LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. Shopping without an RFP may seem faster, easier and less complex, but your selection process will be subjective and loaded with assumptions that increase risk. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps.

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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? This is far better than them receiving a 20 page RFP or 100 page RFP. Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). . EXTRA! EXTRA!

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Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Making Sense of LMS License Models. 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. However, the proposals were inconsistent in all respects — format, approach, assumptions and license model. There are more than 700 LMS vendors today, yet there is no standard usage-based LMS license model. 6 LMS License Models: An Overview.

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

Talented Learning

An automated process can handle versions and updates much more efficiently and effectively than a manual approach. It doesn’t address updates, reporting or licensing. And then you would have to manage updates, reporting and licensing on a course-by-course and update-by-update basis? It’s a secure, central platform that makes it easy for anyone to deploy, version and license online content, regardless of their learning platform.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

License Model/Cost. Licensing: “active user” or “unique login” where any trainer or trainee who signs in at least once during a billing period is counted as “active” for the 30 day period. We review and analyze all of this information to determine a vendor’s mission, assess the platform’s strengths and weaknesses, and determine how effectively it serves extended enterprise learning needs. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

And just like you, they’re trying to assess the situation, define their needs and prioritize effectively. What can your organization do navigate this crisis effectively? How effective is that system? Can you expand your LMS footprint effectively and cost-efficiently? If you’re suddenly moving all external training online, you’ll probably need more LMS licenses – assuming your LMS can handle it. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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. Some systems offer a licensing structure that lets you start small at a very reasonable cost.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

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 1 The 3 Licensing Models of an LMS (or Any Enterprise Software). Why has software licensing intelligence attracted so much attention? When and how to use an RFP (or not). Another year is drawing to a close – already? Hard to believe, but the calendar doesn’t lie.

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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). 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. There are many factors that impact the cost of your Learning Management System : System licensing costs. Licensing costs for additional systems acquired related to the project.

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

And how can learning professionals develop truly effective microlearning experiences? All sessions are designed for business-minded training professionals who want to use learning systems more effectively. But successful programs depend on effective pricing and packaging. 1 The 3 Licensing Models of an LMS (or Any Enterprise Software). Why has software licensing intelligence attracted so much attention? When to issue an RFP (or not).

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LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

It is easy to start, use, integrate, manage and license. Docebo could improve and streamline self-service onboarding options, tutorials and guides to make the early-stage customer experience more effective. It supports both formal and informal learning effectively. Docebo offers an enterprise solution for midsize to large organizations so they can cost-effectively implement a scalable LMS solution that adapts to their unique business needs. License Model/Cost.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

The realities of 2020 have accelerated their transformation at every stage of the learning systems life cycle from business case, requirements definition, RFP, contracting, deployment, content development, improvement – everything. Member Friendly License Models. An association LMS licenses their solution based on actual usage or unlimited usage – not on a concept of “named users” (a model typically found with LMS solutions in corporate or academic settings).

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

5) Effective eCommerce Pays, Bigtime. UPDATE: When the new General Data Privacy Regulation took effect in May, it proved that procrastination is as predictable as the day is long. Because LMS buyers are now including GDPR compliance in their RFP requirements, learning systems vendors can no longer ignore it. Want to expand your learning program reach to customers, channel partners or others, but can’t afford the incremental licenses?

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

16 Licensing Levels Rise. Now it’s common to see LMS licensing in the range of $5/user/month or $60/user/year. 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. Significant increase in sales effectiveness. 10 Effective eCommerce Pays, Bigtime. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You periodically activate and deactivate users to stay under the license count, trying to minimize costs. LMS vendors have vastly different licensing models. For example, how much did you spend annually on your LMS license, support, content, hosting or other services? Even if for some reason you discover that switching isn’t cost-effective for your organization, you will understand why and feel better about your current situation.

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LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

License Model/Cost. No true domain separation, but ability to create “external” user groups, designate # of seat licenses, delegate administrator/manager and set expiration dates. We review and analyze all of this information to determine a vendor’s mission, assess the platform’s strengths and weaknesses, and determine how effectively it serves extended enterprise learning needs. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

by Dinesh Valke is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Boost enrolment, engagement and effectiveness with gamification elements and consistent playback across varied content types. You’ll learn how to engage and increase the effectiveness of channel partners of all types—distributors, resellers and even customers—using modern learning solutions. You’ll gain actionable insights on: How to leverage modern learning solutions to improve channel partner effectiveness.

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. Usually, the completion of a certain number of units allows individuals to remain licensed in their profession. One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. Defining clear objectives also helps to assess the effectiveness of a course after its completion.