10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines

Upside Learning

We received a Request For Proposal (RFP) from a leading Banking and Financial organization last week to deploy an enterprise wide Learning Management System. Would this LMS RFP process help the organization achieve its objective of finding a suitable solution? I firmly believe that the answer is “NO” While creating a LMS RFP, one needs to provide a precise and accurate description of organization needs. Here are 10 guidelines to draft an effective LMS RFP.

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LEP/LXP RFP Template

eLearning 24-7

Yeah it is a peeve of mine, which is why, I decided that LEPs needed their own RFP template. Anyway, after studying the market in-depth – the LEP market that is, I felt an RFP specifically for that market made sense. . This is why when you see the RFP, the LE and Admin functionality is nearly identical, but with some changes (more on that in a sec.). LEP RFP Template. I hope you enjoy and use the LEP RFP template.

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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). . Online proctoring is new to the corporate learning system market. . EXTRA! EXTRA!

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7 Tips for Your LMS RFP Selection Process, and Free RFP Template

Lambda Solutions

To make things a little easier, we have compiled everything you need to know to select an LMS, with tips on the process of creating an RFP. lms market We know that with over 300 options to choose from, selecting an LMS can be a tad bit daunting. It''s a timely process that requires a lot of deep thinking and hard work.

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How to Develop an Effective LMS RFP for Your eLearning Solution

Lambda Solutions

Writing an effective LMS RFP (Request For Proposal) not only requires a good understanding of your learners’ needs, but also an understanding of LMS capabilities, and an awareness of the eLearning market. With so much to consider in terms of content and objectives, the process of actually designing and writing your RFP can become overwhelming. - 4 MIN READ -.

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Tips for Developing an LMS RFP

Association eLearning

So, you’re ready to take the initial plunge into eLearning, and you’re thinking of issuing a request for proposal (RFP). Distributing an RFP is a wonderful way to “set the stage” for your ideal learning management system (LMS). An RFP is especially beneficial if you have a lot of requirements, because it gives you a simple way to evaluate and compare numerous LMS systems. When the going gets tough, it may be tempting to copy another organization’s RFP requirements.

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The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP)

Absorb LMS

They copied most of these features into a RFP and sent it to vendors. Along with proposals, they asked for supporting documentation such as server security specifications, marketing materials, terms of service, etc. If the organization that issued the RFP gets ten similar responses from other providers, they’ll need to wade through about 1500 pages of material… just to create a short list of systems to evaluate further.

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Winning or whining? The eLearning RFP

Mitch Moldofsky

So, make sure you do some research on the company issuing the RFP to see what type of track record they have in place. Today's cartoon is inspired by some comments I encountered on Articulates's Elearning Heroes site while looking for some information on eLearning RFPs and where to find them.

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Debut: My LMS RFP Template – The only one you will ever need again

eLearning 24-7

Speed up the process – Who has time today to spend days putting together a RFP and on the flip side from the vendor perspective who has weeks to complete them? Focus on the market today – The RFPs I always see are outdated. The information placed in them in no longer relevant in today’s market. One of the biggest challenges in today’s market is the evolution in terms of features. What I can guarantee about this LMS RFP template.

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Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Way back when I was just a marketing minion working in development at a nonprofit, I used to attend workshops and classes that would help me learn more about my industry. I have since moved on, from marketing minion to marketing maven, but have never forgotten the associations that taught me a thing or two. Submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) outlining your association’s goals and needs. What’s your association’s biggest issue: revenue, engagement, marketing?

LMS RFP

Tony Karrer

Continuing on from my earlier posts: LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated LMS Selection Team and Stakeholders LMS Selection Process From several comments and from looking at my list of issues, I realize that writing a good LMS RFP is challenging and it's easy to make lots of mistakes. LMS RFP Resources John Theis wrote a dissertation on the contents of 25 RFPs submitted to an LMS vendor. But, what I see as the most common problem in LMS RFP documents are the requirements.

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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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I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

The LMS RFP Template from E-Learning 24/7 is another option with a small list of features you might consider. Five Tips and an RFP Template : Choosing the Right LMS is another article from Learning Solutions Magazine with tips for selecting the right LMS.

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Ready to make the switch to an LMS? Here’s a ready-to-use RFP

Learning Pool

Reaching out to suppliers with a Request For Proposal (RFP) can help ensure you get the right information to make an informed decision about which LMS suits your organization’s needs. Use the RFP as a guide. So, what would one include in an RFP? Learning Pool’s downloadable, editable functionality checklist can be used as a guide and key component in an RFP for making the switch to an LMS. Download the LMS RFP here ].

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LMS Planning: Is Your Learning Ecosystem Future-Proof?

Talented Learning

Tools for marketing automation, customer relationship management, e-commerce, virtual training and more have been found lacking. Time flies when you’re moving through change. At least that’s what it feels like in my world as a learning systems analyst and consultant.

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What should be in your next Certification RFP

Training Industry

What topics should be included in a Request for a Proposal (RFP) for certification program development? Certification Program RFP Topics: . Do you have topics to include that make an added impact? Do you have topics that help you in your decision making criteria? Here’s a list for your consideration, what would you add or delete?

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7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs. When considering cost, make sure you take into account the costs of training and implementation, branding, marketing, and integrations. Will you need additional help marketing these courses? Who are we marketing this to? Are you marketing these courses to members and nonmembers?

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. In fact, for nearly a decade, LMS trends have been shaped by market demand for robust business solutions that extend beyond traditional talent management functions. This market characteristic is so fundamental that it influences all other LMS trends, in one way or another. 2) Market Expansion and Consolidation Roll On.

LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

eLearning 24-7

Realize that in the LMS space, as mentioned before, the average time in the market is two to four years. Recognize that the “traditional” versus “non-traditional” terms are just marketing spin to try to influence one system (the one making that pitch) over another. Marketing spin is about getting you to buy one product versus another. That is a huge crowded market. Meet my friend, the RFP. LMS RFP Template (click the link).

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

Talented Learning

The learning systems market has become remarkably broad and diverse. We study the market and document our findings in a thorough, systematic way. 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? In the RFP, I require all vendors to submit pricing built on that scenario.

Cornerstone-Saba Acquisition: What Does it Mean for LMS Customers?

Talented Learning

This will come from eliminating Saba-related product and operational redundancy while simultaneously relying on the existing Saba customer base to shoulder continued innovation and marketing reach. I monitor the gap between slick marketing and reality. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

It is moving the market in a particular direction (for better or worse). But we do have a ton of data from learning technology buyers and sellers and we have decades of experience in evaluating, recommending, marketing and implementing business learning platforms. 18 Market Expansion and Consolidation Roll On. Nevertheless, more powerful, easy-to-use VR capabilities are becoming accessible as a wider range of wireless VR headsets come to market.

How to Develop Really Good LMS Requirements

WBT Systems

Before you even think about creating a request for proposal (RFP), you must spend time on the LMS requirements gathering and analysis process. If you don’t get it right, you won’t create a useful RFP or select the best LMS for your association. In addition to your colleagues in the education department, you may also want to consult with staff responsible for accounting, marketing, membership, and meetings. You’re going to need at least a budget range for the RFP.

If Only I Could Live Tweet Faster: My ASAE 2013 Session Standouts

Association eLearning

I loved that the session incorporated a lot of marketing ideas, because at the end of the day, engaging current and potential members is rooted in marketing. France was the “B” test market and charged €0.20. Once Amazon instituted their free shipping policy in every market, France also saw a dramatic increase in sales.) Committees draft the RFP and select the options, but the CEO and staff are responsible for selection and follow through.”.

Step right up to the LMS Sideshow

eLearning 24-7

The reality is that having a name that is recognized by everyone doesn’t mean it is the best system on the market. What it does mean, is that the vendor is strong in marketing and getting their name out to the general public. If you are interested in seeing the basics, then check out my LMS RFP template. E-Learning 24/7 Tagged: learning management system , LMS , LMS RFP , selecting a LMS. 2014 learning management system LMS LMS RFP selecting a LMS

RFPs: Eliminate the Agony, Embrace the Success

eLearning 24-7

For some people, creating a RFP can be an exciting experience unmatched in the annuals of time. When people need a RFP, they think “Internet&#. As in, let me see if there is one on the Internet, I can use as my RFP. It is a time saver, but pulling down a RFP, especially if it comes from a vendor’s site (even if that is not the vendor you are going to submit it to), can define your approach, without you even realizing it. Your RFP is 25 pages in length.

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I Need an LMS. Where Do I Start?

Experiencing eLearning

Five Tips and an RFP Template : Choosing the Right LMS is another article from Learning Solutions Magazine with tips for selecting the right LMS. Even if you don’t plan to do a formal RFP, this template can help you think about questions you should be asking. The LMS RFP Template from E-Learning 24/7 is another option with a small list of features you might consider. With over 700 LMSs on the market, you have to start narrowing down the list quickly.

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Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Independent advice from our analysts and expert guest authors: 1) Top learning systems trends: 2019 extended enterprise market guide. Which technology and business factors are shaping the extended enterprise LMS market? Here’s what you need to run a successful sales partner training program… 5) Marketing never ends: How does product education help? Converting leads to customers is only part of the modern marketing mission. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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

Talented Learning

They’re digging deep with robust CRM data , marketing automation platforms and ecommerce strategies that target profitable learner segments, drive new revenue streams and maximize the lifetime value of every relationship. With smart marketing strategies and tools, attracting non-members is relatively easy, as well. If your association works with corporations, universities or other allies to extend your program reach, these constituents can offer a unique market perspective.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

Aaron Olney, VP Sales and Marketing at eLogic Learning teamed up with me to share our best advice, based on what we’ve learned from a combined 40 years, 2000+ sales opportunities and $100,000,000-worth of selling and buying LMS solutions. #1 7 LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities. That’s not surprising, since more than 60 learning technology providers are honored for their excellence in 12 key product, marketing and sales-related categories.

Wait. What? I can buy an LMS with a credit card?

Janet Clarey

We know from our LMS 2011 research that the LMS market is experiencing more fragmentation, specialization, and globalization. specific vertical markets like healthcare, unique needs like extended enterprise learning, and specialized delivery methods like mobile). However, for such a mature market, we also know that many buyers of LMSs are generally frustrated with their systems and that is one reason we are seeing these changes – you are driving them. This is a cross post.

Considerations for a Request for Proposal

Training Industry

As noted in last month’s blog, this edition will focus on the key ingredients for developing a request for proposal (RFP). First, when do you utilize a RFP or a request for information (RFI)? A RFP is exactly that, a formal proposal submission by a seller(s) to a buyer which includes the cost considerations, as well as the commercial terms of the offer. The lynchpin of any RFP is a well-defined scope of work (SOW).

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Software Demo Success: How to Present Your LMS In Its Best Light

Talented Learning

Your sales team recently crafted a strong proposal in response to an LMS RFP , and the buyer has given your company a thumbs up. For example: Update discovery findings – One of the biggest mistakes you can make is assuming that research from the RFP phase is still accurate in the demo phase. If you’re a learning systems vendor , this scenario should sound familiar.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

In a complex market packed with 700+ possible solutions, how can you be sure your next learning platform will work for your organization? Why requirements definition is essential to sort through the learning tech “specialist” market. When and how to use an RFP (or not). It happens at least once a week. I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges.

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Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

Plus I’m in marketing, which may seem weird. You can connect Marketo marketing automation data with Salesforce CRM and Slack for work collaboration or Trello for project management – whatever you need. They needed to streamline their RFP response process. But frankly, because we have such a big self-serve market, I had to do on-demand first. WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

Proposals Second of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing

Training Industry

This is a wonderful way to have suppliers come in and present their capabilities prior to issuing an RFP. There is no limit to how many companies you include in the RFI, although I would recommend you can get enough information from the market to limit it to around ten. An RFP (request for proposal) is the most common document used in the sourcing selection process. I recommend between three and seven companies should be included in the RFP.

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Custom Elearning: How To Get Started

Learning Pool

Next, identify and engage with internal stakeholders, including subject matter experts, marketing, and the IT department, to get buy-in and clarify that you’re not missing anything important. It’s now just a case of sending out your RFP and waiting to see what comes back.

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