Boost Your ROI with a Better eLearning RFP

dVinci Interactive

A carefully thought out Request for Proposal (RFP) addresses each question specifically, and provides the information your learning partner needs to deliver the results you want. Partner – A well-crafted RFP helps you evaluate potential partners and find the one that’s best for you… the one with the right combination of expertise, technology, management and creative skills. A good RFP also allows potential partners to showcase their strengths. Using an RFP template.

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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? 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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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. A typical software system RFP has multiple sections; once you complete one you like, you can use it as a template for other requests and programs. Some buyers will actually use the RFP sections to “score” vendor written responses or demo presentations.

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Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

But preparing RFP responses can be brutal – especially if you blow it with unforced errors. I know, because I’ve been on both sides of the evaluation table. What’s Wrong With This RFP Response? You rally your team and spend many hours developing an RFP response. You’re unceremoniously bumped from the evaluation process. So why are you losing at the RFP stage? But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think.

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LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. RFPs help buyers get organized, formalize requirements, evaluate vendors logically, create a historical record and show vendors you are serious. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps. What is an LMS RFP?

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CAC, RFP and Bigfoot

Kapp Notes

Twice a year we have our 3-day Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) meeting where we bring together the students and professionals in the field (mostly alumni) who then evaluate the students’ ability and eventually hire the students. As part of the RFP process, we got to travel to a real nuclear powerplant and learn about how they train employees. I have had the privileged of teaching a great number of really talented and smart students, this semester has been no exception.

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Tips for Developing an LMS RFP

Association eLearning

So, you’re ready to take the initial plunge into eLearning, and you’re thinking of issuing a request for proposal (RFP). Distributing an RFP is a wonderful way to “set the stage” for your ideal learning management system (LMS). An RFP is especially beneficial if you have a lot of requirements, because it gives you a simple way to evaluate and compare numerous LMS systems. When the going gets tough, it may be tempting to copy another organization’s RFP requirements.

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The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP)

Absorb LMS

They copied most of these features into a RFP and sent it to vendors. If the organization that issued the RFP gets ten similar responses from other providers, they’ll need to wade through about 1500 pages of material… just to create a short list of systems to evaluate further. Best of all, removing this type of commonly-asked question does away with information that provides zero value to your technology evaluation exercise.

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How to write a great RFP for your eLearning Platform search

Academy of Mine

One buying tool we recommend when shopping around for a new eLearning platform is the Request for Proposal (RFP), which can be utilized to streamline and simplify the purchase process. By using an RFP you can: Organize and prioritize your business needs and desired solutions. . Take the “personal” (and emotional) element out of shopping and turn it instead into a fact-driven, analytical process that helps you evaluate platform criteria on an apples-to-apples basis.

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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. Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model has long been the holy grail of training effectiveness measurement to businesses. The key message from his talk was to Stop Evaluating Training the way we currently tend to.

LMS RFP

Tony Karrer

Continuing on from my earlier posts: LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated LMS Selection Team and Stakeholders LMS Selection Process From several comments and from looking at my list of issues, I realize that writing a good LMS RFP is challenging and it's easy to make lots of mistakes. LMS RFP Resources John Theis wrote a dissertation on the contents of 25 RFPs submitted to an LMS vendor. This paper present ssome important criteria to evaluate and consider when purchasing a LMS.

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How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post : an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step. Only after a thorough requirements analysis process will you have the information you need to create a really good LMS RFP. Narrow down the field before sending out an RFP. Never send an RFP to 12 vendors or even 8 vendors.

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I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

Five Steps to Evaluate and Select an LMS: Proven Practices is the first in a series of five articles on how to select and implement an LMS. Start with Getting Started in eLearning: Learning Management Systems , then read Evaluating and Selecting a Learning Management System.

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Ready to make the switch to an LMS? Here’s a ready-to-use RFP

Learning Pool

With the choices on offer, how can you evaluate what’s out there and find the right LMS for you? . Reaching out to suppliers with a Request For Proposal (RFP) can help ensure you get the right information to make an informed decision about which LMS suits your organization’s needs. Use the RFP as a guide. So, what would one include in an RFP? Download the LMS RFP here ]. Here’s a ready-to-use RFP appeared first on Learning Pool.

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Working With E-Learning Vendors: Evaluating Responses to Your RFP

E-learning Uncovered

In my last post , I gave some tips on what to include in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The best time to think about how you want to evaluate vendors is when you are creating the RFP, so you don’t forget to ask the vendors for something you need. Depending on what you asked for, the review process may consist of reading proposals, reviewing demos, listening to presentations, calling references, or even evaluating prototypes created just for you.

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How To Evaluate An LMS – Use Case Scenarios

Upside Learning

In both cases – for the current purchase exercise and for the long term satisfaction (or the lack of it) depends not only on the LMS you purchase, but also on HOW you went about evaluating WHICH LMS to purchase. So how does one go about evaluating an LMS? Even though you had a detailed RFP, the chances that the vendor skipped a few things are high as there are almost invariably time constraints in demos.

How to Write a Winning RFP to Hire the Best E-learning Vendor

CommLab India

Before you begin formulating the e-learning vendor selection criteria for your organization, work on the all-important step of writing a request for proposal (RFP). An RFP helps you list your requirements clearly so that you elicit responses from the right e-learning solution providers who match your needs, expectations, and budget. Read on to know more about how to write an RFP that will help you partner with the best e-learning vendor. If yes, specify that in the RFP.

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What should be in your next Certification RFP

Training Industry

What topics should be included in a Request for a Proposal (RFP) for certification program development? Certification Program RFP Topics: . Do you have topics to include that make an added impact? Do you have topics that help you in your decision making criteria? Here’s a list for your consideration, what would you add or delete?

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7 Techniques To Evaluate VILT Proposals And Make The Best Buying Decision

Dan Keckan

The RFP responses are rolling in. Let’s review 7 techniques to evaluate proposals and get max value for money. How do you know which VILT solution will live up to your expectations? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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

Dan Keckan

Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS SelectionWhich features should you look for in your next LMS? How much should you allocate for upfront costs and ongoing maintenance? 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.

The 8-Step Guide To Successful LMS Vendor Selection

Dan Keckan

Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS SelectionLMS 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.

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

Talented Learning

For five years, we’ve been evaluating these solutions one-by-one. That’s why we communicate requirements in a structured request for proposal (RFP). If qualified vendors want to be considered, they must reply to the RFP in full. Typically, it takes 90-120 days to define requirements and use cases, develop an RFP and gather responses, organize product presentations with finalists, select a solution and negotiate a contract.

How do I get the most out of an RFP?

eLearning Blender

Writing an RFP - What a Conundrum! All the articles say that a crucial part of the LMS selection process is writing a quality RFP, but nobody goes on to tell you how. In my own interest, I am going to attempt to answer the question of how to write a quality RFP. Oh yeah, it took me a while to figure it out and you may be wondering the same thing; RFP means "request for proposal." What is an RFP?: Why write an RFP?: How to write an RFP?:

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LMS Software Selection Process: 7 Notable Benefits Of Using LMS Consulting Services

Dan Keckan

Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS SelectionAre you thinking about enlisting the aid of an experienced LMS consultant to guide you through the LMS selection process? This article features 7 notable benefits of using LMS consulting services to find a system that offers the best value for money. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Marc My Words: Evaluating Vendor Proposals by Marc Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

marketplace, selected a small group of vendors that might meet your needs, and sent them a solidly written RFP. When picking a product or vendor, there are lots of factors to consider. You did your homework. You surveyed the. Now that. the proposals are in, how do you decide which one to pick? Management Project Management Training Strategies

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Kicking the RFP Habit

Breakthrough eLearning

Two weeks ago, in a moment of weakness, I almost submitted a response to a request for proposals (RFP). However, I remembered an earlier vow that I had made to myself never to put myself and my colleagues through "RFP hell" again, was resolute, and I ignored the invitation. I have won and lost my fair share of RFP competitions in the past. a favourite vendor was already selected and the RFP process was a bureaucratic necessity to prove "due process").

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How to Develop Really Good LMS Requirements

WBT Systems

Before you even think about creating a request for proposal (RFP), you must spend time on the LMS requirements gathering and analysis process. If you don’t get it right, you won’t create a useful RFP or select the best LMS for your association. A consultant will narrow down the field or help you develop a request for information (RFI), create the RFP, communicate with vendors, coordinate demonstrations, and negotiate the contract.

I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

Five Steps to Evaluate and Select an LMS: Proven Practices is the first in a series of five articles on how to select and implement an LMS. 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.

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The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

This familiar approach to software evaluation has been around for decades. Most organizations still rely on it to minimize risk, reduce purchasing costs and evaluate solutions in a systematic, defensible manner. 6) Request for Proposal (RFP). If you’re like many buyers today, you probably want to evaluate both LMS types at the same time — which can be maddening. If the vendor complies and the evaluation goes poorly, the vendor pays the price.

Winning Student Presentation at CAC

Kapp Notes

They present a solution to a Request for Proposal (RFP) to a group of corporate professionals (many are alums of the program). The corporate professionals evaluate each groups written proposal, prototype and presentation and the professionals then choose a winner. Fall 2011 Bloomsburg University's CAC Winning Student Team (RFP Class).

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

Janet Clarey

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. We know from our LMS 2011 research that the LMS market is experiencing more fragmentation, specialization, and globalization.

Level up your learning strategy with us at LSDX

Rustici Software

Their talk will help you make an informed choice for your content format, next RFP, or product evaluation. Remember the days of going to conferences together? There were long plane trips, new places, team shirts, and product demos.

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. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Somehow I made it through more than 3 years without reviewing Adobe Captivate Prime LMS.

Fall 2009 Corporate Advisory Event Starts Today

Kapp Notes

On the second day students will present solutions to a mock Request for Proposals (RFP) while the CAC members evaluate their presentations and on the third day students will interview for internships and job opportunities. Here is a brief synopsis of the RFP the students will be answering this semester. The focus of the RFP is on developing a “Training System” for the introduction of a new product from the fictitious Big Power Tool Company (BPTC).

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How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

Product Evaluation. An RFP (request for proposal) is a must-have final step in order to compare “apples to apples” among vendors. Submit your RFP with a list of requirements to a shortlist of vendors. Let’s get right down to brass tacks: I have a lot of experience dealing with LMS requests for proposals. (As As many of our readers know, the sponsor of this blog, Web Courseworks, sells a robust, feature-rich SaaS learning management system.

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Corporate Advisory Meeting on Nov 16th, 17th and 18th

Kapp Notes

The students have been working all semester on a mock RFP for e-learning and at the CAC event, they present for 20 minutes and then answer 15 minutes of questions after they have written a 40 page proposal. It is a great realistic event and a good chance for them to show off their knowledge to industry professionals who evaluate and judge the performance of the students (they even grade them). It promises to be an exciting event with a challenging RFP.

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RFPs and Proposals: LMS/LCMS Selection Templates

Kapp Notes

The document, LMS Selection Template , provides several templates to help you develop a consistent approach to your LMS or LCMS selection process from the RFP outline to checklists for evaluating vendor demonstrations. Another good resource, if you are writing or responding to an RFP, is Winning E-Learning Proposals: The Art of Develoment and Delivery. It literally contains everything I know about writing an e-learning RFP.

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