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

Talented Learning

Last week – less than two months into 2020 – one of the biggest acquisitions in learning systems history was announced. Cornerstone plans to acquire Saba for a hefty $1.395 billion. Doesn’t sound like Saba customers will see much upside anytime soon.

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Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014

eLearning 24-7

I especially love it when I get the opportunity to present all over the world on a variety of e-learning topics. I love meeting new folks who have either been big fans and supporters of e-learning or are totally new to e-learning and seeking out information and knowledge. They forget to realize that a learning system, learning platform are just semantics – as noted before. In January of this year, I presented the top systems for 2013-14.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! 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. Saba acquired Halogen.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

eLearning 24-7

It does seem like such a large number, but when you realize that there are over 1,300 learning systems around the world, 85 isn’t such a big number. People always inquire why I like one system over the next, and how their system (if they are a vendor) is not on the list or if a customer, how the system they purchased is not on the list. Plus, I always recommend going 3rd party authoring tool, even if your system comes with one. Saba Cloud (*).

NexGen Learning Systems T-Grid 2019-20

eLearning 24-7

Nowadays every learning system vendor out there will tell you their system is Next Generation or some nuanced spin that goes towards NexGen. The problem is that for most of the systems, it just isn’t the case. 120 is a perfect system. Machine Learning.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

Ed McMahon is not back (he’s dead after all), but in his honor, and without you having to buy an overpriced magazine, I present you with early award winners in various learning system categories, for 2019. . But first… What is a Learning System? Because of the size of the market and split out of types of systems, it made sense to create an umbrella term and then place the main four types of systems under said umbrella. . Saba was #2.

NexGen Learning System Grid 2018-19

eLearning 24-7

To the 2018-19 Learning System Grid,identifying the Leaders, Risers, Steady and Slow vendors for NexGen functionality. . So for LMS and learning platforms, I compared based on the template (which is quite extensive) and the same for those in the LEP/LXP space (Sorry, I still think they should be LEP, so going back to LEP/LXP). . As in 500 Learning Systems. But I cut off at 500, looking at systems known and not so well-known. Cornerstone Learning Suite.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

When you look at the list below you might wonder why we’re not calling this our 2019 Book of Learning Systems Trends. Well, a lot is happening in extended enterprise learning and we want to touch on all the high points. In fact, this guide is like the learning systems landscape, itself – deep, broad and multi-faceted. Our trends lists reflect how learning systems buyers are actually driving innovation with their dollars!

Don’t Believe the Hype. Learning Management Systems Are Alive and Well

CLO Magazine

Recently, Carol Leaman wrote an article for this publication in which she proposed that learning management systems are so five years ago. LMSs, the undisputed Goliath of the corporate learning world, are having their lunch eaten by David,” she wrote. Learning leaders are embracing new platforms that are mobile-first, cloud based, drive voluntary learner engagement and incorporate advancements in cognitive science that map knowledge to how learners best acquire it.”.

2019 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

Truly coveted by those in the know, who know, they really shouldn’t be in the e-learning industry. . Just as last year, the Turkey Award focuses on systems and marketing spin. E-Learning Marketing Words – Stand on your Soapbox and Stop the Madness. Learning System.

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. I learned a lot during those years. 10 years ago we would occasionally cross paths with corporate LMS buyers who were evaluating commercial systems side-by-side with open source platforms. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Should You Use an Employee LMS for Extended Enterprise Learning in 2019?

Talented Learning

Early in 2014, I set-out to answer a question I constantly hear as a learning systems selection consultant : “Should we use our employee LMS to educate external audiences?” They are “known” by the system and they must comply with mandated training assignments. On the other hand, customers and business partners can’t be forced to engage in learning activities. So Many Learning Systems – So Little Time. Elearning system.

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Next week, 12-12-12, will be #10 to #1 learning management systems for 2012. New features include m-learning on the iPad with native app (no on/off synch), integrates with Yammer, themes, custom URL, assessment tool, the authoring tool is the key component, help and feedback tab. A year ago if you told me that they were in the top 25 systems, I would have laughed in your face. Video learning platforms. 20 Saba Learning Suite.

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

In fact, the total cost of weak contractor compliance management is much more than just penalty fees – especially when noncompliance leads to extremely expensive operational disruptions or delays. To verify that their certifications are up-to-date, rig workers typically carry tools that are tied to one or more compliance databases – either an ID card that can be swiped for status checks or a mobile learning and tracking app. It may not be easy to manage, but it is essential.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

The sixth LMS in the LMSs that kick ass Friday series is Saba. Saba’s primary market is corporate learning with just more than half of all implementations installed behind-the-firewall (largest implementation 2,000,000 learners). Saba is a major player among corporate LMSs -you can say it’s a benchmark system. Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their product “ Saba Social.&#.

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Avoiding the LMS Overkill

QuoDeck

This requirement for learning has spawned the multi-billion-dollar Learning Management System (LMS) industry. Well, most LMSs would provide core features – User Management, Course Creation, and Basic Progress Analytics. Because you might just end up with a system that is nightmarish to implement and, altogether, too complex for your audience to use. The onus of learning is on the learner with little focus on assessments or pushing adoption.

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

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. Fulfillment systems.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. And with more than 1000 enterprise-class learning systems available, finding the right solution is more challenging than ever. So now we’re publishing a similar guide just for corporate learning decision makers.

LMS State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

Learning Systems. Learning Platforms. Learning Management Systems. Caribbean – Across the board, virtually every island is doing e-learning – not one truly stands out. Market with high revenue potential, yet has minimal competition – Content providers, B2B – unique angle – many systems do not understand the space, nor have a system that truly delivers what these markets need. Predictive Learning.

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

When we started Talented Learning nearly four years ago, our mission was to help clients find and use learning management systems that effectively support extended enterprise education. At that time, interest in training customers, channel partners and others “outside the firewall” was on the rise, but many organizations either could not or would not use their internal employee-focused LMS to support external learning programs.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Recently, the concept of corporate learning ecosystems has grown increasingly popular — and with good reason. Imagine creating a dynamic, intelligent learning infrastructure that engages your far-flung workforce, wherever those individuals may be. Now imagine accomplishing all of that without having to retire your existing talent management system of record. 2) Learning Experience. For example: Learning Experience Platforms. 3) Learning Content.

Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Vendors saying “have you looked at XYZ” (which is their system). The problem with asking random folks to recommend an LMS is that they have no idea on what specific functionality you need, nor your budget, nor your challenges or issues you are facing, nor your requirements, nor your training approach or L&D approach, nor your experience with e-learning. In the amount of time you read this line, you could be registered and using the system. E-Learning 24/7.

The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

While there are well over 1,300 systems (LMS and subsets including learning platforms, sales enablement platforms, reinforcement learning platforms, etc.) The sample size for the debut grid was 250 vendors across multiple landscapes in the learning system space. Systems were graded on my weight system for next generation functionality. Degreed is strong, but not an LMS or learning platform as a standalone per se. eLogic Learning.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Today is a banner day for extended enterprise education , because today we’re unveiling the new face of learning systems excellence – The 2019 Talented Learning Awards! As outlined last month , we’re simplifying the way we honor the best learning systems by focusing on two key extended enterprise categories: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: Business-oriented solutions targeting external audiences such as customers, channel partners, suppliers and contractors.

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. I’m curious to know what you are seeing in other countries regarding e-learning? In just the past several months, numerous countries are really embracing not just e-learning but also mobile. could learn something from VA or even the online university in the U.K.

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LMSs, TMs and HCMs

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system. If you visit the Taleo home page, you will learn the following two items. I must have been sleeping, but when did “learning” slide under Talent Management? When did “learning, which is training” become a defacto component of Talent Management? Better yet, when did “learning/training” become a component of Human Capital Management?

What is the Importance of SCORM Compliant LMS?

G-Cube

From its conception in the year 2000, SCORM or Shareable Content Object Reference Model holds the utmost importance in enterprises that embrace technology-led learning. The SCORM compliant LMSs support interoperability between different online learning software products.

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Trends in Learning - No LMS Left Behind [LSG Webinar Notes]

Learning Visions

These are my live-blogged notes from a Learning Skills Group webinar, hosted by Donald Taylor. TRENDS IN LEARNING - No LMS Left Behind Nag Chandrashekar, VP Products Learning Mobile and Assessment, Saba 1. Don’t even call it learning anymore. A learning platform used to do – it had the ability to target a specific group of learners and provide a nice catalog, dividing into groups of courses and targeting groups of people to push out the right content.

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LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

They are moving towards a broader suite that focuses on other aspects of Talent Management. Oracle's ( Learning Management and PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management but less so it's iLearning ) and SAP Enterprise Learning score better than I would have expected. As these systems catch up, this will make the market really hard for Saba and SumTotal. TopClass e-Learning Suite WBT Systems 2 8.25 CourseMill Learning Manag.

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

This is a system that has a lot of potential, but still lacking a few key items in the areas of classroom management, compliance, gamification (no leaderboard), event management and so on. If you are willing to wait it out, until many of features I would find useful (and in many cases standard among the LMS space), then this is a system to explore. I place the system in my good to excellent category, simply because of its potential. Can the system be improved?

Do We Still Need the LMS?

CLO Magazine

billion into various types of learning and training companies in 2016, and the number appears to be going up in 2017. Saba Software, one of the pioneers in enterprise learning technology, was founded less than 20 years ago, and since then the market has exploded. Employees want to learn in personalized, microlearning bursts. Over a given week our research shows that people spend about 1 percent of their time on learning.

“Automating” your Classroom Training

rapidLD

The evolution aspect will no doubt entail greater blended learning components and independent activities. Learning management systems (LMS) have been around for many years and have improved the instructor-led class process. All of these ‘full-featured’ systems handle the management of course setup, course catalog searches, and self/manager-driven class registrations. Saba, SumTotal, Cornerstone) that have a robust instructor’s interface.

Opinion: The LMS Isn’t Dead … Yet

CLO Magazine

For example, read the battling viewpoints expressed on this site between Carol Leaman of Axonify and Joe Majors of Saba. Leaman believes the LMS is close to extinction due to the rapid growth of tools and resources that deliver learning outside the LMS. The challenge, he says, actually lies with learning leaders not fully understanding how to best use an LMS. Generally, we define software systems by the common sets of functionality they share.

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Learning Goes Social

CLO Magazine

New technology is empowering employees more than ever to control their own learning and development. As corporate America continues to embrace social tools for learning and development, social learning has shed its reputation as a transient industry buzzword. With a laser-like focus on the end user, emerging technologies are shifting some of the power and onus from the learning function to the individual learner. Learning materials must be easily accessible.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

The need for a dedicated learning solution in changing times. In his masterpiece Future Shock, Alvin Toffler has noted how the most literate persons of 21st century will not be those who can read or write, but those who can “learn, unlearn and relearn.”. Learning is getting experiential. Organizations are smart enough to see through this shift — traditional course-based learning is on its way out, skill-based learning is creeping in! Learning happens on demand.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

The need for a dedicated learning solution in changing times. In his masterpiece Future Shock, Alvin Toffler has noted how the most literate persons of 21st century will not be those who can read or write, but those who can “learn, unlearn and relearn.”. Learning is getting experiential. Organizations are smart enough to see through this shift — traditional course-based learning is on its way out, skill-based learning is creeping in! Learning happens on demand.

Free L&D webinars for July 2019

Limestone Learning

If you could use some ideas, there are plenty of free webinars on everything from learning principles to design tips to career management. Over her career, she’s successfully produced events, created/delivered presentations to groups of 2 to 2000, managed people and projects (local to enterprise), designed/produced and facilitated learning (digital, virtual, live), led a Human Resources department, and coached students, professionals, and entrepreneurs.

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

While working with video has traditionally been complex and time-consuming, recent technology advances have dramatically simplified the process of capturing, managing, and sharing it. Join Panopto to learn nine things you may be doing the old way, why they're no longer necessary, and how updating your approach to video learning will enable you to maximize its value. In this webcast, you’ll learn: Three best practices for creating new videos. Transform Your Managers!

2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

As 2017 draws to a close, the learning community is buzzing with chatter. It’s time again for the annual Talented Learning LMS Awards! The Talented Learning Awards are not a money-making affair for us. The Talented Learning LMS Awards are not chosen by marketers, or designed for marketers. They are intended to help buyers navigate the uncertain waters of today’s learning technology marketplace. Best Learning Tech Innovator. Latitude Learning.