Competencies to Look for in Your Performance Consulting Partner

Infopro Learning

This is why many organizations choose to outsource to a performance consulting company. Unfortunately, not all performance consulting companies have the same process or achieve the same results. Performance consulting is heavily learned through experience.

Do You Really Need That New Elearning Consultant? If So…

Spark Your Interest

So organizations everywhere are hiring elearning consultants to help them. But in the world of consulting, there are many nightmarish stories. Do you really need that new elearning consultant? Consulting War Stories. Including an elearning consultant.

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5 Ways To Vet LMS Vendors After Employing Free LMS Consulting Services

Dan Keckan

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.

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. Since the RFP allows you to review LMS presentations and proposals quickly and easily, with all needed information included, it can streamline the decision-making process and help you quickly identify the products or vendors that best match your needs, budget and program.

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Managed Learning Services – Time To Re-invent Your Training Function

G-Cube

Managed Learning Service enables both purchase and administration of all training activities for a client organization by an external specialist (Managed Service Provider) in an outsourced mode. The spectrum of services that are offered by a Managed Service Provider includes Training Administration, Vendor Management, Strategic Sourcing and Training Delivery. MLS Managed Learning Services

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

Talented Learning

We actually earn our living by providing comprehensive learning software selection services. For nearly 5 years, our consultants have been on a mission to help extended enterprise LMS buyers make better purchasing decisions. Of the 700+ solutions that comprise today’s LMS landscape, we continuously track details about 175 vendors, including: Learning platform functionality and roadmap. Breadth and depth of technical and services capabilities.

CoreAxis Consulting Named to Top Content Providers for Scenario-based Learning 2020

Coreaxis

Southborough, MA — August 19, 2020 — CoreAxis Consulting is pleased to announce they have been named to the list of the Top Content Providers for Scenario-Based Learning of 2020. This distinction was awarded by eLearning Industries, a company that focuses on rating organizations that develop eLearning solutions for their clients to help businesses source reliable vendors. CoreAxis Consulting scored well in all of these categories, earning them a spot on this top providers list.

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. But, you have to be wise when selecting one because you’ll stumble upon many Moodle services providers who’d promise services that are too good to be true. Be aware of such service providers! Look out for Service Providers on the Internet!

LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

There are many important factors to consider when narrowing down the list of hundreds of vendors to your top three or four possible solutions. Nothing – not sparkling demos, a fancy web site, or sales incentives – is as important as finding a strong, growing, dedicated LMS vendor with a customer-focused culture. It’s so easy to ‘talk the talk’ – make your eLearning vendor ‘walk the walk’ with you. You can book a free strategy consultation with him here.

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. LMS consultants have helped dozens, if not hundreds, of associations choose the best LMS for their needs. Consultants draw on their deep experience to ensure you get the right technology for your existing and future needs. How LMS Consultants Help with Requirements Analysis.

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

Talented Learning

It’s called AI-as-a-Service (or AIaaS). Why It’s Time for AI-as-a-Service. Combining the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model with AI services can bring the power of artificial intelligence to the masses without a hefty price tag. And that’s exactly what AI-as-a-Service is about – making critical new technology widely accessible to organizations large and small, not just those with deep pockets.

Excellence in Community Service

CLO Magazine

Excellence in Community Service recognizes vendors that have provided significant investment of company resources and time in support of a community service project or initiative. CoreAxis Consulting LLC. Mark Zides of CoreAxis Consulting LLC. Eckerd Connects, a youth services organization, needed an effective tool to deliver emotionally challenging content to employees, so it turned to CoreAxis Consulting LLC to develop learning modules.

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. LMS buyers don’t evaluate software vendors on product features and functionality, alone. What kind of value do you place on your technology and services? But because there was no way to verify, I eliminated the vendor from consideration.

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LMS Vendor Eyes Only: 10 Tips to Boost Sales

Talented Learning

With almost 700 LMS vendors in the world, competition for every sales opportunity is fierce. years, I have leveraged that software sales experience as an independent LMS selection consultant. Along the way, I have seen more than 100 salespeople from multiple vendors compete to win legitimate business opportunities. To win, an LMS vendor must vanquish a minimum of 4 to 20 others and be the only one left standing – with each and every new customer.

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

” Seriously though, a lot of people ask me what vendors to see or what vendors I look at, etc. Tweets will be tied to anything – a product that I find interesting that is new or strikes me on the super wow scale, a product or products that I find missed the mark or are underwhelming, feedback from folks wallking the floor and from vendors. The vendors that I list below in my guide, are across the board. If the vendor is not listed it could mean.

Vendor Spotlight: OC Tanner Company, employee recognition provider

InsiderHub

Tanner consults — they have become the world’s largest “recognition company.” CMT is a community-powered user ratings service designed to make it easier for individuals and businesses to purchase business solutions. It is a valuable source for relevant ratings and commentary provided by actual users regarding the solutions they use, and a platform for vendors to present information about their solutions.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital. Over the last five years, new LMS companies have poured into the marketplace filling an obvious need of customer service and targeted business solutions. Learning management systems didn’t die.

Podcast Episode 1: How Learning Systems Advisory Services Add Value – With John Llamas

Talented Learning

On a regular basis, I’ll be interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – vendor executives, consultants, customers and more. Specifically, we discuss how organizations can benefit from professional services that dig deeper than traditional technology implementation and support. He is John Llamas, a Principal Consultant of Thought Leadership and Advisory Services at Cornerstone OnDemand.

10 Things Vendors Can Teach You About Building an Internal Learning Business

CLO Magazine

Most learning leaders use any number of vendors to carry out the design, development and delivery of their internal learning agenda. In a way, the learning department is also a vendor, just in a different context. Here are 10 readily transferable steps to take to build and grow your department that parallel those in the most successful vendors. Successful vendors realize that having a business plan describing their overall function is not enough.

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. In Learning, Extended Brain and Topic Hubs , I talked about the story behind the launch of Speaking Pro Central.

A Comprehensive List of the Best AWS Migration Tools and Services

Hurix Digital

If you’re also considering migration of your data from local data centers to the cloud or planning to shift to another cloud partner (if it is already on the cloud), Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the best options offering the latest cloud migration tools and services.

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? As a content vendor providing training (Instructor Led or eLearning), you are naturally having to compete with each person's ability to find information via a Google search or through access to a service like Safari (which makes all of the O'Reilly books fully searchable).

2020 Awards: The Year in Review

Coreaxis

We have been recognized as a top provider of various training services by renowned institutions such as eLearning Industry, Training Industry and Brandon Hall Group. It helps businesses source reliable vendors by rating organizations that develop eLearning solutions.

UK Government G-Cloud 11 & eThink Education: Improving the Digital Marketplace for Cloud-Based eLearning Services

eThink Education

The UK Government makes it easy for public sector organisations, including central government, local councils, NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies, to obtain LMS and other eLearning or technology services through the G-Cloud procurement framework. G-Cloud is the UK Government’s digital marketplace which provides public sector organisations with a simplified purchasing process for cloud-based services. Why Use G-Cloud Procurement Services.

Everwise is a 2019 Hot Vendor in Learning

Everwise

Everwise is thrilled to be selected as a 2019 Hot Vendor in Learning by Aragon Research. Aragon Research delivers high-impact research, consulting, and advisory services to provide enterprises the insight they need to make better technology and strategy decisions. Every year they identify noteworthy, visionary and innovative vendors in various markets like Unified Communications & Collaboration, Image & Video Analytics, and Learning. “We’re

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.

Preparing for DevLearn09 - Part 4 - FREE Consulting

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

We also use it to screen out vendors who may see this as an opportunity to sell to you or "win" something that will help promote a product or service. Tell your boss, or the bean counter, that DevLearn is the cheapest consulting you'll pay for EVER! or as we like to call it, DEMOFEST! Getting feedback is critical to the success of any project. So why not get over 1000 eLearning pros to review your latest project and give you the BEST feedback?

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

They differentiate themselves not only through innovative functionality, but also industry-specific expertise, integration capabilities, professional services, accessible pricing and other unique characteristics. But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. Service continuity is always a top LMS purchasing concern. Leading vendors typically offer free training to all.

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. You’ve likely endured heated internal discussions, unwelcomed vendor surprises during demos and unforeseen contractual confusion. Now is the time to clear your mind of negative thoughts about the selection process, your colleagues, the vendor or anything else that might stand between you and a positive mindset.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Swift eLearning Services

Autumn is the season of thanksgiving A time to show gratitude for the people who have associated as clients, consultants, vendors… On the occasion of Thanksgiving Day 2017 Swift eLearning Services Pvt. Swift Swift eLearning Services Thanksgiving 2017 Thanksgiving Day

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. Six years ago I pivoted after 14 years on the front lines with two major commercial LMS vendors. Vendors: Read that market size statistic again and let it sink in.). 5) Business-Specific Expertise – Extended enterprise LMS buyers want to buy from vendors who understand the domain and have a roster of successful clients with similar use cases. Service Requirements. Open Source Service Providers.

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. Over the past two years as an independent LMS selection consultant, I’ve helped dozens of buyers use RFPs to buy the best solution for their organization. Think of an RFP (Request for Proposal) as an invitation to participate in the purchasing process for any type of software, goods or services.

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What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. Of course, no vendor can innovate effectively in all areas at once, so each chooses matters most in its niche. When smartphones first took the business world by storm, talent management vendors created apps with limited functionality to cover for browser interfaces that weren’t mobile-responsive.

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LMS Ghost stories – The truth will scare you

eLearning 24-7

But what you rarely hear, is something I have often been hearing, which isn’t going from any spirit, rather it is coming from some LMS vendors. A good vendor will take that information and apply it to your demo (you want one), inquire for additional questions if needed – after they have had time to review it – post-call; and most importantly as a cornerstone to your pricing. Some vendors will give a range, others won’t. And where to vendors stick it?

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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. Some vendors (and it is gaining steam) offer “active users” Active users – People who are taking at least one course during the month. There are a few vendors who will charge only when the end user completes a course (but this is rare).

How Do We Find the Right eLearning Partner?

ThinkingKap Solutions

Or do you want to hire an eLearning vendor to be a full-spectrum eLearning partner? The most important aspect of selecting a vendor, is finding someone who will create great training for you. To that end, check out work samples from any prospective vendors. Make sure that what your prospective vendor thinks is awesome meets your definition of awesome. You may not expect me to say this, but we’re not the perfect vendor for every customer. Consulting

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. They’ve hit a wall with features that don’t accomplish what a vendor promised. Previously, before a multitude of specialized solutions burst onto the landscape, LMS choices were limited to a handful of “one-size-fits-all” vendors. It happens at least once a week.

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LMS Implementation Pricing — Take 2

Talented Learning

I intended to show how the hundreds of new cloud-based LMS vendors offer much lower (than historically priced) implementation and setup fees, opening the market to new first-time buyers. In fact, of the 72 LMS vendors we surveyed, 26% said they offer free implementations, and 73% said they offer a base setup option of under $10,000. I didn’t intend to say that LMS vendor professional services are unneeded in all (or even most) cases.

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Each person who is working on the software, has no knowledge of the vendor’s software prior to. Email me with the subject “shootout&# and in the email write the name of the vendor. 124 vendors, inc. 1 of the 16 open source vendors that offers m-learning capabilities. 26/108 commercial vendors offer m-learning capabilities inc. Who do I like for LMS Vendors? That said, I went ahead and selected several vendors, that I like.

How to be Successfull in the E-Learning Industry

Rapid eLearning

I create a Service Level Agreement that documents the project details and expectations. Worst case, compare your production costs to that of an outside vendor. Assessment E-learning E-learning 101 Performance Consulting Professional Development Project ManagementSuccessful e-learning is measured in many ways. It’s important to provide measurable value. However, a large part of success revolves around how others view your contributions.