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

Talented Learning

But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think. Sounds obvious – but you’d be surprised how many vendors ignore requested input. As a vendor, you can demonstrate leadership by seeking clarification. As a vendor, it’s your job to maximize that score.

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LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

RFPs help buyers get organized, formalize requirements, evaluate vendors logically, create a historical record and show vendors you are serious. It also includes instructions on how and when vendors should submit a response. How much time should we give vendors to respond?

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He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. I would encourage all tool vendors to take a good hard look at the products they sell and ensure that they are offering something unique and useful.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? Confusion leads to flushed in terms of causation that some vendors in their infinite wisdom have decided it is better to jump one way than stay the course. I know of one vendor who has a review checker and it works quite well.

Show Me the Money: Building a Rock-Solid Business Case for E-Learning


If you are working with e-learning vendor-partners, you should get some great strategies from them that fit within your budget.) Again, this is something that your vendor-partners can help you craft. E-learning We Listen, Consult, Solve

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Digital Stratosphere 2020 – Exploring Digital Transformation in a COVID19 world

Epilogue Systems

We are excited to be a part of a free digital conference, Digital Stratosphere 2020, organized by our partner, @Third Stage Consulting Group. How to negotiate (or renegotiate) with vendors in light of current events.

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.

Our Top 10 Picks to Keep You On Top


LeapGen is a new, forward-thinking HR technology consulting firm who has put together a series of interviews digging into what the world’s most innovative companies are doing when it comes to digital learning.

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. LMS vendors aren’t just talking about what’s possible – they’re delivering. I’m sure some LMS vendors are getting caught in the crossfire.

AI-as-a-Service: The Next Big Thing in Business Tech?

Talented Learning

Amazon , Google , IBM and Microsoft are major players in the AI-as-a-Service race. Businesses rely on vendors to build apps based on a compatible infrastructure. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

List of Tools and Vendors: Keynote - KnowledgePlanet On-Demand. Articulate Rapid e-Learning Studio Microsoft Word Articulate Engage Articulate Rapid B-Learning SN. Microsoft PowerPoint Articulate Presenter StudyMate Adobe Captivate Flashform Rapid eLearning SN.

What is Organizational Development


If you don’t have one, you may want to look for a consultant who can help with this process. And if there needs to be outside vendors or consultants called in to help, budget and a timeline for hiring these individuals will also need to be in the plan.

5 Must-Have LMS Integrations for Commercial Training Companies

Talented Learning

As a learning technology analyst and consultant, I’ve been asked that question more than a few times. Salesforce , Microsoft Dynamics , Oracle Fusion and SugarCRM are the most common CRMs integrated with learning platforms.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Even if these new little cloud vendors offered more elegant features, they were not built to run in large-scale enterprise settings, so the chance of gaining a foothold was slim. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Learning Solutions Series: Web Conferencing Solutions Not Just for Meetings Anymore


Among them are big names such as Cisco’s® Webex® (32.5%), Citrix’s® GoTo™ products (15%), and Microsoft’s® communication tools (11%).

10 Reasons to invest in a cloud based LMS


Almost all LMS vendors offer a selection of pricing plans which include automatic updates, support and configuration. There was a time when all an LMS did was play back elearning content and track passes or fails.

Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

Talented Learning

For instance, although some BI dashboard vendors offer free trials, set-up and configuration costs have been known to reach $20,000 or more. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

And as always, if you want to discuss your learning technology needs with an independent advisor, I’m happy to conduct a free preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. (To via Microsoft Teams.

Hey LMS Santa!

eLearning 24-7

Why are LMS vendors racing to the Enterprise space and leaving others behind? ” And thus, the vast increase of vendors targeting Enterprise. Worse or better depending on your perspective, an increase of vendors focusing on 20,000 or more (internal), no less. .

Global LMS Functionality: Do You Speak the Language?

Talented Learning

LMS vendors offer this capability. There’s another truth about being a global LMS — it’s tough and usually impossible for learning platform vendors to fake. Integration with customer relationship management (CRM) software such as or Microsoft Dynamics.

What to Expect in a Channel Partner LMS

Talented Learning

As an independent learning tech consultant, I know it pays to choose a system that fulfills your unique partner training requirements. Several channel partner LMS vendors offer their own proprietary virtual classroom. CRMs like, Microsoft Dynamics, Hubspot and others.

Speaking and Workshop Services

Tony Karrer

Dr. Karrer’s experience is diverse including founding CTO of eHarmony, associate professor of Computer Science, and consultant to Credit Suisse, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun, Symbol Technologies and many others.

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

At E-Learning 24/7, Craig acts as an eLearning analyst, advisor and consultant for buyers and suppliers alike. Where LMS vendors are falling behind the trends. Vendors know the prices already, so they can give you a ballpark estimate of what it would cost. One vendor, that’s it!

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Consider an Accessibility Consultant. Thinking About Consultants, Again. Ensure Vendors Provide Accessible Training. Ensure Vendors Create Accessible Training. Consider an Accessibility Consultant. Thinking about Consultants, Again.

The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution


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.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. For example, you can import digital files such as SCORM, xAPI (they still call it by the old “Tin Can” name), videos, Microsoft Word, PDFs and Adobe documents. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Consider an Accessibility Consultant. Thinking About Consultants, Again. Ensure Vendors Provide Accessible Training. Ensure Vendors Create Accessible Training. Consider an Accessibility Consultant. Thinking About Consultants, Again.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

If you develop it yourself, there are many issues to consider regarding the necessary skill sets, tools & technology, and outsourcing and teaming with experienced vendors. This will probably cost less than hiring an outside vendor and may give you more control over the project. For example, some tools are good at creating training for software applications, while others are designed to convert Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into SCORM-compliant training modules.

The Value of a Virtual Academy

CLO Magazine

When Microsoft needed a more efficient way to deliver education to its global finance function, it tore down the classroom walls and created a flexible, Web-based learning model. Prior to 2008, when it came to employee development, Microsoft held a subsection of course offerings in person twice a year in a centralized location in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and one in Asia-Pacific called Learning Weeks.

LXP: Poised for Center Stage

CLO Magazine

Josh Bersin is founder of Bersin by Deloitte, and a principal with Deloitte Consulting.

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Vendors (and consultants) touting the “myriad benefits” of the mobile web over the mobile app are everywhere but most are latecomers playing mobile catch up and haven’t spent the requisite time needed to learn and master the native app IDEs that are central to success today. a.k.a.

CRM-LMS Integration: A Smarter Choice for Customer Education

Talented Learning

This is particularly important for software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and other online subscription businesses, where it’s relatively easy for customers to research and switch to other vendors. Think Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, EMC, Red Hat and Hubspot.

Podcast 27: What Makes Microlearning Work? – With Karl Kapp

Talented Learning

One vendor told me that their platform works well and everybody likes the gamification experience, but the content that clients create is sometimes off-base, so the learning experience doesn’t jell. There are so many microlearning vendors that obviously have great technology.

How to Solve PowerPoint’s 3 Biggest Problems With Presentations


No worries – there are tons of free websites and online vendors selling video download software. – Trina Rimmer is a learning and communications consultant with twelve years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training.

How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces


The Irresistible Rise of the Corporate App : An interesting article that takes a look at how two companies – Cryoserver (a London-based email archiving vendor) and Antenna (a New Jersey enterprise app company) – see the potential of the enterprise apps market.