldview. What exactly do we mean by the term “extended enterprise” ? EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies.

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

Talented Learning

As an independent learning tech consultant, I hear questions like that all the time. If you need advice about learning technology (especially for extended enterprise needs), submit your question here. 1) When does it make sense to hire a software selection consultant? A good consultant can make the whole process faster, easier and more successful by: Clarifying your needs. That’s why we communicate requirements in a structured request for proposal (RFP).

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. As requirements for these solutions grew more sophisticated and clients increasingly served outward-facing audiences, I started specializing in how to make training available across extended enterprise environments. But as you know, extended enterprise training providers face huge content availability challenges.

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. The market clearly needs vendors who specialize in helping organizations efficiently move from one stage to the next – or through the entire migration cycle. • Offer a Path to Extended Enterprise Learning. As of today, they’re also in the extended enterprise learning business.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018. Although we don’t pretend to forecast the future, we do share first-hand observations about factors that influence extended enterprise learning systems. 3 For LMS Vendors: Why It Pays to Wake Up to Extended Enterprise Learning. In this case, we shine a light on business opportunities in the extended enterprise market. #2

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? 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. And why is open source gaining momentum as a foundation for extended enterprise learning ?

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

Talented Learning

3) What About Extended Enterprise? Do you see any mention of extended enterprise needs in the acquisition announcement? And without even a nod to extended enterprise market expansion, Cornerstone still doesn’t get it. 4) What About Extended Enterprise (Part II)? Over the years, we’ve helped many organizations move from Cornerstone to learning platforms that are better suited to extended enterprise needs. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. Their solutions work and they’re making a measurable difference in every kind of extended enterprise scenario you can imagine. As I expected, a flurry of last-minute compliance activity sidetracked all sorts of extended enterprise training programs. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

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. When we started Talented Learning, there was no independent source of extended enterprise learning technology research, but we knew from experience that the need was real. 1 How to Succeed at Extended Enterprise Education. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal.

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LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

. In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors. The vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. 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. Free Consult?

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

15 Business Turns Up the Volume On Extended Enterprise Learning. We’ve analyzed results from LMS vendors who publish outcomes of their customers’ extended enterprise learning initiatives. Across the learning community, we see stronger interest in extended enterprise solutions. AR revenues are expected to surpass VR this year , thanks in part to a surge in enterprise applications. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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

Talented Learning

Well, we fit into the extended enterprise learning space by focusing on the customer education segment. Right… Azuqua goes even further, with an enterprise-grade platform or iPaaS ( integration platform as a service ). They needed to streamline their RFP response process. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience. WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Previously, we explored extended enterprise learning tech trends , and talked about how organizations can choose the best learning system for their needs. However, it’s not the instant slam-dunk that some vendors may want you to believe – especially for extended enterprise learning. Many of these solutions specialize in some form of extended enterprise learning. Extended enterprise learning systems offer varying degrees of “configuration.”

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

In fact, we just completed two concurrent full-scale LMS selection projects — one for a corporate extended enterprise client and another for an international professional association. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. Now as a selection consultant, I have a better view than most of the best and worst sales people from all over the world. LMS vendors, I owe you a post.

Benay: “Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

They’ll insist that they are under the same rigid procurement or Request For Proposal (RFP) process as any small/medium IT company in Canada. They have an army of consultants that lobby procurement. Unfortunately when it comes to proposals and RFP’s, most small Canadian IT companies like mine might have one or two people responding to RFP’s. IT firm to write the definition around the RFP to save some time and effort.

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“Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

They’ll insist that they are under the same rigid procurement or Request For Proposal (RFP) process as any small/medium IT company in Canada. They have an army of consultants that lobby procurement. Unfortunately when it comes to proposals and RFP’s, most small Canadian IT companies like mine might have one or two people responding to RFP’s. IT firm to write the definition around the RFP to save some time and effort.

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

Talented Learning

Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs. As independent LMS selection consultants , we continuously evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of all vendors in the association market. With hundreds of learning systems available today, finding the right LMS for your unique extended enterprise needs can be tricky. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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. We gathered LMS pricing from vendor websites, public RFP results, interviewed buyers and asked the vendors. Additionally, the named user model never made sense for the extended enterprise (non-employee) audiences because it was too expensive for infrequent, unknown yet often numerous learners. “How much does an LMS cost?”

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. Do it yourself or Hire a consultant. When it comes time to do the leg work and identify systems that you are interested in and thus take a deeper dive leading to purchasing, the first thing you must do is decide whether to go it alone or hire a consultant.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

It can take between three to six months to implement a new cloud LMS , and between six to nine months to implement an on-premise LMS for a large corporation or extended enterprise. You may choose to work with an analyst, use an RFP template, or keep the planning in-house, relying on the experience of your project team and input from your learners.

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). crown corporation or government versus private enterprise), you might post your RFI to a Bid Platform or send it to system providers which you pre-selected, inviting them for their response. Costs for consultants hired to support the project. Consulting (additional cost for consulting and implementation – may be included in licensing fee).

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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. 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. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

This model is great for employee learning programs, but it is not ideal for extended enterprise learning. Align all online and offline enterprise-wide learning initiatives to skill, upskill and reskill your employees. Fill out the form below to contact us for a free preliminary consultation. Talented Learning LMS Reviews provide initial screening of vendors for extended enterprise suitability. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

Differentiation often starts with the target learning audience — employees, extended enterprise (customers, sales channel , contract workforce), academic institutions, association members , continuing education or commercial training. At this stage, it’s appropriate to consider recommendations from industry blogs, research reports, professional colleagues and consultants. Choosing Your Next LMS: How to Kickstart the Process with an Independent Consultant.

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LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

Its mobile responsive design is built to support employee, extended enterprise and nonprofit learning with a clean user interface and a carefully chosen set of essential options. Brands are a way to manage distinct audiences like the extended enterprise proving for unique logos and notifications. Fill out the form below to contact us for a free preliminary consultation. Talented Learning LMS Reviews provide initial screening of vendors for extended enterprise suitability.

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LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

But it's not really an enterprise LMS and has some very serious deficiencies when it comes to many of the needs of corporate training departements. Oracle's ( Learning Management and PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management but less so it's iLearning ) and SAP Enterprise Learning score better than I would have expected. NetDimensions Enterprise. PeopleSoft Enterprise Lear. Saba Enterprise Saba 23 5.97 Enterprise Knowledge Man. Update, Nov.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9AM – 11AM PT: The Top 10 Questions to Ask in a 'Corporate YouTube' RFP As video becomes more integral to how businesses train, communicate, and share expertise and information, now is the right time to consider how your organization manages its video. So what are the right questions to ask in a video platform RFP? Monday, April 24, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Performance Consulting: What Is It and Why Do It?

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). The industry often uses the term extended enterprise). I’m here. In Berlin, that is, preparing for the Online Educa Berlin Conference, kicking off on Wednesday. Sessions galore.

The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution

LearnUpon

I’ve seen these scenarios and sometimes when I read through a set of requirements or an RFP I am the first to say “This company needs a custom build, no LMS will do all of this off the shelf”. For context at Learning Solutions earlier this year I spoke to a lady who worked for a large blue chip company and they had a well known enterprise LMS implemented that had been heavily customized. It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space.

Top 10 eLearning Bloggers For 2015 [Infographic]

TalentLMS

Enterprises and professionals have blogs. David Hopkins is an eLearning Consultant at Warwick Business School and author of 3 eLearning books. John is an LMS selection consultant and eLearning industry blogger focused on helping organizations plan and implement technology strategies that support extended enterprise learning. Parents have Facebook to post photos of their kids. Fans have Twitter to get their daily gossip.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

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. BEST ALL-PURPOSE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS. Solutions in this category support all aspects of the corporate learning function for internal audiences (employees) as well as the so-called extended enterprise.