How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow.

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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.

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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?

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

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. What is an LMS RFP?

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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. 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? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS SelectionThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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.

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.

One of These Services Is Not Like the Others

CLO Magazine

To ensure learning services investments meet business requirements, the role of the purchasing agent, and the knowledge required, are evolving. While procurement organizations are getting better at understanding the world of learning services, there are still significant challenges. During the past several years, a trend to commoditize learning services has evolved. Several business models have been created by vendors to quantify training outsourcing services.

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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Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

6) As an LMS selection consultant, do you ensure that vendors deliver what they promise? But a good LMS selection consultant can restore foggy memories with thorough documentation. That’s one reason why we clarify buyer requirements in a formal RFP.

LMS implementation without frustration

Petra Mayer

I was tasked with the following activities: Review the RFI (Request for Information/Interest) responses they had already obtained prior to hiring my services. Provide specific recommendations for the RFP process. System Implementation Consultants.

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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. People often ask me, “What exactly should I expect from your LMS selection process and services?”

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. Minimize “Boiler Plate” Errors – You wouldn’t believe the boiler plate copy-and-paste mistakes I see in formal RFP responses.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Learn how a guided services approach is making a measurable difference. What kind of model works best with your particular product or service? As consultants, we’ve seen far too many situations where buyers neglected this step, with disastrous results.

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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.

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. Professional services capabilities.

Responding to Requests for Proposals for Learning Projects

Bottom-Line Performance

I often wonder how many hours a client might save himself or herself if their RFP had been put together a bit more carefully. If you are someone who outsources work to vendors, you can make your job easier - and your vendors’ job easier by assembling a solid RFP - or request for proposal. The information that follows is straight from a document we created titled, “Creating a Good RFP.&# List of deliverables and services you need.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

Imagine a public services organization with hundreds of distributed staff, who need to have access to short training while in the field. In that case you may want to outsource this as a project to an L&D Consultant.

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

eLearning 24-7

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. Actually, I do blame: Vendors who still post RFP templates on their site – which by the way tend to be geared towards themselves. Organizations who recommend the value of RFPs and either have a link to an RFP template or how to do a RFP. During the past 14.5

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

And for many product and service companies, customer education directly influences acquisition, onboarding, retention and profitability. You can add consulting as a premium upsell or provide a digital badge or certification as an enticement to purchase more than one course.

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LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

. In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors. The average five-year vendor bid for all licenses and services was $725K. Free Consult?

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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Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

You may choose to work with an analyst, use an RFP template, or keep the planning in-house, relying on the experience of your project team and input from your learners.

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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Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

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. Do it yourself or Hire a consultant. When it comes time to do the leg work and identify systems that you are interested in and thus take a deeper dive leading to purchasing, the first thing you must do is decide whether to go it alone or hire a consultant.

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.

The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution

LearnUpon

I’ve seen these scenarios and sometimes when I read through a set of requirements or an RFP I am the first to say “This company needs a custom build, no LMS will do all of this off the shelf”. It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space.

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.

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. 6) Request for Proposal (RFP).

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

Talented Learning

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. Join LMS analyst and selection consultant, John Leh and Sach Chaudhari, CEO of Paradiso Solutions as they explore this topic in depth.