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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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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).

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

Trajectory IQ

Let’s get started… Canada’s home-grown tech companies have long complained that Ottawa keeps turning to giant American firms like IBM for its information-technology needs — and an internal federal report suggests they’re right. 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

Let’s get started… Canada’s home-grown tech companies have long complained that Ottawa keeps turning to giant American firms like IBM for its information-technology needs — and an internal federal report suggests they’re right. 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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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag. A trend should matter to any buyer, seller or user of learning technology who wants to make ongoing, intelligent and informed choices. It directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers. Almost daily, new learning technology developers contact us to introduce themselves.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

Regular readers know that this blog isn’t the only way we share advice with learning technology buyers and sellers. We also produce monthly webinars and podcasts featuring conversations with leading practitioners and innovators. This year we launched our new podcast series, “ The Talented Learning Show “ to showcase one-on-one conversations with experts from across the learning technology community. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update.

Your LMS criteria can make or break your buying process – here’s how to win

Docebo

LMS selection is a really great way to drive new and innovative e-learning initiatives and, no matter what your selection process is once you start shopping, it’s important to work up to that before diving in. Depending on your use case, you may also want to consult your people in Partner Enablement , Customer Enablement , and Sales Enablement.

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. Which technology and business factors are shaping the extended enterprise LMS market? When to issue an RFP (or not).

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 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. They must easily integrate with association management systems (AMS), ecommerce systems, single sign-on (SSO) technology, virtual classrooms, marketing automation tools, CRMs and event production systems. For developers of learning management technology, this is bad news.

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

Talented Learning

For instance: Sometimes a buyer seeks technology that is complementary or superior to its own. 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. 2) Broader Reach : The combined customer base will drive stronger content, support, systems integration and technology partnerships around the globe. When to issue an RFP (or not). Have you heard the news?

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

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. Since then, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of modern LMS vendors, and in enthusiasm for strategies and technologies that help organizations educate customers, channel partners and other external audiences. As an LMS analyst and consultant, I hear that question all the time.

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!

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. What is Technology’s Role in Continuing Education? To understand why this segment of the training technology market is so interested in custom design, let’s take a look at the challenges CE businesses face. Continuing education is a big business.

The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

To find the best learning technology fit , we must sort through various learning platform types, license models , functionality, integration capacity , implementation services (or lack of) and overall costs. 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).

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

The Litmos LMS is a modern, pure cloud-based LMS designed for small and medium organizations with straightforward learning management technology needs. Litmos by CallidusCloud is the fastest growing learning technology company in the world, supporting more than 4 million users in 130+ countries and 24 languages. Litmos prides itself on a customer-centric approach and continual innovation in the marketplace. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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

Talented Learning

They needed to streamline their RFP response process. What case studies reveal about the value of customer learning technology. 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.

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. What technology buyers need from providers.

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. In parallel, we have helped dozens of learning technology buyers carefully define their unique requirements, and we’ve introduced them to vendors whose solutions address their business challenges. We participate in LMS demonstrations , study RFP responses and interview customer references. BEST LEARNING TECH INNOVATOR.