Simplify Vendor Management with a Training Services Provider

Infopro Learning

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. Enterprise organizations often work with multiple training industry vendors for their L&D needs.

The Dos and Don’ts of Approaching Learning Solution Vendors

Schoox

Is your organization ready to start looking for a learning solution vendor? If you decide to take things externally, shopping around for a vendor is not an easy task. You need to find a vendor who can provide exactly what you need, a solution tailored to your specifications.

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6 Tips To Build And Maintain A Successful Learning Vendor Relationship

Roundtable Learning

For organizations that must turn to a vendor for their training and development needs, it can be tricky to learn how to navigate this new relationship with their partner. . Tip #2: Thoroughly Research Your Vendor. What is our best communication method with our vendor?

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. This added expertise can help you increase eLearning effectiveness while avoiding common development and workflow issues that can leave employees unsure of their role and responsibilities, which leads to on-the-job errors, issues, PR problems, and legal complications.

“Best Known” is Not Always “Best.” How to Find the Best Talent Management Vendor for Your Organization

Avilar

When leaders at small and mid-sized companies need new technologies – including talent management systems – they often have a long list of vendors, products, and solution sets to choose from. Too often, decision makers are automatically drawn to larger, well-known vendors.

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

Dan Keckan

You need a platform that alleviates combability issues and allows you to use your trusty tools with the click of a button. But which vendor is best for your bottom line? Learning Management Systems eLearning eBooks LMS Customer Experience LMS Integrations LMS Vendors

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

If you’ve ever crossed professional paths with me, you know I’m willing to talk learning tech shop with anyone — vendors, buyers and practitioners– anytime, anywhere in the world. Every day I meet new experts and exchange ideas about what’s good, bad and ugly in the world of learning technology. As I look back at that Q&A , I see key market opportunities and issues that are very much on my mind these days.

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5 Advantages of a Competency-Based Approach to Solving Workforce Issues

Avilar

What are the advantages of a competency-based approach to solving workforce management issues? Competency management was one of those areas, and many vendors have “bolted on” that component, usually covering a single dimension of competencies.

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LMS Pricing Models – Solving a Complicated Issue

AbaraLMS

If you’re a first-time LMS buyer, chances are you tried understanding the pricing models offered by various vendors, and this left you either confused or created more questions than provided answers. The truth is- the market for LMS systems is made up of many vendors, and each vendor has their own pricing model. The [ ] The post LMS Pricing Models – Solving a Complicated Issue appeared first on Abara LMS.

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LMS Pricing Models – Solving a Complicated Issue

AbaraLMS

If you’re a first-time LMS buyer, chances are you tried understanding the pricing models offered by various vendors, and this left you either confused or created more questions than provided answers. The truth is- the market for LMS systems is made up of many vendors, and each vendor has their own pricing model. And truth be told, the definitions for these terms will vary from vendor to vendor as well.

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E-Learning Q&A November Issue

eLearning 24-7

In this riveting issue we will be covering the international e-learning scene, my State of the Industry LMS Report – specifically the Top 50, LMS ROI, e-learning costs and web conferencing. Additionally, if you have a high rate of safety issues and as a result of people taking/completing some safety courses, you see a drop in incidents by whatever percentage – that again, shows ROI in a quantitative number. At last count, 25 vendors created such videos.

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5 Problems With Virtual Reality Training They Don’t Want You To Know

Roundtable Learning

With these benefits, though, comes potential issues that may affect the success of VR training at your organization. . We know the issues that may arise when using this technology and are here to help you overcome any challenges you may face. . Technical Issues.

Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

eLearning 24-7

Vendors who have partnerships with WebEx or whomever they use, typically require you to purchase a license, which is separate from the system. Many will offer or have the ability to purchase the license for you, rather than you having to go to the vendor themselves and purchase it. Rather, “partner&# is a dual revenue steam for the vendor and their partner – a business relationship deal. If the vendor offers it, they say yes – but here is the twist.

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

Talented Learning

But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think. Below are some of the most common issues I encounter, along with ideas to improve your odds of success: 1) Do you respond to every requirement? Sounds obvious – but you’d be surprised how many vendors ignore requested input. As a vendor, you can demonstrate leadership by seeking clarification. LMS buyers don’t evaluate software vendors on product features and functionality, alone.

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How to choose an external e-learning vendor ?

Ideaon

Interaction with a prospective vendor can show and shed more light than reading up about them or viewing their work online. What skills does the e-learning vendor offer? Are the skills that the vendor brings, something that is complementary to your team? There is comfort in knowing that a vendor can work on a particular skillset, but can also work with aligned skill sets? Cost vs Value proposition.Can the vendor work within your budget? Pick up the hints.

LMS Vendor Eyes Only: 10 Tips to Boost Sales

Talented Learning

With almost 700 LMS vendors in the world, competition for every sales opportunity is fierce. Along the way, I have seen more than 100 salespeople from multiple vendors compete to win legitimate business opportunities. To win, an LMS vendor must vanquish a minimum of 4 to 20 others and be the only one left standing – with each and every new customer. LMS Vendor Sales Tips. The post LMS Vendor Eyes Only: 10 Tips to Boost Sales appeared first on Talented Learning.

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.

Considerations for Choosing a Serious Games Vendor

Designing Digitally

In today’s growing market, it becomes even more critical to choose a serious games vendor wisely. Description: If a vendor has a gamification specialist, you can take that to mean that they are serious about putting out a good product. They can also help with any other technical issues that you may be faced with. . Find a serious games vendor with a unique perspective.

Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends

eLearning 24-7

Per Host – My number #1 vendor goes this route, but they and a few others push ultimate options with a minimum number of hosts and I’m not even talking Enterprise yet. Monthly isn’t such an issue, but always find out anyway. There a few vendors who offer a lot more, but nobody is doing like 30 or 40 extensions at this point. With most vendors showing their mobile items using a smartphone. I know what you are thinking.

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SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

eLearning 24-7

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. So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Technical issues that arise – resources from your location are now dedicated to solve them.

5 Problems With Augmented Reality Training And Solutions To Tackle Them

Roundtable Learning

If you’re considering AR for your organization’s training, it’s critical to learn about potential problems and identify solutions to tackle issues. . We know the issues that may arise when using this technology and are here to help you overcome any challenges you may face.

Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

You need to follow a proven process to zero-in on the right vendor, who can meet your needs well. Select the vendors who score high, and contact them for the next step — a demonstration of their product. Step 3: Ask Vendors to Demonstrate Their LMSs. Step 4: Request LMS Vendors for a Free Trial of Their Products. Step 5: Seek References of the Vendors’ Existing Clients . Step 6: Check the Financial Health of the LMS Vendor.

LMS Vendor (what you have) vs. LMS Partner (what you want)

EthosCE

Perhaps you assumed that your LMS vendor knew that you needed less, not more, administrative tasks on your plate and that your LMS platform would have all of the features that you needed from day one. There’s a simple explanation for your predicament: you have an LMS vendor, not a CME management platform. Many CME Directors are unaware that an LMS vendor—an LMS provider focused on add-on product sales—will be anything but a partner in their CME program’s success.

SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor Questions

eLearning 24-7

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. So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Technical issues that arise – resources from your location are now dedicated to solve them.

Customer Excellence Pledge

eLearning 24-7

Sure there are vendors who do an exceptional job, but the fact still remains that the number one reason, people leave one learning system vendor for another is support/service. What are those statements that a vendor has to adhere to, in the Customer Excellence Pledge?

Questions to ask your LMS Vendor

Tony Karrer

You know how I was saying Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They? Well I just ran across a good post: Questions You Should Be Asking Of Your Potential LMS Vendors, But Likely Are Not. It's a good post and some good ways to put questions because it forces some issues - like 3rd party relationships - to surface. It appears to be by Justyn Howard - Business Development at Learn.com.

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Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of External eLearning

Your Training Edge

Once you decide on the vendor and sign the contract, delivery may be relatively quick. In most cases, a vendor will manage content and delivery for you. But a vendor that specializes in this type of training has a staff that maintains the content. In many cases, the vendor hosts the courses, which means that your users simply log on via the Internet and take a class. Then the vendor provides you with reports on completions.

ROI: Should You Host The LMS or Let the Vendor

Kapp Notes

I have to admit, I lean toward having a vendor host the solution. Since externally hosted solutions are under a great deal of scrutiny by potential clients and since a security breach can be catastrophic to a vendor who host external solutions, the security is often times much higher than internal network security. Many vendors have 128 bit or higher SSL encryption. Meanwhile the internal resource is trying to sort out the issue and report to you on status.

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? As a content vendor providing training (Instructor Led or eLearning), you are naturally having to compete with each person's ability to find information via a Google search or through access to a service like Safari (which makes all of the O'Reilly books fully searchable).

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. There are plenty of vendors who do not charge any type of setup fee. Equally there are vendors who charge a setup fee for items that you need to make it go. You can buy extra training – on site for x number of days – which can be a major profit maker for a vendor. I know of vendors who charge 3K per API.

When your LMS BFF is no longer

eLearning 24-7

The big elephant in the room that we hear so many times and vendors love to pitch (to get you to their system), but rarely the vendors themselves will admit to – many have only themselves to blame. Sometimes, it is the client’s fault and sometimes it is the vendor’s fault. I know, I know it is never your fault (client) – its those nasty LMS vendors, but as with the failure to recognize, often more than not it is duality, at least at some level.

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The 5 most common LMS complaints from end users

eLearning 24-7

My issue is important and your tech people have not responded. As someone who has had the wonderful experience of buying (leasing) a LMS and the issues that arose beyond that, I can tell you that I feel your pain. I remember seeing some pricing online by a LMS vendor and then when I got the contract it had different pricing on it. Or there are vendors who only work in certain industries/verticals. Company place the issue into its queue. Issue solved.

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LMS: Further Due Diligence

Your Training Edge

You can probably take a deep breath after your selection of LMS vendors has been made. During the time period between the selection and the signing of contracts, start moving forward on conducting some final due diligence in relation to the LMS, its functionality, its specifications, and the vendor. But you most certainly want to review the contracts yourself, especially if the legal counsel was not involved in vendor selection.

Top Employee Onboarding Learning Management Systems

Dan Keckan

Are you exploring the LMS market to solve your employee onboarding issues? Employee Onboarding eLearning Solutions Top Lists LMS LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS Use Cases LMS Vendors Onboarding Gamification

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How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

eLearning 24-7

The future is vague, just like that roadmap the vendor tells you, their feature will be in, in the wait for it, future. Plus, when your end-users are upset about something or their is an issue, they are not going to reach out to anyone in your company; except you or your administrator. Look there are some vendors who pull the smoke and mirrors game when it comes to demos, which I will explain how to beat that, so they can’t, but it is a fact, that not everyone plays fair.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

But now, let’s start with the issues and opportubities at the top of my watch list… 2020 Extended Enterprise LMS Predictions. But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition.

Top 5 LMS Must-Have Features, And Number 1 Will Blow Your Mind

Association eLearning

If you’re offering certifications, then having an online video catalog is great, but if it doesn’t issue or track certificates, that’s extra work you’ll have to do manually. Learning Management Systems best lms choose LMS comparing LMSs knowledge direct lms lms lms companies lms features LMS selection LMS system lms vendors new lms featuresNow that I have your attention, I need to tell you something. Something the LMS industry doesn’t want you to know.

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LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

RFPs help buyers get organized, formalize requirements, evaluate vendors logically, create a historical record and show vendors you are serious. It also includes instructions on how and when vendors should submit a response. There are nearly 700 vendors specializing in learning solutions for corporate, academic, association and continuing education needs. At a low LMS price point, there may be no practical reason to issue a formal RFP.

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Tool Issue: XMind, WorldMapper, Balsamiq, VoiceThread, EtherPad, and Flowgram

Mark Oehlert

Better idea.ask your your content authoring vendor when they'll have this functionality available! So I was looking at XMind - mind mapping app - and it looks good and all but especially considering the air-tight lockdown on desktops across the federal government, I really can't even look twice at something that requires an install. I mean AIR is probably years away from approval. I did want to pass along WorldMapper. This site has some incredible visualizations.

How to Get the Most out of Your LMS Demo

Association eLearning

If you’re in the beginning stages of selecting a learning management system (LMS) for your association, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the choices and information from various vendors. If you and the vendor can spare an additional half an hour or more, great! Before your demo, provide your LMS vendor with this scenario (and any others you and your team come up with) and ask them to demonstrate these steps within the system.