Establishing a new eLearning vendor relationship is a complicated process. How can you make sure you get the ROI you need?
Two words: “Focus” and “Partner.”
Focus – First, you need to make sure you’re considering the right questions. How will eLearning help your organization succeed? What skills do your learners need? How will the content be delivered?
Your answers to these and other questions provide the focus you need to lay a foundation for success. A carefully thought out Request for Proposal (RFP) addresses each question specifically, and provides the information your learning partner needs to deliver the results you want.
Partner – A well-crafted RFP helps you evaluate potential partners and find the one that’s best for you… the one with the right combination of expertise, technology, management and creative skills. A good RFP also allows potential partners to showcase their strengths.
With an eLearning RFP, you can clearly communicate requirements, explain your priorities and list your criteria. And since everyone responds to the same request, it’s easier to compare apples to apples when evaluating partners and solutions.
Using an RFP template
We’ve created a simple eLearning RFP template to help you get started. The finished RFP will help you compare prospective partners and assess their capabilities, compatibility and costs. All you need to do is download the template and customize it so it works for you.
Let me know if the template helps. And if you have other ideas to improve the RFP process.
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