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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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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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. So why are you losing at the RFP stage?

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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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CAC, RFP and Bigfoot

Kapp Notes

We had folks from Strayer University, Lynda.com, Clarabridge, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), Zerion Software, Think ID8 and our own Brian Seely present on a variety of topics from scenario-based learning to instructional design to augmented reality.

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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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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.

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How to Choose the Right LMS? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

1) When does it make sense to hire a software selection consultant? That’s why we communicate requirements in a structured request for proposal (RFP). If qualified vendors want to be considered, they must reply to the RFP in full.

5 Must-Have LMS Features To Ensure Return On Investment

Docebo

1) Integration With Existing Business Software Platforms. Without understanding how the LMS works with existing software solutions, you won’t be able to maximize its full potential, and you’ll create unnecessary logistical headaches. .

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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. That’s because you’ve been asked to compete with other vendors in a software demo “bake-off.”

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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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 vast majority of RFPs I see are horrible tools to select enterprise software.

LMS Software Selection Process: 7 Notable Benefits Of Using LMS Consulting Services

eLearning Industry

Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS SelectionAre you thinking about enlisting the aid of an experienced LMS consultant to guide you through the LMS selection process? This article features 7 notable benefits of using LMS consulting services to find a system that offers the best value for money. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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 vast majority of RFPs I see are horrible tools to select enterprise software.

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 vast majority of RFPs I see are horrible tools to select enterprise software.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Digital transformation consultant Daniel Newman weighs in… 11) Should you use an RFP when choosing an LMS? But here’s why you’ll probably want to use an RFP the next time you select a learning system… 12) Define your LMS requirements like a pro.

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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Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

I think that’s why so many people are uneasy about software implementation. To learning systems vendors, it suggests that you want to change the underlying software code. That’s one reason why we clarify buyer requirements in a formal RFP.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You pay “annual support and maintenance” fees but continue to use an older version of LMS software because upgrade costs are prohibitive. When and how to use an RFP (or not). It happens at least once a week.

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The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

This familiar approach to software evaluation has been around for decades. 6) Request for Proposal (RFP). Why does everything about the LMS market seem so complex?

LMS Demo: How to Make it Painless and Productive

Avilar

The same rule applies when selecting a Learning Management System (LMS) or other talent management software. While LMS vendors may be more than happy to show you everything the software is capable of, they usually don’t have enough time in their schedule to do so.

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

Talented Learning

Sadly, this happens all too often with software. 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.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

1 The 3 Licensing Models of an LMS (or Any Enterprise Software). Why has software licensing intelligence attracted so much attention? When and how to use an RFP (or not). Another year is drawing to a close – already? Hard to believe, but the calendar doesn’t lie.

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Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. They needed to streamline their RFP response process.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Callidus Software acquired Learning Heroes and Learning Seat. The LMS – long the ugly duckling of the corporate software world – has transformed into a beautiful solution by modern standards. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Learning Technologies Group (LTG) recently acquired PeopleFluent , NetDimensions , LEO Learning , Rustici Software , Watershed LRS , Gomo Learning and others to offer a robust talent suite based on standalone solutions. • ASSOCIATION LEARNING.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

High-Technology/Software. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. The Docebo LMS has come a long way since we first reviewed it in 2014. Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS.

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Benay: “Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

They’ll insist that they are under the same rigid procurement or Request For Proposal (RFP) process as any small/medium IT company in Canada. Unfortunately when it comes to proposals and RFP’s, most small Canadian IT companies like mine might have one or two people responding to RFP’s.

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“Not enough innovation is being developed in Canada”

Trajectory IQ

They’ll insist that they are under the same rigid procurement or Request For Proposal (RFP) process as any small/medium IT company in Canada. Unfortunately when it comes to proposals and RFP’s, most small Canadian IT companies like mine might have one or two people responding to RFP’s.

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Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Lessons for the RFP process. There were a lot of lessons that will help to develop a more detailed RFP (Request for Proposal). Involve all Subject Matter Experts prior to the RFP to ensure all their needs have been captured appropriately.

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How to Choose an LMS That’s Right for Your Association

Abila

Develop and issue a request for proposal (RFP). Review and score responses to the RFP. ONLINE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report Association Learning Association Management association techcnology Community Brands Research learning management software learning management system LMS member learners

Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) Announces New Board Members

Meridian

a leading cloud RFP and sales enablement software provider. FOLSOM, CA – March 24, 2020 — Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Tim Hill has extensive business and technology industry experience and currently serves as President and General Manager of the Higher Education Business Unit at Blackbaud Inc. He is also on the board of RocketDocs, Inc.,

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4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Locally-Installed Software About a decade ago, many organizations shunned cloud-based software and demanded that the LMS be installed on their internal servers. Installed software was hot. If it does show up, the organization is likely using an RFP template from the disco era.

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Fall 2009 Corporate Advisory Event Starts Today

Kapp Notes

On the second day students will present solutions to a mock Request for Proposals (RFP) while the CAC members evaluate their presentations and on the third day students will interview for internships and job opportunities. Here is a brief synopsis of the RFP the students will be answering this semester. The focus of the RFP is on developing a “Training System” for the introduction of a new product from the fictitious Big Power Tool Company (BPTC).

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Meet the Hero of the Technical Sale: The Sales Engineer

Cloudshare

Chris White, author of The Six Habits of Highly Effective Sales Engineers , defines the role as, “Engineers and technical experts within a software company that give product demonstrations in the context of a sales opportunity.”. Ability to contribute to the RFP process.

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3 xAPI learnings from LSCon: start small, iterate, build an ecosystem

Experience API

This was a theme echoed by RISC , HT2 Labs , TorranceLearning , Watershed , xapiapps , Riptide Software and our very own Chris Tompkins in his session, “ xAPI in your RFP.”

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