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Not long ago, Talent Management magazine published an article called “Eight Things to Consider Before Picking an HR Vendor.” In the article, the author asks eight questions that buyers should ask...


LMS market projected to triple by 2020, but why?

An article in the March/April edition of Elearning! magazine states the global market for learning management systems and talent management systems is projected to triple in size by 2020. “Why is...


Introducing GeoTalent Flex

This month at ASTD Techknowledge, we introduced our newest product: GeoTalent Flex. Flex is a completely customizable interface for our GeoTalent Learning and Talent Management System. Our...


An Overview of Our Implementation Methodology

As you may know, we've been implementing software at GeoMetrix Data Systems for a long, long time — more than 20 years in fact. Our implementers are all veterans, averaging more than 10 years in the...


Implementation Team Roles & Responsibility

As with any project, success rests on the people involved. Team-building is one of the keys to managing any software implementation project, as are communications and coordination of resources to...


Cost-effective Learning Management for Law Enforcement & Community Services: Part 3

Continued from previous post Today, our changing world is providing new challenges for law enforcement. A report called The State of E-Learning in Canadian Policing noted that “Technology-supported...


Cost-effective Learning Management for Law Enforcement & Community Services: Part 2

Continued from previous post Because the out-of-the-box software from GeoMetrix offers most of the functionality necessary for law enforcement, little in the way of customization has been required for...


Cost-effective Learning Management for Law Enforcement & Community Services: Part 1

Around the world, police, corrections and other community service agencies are at the forefront of safety and law enforcement. We all know how critical these services are to the communities we live...


Statement of Work: Realistic Expectations = Reduced Risk and High Acceptance

Continued from previous post. We've found that our SOW process works on several levels and in a number of project stages. In the design phase, the SOW process provides the person requesting the work...


Statement of Work: The Who, What, Where, When and How (Much)

Continued from previous post. Our statement of work (SOW) document answers the five basic questions of who, what, where, when and, in this case, how much. The SOW identifies the customer...


Statement of Work: Fail-safe Customization Process

Our company president, Justin Hearn, mentioned in a previous post that we've decided to continue to offer customizable learning management systems and talent management systems. But the concept of...


R.A.P.I.D. vs Agile Project Management

GeoMetrix Data Systems Inc. has been developing learning management technology since 1992 and has more than 20 years experience providing solutions that work. We understand learning organizations. We...


10 Reasons Not to Buy a Talent Suite LMS

An article on the Talented Learning website (talentedlearning.com) this month provides 10 reasons why you shouldn't buy an LMS that is part of a Talent Management Suite. However, the reasons they...


What's so great about our new online interface? Everything!

Take one look at our new GeoTalent end-user interface and you'll see why we are so proud of it. The new interface has simple but powerful searching that lets users locate and enroll in courses...


Enterprise Software Needs Analysis: Part 3 — Who Should Take Part

Continued from previous post. The client project team is normally comprised of internal staff from management, operations and information systems. Typically this team of key stakeholders will work...


Enterprise Software Needs Analysis: Part 2 — What's Involved

Continued from previous post. The best needs analysis studies combine several different methodologies and techniques to gather the relevant information and broken down into several components....


Enterprise Software Needs Analysis: Part 1 — Why You Need One

With the proper planning, your Learning or Talent Management System implementation should help solve a variety of business challenges with relation to learning and development in your organization....


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 10: System and Operational

Continued from previous post. Standards and regulations often require specific operational and security checks. A requirement in 21 CFR 11 states that a system should "detect and report in an...


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 9: Reporting & Generating Copies

Continued from previous post. Until recently, generating printed copies of records or data was often critical to compliance with industry standards or legislation. In 21 CFR 11 it states that to be...


Regulatory Compliance for Learning and Talent Management Systems — Part 8: Revision Controls

Continued from previous post. Some regulations require revision controls for electronic records to ensure that "record changes shall not obscure previously recorded information" (21 CFR 11). This is...