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Association LMS Buying Companion

August 15, 2016

For most of us, August means vacation.  It’s the ideal time to get away and recharge before fall kicks in.  But for association professionals, August brings another kind of opportunity.  It’s when thousands of ASAE members come [...learn more...]

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...]

10 Tips to Boost Sales: For LMS Vendors

July 11, 2016

With more than 700 LMS vendors in the world, competition for every sales opportunity is fierce. I know because I spent 13 years selling learning management solutions. For the last 2.5 years, I have leveraged that software sales experience as an [...learn more...]

5 Ways to Buy an LMS You Will Hate!

June 7, 2016

You hear a lot of chatter over the last decade about how everyone hates their learning management system.  Some people even think customer dissatisfaction is the reason there are 700 LMS vendors.  I don’t think that is the case.  I’ve spoken [...learn more...]

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

May 12, 2016

These days it makes more sense to think of a learning platform as part of a digital business ecosystem, rather than a standalone “island” destination.  LMSs are integrated into many different types of applications to share data and [...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...]

Talented Learning: Greatest Hits of 2015

December 30, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, it makes sense to look back and reflect on highlights from the past year. It’s especially appropriate for our team at Talented Learning, because the New Year also marks our second anniversary and a chance to [...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...]
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