How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow.

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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. What is an LMS RFP?

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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?

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Best Practices for your Moodle RFP

Lambda Solutions

We recently held a webinar on the 7 Best Practices for your Moodle RFP, where we went went into detail, showing you how to ensure your LMS deployment meets your project requirements.

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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? Frankly, I got tired of seeing LMS RFP templates that either were built by a LMS vendor and thus some of the features were targeting said vendor, or LMS RFP templates created by people who are not LMS experts, let alone have an extensive experience in e-learning. What I can guarantee about this LMS RFP template.

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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. We know that with over 300 options to choose from, selecting an LMS can be a tad bit daunting.

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Boost Your ROI with a Better eLearning RFP

dVinci Interactive

A carefully thought out Request for Proposal (RFP) addresses each question specifically, and provides the information your learning partner needs to deliver the results you want. Partner – A well-crafted RFP helps you evaluate potential partners and find the one that’s best for you… the one with the right combination of expertise, technology, management and creative skills. A good RFP also allows potential partners to showcase their strengths. Using an RFP template.

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The Benefits of a Request for Proposal (RFP)

dVinci Interactive

Once you have a general idea of your needs, budget, and timeline, you should develop an eLearning Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP is your tool for qualifying and eventually selecting an eLearning partner. You can also use the RFP process to outline criteria for selection.

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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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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. 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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JPL’s eLearning RFP Template – Get Your Project Off on the Right Foot

dVinci Interactive

To help you organize your priorities and reach out to qualified prospective partners, we’ve created a simple eLearning Request for Proposal (RFP) template. The eLearning RFP template will help you assess the capabilities, compatibility and costs of different providers. You can also use this RFP process to outline criteria for selecting your learning solutions partner. And, we hope you will send us your completed eLearning RFP template and consider JPL to be your partner!

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9 Tips that Help You Write an Effective RFP to Hire an E-learning Vendor [Infographic]

CommLab India

Check this infographic for tips to write an RFP, to hire the e-learning right vendor. eLearning Design eLearning Outsourcing

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Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples

Tony Karrer

Based on my post LMS RFP , I've been asked several times if I knew where you could find samples of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for custom eLearning development, performance support tools, learning content management systems (LCMS), elearning authoring tools , etc. RFP OR "Request for Proposal") - find either of these terms (LCMS OR "Learning Content Management System") - find either of these terms Obviously, substitute the key terms such instead of LCMS.

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Marc My Words: Writing a Good RFP by Marc Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

One way to protect yourself is to write a solid request for proposal (RFP). An RFP is an invitation to the vendor to propose work according to criteria you set. Here’s how to write an RFP that protects you and your project outcome. We’ve all heard the phrase caveat emptor (buyer beware), but too often we ignore it when selecting an eLearning vendor. Development Strategies Management Project Management

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How to Write a Winning RFP to Hire the Best E-learning Vendor

CommLab India

Before you begin formulating the e-learning vendor selection criteria for your organization, work on the all-important step of writing a request for proposal (RFP). Read on to know more about how to write an RFP that will help you partner with the best e-learning vendor.

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What Buying a Bicycle Would Look Like if We Applied a Typical LMS Selection Strategy

Absorb LMS

A Good RFP The best RFPs consist of a list of required features, typically in a spreadsheet, and an easy way for the vendor to mark `Yes’ or ‘No’ next to each requirement to identify which features are present or absent in their product. It’s easy to add questions like these to an RFP.

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

eLearning 24-7

Meet my friend, the RFP. If you are going to use an RFP, I recommend using the one I created for each and everyone. LMS RFP Template (click the link). Thus, if you require your employees to go through a VPN, then yes, that should be on the RFP. As mentioned in previous posts, if you have to submit a RFP, then it shouldn’t be longer than 10 pages. Then if you must, send out the RFP. LMS learning management system LMS RFP LMS RFP Template RFP

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Working with E-Learning Vendors: The RFP

E-learning Uncovered

This week let’s look at the Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFI and RFP are the two primary tools you can use to select which vendor from a group is the best one to meet your needs. Since an RFP asks for a specific, binding proposal you will want to give enough detail so the vendor can respond accurately. I did a search for Sample RFP and came up with several samples for different types of projects.)

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Kicking the RFP Habit

Breakthrough eLearning

Two weeks ago, in a moment of weakness, I almost submitted a response to a request for proposals (RFP). However, I remembered an earlier vow that I had made to myself never to put myself and my colleagues through "RFP hell" again, was resolute, and I ignored the invitation.

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Kicking the RFP Habit

Breakthrough eLearning

Two weeks ago, in a moment of weakness, I almost submitted a response to a request for proposals (RFP). However, I remembered an earlier vow that I had made to myself never to put myself and my colleagues through "RFP hell" again, was resolute, and I ignored the invitation.

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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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Working With E-Learning Vendors: Evaluating Responses to Your RFP

E-learning Uncovered

In my last post , I gave some tips on what to include in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The best time to think about how you want to evaluate vendors is when you are creating the RFP, so you don’t forget to ask the vendors for something you need. What tips do you have to help select a vendor out of the many responses you receive from an RFP? The post Working With E-Learning Vendors: Evaluating Responses to Your RFP appeared first on E-Learning Uncovered

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How do I get the most out of an RFP?

eLearning Blender

Writing an RFP - What a Conundrum! All the articles say that a crucial part of the LMS selection process is writing a quality RFP, but nobody goes on to tell you how. In my own interest, I am going to attempt to answer the question of how to write a quality RFP. Oh yeah, it took me a while to figure it out and you may be wondering the same thing; RFP means "request for proposal." What is an RFP?: Why write an RFP?: How to write an RFP?:

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The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues.

Five Tips and an RFP Template: Choosing the Right LMS by Sean Hougan

Learning Solutions Magazine

are five basic tips to guide you, and an RFP (request for proposal) template to support your selection process. The number of learning management system (LMS) products and providers continues to increase, making the selection of an. LMS more challenging than ever. Yet the benefits of choosing the right LMS the first time make the effort well worth it. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Management

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The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues.

The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues.

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) outlining your association’s goals and needs. 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.

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. A consultant will narrow down the field or help you develop a request for information (RFI), create the RFP, communicate with vendors, coordinate demonstrations, and negotiate the contract.

Trends in Learning Solutions Procurement

dVinci Interactive

Some of our most recent experiences include responding to the following: A Request for Proposal (RFP) to address the need to develop an eLearning course. An RFP to develop eLearning content in which two companies are qualified in budget ranges based on three levels of complexity. An RFP to convert Flash-based courses into learning experiences that work across mobile devices. Download JPL’s RFP Template. eLearning Learning Solutions Partnerships RFP template

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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Project Spotlight: The Art of a Custom Android App

Bottom-Line Performance

” It was clear that their was opportunity for a unique approach to RFP creation. 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!

Step right up to the LMS Sideshow

eLearning 24-7

If you are interested in seeing the basics, then check out my LMS RFP template. Anyway, the better systems have either all those features within my LMS RFP template or nearly all – with print out sheets, define capacity, auto perform conflict checking as the most common ones, vendors may not have in their system. . 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 SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers

Web Courseworks

The new book is succinct, well organized, and full of useful tips if you are tasked with either creating or responding to an RFP. If your job is to write the RFP, hopefully you can avoid the ten dumbest RFP questions. The importance of assembling a team to respond to the RFP. How to “project manage” the process of writing a RFP. Great tips and techniques on organizing the RFP response.

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Nine tips for writing excellent RFPs

Good To Great

I’m not suggesting that this is an RFP rulebook; it’s not even a list of recommendations. Although I did get positive feedback from the suppliers I sent my first RFP to, and likewise was very pleased with the standard of proposals I received back.) When preparing an RFP… First of all, be fair with the deadline. When asking for information… Obviously, the questions in your RFP will depend on the specifics of your project.

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Winning Student Presentation at CAC

Kapp Notes

They present a solution to a Request for Proposal (RFP) to a group of corporate professionals (many are alums of the program). Fall 2011 Bloomsburg University's CAC Winning Student Team (RFP Class).

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Mentored Tasks: Support Learners Where They Are [Featured in Learning Solutions]

Kineo

The process is built around reviewing a customer’s RFP, completing three Excel worksheets, and then drawing conclusions based on your data. Let’s play pretend. Imagine that you‘re a sales manager for a major pharmaceutical company.