2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

The sixth LMS in the LMSs that kick ass Friday series is Saba. Saba’s primary market is corporate learning with just more than half of all implementations installed behind-the-firewall (largest implementation 2,000,000 learners). Saba is a major player among corporate LMSs -you can say it’s a benchmark system. Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their product “ Saba Social.&#.

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The Cornerstone Effect

eLearning 24-7

Nor is it about the company itself, rather it is about the effect the system has on the entire LMS industry. Several months ago I picked up on a few items other vendors would mention about other systems. 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. What Traditional Means to a LMS vendor.

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.

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#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

It is the holiday season and for those who see me as the grinch (okay a few vendors do, but I digress) here is a special post. 20 Saba Learning Suite. With its m-learning capability including on/off synch and rather solid UI, the product continues to be an effective solution. While the pricing is outrageous and the Saba as a whole seems better suited as a HCM, their learning suite is a better alternative than those who want Cornerstone OnDemand.

Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

You can buy a big system that does all (like Blackboard, Sumtotal, Saba, Cornerstone on demand, et cetera) or you can go for a bunch of specialized tools that will beat that big solution on every specialty. Be careful of Vendor lock in.

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Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions? A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. Congrats, you are probably looking at less than 10 (based on my LMS directory which contains 475 vendors). Custom domains – rather than have yourcompany.vendorname.com, some systems are now offering custom domains so that your learners see whatever name you create.com and remove the vendor name.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Originally, many LMS specialists tried to compete head-to-head with the established giants of the talent management LMS world like Cornerstone , Saba , SumTotal , SAP/SuccessFactors , Oracle. What to include in an effective augmentation plan.

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

When we started Talented Learning nearly four years ago, our mission was to help clients find and use learning management systems that effectively support extended enterprise education. What to include in an effective augmentation plan.

Should You Use an Employee LMS for Extended Enterprise Learning in 2019?

Talented Learning

With the resulting increased executive exposure, business impact, not cost, is the key factor in vendor selection. It helps to assign vendors to several clearly defined categories. We understand why LMS vendors want to differentiate their platforms.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. 21 Vendor Expansion and Consolidation Continue at a Brisk Pace. As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time.

Opinion: The LMS Isn’t Dead … Yet

CLO Magazine

For example, read the battling viewpoints expressed on this site between Carol Leaman of Axonify and Joe Majors of Saba. But these issues aren’t really the LMS vendors’ fault. As an industry, we demanded that LMS vendors provide these ancillary services because there wasn’t an interoperable way to integrate best-of-breed systems into a learning ecosystem. The L&D industry forced LMS vendors to expand beyond their core competencies.

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Don’t Believe the Hype. Learning Management Systems Are Alive and Well

CLO Magazine

Yes, one or two of the multibillion-dollar vendors that entered the LMS market via acquisition have lost track of their product offerings over the years. Yes, some traditional vendors have evolved more slowly than others.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Saba acquired Halogen. 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. Significant increase in sales effectiveness.

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A Conversation with Steven Just

Kapp Notes

He was previously the founder and CEO of Pedagogue Solutions which he sold to Saba and he is now working on an launching new venture called Intela. So our goal in designing Intela was to create an easy to use platform that enables trainers to incorporate all of the following practices into their training processes: Spacing effect. Testing effect. Since leaving the world of academic research I have always worked on the vendor side within the corporate training market.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

What does effective customer training look like? How to make the most of vendor demos and proof-of-concept projects.

Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know

eLearning 24-7

Changes have been made from the previous report, including vendors who are now out and new ones that are now “in” . Q: What is the criteria for vendors being listed in the report? The 10% – Cool features that do not fit in any of the below sections, for example, a couple of vendors have a built-in CRM, that’s cool, another two supported Office 365 – very nice. App store – You have one.you get points — a few vendors do.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

However, those vendors who rely solely on this argument are very likely to find themselves quickly marginalized. To stay relevant, George believes training vendors should do two things: Stop talking “learning” and start talking “capacity” and “execution” like the rest of the C-suite.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

To qualify for a corporate extended enterprise learning award, systems must meet these criteria: The vendor’s website must clearly position the system as a corporate extended enterprise solution. Vendors must have participated in executive briefings and/or buying opportunities we’ve managed.

Time for Change: MOOCs and Learning Technology

CLO Magazine

Companies such as Blackboard, CBT Systems — now Skillsoft — Saba and Docent were born. The explosion of MOOCs and new tools for education will have three big effects on corporate learning. It’s inevitable that vendors that develop free, fee or accredited programs will look for opportunities there. Once we get comfortable with Udacity, Khan Academy and YouTube, it’s natural that we, and the vendors that serve us, will copy those innovative ideas.

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

Where LMS vendors are falling behind the trends. Vendors know the prices already, so they can give you a ballpark estimate of what it would cost. The vendors will always ask: ‘Tell me a little bit about yourself’, ‘Give me a use case’ and what not. One vendor, that’s it!

Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

eLearning 24-7

If you have or are looking for an LMS, perhaps someone in your company or department has mentioned that this X vendor or Y vendor either isn’t known or they have never heard of them and thus it is better to go with a well-known vendor, because they must be better – I mean look at all the folks they have. How many vendors did they consider? Maybe the vendor is going blue ocean strategy, where the goal is to build mass at a low cost. Including vendors.

Chief Learning Officer Unveils This Year's Top Companies for Workforce Development

CLO Magazine

Widely recognized as the industry’s most meaningful and comprehensive standard for effective L&D practices, the LearningElite is the only peer-reviewed benchmarking program developed in collaboration with chief learning officers and senior workforce development practitioners. The following organizations were honored at the LearningElite Gala, sponsored by Saba, getAbstract and Procter & Gamble: LearningElite Winner’s Circle. Dana Point, Calif.,

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With New Application and MediaCore Acquisition Workday Extends Cloud Offerings to Learning

Training Industry

Historically, Workday has worked with Cornerstone OnDemand and Saba to help its customers find learning solutions. But Workday believes it makes sense for a company to have all its cloud enterprise applications come from one vendor, though Vice Chairman Mike Stankey does say it’s impossible to be everything for everyone and says, “We’ll pick those industries where we think we can build almost everything,” including human resources and financials.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Interest in the mobile web app approach remains strong with many organizations especially from those wading into the mobile learning pool for the first time (from both the customer and vendor perspective). And learning vendors (e.g.,

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Interestingly, it's Xyleme - an LCMS vendor that is sponsoring the site. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark. I'm hoping that others will join the effort.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Indeed, many traditional eLearning vendors ventured into the market though not in the volume or with the fanfare we had postulated twelve months ago. Others vendors will quickly follow/respond. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

Wake UP CLO’s – Change Now

eLearning 24-7

Traditional learning is still very effective. Live and Die by the Big Dogs – Cornerstone, SumTotal, Saba and SuccessFactors. Video – A couple of vendors are adding video editing capability.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Cost Per Learner: Saba Centra Live was the highest followed by Adobe Acrobat Connect GoToMeeting comes in at the low end Do you believe you got a good ROI? So if you want to be included in the data just add yourself as a vendor.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Straight Talk: Communication and Connection Skills to Increase Influence (Free for ATD members) Learn effective communication techniques to improve your communication skills, and learn to connect effectively to leverage those communication skills.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

While authors could always share resources within Publisher, they now can communicate more effectively and share their expertise through social technologies such as developer blogs; a presence monitor that indicates not only who’s online, but what they’re working on; chat functionality, an authoring dashboard and individual project dashboards, and deep audit and report capabilities. It’s Friday yay! That means it’s time to feature another LMS that kicks ass!

2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

Vendors can’t buy their way onto these lists. In fact, there is no cost to participate and no way vendors can influence the outcome directly. We won’t even confirm if we’re considering a vendor for recognition. Travis Hudelson – Saba.

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