Finalizing an eLearning vendor with whom you would like to partner, to take care of the training needs in your organization is not an easy task. It requires you to spend some time in careful analysis to understand what each eLearning vendor has to offer and how that’s going to help you deliver training that’s aligned to your business goals. There are different parameters on which vendors need to be evaluated. It is very important that you get the first steps in eLearning vendor selection right.
The first step in selecting an eLearning vendor begins with a Request for Proposal (RFP). Your RFP needs to state your requirements clearly, only then can you expect to receive the right responses. Should vendors have any queries, take the time to clear their doubts. A clear Statement of Work (SoW) helps set expectations right, and as a result you enjoy a better partnership with your eLearning vendor. Don’t forget to ask for a proof of concept (PoC) to evaluate the eLearning vendor’s capabilities. Here’s an infographic that sheds light on the crucial first steps involved in selecting the right eLearning vendor.