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. What is an LMS RFP?

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LEP/LXP RFP Template

eLearning 24-7

It was here where I had a learning experience. This, the learning experience, is why I feel the term is the wrong term, as noted previously for learning engagement platforms, and why I prefer and will use the term LEP instead. LEP RFP Template. Learning Environment.

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Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) – powerful software tools that enable you to impart training effectively. You need to follow a proven process to zero-in on the right vendor, who can meet your needs well. Make sure the RFI provides a clear description of your learning needs.

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. I know because I spent 13 years selling learning management solutions. LMS Vendor Sales Tips. If an RFP response is due and you knew well in advance, don’t ask for an extension.

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

Talented Learning

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. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. Learning Management (LMS) Selling LM

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. . As someone who spends most of your time in the platform, it’s important that it’s both easy to use and will help you reach your organization’s learning objectives.

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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.

Trends in Learning Solutions Procurement

dVinci Interactive

As a learning solutions provider, we see organizations take a variety of approaches to contracting. Some of our most recent experiences include responding to the following: A Request for Proposal (RFP) to address the need to develop an eLearning course. Once qualified, JPL and other qualified vendors would propose solutions for individual scopes of work (SOWs). An RFP to convert Flash-based courses into learning experiences that work across mobile devices.

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.

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

Talented Learning

1) What can associations learn about member education from other sources of professional development? Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs. However, they can digest learning content in short bursts. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018. If I could choose a keyword to describe this year’s learning systems landscape, it would be “dynamic.”

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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.

Breakthrough eLearning: Dancing With Vendors

Breakthrough eLearning

Sometimes it will be necessary to bring in learning design expertise, or programming expertise, or you may have to buy or lease some learning technologies to help you meet your goals. I call this process "dancing with vendors" (with apologies to Kevin Costner).

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges. Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. He is the CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. John is planning to be putting out his first learning management system report.

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How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

As many of our readers know, the sponsor of this blog, Web Courseworks, sells a robust, feature-rich SaaS learning management system. They will be discussing their time-tested process for selecting a learning management system and highlighting common errors.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. He is the CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. John is planning to be putting out his first learning management system report.

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How to Choose an LMS That’s Right for Your Association

Abila

However, implementing a learning program with a corresponding learning management system (LMS) is easier said than done. With more than 700 learning management solutions in the marketplace, choosing the right one poses a unique challenge. Associations may struggle to find the technology that’s right for them, in part because they’re unsure about what they need in an LMS. Pre-vet and shortlist vendors. Develop and issue a request for proposal (RFP).

How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

As many of our readers know, the sponsor of this blog, Web Courseworks, sells a robust, feature-rich SaaS learning management system. They will be discussing their time-tested process for selecting a learning management system and highlighting common errors. Attendees will leave the session with a clear understanding of how to lead their organization in choosing the right learning technology. Finding the right learning management system can be a formidable task.

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4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Apart from a two-year stint selling tropical fish at a local pet shop when I was 16, my entire career has been in learning technology. As an analyst a decade later, I wrote industry reports about learning management systems, authoring tools, and other technologies.

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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).

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You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. You’ve likely endured heated internal discussions, unwelcomed vendor surprises during demos and unforeseen contractual confusion.

Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

" As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. Look at learning events differently. The diagram below summarizes Professor Brinkerhoff’s argument: Learning to Performance Process.

7 Key Components Of The LMS Switching Process

Upside Learning

Jason lists the Product or the Vendor or the Cost as possible reasons. Ultimately the reasons would be a mix of the product, the vendor and/or cost. Before evaluating any LMS vendor it would be helpful to prepare and keep the content organization chart ready.

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Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. In each case, we asked vendors for pricing tailored to the client’s unique usage patterns.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. How Will the Coronavirus Shape Virtual Learning and Work? Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. Are you in the learning technology or content business ? 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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. 2) Vendor Identification. 5) Vendor Qualification.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Three years ago, this vendor was happy to gobble up even the smallest LMS customers who educated and sold themselves via a free trial. Docebo LMS is designed to support straightforward learning and elearning scenarios — easily.

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Latest Positive Trends In E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Over 1,300 vendors in the industry (inc. Significant increase in the number of VCs and Private Equity firms seeking out LMS vendors to invest in and/or acquire. Seeing a plus rate of folks switching from one vendor to another (plus means above average – beyond normal).

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals.

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

As fiercely independent learning systems analysts, we’re not rock stars in the traditional sense, but we are rocking out some hits of a certain kind. And how can you minimize growing pains when demand for learning content increases? When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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 is designed for delivery of online learning content in all formats.

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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?

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Immediately, I was directed to my own dedicated area of the LMS and presented with friendly “getting started” video tutorials to learn about key concepts and features before giving them a try. Product Type: Learning Management System.

K-12 and LMSs are Broken, Who’s to Blame?

eLearning 24-7

As someone who stays current with K-12 and HE (as related to e-learning), I am equally aware of the challenges, successes and failures when it comes to online learning. Heck, even blended learning and digital classrooms. The problem though is that there is a crisis going on in the K-12 sector and it is tied in part to e-learning (with wins and losses) and LMS vendors who serve that sector. and K-12 LMS vendors (a chunk of them). Mobile learning.

Reader Reaction

CLO Magazine

Spend the time you would have spent scoping an LMS on talking to organizations that are delighted with the learning technology they are using. Andy Wooler : In addition to the challenge of having to build and maintain it, the in-house system will need to integrate into the wider HR technology infrastructure such as talent, performance, HRIS and your HR data solution. There is too much technology out there today to do that. Issue an RFP.