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Learning Management (LMS)

6 Customer Onboarding Mistakes to Avoid

January 18, 2015

By guest author Jason Silberman Onboarding new customers to your software can seem like a daunting task, especially in the era of ever-growing customer expectations. If onboarding is slow, unattended customers will wander off to competition, and [...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...]

Top 10 LMS Predictions for 2015

January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! When Joelle Girton and co-founded Talented Learning in early 2014, we went on a mission to learn and report personally on the global LMS industry like no analysts ever have. One-by-one, we’ve established relationships with 65 [...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...]

Top 10 Channel Learning Case Studies

November 3, 2014

How do you get your external sales channel to look, act and perform the same or better than your internal sales team? Best-in-class organizations train and certify their sales and distribution channel using a learning management system (LMS) and [...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...]

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...]

Top 10 Association LMS Case Studies

July 23, 2014

Associations, trade organizations, unions, non-profit groups and other member organizations have been adopting learning technology at an accelerated pace over the last few years.  Foundation to their mission, these organizations provide social [...learn more...]

The Hidden Cost of Qualifying LMS Vendors

July 14, 2014

Last week, I relearned the same costly and time-consuming lesson I’ve learned many times before.  It looked like a leaky pipe.  Simple enough.  But instead of calling a plumber to repair the problem, I changed into my DIY hero suit, [...learn more...]

10 Reasons Not to Buy a Talent Suite LMS

July 3, 2014

A few years ago the acquisition frenzy hit and transformed the learning management industry into the talent management industry or so we thought… In case you had a life and were not paying attention, here was the blow-by-blow action as I [...learn more...]

LMS Review: Growth Engineering Academy LMS

June 13, 2014

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory One, if by land, and two, if by sea… World, get ready for the next British invasion- here comes Growth Engineering,  their Academy LMS and their plucky view of learning management.  This [...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...]

LMS Review: Absorb LMS

May 21, 2014

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory Blatant Media Corporation started making the Absorb LMS in 2003 and now has more than 700 global clients.  Along the way the company shifted its corporate identity to align with its flagship product.  Absorb [...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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