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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Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

eLearning 24-7

I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. Why one RFP instead of specific ones for LXP and LMS? This is far better than them receiving a 20 page RFP or 100 page RFP. Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). . Security measures are very important with online proctoring. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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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? But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think. Let’s look at some basic factors… 9 Ways to Build a Winning RFP Response. Blindly submitting an RFP response can be just as risky.

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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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Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

What about security? These days, for obvious reasons, digital content must be secure. It doesn’t address updates, reporting or licensing. And then you would have to manage updates, reporting and licensing on a course-by-course and update-by-update basis? Although xAPI is highly secure, additional tools ( learning record stores ) are required for communication between systems in the network. This is when you specify licensing parameters.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

With 4 million active users, this LMS is mature, proven, secure and continuingly evolving to address market requirements. 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. Cloud SaaS in SOC Type 2 Highly Secure Environment. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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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. I heard the terms “flexibility, partnership, highly configurable, scalable, secure, everything you need and easy-to-use” from all eight vendors to describe their product and solution.

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. In your search for the Moodle LMS, a targeted RFP can identify the candidates that best address your organization’s exact needs and wants—if the questions and structure are correctly tailored to solicit the right information. " Very early. "

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”. If the majority of their revenues come from Professional Services rather than license or subscription fees that might be a red flag as to the type of project you could be signing up for. It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space.

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. However, there are hidden costs when purchasing an open source LMS that may not be immediately apparent at the RFP stage, but should be carefully considered before investing the association’s time and resources into an open-source LMS implementation.

Trials – Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

Many SaaS products follow the authenticate approach as well, as an additional layer of security (which we at findanlms.com do too). . 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.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

Expanded to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard this acronym describes whether or not a vendor is adhering to the appropriate industry standards of payment information collection and processing. Software as a Service is a licensing and delivery model that is the most common model for cloud based software. Secure Socket Layer is the standard in security technology for the encryption of links between a web server and a browser.

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

Mark Oehlert

Again its late Sunday and I am medicated but when I read these passages from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) , which describe Foucaults "modern disciplinary society" and its techniques for control, I am struck by how they almost seem to be taken from an RFP for an LMS acquisition: Hierarchical observation : "A perfect system of observation would allow one "guard"to see everything (a situation approximated, as we shall see, in JeremyBenthams Panopticon).

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Usually, the completion of a certain number of units allows individuals to remain licensed in their profession. PCI (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). RFP (Request for Proposal). During a selection process, an RFP document is prepared by organizations to help assess each vendor. SSL (Secure Socket Layer). Secure Socket Layer is the standard in security technology for the encryption of links between a web server and a browser.