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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? In fact, nearly 1000 vendors are on our radar! The clock runs out before they can determine which vendors are truly relevant. Helping you pick the best fit from that shortlist of vendors.

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

Talented Learning

LMS vendors, I owe you a post. 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. Learning systems buyers are always more successful when they invest time upfront qualifying vendors for their specific business situation).

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. 1 The 3 Licensing Models of an LMS (or Any Enterprise Software).

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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. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. LMS vendors aren’t just talking about what’s possible – they’re delivering. Organizations are making purchasing decisions based on boldly redefined expectations, and LMS are vendors rising to those expectations.

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

Talented Learning

Every day, I listen as customers react to LMS vendors before, during and after a contract is signed. And at this point, few see any financial, functional or business value in switching vendors. 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)?

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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. Selling LMSs is very tough in 2016 because of the plenitude and parity of vendor options. The average five-year vendor bid for all licenses and services was $725K. Free Consult?

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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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. How can you navigate the field of 700+ LMS vendors? 1 How to Succeed at Extended Enterprise Education.

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. Some vendors (and it is gaining steam) offer “active users” Active users – People who are taking at least one course during the month. There are a few vendors who will charge only when the end user completes a course (but this is rare).

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

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. 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. 15 Business Turns Up the Volume On Extended Enterprise Learning.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. They’ve hit a wall with features that don’t accomplish what a vendor promised. Previously, before a multitude of specialized solutions burst onto the landscape, LMS choices were limited to a handful of “one-size-fits-all” vendors. It happens at least once a week.

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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. To learning systems vendors, it suggests that you want to change the underlying software code.

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. 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 ).

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. Many vendors require three year contract s and many more are monthly. Most vendors think they are priced too high or too low and they are right. We gathered LMS pricing from vendor websites, public RFP results, interviewed buyers and asked the vendors. Many LMS vendors offer multiple license model options.

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. It starts when you misunderstand a vendor’s pricing strategy.

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. If you have the time and budget to research all these options, you can study industry publications, read analyst websites, comb through product reviews, watch hours of pre-recorded demos, attend tradeshows and speaking directly with vendors of interest. Vetting every vendor is impractical. 11) How important is finding the right vendor culture “fit”?

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

Trajectory IQ

I thought it might be useful to try and break down the reasons why Ottawa keeps failing to understand how IT projects work and how to go about procuring the right Canadian vendor (tech speak for finding the right Canadian tech partner). 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.

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“Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

I thought it might be useful to try and break down the reasons why Ottawa keeps failing to understand how IT projects work and how to go about procuring the right Canadian vendor (tech speak for finding the right Canadian tech partner). 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.

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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. To ensure clarity of communication, it is a good idea to nominate one person to be the main contact for the LMS vendor, such as a project manager. To ensure clarity of communication, it is a good idea to nominate one or two people to be the main contacts for the LMS and other vendors.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. 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. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Fill out the form below to contact us for a free preliminary consultation. Somehow I made it through more than 3 years without reviewing Adobe Captivate Prime LMS.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. 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. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Fill out the form below to contact us for a free preliminary consultation.

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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). 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. Implementation costs by the vendor or related third party. System integration costs by third party vendors with other systems.

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LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

These are being reported out of the larger eLearningGuild population and I would claim that they are likely more accurate than survey research that goes through the vendors themselves. Several of the LMS vendors appear more than once, such as Oracle. 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. They can be used to see how LMS vendors stack up against particular features.

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

eLearning 24-7

Countries showing off their latest e-learning (often under the words – distance learning , which should be booted as a term), and vendors showing their products, making their pitches and eating their food in their booth. And yes, I’ll be there to – checking out some sessions, mingling among the attendees and chatting it up with the vendors. The industry often uses the term extended enterprise). I’m here.

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”. LMS Vendor QA. There are other risks that come with a long implementation timeframe such as hardware going out of date, new browsers getting released that now need to be supported, key people might leave on the vendor side or from your company, etc.

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?

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

In years past, the same dozen or so vendors competed for all the LMS market share. Nearly every vendor earned its bread and butter by selling to employee-minded buyers in HR. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. We have spent the last three years meeting more than 125 vendors — learning who they are, what they do, why they are unique, and who their customers are.