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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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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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. Shopping without an RFP may seem faster, easier and less complex, but your selection process will be subjective and loaded with assumptions that increase risk. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps.

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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. A typical software system RFP has multiple sections; once you complete one you like, you can use it as a template for other requests and programs. Some buyers will actually use the RFP sections to “score” vendor written responses or demo presentations.

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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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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? But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think. Let’s look at some basic factors… 9 Ways to Build a Winning RFP Response. Blindly submitting an RFP response can be just as risky.

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The Benefits of a Request for Proposal (RFP)

dVinci Interactive

As the economy has improved, more organizations have invested in learning technologies to gain a competitive advantage or accomplish strategic goals. So, now is the time to find a partner to assist with consulting and planning, content development or eLearning technology implementation. Once you have a general idea of your needs, budget, and timeline, you should develop an eLearning Request for Proposal (RFP). eLearning Training RFP RFP template

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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. A request for proposal should make the selection of technology easier, not harder. I have to say, I feel really badly for the organizations that have issued some of the RFPs I’m seeing.

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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. But, what I see as the most common problem in LMS RFP documents are the requirements.

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Hiring a Technology Consultant

Web Courseworks

CIOs, CTOs, and other technology executives are often saddled with problems that their staff hasn’t demonstrated an ability to solve, either due to a lack of knowledge, resources, or drive. These problems usually have a direct and measurable effect on the business value being delivered by the technology group, and certainly can cause angst amongst the rest of the business leadership. Hiring a technology consultant may be the solution.

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). An RFP helps you list your requirements clearly so that you elicit responses from the right e-learning solution providers who match your needs, expectations, and budget. Read on to know more about how to write an RFP that will help you partner with the best e-learning vendor. If yes, specify that in the 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. See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP).

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. See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP).

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

eLearning 24-7

Our technology is patent pending. 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.

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5 Must-Have LMS Features To Ensure Return On Investment

Docebo

As with most things in life, you get what you pay for – your learning technology solution is no different. . Just as you wouldn’t buy a car with missing parts because it was the cheaper option, it’s important to assess your learning technology solution, understanding how its various components work together to provide the most value for your investment (and so you wont regret the decision down the line!).

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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

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. See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP).

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

Talented Learning

If you need advice about learning technology (especially for extended enterprise needs), submit your question here. Also, because the extended enterprise space is so diverse, we research a broader spectrum of technologies than other LMS analysts. 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. 6) Can we choose the right LMS without issuing a formal RFP?

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. This process—the discussions and decisions—is the most important part of any technology selection. 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. Your requirements documentation becomes the basis for your RFP.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology. 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! New Year, New Goals, New Technology.

Considerations for a Request for Proposal

Training Industry

As noted in last month’s blog, this edition will focus on the key ingredients for developing a request for proposal (RFP). First, when do you utilize a RFP or a request for information (RFI)? A RFP is exactly that, a formal proposal submission by a seller(s) to a buyer which includes the cost considerations, as well as the commercial terms of the offer. The lynchpin of any RFP is a well-defined scope of work (SOW).

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Free Webinar: Select Your Ideal Learning Management System

Adobe Captivate

In May, I partnered with a continuing education organization to offer a class on how to select a learning technology platform. The description is below: Has your organization asked you to select a new learning technology platform or learning management system? Many learning professionals are asked to evaluate and purchase learning technology, and few of us have the background necessary to handle those tasks.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

Regular readers know that this blog isn’t the only way we share advice with learning technology buyers and sellers. This year we launched our new podcast series, “ The Talented Learning Show “ to showcase one-on-one conversations with experts from across the learning technology community. What role does learning technology innovation play in franchise business success? Hands-down, year after year, our most popular posts focus on learning technology trends.

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Are You Unhappy with Your LMS?

Inquisiq

D evelop your RFP and the relationships. While peer recommendations are great, don’t hesitate to send your RFP to any LMS vendor you think may suit your needs. With the RFP responses you receive, follow up with those who make the best case, chat with the reps, and request a demo that speaks to your specific requirements. It’s not as much about the technology as it is the learning, right? A lot of our customers are refugees from other LMS provider.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. He is also an LMS selection consultant and eLearning industry blogger focused on helping organizations plan and implement technology strategies that support extended enterprise learning.

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How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

9) Let’s talk about technology. Associations of every size want to make the most of their investment in learning technology. Bottom-line – technology costs are no longer a deal-breaker for low-budget continuing education providers. Choosing the right technology solution involves more than picking functionality that works. The association LMS market has evolved into its own thriving segment of the overall learning technology landscape.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update.

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. He is also an LMS selection consultant and eLearning industry blogger focused on helping organizations plan and implement technology strategies that support extended enterprise learning.

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How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

Attendees will leave the session with a clear understanding of how to lead their organization in choosing the right learning technology. An RFP (request for proposal) is a must-have final step in order to compare “apples to apples” among vendors. Submit your RFP with a list of requirements to a shortlist of vendors. Let’s get right down to brass tacks: I have a lot of experience dealing with LMS requests for proposals. (As

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7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs. You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing. As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs.

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

Trajectory IQ

Let’s get started… Canada’s home-grown tech companies have long complained that Ottawa keeps turning to giant American firms like IBM for its information-technology needs — and an internal federal report suggests they’re right. 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. IT firm to write the definition around the RFP to save some time and effort.

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Fall 2009 Corporate Advisory Event Starts Today

Kapp Notes

This is an event where students of instructional technology have a conference with professionals in the field where they can learn, exchange ideas and select students for jobs and internships. 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. Today marks the beginning of one of my favorite events of the year.

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Trickle Down Education: Taking Graduate Level Work to Sixth Graders

Kapp Notes

As a student in my class, Anthony had to go through an exercise where, as part of a mock company, he had to research an elearning solution and, as part of a team, write a response to the elearning RFP and then present with his group the recommendations contained in their proposal to Bloomsburg’s Corporate Advisory Council. As part of the student’s project he had them respond to a RFP. Yesterday, I spent the entire day with 6th graders. It was wonderful.

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

Abila

Associations may struggle to find the technology that’s right for them, in part because they’re unsure about what they need in an LMS. 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

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Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

Step 7: Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors. It is now time to send an RFP to shortlisted LMS providers. Learning Technology LMSLearning Management Systems (LMSs) – powerful software tools that enable you to impart training effectively. These software applications allow you to host, manage, and track training programs in a hassle-free manner.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag. A trend should matter to any buyer, seller or user of learning technology who wants to make ongoing, intelligent and informed choices. It directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers. Almost daily, new learning technology developers contact us to introduce themselves.