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10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines

Upside Learning

We received a Request For Proposal (RFP) from a leading Banking and Financial organization last week to deploy an enterprise wide Learning Management System. Would this LMS RFP process help the organization achieve its objective of finding a suitable solution? Would this document allow a vendor to map their solution as per the organization’s true requirement? The more explicit one can be, the more assistance the vendor can offer.

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Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

eLearning 24-7

I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. Why one RFP instead of specific ones for LXP and LMS? When see the template you are going to be like “this is a lot of features and categories, no vendor will complete all of this.” This is far better than them receiving a 20 page RFP or 100 page RFP. The features contained within, not every vendor will have.

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Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. The “Extended Enterprise” Worldview. What exactly do we mean by the term “extended enterprise” ? EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies.

5 Must-Have LMS Features To Ensure Return On Investment

Docebo

Indeed, the LMS is a key pillar to an effective learning technology offering, so what should you be looking for in an ideal solution? Here’s a breakdown of the top 5 LMS features you should invest in to maximize ROI and smash your enterprise learning goals. Make sure your vendor provides a variety of out-of-the-box, easy-to-implement integrations that fit within your existing business technology ecosystem.

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The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues. See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP). The longer you make your RFI, the lower the response rate from vendors.

The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues. See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP). The longer you make your RFI, the lower the response rate from vendors.

The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues. See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP). The longer you make your RFI, the lower the response rate from vendors.

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

Talented Learning

Troy is a “triple threat” learning innovator with deep expertise as a content development practitioner, solutions consultant and technology vendor. As requirements for these solutions grew more sophisticated and clients increasingly served outward-facing audiences, I started specializing in how to make training available across extended enterprise environments. But as you know, extended enterprise training providers face huge content availability challenges.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. And just like you, they’re trying to assess the situation, define their needs and prioritize effectively. As of today, they’re also in the extended enterprise learning business. What can your organization do navigate this crisis effectively? How effective is that system?

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS. Three years ago, this vendor was happy to gobble up even the smallest LMS customers who educated and sold themselves via a free trial. Docebo could improve and streamline self-service onboarding options, tutorials and guides to make the early-stage customer experience more effective.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018. Sandi Lin , CEO and Co-Founder at Skilljar , shares practical, proven insights for learning professionals who want to drive business results by educating customers more effectively. #1 3 For LMS Vendors: Why It Pays to Wake Up to Extended Enterprise Learning. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. LMS vendors aren’t just talking about what’s possible – they’re delivering. Organizations are making purchasing decisions based on boldly redefined expectations, and LMS are vendors rising to those expectations. 5) Effective eCommerce Pays, Bigtime.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? In addition to publishing weekly blog posts , we also produce monthly webinars and regular podcast interviews with experts from across the extended enterprise learning realm. And why is open source gaining momentum as a foundation for extended enterprise learning ?

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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. 15 Business Turns Up the Volume On Extended Enterprise Learning.

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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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. And what does effective customer education actually look like? Well, we fit into the extended enterprise learning space by focusing on the customer education segment. It’s a powerful yet more cost-effective alternative.

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. These buying organizations are working with us as LMS selection consultants to define their learning technology requirements, identify the best vendor options and then conduct a formal proposal-based buying process. It starts when you misunderstand a vendor’s pricing strategy.

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

Talented Learning

Almost daily, new statistics highlight the need for effective skills training and professional development. In fact, many associations find that this kind of social learning experience is an effective membership gateway when offered to non-members on a standalone basis for free, or for a fee. This outreach strategy is commonly used to expand globally in a cost-effective manner. Vetting every vendor is impractical. When to issue an RFP (or not).

Benay: “Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

I thought it might be useful to try and break down the reasons why Ottawa keeps failing to understand how IT projects work and how to go about procuring the right Canadian vendor (tech speak for finding the right Canadian tech partner). They’ll insist that they are under the same rigid procurement or Request For Proposal (RFP) process as any small/medium IT company in Canada. IT firm to write the definition around the RFP to save some time and effort.

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Meet the Hero of the Technical Sale: The Sales Engineer

Cloudshare

Chris White, author of The Six Habits of Highly Effective Sales Engineers , defines the role as, “Engineers and technical experts within a software company that give product demonstrations in the context of a sales opportunity.”. Presales is the most important enterprise department you’ve never heard of,” writes Vivun founder Matt Darrow, who’s recently launched the first platform specifically to serve the needs of presales professionals. Ability to contribute to the RFP process.

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“Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

I thought it might be useful to try and break down the reasons why Ottawa keeps failing to understand how IT projects work and how to go about procuring the right Canadian vendor (tech speak for finding the right Canadian tech partner). They’ll insist that they are under the same rigid procurement or Request For Proposal (RFP) process as any small/medium IT company in Canada. IT firm to write the definition around the RFP to save some time and effort.

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LMS Q and A

eLearning 24-7

Everything from which one should I pick, to what do I think of X or Y to whether or not, they should have use a RFP. Sure, you have it customized (to a degree) of what you need – skin it, add children or sub portals, use e-commerce, and blah blah, but at the end of that contract, it either goes back to the vendor (in a sense) or you renew. Yes, but it is a challenge, because there is only a handful of vendors, who will actually sell you outright their system.

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What is an LXP and why do I want one?

eLearning 24-7

These two vendors are EdCast and Degreed. Getting back to being unaware, I find the same issue with a few vendors in the learning system space who are really LXPs, but have no idea. It reminded me of the vendors in the space who scream they are not an LMS, even though they hit all the standards of an LMS. . The difference here though, is that those two vendors specifically, really had ZERO idea where they slid into.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. This model is great for employee learning programs, but it is not ideal for extended enterprise learning. Align all online and offline enterprise-wide learning initiatives to skill, upskill and reskill your employees. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Talented Learning LMS Reviews provide initial screening of vendors for extended enterprise suitability.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Its mobile responsive design is built to support employee, extended enterprise and nonprofit learning with a clean user interface and a carefully chosen set of essential options. Brands are a way to manage distinct audiences like the extended enterprise proving for unique logos and notifications. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. As always, at Talented Learning, we’re not about making sweeping predictions or judging vendors.

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3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Typically, this is done through a “Request-for-Information” (RFI) process or through a “Request-for-Proposal” (RFP). crown corporation or government versus private enterprise), you might post your RFI to a Bid Platform or send it to system providers which you pre-selected, inviting them for their response. Ensure you have some clear evaluation criteria you want to test each system for and prepare a way to document this effectively while you are going through the demo.

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Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Effective Time Management Techniques to Teach Your Employees In today’s complex world, we have more and more distractions and demands on our time, so it’s extremely important to master techniques of time management to make the most of a resource that is not renewable, never repeats, and is limited each day. In this webinar the facilitators will provide effective time-management techniques for you and your employees: The truth about multi-tasking.

E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success

eLearning 24-7

BTW, you can get one system to do it both, rather than buying multiple platforms (it’s called an extended enterprise or multi-tenant platform). If you are going to do B2B for example, then this will make a difference in your roadmap, because it would tell me, that you are most likely going to need an extended enterprise and some form of e-commerce as part of your feature set. To effectively calculate budget don’t just think today.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Integrating with a vendor’s API can speed up the eLearning processes by automating time-consuming manual tasks like updating, deleting, or exporting lists of users. One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. EE (Extended Enterprise). RFP (Request for Proposal).