I will be speaking at the ATD 2015 International Conference and Expo. My session on Sunday, May 17 at 4:30 PM will focus on systems selection. I share many tips and tricks for making your selection process more effective.
At the very least, anyone going through a selection process should steal this EvaluationTool – an Excel format decision support tool you can adapt for your needs (even if you cannot make the session- take it).
Even if you outsource your search to a service provider (some LMS experts offer this service and do a great job for a fair price), this Excel tool is a great resource for your organization to clarify and weight your organization’s requirements for the consultant.
Once the matrix is completed (sample), the Evaluation tool illustrates how each system ranks based on YOUR weighted requirements and YOUR assessment of how well each tool addresses those requirements- including some nifty charts you can filter.