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Skillsoft buying SumTotal – My Take

eLearning 24-7

Like many of you, I was surprised to find out that Skillsoft is in the process of acquiring SumTotal. Here according to the documentation listed on the Skillsoft web site, is what they see as the real value of the SumTotal acquisition (text listed is actual wording on their document): Skillsoft and SumTotal provide highly complementary HR solutions. Combination of Skillsoft and SumTotal offers comprehensive, content-rich HR solutions. current customers get it to)?

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning

Kapp Notes

Today, SumTotal announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. GeoLearning is the leading provider of managed services and on-demand learning management software. This acquisition combines SumTotal’s proven leadership in Talent Management with GeoLearning’s comprehensive learning solutions specifically in the Mid-market, Government, and Extended Enterprise market segments. Why is SumTotal acquiring GeoLearning? Will GeoLearning management team and employees join SumTotal?

Effective Training on Compliance and Patient Safety Using Robust Healthcare Learning Management Systems

G-Cube

In a domain like healthcare, where developments are constant, it is crucial to remain updated about new drugs, services, and medical procedures. Top benefits of using modern LMSs in the healthcare industry are discussed as follows: Create custom online courses.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

To address the culture shift, hundreds of learning technology providers are taking bold and unprecedented leaps and are creating net new opportunities in the market. After some trial period the free trial customer can optionally convert to a paying customer.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Trying to proactively dislodge Cornerstone, SumTotal, Saba, SuccessFactors or Oracle as a business model is a fool’s errand. This means Workday Learning needs to be included in broader HR and financial systems opportunities, or focus on selling into its existing customer base.

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Have a private API library or web services that require the LMS vendor to build and configure the integration. Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Do customers renew at a higher rate, or buy complementary products when trained vs. untrained?

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Imagine creating a dynamic, intelligent learning infrastructure that engages your far-flung workforce, wherever those individuals may be. In corporations, audiences are not created equal. Customers and Prospects.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

There is no better honor than to be nominated by users and customers of these best-in-class solutions.”. Research indicated 85 percent of readers had recommended an e-learning solution to a peer over the most recent 12-month period, and 61 percent claimed that award recognition “impacts their decision” to consider a product or service. CUSTOMERS. >> Rapid deployment: most customers are up and running in less than a month. >> CUSTOMERS. CUSTOMERS.

Make Your LMS Mobile Compatible in 4 Easy Ways

CommLab India

Retaining just the essential features is the best thing you can do when you want to extend the LMS service to mobile learners. Creating specific learning paths for various departments can reduce the complexity in design. Create a User Interface (UI) considering mobile devices.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Q : I am curious on why Cornerstone On Demand, Saba and SumTotal do not appear in your top twenty lists even though they appear on other sites as the best products in the market. But, I do not look at the number of users, number of clients (in terms of ranking as the best of the best), I look at the platform as a whole – including those extra variables people tend to leave out - user interface, customer service, support, training and a few other items. .

Learning and the Flexible Workforce

CLO Magazine

based Penna PLC, an interim management, coaching and HR services company, said this popular economy is characterized by “people working on temporary assignments and moving transiently around the workforce, selling their project skills on a project-by-project basis.”.

B2B Top Five LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Content Providers – the fastest growing B2B right now in e-learning; best or most amazingly of all – it can be just one person who has created a course (content) and then has their own clients who purchase the course or courses to provide to their own employees; the days of large content providers as the only option is gone. 5 – SumTotal Learn. I have been told that 50% of their customers customize the UI and 50% just keep the UI as it is – out of the box.

One on One with Jonathan Satchell, CEO, LTG (EXCLUSIVE)

eLearning 24-7

Applications that opt to support only xAPI are able to do things they simply couldn’t in a SCORM world, and that holds benefits for the learners serviced. In particular, our report builder makes it possible to create a significantly greater amount of different data dashboard views than we see in our competitors. We’re still defining it and listening to our prospects and customers, but we’re excited to offer an LXP solution with a different perspective this year.

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Free L&D webinars for June 2019

Limestone Learning

He did it through an unorthodox approach that made Disney one of the world’s most admired companies and a place where inspiring leaders train and develop exceptional employees who deliver amazing customer service. Knowing what the modern learner, your customer, wants is important.

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The Cornerstone Effect

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It was those statements, which based on the Cornerstone platform, created assumptions that those folks had misinterpreted as being universal, when in reality, they were not. If there is one word that will create panic in the LMS industry it is this word, “traditional” Its effect is the same one you would get if you saw a mouse scurrying past you as you ate at your favorite restaurant. Follows the old way of doing things in terms of support, service, etc.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

They can’t get sufficient assistance from customer support. You are a small or medium-sized business that is paying for an oversized SAP, Oracle, SumTotal, Saba or Cornerstone LMS and feel like plankton in an ocean of priorities. It happens at least once a week.

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Types of Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

What is a sales enablement platform and why if they pitch it for sales training, does it offer customer service training too? Focuses heavily on “sales training” push BUT also customer service training too. Most customers use them for sales training and customer support training. What they are thinking is that they think all LMSs are Cornerstone, Saba, SumTotal, SuccessFactors, and they are not. Let me ask you an honest question.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2019

eLearning 24-7

He noted the things he created at the company, who was the guy behind Excel and that everyone was a genius back then. . Their verticals are medical, manufacturing, financial services and professional services. SumTotal Learning Management (DEMO in FindAnLMS).

Early Look – Top 50 Learning Systems 4 2018

eLearning 24-7

The second version or update if you will, includes a link to Find an LMS too. The mini report will include some info on who I am (in case you are wondering or someone else is wondering) and my services (for consumers and vendors). Unless you have like 10-25 customers. Create LMS.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

Just create it and send it my way. 20 SumTotal - Love the new UI, but the system still needs a few tweaks here and there. SSO, custom domain, HTTPS:// all included at no additional charge. Bonus – mobile app can be customized with client’s logo. #14 Elite support and service. Enjoy the ability to create custom dashboards on the learner side.

The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

Vendors in corporate only, regardless if they were employee only, B2B/B2C only or a combination of employee/customer/partner and so forth. Includes free sandbox after customer goes live. Create LMS. SumTotal Learn. It’s been a long time coming.

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Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

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Open source systems are included, but not “customized shops or botique firms from customized Moodle per se that you pay” In the 2017 report, the number of vendors explored was 1,000. By offering a customized version of the Top 50 report based on a selection of criteria you choose including “range estimate of pricing” . It is in this site, you will be able to create a custom report of the Top 50 LMSs for 2017.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

Open source systems are included, but not “customized shops or botique firms from customized Moodle per se that you pay” In the 2017 report, the number of vendors explored was 1,000. By offering a customized version of the Top 50 report based on a selection of criteria you choose including “range estimate of pricing” . It is in this site, you will be able to create a custom report of the Top 50 LMSs for 2017.

E-Learning 24/7 Superhero Reader Edition: LRS Pros/Cons, Course design – what works

eLearning 24-7

This section will contain the latest data on the Top 50 including Y2Y (year to year) percentage growth in sales, Y2Y for clients, their rating of the state of the industry today, customer service, 2015 total sales – via range and so much more.

Best of the Best – Extended Enterprise or multi-tenant LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Just because a system lists itself as an extended enterprise does not mean it comes with multiple domains (which with some vendors includes customized) nor with multiple portals or my preferable term – “multi-tenant” You may see an “extended enterprise” which not only refers to the company’s employees, but also their customers and channel partners. That is the problem with the term and as such it creates quite a confusion in the marketplace.

PENS – Why your LMS and Authoring Tool Solution should include it

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Here I ran the R&D, Training, Content Development and Professional Services departments over my tenure there and also got my first exposure to this brand new standard, at the time, SCORM. Paul Schneider in my opinion is one of the guru’s in the authoring tool industry.

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Niche Is the New Black: ASTD Conference Day 2

CLO Magazine

SumTotal Systems picked up Geolearning at the beginning of 2011. Both companies added strong learning pieces to their talent management suite with the aim of creating an integrated package of HR-related services from recruitment through performance management to succession planning. One of the good things about tradeshow season is the chance to catch up with friends and colleagues in the industry.

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Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

So, how about this for a twist: Increase in Revenue, boost in numbers but for some vendors, the gain is in actuality a negative because their current and potential new customers suffer. Unhappy current customers. I am seeing many vendors whose products were built for SMB (and more aligned on the lower side of mid size companies) who are now pushing into the mid/upper mid to large size customer band. They are slow to solve issues and current customers are not happy.

Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014

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A very nice win is the ability to create marketing lists and marketing campaigns..  Video demo on lmsdemos.com. #14 Well you receive at no charge, a custom domain, HTTPS:// and SSO. Content distribution network, built in video converter, multi-tenant and gamification are just what the doctor ordered or in this case the customer needed. The support and service are elite and the system itself has a lot to offer. I love to travel.

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Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle

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When it is done poorly it can skew something to such an extent that it misleads or otherwise creates quasi perception to what is really taking place. Being completely honest, how would you rate your customer service? (out Customer support? Customer reviews? I can guess, and often see that it is the case, that when a vendor says this or a consumer does they are looking at the Cornerstone or SumTotal or similar. .

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ATD17 Post Review: Rants & Raves Edition

eLearning 24-7

I have an interesting piece to share on my Linkedin group this week, on one vendor’s customer service person’s retort to me. It wasn’t very customer oriented. Cornerstone and SumTotal Learn were present and accounted for. Atlanta. Home of Coca-Cola.

mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

As with elearning, HTML provides a platform to create content from the simplest of page-turners to a highly interactive learning experience. access, encryption, security) services

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

Some items stood out, others continued in an everlasting awful experience (customer and support service – as a whole). Kinect technology was not created at a Microsoft lab, rather it was created by a group of folks in Cambridge, England. Custom development shops developing AR apps for customers (business, education, etc.), A very good or great custom shop, whether it is one person or dozens, will be pricey.

The Rants – Marketing Buzz and.

eLearning 24-7

A cruise ship allowing their customers to hurl bottles into the sea? It would be easy to say in the press release that thru this partnership customers have access to over 12,000 courses which they can BUY in the system, thus saving them time to locate the right content, blah blah. I think anyone who read the above statement, would then recognize that the content/courses from this partnership is not 100% free to them. . I was enjoying my day.

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

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More vendors enabling the use of APIs – i.e. people can create their own API and integrate them into the LMS/Learning Portal vendor’s system, this equally means you can create mashups too. Customization, additional features, discounts, other – Pricing may change based on number of end users (i.e. volume), add-on modules (if available), any customization needed (beyond what is available), etc. Hiring someone who offers business intelligence services.

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