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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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?

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

Talented Learning

Making Sense of LMS License Models. 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. Preventing LMS License Model Misalignment.

LMS License Models: What in the World is Going On?

Talented Learning

” With over 650 LMS solutions in the world there is no universal LMS license model nor commonly accepted standard price ranges. Licenses fees can be based on usage, learner records, location, concurrency or revenue share. LMS License Models. SaaS LMS License.

How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

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. Narrow down the field before sending out an RFP. Never send an RFP to 12 vendors or even 8 vendors.

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

Talented Learning

That’s why we communicate requirements in a structured request for proposal (RFP). If qualified vendors want to be considered, they must reply to the RFP in full. 6) Can we choose the right LMS without issuing a formal RFP?

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

People often seek continuing education to earn or maintain a professional license. On the other hand, those seeking professional licenses expect to pay for continuing education. Ultimately, professionals are responsible for maintaining their own license or certification.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

License Model/Cost. Licensing: “active user” or “unique login” where any trainer or trainee who signs in at least once during a billing period is counted as “active” for the 30 day period. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Lessons for the RFP process. There were a lot of lessons that will help to develop a more detailed RFP (Request for Proposal). Involve all Subject Matter Experts prior to the RFP to ensure all their needs have been captured appropriately.

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The troubles of RFI writing and how to overcome them

eFront

If we feel we are suitable to the client, we will work towards submitting an RFP. The intrinsic nature of the RFP varies with each client. Of primary importance is fulfilling the requirements and complying with the RFP.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

That’s one reason why we clarify buyer requirements in a formal RFP. Others provide solid implementation services, but they don’t charge much because the value of long-term license revenue is more important to them. When to issue an RFP (or not).

Five Ways to Buy an LMS You Will Hate!

Talented Learning

Download one of many free LMS RFP templates, and you can quickly have 1000 “must have” requirements that you will never use – and 3 “nice to have” future requirements. So they send the RFP to too few or too many. Misalign the License Model.

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How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

After verbally confirming requirements with each of the vendor candidates, we invited them to participate in our exclusive request for proposal ( RFP ) process. The answer emerged after we completed the following 4-step comparative process: Step 1: Compare Annual License Models.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

1 The 3 Licensing Models of an LMS (or Any Enterprise Software). Why has software licensing intelligence attracted so much attention? When to issue an RFP (or not). It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, let alone another decade!

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

Talented Learning

Some systems offer a licensing structure that lets you start small at a very reasonable cost. Licensing structure. When to issue an RFP (or not). We’ve all heard about today’s rapidly changing workforce dynamics and the critical shortage of qualified labor.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Typically, this is done through a “Request-for-Information” (RFI) process or through a “Request-for-Proposal” (RFP). There are many factors that impact the cost of your Learning Management System : System licensing costs. Undisclosed licensing fees.

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Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

1 The 3 Licensing Models of an LMS (or Any Enterprise Software). Why has software licensing intelligence attracted so much attention? When and how to use an RFP (or not). Another year is drawing to a close – already? Hard to believe, but the calendar doesn’t lie.

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LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

It is easy to start, use, integrate, manage and license. License Model/Cost. Active User License Model: An active user is any unique user who logs into the LMS and accesses one or more pieces of content during a 30-day billing period. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Because LMS buyers are now including GDPR compliance in their RFP requirements, learning systems vendors can no longer ignore it. Want to expand your learning program reach to customers, channel partners or others, but can’t afford the incremental licenses?

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

16 Licensing Levels Rise. Now it’s common to see LMS licensing in the range of $5/user/month or $60/user/year. When and how to use an RFP (or not). Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! What is a trend, anyway?

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LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You periodically activate and deactivate users to stay under the license count, trying to minimize costs. LMS vendors have vastly different licensing models. For example, how much did you spend annually on your LMS license, support, content, hosting or other services?

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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. 6) Request for Proposal (RFP).

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

by Dinesh Valke is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: 7 Best Practices for Your Moodle RFP The request-for-proposal (RFP) process can be time-consuming, but can also yield meaningful results. " Very early. "

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

The average five-year vendor bid for all licenses and services was $725K. After receiving the vendor RFP responses and confirming we were only evaluating highly qualified partner options, we invited the four vendors in each opportunity onsite to present their company and solution.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

License Model/Cost. No true domain separation, but ability to create “external” user groups, designate # of seat licenses, delegate administrator/manager and set expiration dates. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

eLearning 24-7

Licenses. Entitlements – listing of users who have consumed a license. You can also schedule a demo with them in FindAnLMS and send them an RFP.

The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution

LearnUpon

I’ve seen these scenarios and sometimes when I read through a set of requirements or an RFP I am the first to say “This company needs a custom build, no LMS will do all of this off the shelf”. It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space.

Your Roadmap to the World of Modern Learning

Degreed

Degreed’s ongoing monitoring of content usage can assist you in future licensing decisions. The RFP and implementation process for an LMS is lengthy, which leaves employees without an engaging learning experience for at least 18 months. It’s not a groundbreaking revelation to say that the world of corporate learning has changed.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

Software as a Service is a licensing and delivery model that is the most common model for cloud based software. In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

At first glance, open source LMS may seem to have certain advantages over a commercial, purpose-built association LMS – no upfront licensing costs, full control over how the system can be customized, etc.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Usually, the completion of a certain number of units allows individuals to remain licensed in their profession. RFP (Request for Proposal). During a selection process, an RFP document is prepared by organizations to help assess each vendor.

Trials – Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

Most salespeople these days are very “hands-off”, and as long as you give them your driver’s license, they will allow you to test drive. . And yet, I will hear from vendors who gripe that someone gave them only seven days to respond to their RFP. After a multi-week business trip, I’m now back and ready to begin anew (i.e. weekly posts), so first off, thanks for your patience. We are all aware of trials. Not the ones where you sit in a court room.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Foucault, Control and the LMS

Mark Oehlert

through "Terms of Service" agreements like Wal-Mart's online musice store where you don't actually "buy" music but merely obtain a sub-license which can be revoked at their discretion.

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