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Anna Bakken

Jody Prescott said:

Does anyone use Taleo?

We use Taleo, Jody.  So far very happy with tracking and compliance.  I will be working on importing Articulate courses in the next couple of months, but the Taleo Knowledge Exchange online community has recommended Articulate for course authoring and interoperability. 
Stella Lee

Evie Contreras said:

We use Plateau v6.2.  By looking at the replies so far, I don't see anyone else who uses Plateau.  Does anyone have any comments about this LMS?  Has anyone encountered any problems with Articulate interfacing well with this tool?  So far, it seems to work OK, but we still have problems with the Attachment and Exit links working well once it has been published to Plateau.


Hi Evie,

we use Plateau here too but I am new to my organization and haven't had a chance to look at it yet. My previous organization uses Moodle 1.9. How do you like the Plateau interface? Do you find it easy to learn/use?

April Edmonds

We have been using Moodle 1.9 since 2009. However, I'm in the process of moving to Moodle 2.2. Yes, there have been some hiccups. 

Originally we went with the hosted company because another agency had used them. But over the last 2 years the service has been pretty poor. Our contract is up for renewal, I've been looking around some. ~a

Hansjörg Lauener

April Edmonds said:

We have been using Moodle 1.9 since 2009. However, I'm in the process of moving to Moodle 2.2. Yes, there have been some hiccups. 

Originally we went with the hosted company because another agency had used them. But over the last 2 years the service has been pretty poor. Our contract is up for renewal, I've been looking around some. ~a

You can also thing about changing the LMS..., you can test the excellent LMS ILIAS here: http://demo.ilias.de/ - if you need more information about hosting companies, just contact me. Yours, HJ Lauener
Harry Carter

Parul Thakrar said:

We use  and sell Knowledge Presenters LMS. Just PM if you want a free online Demo .

There are lots of free resources including  white papers  at  Knwoledge Presenters Universiy :

http://www.knowledgepresenter.com/assets/kpuni.htm

Regards

Parul


Hi Parul,

I took a look at what you are pushing and found Knowledge Presenter to be a bit primitive IMHO. I also see it as competition to Articulate...perhaps I am wrong.

Parul Thakrar

Harry Carter said:

Parul Thakrar said:

We use  and sell Knowledge Presenters LMS. Just PM if you want a free online Demo .

There are lots of free resources including  white papers  at  Knwoledge Presenters Universiy :

http://www.knowledgepresenter.com/assets/kpuni.htm

Regards

Parul


Hi Parul,

I took a look at what you are pushing and found Knowledge Presenter to be a bit primitive IMHO. I also see it as competition to Articulate...perhaps I am wrong.


Knowledge Presenter is not direct competition. KP tends to attract more of the 'developers' who understand a little more about HTMLS. I think Articulate is great as a tool and ready to go and you can do great eleanring. I n fact when the need arises we do use Articulate to develop with too - I think it is good to have a variety of tools - 'fit for purpose.

I am encouraging people to look at KP 'S Learner Management System -  which has been tested by some very large corporate organisations and they speak very well of it .  For  most it is an integral part of their eleanring and is linked directly to their HR system.through Active Directory . Happy to send you our prestigious clients list if you like an contact names for reference - please PM me.

It also works very well with SCORM compliant  thud party course - in fact there  is a white  paper through Knowledge Presenters University , and KPLMS has e-commerce.

Why not downaload the LMS and let me know you think?

Parul 

Harry Carter

Parul Thakrar said:

Harry Carter said:

Parul Thakrar said:

We use  and sell Knowledge Presenters LMS. Just PM if you want a free online Demo .

There are lots of free resources including  white papers  at  Knwoledge Presenters Universiy :

http://www.knowledgepresenter.com/assets/kpuni.htm

Regards

Parul


Hi Parul,

I took a look at what you are pushing and found Knowledge Presenter to be a bit primitive IMHO. I also see it as competition to Articulate...perhaps I am wrong.


Knowledge Presenter is not direct competition. KP tends to attract more of the 'developers' who understand a little more about HTMLS. I think Articulate is great as a tool and ready to go and you can do great eleanring. I n fact when the need arises we do use Articulate to develop with too - I think it is good to have a variety of tools - 'fit for purpose.

I am encouraging people to look at KP 'S Learner Management System -  which has been tested by some very large corporate organisations and they speak very well of it .  For  most it is an integral part of their eleanring and is linked directly to their HR system.through Active Directory . Happy to send you our prestigious clients list if you like an contact names for reference - please PM me.

It also works very well with SCORM compliant  thud party course - in fact there  is a white  paper through Knowledge Presenters University , and KPLMS has e-commerce.

Why not downaload the LMS and let me know you think?

Parul 

I'm not looking to get into a big discussion about this, just was voicing my opinion. I still feel that you're pushing KP...something I have no need for. As far as I am concerned, KP is definitely in direct competition and I'll tell you why. Bother companies have an end in mind and that is teaching. If I was led towards KP without knowing about Articulate, I'd go down the halls that others have gone down...yes, even your prestigious list of clients. However, I'd love to see what the results would have been for your prestigious list of clients if they were led down the hall to Articulate. Thanks for your time and posts.
Ben  Delaney

I use Accord LMS.   This is an incredibly powerful and flexible learning management system.  The best part - this is relatively inexpensive for the power and feature set it delivers.   It's also pretty straight-forward to set up.

It's based on a DotNetNuke platform which is a free,open-source content management system.   It's fully SCORM compliant and allows us to host any kind of content I choose.  The report features allow me to track hundreds of different aspects of client data.  And because it's based on DNN, user access can be tightly controlled so that I can have multiple clients with their users securely accessing only their content.  I currently have about 20,000 concurrent users across about 3 dozen client companies.   

Another nice aspect of this LMS is you can easily integrate it with an eCommerce module if you want to sell your learning content.   There is also a nice Forum module which I use closely with the elearning content.   And you can generate Certificates of Completion pretty easily as users complete learning events.

Graham Francis

Here at The SIP School, we wrote our own as we found that we needed speed of delivery for content worldwide...  

It stores content securely in the Amazon cloud and the LMS manages access through our database.  Full purchasing / Receipting options, secure access control with automatic password allocation.  Full testing system with automatic marking . certificate allocation.  Discount code control and the ability to white label.  Interested?

Rich Johnstun

We are on the Plateau/Successfactors/SAP product (currently at ver.6.3).  We use both the LMS and performance management products. Our user base is around 17K people in various countries. It's a love hate relationship (as I think is the case with most any enterprise system). We haven't had any issues with Articulate courses running through it. 

Since being purchased by SuccessFactors, we have noticed a decline in the quality of support. Not enough to make us move to another product, but we have had to have some pretty frank discussions with them. 

Stella Lee

Rich Johnstun said:

We are on the Plateau/Successfactors/SAP product (currently at ver.6.3).  We use both the LMS and performance management products. Our user base is around 17K people in various countries. It's a love hate relationship (as I think is the case with most any enterprise system). We haven't had any issues with Articulate courses running through it. 

Since being purchased by SuccessFactors, we have noticed a decline in the quality of support. Not enough to make us move to another product, but we have had to have some pretty frank discussions with them. 


Rich,

I just started using Plateau/Success Factors/SAP. I would like to hear more about your opinion about the platform.

Carla McDonald

We use Absorb from Blatant Media and absolutely love it!  The Administration portal is so user friendly and the reporting capabilities are only limited by your own knowledge of using filters. You can even set reports to be automatically emailed to people on a periodic basis.  There are many features of Absorb that we find very useful and the support team is great to work with as well.

I work for a casino company and we purchased the Absorb system over a year ago.I would be happy to answer any questions about the system if you would like to contact me.

Carla

Damian Dancer

Hello articulate community,

There is some really valuable input here and I will be sure to review most comments. I am wondering if someone can recommend an free open source LMS for me.

We currently do not have an LMS to record assessment and evaluation results, nor track participant progress. Our aim is to build a business case for our business to invest in one, but in the meantime I was hoping to use a free open source LMS to assist in building this case by providing working demonstrations of the benefits.

Can anyone assist with some reccomendations? Please ask if you need more info from me.


Cheers
Damian

Joe Countryman

Hey everyone, my company has narrowed it down to the following vendors.  Can anyone provide any feedback on these?

  • Desire2Learn
  • Breeze Competency Solutions
  • Drake International
  • eSolutions Group
  • Saras from Excel-Soft
  • Halogen
  • Informetica
  • Intelex
  • LearnFlex by Operitel
  • SP Maloney Corp
  • Lambda

Thanks in advance!

Leah Hemeon

It appears that some of these are LMS's and others are vendors of a different LMS. For example, unless I'm wrong (which is entirely possible) Lambda Solutions is a vendor who is a Moodle partner. Is this who you're referring to or am I not familiar with another LMS out there? If it's an actual LMS I'm interested in knowing more. Could you post links to some of these?

Joe Countryman
Rich Johnstun

Stella Lee said:

Rich Johnstun said:

We are on the Plateau/Successfactors/SAP product (currently at ver.6.3).  We use both the LMS and performance management products. Our user base is around 17K people in various countries. It's a love hate relationship (as I think is the case with most any enterprise system). We haven't had any issues with Articulate courses running through it. 

Since being purchased by SuccessFactors, we have noticed a decline in the quality of support. Not enough to make us move to another product, but we have had to have some pretty frank discussions with them. 


Rich,

I just started using Plateau/Success Factors/SAP. I would like to hear more about your opinion about the platform.


Overall, I think they have a good product. We've been on it for 4+ years. Our policy is that we do not do any customization and run strictly out of the box functionality (this was one of the smartest decisions we've made).  For the first couple of years with them when they were Plateau, we were assigned an engagement manager and we were able to get great support and really felt like they were partnering with us.

Over the past year and a half or so, we have moved into their general SaaS model using their regular support channels and haven't been as happy. We run a hosted solution and have had more bug issues with their last few releases. It seems like they have been pushing new features and focusing less on software quality assurance. The communication has also been less than stellar (them saying they were going to do something at a particular time so we prep for a system outage that never happens only to have them take the system down without telling us they are going to at a later time, things of that nature.)

If you are looking at their performance management tool as well, my personal opinion is that while it's very robust, it's overly complicated for your average user. Keeping in mind that our average user is going to touch their performance plan a few times a year, the system needs to be very intuitive and I don't feel like theirs is. 

We are pleased with the tool and it suits our needs well. Their's isn't perfect, but it does what we need it to.