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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? Would this document allow a vendor to map their solution as per the organization’s true requirement? The more explicit one can be, the more assistance the vendor can offer.

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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. You know your product is a contender and you deserve a shot at closing the deal. So why are you losing at the RFP stage? Your answers seem like boilerplate product copy.” But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think.

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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. An RFI is a stripped-down version of an RFP.

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Product Review: Mindflash.com

eLearning 24-7

The product continues to add new features that overall are surprisingly solid. However, they continue to incorporate some instructor led training components, which is a disservice to an otherwise nice product. This is really a very nice and easy to use feature with the Mindflash product. Mindflash has a variable pricing structure, which depends on the number of trainees and a couple of options (which you receive for the paid versions).

Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

You need to follow a proven process to zero-in on the right vendor, who can meet your needs well. Select the vendors who score high, and contact them for the next step — a demonstration of their product. Step 3: Ask Vendors to Demonstrate Their LMSs. Step 4: Request LMS Vendors for a Free Trial of Their Products. You can experience the software firsthand, and this enables you to determine whether the products meet your needs.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

LMS Vendors. I must admit I am still in a daze on some shocking data, I saw in the last few weeks (on a side note: the new and updated version of my LMS/LCMS directory will be available for download this upcoming Tuesday). 30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Over 90% of LMS vendors had their sites available only in English; so the potential customer could not view it in any other language.

When your LMS BFF is no longer

eLearning 24-7

The big elephant in the room that we hear so many times and vendors love to pitch (to get you to their system), but rarely the vendors themselves will admit to – many have only themselves to blame. Sometimes, it is the client’s fault and sometimes it is the vendor’s fault. I know, I know it is never your fault (client) – its those nasty LMS vendors, but as with the failure to recognize, often more than not it is duality, at least at some level.

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September E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

No surprise that some vendors are also waiting to see what happens. M-Learning with a native app – slowly trucking along, but I am hearing quite a few vendors who are either in development or getting going in 2014. One vendor is focused only on SaaS products including social media. I recall one vendor telling me that they are including this new approach – only to find out – after I told them, that they are one of many.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

How do you explain why these three vendors were selected, how the process for analysis was conducted, and what are the results? Why these three vendors? From the vendors themselves and even in conducting my own research into vendor comparisons. Where do you start?

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

Equally I wanted a solution, where all vendors in the learning system space would be able to connect with their audience (you) in such a way, that it offers a unique experience and more importantly, direct engagement with someone interested in the product (system). Vendors that align directly with those filters will show up in your results. . Only the vendors in the Top 10 who have deep learning will show up. What do you see when you select a vendor in the catalog?

What you can expect in 2019

eLearning 24-7

Cost is a key factor, and while authoring tool vendors are jumping into VR with new functionality, the truth of the whole matter is that VR headsets haven’t punched thru the L&D and/or training departments across the globe. . Perhaps this will change with more VR headsets (I’d hold off on Oculus Go, as a new version will be coming out in 2019). If a vendor declines to provide this information to you, then move on. Web cam capability in the product.

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

Talented Learning

You’ve likely endured heated internal discussions, unwelcomed vendor surprises during demos and unforeseen contractual confusion. Now is the time to clear your mind of negative thoughts about the selection process, your colleagues, the vendor or anything else that might stand between you and a positive mindset. Plus, you’ll gain an ally who can apply “good cop/bad cop” negotiating tactics with your vendor, if necessary.

Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Vendors saying “have you looked at XYZ” (which is their system). plus all the vendors will be found in FindAnLMS), I do have systems I can recommend based on various criteria. Yet, as I have often noted, it is rarely pushed upon in an RFP, let alone a demo. Folks seem fine with the vendor noting how awesome their support is, without extracting any metrics or verifiable data. . And I ask it often when talking to vendors.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

Docebo, Asentia LMS, Syfadis Experience, Saba, G-Cube, Brainier LMS, Persona Learning Management, SkyPrep, Blackboard (Corp version), . After seeing the latest version of Saba and talking to execs, and the recent acquisition of Lumesse with me:time too, Saba returns to the Top 50. . Because these breakouts could go longer than an Oscar speech, the majority will be the category followed by the vendor. When * is seen, this indicates that the vendor is in FindAnLMS. .

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. Noteworthy new product features include: More language ”localizations,” and the ability to add new or modify existing translations. Productized integrations with many applications, including virtual classrooms, CRM, customer service, SSO and more. Product: Docebo LMS.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. For this review, we evaluated the Pro version and not the Salesforce nor Training Ops version of Litmos.). Premium Salesforce integration version. An advanced Training Ops product for organizations that run training as a business. Productized integrations, with about 20 third-party applications, including Webex, GotoWebinar, Salesforce, Shopify, Dropbox, ADP and MailChimp. Product: Litmos LMS.

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LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Content can be presented in up to 10 languages, and administrators can conveniently manage localized versions of a single content item — which is a huge time-saver for global content management. Skills are integrated throughout the product. Product: Captivate Prime. Product Type: Learning Management System. Product Video: What is Adobe Captivate Prime? See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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”. LMS Vendor QA. There are other risks that come with a long implementation timeframe such as hardware going out of date, new browsers getting released that now need to be supported, key people might leave on the vendor side or from your company, etc.

2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

eLearning 24-7

Countries showing off their latest e-learning (often under the words – distance learning , which should be booted as a term), and vendors showing their products, making their pitches and eating their food in their booth. And yes, I’ll be there to – checking out some sessions, mingling among the attendees and chatting it up with the vendors. I have to question that as a HE feature, although many vendors include it. I’m here.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

A few of the more interesting graphs that you can't really see well except by going and seeing a larger version at LMS Satisfaction and LMS Barriers and Features. These are being reported out of the larger eLearningGuild population and I would claim that they are likely more accurate than survey research that goes through the vendors themselves. Several of the LMS vendors appear more than once, such as Oracle. Update, Nov.

E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success

eLearning 24-7

Think of learner projections in the same way you look at deliverable of products sold. On a side note, some vendors call it “virtual classrooms” Do you want to track your learners? Think about the following: If people are going to access internally (at your company) what version of browser software do you have? What version of Office are you using. What version of Flash are you using? If the vendor uses Flash, they might not support older versions.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Matt Bingham, VP of Product with Bridge, as they look at the challenges with retention and strategies for mitigating those challenges. This webinar will show you how to ensure every conversation is more productive, fosters greater commitment, and gets better results. So what are the right questions to ask in a video platform RFP? But do you know the right questions to ask in a video platform 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. A Request For Proposal is a document which asks a vendor to create a proposal so that it can enter into a bidding process for organizations looking to procure a software.