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? I firmly believe that the answer is “NO” While creating a LMS RFP, one needs to provide a precise and accurate description of organization needs. Here are 10 guidelines to draft an effective LMS RFP.

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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). . Security measures are very important with online proctoring. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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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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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. What about security? These days, for obvious reasons, digital content must be secure. Although xAPI is highly secure, additional tools ( learning record stores ) are required for communication between systems in the network. When to issue an RFP (or not). WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

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. Hosting requirements for a secure cloud hosting environment.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

With 4 million active users, this LMS is mature, proven, secure and continuingly evolving to address market requirements. Cloud SaaS in SOC Type 2 Highly Secure Environment. With more than 20 years of LMS buying and selling experience, our CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh , is an expert at defining business cases, identifying requirements, shortlisting vendors, developing and managing RFP processes, scripting vendor demonstrations and negotiating the best deal on a learning solution.

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New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

If recruiting younger members is a key strategic goal for your association, you may want to restructure or repackage your education offering for millennials to outline how your programs and credentials can help them to secure employment. This post on eLearning Industry outlines “ How To Create An Effective Online Training Strategy “ Though written for a corporate audience, the tips are useful for associations also.

When your LMS BFF is no longer

eLearning 24-7

If you are a vendor you are likely to see it too often and it appears when the “potential customer” sends you a RFP without ever talking to you prior to. . Or they send the RFP after a discussion, but before seeing the product. Nowadays it is easy to just send off that RFP without doing any due diligence. We all do it, I mean that is a huge initial step in designing effective training. I’ve been there.

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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. One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. RFP (Request for Proposal).