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 Choose the Right LMS? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

That’s why we communicate requirements in a structured request for proposal (RFP). If qualified vendors want to be considered, they must reply to the RFP in full. Typically, it takes 90-120 days to define requirements and use cases, develop an RFP and gather responses, organize product presentations with finalists, select a solution and negotiate a contract. 6) Can we choose the right LMS without issuing a formal RFP?

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Benay: “Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

They’ll insist that they are under the same rigid procurement or Request For Proposal (RFP) process as any small/medium IT company in Canada. Unfortunately when it comes to proposals and RFP’s, most small Canadian IT companies like mine might have one or two people responding to RFP’s. Sigh… “This may indicate that not enough innovation is being developed in Canada, and is not sufficiently diversified across Canadian Small and Medium Enterprises.”

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“Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

They’ll insist that they are under the same rigid procurement or Request For Proposal (RFP) process as any small/medium IT company in Canada. Unfortunately when it comes to proposals and RFP’s, most small Canadian IT companies like mine might have one or two people responding to RFP’s. Sigh… “This may indicate that not enough innovation is being developed in Canada, and is not sufficiently diversified across Canadian Small and Medium Enterprises.”

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Even more new applications are expected soon, with Apple’s push for iPhone X AR applications driving rapid innovation and continued developer support from Google. #11 Look for even more progress in user interface design, as the most advanced systems roll out more innovative ways to personalize, access and utilize learning content. 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?

Your Roadmap to the World of Modern Learning

Degreed

The RFP and implementation process for an LMS is lengthy, which leaves employees without an engaging learning experience for at least 18 months. Strategy InnovationIt’s not a groundbreaking revelation to say that the world of corporate learning has changed. Information is everywhere : Google, YouTube, blogs, podcasts, Meetup groups, 1000+ eLearning providers, over 600 million websites with more options appearing everyday.

Custom Elearning: How To Get Started

Learning Pool

Try not to get too focused on the format and the specifics of the content, though; you want to give your supplier room to be creative and innovative. This phase leads up to writing a Request for Proposal (RFP), which will help you decide on your supplier. It’s now just a case of sending out your RFP and waiting to see what comes back. The responses to your RFP are going to feature a variety of prices, but you’ve got to understand what you’re getting for your money.

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Bloomsburg Students and Alumni Doing Great Things

Kapp Notes

These two students have started an innovative company called Sploops.com which is for all you sports fans out there to give a 15 second rant about your favorite sports team. Then, on the second day of the conference, my students present solutions to a mock Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP idea is based on an actual idea issued by DOE/DARPA as a SBIR RFP.

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Corporate Advisory Meeting on Nov 16th, 17th and 18th

Kapp Notes

The students have been working all semester on a mock RFP for e-learning and at the CAC event, they present for 20 minutes and then answer 15 minutes of questions after they have written a 40 page proposal. It promises to be an exciting event with a challenging RFP. The solutions promise to be innovative and exciting. The annual CAC meeting where students present to industry professionals is just around the corner. It is that time a year again.

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Meet the Hero of the Technical Sale: The Sales Engineer

Cloudshare

It indicates the SE is likely to be active in a series of stages including pitch, demo, architect/customize, proof of concept ( PoC ), and RFP. Ability to contribute to the RFP process. Can design innovative solutions with my staff.

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

Docebo

LMS selection is a really great way to drive new and innovative e-learning initiatives and, no matter what your selection process is once you start shopping, it’s important to work up to that before diving in. Whether you’re planning or releasing an RFP , or establishing relationships with different sales teams, you’ll set yourself up to be successful after you narrow down your most important criterion.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Inside the “Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion” This free collection of LMS selection resources includes: PODCASTS – “Hot topic” interviews with business-minded learning practitioners and innovators on The Talented Learning Show. Digital transformation consultant Daniel Newman weighs in… 11) Should you use an RFP when choosing an LMS? When to issue an RFP (or not).

Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

of 70% of my LMS RFP Template. . Innovation (new category). If you were in the nineties here in the states, and had a postal address, you likely received the Publisher’s Clearinghouse sweepstakes. I know I did.

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

After verbally confirming requirements with each of the vendor candidates, we invited them to participate in our exclusive request for proposal ( RFP ) process. It is important to specify your needs as an LMS buyer, so vendors respond to your RFP with a complete solution price, rather than a base price with detailed scoping (and costs) to be determined. At Talented Learning, we help all kinds of organizations big and small find the right LMS for their needs.

CAC 2009 Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

Mock E-Learning RFP Fall 2009 This semester the focus is on developing a “Training System” for the introduction of a new product from Big Power Tool Company (BPTC). The RFP has opportunities for product training, sales training, e-learning, hands-on instructor-led elements, multiple languages and follow up training. They are well known for the Model Z drill line and their innovative approach to new product design and development as indicated by our being awarded the IDEAS 5.0

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Two years ago, we launched our podcast series, “ The Talented Learning Show “ for convenient access to one-on-one conversations with leading learning technology innovators and practitioners. 2 Association Learning Tech Innovation: Reality vs. Hype.

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What Branding Can Do for Gamification

Training Industry

Recently a gamification RFP landed on my desk that started me thinking, “How can branding, applied to a ‘gamified’ solution, help enhance emotional engagement with learners?” To meet this proposal’s request for an innovative way to teach the customer service model, we designed unique logos that told the story in a fun and humorous way to make the content more approachable.

Cornerstone-Saba Acquisition: What Does it Mean for LMS Customers?

Talented Learning

Here’s my summary: 1) Faster Innovation : Blending R&D from both companies will make it possible to develop more stuff, more quickly, across the product suite. This will come from eliminating Saba-related product and operational redundancy while simultaneously relying on the existing Saba customer base to shoulder continued innovation and marketing reach. Plus, no innovative extended enterprise capabilities have been added in years. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

We also produce monthly webinars and podcasts featuring conversations with leading practitioners and innovators. What role does learning technology innovation play in franchise business success? When and how to use an RFP (or not). Another year is drawing to a close – already? Hard to believe, but the calendar doesn’t lie. So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018.

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How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Many innovative solutions are available, and their feature sets are broader and deeper than many association professionals realize. When to issue an RFP (or not). We’ve all heard about today’s rapidly changing workforce dynamics and the critical shortage of qualified labor. Almost daily, new statistics highlight the need for effective skills training and professional development.

Amusing Findings in Keywords

Tony Karrer

I'm still considered the worst learner, an innovation laggard, etc. worst learner laggard in technology innovation bad day elearning corporate training sucks worst presentation award bad things about e-learning worst learning experience beer elearning bad rfp requirements wasting time on technology And my personal favorite where I rank #1 is: top ten lamest people Don't believe that Google thinks I'm the "top ten lamest people" or "worst learner".

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

These acquired companies are all innovation leaders in their particular specialty. Because LMS buyers are now including GDPR compliance in their RFP requirements, learning systems vendors can no longer ignore it. In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.”

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.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

Troy is a “triple threat” learning innovator with deep expertise as a content development practitioner, solutions consultant and technology vendor. When to issue an RFP (or not). WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

Digital innovation is making it easier than ever to support commercial training strategies, so companies of every size and industry segment are discovering how learning programs can fuel growth and profitability. The rise of SaaS ecosystems fascinates me because it represents a huge shift (for the better) in how organizations can leverage learning innovation. 6 LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value? When and how to use an RFP (or not).

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

In this webcast, you’ll discover innovative ways to increase audience size for e-learning courses, webinars and live events. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: 7 Best Practices for Your Moodle RFP The request-for-proposal (RFP) process can be time-consuming, but can also yield meaningful results. This webinar will cover the need-to-know tips for writing a Moodle LMS RFP, and provide templated elements from which to work from. " Very early. "

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. They discussed a “Smile Campaign” which included contests and innovative ideas to drive traffic to the site.

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. It’s wise to map out all the interrelated parts of your CE selling process and use as the foundation for your LMS requirements and eventual RFP. Continuing education is a big business.

The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

Complexity is the price we pay for the benefits of disruptive innovation caused by hundreds of new learning platforms entering the space since the rise of cloud computing over the past decade. 6) Request for Proposal (RFP). Why does everything about the LMS market seem so complex?

Types of Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

The biggest player is Panopto who also is in the corporate space, but personally, i think VLPs didn’t innovate enough and drive forward with stronger video functionality. My LMS RFP (also covers learning platforms) is a perfect way to do a comparison, when you match it up to the LXP one. . Let me ask you an honest question. What is your personality type? Are you a Type A? Maybe a Type B? I was once told by a CEO, that I was a Type A ultra even more so then her.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

They needed to streamline their RFP response process. 5 areas of innovation unique to customer LMS solutions. WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

Litmos prides itself on a customer-centric approach and continual innovation in the marketplace. 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.

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Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s leadership that makes a positive difference in the workplace, creating a climate where collaboration and innovation drive remarkable results. 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. " Lily, Flowers, Macro " by aniasi is Public Domain.

heebity-jeebity-hocus-pocus: I’m suffering from traction-packed, robust leveraging

Janet Clarey

The powers of the internet, intranets and extranets need to be leveraged and their appropriate software to teach the most innovative skills available need to be distributed swiftly and efficiently to enhance corporate advantage. If you’re writing something today - an email, course content, RFP, whatever…think about what you want to say. Ran across this in the “strong language&# section at Incisive.nu.

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Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS!

Kapp Notes

Seventh, twice a year we bring in professionals who are working in the field of instructional design, e-learning and performance support to provide feedback on our curriculum, RFP exercise and our initiatives within the department. Students are working with faculty who are impacting the field and driving innovation.