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

Talented Learning

It’s impossible to gauge training effectiveness and business impact. All-in-one vendors offer broader suites – including things like talent management and performance management. Which approach will deliver the biggest net positive effect? No doubt about it.

7 Habits of Highly Effective LXPs

HT2 Labs

As the industry is adapting to a new breed of learning tools, including Chatbots, Virtual Reality and Learning Experience Platforms (LXP), a lot of focus is still on the functionality that these new tools bring, such as in a recent LXP RFP I’ve seen. With the benefits of a standardized data set, xAPI allows impact to be tracked and observed through easy access to the data, for example, through combining learning data with sales and performance data from other systems.

Trends in Learning Solutions Procurement

dVinci Interactive

Some of our most recent experiences include responding to the following: A Request for Proposal (RFP) to address the need to develop an eLearning course. An RFP to develop eLearning content in which two companies are qualified in budget ranges based on three levels of complexity. An RFP to convert Flash-based courses into learning experiences that work across mobile devices. Download JPL’s RFP Template. eLearning Learning Solutions Partnerships RFP template

Considerations for a Request for Proposal

Training Industry

As noted in last month’s blog, this edition will focus on the key ingredients for developing a request for proposal (RFP). First, when do you utilize a RFP or a request for information (RFI)? A RFP is exactly that, a formal proposal submission by a seller(s) to a buyer which includes the cost considerations, as well as the commercial terms of the offer. The lynchpin of any RFP is a well-defined scope of work (SOW).

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

Talented Learning

Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. I won and lost my fair share but was unaware of my level of effectiveness in relation to my sales peers. Why Sales Performance Should Be a Priority. LMS vendors, I owe you a post.

Awesome Students

Kapp Notes

The RFP requested a two part program, a one-day interactive instructor led virtual symposium and a post-event reinforcement and performance support curriculum delivered via mobile devices.

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

Association eLearning

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. So here are some facts to take to the boss: A 2014 MIT study proved that eLearning is just as effective as traditional learning.

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

Through practical, front-line experience, we’ve identified the information and steps that are most effective in defining requirements and formulating a short list of highly qualified vendors for any type of learning management scenario.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

The system will perform all of the management, tracking, reporting, and administrative functionality. So, if you have training needs that you feel are fairly standard such as basic IT skills, accounting skills, sexual harassment prevention training, safety training, or office productivity training, you should perform a search to find out what is already available for purchase. This inaccuracy or vagueness must be avoided in your RFP if you want good competitive bids.

What Branding Can Do for Gamification

Training Industry

Recently a gamification RFP landed on my desk that started me thinking, “How can branding, applied to a ‘gamified’ solution, help enhance emotional engagement with learners?” Translation: Make it fun, make it memorable, and make it effective for this audience.

You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

You’ve probably spent the past 3-12 months developing LMS requirements, researching potential vendors, reading RFP responses , watching demos and testing features in a sandbox. You’ll learn: What an effective LMS selection process looks like.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

This webcast will share a proven four-step process to turn disengaged workers into a unified high-performing team, resulting in increased patient satisfaction, employee productivity, and retention, profits and government reimbursements. " Very early. "

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

To sample our webinars, try three of this year’s most popular sessions: #3 Franchise Performance and the Modern LMS. 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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Challenge to Learn

For example ‘After I brush my teeth I will floss’ The existing habit becomes an anchor that will trigger you to perform the new habit. It covers a RFP process. People will have to do things different in order to be more effective.

Getting Past the Gatekeeper

Your Training Edge

Let’s discover some strategies for getting past the gatekeeper effectively, without creating a conflict. That person may be a committee member, a team member, or a person on a project who is assigned to RFP’s and demonstrations. A final strategy is also a very effective one with permanent gatekeepers. offers 25+ years of training and talent management for executives, business owners, and top performing sales executives in taking the leap from the ordinary to extraordinary.

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Vote for Your Strategic Training Supplier

Training Industry

Just as the presidential candidates seek voters and endorsements from their constituents, a selection of key strategic partner(s) depends upon “votes” from various effected departments. The selection of a key outsourced partner depends upon the “votes” for a single or selected few providers to perform the requested project requirements. This is done through pre-established selection criteria (RFP score carding) important to the organization.

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. Clarity is essential because, without understanding, no one can compare LMS options effectively.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Using Gamification, Threaded Microlearning, and Measurement to Get from Learning to Performance! You’ll learn specifically how gamification can be performance-focused on real-world KPIs—above and beyond learning.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Consistently, they indicate these results: Dramatic improvement in channel performance. Significant increase in sales effectiveness. Developing group conflict resolution capabilities to elevate team performance. 10 Effective eCommerce Pays, Bigtime.

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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. Assessments often take the form of a test included at the end of a course to evaluate learner performance. RFP (Request for Proposal).

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Since it is part of the much broader Adobe suite of learning and digital business applications, there are certainly performance and integration advantages from tying together authoring, LMS, virtual delivery tools and much more in a holistic solution. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

Intensive and Extensive Processing: Making Formal Stickier

Clark Quinn

We need reactivation, as massed practice isn’t as effective as spaced practice. Reflection is an important form of processing after action, and one of the technology-mediated benefits is being able to capture individual performance and debrief it. responding to an RFP) that has enough deliberate ambiguity to generate productive discussion is great.

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Defining clear objectives also helps to assess the effectiveness of a course after its completion. RFP (request for proposal ): Document prepared by organizations to help assess LMS vendors during a selection process. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.

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Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.