How much does it cost, on average to license and implement a learning management system (LMS) for a trade or professional association?

We averaged the costs provided through RFP responses from multiple LMS vendors who commonly serve the association space to determine:

  • common annual license fees,
  • total year-one costs (license, implementation, any common additional fees)
  • 3-year total (year one costs plus ongoing license fees and any other ongoing fees.

Here's what we got:

Keep in mind that these are averages. It is certainly possible to find much lower costs solutions - though be certain that these definitely provide key features that associations often need, like continuing education management, and that they conform to any e-learning standards that are important to your organization.

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