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Why So Many LMS Vendors?

April 14, 2016

By our estimates, more than 800 LMS vendors compete in today’s learning platforms marketplace in 2019 (up from 600 we originally tracked in 2014). These LMS vendors range from global software companies to tiny cloud vendors. Why so many? How [...learn 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 with a [...learn more...]

Top Social Learning LMS Features

January 27, 2016

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing.  But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning [...learn more...]

Top 10 Association LMS Solutions in the World

October 1, 2015

There are more than 80,000 professional associations the U.S. alone.  Each of these organizations provides some level of continuing education – either as a basic member benefit or to generate incremental revenue streams. Historically, [...learn more...]

World’s Best Association LMS Case Studies

September 25, 2015

When this decade began, only large, rich associations could afford the substantial investment required to purchase and deploy a learning platform and online content.  With the advent of the cloud and software-as-a-service business model, [...learn more...]

Top 10 Channel LMS Solutions in the World

September 10, 2015

There are hundreds of LMS vendors in the world. Many are generalists that build comprehensive and confusing LMS products that can manage the learning for any type of user population including employees and the extended enterprise audiences. The [...learn more...]

LMS Review: Crowd Wisdom by Community Brands

July 21, 2015

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory The Crowd Wisdom LMS by Community Brands is a pure extended enterprise LMS and is extremely cool.  They have left employee learning management behind with the other 599 LMS vendors and they focus on measurable [...learn more...]

Under the Hood of Complex CEU Management

June 2, 2015

In a recent post, Intro to Continuing Education and the Admin Nightmare, I started exploring the world of complex continuing education management and the associated administrative challenges for both learners and organizations. My point in looking [...learn more...]

A Multi-Perspective Look at LMS References

March 31, 2015

When you invest in an LMS, you are sticking your neck out professionally by committing $100,000 or $1,000,000 to a system that touches every employee, channel partner and/or customer in your business ecosystem. It’s your responsibility to [...learn more...]

LMS Review: Gyrus Systems

February 5, 2015

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory At 27 years, Gyrus Systems has been in learning management longer than any other vendor I have reviewed.  The current product, GyrusAim LMS, is a fifth generation product meaning this is the fifth complete [...learn more...]

What to Do While Waiting for LMS Budget Approval

January 28, 2015

Getting final budget approval for a learning management system (LMS) is kind of like pushing over a Coke machine. It usually takes a few tries. The buying cycle for a new or an upgraded LMS averages 12-24 months – and can easily take much longer. [...learn more...]

LMS Review: TalentLMS

January 12, 2015

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory We are kicking off the Talented Learning 2015 LMS Reviews with a review of the TalentLMS made by Epignosis. The TalentLMS true is a multitenant cloud LMS meaning all TalentLMS clients access the same LMS via [...learn more...]

Define your LMS Requirements Like a Pro

December 14, 2014

Contrary to other analysts in the learning technology industry, I come at LMS buying topics from a vendor’s selling standpoint.  After selling 100+ learning solutions, I’ve developed a viewpoint that is much different from someone [...learn more...]
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