How to Start an Online Consultation Marketplace Business


Consulting is a business of helping other businesses, organizations, and individuals improve their implementations of certain goals by providing expert solutions or advice. Expert opinions or consultations have always been in demand in all kinds of domains. Consultation marketplace .

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. The LMS industry in 2015 now has hundreds and hundreds of viable vendor solutions. The 2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Winners . Learning management systems didn’t die.


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LMS Selection Guide for Training Businesses


The needs of training companies and management consulting companies with a strong training business or revenue stream are unique compared to an LMS selected for internal LMS training.

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

Talented Learning

But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. And as vendors focus more heavily on gaining market share dominance, buyers should prepare for further M&A confusion, uncertainty and disruption.

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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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.

The short-cut buyers guide: LMS requirements and more


Getting your requirements solid before beginning your LMS search or sending to vendors can seem a bit intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending on your use case, you may also want to consult your people in Partner Enablement , Customer Enablement , and Sales Enablement.

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Learning Pool’s revolutionary Learning Experience Platform -LXP- making waves on the 2020 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems

Learning Pool

Learning Pool’s Stream solution is recognized as an innovative entrant into the 2020 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems following a number of acquisitions and integrations in recent years. We don’t have a vested interest in your supplier or consulting choices.

Innovation and Feature set distinguishes Learning Pool on 2020 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning

Learning Pool

Learning Pool released its new LXP, Stream, last year and is delighted to also feature on Fosway’s 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems as a Potential Challenger on a forward trajectory, recognizing the company’s acceleration in platform growth and performance over the last 12 months. Based on the combination of LXP, LRS and Content Authoring into a single platform, Stream has seen the company advance significantly in terms of potential, compared to its relative position last year.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

They’re digging deep with robust CRM data , marketing automation platforms and ecommerce strategies that target profitable learner segments, drive new revenue streams and maximize the lifetime value of every relationship. Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs. Vetting every vendor is impractical. 11) How important is finding the right vendor culture “fit”?

eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Megan Torrance      In my  previous xAPI article  I pointed to the emergence of "geek-free tools and platforms" as the hallmark that xAPI is beginning to achieve main-stream status.   Real world example:  ZingTrain, the training and consulting arm of the Zingerman's Community of Businesses, is building customer service training modules for their employees and to sell to their clients.

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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 vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. Selling LMSs is very tough in 2016 because of the plenitude and parity of vendor options. The average five-year vendor bid for all licenses and services was $725K. Free Consult?

Digital Video: 10 Ways to Experience Modern Learning Live and On-Demand

Talented Learning

But now video-centered training is going mainstream, thanks to the rise of modern cloud-based learning platforms , high-speed wireless networks, connected mobile devices, social media channels and live video streaming standards like WebRTC. Here are some of the most popular ways organizations are improving learning experiences with live video streaming and on-demand content: 1) Virtual Online Meeting Tools.

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. Many vendors get bent out of shape about losing sales opportunities on features and then dedicate too many resources on R&D. I’ve heard there are 700 LMS vendors.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Not surprisingly, many continuing education learning systems vendors are specialists. Because continuing education providers often look to technology vendors for hands-on guidance, these learning solutions usually come with professional services that are much more extensive than standard implementation and administrative support. As a result, continuing education system developers tend to build stronger partnerships with clients than corporate extended enterprise learning vendors.

How Streamlining a Data Ecosystem Can Impact Learning Measurement


In the last post of our case study blog series , Alfonso Riley, learning technology consultant at Caterpillar Inc., During the transformation, we defined metrics with the outcome in mind, and from there we designed metrics to monitor our value creation streams within our organization.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

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. Despite competitive pressure to keep price points lower, we expect licensing levels to continue drifting upwards, as vendors attempt to demonstrate value-add that differentiates their offerings. Video-centered training is going mainstream and every vendor seems to be pushing new boundaries.

How the Workforce Learns in 2019: User-Generated Content


The other 11% identified as gig workers — consultants, freelancers, contractors, or temporary workers. Fewer than 10%, however, live streamed a video (8.5%), shot a Snapchat or Instagram-style “selfie” video (7.5%), or captured a webcast or screencast (6.1%). if you include the temps, vendors, and contractors who make up nearly half the company’s total workforce. Traditional L&D isn’t obsolete, but it is incomplete.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

That’s exactly why I enjoyed comparing notes with today’s guest, Troy Gorostiza , President & CEO of Knowledge Stream and Co-Founder of Course Container. Troy is a “triple threat” learning innovator with deep expertise as a content development practitioner, solutions consultant and technology vendor. But sending learners to a different vendor LMS for each course makes no sense. WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts


She has also been consulting independently for nearly two decades, with a focus on online learning, visual and information strategies and design. Expect continued improvements in the ease of getting streaming video content to learners, and improvements in delivering both standard and interactive video. She is a Learning Strategy Consultant for Usable Learning. In 2017 they will continue to grow as vendors begin to support the new trends more heavily.

Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part One

Kapp Notes

I have consulted and discussed with too many organizations looking for context in learning to know that gamification is important and will make a positive difference. Another 3D vendor doing well is VirtualU. I have been meaning to do a comprehensive posting about 2011 and what happened during the year and then follow up with thoughts on 2012 with some predictions thrown in and have decided to combine both and create a series of postings combining both. Here is the first one.

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. Recognizing the futility of direct competition, specialty LMS vendors learned to focus on a particular audience, industry or other factors where they now claim competence and fight for customers in that niche. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

We’re not exactly poetic, but we do create a stream of carefully crafted written content. 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. How can you navigate the field of 700+ LMS vendors? As an LMS analyst and consultant, I hear that question all the time.

Extended Enterprise Learning Takes Center Stage

Talented Learning

Vendor by vendor, we evaluated solutions — absorbing everything we could find on our own dime. We thought LMS vendors were focusing more heavily on extended enterprise applications. And business buyers want to know which LMS vendors are best at making it work. You can also sell training content and certifications directly to create new revenue streams. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker

The Harris Consulting Group. The company’s training solutions aim to transform sellers into sales professionals who can orchestrate the desired outcomes for both buyers and vendors. Promising high performance through cultural and behavioral transformation, Cohen Brown provides specialized consulting and training services. Consultant-led onsite training. 37) The Harris Consulting Group. Selling as consulting.

How an Extended Enterprise LMS Can Help You Train Multiple Audiences


Extended enterprise training refers to the training of external business partners that contribute to the success of the business, such as customers and partners, specifically vendors, resellers, and consultants. Partner training: This is the training of resellers, dealers and agents, franchisees, and consultants to make them more knowledgeable on your offering to help drive more revenue for the organization.

A Whole New World (of Learning)

CLO Magazine

Josh Bersin is founder of Bersin by Deloitte, and a principal with Deloitte Consulting. Now we carry around smartphones, watch videos and live streams from a wide range of sources, and communicate through multiple social media channels. We’re all used to nudges, AI-based suggestions and a steady stream of messages coming our way throughout the day. I don’t predict the end of big systems like Saba, SumTotal, SAP or any other LMS vendor overnight.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

One of those opportunities was with SpongeUK , where I explained how LMS innovation is helping businesses create new revenue streams. This contrasts with what many vendors call a cloud LMS. For vendors, the advantage of a true cloud model is that it’s easier to maintain, easier to support clients and all enhancements are built on a common piece of code that works for everybody.

Custom Learning Experiences: Next Commercial Training Trend?

Talented Learning

Technology and vendors are constantly changing, so each new buying cycle involves a steep learning curve. If you choose a weak learning platform, you’re jeopardizing revenue streams and long-term business viability. Yet many LMS vendors who serve other market segments say they are also a strong choice for commercial training because they offer a shopping cart and checkout functionality. I may in fact be obsessed with learning technology.

Online Courses Are Golden: Can an LMS Help Your Business Cash In?

Talented Learning

In the past, LMS vendors were staffed primarily with instructional experts who focused on challenges like the possibility of achieving Kirkpatrick Level 4 capabilities. Your best bet is to outline your ideal use cases and select a short list of vendors who satisfy those requirements. They diversify income streams from across a content business portfolio. Analyzing performance, efficiency and profitability of these various streams helps guide the way for future expansion.

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. . Now, you might say to yourself, there are only so many of those – and yes, you would be correct, but from a vendor standpoint – more means more – as in money.

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 Video Capture and Streaming.

On the brink with mobile– what learning executives say

Allison Rossett

Andrew Wolff, PWC’s Educational Methods Leader/L&D leader for their consulting group, is certain that they are doing what they must do: laying the groundwork for success: they’ve chosen and implemented a single mobile platform to be used globally, after having proven the concept with several pilot programs. We can’t have vendors in every meeting to explain things. Words without actions. Words without actions.

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Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

EPISODE 22 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUESTS: How can membership organizations strengthen their market position and drive additional revenue streams by offering professional education ? JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in. Who are the vendors? Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience. WELCOME TO EPISODE 22 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

How the Workforce Learns: User-Generated Content


The other 11% identified as gig workers — consultants, freelancers, contractors, or temporary workers. Fewer than 10%, however, live streamed a video (8.5%), shot a Snapchat or Instagram-style “selfie” video (7.5%), or captured a webcast or screencast (6.1%). if you include the temps, vendors, and contractors who make up nearly half the company’s total workforce. Traditional L&D isn’t obsolete, but it is incomplete.

Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Cost (55%) Avoiding vendor lock-in (40%) Ability to customize (70%) License flexibility (35%) Other (20%)? This pressure on support vendors works in the customers favor. Moodle has a central team that works out of Moodle HQ – works more like a proprietary software vendor in that sense. And that the revenue stream is stable. Moodle stream is safe – given # of users and # of businesses.

Customer Training Pricing and Packaging: What’s the Best Strategy?

Talented Learning

If you educate new customers at no extra charge, will the long-term benefits outweigh any near-term revenue streams you could’ve captured from selling that content outright? Well, if you can generate revenue streams from training content while simultaneously expanding your overall business revenues and profitability, isn’t that a better choice? It monetizes vendor relationships with developers while empowering developers to monetize relationships with their customers.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Ability to follow content streams, discussions, groups of other learners or topics. Plus, keep in mind that LMS vendors tend to update social capabilities fairly often, to reflect broader social technology trends. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience. Social learning.

The Must-follow Project Plan For A Successful LMS Implementation


You’ve done your research, identified your organization’s needs, vetted LMS vendors, and negotiated the best price. ?ow So, it’s best to ask your vendor for help concerning the various setup elements that you may need to consider beforehand. We consult clients on a multitude of different topics and a wide range of software proficiency.

Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

It also means that independent learning technology consultants like me are enjoying pretty good job security these days.). Over the last five years, cloud computing and integration technology advances have enabled association LMS vendors to develop solutions that uniquely support professional development in member-based organizations. Offer pricing that appeals to diverse audiences, while optimizing your revenue streams.