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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    Brainshark

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Lessonly

    93%
    Lessonly ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Course authoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    107 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    105 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    84 Ratings

    Learning content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    103 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    58 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    95 Ratings

    Assignments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    106 Ratings

    Compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    62 Ratings

    Learning administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    99 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    94 Ratings

    Social learning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    71 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Brainshark is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Lessonly is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Brainshark

    83%
    52 Ratings
    9.4

    Lessonly

    94%
    113 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Brainshark

    82%
    39 Ratings
    9.0

    Lessonly

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    10.0

    Brainshark

    100%
    8 Ratings
    9.1

    Lessonly

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    Brainshark

    91%
    8 Ratings

    Lessonly

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.1

    Brainshark

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Lessonly

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Brainshark

    90%
    15 Ratings
    9.7

    Lessonly

    97%
    189 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.1

    Brainshark

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Lessonly

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.7

    Brainshark

    87%
    4 Ratings

    Lessonly

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Brainshark

    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.
    Lori Houser | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Lessonly

    If you are onboarding new employees or consultants and you have a complex product, solution, or your business is layered and complex, this can help distill down the layers into basics so that new team or partners can build their knowledge base up the right way. This ensures they are learning what needs to be learned, and not what they surmise or assume, which can be incorrect and cause issues down the road - this is especially sensitive in our field. Training of all kinds can be done easily with this tool.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Brainshark

    • 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.
    Betsy Abney | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Lessonly

    • Open to feedback and ideas and constantly innovating and iterating on their product to serve new needs that arise
    • Making me feel like more than just a customer: They aren't transactional and focus on building the relationship and making me feel heard.
    • Extremely easy to use product so building content takes little time, and I can leverage other subject matter experts to build content as well.
    Karie Champlin-Albarran | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Brainshark

    • 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...
    Mike Buege | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Lessonly

    • Media import (audio, video) are still in infancy. Reliability of uploaded content isn't 100%.
    • The Events function lacks some features that are more built out in other platforms.
    • Reporting interface has a bit of a learning curve, but overall isn't bad.
    Zack Uzzle, ITIL, ATD Master Trainer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Brainshark

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Brainshark Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Lessonly

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0

    Lessonly Editions & Modules

    Edition
    ProContact sales team
    Pro + CoachingContact sales team
    Enterprise Learning for Global TeamsContact sales team
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Brainshark

    Brainshark 8.2
    Based on 39 answers
    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.
    Tina Callisto | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Lessonly

    Lessonly 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Worried about its acquisition by Seismic and hope that they don't change the product or the terms drastically.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Brainshark

    Brainshark 10.0
    Based on 8 answers
    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.
    Chris Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Lessonly

    Lessonly 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    It's completely simple and intuitive, anyone can pick it up. The hardest part is looking for a save button and finally figuring out you don't need one. We don't provide training for users and never have complaints. For creators, we provide best practices, but using Lessonly itself requires nothing .
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Brainshark

    Brainshark 9.1
    Based on 8 answers
    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.
    S. Renee Conley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Lessonly

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Brainshark

    Brainshark 9.0
    Based on 15 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Lessonly

    Lessonly 9.7
    Based on 189 answers
    The support team is very friendly and eager to help you learn the ins and outs of Lessonly. They can set up training for large groups or send links in a chat for individual help. They are quick to respond and if one person doesn't have the answer, they will collaborate with others to help find the answer.
    Cait Kaider | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Brainshark

    Brainshark 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    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.
    S. Renee Conley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Lessonly

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Brainshark

    Brainshark 8.7
    Based on 4 answers
    Their ongoing support after implementation is excellent and easy to access...
    Mike Buege | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Lessonly

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Brainshark

    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.
    Justin James | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Lessonly

    I felt some of these products had more features than were necessary and needed for our team. Some of them were limited on the number of content creators that were allowed which to me forces you to use one or two people to create content where I would rather see it done by key members of each department.
    Jayme Kiester | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Brainshark

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Lessonly

    • We've had an increase in quality overall as a company, as we are able to continually train our employees outside of our New Hire Training program.
    • We've seen stronger communication as we are able to send out material to our stylists about products, policies, procedures, etc. and they are able to provide us with feedback. After all, it is their tool for learning and we want to know the best way to provide that information to our Team Members.
    Rachel Blankenship | TrustRadius Reviewer

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