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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 learning [...learn 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 about “Shrinking LMS Implementation Fees Drive Market [...learn more...]

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...]

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 [...learn 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 educational content on [...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...]

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? “ That’s some [...learn 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, [...learn more...]

Social Learning – How Social is Your LMS?

May 16, 2014

Social learning – hype or reality?  If you lined up the 100 greatest minds in our industry, you would get 50 opinions on either side of the argument.  You know what they say about opinions… So, what is social learning?  Social learning [...learn more...]
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