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. . This is why when you see the RFP, the LE and Admin functionality is nearly identical, but with some changes (more on that in a sec.). LEP RFP Template. First off, here is the LEP RFP Template – everything you need in one document.

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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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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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Tips for Developing an LMS RFP

Association eLearning

So, you’re ready to take the initial plunge into eLearning, and you’re thinking of issuing a request for proposal (RFP). Distributing an RFP is a wonderful way to “set the stage” for your ideal learning management system (LMS). An RFP is especially beneficial if you have a lot of requirements, because it gives you a simple way to evaluate and compare numerous LMS systems. When the going gets tough, it may be tempting to copy another organization’s RFP requirements.

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LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

So, who can you trust to point you in the right direction? But it’s probably easier than you think if you trust a proven process — and even easier if I lend you an experienced, fiercely independent hand. When and how to use an RFP (or not). The post LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust? It happens at least once a week. I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges.

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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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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John has been in the industry for 20 years, serving as a trusted adviser to more than 100 learning organizations, and has found his way into selling learning management systems. John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal. John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John has been in the industry for 20 years, serving as a trusted adviser to more than 100 learning organizations, and has found his way into selling learning management systems. John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal. John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS.

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Proposals Second of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing

Training Industry

This is a wonderful way to have suppliers come in and present their capabilities prior to issuing an RFP. An RFP (request for proposal) is the most common document used in the sourcing selection process. The RFP is designed to get suppliers to propose how they would support you, not just how much they would charge to support you. I recommend between three and seven companies should be included in the RFP. Include a responsibility matrix in the RFP.

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Custom Elearning: How To Get Started

Learning Pool

This phase leads up to writing a Request for Proposal (RFP), which will help you decide on your supplier. It’s now just a case of sending out your RFP and waiting to see what comes back. Creating bespoke courses need not be expensive or difficult.

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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! And trust us, ranking on search engines isn’t easy. Moodle, one of the leading open source platforms used worldwide by numerous schools, colleges, universities, government organizations, charities and corporates alike, is an eLearning platform that has endless possibilities.

Meet the Hero of the Technical Sale: The Sales Engineer

Cloudshare

While the salesperson’s role is to build relationships, develop trust, and ultimately, execute deals, the presales person’s role is to show a potential customer how a product or service solves a problem. Ability to contribute to the RFP process.

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Responding to Requests for Proposals for Learning Projects

Bottom-Line Performance

I often wonder how many hours a client might save himself or herself if their RFP had been put together a bit more carefully. If you are someone who outsources work to vendors, you can make your job easier - and your vendors’ job easier by assembling a solid RFP - or request for proposal. The information that follows is straight from a document we created titled, “Creating a Good RFP.&# Clients who have a rock-solid RFP help themselves.

Getting Past the Gatekeeper

Your Training Edge

That person may be a committee member, a team member, or a person on a project who is assigned to RFP’s and demonstrations. Many executive level decision-makers trust their entire lives to the assistant. You’ve worked on your presentation, your communication skills, and your research in order to persuade a particular client. But then you realize that getting to the decision maker is going to be more difficult than you imagined, because that person has a gatekeeper.

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How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

eLearning 24-7

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. Blasting out an RFP to everyone or dozens of vendors is an awful idea. and then submit a scaled down RFP for more information and if you so desire, request a demo.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

That’s one reason why we clarify buyer requirements in a formal RFP. The Tier 2 team is included only at key milestones such as RFP evaluation, demonstrations and proof of concept review. Who should we trust? When to issue an RFP (or not). Welcome back to our “Ask Me Anything” column! Previously, we explored extended enterprise learning tech trends , and talked about how organizations can choose the best learning system for their needs.

Organizational Assessment The First of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing

Training Industry

We recommend a small team of seasoned business professionals you trust to be objective and clear about achieving the business results you need. It should be led by a ‘champion’ of the initiative, someone who has strong project management skills, knows the ins and outs of the training function, and is trusted by the executive team to be an objective source of information and leadership.

Hiring a Technology Consultant

Web Courseworks

What’s in an effective request for proposals (RFP) for a consulting project? In a good response to your RFP you should expect to see the following things: A clear understanding of your situation. Find someone who comes with good references, understands your problem, and makes you believe you will be able to work with them and build trust throughout the relationship. I don’t have to count minutes, and you can begin to trust me immediately.

Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Yet, as I have often noted, it is rarely pushed upon in an RFP, let alone a demo. You the consumer can use the support card as part of your RFP process, which I strongly recommend. . Anyone who tells you it is a secret, should go from your list of potentials. Anyone who says they do not have the metrics – trust me – there is someone there who does OR they can compile based on what is needed. And many you can schedule a demo, send RFP, etc.

Organizational Assessment First of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing

Training Industry

We recommend a small team of seasoned business professionals you trust to be objective and clear about achieving the business results you need. It should be led by a ‘champion’ of the initiative, someone who has strong project management skills, knows the ins and outs of the training function, and is trusted by the executive team to be an objective source of information and leadership.

Getting Past the Gatekeeper

Your Training Edge

That person may be a committee member, a team member, or a person on a project who is assigned to RFP’s and demonstrations. Many executive level decision-makers trust their entire lives to the assistant. You’ve worked on your presentation, your communication skills, and your research in order to persuade a particular client. But then you realize that getting to the decision maker is going to be more difficult than you imagined, because that person has a gatekeeper.

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LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

A friend of mine, got a RFP template from a LMS vendor’s web site. I am not a fan of grabbing RFP templates off of vendor’s web sites, only because if you read them in detail you will start to realize that for some of the questions, it is really geared toward that vendor’s product. If you are going to use the RFP template, then strip it down. With a SaaS based system, there is no need for a 10 or higher RFP. Trust me, you will spend more time.

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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

The Relationship Equation: How Sellers Can Cultivate and Leverage Strategic Relationships

Training Industry

My company was asked to participate in the RFP process. To trust the equation, to place value on the relationships first, and to leverage the relationships for the right reasons. The end result is a strong degree of trust with our new client, and mutual business fit that will help them find success in their new initiative. It came to fruition this spring: the largest opportunity and sale in my company’s history. A true game changer.

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LMS Ghost stories – The truth will scare you

eLearning 24-7

Seek additional resources before just either blasting a RFP out to everyone or picking up the phone, because you saw their name. And let’s go back to that RFP for a second. How many times have you sent a RFP out to someone only to realize afterwards, upon checking, that they are not in your vertical, your employee or business size, etc.? Over 640+ vendors out there, and trust me there are plenty, hundreds even who will give you hard setup numbers.

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EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

Trust me, on this. net speed you need for video content, and other content for example) is crucial and yet it is rarely, okay beyond rarely, asked in any RFP/RFIs. Where do you start?

What you can expect in 2019

eLearning 24-7

A vendor should be able to provide this information, it may take a few days for them to get back to you, but trust me when I say this, knowing how the machine learning was trained is huge. Vendors tend not to share that info, unless it is in an RFP and even then, I’ve seen plenty who say, “All”, really? Expectations. We all have them. We have them when we go out to eat. When we are on a blind date or using a dating app.

Forecasts for 2020

eLearning 24-7

Since very few folks have a TOC with their video, the option of going to a specific section in the video is too end-user driven, and trust me, fast-forwarding to find the spot, then go back to the spot, is cumbersome. Curtailing the accept every RFP that comes to them. I stopped using an RFP, in 2001 when I would buy systems. Trust me, you can find the perfect system without re-writing the research paper, your English professor assigned to you those many years ago.

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. Trust me, you’ll get better results when you plan ahead. 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. If you’re a learning systems vendor , this scenario should sound familiar.

4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

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. After the comprehensive RFP process, we found that WBT Systems offered a flexible product that could be implemented within our timeline and had the best combination of what we were looking for.

Who really wins?

eLearning 24-7

You are willing to spend a lot of time, completing this RFI/RFP, responding to – in some cases – more than 25 pages of this and that; willing to answer perhaps a litany of questions and the pricing – oh that price. . And if your mind is saying one thing, trust me, the mind is usually right. . Again, this is where the customer goes/sends an RFP directly to the vendor. . As we age, we are taught that there are two types of people, winners and losers.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Because LMS buyers are now including GDPR compliance in their RFP requirements, learning systems vendors can no longer ignore it. – Find vendor intelligence you can trust. In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.” ” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Recently a client asked which trends are gaining the most traction.

Reader Mail (Support, Rankings, etc.)

eLearning 24-7

You just don’t know and so, the philosophy that you can trust the vendor is, well, a mistake. . Trust me, they will connect. Unless otherwise indicated, all can be found on Findanlms.com, where you can search by filters, contact them, send them an RFP and schedule a demo.

The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

6) Request for Proposal (RFP). With this kind of scale and cost, traditional LMS vendors need a strong, active sales team to develop a trusted relationship and seal the deal. Why does everything about the LMS market seem so complex? To find the best learning technology fit , we must sort through various learning platform types, license models , functionality, integration capacity , implementation services (or lack of) and overall costs.

Looking for an LMS at #ATD2018

eLearning 24-7

Ask the questions on my LMS RFP Template. Give them my latest LMS RFP template (click to download). If you think “wow this is a lot, they won’t do it,” trust me if they want your business they will. I normally would say = view demo first, then if you like, send RFP, but you are at a trade show, and with net challenges and my recommendation of not seeing a demo on the floor, you are reversing the process. The show is nearly here.

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

When you need advice from blogs you can trust, do you dismiss content produced by LMS vendors? When and how to use an RFP (or not). As fiercely independent learning systems analysts, we’re not rock stars in the traditional sense, but we are rocking out some hits of a certain kind. We don’t perform on a live stage to sell-out crowds, but we do produce thought leadership webinars that attract hundreds of global attendees.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

For a digital badge to be truly valuable, learners, employers and others must recognize and trust the source. When and how to use an RFP (or not). Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! What is a trend, anyway? And how much do trends matter? 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.