Tips to Improve the RFP Process for Employee Training Partners

ej4 eLearning

We frequently receive invitations to participate in the RFP process for employee training partners and eLearning services. It’s good to provide some structure around the search process so you can compare potential vendors.

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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. . LEP RFP Template.

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How to write a great RFP for your eLearning Platform search

Academy of Mine

One buying tool we recommend when shopping around for a new eLearning platform is the Request for Proposal (RFP), which can be utilized to streamline and simplify the purchase process. By using an RFP you can: Organize and prioritize your business needs and desired solutions. .

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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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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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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. Probably the best thing to do is simply to search on Google using a few tricks.

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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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FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

A new type of search, find, assess, engage platform where buyers and all types of learning system providers can connect. Simply it is a way to search, assess and compare learning systems in a platform that mimics, well, a learning system, specifically LMS. . September 6th, 2018.

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

eLearning 24-7

I’m still searching their site for the Ocean Magazine Widget Winner of 85 – People’s Choice! 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. Then if you must, send out the RFP. LMS learning management system LMS RFP LMS RFP Template RFP

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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.

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. With the exception of the “search bar”, everything else should be in the LMS. For me, a system that says yes to everything in the learning environment section including the “search bar” is ideal. E-Learning 24/7 Tagged: learning management system , LMS , LMS RFP , selecting a LMS. 2014 learning management system LMS LMS RFP selecting a LMS

Moodle Services Provider – How would you Choose the Right One?

Paradiso

Draft a good RFP (Request for Proposal). Next, download an RFP template! Yes, there is a proper format for an RFP! Put in the right keywords in the search engine search bar. And trust us, ranking on search engines isn’t easy.

7-Step Process for LMS Selection [GRAPHIC]

LearnDash

This will ensure that the foundation you form in your search is a solid one. For example, depending on the size of your organization, there may not be a need to issue a formal RFP (Request for Proposals). Selecting an LMS is an important decision for any organization to make.

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3 Steps for Finding the Best E-Learning Service Provider

Frooxl

Your first step could be reaching out to others in your community, to see which e-Learning service providers they use, or scouting could be as simple as a Google search. Once you have a few companies that interest you, take your search elsewhere.

In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Free RFP Template : This macro-enabled RFP template from Craig Weiss (CEO, eLearning 24/7) that includes over 300 features relevant to today’s market will be a highly helpful tool for anybody involved in the process of identifying and selecting an LMS vendor.

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Bloomsburg University's CAC Event

Kapp Notes

The students must write a 40 page response to the RFP, create a working prototype and then deliver a 20 minute sales presentation. This year, the RFP was issued by the non-existent PA Department of First Responders.

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How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

eLearning 24-7

Others at your table, are searching on their smartphones trying to decipher what flajhbui8s actually is, but you, ignore that approach. I understand you do not want to hurt other people’s feelings or you have been notified that you have to ask all these departments for their suggestions, but no one ever says you have to take all that stuff and stick it into your RFP or documents or make it an important component of the decision making process.

Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

This will help you narrow down the search for the right LMS provider. . Step 7: Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors. It is now time to send an RFP to shortlisted LMS providers.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

If it is felt that the current LMS is not up to meeting the requirements of the organization, a search for a new system is started, and the planning begins… The first step to a successful LMS implementation is planning. Is your team ready to start planning or submit an RFP ?

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Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

I often bring up FindAnLMS , my search and comparison platform for finding learning systems, including LMSs, simply because I have been told by many people looking for or researching LMSs that they like it and use it. . So, before you go ahead and post, can you recommend an LMS, I’d say go to FindAnLMS.com, register, activate and then log-in to conduct your search. Yet, as I have often noted, it is rarely pushed upon in an RFP, let alone a demo.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

They know what questions to ask during the requirements gathering process to elicit the information needed for a request for proposal (RFP), including questions you’d never think about asking. Consultants help you create a Request for Proposal (RFP).

7 Key Components Of The LMS Switching Process

Upside Learning

This will also eliminate the problems which arise if an LMS is bought only as per sales demos or mere RFP checklists. In a previous post my colleague Jason Clymer explored 3 key reasons to switch LMS. Jason lists the Product or the Vendor or the Cost as possible reasons.

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Amusing Findings in Keywords

Tony Karrer

Quick update (1/5/2008) - I feel much better now - 3 people have searched and found me through the highly relevant search - incredibly cool elearning guy. So the comment that I may be messing with search results and making myself even more lame seems to be turning out correct. While I had dismissed it, I'm now no longer #1 for the search - top ten lamest people - even though I was yesterday before Google spidered this page. People search in order to find information.

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Build your LMS implementation Plan following this checklist

Paradiso

Based on how you picture/plan on using the LMS to your company or employees, you could create a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a statement of work (SOW) that details the requirements pertaining to your use case and keeping in mind your employees.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

So, if you have training needs that you feel are fairly standard such as basic IT skills, accounting skills, sexual harassment prevention training, safety training, or office productivity training, you should perform a search to find out what is already available for purchase. These skills are primarily related to project management, the most important of which is the knowledge and skill necessary to prepare a good request for proposal (RFP).

In Challenging Times: Make Lemonade in eLearning

Litmos

I’m working with the local Community Emergency Response Team on training volunteers, but getting hands-on with a fire-extinguisher and putting out an actual burning device, or bandaging wounds on a patient, and doing search and rescue drills, just can’t be faked.

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

eLearning 24-7

Every vendor, with the exception of Blackboard (who is coming soon) can be found on FindAnLMS.com , my learning system search engine platform, an independent and trusted source to search, compare and engage with vendors in the learning system space. The number one reason folks leave systems is the lack of support, yet it is rarely inquired about in any RFP, let alone demos. Oh, and send them your amazing RFP. . #38

CAC: Fall 2007 Corporate Advisory Council Event ReCap

Kapp Notes

The students must write a 40 page response to the RFP, create a working prototype and then deliver a 20 minute sales presentation. This year, the RFP was focused on the topic of creating a certification program for sales representatives.

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On The Road Again…to EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Summit, I4PL, and DevLearn 2019

eThink Education

At this conference in particular, a constant stream of current eThink clients took time to search out our booth and simply stop by to say, “Hello,” and “Thank you!”

LMS Selection Process

Tony Karrer

If you go out and search you will quickly find resources like: [link] [link] The processes described there are similar to the process that I generally have used. Difference between an RFI and an RFP. What requirements to put in an RFP. How to balance making an RFP response useful to you and not too hard for a vendor. How much should you lead a vendor in the RFP requirments.

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Mlearn conference Day 1

Challenge to Learn

It covers a RFP process. His presentation is available for download on the MapDeck site (search for Spero). I will blog from the Mlearncon in San Jose over the next three days. I have really enjoyed my first day. I’m here as a participant, not as a vendor.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

A revamped UI and enhanced UX, to enable you (the end-user) to search, explore, view and contact the best learning systems in the world. My learning system search engine is designed to provide an optimum experience each and every time. To RFP or not RFP.

Digital Learning Platforms In, LXP out

eLearning 24-7

Media plays an important role – the system can auto-transcribe a piece of media, with an ouput of a “text transcript” or the use of a search function that an end user can type in the text and it goes to the video point – or a combination of both functions. Learning Experience Solution – not to be confused with an LXP, because it you put it all together it says LES, which everyone is searching for these days on the net.

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.

Top LMS Industry Facts of 2016

iSpring Solutions

Shared. The LMS Industry is rapidly growing and developing. As far back as 30 years ago, there were around 15 LMS vendors on the market; today the number exceeds 700. Isn’t that amazing?