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). . Where are their servers hosted – The most common in AWS. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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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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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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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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LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

eLearning 24-7

Meet my friend, the RFP. If you are going to use an RFP, I recommend using the one I created for each and everyone. LMS RFP Template (click the link). Thus, if you require your employees to go through a VPN, then yes, that should be on the RFP. If you are unsure where the vendor hosts their LMS, ask them. . As mentioned in previous posts, if you have to submit a RFP, then it shouldn’t be longer than 10 pages. Then if you must, send out the RFP.

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Moodle Services Provider – How would you Choose the Right One?


Draft a good RFP (Request for Proposal). Next, download an RFP template! Yes, there is a proper format for an RFP! Corporate Education Moodle corporate moodle moodle moodle customization moodle for education moodle hosting services moodle service moodle services Moodle Themes

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my experience with my clients in different types of organizations, I see varying needs for their course hosting platform, that are worth addressing here. There are a number of trends that impact which of the course hosting platforms are better suited for your needs. Do you plan to sell your programs directly from your course hosting platform? Some course hosting platforms offer substantial functionality for your learners to communicate with you and each other.

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

Janet Clarey

They will host video courses (overcome the video issue organizations face). Go with a hosted system. 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.

Paradiso wins Government LMS tender of EESL for supplying eLearning solutions


The order from the world’s largest public energy service company (ESCO) for LMS product services and handling end-to-end infrastructure for Hosting and support applies from the date of operational functioning of the application for 3 years as per the contract period.

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

Rather, you are expected to see their “demo&# and then based on paper based literature, maybe your RFP (if you did one), make your selection and purchase. They charge you to host your courses the ones you create in an offline authoring tool and then upload, materials, files, etc. Tags: E-Learn Info LCMS LMS SAAS e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted learning portal social learning social media SAAS. We live in a global marketplace. Global.

Why did you buy your learning system?

eLearning 24-7

Not seeing the system beforehand, leads many times to this idea of an extensive RFP submission. A lot of people continue to just send out a lot of RFPs, without looking at the system first, then make their decision on the RFP. I use only one RFP.

The troubles of RFI writing and how to overcome them


Questions are posed about security , hosting, and gamification features , with support inquiries making regular appearances as well. If we feel we are suitable to the client, we will work towards submitting an RFP. The intrinsic nature of the RFP varies with each client. Of primary importance is fulfilling the requirements and complying with the RFP. This is obviously a sensitive yet vital component of the RFP, and therefore must be thought out carefully.

5 Considerations Before Choosing an LMS

eLearning Brothers

There are some companies who want the LMS only to train their internal people, while others are looking only to host the training for external learners (customers and partners). Do you have the system and network power and requirements for hosting your own LMS? If you want to host your own LMS rather than have a provider host it for you, that’s going to narrow down your choices quite a bit.

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


Whether you’re providing or hosting customer training , partner training , corporate training , sales training , or onboarding and compliance training , you need to make sure all of your ducks are in a row.

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.

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


One popular eLearning podcast is hosted by Connie Malamed and started in 2013. RFP (request for proposal ): Document prepared by organizations to help assess LMS vendors during a selection process. SaaS (software as a service): Software hosted in the cloud by an LMS vendor so that customers don’t need to install the system locally. Deciding between a cloud LMS and self-hosted solution should be done early in a selection process.

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

In fact, opinion regarding the security of cloud-based applications seems to have jumped the shark, with many tech-savvy clients believing that cloud-based applications hosted on reputable platforms such as Amazon Web Services may lessen the risk of data falling into the wrong hands or disappearing. If it does show up, the organization is likely using an RFP template from the disco era. Make sure your team is buying an LMS for the year you’re in.

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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). Self-Hosted Pricing Models (all-inclusive). When clients talk to me about their Learning Management System (LMS) project , above all, they typically ask three priority questions as part of their LMS Feasibility Study : Is what we want available? How much does it cost? Will we make that money back – i.e. what is the ROI?

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Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

That’s one reason why we clarify buyer requirements in a formal RFP. The Tier 2 team is included only at key milestones such as RFP evaluation, demonstrations and proof of concept review. Open-source learning systems vendors – where third-party service providers exclusively manage deployment, hosting and support. When to issue an RFP (or not). Welcome back to our “Ask Me Anything” column!

Free Webinar: Select Your Ideal Learning Management System

Adobe Captivate

The session will be hosted by eLearning Industry and sponsored by Adobe. Assemble a Request for Proposal (RFP) that you can provide to prospective vendors in order to create a functional comparison. In May, I partnered with a continuing education organization to offer a class on how to select a learning technology platform. The session was great in the sense that attendees received continuing education credits – but you had to pay for the class.

Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

These software applications allow you to host, manage, and track training programs in a hassle-free manner. Step 7: Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors. It is now time to send an RFP to shortlisted LMS providers. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) – powerful software tools that enable you to impart training effectively. They can be used to generate course-wise and user-wise reports, and evaluate the progress of the learner and the efficacy of the course.

Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

eLearning 24-7

Why would I want a SaaS solution over hosted on my own servers product? Actually, I do blame: Vendors who still post RFP templates on their site – which by the way tend to be geared towards themselves. Organizations who recommend the value of RFPs and either have a link to an RFP template or how to do a RFP. Some Linkedin groups who retort to folks asking about RFPs, that they should do a RFP – stop telling them that! During the past 14.5

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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. Blasting out an RFP to everyone or dozens of vendors is an awful idea. and then submit a scaled down RFP for more information and if you so desire, request a demo.

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. . One feature that I believe is important is the ability for folks who sign-up/register for an event, and it appears in their own G-Mail, Outlook, or whatever service their e-mail is hosted on. And many you can schedule a demo, send RFP, etc. Perhaps you have to someone you know.

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. After the “lease”, they will sell it to you – but it is not cheap, nor is the price the same as the initial “buy (aka rent/lease)” If it is a SaaS system, you have to either host it on your own servers or host it on net server farms, such as Rackspace. When should I use a RFP?

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How B2B SaaS Companies Create Powerful Profitable Certified Agency Partner Programs with LifterLMS


Groundhogg is a CRM solution for WordPress where you can host your email list inside of WordPress instead of on a system like MailChimp or ActiveCampaign. Adrian Tobey: We have an RFP process.

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.

Corporate Advisory Council Conference:Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

As a culmination of our Corporate Track, students are required to answer an e-learning request for proposal (RFP), create a prototype of the proposed solution and give a 20 minute sales presentation to a group of representatives from various positons within the field of e-learning. John and Robyn of DishingDesign served as the hosts of the event giving students both positive and not-as-positive feedback on their presentations.

The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution


And while there is no doubt that cloud hosted (SaaS) learning management systems are by far the most popular option for companies looking to deliver eLearning to their employees, customers, partners and resellers, from time to time we still see organizations choose a customizable solution over a cloud-based one. You need total control over your data and/or the solution must be hosted on your own servers which can often be the case with some government departments.

No SaaS Platform is an Island


When choosing an LMS or any other software application, it is important to ensure you can access the data it creates and hosts. If you are implementing an LMS currently you may be leafing through feature pages and reviewing answers to an RFP – “Can you integrate the system with something like our HR system or our CRM?”,“Do It is also important that you can share that data with other systems when needed.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Beyond Video: Why Every Learning Organization Needs a "Knowledge Hosting" Strategy With video on the rise for online learning in organizations, it's time to ask the question: "Is my approach to video learning really up to snuff"? Emmy-winning TV producer Michael Kolowich will take you beyond video and into the world of "Knowledge Hosting"—a whole new way of looking at how we create, host, share, organize and measure the impact of learning media.

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

Talented Learning

We gathered LMS pricing from vendor websites, public RFP results, interviewed buyers and asked the vendors. Per named user licenses are usually invoiced annually for the year in advance and the price is all inclusive of license, administrative support, hosting and maintenance. It can be interpreted broadly to mean any hosted or pure cloud LMS solution that has an ongoing monthly or annual subscription fee or more narrowly as only pure cloud, multitenant LMS solution.

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.

CAC Conference: Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

I teach a class called “Managing Multimedia Projects” in that class students are given an RFP for an e-learning based proposal and they have to develop a solution. The team presented a comparison of different hosting options and demonstrated their site design. This semester the idea came from an alumni, Chris Chappell who has created a site called MyBestDay.net. Four student teams are presenting this semester and are focused on Web 2.0 tools.

Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

So here are some of the requirements I see for this customer that are a bit different from what you would find in a normal corporate LMS RFP. It's hosted. Instructor, Virtual Classroom and Social Learning Support In some cases, all that is needed is for the self-paced eLearning to be hosted, but in this case, they also still want to be able to interact with the learners.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

Hosting and Deployment Options. 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. The Docebo LMS has come a long way since we first reviewed it in 2014.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Because LMS buyers are now including GDPR compliance in their RFP requirements, learning systems vendors can no longer ignore it. Paying for annual maintenance and hosting, but haven’t upgraded in years, and rarely use tech support? In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.” ” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

Deployment type – SaaS, Client-Hosted; if SaaS this means in the cloud, if Client-Hosted it means the system can sit behind your firewall on your servers. To RFP or not RFP. As a kid growing up, our house had a lot of pictures of clowns. Framed no less, some innocent enough, others downright weird. When the movie Poltergeist came out with the clown part in it, yeah, that was it for me. From that moment on, clowns were not my friends.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. One popular eLearning podcast is hosted by Connie Malamed and started in 2013. RFP (Request for Proposal). During a selection process, an RFP document is prepared by organizations to help assess each vendor. Software as a service is hosted in the cloud by an LMS vendor so that customers don’t need to install the system locally.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Early solutions include dedicated hosting solutions in local areas that automatically direct certain IPs to a different compliant environment. When and how to use an RFP (or not). Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! What is a trend, anyway? And how much do trends matter? As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag.