What To Expect When Working With An eLearning Vendor

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. If you are responsible for the successful execution of learning strategy and partner relationships in your organization, you’ll want to know what to expect before the project begins.

4 Reasons Why You Need A Custom eLearning Vendor

Dan Keckan

You might be looking to develop such content on your own or outsource your eLearning to a custom eLearning vendor. But, before you decide on one, you should know why you need a custom eLearning vendor. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.


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Learning Tech Industry M&A: What a Ride!

Talented Learning

Learning Systems LMS Trends Extended Enterprise Learning HR tech Learning Management Systems learning platforms learning systems learning systems market LMS acquisitions LMS industry LMS industry trends LMS investment LMS market LMS market trends LMS trends LMS VEndors LXP vendors

Customize New Hire Training: 5 Reasons To Partner Up With A Vendor For Your Onboarding Program

Dan Keckan

Partnering with a talented vendor might be your best bet for designing a customized program that reflects the culture and values of your organization. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

LMS: The Vendor Search

Your Training Edge

The process of finding an LMS vendor can be just as taxing as the whole LMS implementation process in general. One of the first items on your vendor selection list should be to conduct thorough research, so let’s look at how to start. First, go to your industry network, such as colleagues in the training and development business or your local ATD or ISPI chapters. Find out who is using an LMS and whether they are truly satisfied with their vendors.

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Simplify Vendor Management with a Training Services Provider

Infopro Learning

Employees in every industry had to learn new skills to keep up with these changes. One easy and highly effective way businesses can streamline their L&D programs is by simplifying the vendor management process by working with an outsourced provider. Vendor Research and Selection.

Tinder for Outsourcing Vendors

eLearning Brothers

To that end, selecting and building a relationship with your vendors is a lot like building a relationship in your personal life. More or less, you want the same things from your business vendors. Unfortunately, selecting a suitable vendor is a lot like using Tinder. Your only recourse is to flip through vendors until you find one attractive enough. However, choosing the wrong vendor could waste your valuable resources and threaten your business.

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7 Tips To Vet Leadership Development Program Vendors And Maximize Value For Money

Dan Keckan

In this article, I share 7 tips to qualify leadership training program vendors. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Choosing the right outsourcing partner shouldn’t be stressful, costly, or time-consuming.

5 Crucial Mistakes When Implementing The "Next Best Technology" For Learning

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Technologies eLearning Content Development eLearning Software LMS VendorsDon't fall into the tech trap!

6 Tips To Build And Maintain A Successful Learning Vendor Relationship

Roundtable Learning

In 2020, 44% of organizations in the training industry partially or completely outsourced their custom content development. This article will provide 6 tips for a successful learning vendor relationship and explore what a typical partnership with Roundtable looks like. .

7 Questions To Ask Learning Management System Vendors Before Making Your Final Buying Decision

Dan Keckan

What specific questions can you ask your LMS vendor to steer yourself in the best purchasing direction? This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems Learning Management System Comparison LMS Evaluation LMS Vendors

A 5-Point Checklist To Find The Right Custom eLearning Outsourcing Vendor

Dan Keckan

Here’s a checklist to help you find the right vendor. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Choosing the right partner for outsourcing custom eLearning is a crucial decision. Your training will depend on their efficiency and quality.

7 Insider Secrets To Vet Web Conferencing Software Vendors

Dan Keckan

Support services and industry experience are crucial—and often overlooked—decision-making factors. In this article, I share 7 insider secrets to vet web conferencing software vendors to get maximum value for money. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

7 Stress-Free Ways To Evaluate Employee Branding Vendors

Dan Keckan

You’re ready to outsource employee branding, but which vendors are up to the task? This post was first published on eLearning Industry. I share 7 stress-free ways to evaluate eLearning content providers.

6 Unexpected Benefits Of Purchasing Off-The-Shelf Training From An eLearning Content Provider

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Corporate eLearning eLearning Content Development eLearning Content Development Outsourcing Employee Engagement LMS Vendors Online TrainingIs custom built truly best?

Training Vendor Review Guidebook


While it can be daunting to find a vendor that will suit the evolving needs of your organization, it’s important to remember that not only are you purchasing a course library, you're also starting a partnership with the vendor - a relationship that should simplify your training programs and meet your needs now, and in the future. Integrations LMS Elearning Training Elearning Industry Elearning Tips

Top Customer Education Tips From Industry Leaders

Talented Learning

The post Top Customer Education Tips From Industry Leaders appeared first on Talented Learning.

7 Tips To Use Training Needs Analysis Vendor Reviews To Get Top Value For Money

Dan Keckan

Online reviews and ratings offer a behind-the-scenes look at vendor CX and responsiveness. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. In this guide, I share tips and tricks to boost ROI with the help of training needs analysis company reviews.

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? Maybe what you really need isn’t a vendor, but rather a part-time strategic partner or developer who is there when you need them, and not when you don’t. Outsourcing to an eLearning partner ensures that your course will meet industry standards. For example, at Illumen we have designers with particular expertise working with regulatory standards for industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, and hospitality.

Going to LTUK2022? My Guide on Which vendors to check out

eLearning 24-7

It’s May 2022, which means the kickoff for the L&D and Training community to attend the biggest trade shows/expos in the industry. You will get that book of the vendors in their which you attempt to match to the app each show offers, then get frustrated and seek the recycle bin.

10 Learning Management System Vendors

Ed App

While there’s no shortage of learning management system vendors on the market, choosing the best one that aligns with your organizational goals can be quite daunting. Learning Management System Vendor #1 – EdApp. Learning Management System Vendor #2 – ExpertusONE LMS.

GDPR’s Impact on Vendor Management and Small Learning Providers

Training Industry

The post GDPR’s Impact on Vendor Management and Small Learning Providers appeared first on Training Industry. Uncategorized Training Outsourcing training procurement vendor management

2019 Training Content Vendor Review: Emtrain


This is the final in a series of online safety/business training vendor reviews. These vendors sell off-the-shelf training courses. Integrations Elearning Training Elearning Industry

7 Free Vendor-Provided Resources You Can Use In Your Product Knowledge Online Training Course

Dan Keckan

In this article, I share 7 free vendor-provided resources that are a perfect fit for product knowledge online training. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Secrets To Qualify HR Software Vendors & Address Human Resource Pain Points

Dan Keckan

Discover tips to choose the most suitable HR software vendor! This post was first published on eLearning Industry. How can a human resource software address HR pain points in your organization? Human Resources Management eLearning eBooks HR Best Practices HR Software

In Vendor Selection, See the Big Picture


The vendor selection process is never as easy or as simple as it should be. Selecting the “right” business vendor starts with having a thorough understanding of your organization’s real business needs. Approaching vendor selection from the standpoint of “we need a better solution that fits our values and vision as a company” allows one to view the big picture. What will this vendor selection mean for the next year?

8 Stress-Free Steps To Find The Best Virtual Classroom Software Vendor

Dan Keckan

The last thing you need is vendor qualification headaches. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Virtual Training eLearning eBooks LMS Features LMS Vendors Virtual Classroom Virtual Learning EnvironmentThere’s already enough stress to contend with.

8 Things To Look For In VR Training Vendor Landing Pages, Portfolios, And Listings

Dan Keckan

Take the stress out of vendor vetting and find the best virtual reality training company for the task. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. This post covers 8 top things to look for when qualifying VR outsourcing partners.

2020 Learning System Awards (by Vertical/Industry)

eLearning 24-7

And now, it is time for the 2020 Learning System Awards by Verticals/Industries. I often will note it as “vertical”, so just be aware when the awards are announced by “vertical” it is the same as “industry” Not every vertical is included in my awards.

Why So Many LMS Vendors?

Talented Learning

Nearly 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s LMS marketplace. These LMS vendors range from global software companies to tiny cloud vendors. Cloud technology has lowered the barrier of market entry for LMS vendors. New LMS vendors with minimal investment can create a SaaS cloud LMS of limited scope to target a specific business problem, industry or region with a low cost solution. LMS Vendor examples in each type.

Vendor Vetting Tips: What To Look For When Outsourcing Blended Learning

Dan Keckan

What do you think would be the biggest challenge if your organization decides to go for in-house development instead of outsourcing blended learning design and development to a vendor? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

State of the E-Learning Industry 2019

eLearning 24-7

Normally, folks write up a state of the industry at the end of that year (as I did for 2017). And thus, comes the State of the E-Learning industry as rumble forward with 2019. Change of messaging, and the seemingly misunderstanding by vendors that there is a difference between training and L&D. CMI-5 increased interest among vendors, even more so, than on/off synch mobile apps for example. LRSs not being utilized by vendors who have it in their systems.

Compliance Training Struggles of the Pharmaceutical Industry – Decoded.


The quantity of certifications necessary within the pharmaceutical (pharma) industry is mindbogglingly numerous. The FDA provides sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical guidelines for industries; these are updated intermittently, especially concerning raw materials and other finished products.

Learning System Vendors Support Ratings

eLearning 24-7

There has never been an accurate number of how many learning system vendors actually have a training department, let alone trainers who provide said training, or customer education. Every vendor will state to you, if asked, how great is their support. However, behind the scenes, some of those vendors who say we are above 90%, are well, lying ( I can find no easy way to say this). Not every vendor has bad or average support. It asks for metrics from the vendor.

Are custom elearning solutions an absolute must in every industry?

Creativ Technologies

The vendor is not reachable at all. Even if it requires any modifications in the future, it can be done easily by its vendor. The post Are custom elearning solutions an absolute must in every industry?

The Top 7 Questions You Should Ask Your L&D Staff Augmentation Vendor


Internet searches will reveal a sea of staffing vendors, all with the apparent qualifications to fill the talent gaps you’re looking for. The question becomes: What vendor is the right choice for your organization? You need a vendor that knows what you may require in the future.

How To Work Effectively With eLearning Vendors

Dan Keckan

eLearning vendors are organizations that create digital learning for other corporate organizations professionally. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

9 LMS Vendor Selection Criteria: What Really Matters?

Dan Keckan

Many organizations focus on the product and its unique selling points, but they overlook a crucial step in the LMS vendor selection process: vendor vetting. In this article, I share 9 criteria you should consider when choosing your next LMS vendor. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS Vendors

8 Tips To Choose A Vendor That Provides The Ideal LMS Integrations For Your Customer Care Team

Dan Keckan

But which vendor is best for your bottom line? In this article, I share 8 tips to choose a vendor that provides the ideal LMS integrations for customer service and sales. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

What You Can Expect When Asking a Vendor for Client References

Absorb LMS

It’s pretty common for prospective clients to ask software vendors for references prior to signing a contract. A 15-minute phone call with two or three organizations who have used the system extensively and sampled the vendor’s services can help mitigate the risk – and reduce the anxiety – related to acquiring a new system. Similarly, vendors provide prospective customers with the contact information of happy clients.