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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...]

LMS Review: RISC VTA

March 11, 2015

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory Since 1992, RISC with its Virtual Training Assistant (VTA) learning management system, has focused on solving the administrative challenges of compliance training in regulated industries. Organizations in [...learn more...]

A Brief History of LMS Social Learning

February 17, 2015

Do you think “social” learning functionality was invented with the rise of social media? Think again. Social features were built into learning management systems (LMS) long before social media (as we know it today) was invented.  In the [...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...]

What to Do While Waiting for LMS Budget Approval

January 28, 2015

Getting final budget approval for a learning management system (LMS) is kind of like pushing over a Coke machine. It usually takes a few tries. The buying cycle for a new or an upgraded LMS averages 12-24 months – and can easily take much longer. [...learn more...]

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...]

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...]

The Business Case for Customer Learning

September 14, 2014

In corporate America, organizations have been training customers for decades. Buy a new piece of construction machinery and the manufacturer will send out a trainer. Buy complex enterprise software (like an old-school talent management LMS), and the [...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...]

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...]
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