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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Beyond Consulting

Clark Quinn

And one of the persistent perceptions of me came up that I was reflecting on, and thought I’d do so ‘out loud’ So, once consulting became my way of life, I realized I needed to get better at the bits I don’t know. As part of the solution, I found Robert Middleton , who is basically a consultant to help other consultants market themselves. I was at a retreat this weekend, consorting with colleagues.

6 Tips To Use Your LMS Consulting Recommendation List To Find The Right LMS Vendor

Dan Keckan

So you’ve completed your free LMS consultation and are armed with a shortlist of viable LMS options. In this article, I share 6 top tips to use your LMS consulting recommendation list to find the right LMS vendor. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS VendorsWhat now? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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 do Learning Leaders Select Training Vendors

dVinci Interactive

How do Learning Leaders Select Training Vendors This year, we asked the learning and development leaders we interviewed for our blog about the qualities they look for when selecting a vendor. Regardless of the type of vendor they were looking for, we found organizations want to hire companies and consultants that will be their partner, understand their mission and help them accomplish their goals.

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Should I Use an eLearning Vendor or a Freelancer?

ThinkingKap Solutions

Among all the conversation that post generated, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about differentiating vendors from freelancers. We are a vendor, and we know (and have worked with) a lot of great freelancers. The question “which is better, eLearning vendor or a freelancer?” What’s the difference between an eLearning vendor and a freelancer? Does this mean freelancers are less qualified than full vendors? Consulting

In Vendor Selection, See the Big Picture

InsiderHub

The vendor selection process is never as easy or as simple as it should be. Selecting the “right” business vendor starts with having a thorough understanding of your organization’s real business needs. Approaching vendor selection from the standpoint of “we need a better solution that fits our values and vision as a company” allows one to view the big picture. What will this vendor selection mean for the next year?

Preparing to Work with a Content Development Vendor

Allencomm

The post Preparing to Work with a Content Development Vendor appeared first on AllenComm. Corporate Training content development training consultantWorking with a training content development partner, when done right, can be a great excellent strategy. Here are 5 Tips for a productive partnership.

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

Talented Learning

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. We document these details in a living database and we never forget what we learn about vendors over the course of a software selection project. Vendors, how do your demos rate?

7 Tips To Estimate The Ideal Number Of Users To Get A More Accurate LMS Consulting

Dan Keckan

Before you enlist the aid of a trained LMS consultant, you need to know how many users you must accommodate. This article features 7 top tips to estimate the ideal number of users and get a more accurate LMS consulting. Learning Management Systems LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS VendorsThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

How To Build A Successful Consulting Business? Here’s One Small Contribution We Can Make

SmartUp

“For a fee, an expert will provide professional feedback about how your business can be more successful and give you a recipe about what you should do” Although this is a very loose definition of what a consultant or a consultancy does for their clients, it touches on why businesses hire consultants: insights, advice, knowledge, and action. Arthur Dehon Little founded what was widely believed to be the first management consulting firm in 1886.

6 Ways LMS Consulting Can Help You Achieve The Best Value For Money

Dan Keckan

LMS consulting simplifies the LMS selection process so that you can allocate resources more effectively. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS VendorsBut can it really help you achieve the best LMS value for money? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? What are some of the primary and secondary functions that a business expects from a learning consultant? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning.

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.

6 Tips To Define Your Must-Have LMS Features Prior To Your Free LMS Consulting

Dan Keckan

Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Features LMS Selection LMS VendorsIt’s easy to generate a list of mandatories for your LMS, and you’ll probably end up with hundreds. But how do you decide what goes on the list in the first place, and which LMS features can go by the wayside? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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.

Are your Consultants Classified Properly?

AXIOM Learning Solutions

State regulations on consultant classification becomes more stringent each year, as does the IRS. Are you and your vendors updated on the latest classification guidelines? The post Are your Consultants Classified Properly? AXIOM Updates News 1099 classification Consultant employee IRS vendor W2Read More. appeared first on AXIOM Learning Solutions.

Readiness – Set – Go: Pursuing a Sustainable EPS Strategy

Living in Learning

70:20:10 Change Leadership Continuous Learning Data Analytics Discovery & Consulting EPS readiness assessment EPSS Learning Ecosystems Performance Support Performer Support Technology xAPI EPS performance support Readniess assessment Vendor evaluation Vendor selectionWe should strive to effectively position that EPS adoption is a rapidly approaching future that lies beyond the scope and charter of the traditional L&D training paradigm.

Readiness – Set – Go: Pursuing a Sustainable EPS Strategy

Living in Learning

70:20:10 Change Leadership Continuous Learning Data Analytics Discovery & Consulting EPS readiness assessment EPSS Learning Ecosystems Performance Support Performer Support Technology xAPI EPS performance support Readniess assessment Vendor evaluation Vendor selectionWe should strive to effectively position that EPS adoption is a rapidly approaching future that lies beyond the scope and charter of the traditional L&D training paradigm.

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.

LMS Consulting Follow-Up: 8 Tips To Use An LMS Software Directory To Research Your Top LMS Choices

Dan Keckan

Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS VendorsYou have your personalized LMS recommendation list and you are ready to make your selection. Is there a way to use an online LMS directory to research your top LMS choices and find the LMS that offers the best value for money? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

The 8-Step Guide To Successful LMS Vendor Selection

Dan Keckan

LMS consulting can help you find the right system for your budget and online training needs. This article features a step-by-step look at how to choose the best LMS vendor for your online training program. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection

Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning (6): the vendors perspective

Challenge to Learn

As a consequence of this we just hired our first e-Learning consultant and more changes will follow. Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning (6): The vendors perspective. I started working on the Outcome learning idea to give direction to the product development of easygenerator. And it did generate a whole bunch of new features, but the impact was different than expected. We always considered the e-Learning author and the subject matter expert (SME) as our target audience.

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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. The vendor didn’t explain this pricing methodology until we requested additional information.

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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.” 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. The post Vendor Spotlight: OC Tanner Company, employee recognition provider appeared first on Collect My Thoughts.

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

LMS vendors, I owe you a post. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. Learning systems buyers are always more successful when they invest time upfront qualifying vendors for their specific business situation). Now as a selection consultant, I have a better view than most of the best and worst sales people from all over the world. Where to find the most reliable LMS vendor intelligence, and.

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.

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? Maybe what you really need isn’t a vendor, but rather a part-time strategic partner or developer who is there when you need them, and not when you don’t. eLearning partners and consultants have already invested in the tools and approaches needed to design your online training course quickly and efficiently. The post Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

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.

Vetting Vendors Vigorously: Three Tips For a Thriving Learning Ecosystem

Degreed

Between these extremes, the smartest organizations are finding vendors that fit their individual needs. At LENS 2019 , Degreed’s annual skill-building conference, we asked RedThread’s Dani Johnson to discuss the findings with three learning leaders: Heather Bahorich of Centric Consulting , Vidya Krishnan from Ericsson , and Lee Schubert at Dimension Data. In the search for the right vendor, look for a seamless experience that facilitates every major learning function.

Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

Kapp Notes

It now looks like the large consultancy firm SAIC has purchased Forterra and is going to leverage the 3D capabilities as part of its offerings. This will be interesting for both Virtual World Vendors and Consulting firms. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

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

It helps businesses source reliable vendors by rating organizations that develop eLearning solutions. Blog Content Strategy & Curation Custom Training Leadership & Organizational ConsultingWhen we say we are an award-winning company, we mean it!

LMS: Further Due Diligence

Your Training Edge

You can probably take a deep breath after your selection of LMS vendors has been made. During the time period between the selection and the signing of contracts, start moving forward on conducting some final due diligence in relation to the LMS, its functionality, its specifications, and the vendor. But you most certainly want to review the contracts yourself, especially if the legal counsel was not involved in vendor selection.

3 Things That Will Matter to Learning Leaders in 2018

Vitalyst

L&D vendor selection has become critical. As L&D needs expand, so too does the demand for learning vendors who can provide quick, personalized, task-focused solutions for every employee, whether they are in-house, remote, full-time or contingent. Vendor selection will become a key issue this year and in the years to come.

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

When Will You Go Live? 7 Tips To Calculate Your LMS Implementation Timeline

Dan Keckan

Are you getting a free LMS consultation, but aren’t sure of your LMS implementation schedule? Learning Management Systems Learning Management System Implementation LMS Selection LMS VendorsIn this article, I share 7 tips to estimate how much time it’s going to take to implement your new LMS from start to finish. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.