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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. The post Is Your RFP Response On Point?

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How to Choose the Right LMS? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

If you need advice about learning technology (especially for extended enterprise needs), submit your question here. In fact, nearly 1000 vendors are on our radar! The clock runs out before they can determine which vendors are truly relevant. Helping you pick the best fit from that shortlist of vendors. Also, because the extended enterprise space is so diverse, we research a broader spectrum of technologies than other LMS analysts.

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

Trajectory IQ

I thought it might be useful to try and break down the reasons why Ottawa keeps failing to understand how IT projects work and how to go about procuring the right Canadian vendor (tech speak for finding the right Canadian tech partner). Let’s get started… Canada’s home-grown tech companies have long complained that Ottawa keeps turning to giant American firms like IBM for its information-technology needs — and an internal federal report suggests they’re right.

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“Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

I thought it might be useful to try and break down the reasons why Ottawa keeps failing to understand how IT projects work and how to go about procuring the right Canadian vendor (tech speak for finding the right Canadian tech partner). Let’s get started… Canada’s home-grown tech companies have long complained that Ottawa keeps turning to giant American firms like IBM for its information-technology needs — and an internal federal report suggests they’re right.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

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. A trend should matter to any buyer, seller or user of learning technology who wants to make ongoing, intelligent and informed choices. It directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers. Almost daily, new learning technology developers contact us to introduce themselves.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update.

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

Talented Learning

9) Let’s talk about technology. Associations of every size want to make the most of their investment in learning technology. Bottom-line – technology costs are no longer a deal-breaker for low-budget continuing education providers. Vetting every vendor is impractical. As independent LMS selection consultants , we continuously evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of all vendors in the association market. When to issue an RFP (or not).

Your Roadmap to the World of Modern Learning

Degreed

In all large organizations, the implementation of new technology moves at a snail’s pace. You might be lucky to get a new tool up and running in 8-9 months, or longer if you want a solution that integrates multiple technologies. Implementing Degreed allows you to continue to make changes on the back-end (new or upgraded LMS, new content vendors, consolidating SharePoint sites, etc.) Strategy Innovation

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

Through practical, front-line experience, we’ve identified the information and steps that are most effective in defining requirements and formulating a short list of highly qualified vendors for any type of learning management scenario. They must easily integrate with association management systems (AMS), ecommerce systems, single sign-on (SSO) technology, virtual classrooms, marketing automation tools, CRMs and event production systems.

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. These will give you a good roadmap for where you want to head, and help you decide whether the LMS vendors you’re considering can get you there.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

Because these breakouts could go longer than an Oscar speech, the majority will be the category followed by the vendor. When * is seen, this indicates that the vendor is in FindAnLMS. . of 70% of my LMS RFP Template. . These are vendors who score high in certain verticals.

Meet the Hero of the Technical Sale: The Sales Engineer

Cloudshare

If you sell technology products, an unsung hero sits nearby. 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.

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The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

To find the best learning technology fit , we must sort through various learning platform types, license models , functionality, integration capacity , implementation services (or lack of) and overall costs. 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. 2) Vendor Identification. 5) Vendor Qualification.

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

Talented Learning

For instance: Sometimes a buyer seeks technology that is complementary or superior to its own. 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. 2) Broader Reach : The combined customer base will drive stronger content, support, systems integration and technology partnerships around the globe. When to issue an RFP (or not). Have you heard the news?

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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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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. Which technology and business factors are shaping the extended enterprise LMS market? Digital transformation consultant Daniel Newman weighs in… 11) Should you use an RFP when choosing an LMS?

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

When we started Talented Learning, there was no independent source of extended enterprise learning technology research, but we knew from experience that the need was real. Since then, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of modern LMS vendors, and in enthusiasm for strategies and technologies that help organizations educate customers, channel partners and other external audiences. How can you navigate the field of 700+ LMS vendors?

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. But sending learners to a different vendor LMS for each course makes no sense. When to issue an RFP (or not). How to make the most of vendor demos and proof-of-concept projects. WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

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. What is Technology’s Role in Continuing Education? To understand why this segment of the training technology market is so interested in custom design, let’s take a look at the challenges CE businesses face. Continuing education is a big business.

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.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. The Litmos LMS is a modern, pure cloud-based LMS designed for small and medium organizations with straightforward learning management technology needs. Litmos by CallidusCloud is the fastest growing learning technology company in the world, supporting more than 4 million users in 130+ countries and 24 languages. Litmos prides itself on a customer-centric approach and continual innovation in the marketplace.

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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.

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

Talented Learning

EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. They needed to streamline their RFP response process. In this case, by the time I engage with a vendor, I’ve got everything laid out, so we can replicate it in an LMS and take it to the next level. 5 areas of innovation unique to customer LMS solutions.

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. What technology buyers need from providers.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

In years past, the same dozen or so vendors competed for all the LMS market share. Nearly every vendor earned its bread and butter by selling to employee-minded buyers in HR. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. We have spent the last three years meeting more than 125 vendors — learning who they are, what they do, why they are unique, and who their customers are.