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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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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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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Project Spotlight: The Art of a Custom Android App

Bottom-Line Performance

It can be difficult to make an app work on every version of iOS, let alone every Android tablet. ” It was clear that their was opportunity for a unique approach to RFP creation. Mobile apps Mobile Learning rapid elearning android development mobile apps rfp generator tabletMobile app developers know the mantra: make sure it works on every platform! When company’s decide to standardize their hardware, the developer’s job becomes considerably easier.

#BUCAC Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

Today students present their solutions to a mock RFP dealing with the prevention of surgical fires. They also showed a mobile version of their solution. The first team is B-A-C-K Designs. Their solution used Thinking Worlds as a 3D solution to help teach the hospital staff how to prevent surgical fires. Ana Delgadillo, Bryan Sidwar, Cecil Niger-Thomas and Katie Mazol present their solution to the CAC.

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Captivate, A Good Tool For Andragogy

Adobe Captivate

As a contractor, almost every RFP I receive list Captivate (or similar tool) as a needed skill, this was the reason why after 7 years of not using Captivate, I joined the Adobe eLearning Community to get caught up on the newest version, Captivate 2017. I was very happy to see how much Captivate 2017 had improved from the last version I used (which I think was version 4 or 5) and definitely an improvement from RoboDemo!

Your LMS criteria can make or break your buying process – here’s how to win


Whether you’re planning or releasing an RFP , or establishing relationships with different sales teams, you’ll set yourself up to be successful after you narrow down your most important criterion. Instead of solely pushing out word docs and powerpoints, you can expand your horizons with different media types by using the various versions of SCORM, AICC, and xAPI.

5 Considerations Before Choosing an LMS

eLearning Brothers

Most LMS companies nowadays will offer you a trial version or “sandbox” so you can upload courses and see what the experience is like from the Learner, Author/Instructor, and Administrator points of view. Don’t just go with the one who answers your RFP or is the cheapest, the most flashy, or the most persistent. In today’s world of incredible technology, there seems to be a myriad of products for every need. In the world of training and learning, this is no exception.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

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Docebo, Asentia LMS, Syfadis Experience, Saba, G-Cube, Brainier LMS, Persona Learning Management, SkyPrep, Blackboard (Corp version), . After seeing the latest version of Saba and talking to execs, and the recent acquisition of Lumesse with me:time too, Saba returns to the Top 50. .

Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

Vendors with good cash flows can afford to conduct research and development, critical to the development of new, better versions of the product. Step 7: Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors. It is now time to send an RFP to shortlisted LMS providers. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) – powerful software tools that enable you to impart training effectively.

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. . Schoolguru (corporate version). And many you can schedule a demo, send RFP, etc. Perhaps you have to someone you know. Or maybe you have posted this same question on various social media platforms such as Linkedin. Or you have seen it posted someone on the internet. I know I have.

Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

eLearning 24-7

I prefer 3rd party authoring tools that use SCORM (in whatever version) as long as it matches my LMS. Actually, I do blame: Vendors who still post RFP templates on their site – which by the way tend to be geared towards themselves. Organizations who recommend the value of RFPs and either have a link to an RFP template or how to do a RFP. Some Linkedin groups who retort to folks asking about RFPs, that they should do a RFP – stop telling them that!

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EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

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. Browsers (Minimum version you need). IE 11, Chrome 71, FireFox 60, Edge – all versions, Safari 12. IE11, Chrome, Firefox, Safari – all versions up to the last three years are supported, Edge all versions are supported. Where do you start?

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

Talented Learning

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. Remember the excitement you felt as a kid when you opened a holiday gift?

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

When you offer training to external audiences – whether it’s free or you’re charging for access – the most up-to-date version of your content must be available at all times to all learners, wherever they choose to consume it. An automated process can handle versions and updates much more efficiently and effectively than a manual approach. But someone may be using an older version of Internet Explorer. When to issue an RFP (or not).

Corporate Advisory Council Conference:Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

As a culmination of our Corporate Track, students are required to answer an e-learning request for proposal (RFP), create a prototype of the proposed solution and give a 20 minute sales presentation to a group of representatives from various positons within the field of e-learning.

What you can expect in 2019

eLearning 24-7

Perhaps this will change with more VR headsets (I’d hold off on Oculus Go, as a new version will be coming out in 2019). 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. We are about to see a movie that we have been waiting for to come out.

LMS License Models: What in the World is Going On?

Talented Learning

” As an LMS research analyst and vendor selection consultant, I get a version of that question often from both LMS buyers and sellers. We gathered LMS pricing from vendor websites, public RFP results, interviewed buyers and asked the vendors. 42% of vendors of survey respondents offer some version of an unlimited use license option. “How much does an LMS cost?”

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

FindAnLMS – Version 2.0 To RFP or not RFP. As a kid growing up, our house had a lot of pictures of clowns. Framed no less, some innocent enough, others downright weird. When the movie Poltergeist came out with the clown part in it, yeah, that was it for me. From that moment on, clowns were not my friends. Nowadays, frightening clowns are everywhere. Hanging out in parks, chasing people, working in Congress (ZING) and maybe at your office (hey, boss, how are you?

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

A separate “course” is required for each language version. With more than 20 years of LMS buying and selling experience, our CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh , is an expert at defining business cases, identifying requirements, shortlisting vendors, developing and managing RFP processes, scripting vendor demonstrations and negotiating the best deal on a learning solution. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

Intensive and Extensive Processing: Making Formal Stickier

Clark Quinn

That latter is a personal version of the more general task of having learners elaborate the content. responding to an RFP) that has enough deliberate ambiguity to generate productive discussion is great. I’ve been thinking around the ways to use social learning to augment formal learning, and it’s bringing interesting things together. The point is that there are things that make formal learning work better, and we want to draw upon them in smart ways.

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E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success

eLearning 24-7

Think about the following: If people are going to access internally (at your company) what version of browser software do you have? What version of Office are you using. What version of Flash are you using? If the vendor uses Flash, they might not support older versions. The same applies to B2B and B2C, but what I would do is make sure that when you send out that e-mail to them or notify them, that you have links to download the latest versions of whatever you need.

The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution


I’ve seen these scenarios and sometimes when I read through a set of requirements or an RFP I am the first to say “This company needs a custom build, no LMS will do all of this off the shelf”. Possibly an even bigger issue than the cost and time involved in the initial implementation of a customized LMS solution is when, in two or three years time, you want to upgrade to the latest version of the software to get access to new features that are now available.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

For this review, we evaluated the Pro version and not the Salesforce nor Training Ops version of Litmos.). Premium Salesforce integration version. Did not find any way to manage localized versions of the same piece of content. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. The Litmos LMS is a modern, pure cloud-based LMS designed for small and medium organizations with straightforward learning management technology needs.

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When your LMS BFF is no longer

eLearning 24-7

If you are a vendor you are likely to see it too often and it appears when the “potential customer” sends you a RFP without ever talking to you prior to. . Or they send the RFP after a discussion, but before seeing the product. Nowadays it is easy to just send off that RFP without doing any due diligence. I’ve been there. Having a close BFF and then one day, that BFF is gone – in the wind, out of sight, out of my keyboard touch.

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LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Content can be presented in up to 10 languages, and administrators can conveniently manage localized versions of a single content item — which is a huge time-saver for global content management. This provides the administrative advantage of having one piece of content and managing all the localized versions of that content as once piece of content. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Somehow I made it through more than 3 years without reviewing Adobe Captivate Prime LMS.

2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

eLearning 24-7

Secondly, areas were identified by which a point total would be assigned based on them achieving all those points in that specific section (varied by each section – using my LMS RFP template – newest version, not yet posted, but will be included in the report for anyone to use). Are they the same edition i.e. version? eSchools (K-12) Link goes to primary version. I’m here.

September E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

It’s funny because in my LMS RFP template (a new version will appear with my report), vendors who I know do not have a modern UI will state they do. If you aren’t aware the end of summer is upon us (depending on where you live in the world) and the beginning of the fall. It is the NFL, the end of baseball and the realization that you can now watch all the violent movies you want, while the kids are at school. Yep, nothing beats September. .

What is an LXP and why do I want one?

eLearning 24-7

In version 2.0 With Learn Amp, Coorpacademy and 360Learning, you can send them your RFP and schedule a demo within the platform. A colleague of mine attended a session this past week at ATD that covered LMS, LXP and LCMS (why LCMS was included? no idea). Anyway, he said that when the speaker asked how many people had heard of an LXP, only a couple of hands raised up.

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. I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges.

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Learning System Vendors Support Ratings

eLearning 24-7

While I have conducted random sampling (as you would have with any polls out there), and data collection as part of my LMS RFP Template (New version now out), I believe it needs to be expanded. If you are like me, the importance of training should be paramount. Especially since each one of you (I surmise) are involved in some aspect of providing knowledge, whether it be as an educator, a trainer, L&D, training, HR if providing training, and so forth.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

A few of the more interesting graphs that you can't really see well except by going and seeing a larger version at LMS Satisfaction and LMS Barriers and Features. To see better versions of these graphs you can visit: LMS Barriers and Features. Update, Nov.

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

About the LMS – Again, it can be an LEP, but for version one, we list as an LMS. In the premium edition, the consumer (you) can schedule a demo with them right in the system (details in a second on how) and/or Send them your RFP – again right in the system. .

Best of the Best – Top 5 Gamification LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Can’t tell you if the computer version is any good, I played the original (which you can still get) with the stat cards and board. PLUS you receive my latest LMS RFP Template, which now includes a special section for Security. Let’s play a game.

What about UR infrastructure? Questions 2 Ask B4 Implementing a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Browsers – what version of IE? Can the LMS work with multiple browsers: i.e. Firefox, Safari, and what minimum version of Internet Explorer? The biggest problem you will find regarding these two apps is that most work computers do NOT have them installed (they are free and a quick install) and many people at home, may have them installed but not the latest version. Speaking of which, what version of Flash and Shockwave is required for your LMS to work?

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What about UR infrastructure? Questions 2 Ask B4 Implementing a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Browsers – what version of IE? Can the LMS work with multiple browsers: i.e. Firefox, Safari, and what minimum version of Internet Explorer? The biggest problem you will find regarding these two apps is that most work computers do NOT have them installed (they are free and a quick install) and many people at home, may have them installed but not the latest version. Speaking of which, what version of Flash and Shockwave is required for your LMS to work?

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Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9AM – 11AM PT: The Top 10 Questions to Ask in a 'Corporate YouTube' RFP As video becomes more integral to how businesses train, communicate, and share expertise and information, now is the right time to consider how your organization manages its video. So what are the right questions to ask in a video platform RFP? But do you know the right questions to ask in a video platform RFP? " Lily, Flowers, Macro " by aniasi is Public Domain.