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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...]

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...]

How To Measure Customer Learning ROI

October 16, 2014

If our previous post on The Business Case for Customer Learning piqued your interest in the benefits of educating customers, this post will show you how to build a rationale to obtain funding for customer learning initiatives. Organizations that [...learn more...]

Five LMS Categories: A 2014 Snapshot

September 25, 2014

I sold high-end LMSs for 13 years and never dreamed there was so much variety in the LMS marketplace.  LMS vendors get used to competing against the same vendors for the same type of opportunities, and it’s easy to ignore the other LMS segments [...learn more...]

Are You Getting Fleeced By Your LMS Vendor?

September 9, 2014

If you’ve been reading our blog (thank you), you know that cloud LMSs have changed the learning platform game.  They were born at the start of this decade, and are designed from the ground up to support mobile, social and gamification [...learn more...]

Skillsoft Acquires SumTotal: Crazy or Genius?

August 26, 2014

I love acquisitions.  They shake things up and restack the competitive deck giving new competitors a chance.  In only a few short days, my reaction to Skillsoft acquiring SumTotal Systems has shifted from “Wow!” to “Hmmm” to “Eureka” [...learn more...]
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