SaaS LMS vs. hosted LMS: Why the SaaS LMS rules e-learning

Docebo

In the past, the hosted LMS was the only way to do business, but future-forward businesses have moved into a new age. Here’s what learning powered by a SaaS LMS looks like vs. its predecessor: the hosted LMS (spoiler alert – there’s no competition between the two).

7 Overlooked Benefits Of A Self-Hosted LMS

eFront

In this article, I’ll highlight 7 surprising benefits of self-hosted Learning Management Systems. 7 Self-Hosted LMS Benefits We Tend To Overlook. Instead of relying on cloud-based servers, locally installed LMS solutions are hosted right on your company’s server. Let’s explore 7 often overlooked benefits of self-hosted learning management systems. Self-hosted LMS solutions typically offer more customization features.

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SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor Questions

eLearning 24-7

What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. The bottom line without getting technical or overly detailed, the solution is hosted on your vendor’s servers and not hosted on your internal servers. Hosting does offer very tight and safe security, and access is via the internet, even if you go through your VPN (Virtual Private Network). Benefits versus having it on my servers (behind my firewall).

Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide?

Upside Learning

Adding to this dilemma is another level of decision making – whether to go for an OnDemand / SaaS / Hosted LMS service, or for a behind-the-firewall LMS deployment. Let me try to break this decision down into a few factors that’ll make it easier and more objective: Are you allowed to use hosted services? In case your organization’s policy is flexible, then of course OnDemand / hosted services are feasible options to start with.

SaaS LMS vs. hosted LMS: Why the SaaS LMS rules e-learning

Docebo

In the past, the hosted LMS was the only way to do business, but future-forward businesses have moved into a new age. Here’s what learning powered by a SaaS LMS looks like vs. its predecessor: the hosted LMS (spoiler alert – there’s no competition between the two).

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Hosted LMS vs. SaaS LMS: Which One Is Best for You

ProProfs

Do you ever wonder what a hosted LMS and a SaaS LMS are and how they compare against each other? For the purpose of this post, let’s focus on hosted LMS and SaaS LMS. They are hosted on the internet and available on-demand. What is a Hosted LMS? Examples of Hosted LMS.

Questions to ask Your Next LMS Vendor

Meridian

The eLearning industry has an abundance of LMS vendors, and it can make the task of finding the right LMS vendor for your organization an extremely challenging one. This can cause some disconnect between how you envisioned the software would function and what you thought the software was going to look like after the initial discovery calls with your vendor. Is your custom training developed in-house or by outside vendors?

SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

eLearning 24-7

What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. The bottom line without getting technical or overly detailed, the solution is hosted on your vendor’s servers and not hosted on your internal servers. Hosting does offer very tight and safe security, and access is via the internet, even if you go through your VPN (Virtual Private Network). Benefits versus having it on my servers (behind my firewall).

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

LMS Vendors. 30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Dozens of LMS vendors, had typos on their web pages, zero screens of the system, links that went nowhere and two kicked up my Firewall warning of possible privacy collection and one had a Trojan Horse (I use a hardcore firewall and A/V). Over 90% of LMS vendors had their sites available only in English; so the potential customer could not view it in any other language.

Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?

eLearning 24-7

Are there vendors in the e-learning space who lack basic understanding around e-learning? Lastly, if the vendors, organizations and firms whose whole background, expertise and existence is tied to e-learning and they themselves are not fully understanding it, does this bode well for the industry as a whole? (I’ll I always tell vendors that they are supposed to be the experts and not the people inquiring about the information. .

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included. This isn’t a beauty contest, nor a pay for play (I NEVER accept that, nor play that game, nor do I accept any referral fees or whatever some vendors offer for recommending them). These are vendors who have been around a long time, build share of the market and generally speaking had early name recognition which has helped them in build business.

A Comprehensive Guide to SaaS-Based Technology for Online Employee Training

ReadyTech

This is a broad term that describes any type of software that is hosted remotely and accessed via the internet. The best part about SaaS is that you don’t have to worry about trying to install the software on your computers or servers.

5 Related Costs in Getting Any LMS System

eAbyas Info Solutions

Any proprietary LMS vendor like Talent LMS, Docebo, Adobe, etc., One important thing you need to note is that this acquiring cost changes from one LMS vendor to another with their different pricing models. Hosting. Hosting forms the resulting cost of your LMS.

SaaS Applications for Teaching Labs: 9 Benefits

ReadyTech

Elimination of virtual machines: One of the biggest benefits of SaaS applications teaching labs is the virtual machines required to run the software are typically maintained by the vendor.

5 Things To Look Out For While Choosing An LMS

Origin Learning

Web Hosting. If you have a dedicated IT department that can work to provide tireless 24/7 support and backup, self-hosting is for you. If not, ask your vendor to provide cloud based support on their servers. Whichever hosting method you choose, your LMS must be easy to integrate with third party applications. Choosing the right Learning Management System is an arduous task and if not done carefully, may lead to a substantial waste of time and money.

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LMS Setup Fees: For some vendors it’s a cash cow

eLearning 24-7

Just as a seriously doubt many of the LMS vendors who feel it is their duty to charge one time setup fees that break your budget bank. At one time they are were all about implementation, since in the early years, 90%+ of implementations were on the client’s servers. Implementation, training, project management and support were common components of a client side server LMS – and huge revenue generators. For a client side hosted LMS (i.e.

Self-hosted or cloud LMS? 5 questions to help you decide

LearnUpon

Choosing between a cloud LMS and self-hosted solution is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make. Most of the complex technical work will already have been handled by your vendor. With a self-hosted solution, you’ll need to decide how major applications, like servers, databases and load balancers, will be resourced and budgeted. A self-hosted platform may be a better fit if every application in your organization must follow the same architecture.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools Directory

eLearning 24-7

Features 102 vendors. If vendor does not listing pricing on web site, you will see “Not Available on Site&#. Vendors who offer multiple price points based on edition/version Or by sector: individual, corporate, academia, non-profit, government (when applicable), is listed in the pricing info. It is in the “Cloud&# on the vendor’s server – everything is done in the cloud. Listed below is the RCAT (Rapid Content Authoring Tools) Directory.

Pricing for Up and Coming LMS Providers

eLearning 24-7

I want to stress that I selected these vendors as up and coming, not based on any revenue cycle nor any compensation from them. I AM NOT RECEIVING ANY COMPENSATION FROM THESE VENDORS. Pricing – as provided to me by the vendors (as of 3-30-2010). Hosted: Maintenance and support, either license, $1,850/year. To host on their servers $400 per month for hosting. Hosting fees are not included in this pricing, and would be separate.

Getting Started with Moodle | Planning for Success

Lambda Solutions

The good news is if you are outsourcing your Moodle hosting - which is the recommended method - the Moodle installation process will be taken care of for you. Moodle hosting vendors, like Lambda Solutions, help take away the headache of installing the site on a server, and remove stress surrounding the optimization of your Moodle site's performance. Introduction.

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Moodle Installation Guide Pt 1 | Planning for Success

Lambda Solutions

The good news is if you are outsourcing your Moodle hosting - which is the recommended method - the Moodle installation process will be taken care of for you. Moodle hosting vendors, like Lambda Solutions, help take away the headache of installing the site on a server, and remove stress surrounding the optimization of your Moodle site's performance. Introduction.

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Halftime! LMS trends though July

eLearning 24-7

All they care about is whether the system is in “the cloud” SaaS or “in the cloud” to the consumer means that is it hosted on your servers or wherever you host your LMS and they can access it via the internet regardless of where they are located as long as they have an internet connection. If you offer the SaaS option and the consumer hosts it on their own server, fine. Typically it is a faster fix than on your own servers.

What is Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) and How Does it Work?

Use of IETMs for Navy Air Force Defence

We have empaneled vendors to supply software to DRDO, ASL, BDL, ECIL, and many other OEMs who supply systems and subsystems to various Indian Defense agencies. Where will they host them? do they have CSDB Server to host the files?

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

content server. The vendor pitches it as a “partnership&# , which really means, “a split revenue opp&# , for them and the web conferencing vendor. Either give it to me free, create your own and include it free, or at least give me numerous options – i.e. multiple vendors to select from, and include it for free. What vendors fail to tell you, unless you press them, is you can actually use an API (open source) solution and integrate it yourself.

Is a cloud LMS necessary for small businesses?

Creativ Technologies

Also, they don’t have a large number of employees so access can never get restricted with a small server hosting the LMS. A local server-based LMS can’t provide such a privilege. Many vendors choose to pay a fee for one time. Data security procedures of vendors.

Why is cloud e-learning inevitable today? 

Creativ Technologies

And there is no requirement for someone to manage an in-house server for such accessibility because all the work is handled by a third-party cloud and eLearning vendor. This kind of organization has a cloud-based LMS where it hosts the content curated for you.

Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

Other options – depends on the vendor. Typically the video content management platform consists of (please note: that some vendors call their VCMS something else). Can interface with learning management systems – including educational focused LMSs – always contact your vendor if you want to go this route — i.e. interface/integration/extension. SaaS or on your own servers – they can do both, but ideally prefer SaaS (they host it).

S1000D – Why Do We Need it and How Does it Work?

Use of IETMs for Navy Air Force Defence

When Navy/IAF/Army wants S1000d IETM, it is implied that the navy has CSDB Suit /Local CSDB Server 20- 50 OEMs or Service providers will give S1000d data Modules of various systems and the Navy CSDB Local server will host them and monitor them and does the user management.

What Are The Different Types Of LMS?

Academy of Mine

Do a quick Google search on “LMS” and you will see key phrases like web-based or self-hosted LMS, SaaS or open-source LMS, and commercial or education LMS. Decide whether it’s realistic to host the LMS yourself (we don’t think so and we’ll show you why). Self-Hosted LMS.

Does an open source LMS come free of cost?

Creativ Technologies

Hosting. This software does not have a hosting service. This implies that you need to buy servers for hosting them. These are a lot of costs especially when you buy the server. Storing your LMS is on your server is safe, but there is a cost required for it.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

Some vendors have multiple systems, but generally speaking it is usually one to one, i.e. one vendor and one system. Open source systems are included, but not “customized shops or botique firms from customized Moodle per se that you pay” In the 2017 report, the number of vendors explored was 1,000. Upon making your selections, a customized Top 50 report will be viewable on your screen, listing all the vendors in the Top 50 that match with that criteria.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

Some vendors have multiple systems, but generally speaking it is usually one to one, i.e. one vendor and one system. Open source systems are included, but not “customized shops or botique firms from customized Moodle per se that you pay” In the 2017 report, the number of vendors explored was 1,000. Upon making your selections, a customized Top 50 report will be viewable on your screen, listing all the vendors in the Top 50 that match with that criteria.

What is an LMS?

ProProfs

Cloud-based – Also known as Software as a Service (SaaS), the solution providers host the software on their servers which the users can access online. Hosted – The solution seeker needs to buy the software from the LMS vendor or download and install it on their computer. The platform is hosted on the user’s servers, hence they are responsible for maintaining the system, making upgrades and resolving technical issues.

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Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

CommLab India

Hosting and managing trainings online. Selection of server: Software as a service: In this option application will be hosted on vendor server and administration access will be provided. Application and server uptime is vendor’s responsibility. On Premise: In this option application will be installed on your server. You can ask the vendor either to install it in your existing server (if available) or buy a new server and install it.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

One vendor already offers it in 2012, and knowing this industry – if something takes off and works, others will follow. Right now, you have to upload the course as you would with your SCORM wrapper, where you self-upload or use the course within an online mobile platform from your authoring tool vendor. One vendor told me they will incorporate it when it becomes certified – uh systems and authoring tools can be certified not a standard.

LMS Committees – Good idea? Or painful experience?

eLearning 24-7

This might entail updating the computers to support the latest version of Flash, working with the other business units to ensure that the computers can access the net in a speed that is faster than a modem (from your company) and depending on their role – send the file containing employees data that sits on a server somewhere at the company. Hosted in the cloud? These disruptors include: IT person who will ask about the servers, bandwidth, security, etc.

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Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

There is a growing list of vendors, including small/mid size that are adding talent management components that match the Big Dog systems. A couple of vendors have added HRIS modules. It is interesting to note, that many of the vendors are targeting the SMB space, especially the small size (less than 500 employees) market. What is nice is there are still a significant number of vendors who have not added it.

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Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Vendors can move up, down or out of the rankings – after all it is on-going. Rankings are based on my directories which are updated monthly; I also keep a separate directory which will contain more vendors than listed within the visible directories – reason being it offers clients (those who hire me – buyers to have an added bonus, of course it contains much more info); that said the monthly directories provide key info and in future updates have new columns added.

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

eLearning 24-7

If your goal is just to post the course on a server and let people access it, just for the sake of learning and you don’t care about tracking of any sort – then no, you do not need any compliance standard. For whatever reason- okay to try to set themselves apart – some vendors have created the term “training management” Honestly, they could call it “online authoring system with a few reports and no frills” and it would be the same thing.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions? A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. Congrats, you are probably looking at less than 10 (based on my LMS directory which contains 475 vendors). Custom domains – rather than have yourcompany.vendorname.com, some systems are now offering custom domains so that your learners see whatever name you create.com and remove the vendor name.