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.

LMS License Models: What in the World is Going On?

Talented Learning

“How much does an LMS cost?” The license cost can be front loaded in year 1, grow with you or be contractually consistent over time. Most vendors think they are priced too high or too low and they are right. A perpetual license is a capitalized cost and paid up front.

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LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

Docebo offers a low-cost option, but it tightens breadth and depth of functionality at this level. That translates into higher total cost of ownership (TCO). License Model/Cost. Hosting and Deployment Options. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Decades of expensive LMS solutions gave way to a pricing revolution over the last 10 years, as cloud computing paved the way for low-cost LMS competitors that drove the overall price point down. Decreased new store/dealer onboarding costs. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Companies should be wary of the value a “free” learning platform can deliver and alert to the costs quickly accrued in maintaining, updating and supporting an LMS without a vendor. One popular eLearning podcast is hosted by Connie Malamed and started in 2013.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

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This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise. SaaS – the norm, what no longer is the norm – hosted on the client’s servers only. If you are going to do a RFP, remember the five golden rules: Should be no longer than 8 pages. LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition.