How to Start an Online Consultation Marketplace Business

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Consulting is a business of helping other businesses, organizations, and individuals improve their implementations of certain goals by providing expert solutions or advice. Expert opinions or consultations have always been in demand in all kinds of domains. Consultation marketplace .

Do You Really Need That New Elearning Consultant? If So…

Spark Your Interest

So organizations everywhere are hiring elearning consultants to help them. But in the world of consulting, there are many nightmarish stories. Do you really need that new elearning consultant? Consulting War Stories. Including an elearning consultant.

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Extended enterprise training 101

eFront

This type of training is known as extended enterprise. What do we mean by extended enterprise training? What is extended enterprise training, exactly? Extended enterprise is training anyone who uses or sells your product or services.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. Certainly, other factors are shaping the extended enterprise landscape – and we’ll dig into those as the year unfolds. But now, let’s start with the issues and opportubities at the top of my watch list… 2020 Extended Enterprise LMS Predictions. New year. New decade.

3 Levels of Extended Enterprise LMS eCommerce

Talented Learning

One of the most important differences between an employee LMS and an extended enterprise LMS are the ecommerce capabilities. An extended enterprise LMS is designed from the ground up to sell content to individuals, organizations and even through reseller networks. Examples of strong extended enterprise LMS vendors that focus on ecommerce include Absorb , BenchPrep , Docebo , LearnDot and Thought Industries. Need a One-on-One Consultation About your LMS eCommerce Plans?

Extended Enterprise Learning Systems: Shifting Into High Gear

Talented Learning

For more than five years, I’ve been talking and writing nonstop about the business value of extended enterprise learning. In fact, today I’m doubling down on my advice about investing in extended enterprise learning solutions. What Makes Extended Enterprise Learning Such a Smart Move? Other Reasons to Embrace Extended Enterprise Learning. Why Is Extended Enterprise Learning Gaining Steam Now? Key Developments in Extended Enterprise Learning.

Extended Enterprise Learning Takes Center Stage

Talented Learning

Vendor by vendor, we evaluated solutions — absorbing everything we could find on our own dime. We thought LMS vendors were focusing more heavily on extended enterprise applications. Corporate extended enterprise learning is no longer just a nice-to-have. And business buyers want to know which LMS vendors are best at making it work. Anatomy of an Extended Enterprise Learning Platform. Measurable Benefits of Extended Enterprise Learning.

The Explosive Growth of Extended Enterprise Training

dVinci Interactive

After more than 20 years in the LMS industry, John Leh started Talented Learning, LLC as a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to all aspects of extended enterprise learning solutions. For organizations, learning solutions that extend beyond the enterprise are not focused on employee development but targeted to external audiences. There are many great examples of successful extended enterprise training ventures. eLearning Enterprise Learning

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

Talented Learning

For nearly 5 years, our consultants have been on a mission to help extended enterprise LMS buyers make better purchasing decisions. Of the 700+ solutions that comprise today’s LMS landscape, we continuously track details about 175 vendors, including: Learning platform functionality and roadmap. We document these details in a living database and we never forget what we learn about vendors over the course of a software selection project.

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.

Extended Enterprise Learning: Can You Get There From Here?

Talented Learning

” As a specialist in extended enterprise learning technologies, I get it. Extended Enterprise Learning: We’re Not In Kansas Anymore. That’s usually how HR and training professionals react when stepping into the realm of extended enterprise learning. Here’s another important distinction: Because extended enterprise learners pursue training voluntarily, you’ll need appropriate psychology to attract, engage and support them.

5 Mistakes You’re Making When Training Your Extended Enterprise

eFront

We’re talking about your vendors, reps, consultants, franchisees, and customers. Your extended enterprise allows your business to succeed because of a strong network of external partner relationships. When you provide these partners with extended enterprise learning opportunities, you’re improving their knowledge about your values, organizational mission, and the ins-and-outs of your products and services. 1) Treating your extended enterprise like your employees.

Everything You Need to Know About Extended Enterprise Training

eFront

Recently, corporate training has broadened its focus from business’ employees to also include those in the “extended enterprise”. In this post, you will become familiar with extended enterprise training and why your company needs to invest in it. What is extended enterprise training? Extended enterprise training refers to training offered to a business’ external partners. Hang on, there are solid reasons why you need to invest in extended enterprise training.

How an Extended Enterprise LMS Can Help You Train Multiple Audiences

SkyPrep

Most organizations have different types of audiences that extend outside of the business, known as an extended enterprise. In today’s very competitive market, organizations cannot rely just on their internal employees, they also need to rely on their extended enterprise to help reach their goals. This is why providing extended enterprise training is vital for any organization to remain competitive. . What is Extended Enterprise Training?

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Well, a lot is happening in extended enterprise learning and we want to touch on all the high points. Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. 21 Vendor Expansion and Consolidation Continue at a Brisk Pace. As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time. Most vendors excel in only one of these areas. 18 The Extended Enterprise Comes Home.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital. The LMS industry in 2015 now has hundreds and hundreds of viable vendor solutions. The 2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Winners . Learning management systems didn’t die.

Should You Use an Employee LMS for Extended Enterprise Learning in 2019?

Talented Learning

Early in 2014, I set-out to answer a question I constantly hear as a learning systems selection consultant : “Should we use our employee LMS to educate external audiences?” Primarily because employee educational goals, interests and motivations don’t apply to extended enterprise learners. The reverse is true also – there are many employee LMS features that are unneeded in extended enterprise applications. Say you’re a corporate extended enterprise buyer.

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).

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. I think case studies from enterprise organizations on the leading edge will abound by year’s end for successful mobile learning initiatives by thus providing the “I want to do what they did!” Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning.

Vetting Vendors Vigorously: Three Tips For a Thriving Learning Ecosystem

Degreed

Between these extremes, the smartest organizations are finding vendors that fit their individual needs. At LENS 2019 , Degreed’s annual skill-building conference, we asked RedThread’s Dani Johnson to discuss the findings with three learning leaders: Heather Bahorich of Centric Consulting , Vidya Krishnan from Ericsson , and Lee Schubert at Dimension Data. In the search for the right vendor, look for a seamless experience that facilitates every major learning function.

Learning Measurement: Top Tips From Industry Experts

Talented Learning

The need for accountability has always been the lifeblood of extended enterprise education. And the vendor community is responding in spades.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. I think case studies from enterprise organizations on the leading edge will abound by year’s end for successful mobile learning initiatives by thus providing the “I want to do what they did!” 2011 proved to be another year more focused on the pilot project rather than the production deployment for enterprise mobile learning solutions.

Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

Kapp Notes

It now looks like the large consultancy firm SAIC has purchased Forterra and is going to leverage the 3D capabilities as part of its offerings. SAIC fully intends to continue development and the commercial sale of the OLIVE platform to all interested parties – both in the public sector and in commercial, enterprise markets. “We

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. Keep in mind that I view the LMS landscape through an extended enterprise lens. And interestingly, now that volume-based SaaS licensing has energized the extended enterprise LMS market, employee training solutions are following suit. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant.

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2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Today is a banner day for extended enterprise education , because today we’re unveiling the new face of learning systems excellence – The 2019 Talented Learning Awards! As outlined last month , we’re simplifying the way we honor the best learning systems by focusing on two key extended enterprise categories: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: Business-oriented solutions targeting external audiences such as customers, channel partners, suppliers and contractors.

How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises 

Hurix Digital

In this blog we talk about How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises. This distinction is, in fact, all the more pronounced in the case of medium & large enterprises. Creating e-Learning modules for small & medium enterprises. When it comes to devising e-Learning modules for small and medium enterprises, one must first draw a comparison between short-term investments and long-term benefits.

Are You Overlooking Today’s Hottest Corporate Learning Trend?

Talented Learning

Where in the World is Extended Enterprise Learning? But here’s what concerns me… Extended enterprise learning was nowhere to be found on the L&D “hot” list in 2019 – or in any prior year. After all, learning practitioners are widely known for saying they want to consult more deeply with business leaders, align with strategic objectives and even earn a seat at the executive table. Extended Enterprise Learning – Not Just for Big Companies Anymore.

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.

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.

Latest LMS Directory Plus August rankings for LMSs in EE space

eLearning 24-7

422 vendors. Consulting firms that build custom LMSs – not a fan of these guys, mainly because you never know what you end up with, especially on end of the day costs vs. estimates. Why has total vendors dropped? Rankings for the month of August for Extended Enterprise Systems . Extended Enterprise Systems. On a side note, I expect to be bombarded with vendors who say their system should be included in the rankings.

Everwise is a 2019 Hot Vendor in Learning

Everwise

Everwise is thrilled to be selected as a 2019 Hot Vendor in Learning by Aragon Research. Aragon Research delivers high-impact research, consulting, and advisory services to provide enterprises the insight they need to make better technology and strategy decisions. Every year they identify noteworthy, visionary and innovative vendors in various markets like Unified Communications & Collaboration, Image & Video Analytics, and Learning. “We’re

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.

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ? Red Hat is one of the original providers of enterprise open source software. In a recent survey , they found that 69% of chief information officers believe enterprise-quality open source is extremely or very important to their business. I’m curious – how often do you see organizations focused exclusively on the extended enterprise?

LMS Awards Just Got Better: A New Way to Celebrate Learning Systems Excellence

Talented Learning

But before I share details about what’s ahead, let’s take a quick look back: Setting the Stage for Extended Enterprise LMS Recognition. We wanted to be the most trusted independent source for insight and advice about extended enterprise learning systems. (“Extended enterprise” involves solutions for non-employee audiences such as customers, channel partners, association members and individuals seeking continuing education from commercial training companies.).

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 Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS. Three years ago, this vendor was happy to gobble up even the smallest LMS customers who educated and sold themselves via a free trial. Increasingly, I’ve noticed a trend among rapidly growing SaaS LMS vendors. Extended Enterprise Ready Yes. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. Unfortunately, it is too easy for LMS vendors and buyers to get lost in the “me too” feature race and fail to see the forest for the trees. Many vendors get bent out of shape about losing sales opportunities on features and then dedicate too many resources on R&D. I’ve heard there are 700 LMS vendors.