How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post : an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step. Only after a thorough requirements analysis process will you have the information you need to create a really good LMS RFP. Narrow down the field before sending out an RFP. Never send an RFP to 12 vendors or even 8 vendors.

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5 Must-Have LMS Features To Ensure Return On Investment

Docebo

One of the most important objectives of any learning program is to collect and analyze data to best understand how your learners are using the programs you’ve deployed and whether or not they’re achieving the learning objectives you’ve set out. .

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How to Write a Winning RFP to Hire the Best E-learning Vendor

CommLab India

The first vendor proposed a simple e-learning solution with a set of multiple choice questions for assessments, at a cost of $20,000. The second vendor proposed simulations, videos, and a gamified assessment at a staggering cost of $250,000. If yes, specify that in the RFP.

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What should be in your next Certification RFP

Training Industry

What topics should be included in a Request for a Proposal (RFP) for certification program development? Certification Program RFP Topics: . Do you have topics to include that make an added impact? Do you have topics that help you in your decision making criteria? Here’s a list for your consideration, what would you add or delete?

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Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

That’s one reason why we clarify buyer requirements in a formal RFP. 9) How much does LMS implementation, testing and deployment cost? The level of necessary professional services and their cost is a differentiator among learning systems providers.

How do I get the most out of an RFP?

eLearning Blender

Writing an RFP - What a Conundrum! All the articles say that a crucial part of the LMS selection process is writing a quality RFP, but nobody goes on to tell you how. In my own interest, I am going to attempt to answer the question of how to write a quality RFP. Oh yeah, it took me a while to figure it out and you may be wondering the same thing; RFP means "request for proposal." What is an RFP?: Why write an RFP?: How to write an RFP?:

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Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. ASUM was experiencing productivity issues in managing their education programs for two reasons.

How Do You Find an LMS That Nails Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

For decades, corporate training programs have focused on employee compliance training and skills development. Now, companies large and small are extending education programs to customers, channel partners and others outside traditional corporate boundaries. Your Learning Programs.

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. The cost remains the same for each active learner whether she interacts once or a thousand times.

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

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. So, at a time when member education programs should be thriving, many have been losing ground. The cost of inaction will be high and sales will be low!

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

After verbally confirming requirements with each of the vendor candidates, we invited them to participate in our exclusive request for proposal ( RFP ) process. In other words, we used quantitative analysis to determine if extra non-critical features were worth the cost premium.

LMS License Models: What in the World is Going On?

Talented Learning

“How much does an LMS cost?” The license cost can be front loaded in year 1, grow with you or be contractually consistent over time. We gathered LMS pricing from vendor websites, public RFP results, interviewed buyers and asked the vendors.

LMS implementation without frustration

Petra Mayer

Provide specific recommendations for the RFP process. As this was an RFI process, this exercise will need to be repeated during the RFP stage. Be sure to get a good understanding of this during the RFP phase to avoid unpleasant surprises.

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3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

How much does it cost? Typically, this is done through a “Request-for-Information” (RFI) process or through a “Request-for-Proposal” (RFP). How much does it cost? There are many factors that impact the cost of your Learning Management System : System licensing costs.

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eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In blended learning , asynchronous and synchronous learning elements are being combined as part of one training program. For example, part of the training program is an in-person seminar or event. Do you plan to sell your programs directly from your course hosting platform?

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. It’s a powerful yet more cost-effective alternative.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

1: How much will it cost? Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs. You’ll want to create a cost-benefits analysis that clearly outlines expenditure vs expected return.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

You might also consider whether you want to generate revenue from your eLearning program , what systems you need to integrate with, or if you need social learning capabilities to increase engagement among learners. At WBT Systems we have developed a program called QuickValue.

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Organizational Assessment The First of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing

Training Industry

Organization assessment is the act of evaluating your current capabilities to understand those you are good at, those you are not as good at, those you need assistance with and how much it currently costs you (baseline costs) to manage your operation. Determine what you are doing well, what can be improved, what your expectations are and how much it costs you to manage the learning function.

Five Ways to Buy an LMS You Will Hate!

Talented Learning

Download one of many free LMS RFP templates, and you can quickly have 1000 “must have” requirements that you will never use – and 3 “nice to have” future requirements. So they send the RFP to too few or too many.

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The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part I

ATD Learning Technologies

If I offer to assist with analysis, and the prospect has not already chosen a solution, they may suspect bias—and I risk disqualifying my product from the RFP. ” He was speaking of controlling a large enterprise network with a small amount of programming.

Cal State Online Plays Small Ball

Allison Rossett

What about dwindling dollars directed to new technology schemes rather than familiar, underfunded academic programs? The CSU system has done little in this area to establish confidence, with online action driven by individual faculty, programs and campuses. At the get-go, Cal State Online will serve as an engine for marketing and technology support for sixty existing online programs. Think about the initiative as a new high tech ramp to current programs and practices.

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Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

While many larger companies have already transitioned into e-Learning and embrace it as a vital component of their overall training efforts, many mid-size and smaller companies have been waiting on the sidelines observing how the technology, methods, and costs evolve. While there are many new possibilities, there are also many potential pitfalls that if not understood, can cause delay, frustration, increased costs, and disappointing results.

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

Talented Learning

And with that comes the need to build partner programs. Those programs can be a source of new revenue streams with training that leverages your existing content assets. When to issue an RFP (or not). WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

Organizational Assessment First of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing

Training Industry

Organization assessment is the act of evaluating your current capabilities to understand those you are good at, those you are not as good at, those you need assistance with and how much it currently costs you (baseline costs) to manage your operation. Determine what you are doing well, what can be improved, what your expectations are and how much it costs you to manage the learning function.

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

Talented Learning

If you offer continuing education programs , should you invest in a modern learning platform to sell, deliver and manage CEU content? It can be offered as a low-cost option for buyers who must clear the requirements bar. 5) License and Cost Misalignment.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Decades of expensive LMS solutions gave way to a pricing revolution over the last 10 years, as cloud computing paved the way for low-cost LMS competitors that drove the overall price point down. Decreased new store/dealer onboarding costs. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

Docebo offers a low-cost option, but it tightens breadth and depth of functionality at this level. That translates into higher total cost of ownership (TCO). License Model/Cost. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

The project manager needs to keep everyone focused to avoid scope creep and cost overruns on the budget. 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.

Vote for Your Strategic Training Supplier

Training Industry

This is done through pre-established selection criteria (RFP score carding) important to the organization. Value in this context means the partner that will provide the best blend of quality, capabilities and cost to meet your program/project needs. The sourcing team should seek a partner that has the organizational resources to fulfill the program requirements outlined during your sourcing process.

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).

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

API (Application Programming Interface). API provides an interface that allows developers to interact with programs and applications, including learning management systems. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

And discover how Prime helps you stay informed about employee progress and the efficacy of training programs. Ways to remove participation obstacles and create clear pathways to your programs. How game-based learning augments existing learning programs. " Very early. "

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

As I expected, a flurry of last-minute compliance activity sidetracked all sorts of extended enterprise training programs. Because LMS buyers are now including GDPR compliance in their RFP requirements, learning systems vendors can no longer ignore it.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs.

2009 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

Kapp Notes

Professionally Finding new approaches to teaching my RFP class. With the economy in a shambles, one good way to reduce costs is to conduct e-learning. ASTD's Big Question for January is, again, a series of questions. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year?