WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

WBT Systems

For the second consecutive year, WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS has been named the #1 Learning Management System for Associations in the Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards. WBT Systems team recognized for industry-leading skills.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation.

LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

WBT Systems

What is your LMS vendor serving up for your Professional Learners? But how can a good relationship with your LMS vendor help you to deliver the best quality education for your learners? But the best vendors will be able to go a step further.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Learning management systems didn’t die. Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The LMS industry in 2015 now has hundreds and hundreds of viable vendor solutions. The 2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Winners .

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

It’s during this time of evaluation that the organization’s learning management system (LMS) can come under scrutiny. A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization. At WBT Systems we have developed a program called QuickValue.

RFP 77

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

For any association executives looking for new technology solutions for learning, engagement, or community, or seeking to change to a new system, there will also be a range of trusted vendors to choose from at the Exhibitor Showcase.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included. This isn’t a beauty contest, nor a pay for play (I NEVER accept that, nor play that game, nor do I accept any referral fees or whatever some vendors offer for recommending them). Even open source systems. Are they better than every other vendor in the market? Not every vendor mind you will state this, but a few have and still do. WBT Systems.

How to Make the Most of ASAE Annual Expo 2016

WBT Systems

For any association executives looking for new technology solutions, or seeking to change to a new system, there will be a huge range of solution providers to choose from. The post How to Make the Most of ASAE Annual Expo 2016 appeared first on WBT Systems.

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! The post New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology appeared first on WBT Systems.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

The year kicked off with lots of potential, lots of excitement in the air and lots of customers gearing up to purchase new systems, despite global economic woes. LMSs – Finally vendors took notice. All that data and information is now within the system and nothing is lost.

CD-ROM 107

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Last week we kicked-off the 2019 Talented Learning Awards by honoring the best learning systems in our first category – corporate extended enterprise systems. And this week the celebration continues, as we recognize excellence in our second category – continuing education systems.

Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

Talented Learning

One thing you can count on from learning systems – there’s never a lack of new LMS features to grab your attention. So, with that in mind, let’s define some of the most buzzworthy new features available in extended enterprise learning systems.

Webinar: Top 10 considerations to select the best LMS

LearnUpon

With more than 600 learning management systems available, finding the right one can be a real challenge. Integration: Select an LMS that works with your company’s existing software systems. Get support: Feel confident with a vendor that delivers outstanding customer support.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

We have spent the last two years interviewing hundreds of global learning technology professionals on both the vendor and practitioner sides of the fence. This has led to a stampede of innovative LMS vendors entering the marketplace to win stand-alone LMS opportunities.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. LMS vendors aren’t just talking about what’s possible – they’re delivering. 4) Customer-Focused Learning Systems Are on Fire.

The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform

WBT Systems

Are you using a 20th century system in the 21st century? The next time you select a new learning platform, one of the factors to consider is the vendor’s LMS roadmap. A product roadmap is the vendor’s plan for their software’s continual improvement. If the roadmap isn’t providing the information you seek, ask the vendor specifically about their plans to add new features and functionality, especially the ones in your LMS requirements. Does the vendor listen to feedback?

Association LMS Buying Companion

Talented Learning

This on-demand webinar explains the top 10 features association decision makers should evaluate when selecting a learning management system. 5) Which association-centered learning management systems are best ? . For most of us, August means vacation.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. Interest in learning systems remains strong. 2) How is innovation moving learning systems forward? Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems.

FAQ 104

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

Are any LMS vendors on that list? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. I’m not an LMS vendor. LMS vendors offer a goldmine of thought-provoking guidance, if you’re willing to look for it. 75 LMS Vendor Profiles.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? They stay on top of online learning trends and are familiar with learning systems and other association technology.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

When you look at the list below you might wonder why we’re not calling this our 2019 Book of Learning Systems Trends. In fact, this guide is like the learning systems landscape, itself – deep, broad and multi-faceted. Top Learning Systems Trends for 2019. #21

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. ASUM wanted to streamline their systems and make them more accessible to members.

When is it time for a new Association LMS?

WBT Systems

Not all learning management systems are equal. With over 600 LMS vendors providing solutions for a variety of education technology needs, from generic to niche solutions, open source to proprietary platforms – how can you be sure that you have the right learning solution for your association?

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? Never send an RFP to 12 vendors or even 8 vendors. Doing your own research using a variety of methods: website review, calls, conversations with peers and technology vendors, and peer review sites like ReviewMyLMS. Vendors will tell you if your timeline looks reasonable.

RFP 41

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). At first blush, ecommerce seems easy, since most LMS vendors claim that it’s built into their system. And as it turns out, different kinds of LMS vendors specialize in each of these scenarios.

Getting Started with Online Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

Getting input from Marketing, IT, and Finance departments can help you to achieve buy-in from the whole organization, making the move to a new system easier. Ensure that your vendor provides flexible models and understands how associations operate.

LMS Gamification: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Talented Learning

It’s not about playing games in a learning management system. Some systems are built from the ground up with gamification at their core, while many offer only lightweight add-on features. What is LMS gamification ?

Why the Growing Interest in CRM Solutions for Associations?

WBT Systems

There’s been a growing interest in association management systems (AMS) built on top of customer relationship management (CRM) platforms that track this type of engagement, like Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics. She said, “We’re seeing growing interest in CRM systems : associations are increasingly more focused on activities rooted in the sales process, and staff are using workflows to build engagement. appeared first on WBT Systems.

The Future of E-Learning – Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

WBT Systems already has it (which is really amazing) and I believe you will see it appearing in those systems who see themselves strong in talent mgt and the HCM space. As a result, expect to see some vendors offer deeper analytics – than what exists currently.

vendor 109

Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know

eLearning 24-7

Breakdowns of each system including latest new features and quick take. Listing of top three systems in the following verticals – Banking/Finance, Manufacturing, Association, Education K-12, Higher Education, B2B. Listing of top five systems that I see as NextGen systems. Changes have been made from the previous report, including vendors who are now out and new ones that are now “in” . Q: How many systems were considered? WBT Systems.

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

A report from AFCEA International details that increasingly organizations, including associations, are purchasing cloud-based resources and services, such as learning management systems. Integrations between Systems become Crucial.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

One of these vendors is listed in my top 50. Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. With over 580 systems on the market, identifying the top systems are no easy task. The market is continuing to grow – with more systems – in the first two weeks of Feb. – another five systems debuted. Overall, LMS vendors are updating features more frequently than in any previous time.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

These are being reported out of the larger eLearningGuild population and I would claim that they are likely more accurate than survey research that goes through the vendors themselves. Several of the LMS vendors appear more than once, such as Oracle. WBT Manager Integrity eLearning 1 6.90

How to Build an Online Learning Sponsorship Program

WBT Systems

However, by focusing only on in-person event sponsorships, you miss an opportunity to build stronger partnerships with industry vendors through online learning sponsorships. Think of sponsors as industry partners, not vendors. Don’t look at the sponsor as merely a vendor. Don’t wait for vendor members to come to you. The post How to Build an Online Learning Sponsorship Program appeared first on WBT Systems.

How to Sunset an Educational Program

WBT Systems

Partners : Instructors, employers, vendors, policy-makers, or other organizations may be adversely affected by the sunsetting of the program. The post How to Sunset an Educational Program appeared first on WBT Systems.