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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? Would this document allow a vendor to map their solution as per the organization’s true requirement? The more explicit one can be, the more assistance the vendor can offer. Sales and Marketing Department.

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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? When see the template you are going to be like “this is a lot of features and categories, no vendor will complete all of this.” This is far better than them receiving a 20 page RFP or 100 page RFP. The features contained within, not every vendor will have.

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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.

Meet the Hero of the Technical Sale: The Sales Engineer

Cloudshare

Sales engineer” (SE) is the title you’re mostly likely to see on their business cards, however those in the business go by several titles. More often than not the word “engineer” is used, as in presales engineer, sales engineer , or solutions engineer. Sales Enablement

How to Choose the Right LMS? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

If you need advice about learning technology (especially for extended enterprise needs), submit your question here. In fact, nearly 1000 vendors are on our radar! The clock runs out before they can determine which vendors are truly relevant. Helping you pick the best fit from that shortlist of vendors. Also, because the extended enterprise space is so diverse, we research a broader spectrum of technologies than other LMS analysts.

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

Talented Learning

LMS vendors, I owe you a post. 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. Learning systems buyers are always more successful when they invest time upfront qualifying vendors for their specific business situation).

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

Talented Learning

Troy is a “triple threat” learning innovator with deep expertise as a content development practitioner, solutions consultant and technology vendor. 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. But as you know, extended enterprise training providers face huge content availability challenges.

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

Talented Learning

It may be more controversial, but as a recovering LMS sales guy, I’m not easily persuaded by polished marketing pitches. Every day, I listen as customers react to LMS vendors before, during and after a contract is signed. 3) What About Extended Enterprise?

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LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS. Three years ago, this vendor was happy to gobble up even the smallest LMS customers who educated and sold themselves via a free trial. Increasingly, I’ve noticed a trend among rapidly growing SaaS LMS vendors. Extended Enterprise Ready Yes. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

Step right up to the LMS Sideshow

eLearning 24-7

Act 2 – Select only a vendor who is well known (name recognized). What it does mean, is that the vendor is strong in marketing and getting their name out to the general public. And no, he is not for sale. If you are interested in seeing the basics, then check out my LMS RFP template. If your LMS vendor does not offer it and you want it, go API. If you don’t have it as a vendor, you should. Hello, hello, hello! Come over and see the show.

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. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. LMS vendors aren’t just talking about what’s possible – they’re delivering. Organizations are making purchasing decisions based on boldly redefined expectations, and LMS are vendors rising to those expectations. 9) Good Sales Help Wanted!

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 vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. Selling LMSs is very tough in 2016 because of the plenitude and parity of vendor options. The average five-year vendor bid for all licenses and services was $725K.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Some vendors (and it is gaining steam) offer “active users” Active users – People who are taking at least one course during the month. There are a few vendors who will charge only when the end user completes a course (but this is rare). E-Commerce model – It is rare, but there are vendors who offer it. The charge – is a percentile of the sale. Some RCAT vendors have the Tin Can API as well as some LMS vendors.

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. How can you navigate the field of 700+ LMS vendors? 1 How to Succeed at Extended Enterprise Education.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

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. Despite competitive pressure to keep price points lower, we expect licensing levels to continue drifting upwards, as vendors attempt to demonstrate value-add that differentiates their offerings. 15 Business Turns Up the Volume On Extended Enterprise Learning. 1 Good Sales Help Wanted!

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. Previously, before a multitude of specialized solutions burst onto the landscape, LMS choices were limited to a handful of “one-size-fits-all” vendors. It happens at least once a week.

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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. To learning systems vendors, it suggests that you want to change the underlying software code.

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

Talented Learning

EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. 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 ).

2019 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

Once a darling of vendors who used it to show their demos, now? In fact, in 2019, I did not see one demo from a vendor on Adobe Connect. Personally a vendor can call their system whatever they want, but there are a few factoids to remember about micro-learning. Welcome.

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EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

How do you explain why these three vendors were selected, how the process for analysis was conducted, and what are the results? Why these three vendors? From the vendors themselves and even in conducting my own research into vendor comparisons. Where do you start?

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. It starts when you misunderstand a vendor’s pricing strategy.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

Sales Enablement Platforms which have a training and/or learning component – now slide into this category. Folks always ask me who is the best in gamification or extended enterprise. Because these breakouts could go longer than an Oscar speech, the majority will be the category followed by the vendor. When * is seen, this indicates that the vendor is in FindAnLMS. . Best LMS for Extended Enterprise – eLogic *. of 70% of my LMS RFP Template. .

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. Sure, you have it customized (to a degree) of what you need – skin it, add children or sub portals, use e-commerce, and blah blah, but at the end of that contract, it either goes back to the vendor (in a sense) or you renew. Yes, but it is a challenge, because there is only a handful of vendors, who will actually sell you outright their system.

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How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

The cost of inaction will be high and sales will be low! If you have the time and budget to research all these options, you can study industry publications, read analyst websites, comb through product reviews, watch hours of pre-recorded demos, attend tradeshows and speaking directly with vendors of interest. Vetting every vendor is impractical. 11) How important is finding the right vendor culture “fit”? When to issue an RFP (or not).

What is an LXP and why do I want one?

eLearning 24-7

These two vendors are EdCast and Degreed. Getting back to being unaware, I find the same issue with a few vendors in the learning system space who are really LXPs, but have no idea. Yet, I have been in polite discussions with the head of sales at one system, and the CEO of another who adamantly told me they are not an LXP. It reminded me of the vendors in the space who scream they are not an LMS, even though they hit all the standards of an LMS. .

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Its mobile responsive design is built to support employee, extended enterprise and nonprofit learning with a clean user interface and a carefully chosen set of essential options. Courses can be assigned to users or teams of users, or placed in a catalog with categories and subcategories, or placed in an external catalog for sale, or shared through direct and “deep” links. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. This model is great for employee learning programs, but it is not ideal for extended enterprise learning. Align all online and offline enterprise-wide learning initiatives to skill, upskill and reskill your employees. No volume discounts indicated, but for larger audiences, it makes sense to contact sales and attempt to negotiate. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

These are being reported out of the larger eLearningGuild population and I would claim that they are likely more accurate than survey research that goes through the vendors themselves. Several of the LMS vendors appear more than once, such as Oracle. But given the number of respondents who've rated them low on satisfaction, it would give me pause during a selection process (so that makes me worried about sales), it also would have worried me as a potential investor.

2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

eLearning 24-7

Countries showing off their latest e-learning (often under the words – distance learning , which should be booted as a term), and vendors showing their products, making their pitches and eating their food in their booth. And yes, I’ll be there to – checking out some sessions, mingling among the attendees and chatting it up with the vendors. Or maybe it is your own sales rep, because they have nothing better to do. I’m here.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Integrating with a vendor’s API can speed up the eLearning processes by automating time-consuming manual tasks like updating, deleting, or exporting lists of users. Integrating your CRM with your LMS will enable you to pursue an extended enterprise learning program. EE (Extended Enterprise). FAQs allow learners to get the information they need without having to contact the vendor directly. . RFP (Request for Proposal).

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? But do you know the right questions to ask in a video platform RFP? " Lily, Flowers, Macro " by aniasi is Public Domain.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

In years past, the same dozen or so vendors competed for all the LMS market share. Nearly every vendor earned its bread and butter by selling to employee-minded buyers in HR. We have spent the last three years meeting more than 125 vendors — learning who they are, what they do, why they are unique, and who their customers are. Every day, we see LMS vendors in action, selling their products. BEST ALL-PURPOSE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS. LMS SALES STARS.