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LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

August 1, 2016

  In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors.  The vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. Selling LMSs is [ more]

4 Corporate LMS Flavors: Which Do You Choose?

July 19, 2016

If you’ve been following the news and analysis from Talented Learning, you know that the thriving 2016 LMS market is comprised of almost 700 vendors, whose solutions can be grouped unequally and imperfectly into corporate, academic, [ more]

LMS Vendor Eyes Only: 10 Tips to Boost Sales

July 11, 2016

With almost 700 LMS vendors in the world, competition for every sales opportunity is fierce. I know because I spent 13 years selling learning management solutions. For the last 2.5 years, I have leveraged that software sales experience as an [ more]

Five Ways to Buy an LMS You Will Hate!

June 7, 2016

You hear a lot of chatter over the last decade about how everyone hates their learning management system.  Some people even think customer dissatisfaction is the reason there are 700 LMS vendors.  I don’t think that is the case.  I’ve spoken [ more]

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

May 12, 2016

In 2016, it makes more sense to think of a LMS as part of a digital business ecosystem, rather than a standalone island destination.  LMSs are integrated into many different types of applications to share data and drive business workflow. [ more]

LMS Implementation Pricing — Take 2

May 2, 2016

Bloggers know instantly when we’ve hit a good topic that deserves further exploration. It’s easy to see in the volume and variety of feedback from readers. Recently, I wrote a post entitled “Shrinking LMS Implementation Fees Drive [ more]

Introducing the LMS Almanac: Corporate Edition 2016

April 26, 2016

After more than two years of intense research,  111 LMS reviews, 90 learning technology blog posts, dozens of LMS selections and 25 original webinars, we are proud and finally ready to introduce our first paid publication – The Talented Learning [ more]

Why So Many LMS Vendors?

April 14, 2016

Nearly 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s LMS marketplace.  These LMS vendors range from global software companies to tiny cloud vendors.  Why are there so many?  How do they all survive?  Who is doing all this buying? I believe a [ more]

Public LMS Pricing: Proof You Can Overpay

March 14, 2016

  It is too easy to overpay for an LMS in 2016.  In recent posts, I’ve described how cloud LMSs are disrupting and expanding the market with their customer friendly license models and shrinking implementation fees. They are at it again [ more]
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