Ambition vs. Brainshark

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ambition
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Ambition is a sales gamification software solution offered by Ambition Inc.N/A
Brainshark
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Brainshark is a video presentation platform for sales enablement, now from BIgTinCan (acquired August 2021).N/A
Pricing
AmbitionBrainshark
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AmbitionBrainshark
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlease contact Ambition for pricing information.
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Features
AmbitionBrainshark
Sales Gamification
Comparison of Sales Gamification features of Product A and Product B
Ambition
8.6
5 Ratings
11% above category average
Brainshark
-
Ratings
Sales contest templates10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom sales contests7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Team competitions8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple competitions9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Contest flexibility9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales rep view9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile game functionality7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Game notifications & updates9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Social competition / Game collaboration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales game integration to Salesforce8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales performance reporting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
TV streaming10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
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AmbitionBrainshark
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User Ratings
AmbitionBrainshark
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 ratings)
8.8
(53 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(39 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AmbitionBrainshark
Likelihood to Recommend
Ambition Inc.
Well suited: environments that crave social affirmation, social competition, or other organizations that can't incentivize success via compensation. Not well-suited: environments that support several similar roles that have different metrics. Example: we have 5 similar roles at my company that would benefit from Ambition, and each of these teams sits close to each other. It's challenging to customize Ambition to display multiple different roles with different metrics, rewards, and content. If you display the content on a screen in your office, it's best suited for only one role/team. Otherwise, you'll likely need to deploy Ambition to different teams separately, via a different account.
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Bigtincan
Brainshark is very user-friendly and it’s very easy to create learning content, even a beginner could walk through it fairly easily. They also have a great support team and help site that can pretty much answer any question with video tutorials.
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Pros
Ambition Inc.
  • Tracking multiple, relevant metrics
  • Competition between peers
  • Accuracy
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Bigtincan
  • I love how easy creating a Brainshark and their formal learning is to use. Upload an animated Power Point, record audio, add music, or use videos etc.
  • Their formal learning also keeps track of people in classes, allows us to invite people to a curricula, send notifications when classes are added, and update on the fly without having to resubmit all new classes.
  • I also love that people in classes can run their own transcript and see where they are in a program, and if graded how they scored.
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Cons
Ambition Inc.
  • It goes down about once or twice a week
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Bigtincan
  • Brainshark has addressed a number of feature enhancements over the past two years...it really performs at a high level on a consistent basis...
  • Ocassionally we run into a large video file >500mb that we have to address directly with support but it does not happen very often...
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Likelihood to Renew
Ambition Inc.
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Bigtincan
Our customers (internal employees) have expressed desired for online learning and we have received positive feedback on the Brainshark modules used in eLearning and communications. We are also increasing usage at the project level as the word spreads about the benefits of using Brainshark.
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Usability
Ambition Inc.
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Bigtincan
The vendor offers customer support services that are reliable and diverse and this ensures that users do not get stuck anywhere in using the platform and are able to use with minimal hitches.
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Reliability and Availability
Ambition Inc.
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Bigtincan
I'm always able to access Brainshark, whether it is to upload, record, share, download, or view presentations. Whenever I do need to contact someone at Brainshark, there is always someone there. I have never had a problem accessing a presentation and any updates to presentations are viewable immediately.
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Support Rating
Ambition Inc.
They are always quick to answer any questions that you may have.
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Bigtincan
We've found a few glitches and needed some branding updated. Each time we've called, they were super responsive and cared about my issue as much as I did! They've even helped me (and another vendor) figure out how to have this other outside software integrate with theirs to achieve an even greater presentation. I'm super impressed with their Customer Service people.
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Online Training
Ambition Inc.
No answers on this topic
Bigtincan
The training is easy to use. You can take as little or as much as you need. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. There is a variety of training you can take. There are mini lessons, courses, and webinars. The folks at Brainshark truly want to help you have the best presentation possible.
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Implementation Rating
Ambition Inc.
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Bigtincan
Their ongoing support after implementation is excellent and easy to access...
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Alternatives Considered
Ambition Inc.
I have not tried alternatives to Ambition but could not see what additional changes or iterations another company could deploy that Ambition is not currently doing
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Bigtincan
There are a lot of sites that allow you to host/share content in the loud. What won for me was their tracking, analytics, and reporting. At the time there was nobody even close to Brainshark and I have not seen anything since that would make me want to switch. I look forward to many years working with them.
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Return on Investment
Ambition Inc.
  • We rolled out a new metrics launch AND Ambition at the same time. Metrics attainment has risen significantly.
  • Some reps love seeing the results publicly, and some despise it. It highly depends on the sales culture of your team. The "non-salesy" types at our company only want to know their own metrics, and not participate in sales competitions or publicize the results.
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Bigtincan
  • Client satisfaction - we send out summaries of our big webcasts/conference calls via Brainshark. We've received lots of replies stating they love the format because they can consume the information on their own time.
  • Time to market - before Brainshark, it took several days, if not weeks to work with a design team to get professional-looking summaries available. Now, we have the process down to a day or two.
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ScreenShots

Ambition Screenshots

Screenshot of Big Screen Leaderboards, Big Time Results. Drive energy to your sales floor with real-time leaderboards, contests, and automated custom alerts.Screenshot of Data-Based Decision-Making, 24/7. Robust analytics helps you measure, in real-time, so you can improve. Unlock efficiency ratios for every rep and team in a single glance, so you know exactly who to coach on what.Screenshot of Sales Management Dashboards, Built To Win. Proactive alerts and real-time dashboards to power your sales floor. Lead confidently with critical, real-time insights into individual and team performance.Screenshot of Competitions To Drive Productivity (And Culture!). Sales is a whole lot more fun when you’re winning. Compete on smart metrics with contests you can spin up in minutes.  Incentivize your reps to win challenges, win fantasy leagues, and win deals.Screenshot of Your Sales Playbook, At Your Fingertips. Not all KPIs are created equal. Help your reps understand the daily activities that pace them to quota. Transform your sales culture from focusing solely on logging activities into improving the efficiency of activities with activity and objective scorecards that are proven to improve quota attainment.Screenshot of Measurable 1:1 Sales Coaching. 1:1 coaching for people-first organizations. Sales coaching sessions that are scheduled, held, and measured all in one place means that you can reduce your software stack, but increase the number of levers you have to pull when it comes to managing your team.