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Select the Right LMS
Seven Simple Steps to
Learning Management
System (LMS) – a powerful
software tool that enables you
to impart training effectively.
No wonder, the number of companies using LMSs is growing rapidly.
These software applications allow you
to host, manage, a...
Are you
planning to
purchase an
LMS?
You need to follow a proven process to zero-in on the right vendor,
who can meet your...
Steps of the Process
Let’s go through them in detail…
Come Up With a
Request for
Information (RFI)
Ask Vendors to
Demonstr...
Steps of the Process
Come Up With a
Request for
Information (RFI)
Ask Vendors to
Demonstrate
their LMS
Seek References
of ...
Come Up With a Request for Information (RFI)
Begin your LMS journey
with an RFI.
Make sure the RFI provides
a clear descri...
Steps of the Process
Come Up With a
Request for
Information (RFI)
Ask Vendors to
Demonstrate
their LMS
Seek References
of ...
Assess the Responses of Various LMS Providers
• After you create the RFI, send
it with a due date to chosen
firms, for the...
Steps of the Process
Come Up With a
Request for
Information (RFI)
Ask Vendors to
Demonstrate
their LMS
Seek References
of ...
Ask Vendors to Demonstrate their LMS
The demonstration of an LMS
gives you an opportunity to find
out how far the applicat...
Steps of the Process
Come Up With a
Request for
Information (RFI)
Ask Vendors to
Demonstrate
their LMS
Seek References
of ...
Request Vendors for a Free Trial of their Products
• Don’t hesitate to ask LMS providers
for a test drive of their applica...
Steps of the Process
Come Up With a
Request for
Information (RFI)
Ask Vendors to
Demonstrate
their LMS
Seek References
of ...
Seek References of the Vendor’s Existing Clients
Talk to companies who are using
the LMS under consideration, to get
more ...
Steps of the Process
Come Up With a
Request for
Information (RFI)
Ask Vendors to
Demonstrate
their LMS
Seek References
of ...
Check the Financial Health of the Vendor
It is important that you partner with
an LMS provider who has a solid
financial b...
Steps of the Process
Come Up With a
Request for
Information (RFI)
Ask Vendors to
Demonstrate
their LMS
Seek References
of ...
Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors
It’s now time to send an RFP to
shortlisted LMS providers. Compare
the...
The selection of the right LMS vendor plays a key role in meeting your
training management needs effectively.
For related articles, please visit
http://blog.commlabindia.com/subscribe.php
All logos and trademarks used in this presen...
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Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS

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Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS

  1. 1. Select the Right LMS Seven Simple Steps to
  2. 2. Learning Management System (LMS) – a powerful software tool that enables you to impart training effectively.
  3. 3. No wonder, the number of companies using LMSs is growing rapidly. These software applications allow you to host, manage, and track training programs in a hassle-free manner. They can be used to generate course-wise and user-wise reports, and evaluate the progress of learners and the efficacy of courses.
  4. 4. Are you planning to purchase an LMS? You need to follow a proven process to zero-in on the right vendor, who can meet your needs well.
  5. 5. Steps of the Process Let’s go through them in detail… Come Up With a Request for Information (RFI) Ask Vendors to Demonstrate their LMS Seek References of the Vendor’s Existing Clients Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors Assess the Responses of Various LMS Providers Request Vendors for a Free Trial of their Products Check the Financial Health of the Vendor
  6. 6. Steps of the Process Come Up With a Request for Information (RFI) Ask Vendors to Demonstrate their LMS Seek References of the Vendor’s Existing Clients Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors Assess the Responses of Various LMS Providers Request Vendors for a Free Trial of their Products Check the Financial Health of the Vendor
  7. 7. Come Up With a Request for Information (RFI) Begin your LMS journey with an RFI. Make sure the RFI provides a clear description of your learning needs.
  8. 8. Steps of the Process Come Up With a Request for Information (RFI) Ask Vendors to Demonstrate their LMS Seek References of the Vendor’s Existing Clients Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors Assess the Responses of Various LMS Providers Request Vendors for a Free Trial of their Products Check the Financial Health of the Vendor
  9. 9. Assess the Responses of Various LMS Providers • After you create the RFI, send it with a due date to chosen firms, for their response. • The responses of LMS providers can be evaluated by allotting scores to each. • Select the vendors who score high, and contact them for the next step — a demonstration of their product.
  10. 10. Steps of the Process Come Up With a Request for Information (RFI) Ask Vendors to Demonstrate their LMS Seek References of the Vendor’s Existing Clients Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors Assess the Responses of Various LMS Providers Request Vendors for a Free Trial of their Products Check the Financial Health of the Vendor
  11. 11. Ask Vendors to Demonstrate their LMS The demonstration of an LMS gives you an opportunity to find out how far the application can meet your training management needs. It is the perfect time to get all your queries about the suitability of the LMS, for your company, clarified.
  12. 12. Steps of the Process Come Up With a Request for Information (RFI) Ask Vendors to Demonstrate their LMS Seek References of the Vendor’s Existing Clients Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors Assess the Responses of Various LMS Providers Request Vendors for a Free Trial of their Products Check the Financial Health of the Vendor
  13. 13. Request Vendors for a Free Trial of their Products • Don’t hesitate to ask LMS providers for a test drive of their application. • Ask them to provide login credentials to sandboxes. • Ensure the LMS enables the delivery of training in the languages spoken by your staff members. • Consider the scalability aspect of the LMS, as it is important to ensure that the application can cater to your future needs.
  14. 14. Steps of the Process Come Up With a Request for Information (RFI) Ask Vendors to Demonstrate their LMS Seek References of the Vendor’s Existing Clients Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors Assess the Responses of Various LMS Providers Request Vendors for a Free Trial of their Products Check the Financial Health of the Vendor
  15. 15. Seek References of the Vendor’s Existing Clients Talk to companies who are using the LMS under consideration, to get more insights on how it works. Existing customers can provide useful information about how the vendor responds to issues. This will help you narrow down the search for the right LMS provider.
  16. 16. Steps of the Process Come Up With a Request for Information (RFI) Ask Vendors to Demonstrate their LMS Seek References of the Vendor’s Existing Clients Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors Assess the Responses of Various LMS Providers Request Vendors for a Free Trial of their Products Check the Financial Health of the Vendor
  17. 17. Check the Financial Health of the Vendor It is important that you partner with an LMS provider who has a solid financial background. Vendors with good cash flows can afford to conduct research and development, critical to the development of new, better versions of the product.
  18. 18. Steps of the Process Come Up With a Request for Information (RFI) Ask Vendors to Demonstrate their LMS Seek References of the Vendor’s Existing Clients Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors Assess the Responses of Various LMS Providers Request Vendors for a Free Trial of their Products Check the Financial Health of the Vendor
  19. 19. Send a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Chosen Vendors It’s now time to send an RFP to shortlisted LMS providers. Compare their prices, delivery, and implementation schedules. You can negotiate, and once you are satisfied that every dollar you are going to invest on the LMS is worth spending, you can ink the deal with its vendor.
  20. 20. The selection of the right LMS vendor plays a key role in meeting your training management needs effectively.
  21. 21. For related articles, please visit http://blog.commlabindia.com/subscribe.php All logos and trademarks used in this presentation belong to their respective owners. We acknowledge them with thanks.

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