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). . Should be free. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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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. Shopping without an RFP may seem faster, easier and less complex, but your selection process will be subjective and loaded with assumptions that increase risk. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps.

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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. What’s Wrong With This RFP Response? You rally your team and spend many hours developing an RFP response. So why are you losing at the RFP stage? But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think. Let’s look at some basic factors… 9 Ways to Build a Winning RFP Response. Blindly submitting an RFP response can be just as risky.

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Free Webinar: Select Your Ideal Learning Management System

Adobe Captivate

So I’m teaching it again for free on Thursday, October 11th at 12PM EDT. This webinar gives you two “selection processes” to choose from. This webinar contains the information you need to do it yourself. In this 60-minute webinar, Katrina Marie Baker will explain how to select the perfect LMS, including how to: Evaluate your organization’s current and future needs relative to an LMS.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

One-hour webinars can be a great tool for staying in the game and even mastering it. Monday, May 1, 2017, 8AM – 9AM PT: How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement and Increase Patient Satisfaction (Free for ATD members) One of the best ways to drive clinical excellence, improve the patient experience and guarantee their return if they need care again is to ensure that your employees are engaged. Free for ATD members) What good is training if no one attends? Webinars

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

If you’re hanging out indoors these days, why not check out a free webinar or two? Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: The Leadership Challenge: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (Free for ATD members) A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. In this webinar the facilitators will provide effective time-management techniques for you and your employees: The truth about multi-tasking. Webinars

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

We also produce monthly webinars and podcasts featuring conversations with leading practitioners and innovators. RSVP FOR THIS JANUARY WEBINAR NOW! Top 3 Webinars of 2018. As soon as we finish our monthly live webinar events, we post the recordings in the Talented Learning Center – a free library of low-hype, high-value, on-demand resources. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

6) Request for Proposal (RFP). Instant “Free Trial” LMS Buying Cycle. Invented with the birth of the cloud, the “free trial” compresses the traditional buying cycle. Reaching out via marketing communications and social media, learning platform vendors drive potential buyers to their public website, where they can preview pricing and sign-up for immediate access to a “free trial” sandbox. Why “Free Trial” Sandboxes Work.

How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

That is why we are excited to sponsor Tagoras’ perennial favorite webinar, “LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls,” on Tuesday, February 23, at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST. This free webinar is presented by Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb, co-founders of Tagoras. An RFP (request for proposal) is a must-have final step in order to compare “apples to apples” among vendors.

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How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

That is why we are excited to sponsor Tagoras’ perennial favorite webinar, “LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls,” on Tuesday, February 23, at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST. This free webinar is presented by Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb, co-founders of Tagoras. An RFP (request for proposal) is a must-have final step in order to compare “apples to apples” among vendors.

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

Talented Learning

This year, in addition to launching “The Talented Learning Show” podcast, writing 20 in-depth articles, hosting 5 webinars and developing several commissioned industry reports, we’ve been up to our eyeballs in an endless series of comprehensive LMS selection assignments. 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.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

REPLAY THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! That’s one reason why we clarify buyer requirements in a formal RFP. But truly, it depends on a variety of factors: REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! You can find a wide range of possibilities, from free to ridiculously expensive. REPLAY THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW! The Tier 2 team is included only at key milestones such as RFP evaluation, demonstrations and proof of concept review.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Recently, we helped association leaders answer that question with a special “LMS Buyers Companion” post, filled with free resources for continuing education providers. But if you need direct guidance at any point, feel free to contact me to request a preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies. JOIN THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR.

Your LMS criteria can make or break your buying process – here’s how to win


Whether you’re planning or releasing an RFP , or establishing relationships with different sales teams, you’ll set yourself up to be successful after you narrow down your most important criterion.

Responding to Requests for Proposals for Learning Projects

Bottom-Line Performance

I often wonder how many hours a client might save himself or herself if their RFP had been put together a bit more carefully. If you are someone who outsources work to vendors, you can make your job easier - and your vendors’ job easier by assembling a solid RFP - or request for proposal. The information that follows is straight from a document we created titled, “Creating a Good RFP.&# Clients who have a rock-solid RFP help themselves.

Meet the Hero of the Technical Sale: The Sales Engineer


SEs are always on the front-lines and are great at providing a spin-free perspective on what’s working and what isn’t.”. ~ It indicates the SE is likely to be active in a series of stages including pitch, demo, architect/customize, proof of concept ( PoC ), and RFP.

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

In addition to publishing weekly blog posts , we also produce monthly webinars and regular podcast interviews with experts from across the extended enterprise learning realm. RSVP FOR OUR JANUARY WEBINAR! Top 3 Webinars of 2019. JOIN THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR!

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

Talented Learning

RSVP FOR OUR MARCH WEBINAR NOW. 3) Increased Cash Flow : By eliminating duplication, Cornerstone expects to free-up enough funds to pay-off the acquisition debt, with plenty of extra cash available for additional investments to grow the business. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

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Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

So let’s start with the elephant in the room… RSVP FOR OUR APRIL WEBINAR! Double-down on blogs, webinars, whitepapers, podcasts and social media outreach. REPLAY THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW. Working from home can free-up a surprising amount of time. JOIN THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR. When to issue an RFP (or not). REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! Throw out your learning technology playbook.

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

Talented Learning

REPLAY THE WEBINAR 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. If you don’t already have an account with one of these services, you may want to use their free version to set-up a dedicated project account. The amount of space you’ll need isn’t likely to exceed the free limit. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

eLearning 24-7

I understand you do not want to hurt other people’s feelings or you have been notified that you have to ask all these departments for their suggestions, but no one ever says you have to take all that stuff and stick it into your RFP or documents or make it an important component of the decision making process. They always say if you have questions, feel free to interrupt and then when you try to, some will ignore you, why?

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

Talented Learning

RSVP FOR THE LIVE NOVEMBER WEBINAR! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! In fact, many associations find that this kind of social learning experience is an effective membership gateway when offered to non-members on a standalone basis for free, or for a fee. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! If you want more guidance, I invite you to check-out the Association LMS Buyers Companion post we recently published, because it includes links to all sorts of free resources.

Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Yet, as I have often noted, it is rarely pushed upon in an RFP, let alone a demo. You the consumer can use the support card as part of your RFP process, which I strongly recommend. . But let’s say you wanted a top system because you plan to do a lot of instructor led training and add some webinars to the mix. In the industry the functionality you are seeking is called classroom management (only for ILT) and event management (for webinars, seminars, etc.). .

7 Key Components Of The LMS Switching Process

Upside Learning

Understanding these key components and putting them in practice while switching an LMS will not only ensure that the switch happens hassle-free but will also ensure that the switch will result in a positive outcome for a long time! This will also eliminate the problems which arise if an LMS is bought only as per sales demos or mere RFP checklists. In a previous post my colleague Jason Clymer explored 3 key reasons to switch LMS.

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

Talented Learning

REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! When you offer training to external audiences – whether it’s free or you’re charging for access – the most up-to-date version of your content must be available at all times to all learners, wherever they choose to consume it. Okay… REPLAY THIS FREE WEBINAR. JOIN THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR. When to issue an RFP (or not). REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

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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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

We don’t perform on a live stage to sell-out crowds, but we do produce thought leadership webinars that attract hundreds of global attendees. 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. We published 33 in-depth blog posts and produced 14 original webinars. Top 3 Webinars of 2017. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW. WATCH THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW! REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! Because LMS buyers are now including GDPR compliance in their RFP requirements, learning systems vendors can no longer ignore it. Learn More: Webinar Replay. If any of these scenarios are familiar, this webinar is for you. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW. Replay this on-demand webinar now! In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.”

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

The realities of 2020 have accelerated their transformation at every stage of the learning systems life cycle from business case, requirements definition, RFP, contracting, deployment, content development, improvement – everything. REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR NOW.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

Three years ago, this vendor was happy to gobble up even the smallest LMS customers who educated and sold themselves via a free trial. This connector marketplace emulates the Apple or Android store, where you can shop for free or paid apps, download, install and use immediately. Free 14-day trial with no credit card. Ability to create an elearning, classroom or webinar course, or wrap them up into learning paths. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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

Talented Learning

REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! They needed to streamline their RFP response process. You buy, you sign-up for a free trial, and you start working with the product. I do a product demo with a use case and it’s free, so you can learn a lot about the product that way. It sounds mostly like webinars and live streaming. And it’s in the spirit of your company to tie together free tools… REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

Digital Learning Platforms In, LXP out

eLearning 24-7

How many vendors these days are receiving RFPs asking for an employee development platform, and in that RFP, it is really seeking a talent management system? Webinar – While we await the change to digital learning platform, I am presenting a webinar on 8-20 a.m. It’s FREE. There is an old story about branding. It goes something like this.

Software Demo Success: How to Present Your LMS In Its Best Light

Talented Learning

Your sales team recently crafted a strong proposal in response to an LMS RFP , and the buyer has given your company a thumbs up. Others are easy to implement and entirely within your reach, including these basics: RSVP FOR THE SEPTEMBER WEBINAR! For example: Update discovery findings – One of the biggest mistakes you can make is assuming that research from the RFP phase is still accurate in the demo phase. For example: REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

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. 1) Registration Model – With a registration model, usage calculations can be based on any of several metrics: how many users log into the LMS, register for an instructor-led class or webinar, buy content or earn a certification. February Webinar: Insider’s Guide to LMS Selection Success.

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. You may choose to work with an analyst, use an RFP template, or keep the planning in-house, relying on the experience of your project team and input from your learners.

On The Road Again…to EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Summit, I4PL, and DevLearn 2019

eThink Education

During this session, eThink’s VP of Business Strategy & Development, Randy Jones, explored strategies and considerations for a successful LMS evaluation process, including industry research that helps with executive buy-in; how to determine what is truly important to your organization’s L&D ecosystem such as integration capabilities, service level, and type of technology your LMS is built on; and how to create an LMS RFP to ensure selection of the best possible vendor/platform.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

RVSP NOW FOR THIS LIVE WEBINAR! REPLAY THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR! Replay the webinar! REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! When and how to use an RFP (or not). Replay the webinar now! Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience. Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! What is a trend, anyway? And how much do trends matter?