How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). 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. What’s in an LMS RFP?

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New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Now you might think, of course a learning management system vendor is going to recommend investing in learning technology, but we are not talking about sales! If recruiting younger members is a key strategic goal for your association, you may want to restructure or repackage your education offering for millennials to outline how your programs and credentials can help them to secure employment.

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How to Develop Really Good LMS Requirements

WBT Systems

The request for proposal you send to learning management system (LMS) providers is only as good as the process you use to develop your LMS requirements. 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. You’re going to need at least a budget range for the RFP.

4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

Your relationship with your organization’s Learning Management System is no different. Think of “love at first sight”, where you are sitting in the conference room watching a series of LMS demos during your RFP process, and one comes along with a user interface that is just so “pretty” that it catches your eye, and you have just fallen in love at first sight. The WBT Systems support team have been great – knowledgeable and responsive.”.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

At first glance, open source LMS may seem to have certain advantages over a commercial, purpose-built association LMS – no upfront licensing costs, full control over how the system can be customized, etc. However, there are hidden costs when purchasing an open source LMS that may not be immediately apparent at the RFP stage, but should be carefully considered before investing the association’s time and resources into an open-source LMS implementation.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

As these systems catch up, this will make the market really hard for Saba and SumTotal. Other data in the report points to particular barriers and the importance of particular features during Learning Management System (LMS) Selection. Some other posts in my blog around Learning Management Systems: Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas Tracking Without an LMS LMS Dissatisfaction on the Rise Do You WANT an LMS? TopClass e-Learning Suite WBT Systems 2 8.25