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Hiring a Technology Consultant

Web Courseworks

Hiring a technology consultant may be the solution. I think back to when I managed a stable of consultants in the Milwaukee market. They explained that they wanted to bring in a consultant for a couple of months to get them moving—they really had no time to waste.

Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

But preparing RFP responses can be brutal – especially if you blow it with unforced errors. What’s Wrong With This RFP Response? You rally your team and spend many hours developing an RFP response. So why are you losing at the RFP stage?

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5 Ways To Vet LMS Vendors After Employing Free LMS Consulting Services

eLearning Industry

Free consultation is a beautiful thing, because it saves you money and gives you a game plan. In this article, I discuss 5 ways to vet LMS vendors after employing free LMS consulting services. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS VendorsNow that you have a list of recommendations, how do you find the right people to work with?

LMS Software Selection Process: 7 Notable Benefits Of Using LMS Consulting Services

eLearning Industry

Are you thinking about enlisting the aid of an experienced LMS consultant to guide you through the LMS selection process? This article features 7 notable benefits of using LMS consulting services to find a system that offers the best value for money. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection

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.

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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LMS Vendor Eyes Only: 10 Tips to Boost Sales

Talented Learning

years, I have leveraged that software sales experience as an independent LMS selection consultant. Know Your Prospect, Industry and Situation – Never initiate a first interaction with a prospect without doing homework on the company and the individual contact.

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

Talented Learning

Most associations are naturally positioned to succeed with reinvented member education programs because they’re already widely known and respected in their industry. Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs.

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.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Learn how a guided services approach is making a measurable difference. Check our collection of resources from some of the best minds in the industry! #2 What kind of model works best with your particular product or service? When to issue an RFP (or not).

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Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

To qualify, a learning system trend must have these characteristics: It is not necessarily “popular” – but it does deserve industry attention. And for many product and service companies, customer education directly influences acquisition, onboarding, retention and profitability.

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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). 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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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: 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. Productized integrations with many applications, including virtual classrooms, CRM, customer service, SSO and more.

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

eLearning 24-7

I’ve also learned firsthand, how to make it work in any vertical and any industry. 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. I believe that if there was one required standard it would hurt the industry. Organizations who recommend the value of RFPs and either have a link to an RFP template or how to do a RFP.

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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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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. The industry uses a lot of jargon and it is easy to become confused. Users/Seats – This approach is still widely used in the industry. 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

As product and service companies of all sizes turn to customer success as a source of competitive advantage, the need for training solutions that support customer acquisition, onboarding, retention and profitability will continue to expand.

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

Talented Learning

The basic model awards 1 credit for each 1 hour of content completed, but for some industries the model is much more complex. It’s wise to map out all the interrelated parts of your CE selling process and use as the foundation for your LMS requirements and eventual RFP.

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.

LMS Ghost stories – The truth will scare you

eLearning 24-7

Seek additional resources before just either blasting a RFP out to everyone or picking up the phone, because you saw their name. And let’s go back to that RFP for a second. How many times have you sent a RFP out to someone only to realize afterwards, upon checking, that they are not in your vertical, your employee or business size, etc.? Scare tactics in the industry are nothing new. Everyone has hobbies. Fun things they like to do.

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Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

However, there are hidden costs when purchasing an open source LMS that may not be immediately apparent at the RFP stage, but should be carefully considered before investing the association’s time and resources into an open-source LMS implementation.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

Pricing is lower than industry average. The Litmos LMS is a simple, cloud-based, mobile-friendly LMS meant for quick, self-service setup. Fill out the form below to contact us for a free preliminary consultation. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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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). 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.

Top 10 eLearning Bloggers For 2015 [Infographic]

TalentLMS

A good blog can be a window to a whole industry, and the eLearning industry is no exception. Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Pfizer, the US army, and the National Health Service. Christopher Pappas elearningindustry.com Christopher Pappas is the founder of The eLearning Industry Network. Currently, the eLearning Industry has a network of more than 250,000 professionals involved in the eLearning Industry and runs a number of sites.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

From where we stand on the LMS front lines, these changes are signs of a vibrant, sustainable industry. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. Thought Industries.