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

Talented Learning

This year, in addition to launching “The Talented Learning Show” podcast, writing 20 in-depth articles, hosting 5 webinars and developing several commissioned industry reports, we’ve been up to our eyeballs in an endless series of comprehensive LMS selection assignments. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. 1) Rather than customizing your RFP response , just reuse a boilerplate proposal.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Companies should be wary of the value a “free” learning platform can deliver and alert to the costs quickly accrued in maintaining, updating and supporting an LMS without a vendor. Despite its low cost and flexibility, Moodle’s weaknesses can make it a costly choice for companies with conflicting needs and requirements. Podcast: Digital audio files used by millions of listeners to learn about a huge range of subjects.

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Your Roadmap to the World of Modern Learning

Degreed

Information is everywhere : Google, YouTube, blogs, podcasts, Meetup groups, 1000+ eLearning providers, over 600 million websites with more options appearing everyday. You need a strategy that will reduce risk, be seen as a positive change in the organization, and cut costs for re-education, integrations, and migrations. Degreed can integrate disparate HR and L&D systems quickly and at low cost. Reduce training costs.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise. Podcasting. If you are going to do a RFP, remember the five golden rules: Should be no longer than 8 pages. LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. These expand past the standard feature sets, which I call 90/10.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. Although this movement away from Flash will generate cost and complexity for eLearning professionals, LearnUpon offers their customers a number of alternatives including support for HTML5 content delivery. Despite its initial low cost and apparent flexibility, Moodle’s is actually quite expensive to maintain and adapt over time. Podcast.