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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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. Never send an RFP to 12 vendors or even 8 vendors.

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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).

Project Spotlight: The Art of a Custom Android App

Bottom-Line Performance

It can be difficult to make an app work on every version of iOS, let alone every Android tablet. ” It was clear that their was opportunity for a unique approach to RFP creation. Are mobile applications a viable solution to improve workflow and productivity in your organization? Mobile apps Mobile Learning rapid elearning android development mobile apps rfp generator tabletMobile app developers know the mantra: make sure it works on every platform!

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Rustici Software

There were long plane trips, new places, team shirts, and product demos. Our live product demo, Bringing Order to the Chaos: Solutions for Effective Content Distribution , will focus on your content distribution strategy. Register for our free content distribution product demo.

Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

Select the vendors who score high, and contact them for the next step — a demonstration of their product. 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. Vendors with good cash flows can afford to conduct research and development, critical to the development of new, better versions of the product.

Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

eLearning 24-7

It’s a product whose core focus is an authoring tool (proprietary based), but offers the ability to add users, provides a few analytics and a few reports. The downside to training management products is the inability to upload any other 3rd party authoring tool or courses from an off the shelf vendor. Can I test out the product for 30 days? You view the product either with a salesperson on the line or the presentation has been recorded and you can view it at any time.

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EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

Degreed – a couple of new product lines are in the works, okay let’s go with a new branding for the product lines. Degreed will remain the name of the system, but you will have three product lines under the main name. Browsers (Minimum version you need).

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. . “And the winner is…” – Coorpacademy * Their site does not do the product justice. of 70% of my LMS RFP Template. .

Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Yet, as I have often noted, it is rarely pushed upon in an RFP, let alone a demo. You the consumer can use the support card as part of your RFP process, which I strongly recommend. . Schoolguru (corporate version). And many you can schedule a demo, send RFP, etc. ExpertusOne – Once a darling of mine, but now, not sure of the direction of the company nor the product. Perhaps you have to someone you know.

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

Talented Learning

You’ve probably spent the past 3-12 months developing LMS requirements, researching potential vendors, reading RFP responses , watching demos and testing features in a sandbox. Having been involved in performing arts for much of my life, I can assure you that understudies are absolutely critical to the success of every theater production. Remember the excitement you felt as a kid when you opened a holiday gift?

The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution


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”. Possibly an even bigger issue than the cost and time involved in the initial implementation of a customized LMS solution is when, in two or three years time, you want to upgrade to the latest version of the software to get access to new features that are now available.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

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. Among Docebo’s third-party connectors, I didn’t see any productized Association Management System (AMS) integrations. Product: Docebo LMS. Product Type: Learning Management System.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

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. Product Type: Learning Management System.

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Intensive and Extensive Processing: Making Formal Stickier

Clark Quinn

That latter is a personal version of the more general task of having learners elaborate the content. responding to an RFP) that has enough deliberate ambiguity to generate productive discussion is great. I recall an academic colleague who responded to my query about not using games by relating how expensive digital production was, but how inexpensive group activity was.

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What you can expect in 2019

eLearning 24-7

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). Web cam capability in the product. Vendors tend not to share that info, unless it is in an RFP and even then, I’ve seen plenty who say, “All”, really? Expectations. We all have them. We have them when we go out to eat. When we are on a blind date or using a dating app.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

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? Productized integrations include Adobe Connect, Salesforce, Captivate Prime FTP.

When your LMS BFF is no longer

eLearning 24-7

Just as in any industry there are people who lie or as we say “misrepresented” their product. I have run into the same issue – salespeople who say their product does A but in reality it does not. . Heck, I even have dealt with folks at a higher level (senior execs and a CEO or two) who say they can do this (in the product itself) and then you find out they can’t. Or they send the RFP after a discussion, but before seeing the product.

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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. 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. Right now you may be sitting there reading the headline.

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. If you offer salesforce.com, do you have learning as a tab or something like that in Salesforce.com or any other external CRM, thus the learner does not have to leave the product to go into the LMS? Are they the same edition i.e. version?

September E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

One vendor is focused only on SaaS products including social media. One vendor whose product is free, charges a low fee if you want an 800 number – now I know you just said, “free” and that is not free. It’s funny because in my LMS RFP template (a new version will appear with my report), vendors who I know do not have a modern UI will state they do.

Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS!

Kapp Notes

Every student must go through this process and deliver a WORKING product (not just design it). The latest version of Adobe PhotoShop and Flash, Lectora, Adobe Captivate, Plateau (LMS), Adobe Connect, and Saba's Centra to name a few. Seventh, twice a year we bring in professionals who are working in the field of instructional design, e-learning and performance support to provide feedback on our curriculum, RFP exercise and our initiatives within the department.

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. Most of the time (as is the case with Oracle) these are different products. I know the folks from CornerStone and their product does some really interesting things. Over the past few years, they've been able to fend of Oracle, PeopleSoft and SAP through superior products. Update, Nov.

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?

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

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). One vendor asked if you wanted to learn more about their product and sent you to their help desk to notify them of errors or issues with their system (hmm, not likely to buy one from these guys). Nearly 100% of time, it is a product demonstration.

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). About the LMS – Again, it can be an LEP, but for version one, we list as an LMS. You are not able to schedule a demo, send them an RFP or have them receive your information for contacting you and so forth.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2


It is essentially a package of eLearning content that will ‘play’ on any SCORM compliant system (so long as the system matches the version of SCORM). User experience refers to an individual’s reaction to the use of a particular product, system or service. In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across.