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? But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think. Let’s look at some basic factors… 9 Ways to Build a Winning RFP Response. Blindly submitting an RFP response can be just as risky.

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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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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. 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). If qualified vendors want to be considered, they must reply to the RFP in full.

“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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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Even more new applications are expected soon, with Apple’s push for iPhone X AR applications driving rapid innovation and continued developer support from Google. #11 Look for even more progress in user interface design, as the most advanced systems roll out more innovative ways to personalize, access and utilize learning content. You can add consulting as a premium upsell or provide a digital badge or certification as an enticement to purchase more than one course.

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. But if you need direct guidance at any point, feel free to contact me to request a preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. The top question we hear as LMS selection consultants: “Should we use our employee LMS for external learning programs?”

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

With 13 years in LMS sales and now nearly 3 years as LMS selection consultants, we’ve been directly involved in $65,000,000 worth of LMS selling and buying. After verbally confirming requirements with each of the vendor candidates, we invited them to participate in our exclusive request for proposal ( RFP ) process. All three higher price contenders displayed some innovation “sizzle” that swayed the selection team in the moment but never realistically. (I’ll

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

Talented Learning

Here’s my summary: 1) Faster Innovation : Blending R&D from both companies will make it possible to develop more stuff, more quickly, across the product suite. Plus, no innovative extended enterprise capabilities have been added in years. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

We also produce monthly webinars and podcasts featuring conversations with leading practitioners and innovators. What role does learning technology innovation play in franchise business success? As consultants, we’ve seen far too many situations where buyers neglected this step, with disastrous results. Learn more in this webinar replay: Choosing Your Next LMS: How to Kickstart the Process with an Independent Consultant. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Two years ago, we launched our podcast series, “ The Talented Learning Show “ for convenient access to one-on-one conversations with leading learning technology innovators and practitioners. 2 Association Learning Tech Innovation: Reality vs. Hype.

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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. Many innovative solutions are available, and their feature sets are broader and deeper than many association professionals realize. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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. Let’s say you offer an “LMS Consulting 101” course that exists in your LMS at TalentedLearning.com. When to issue an RFP (or not). Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience. WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

Digital innovation is making it easier than ever to support commercial training strategies, so companies of every size and industry segment are discovering how learning programs can fuel growth and profitability. The rise of SaaS ecosystems fascinates me because it represents a huge shift (for the better) in how organizations can leverage learning innovation. As an LMS analyst and consultant, I hear that question all the time. 6 LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

How B2B SaaS Companies Create Powerful Profitable Certified Agency Partner Programs with LifterLMS

LifterLMS

Adrian Tobey: We have an RFP process. Learn how B2B SaaS companies create powerful profitable certified agency partner programs with LifterLMS in this episode of the LMScast podcast featuring Adrian Tobey, CEO of Groundhogg.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

These acquired companies are all innovation leaders in their particular specialty. Because LMS buyers are now including GDPR compliance in their RFP requirements, learning systems vendors can no longer ignore it. Now it’s your turn to step back and think about how learning innovation is shaping your world. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience. In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.”

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

Talented Learning

Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. 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. Continuing education is a big business.

The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

Complexity is the price we pay for the benefits of disruptive innovation caused by hundreds of new learning platforms entering the space since the rise of cloud computing over the past decade. 6) Request for Proposal (RFP). Join LMS analyst and selection consultant, John Leh and Aaron Olney, VP Sales and Marketing of eLogic Learning as they share top tips for LMS evaluation success. Why does everything about the LMS market seem so complex?

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

Litmos prides itself on a customer-centric approach and continual innovation in the marketplace. With more than 20 years of LMS buying and selling experience, our CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh , is an expert at defining business cases, identifying requirements, shortlisting vendors, developing and managing RFP processes, scripting vendor demonstrations and negotiating the best deal on a learning solution. Fill out the form below to contact us for a free preliminary consultation.

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Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s leadership that makes a positive difference in the workplace, creating a climate where collaboration and innovation drive remarkable results. 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. " Lily, Flowers, Macro " by aniasi is Public Domain.

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

Talented Learning

They needed to streamline their RFP response process. 5 areas of innovation unique to customer LMS solutions. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience. WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page.

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. Although the association LMS space is extremely specialized, it continues to experience explosive growth and innovation. BEST LEARNING TECH INNOVATOR. In today’s dynamic LMS environment, innovation is everywhere.