Top Learning Systems: 40 Vendors to Know in 2021

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Welcome Back to Our “Top Learning Systems” Awards! The learning technology marketplace has changed just as dramatically. The extended enterprise learning systems market continues to be on fire.

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Latest in the Learning System Market

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Well, it is that time again, to see where the market is, where it is going, and what you should be watching for, that doesn’t involve Netflix recommendations to movies and shows you will never view. Valamis to me is a work-in-progress system. The vendor does this for you.

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Top 100 Learning Systems 2021-22

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The List represents learning system vendors from around the world. Learning Suite? A Learning Platform in general? The systems themselves, some you will definitely recognize, others, probably not. There are vendors that are not on this list. The List.

More Learning System Awards for 2021

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I mention all this, because there is always plenty of items to talk about in the e-learning space, and for this post, all around those wonderful learning systems. Learning is a cash cow in the e-learning industry. 1 Learning System for Customer Education.

2020 Learning System Awards (by Vertical/Industry)

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And now, it is time for the 2020 Learning System Awards by Verticals/Industries. There was no award submission here for any of these, this is based on my analysis of 1,000 learning systems worldwide (although they are more than 1,300 – but I prefer to use a smaller sample).

Executive Roundtable – Learning Systems Execs Q/A

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Featuring top executives from a variety of learning systems. Systems that focus on Large Enterprise and Enterprise. Systems focusing on Small Business and mid-market. Example: Phil: T he Learning System Executives Roundtable. The First Time.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2021

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For those new, each year, I publish what I see will be the top 10 systems for the coming year, based on a set of criteria (which will be listed shortly). When a system says they are forward-thinking, a roadmap really comes into play. Learning Systems is an umbrella term.

Why did you buy your learning system?

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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?

Let the Rants Begin – Learning System Edition

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I merely note this because a few times a year, I look at the e-learning industry, with a heavy dose towards the learning system space, and then a few droplets on other e-learning solutions. Why pay for folks who are not using the system? Microsoft Viva Learning.

Learning Systems and Services: Insider Tips

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Even with recent industry consolidation, more than 1000 learning systems are available in today’s global marketplace. And no two systems are alike. But successful buyers know that strong vendor services are at least as important as any feature checklist item.

Learning System Vendors Support Ratings

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And if you are like me, having outstanding support when it comes to your learning system should equally be of high importance. Yet in both cases, for the most part, the results on the part of learning systems in the past has been mixed. There has never been an accurate number of how many learning system vendors actually have a training department, let alone trainers who provide said training, or customer education. Vendors presented in blog.

Learning System TrailBlazers – Who’s Next?

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This past week on LinkedIn I wrote about four trailblazers in the early days of the industry, learning systems – and what made them special (one has since hit speed bump), and four who trailblazed and then hit a major speed bump into, well, lost their way. Learning though?

Coming Soon – Skill Platforms from your Learning System Provider

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Until yesterday, I had no idea this even existed, and only learned about it (a learning experience) from an Uncommon Goods catalog. Skills in Learning Systems, that are not like or may be similar to a skills platform – Confused yet? And they market it as such.

Association Learning System Rankings

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The Association market is by far, IMO, one of the top three markets, that as a vendor, you should be in. However, a professional association may also allow companies to be members too, and sometimes, there are vendors who are members referred to in the industry as “associate members” (but the vernacular can be different). They have a certification program that if you are in the financial market, you will want. Rankings for Learning Systems.

Recommended Learning Systems

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T his post covers a list of systems that I’d recommend on any given day, that based on nearly 20 years of experience in online learning, and witnessing the trends, the duds, the promises and disappoints. What it isn’t – is a list of systems based on a 15 point criteria that I use for my Top 50 for 2020. That said, I will say to you, that before you just buy the learning system, please, please do due diligence on the system.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

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” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike.

Learning System Mkt. Forecasts

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In looking over the past 10 years of pricing data (that I have been tracking) when it comes to learning systems, there is a repetitive variable, ok,, variables at play. This line not only is continuing, but you can expect to see a lot more vendors reducing their price per seat/per year in the coming months. You are unlikely to see this in the setup fee (if a vendor charges), rather it will come in the form of seat pricing. If your system offers “classroom mgt.”

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

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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.

Expect 2 C in Learning Systems 2021

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I mean, when you consider that “communities” in learning systems are roaring back (although in all honesty, they never left), as though it is some whiz and wow thing, having a “2” to represent “two” and “C” to represent “see” isn’t so outrageous is it? . COVID and Learning Systems. And you would think, that every learning system in the world, would realize that. E-Learning 24/7.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

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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. .

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

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As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. Last month, I published a mid-year learning technology trends update. In other words, I’m most interested in learning solutions designed for business customers and channel partners, association members, continuing education participants and the public-at-large. LMS Market Trends 2018: Top 10 Questions.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

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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!

Trials – Learning Systems

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The e-Learning industry as a whole are fans of trials, well, uh, most of the industry that is. Other e-learning tools? But the behemoth, the big elephant in the room, learning systems are not fans of trials. In the early 2000’s right up to about 2012, trials were common in the learning system market. Not every vendor offered them, but more than enough did and consumers liked that. I wanted to see the system. E-Learning 24/7.

Types of Learning Systems

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The notion of types of personalities, aligns in some ways with types of systems, in that there is a lot of leeway in terms of what it actually means, with some folks saying this, when in fact it is that. . There is no better place to see this then our fine world of e-learning, which was devised to be an umbrella term for everything that is well, online learning. An LMS thus is under e-learning. e-learning. e-learning. Micro-learning platforms?

Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

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I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. Simply speaking the systems are becoming extremely similar, with only minor differences. When see the template you are going to be like “this is a lot of features and categories, no vendor will complete all of this.” Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). .

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Suite Dreams – The learning system in the future

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Making predictions about future technology can be a perilous business, but, in the case of learning technologies, there is reason to expect a degree of predictability about the next few years at least. . Learning Systems: Where are we going? As needs change, so systems change.

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Learning System Forecasts 2019

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Who would have guessed that VR would be on wobbly ground in the corporate learning space for the majority of verticals? Who would have seen that Amazon is working on a commercial LMS, which based on the background of the person running Learning Products, doesn’t really point towards an LMS like you know the term actually means (I’ll get to that shortly)? Based on some exploration, it is clear to me they have a couple of routes to go in terms of the system.

When those not in L&D or Training are overseeing your learning system

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What if Mollie, the head of customer service is designated to provide learning to all the employees, because the head of HR just fired err laid off the entire L&D department, including the person overseeing it? HRIS is overseeing the learning system. As a vendor.

NexGen Learning System Grid 2018-19

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To the 2018-19 Learning System Grid,identifying the Leaders, Risers, Steady and Slow vendors for NexGen functionality. . For this year’s grid, an additional vendor was added per group (last year it was five per grid). NexGen Functionality Tier 2 (Not every vendor has all of these items, just an fyi). As a vendor you may say to yourselves, “Hey we have 100% of NexGen Tier 1 and 40% tier 2, how come we are not here?” E-Learning 24/7.

Top 50 Learning System Rankings (#39-#21)

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Once again the same criteria as the previous rankings, which you can find here and unless otherwise specified you can find every system on my learning system search engine platform, FindanLMS. I strongly recommend that if you reach out to any of these vendors, you want to have a demo first and foremost. There are systems on FindAnLMS, where you can request a demo by a quick click of a button, regardless, go demo first when talking to any vendor.

Extended Enterprise Learning Systems: Shifting Into High Gear

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For more than five years, I’ve been talking and writing nonstop about the business value of extended enterprise learning. In fact, today I’m doubling down on my advice about investing in extended enterprise learning solutions. What Makes Extended Enterprise Learning Such a Smart Move? Plus, as any good marketer will tell you, retaining existing customers is much cheaper and easier than finding new ones. Key Developments in Extended Enterprise Learning.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

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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. And is one that is often overlooked when folks are considering a vendor. Machine Learning is all the Rage.

NexGen Tier2 Learning Systems

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A year ago I wrote about NexGen functionality in any learning system. The reason behind it was simply that so many vendors pitch they are NexGen (often referring to it as Next Generation), when in fact, they are not. This is to say, that any learning system vendor who tells you they are NexGen, should have Tier 1 functionality (in its entirety or at least 60% of it). If there was any learning system that screams going NexGen it is them. .

Gender Inequality at the Executive Level in the Learning System Market

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It appears everywhere you go in the learning system space. Female executives who are non C-level continue to be placed in departments that traditionally (in the last several years in the tech industry) are common – Human Resources, Marketing and Customer Service. Overwhelmingly the ratio of males to female in leadership development programs within the learning system market (LMS, LXP, DLP, SEP, learning platform) are skewed higher towards males.

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NexGen Learning Systems T-Grid 2019-20

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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. Market Potential.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2018

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The sun is setting and the only thing on my mind right now, is the Top 10 learning systems for 2018. 10 Cornerstone Learn – Heyo! Across the system though it is still a mixed bag, some nice, some improvements needed. 9 SumTotal Learn – UI/UX is strong. System now comes with 80 courses (titles were unavailable to me during this post). 8 Learn Amp – Learning Engagement Platform that has the functionality you expect to see in other LEPs.

COVID19 and Learning Systems Trends

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In the learning system space, despite what you may have heard or read, or in some cases, read pre-pandemic for projections, for many of the vendors, it is equally rough in comparison to many other industries, regardless if they are brick and mortar or online only. Vendors found that if the customer was already in project mode (i.e. the system was being built or contract was signed), then they were moving forward. API fees reduced, some vendors waived.

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

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LMS vendors, I owe you a post. It’s hard to believe nearly two years have passed since I last shared tips for selling learning systems. But since the LMS market is on fire, you’ve probably been too busy to notice. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. Learning systems buyers are always more successful when they invest time upfront qualifying vendors for their specific business situation).

LMS Awards Just Got Better: A New Way to Celebrate Learning Systems Excellence

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So I’m not surprised when Talented Learning fans ask me when we’ll announce our annual LMS Awards. Why is this a good time to rethink the way we recognize learning systems excellence? Well, if you’ve followed the market in recent years, you know the LMS landscape has changed dramatically. We want to reflect those changes and provide more value to both learning systems buyers and sellers. Introducing the 2019 Learning Systems Awards.

Myths and Legends – Learning Systems

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As does, the myths and legends of the learning system world. Come with me, my dear friends, on a journey into the myths and legends of the learning system space. “Our system can tell you whether an employee will stay or not, based on the consumption of content” This myth is already being pushed out by a few vendors, one of which, I have been told by a couple of customers by Cornerstone and Degreed. Fallacies for Corporate learning system.