800 platforms and increasing daily. That’s how many options you have when trying to decide on a learning technology. We’ll pull back the curtain on the purchase process and show you how to make the best decisions for your organization. We’ll outline the learning technology landscape and break down the categories of tools that are best suited to support a modern learning ecosystem, explain why the RFP process is flawed, and suggest a new method that will challenge vendors and lead to better decisions. You’ll get tricks for getting around some of the red tape organizations wrap around the acquisition process and learn how to get past marketing noise and sales tactics in order to identify the real value (or lack thereof) in a technology solution. You’ll walk away with a simple framework for improving your learning technology exploration, evaluation, purchase and pilot processes.