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LMS Requirements

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...]

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...]

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...]

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 [...more...]

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

January 12, 2016

The 2016 LMS market is not what you think. We have spent the last two years interviewing hundreds of global learning technology professionals on both the vendor and practitioner sides of the fence.  We ask them all about business drivers, trends, [...more...]

Mobile LMS: The Facts

December 17, 2015

  At Talented Learning, an independent learning tech market research and consulting firm, we recently compiled an obnoxious 85 question survey detailing over 450 points of LMS business, market and functional data.  We collected statistically [...more...]

LMS eCommerce: B2C and B2B Feature Sets

October 25, 2015

  Selling online learning content is a huge and rapidly growing business.  Corporations, associations, universities, training companies, public institutions and individual subject matter experts are all creating and selling content on [...more...]

What to Do While Waiting for LMS Budget Approval

January 28, 2015

Getting final LMS budget approval is kind of like pushing over a Coke machine — it usually takes a few tries.  The LMS buying cycle for a new or an upgraded LMS averages 12-24 months and can easily take much longer.  The elongated buying [...more...]

Define your LMS Requirements Like a Pro

December 14, 2014

  Contrary to every other analyst in the learning technology industry, I come at the LMS buying topics from a vendor selling standpoint.  Selling one hundred LMSs gives you a viewpoint much different than if you bought 1, 2, or 10 LMSs. [...more...]

A Cloud LMS By Any Other Name

August 15, 2014

“It is nor Social , nor Mobile  Nor NextGen, nor Gamified, Nor any other LMS Belonging to the Cloud. O, be some other name! What’s in a name?   That which we call a Cloud LMS  By any other name would be so sweet? “ [...more...]

Tin Can Update — Looking Rusty

June 9, 2014

Hello? Hello?  Is anybody out there using Tin Can? I’ve been holding this rusty Tin Can for over a year and starting to feel a little silly that I might have been taken in by the hype.  In our Top 12 ASTD 2014 Take-A-Ways post last month, [...more...]
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