How to be a perfect purchaser

Sheperd, Clive
May 2003
IT Training;May2003, p50
Trade Publication
For most training managers, buying goods and services is a relatively routine process — purchases are made on a drip-feed basis throughout the year, from many suppliers, and in relatively small amounts. However large the overall budget, most transactions are small and short-term. Whether you are purchasing an LMS, buying licences for off-the-shelf content, or commissioning bespoke development, the contracts will be for large amounts and have an impact over long periods. In fact, e-learning presents many new challenges to training managers: cutting through the hype to find out how useful it might be for your organisation. INSETS: Ten top tips for purchasing e-learning;Case study.


Related Articles

  • Evangelism in the Year 2002. Kiser, Kim // e-learning;Jun2002, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p40 

    Interviews Lee Maxey, chief learning officer of electronic learning provider Click2learn. Job description as information technology consultant; Effect of the U.S. economy on the electronic learning industry; Attitudes of corporations toward electronic learning; Discussion on the training of...

  • Click2learn deployed in chopper training.  // e.learning age;Dec2003/Jan2004, p8 

    Reports on the implementation of Click2learn's Aspen, an electronic-learning program, at the Merlin Training Facility, part of the Naval Air Squadron which is based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose. Applications of Aspen; Curriculum of the Merlin Training Facility.

  • Big two plan to become one.  // Training Magazine;Jan2004, p13 

    Reports on the merger plans of e-learning providers Docent and Click2learn Inc. as of January 2004. Implications of the consolidation; Products offered by the companies.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF.  // Training Magazine;Jan2004, p13 

    Presents news briefs related to electronic instruction as of January 2004. Certification of the learning management system of Pathlore; Features of the PeopleSoft User Productivity Kit for organizations; Applications of the interactive authoring software ToolBook 2004 from Click2learn Inc.

  • Docent and Click2learn announce merger plans.  // e.learning age;Nov2003, p2 

    Reports on the merger plans of e-learning companies Docent and Click2learn. Definitive agreement signed by the companies for a strategic merger of equals; Benefits of the merger to the companies; Information on the merged entity.

  • ToolBook Instructor 2004.  // e.learning age;Dec2003/Jan2004, p9 

    Announces the launch of ToolBook Instructor 2004 by electronic-learning solutions provider Click2learn. Features of the solution; Benefits of the solution.

  • Chalk face.  // e.learning age;Apr2004, p40 

    Focuses on issues concerning the e-learning sector of Great Britain. Information on a survey conducted by Proudfoot Consulting, about the productivity of sales people; Implications of the partnership between Scout Association and AdVAl; Suggestions on the most appropriate name for the merger...

  • Click2learn furthers reach into Africa.  // e.learning age;Sep2003, p10 

    Deals with the implementations of the Aspen Enterprise Productivity Suite of Click2learn and its South African partner Learning Resources. Impact of the implementations on their presence in the South African corporate learning market; Benefits of the Aspen Enterprise Productivity Suite to...

  • The winds of change blow fast and furiously. Murphy, Donna // IT Training;Dec2003/Jan2004, p5 

    While historically the IT and training industries have seen change on a regular basis, the speed of this change has accelerated at a frightening pace. In fact, the last six weeks has seen some of the largest and fastest changes in the history of the provider community. For instance, Click2learn...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics