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). . EXTRA! EXTRA!

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LMS Planning: Is Your Learning Ecosystem Future-Proof?

Talented Learning

Time flies when you’re moving through change. At least that’s what it feels like in my world as a learning systems analyst and consultant.

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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. The “Extended Enterprise” Worldview. What exactly do we mean by the term “extended enterprise” ? EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies.

5 Must-Have LMS Features To Ensure Return On Investment

Docebo

Here’s a breakdown of the top 5 LMS features you should invest in to maximize ROI and smash your enterprise learning goals. customers or partners in extended enterprise scenarios) by assigning customized elements for each subdomain, including custom branding, from a central location. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for – your learning technology solution is no different. .

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The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues. See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP).

The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues. See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP).

The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues. See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP).

The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part I

ATD Learning Technologies

If I offer to assist with analysis, and the prospect has not already chosen a solution, they may suspect bias—and I risk disqualifying my product from the RFP. The Enterprise Is Not as “Closed Off” as It Used to Be. In many ways, the enterprise business model hasn’t changed much over the last 25 years. ” He was speaking of controlling a large enterprise network with a small amount of programming. Think: check the RFP box.)

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Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

As requirements for these solutions grew more sophisticated and clients increasingly served outward-facing audiences, I started specializing in how to make training available across extended enterprise environments. Well, you’re definitely in the right place to talk about extended enterprise learning, because that’s our world here at Talented Learning. But as you know, extended enterprise training providers face huge content availability challenges.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

The market clearly needs vendors who specialize in helping organizations efficiently move from one stage to the next – or through the entire migration cycle. • Offer a Path to Extended Enterprise Learning. As of today, they’re also in the extended enterprise learning business. Or would it make more sense to invest in a second LMS designed specifically for extended enterprise training? When to issue an RFP (or not). Throw out your learning technology playbook.

Step right up to the LMS Sideshow

eLearning 24-7

If you are interested in seeing the basics, then check out my LMS RFP template. Anyway, the better systems have either all those features within my LMS RFP template or nearly all – with print out sheets, define capacity, auto perform conflict checking as the most common ones, vendors may not have in their system. . E-Learning 24/7 Tagged: learning management system , LMS , LMS RFP , selecting a LMS. 2014 learning management system LMS LMS RFP selecting a LMS

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018. Although we don’t pretend to forecast the future, we do share first-hand observations about factors that influence extended enterprise learning systems. 3 For LMS Vendors: Why It Pays to Wake Up to Extended Enterprise Learning. In this case, we shine a light on business opportunities in the extended enterprise market. #2

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? And why is open source gaining momentum as a foundation for extended enterprise learning ?

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Cornerstone-Saba Acquisition: What Does it Mean for LMS Customers?

Talented Learning

3) What About Extended Enterprise? Do you see any mention of extended enterprise needs in the acquisition announcement? And without even a nod to extended enterprise market expansion, Cornerstone still doesn’t get it. 4) What About Extended Enterprise (Part II)?

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LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS. And because it is designed with the needs of modern learners at its core, Docebo is valuable for multiple business use cases — including employee, extended enterprise and commercial training. Extended Enterprise Ready Yes. “Enterprise” plan cost: For more than 300 users, you need to discuss your needs with a Docebo sales rep.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. Their solutions work and they’re making a measurable difference in every kind of extended enterprise scenario you can imagine. As I expected, a flurry of last-minute compliance activity sidetracked all sorts of extended enterprise training programs. In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.”

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

but after four years of nonstop blogging, webinars, research and reviews, we have attracted a following of tens of thousands of extended enterprise learning fans and practitioners from around the globe. When we started Talented Learning, there was no independent source of extended enterprise learning technology research, but we knew from experience that the need was real. 1 How to Succeed at Extended Enterprise Education. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

The vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. 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. Association Learning Buying LMS Channel Learning eCommerce Extended Enterprise LMS Business Case LMS Demos LMS Requirements Selling LMS eLearning Extended Enterprise LMS LMS

Wait. What? I can buy an LMS with a credit card?

Janet Clarey

specific vertical markets like healthcare, unique needs like extended enterprise learning, and specialized delivery methods like mobile). Evaluate the system against your use case(s) not just an RFP response or demo. Yes, Intellum can crank out an RFP response if that’s what you require (and you’ll find a wealth of info in that link). Uncategorized Intellum LMS RFPThis is a cross post. Original at Bersin & Associates.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

15 Business Turns Up the Volume On Extended Enterprise Learning. We’ve analyzed results from LMS vendors who publish outcomes of their customers’ extended enterprise learning initiatives. Across the learning community, we see stronger interest in extended enterprise solutions. AR revenues are expected to surpass VR this year , thanks in part to a surge in enterprise applications. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

Paradiso wins Government LMS tender of EESL for supplying eLearning solutions

PSB

As per EESL’s LMS RFP , Paradiso submitted its bid on the requirements as per the RFP and constituted sufficient grounds for winning the award.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal.

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In Challenging Times: Make Lemonade in eLearning

Litmos

Again, these should be work-product focused, but it could be a joint response to an RFP, or a presentation, or a spreadsheet representing a business model.

Five Ways to Buy an LMS You Will Hate!

Talented Learning

Download one of many free LMS RFP templates, and you can quickly have 1000 “must have” requirements that you will never use – and 3 “nice to have” future requirements. Buyers quickly get to the point where they must send the RFP or potentially run out of time for selection and implementation in the budget year. So they send the RFP to too few or too many.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal.

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Level up your learning strategy with us at LSDX

Rustici Software

In this virtual session, we will cover how to centralize your courses by showing you tools available in our enterprise product Content Controller. Their talk will help you make an informed choice for your content format, next RFP, or product evaluation.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

Well, we fit into the extended enterprise learning space by focusing on the customer education segment. Right… Azuqua goes even further, with an enterprise-grade platform or iPaaS ( integration platform as a service ). They needed to streamline their RFP response process. WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page.

Larger LMS Audience Means Lower Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

My guess is that Learning Management Systems that target enterprise solutions and larger audiences will come out lower in LMS Satisfaction surveys. Other posts around Learning Management Systems: LMS Selection Presentation LMS Team Size and Time LMS RFP LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated LMS Selection Team and Stakeholders LMS Selection Process Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas

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Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Previously, we explored extended enterprise learning tech trends , and talked about how organizations can choose the best learning system for their needs. However, it’s not the instant slam-dunk that some vendors may want you to believe – especially for extended enterprise learning. Many of these solutions specialize in some form of extended enterprise learning. Extended enterprise learning systems offer varying degrees of “configuration.”

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

Talented Learning

In fact, we just completed two concurrent full-scale LMS selection projects — one for a corporate extended enterprise client and another for an international professional association. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. 1) Rather than customizing your RFP response , just reuse a boilerplate proposal. 5) Don’t illustrate a deep understanding of the business need in your RFP or product demonstration.

Benay: “Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

They’ll insist that they are under the same rigid procurement or Request For Proposal (RFP) process as any small/medium IT company in Canada. Unfortunately when it comes to proposals and RFP’s, most small Canadian IT companies like mine might have one or two people responding to RFP’s. Sigh… “This may indicate that not enough innovation is being developed in Canada, and is not sufficiently diversified across Canadian Small and Medium Enterprises.”

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“Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

They’ll insist that they are under the same rigid procurement or Request For Proposal (RFP) process as any small/medium IT company in Canada. Unfortunately when it comes to proposals and RFP’s, most small Canadian IT companies like mine might have one or two people responding to RFP’s. Sigh… “This may indicate that not enough innovation is being developed in Canada, and is not sufficiently diversified across Canadian Small and Medium Enterprises.”

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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). crown corporation or government versus private enterprise), you might post your RFI to a Bid Platform or send it to system providers which you pre-selected, inviting them for their response.

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2019 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

Bridge isn’t the only system lately, to push the sales enablement narrative as part of their pitch, but, for a platform who overwhelmingly pushed a heavy focus on employee development, jumping over to try to grab SEP audience or extended enterprise is a bit odd. . Welcome.

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Meet the Hero of the Technical Sale: The Sales Engineer

Cloudshare

Presales is the most important enterprise department you’ve never heard of,” writes Vivun founder Matt Darrow, who’s recently launched the first platform specifically to serve the needs of presales professionals. Ability to contribute to the RFP process.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

When you have decided on your requirements, then generally the process goes something like this; first an RFP is developed and then a scan of available LMS in the market is done. Once completed the RFP is sent to those that the organization believes will meet their needs. It can take between three to six months to implement a new cloud LMS , and between six to nine months to implement an on-premise LMS for a large corporation or extended enterprise.

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Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

Folks always ask me who is the best in gamification or extended enterprise. Go with the “Enterprise edition”, which yeah, I agree is not a term that is used or should be used in the education market, this is the edition that the win is tied too. Best LMS for Extended Enterprise – eLogic *. of 70% of my LMS RFP Template. . Enterprise.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

It is quite popular with EdCast’s large enterprise customers. For those Large Enterprise customers who want to the EdCast Analytics through Domo (it appears within the EdCast platform), here are two screens, one of many I should add. Where do you start?

LMS Q and A

eLearning 24-7

Everything from which one should I pick, to what do I think of X or Y to whether or not, they should have use a RFP. When should I use a RFP? I’m in a camp of folks, who believe that the RFP is an unecessary document, that has outlived its usefulness. . A RFP is a time waster – for you and the vendors. Extended Enterprise (if you go this route – cost for initial child or additional children).

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