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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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Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. As a result, we should be ready to help organizations adopt virtual learning solutions and integrate them into their workflows. Here are five ways you can make a difference now: • Emphasize Strategic, Short-Term Solutions. Could a near-term solution help set the stage for a more fundamental shift?

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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. When faced with so much complexity, how can you choose a solution with confidence?

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. The association decided to replace its inadequate open-source learning solution with a modern association-oriented LMS.

LMS Vendor Eyes Only: 10 Tips to Boost Sales

Talented Learning

I know because I spent 13 years selling learning management solutions. years, I have leveraged that software sales experience as an independent LMS selection consultant. If you are a generalist, you will generally lose to specialists!

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

” At every turn, new issues, opportunities and solutions have been vying for the market’s attention. We explore real-world solutions in-depth with one of today’s foremost gamification experts, Dr. Karl Kapp. Do you even know if an LMS is the best solution?

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

17 Specialists Steal Even More Spotlight. Among the more than 700 vendors participating in today’s LMS marketplace, we continue to see a wave of learning solutions designed to solve “niche” business challenges. Do you even know if an LMS is the best solution?

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Although the list isn’t exhaustive, it is based on my experience with hundreds of LMS solutions I track and dozens of recent purchasing opportunities I’ve managed. 1) Specialists Steal Even More Spotlight. Specialists now rule the LMS world.

“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. IT firm to write the definition around the RFP to save some time and effort.

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LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. What do you anticipate spending for this solution next year? When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

Aaron Olney, VP Sales and Marketing at eLogic Learning teamed up with me to share our best advice, based on what we’ve learned from a combined 40 years, 2000+ sales opportunities and $100,000,000-worth of selling and buying LMS solutions. #1 When and how to use an RFP (or not).

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

LMS specialists of every size, shape and focus continue to enter the space with impressive new capabilities. Now, more than 700 solutions claim at least some piece of the LMS pie — and for most of them, employee training is not a mainstay.