Technology Selection

We can guide you select in selecting a learning management system (LMS), virtual events platform, or other critical technologies for supporting and growing your education and learning business. Out goal is to help you reduce risk, accelerate time to market, and by choosing the right technologies, avoid unnecessary costs.

Unlike most learning technology consultants, we have hands-on experience designing, building, and implementing learning platforms.

Unlike most learning technology consultants, we have been tracking and researching platforms that fit the needs of market-facing learning businesses since we published our first Association Learning Management Systems report in 2009. (This report has more recently transformed into our Learning Business Platform Directory.)

And, unlike most learning technology consultants, our work has focused specifically on platforms for market-facing learning businesses (not corporate training departments, not academic institutions) for more than 15 years.

So, we can say with complete confidence that there are no individuals or firms that match Tagoras for in-depth knowledge of technologies for continuing education and professional development initiatives. The clients who engage us to select an LMS or other learning technologies recognize that:

  • Technology is strategic: the right choice can contribute dramatically to user experience, brand perception, and revenue generation; the wrong choice can have precisely the opposite effect;
  • Speed to market matters: for market-facing initiatives, every day in which the right technology is not in place is a day of lost revenue for your organization and gains for competitors.

If these are issues that matter to your organization, we can help you with:

  • Select the right learning management system
    For most organizations, LMS selection is confusing territory. Understanding all of the options – much less making a choice – can be overwhelming. At Tagoras, we we have deep experience implementing learning management systems and addressing related challenges – like integrating with membership management systems. We can help you make the right choice, reduce risk, and get to market faster. For trade and professional associations, in particular, our years of experience are simply unmatched. Be sure to review our client list.

Finding the right LMS to meet the complex needs of our organization was a daunting prospect. Tagoras took us through a well-defined, structured process that reflected a clear understanding of our business needs as well as our education needs. We were able to focus in rapidly on the most appropriate learning management systems, and are confident that we have made a good choice. I’d recommend Tagoras to any organization that wants to greatly reduce the complexity and risk inherent in selecting major new technologies.

Fran Biddle
Chief Financial Officer
Institute for Functional Medicine

We hired Tagoras to assist ISTH in looking at our existing e-learning platform and evaluating our needs. We had heard of Tagoras from their thought-leadership, presentations at conferences, reports, and recommendations from other organization. Celisa Steele led our project, and she helped us to scope our needs and select a technology partner to take our e-learning efforts forward. Celisa’s expertise and guidance provided enormous support to us and allowed us to tap into expertise we did not have in house, ask the right questions, and qualify our actual needs. Given her and Tagoras’s experience identifying possible partners, crafting a professional RFP and ultimately making the selection has been professional as well as time- and cost- effective and provided an outcome that had full board support. Engaging Tagoras and particularly Celisa has been one of the smartest investments we could have made.

Thomas Reiser
Executive Director
International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)

  • Assess and select virtual conference and digital event technologies
    One of the most important emerging trends for educators, meeting planners, and marketers is the use of digital events to deliver new value to members and customers. At Tagoras, we are continually researching and testing the latest technology solutions, and we can guide you to the tools that best fit your strategic objectives. If you represent an association considering a virtual conference, be sure to find out more about the Tagoras Association Virtual Events report.
  • Assess and select social learning technologies
    Blogs, wikis, social networks, and other Web 2.0 tools clearly have the potential to support learning interactions. At Tagoras, we stay on top of all of the major social media options and are continually developing new insights into how they can best support educational activities and customer engagement. We can guide you in making the move to Learning 2.0.

We engaged Jeff Cobb and Tagoras to help our association develop a technology investment plan.  Jeff conducted appropriate research and ultimately provide a report that will serve as our roadmap for investing resources into the most critical  technology projects. He  was sensitive to our association’s size and capacity and provided recommendations that were practical yet will help us move forward smartly in serving members more effectively through technology.

Erin Hardwick Pate
Chief Executive Officer
South Carolina Association of CPAs

These are just a few examples of the areas in which we leverage our expertise to help your organization develop and implement learning technologies successfully. We encourage you to view our client list and read some of what our customers say about us. Then contact us to discuss in detail how we can be of help to you!