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). . Right now, SAP Litmos (LMS) and Brainshark (a Sales Enablement Platform) definitely have it.

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

Talented Learning

This is a moment your sales team should relish. 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.

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

eLearning 24-7

Rather it is a sales approach the vendor chooses. 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. . Then if you must, send out the RFP.

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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). Now if you’re a small or medium sized business shopping for an LMS to administer and track training and create and serve up e-learning you can use the following tips for avoiding long sales cycles and complicated comparisons. Go with a hosted system. Evaluate the system against your use case(s) not just an RFP response or demo. Uncategorized Intellum LMS RFPThis is a cross post.

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. The LMS Sales Process: What Counts? As you may know, this isn’t my first sales rodeo.

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

Docebo

Depending on your use case, you may also want to consult your people in Partner Enablement , Customer Enablement , and Sales Enablement. A cloud LMS is hosted on the internet so that you’re able to access your LMS without installing software that grants accessibility.

The troubles of RFI writing and how to overcome them

eFront

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.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

That’s one reason why we clarify buyer requirements in a formal RFP. Success leads to new sales opportunities – especially when working with consultants like us, who recommend vendors on a continuous basis. It often includes training teams, customer service, sales and/or compliance groups. The Tier 2 team is included only at key milestones such as RFP evaluation, demonstrations and proof of concept review. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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

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. So we did the highest volume in terms of implementation, as well as sales in the region. Adrian Tobey: We have an RFP process.

How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

eLearning 24-7

That said when it involves your employees (and retaining them) and your customers (and increasing sales), you may wish to think of another way to solve the problem, rather than just acquiescing. Aaron in sales, Frieda in Accounting, Paul in IT, Sandy in Marketing and so forth are not experts in training, L&D or HR. Blasting out an RFP to everyone or dozens of vendors is an awful idea. This is why, on my template, I always ask where they host the system.

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. The students are then required to provide a 20 minute sales presentation highlighting portions of the 40 page proposal they have written.

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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Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: 7 for 7: Increase Channel Sales 7x with Modern Learning Channel managers are optimistic about 2017. Channel Insight polls indicate that 55 percent of channel managers expect double-digit growth through their partners, and 62 percent expect their channel sales to grow faster than their direct business. This webinar will share proven partner training strategies for increasing channel sales. How to use sales certifications.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Significant increase in sales effectiveness. Early solutions include dedicated hosting solutions in local areas that automatically direct certain IPs to a different compliant environment. 1 Good Sales Help Wanted! Every one of the 700+ LMS solutions available today is sold through proactive sales professionals or online self-service mechanisms. In addition, sales veterans are usually plagued by non-compete agreements. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

sales team to handle more sophisticated learning technology buying opportunities and RFPs, and has expanded implementation and support services staff to provide a higher level of help, guidance, expertise and ongoing support. Docebo’s growing sales and professional services teams can only mean more satisfied and successful customers are ahead. “Enterprise” plan cost: For more than 300 users, you need to discuss your needs with a Docebo sales rep.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Multiple LMS vendors see this as a lucrative opportunity to boost content sales, so they’re leading the pack with sophisticated volume purchasing capabilities that fully support B2B workflows. Because LMS buyers are now including GDPR compliance in their RFP requirements, learning systems vendors can no longer ignore it. 9) Good Sales Help Wanted! They build their opportunity pipeline with a multi-year focus, and enjoy the easy sales that come with longevity.

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. This team won the “Best Presentation” category for their sales presentation. The team presented a comparison of different hosting options and demonstrated their site design.

No SaaS Platform is an Island

LearnUpon

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 Custom field 1: Sales.

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. And they bundle out if you so choose, i.e. if you want only sales content, then they will put together only a sales bundle. They pushed a narrative of a coaching platform ideal for sales training. As a kid growing up, our house had a lot of pictures of clowns.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

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. Requires additional configurability for learner dashboard, homepage and external course-for-sale pages. Hosting and Deployment Options. Ability to designate which courses are available externally for sale. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

No volume discounts indicated, but for larger audiences, it makes sense to contact sales and attempt to negotiate. 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.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

For example, how much did you spend annually on your LMS license, support, content, hosting or other services? Differentiation often starts with the target learning audience — employees, extended enterprise (customers, sales channel , contract workforce), academic institutions, association members , continuing education or commercial training. When and how to use an RFP (or not). It happens at least once a week.

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One of These Services Is Not Like the Others

CLO Magazine

For example, if an organization would like to hire a firm or an individual to provide some sales skills training, how does a purchasing agent begin to source this request? This third-party entity, founded and led by Doug Harward, evaluates top training companies by their areas of expertise, with sales methodology training as one of several categories for which it rates providers.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. This can include product training, sales training, support training or marketing guidance. 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.

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

so if it is 100+ this means, 100,000 and up), Pricing range – per year (and be aware that this does not include setup fees, any additional fees, rather it is an estimate), setup timeframe – which is the implementation timeframe, so you will know on average how long it takes to go from signed off project plan to go-live, and deployment type (SaaS – i.e. in the cloud OR Self-Hosted – you host behind your firewall. Schedule a Demo and Send RFP.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Simple tools and principles based on brain science that provide the 'how to' in structuring and hosting more effective conversations. 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?