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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The Benefits of a Request for Proposal (RFP)

dVinci Interactive

So, now is the time to find a partner to assist with consulting and planning, content development or eLearning technology implementation. Selecting an eLearning partner begins with defining your needs and assessing the strengths of your internal team. Once you have a general idea of your needs, budget, and timeline, you should develop an eLearning Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP is your tool for qualifying and eventually selecting an eLearning partner.

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I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

The Learning Guild (formerly the eLearning Guild) has published several research reports on LMSs. Start with Getting Started in eLearning: Learning Management Systems , then read Evaluating and Selecting a Learning Management System. appeared first on Experiencing eLearning.

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8 Tips To Define The Scope Of Your Corporate eLearning Project Before An LMS Consult

Dan Keckan

To answer these questions, you need to conduct an in-depth corporate eLearning project analysis. In this article, I share 8 tips to determine the scope of your corporate eLearning project so that you can get the full benefit from an LMS consult. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS SelectionWhich features should you look for in your next LMS?

7 Tips To Estimate The Ideal Number Of Users To Get A More Accurate LMS Consulting

Dan Keckan

Before you enlist the aid of a trained LMS consultant, you need to know how many users you must accommodate. This article features 7 top tips to estimate the ideal number of users and get a more accurate LMS consulting. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS Vendors

5 Ways To Vet LMS Vendors After Employing Free LMS Consulting Services

Dan Keckan

Free consultation is a beautiful thing, because it saves you money and gives you a game plan. In this article, I discuss 5 ways to vet LMS vendors after employing free LMS consulting services. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS VendorsNow that you have a list of recommendations, how do you find the right people to work with?

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 post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS SelectionThis article features a step-by-step look at how to choose the best LMS vendor for your online training program.

RFPs SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers

Web Courseworks

Individuals with careers in eLearning often started out as educational technologists or programmers, writers or creative educators. The new book is succinct, well organized, and full of useful tips if you are tasked with either creating or responding to an RFP. If your job is to write the RFP, hopefully you can avoid the ten dumbest RFP questions. The importance of assembling a team to respond to the RFP.

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

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. Even if you haven’t relied on a consultant for LMS selection , it’s critical to put an independent advisor on your side now. 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.

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. These skills are primarily related to project management, the most important of which is the knowledge and skill necessary to prepare a good request for proposal (RFP). This inaccuracy or vagueness must be avoided in your RFP if you want good competitive bids.

I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

Five Tips and an RFP Template : Choosing the Right LMS is another article from Learning Solutions Magazine with tips for selecting the right LMS. Even if you don’t plan to do a formal RFP, this template can help you think about questions you should be asking. The eLearning Guild has published several research reports on LMSs in the last few years. The LMS RFP Template from E-Learning 24/7 is another option with a small list of features you might consider.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. He is also an LMS selection consultant and eLearning industry blogger focused on helping organizations plan and implement technology strategies that support extended enterprise learning. This interview will take a closer look at John’s background in eLearning management and success.

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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. Making the eLearning a fun event through gamification can substantially impact your learners’ engagement. Online Course Platform versus eLearning Platform.

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. He is also an LMS selection consultant and eLearning industry blogger focused on helping organizations plan and implement technology strategies that support extended enterprise learning. This interview will take a closer look at John’s background in eLearning management and success.

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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). Costs for consultants hired to support the project. Consulting (additional cost for consulting and implementation – may be included in licensing fee). eLearning Industry published an article identifying six steps for calculating the Learning Management System ROI : Calculate time-savings versus traditional training.

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Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

"So how do you evaluate the success of eLearning that you create?" " As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. Look at training as a business driver rather than a staff benefit, and L&D as a consultant who truly wants to help you improve your department’s performance. eLearning

LMS implementation without frustration

Petra Mayer

Provide specific recommendations for the RFP process. As this was an RFI process, this exercise will need to be repeated during the RFP stage. System Implementation Consultants. On the other end of the spectrum, you may receive a response to your RFI or RFP (Request for Proposal) from a consultancy, who specializes in the implementation of a system such as SAP. Be sure to get a good understanding of this during the RFP phase to avoid unpleasant surprises.

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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. But if you need direct guidance at any point, feel free to contact me to request a preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. The top question we hear as LMS selection consultants: “Should we use our employee LMS for external learning programs?”

Moodle Services Provider – How would you Choose the Right One?

Paradiso

Moodle, one of the leading open source platforms used worldwide by numerous schools, colleges, universities, government organizations, charities and corporates alike, is an eLearning platform that has endless possibilities. You can bend it to match the exact needs of your learners and it is this flexible nature of Moodle that makes it such highly sought elearning platform. Draft a good RFP (Request for Proposal). Next, download an RFP template!

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. For example, at Talented Learning, we have over 30 active discussion “channels” that reflect our work priorities – everything from industry news to blog content development workflow to consulting project information. When to issue an RFP (or not).

Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

eLearning 24-7

Actually, I do blame: Vendors who still post RFP templates on their site – which by the way tend to be geared towards themselves. Organizations who recommend the value of RFPs and either have a link to an RFP template or how to do a RFP. Some Linkedin groups who retort to folks asking about RFPs, that they should do a RFP – stop telling them that! RFP reality – And no, Jeff Probst is not your host. During the past 14.5

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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?

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

You can add consulting as a premium upsell or provide a digital badge or certification as an enticement to purchase more than one course. Typically, learning professionals use Articulate Storyline or another third-party tool to author self-paced, asynchronous elearning courses. Choosing Your Next LMS: How to Kickstart the Process with an Independent Consultant. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

Free Webinar: Select Your Ideal Learning Management System

Adobe Captivate

The session will be hosted by eLearning Industry and sponsored by Adobe. You don’t need a fancy LMS consultant or an expensive report to find your learning technology platform. Assemble a Request for Proposal (RFP) that you can provide to prospective vendors in order to create a functional comparison. The post Free Webinar: Select Your Ideal Learning Management System appeared first on eLearning.

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. As consultants, we’ve seen far too many situations where buyers neglected this step, with disastrous results.

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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.

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. 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?

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.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

As an LMS analyst and consultant, I hear that question all the time. Learn more in our webinar replay: Choosing Your Next LMS: How to Kickstart the Process with an Independent Consultant. Before making your next move, why not tap into the knowledge and experience of a successful independent learning technology consultant? When and how to use an RFP (or not). Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

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

Because LMS buyers are now including GDPR compliance in their RFP requirements, learning systems vendors can no longer ignore it. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience. In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.” ” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

At this stage, it’s appropriate to consider recommendations from industry blogs, research reports, professional colleagues and consultants. Choosing Your Next LMS: How to Kickstart the Process with an Independent Consultant. Before making your next move, why not tap into the knowledge and experience of a successful independent learning technology consultant? When and how to use an RFP (or not). It happens at least once a week.

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LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented 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. Fill out the form below to contact us for a free preliminary consultation. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented 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. Fill out the form below to contact us for a free preliminary consultation. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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How long does it take to select an LMS?

Tony Karrer

I may even be the person he's talking about in his post as the other consultant, but I'm not quite sure. Some other posts around LMS: LMS RFP LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated LMS Selection Team and Stakeholders LMS Selection Process LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas Tracking Without an LMS LMS Dissatisfaction on the Rise Do You WANT an LMS? I saw a post by Bryan Chapman discussing how long it takes to select an LMS.

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The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution

LearnUpon

And while there is no doubt that cloud hosted (SaaS) learning management systems are by far the most popular option for companies looking to deliver eLearning to their employees, customers, partners and resellers, from time to time we still see organizations choose a customizable solution over a cloud-based one. It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

Barriers Importance of Features Some notes on Barriers and Feature Importance: Good news for me - problem with 3rd party consultant scores low as a barrier. :) A lot of the other factors are pretty significant barriers, e.g., cost, customization, flexibility. WBT Manager Integrity eLearning 1 6.90 Update, Nov.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9AM – 11AM PT: The Top 10 Questions to Ask in a 'Corporate YouTube' RFP As video becomes more integral to how businesses train, communicate, and share expertise and information, now is the right time to consider how your organization manages its video. So what are the right questions to ask in a video platform RFP? Monday, April 24, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Performance Consulting: What Is It and Why Do It?

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. Blue Sky eLearn. In our role as analysts and LMS buyer consultants, we meet tons of LMS sales people from around the world and we see how they sell up close. Jocelyn Fielding , Blue Sky eLearn.