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Acorn Experts break down how to make a learning management system RFP

Announcement posted by Pursuit Technology 30 Aug 2021

Looking to educate the market once again, the Acorn subject matter experts have delved into the world of the LMS RFP. An LMS request for proposal, or RFP, is the key criteria used to evaluate and compare LMS suppliers. It is crucial for organisations to weed out the good from the bad. Acorn’s latest release details some important considerations and tips on writing an LMS RFP. The complete article can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/2RsOr8N  

 

The article outlines its tips for RFP success as: defining your needs, prioritising features, dictating deadlines, sifting through suppliers and covering all bases. The experts claim that all too often they’ve found organisations settle for an LMS that takes more than it gives, and the RFP can help prevent that.   

 

“An RFP is the source of truth for your organisation and a supplier. It defines your needs and expectations against what suppliers are actually capable of providing,” said Blake Proberts (Co-Founder and Managing Director). 

 

“The difference between an expensive, unusable system and a platform that supports your workplace’s culture and processes comes down to those finer points of comparison.” 

 

In terms of writing tips, the article breaks it down into three key sections: project summary, about the project and about the supplier. About the project is from the organisation and encompasses things like inputs, user roles, functionalities and integrations. About the supplier is, naturally, from the supplier and encompasses things like solutions, company information, system information and an implementation plan.  

 

Not just to be informative, the article also offers up a comprehensive RFP template that organisations can fill out when looking for the perfect LMS.  

 

Pursuit Technology is a software development company which seeks to streamline systems through innovative ideas and solutions. Pursuit is all about putting the customer at the centre of everything we create. Since the inception of our Acorn LMS, we’ve worked with everyone from local businesses to federal government agencies. In that time, we’ve maintained a 100% retention rate. Our Acorn LMS contains all the tools needed to support workforces – from onboarding and inductions through to compliance and ongoing development.