How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow. When every organization or product you are considering follows the same guidelines, answers the same questions and provides the same materials, it is easier for you to compare them and determine which best suits your eLearning program goals.

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Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

I recently completed an extensive LMS Feasibility Study, a project I wrote about in my previous article “ LMS implementation without frustration ” and that I discussed in my eLearning Case Study. Lessons for the RFP process. There were a lot of lessons that will help to develop a more detailed RFP (Request for Proposal). Involve all Subject Matter Experts prior to the RFP to ensure all their needs have been captured appropriately.

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The 8-Step Guide To Successful LMS Vendor Selection

Dan Keckan

LMS consulting can help you find the right system for your budget and online training needs. This article features a step-by-step look at how to choose the best LMS vendor for your online training program. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection

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). Costs for consultants hired to support the project. Cost due to impact on training programs. Re-work of existing training programs. Cost of development of new programs not previously offered. Consulting (additional cost for consulting and implementation – may be included in licensing fee).

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eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation. eLearning trends. In blended learning , asynchronous and synchronous learning elements are being combined as part of one training program. For example, part of the training program is an in-person seminar or event.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle, from the basic requirements to the pros and cons of various options. The system that provides this infrastructure is generically called a Learning Management System (LMS) and is a software program or web application that you will either develop or purchase. This inaccuracy or vagueness must be avoided in your RFP if you want good competitive bids.

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. Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. But if you need direct guidance at any point, feel free to contact me to request a preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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. This includes programs that serve external audiences. What kind of results have these programs achieved? When to issue an RFP (or not). Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience. Throw out your learning technology playbook.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

This has opened the door for small and medium-sized buyers to invest learning platforms to support education programs for employees, channel partners, customers and other external audiences. As more organizations enjoy measurable business impact from these programs, demand should accelerate. #14 You can add consulting as a premium upsell or provide a digital badge or certification as an enticement to purchase more than one course. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

Top 10 eLearning Bloggers For 2015 [Infographic]

TalentLMS

A good blog can be a window to a whole industry, and the eLearning industry is no exception. This is where we come in, to hand you our definitive list of the top 10 eLearning bloggers for 2015. If you are a frequent reader of elearning blogs, just like we are, then you have definitely visited one or more of the following blogs and probably follow them on Twitter as well! Who are the most influential eLearning bloggers to follow in 2015?

Free Webinar: Select Your Ideal Learning Management System

Adobe Captivate

The session will be hosted by eLearning Industry and sponsored by Adobe. Even worse, you may find yourself stuck with a platform that lacks the key functionalities you do need in order to engage learners and manage your learning and development program. You don’t need a fancy LMS consultant or an expensive report to find your learning technology platform. The post Free Webinar: Select Your Ideal Learning Management System appeared first on eLearning.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation. In order to help organizations create “meaningful, truly impactful eLearning experiences”, eLearning Industry asked us to contribute our tips to help ensure a successful implementation from day one.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Of the 15 episodes we produced this year, these three sessions attracted the most listeners: #3 Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – with Donald H. But successful programs depend on effective pricing and packaging. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

. In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors. The first buyer is a cloud software company developing a channel partner certification program. After receiving the vendor RFP responses and confirming we were only evaluating highly qualified partner options, we invited the four vendors in each opportunity onsite to present their company and solution. Free Consult?

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

Digital innovation is making it easier than ever to support commercial training strategies, so companies of every size and industry segment are discovering how learning programs can fuel growth and profitability. What’s the fastest path between you and an LMS that will elevate your learning programs? As an LMS analyst and consultant, I hear that question all the time. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

It can manage elearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce. Docebo LMS is designed to support straightforward learning and elearning scenarios — easily. Customers achieve operational efficiency while dramatically reducing TCO and rapidly implementing an easy-to-use elearning solution. Ability to create an elearning, classroom or webinar course, or wrap them up into learning paths.

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. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

As I expected, a flurry of last-minute compliance activity sidetracked all sorts of extended enterprise training programs. 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? Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

This model is great for employee learning programs, but it is not ideal for extended enterprise learning. 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. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Create Mobile-Ready E-Learning in Minutes with Adobe Captivate (Free for ATD members) Join this webcast for a practical demonstration in using Adobe Captivate to create fantastic mobile-ready e-learning programs. Never before has there been so much interest in demonstrating the impact and return on investment in training programs as there is today. During this webinar you’ll learn how to: Demonstrate the real impact of your program.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. We participate in LMS demonstrations , study RFP responses and interview customer references. These “all purpose” LMS platforms are used to deliver, support and measure online and classroom training programs for any combination of employees, channel partners, dealers, franchisees, customers, business prospects and others.