The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP)

Absorb LMS

They turned to a research firm or various Web sites for a list of learning management system features. They copied most of these features into a RFP and sent it to vendors. If the organization that issued the RFP gets ten similar responses from other providers, they’ll need to wade through about 1500 pages of material… just to create a short list of systems to evaluate further. Click Manage courses.

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The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues. See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP).

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The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues. See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP).

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Way back when I was just a marketing minion working in development at a nonprofit, I used to attend workshops and classes that would help me learn more about my industry. Yet, how much more could I have learned if I didn’t have to drive across town to take the course? Are we large enough to support online learning? These will be some of the questions you’ll need to answer to convince your board that online learning is a smart choice for your association.

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow. A typical software system RFP has multiple sections; once you complete one you like, you can use it as a template for other requests and programs. This internal process is an important step towards building an online learning business roadmap.

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The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues. See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP).

10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines

Upside Learning

We received a Request For Proposal (RFP) from a leading Banking and Financial organization last week to deploy an enterprise wide Learning Management System. Like every other Bid Manager, I too was excited as it was a good opportunity; but my excitement soon turned into disappointment when I opened the Bid Document. Would this LMS RFP process help the organization achieve its objective of finding a suitable solution?

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

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. Shopping without an RFP may seem faster, easier and less complex, but your selection process will be subjective and loaded with assumptions that increase risk. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps.

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7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs. You will need some sort of portal to put your courses into, which is commonly referred to as a Learning Management System or LMS. Will the education department need additional administrative help uploading courses or creating them and managing users? Will you train managers to become leaders?

Tips for Developing an LMS RFP

Association eLearning

So, you’re ready to take the initial plunge into eLearning, and you’re thinking of issuing a request for proposal (RFP). Distributing an RFP is a wonderful way to “set the stage” for your ideal learning management system (LMS). An RFP is especially beneficial if you have a lot of requirements, because it gives you a simple way to evaluate and compare numerous LMS systems. Developing an RFP does take time, and thoughtful consideration.

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Free Webinar: Select Your Ideal Learning Management System

Adobe Captivate

In May, I partnered with a continuing education organization to offer a class on how to select a learning technology platform. The description is below: Has your organization asked you to select a new learning technology platform or learning management system? Many learning professionals are asked to evaluate and purchase learning technology, and few of us have the background necessary to handle those tasks.

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? ” Having participated in more than 200 learning systems evaluations , I’ve seen some monster misses. But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think.

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Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation. A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization. Who needs to be involved in the Learning Management System implementation project?

Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

While there are a lot of different Learning Management Systems with very different features, the requirements in this situation are a bit different. So here are some of the requirements I see for this customer that are a bit different from what you would find in a normal corporate LMS RFP. To me this is a new kind of system. I'm temporarily calling this a Rapid Learning Management System. Systems?

In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Until such times as systems can seamlessly track, report and produce useful data for the learning that occurs through the many little experiences in the daily workflow without manual intervention, I think it is still ‘work in progress’.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him). THE JOURNEY: As you know, we are experiencing a major shift in the domain of ‘learning’. Even as we are writing this, learning is changing: From push to pull.

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7 Tips To Get You Started With Your Moodle RFP

Dan Keckan

We have compiled some quick tips to help you get started with your LMS RFP! Learning Management Systems Free eLearning eBooks Learning Management System Implementation LMS RFP MoodleThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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IN PURSUIT OF THE RIGHT LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) FOR TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Until such times as systems can seamlessly track, report and produce useful data for the learning that occurs through the many little experiences in the daily workflow without manual intervention, I think it is still ‘work in progress’.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him) THE JOURNEY: As you know, we are experiencing a major shift in the domain of ‘learning’. Even as we are writing this, learning is changing: From push to pull.

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What to include in an RFP for Corporate Training (Plus, A Free Template)

eLearningMind

When sending out an RFP to training companies to source corporate training services and solutions, it’s typical for decision makers to first understand what potential options exist in the marketplace. The mechanism for seeking that understanding is a request for proposal, or RFP.

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Things To Do Before Selecting An LMS

Dan Keckan

Learning Management Systems eLearning eBooks Learning Management System Implementation LMS RFP LMS Use CasesSelecting the right LMS is an important process that can make or break the future of your training program.

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What Buying a Bicycle Would Look Like if We Applied a Typical LMS Selection Strategy

Absorb LMS

Buying LMS Software for Your Team Most organizations acquire software such as a learning management system this way as well: Identify requirements Compare existing products Take them for a spin by trying out the software Purchase A small percentage of organizations, though, choose a different selection approach; they issue a Request for Proposal (RFP). Let’s look at this system in more detail.” It’s easy to add questions like these to an RFP.

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How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post : an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step. Only after a thorough requirements analysis process will you have the information you need to create a really good LMS RFP. Submit RFP.

How to write a Request for Proposal (RFP) for LMS Vendors

PSB

The LMS RFP is the best approach for buyers to offer their expectations to LMS Vendors in the form of a Request for Proposal (RFP), and LMS Vendors to understand the prospect’s exact requirement and expectations from the product. When is an LMS RFP most helpful?

eBook Release: Don't Just Build Your Business Case For A Learning Platform. Prove It!

Dan Keckan

How do you get stakeholder buy-in and implement your new learning platform? eLearning Platforms Business Objectives eLearning eBooks Learning Management System Learning Objectives LMS RFP LMS Vendors

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7 Elements Every LMS Contract Should Have And Tips To Negotiate The Best Terms

Dan Keckan

Learning Management Systems LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS VendorsBefore you sign on the dotted line, make certain that your agreement has all the essentials.

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You’ve Purchased SAP Litmos Training. Now What?

Litmos

Maybe you sent out a lengthy RFP and went through that process. Articles eLearning Enterprise Learning Learning Management System Litmos corporate elearning Corporate TrainingYou’ve spent months looking for the perfect LMS solution for your organization or company.

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LMS RFP

Tony Karrer

Continuing on from my earlier posts: LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated LMS Selection Team and Stakeholders LMS Selection Process From several comments and from looking at my list of issues, I realize that writing a good LMS RFP is challenging and it's easy to make lots of mistakes. LMS RFP Resources John Theis wrote a dissertation on the contents of 25 RFPs submitted to an LMS vendor. Another good resource is: Learning Management Systems (LMS) A Review.

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Free LMS Selection Services Prep: 6 Tips To Determine Your Price Expectations

Dan Keckan

Learning Management Systems Learning Management System Pricing LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS VendorsFree LMS selection services give you the opportunity to whittle down your top choices and simplify the process. But how do you determine your price expectations beforehand so that you can get more accurate LMS recommendations? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Why did you buy your learning system?

eLearning 24-7

New System X is announced that it is coming out and is made by a well-known brand or a brand that you hear is great, didn’t like the first time around, but this is a new version, and just perhaps, perhaps it is a better fit. Why, did you purchase your learning system?

5 Must-Have LMS Features To Ensure Return On Investment

Docebo

As with most things in life, you get what you pay for – your learning technology solution is no different. . Just as you wouldn’t buy a car with missing parts because it was the cheaper option, it’s important to assess your learning technology solution, understanding how its various components work together to provide the most value for your investment (and so you wont regret the decision down the line!). 4) Multiple Learning Formats. 5) Personalized Learning.

LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

eLearning 24-7

Throughout your life, you will be learn what you can do and cannot do. If you want to save money, have an awesome system and deal with minimum to near zero headaches, follow the “Do’s” and recognize the “Do not’s” . I can attest that I see a lot of people – and I say this with all honesty – a lot of people make monumental mistakes when picking a system – then it is too late. How to spot a self-service system?

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

Talented Learning

How exactly can you avoid missteps when selecting a learning system ? As an independent learning tech consultant, I hear questions like that all the time. If you need advice about learning technology (especially for extended enterprise needs), submit your question here. The learning systems market has become remarkably broad and diverse. 2) With so many learning systems, how do you keep track of them all? You’ll learn: .

7 Tips To Estimate The Ideal Number Of Users To Get A More Accurate LMS Consulting

Dan Keckan

Learning Management Systems LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS VendorsBefore you enlist the aid of a trained LMS consultant, you need to know how many users you must accommodate. This article features 7 top tips to estimate the ideal number of users and get a more accurate LMS consulting. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

The 8-Step Guide To Successful LMS Vendor Selection

Dan Keckan

LMS consulting can help you find the right system for your budget and online training needs. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS SelectionThis article features a step-by-step look at how to choose the best LMS vendor for your online training program. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

5 Ways To Vet LMS Vendors After Employing Free LMS Consulting Services

Dan Keckan

Learning Management Systems LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS VendorsFree consultation is a beautiful thing, because it saves you money and gives you a game plan. Now that you have a list of recommendations, how do you find the right people to work with? In this article, I discuss 5 ways to vet LMS vendors after employing free LMS consulting services. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

8 Tips To Define The Scope Of Your Corporate eLearning Project Before An LMS Consult

Dan Keckan

Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS SelectionWhich features should you look for in your next LMS? How much should you allocate for upfront costs and ongoing maintenance? To answer these questions, you need to conduct an in-depth corporate eLearning project analysis. In this article, I share 8 tips to determine the scope of your corporate eLearning project so that you can get the full benefit from an LMS consult.

LMS Software Selection Process: 7 Notable Benefits Of Using LMS Consulting Services

Dan Keckan

This article features 7 notable benefits of using LMS consulting services to find a system that offers the best value for money. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS SelectionAre you thinking about enlisting the aid of an experienced LMS consultant to guide you through the LMS selection process? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Five Tips and an RFP Template: Choosing the Right LMS by Sean Hougan

Learning Solutions Magazine

The number of learning management system (LMS) products and providers continues to increase, making the selection of an. are five basic tips to guide you, and an RFP (request for proposal) template to support your selection process. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Management LMS more challenging than ever. Yet the benefits of choosing the right LMS the first time make the effort well worth it.

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