Brainshark vs. Seismic Learning

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Seismic Learning
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Seismic Learning (formerly Lessonly, acquired by Seismic in August 2021), is a learning management system (LMS). The vendor emphasizes eLearning for client-facing skills, as well as a drag-and-drop interface. Lessonly supports customizable learning paths and corporate onboarding processes.N/A
Pricing
BrainsharkSeismic Learning
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Pro
Contact sales team
Pro + Coaching
Contact sales team
Enterprise Learning for Global Teams
Contact sales team
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrainsharkSeismic Learning
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
BrainsharkSeismic Learning
Considered Both Products
Brainshark
Chose Brainshark
Brainshark met all of our current needs, had an impressive roadmap for future integrations that aligned with ours and pricing was a good fit.
Seismic Learning
Chose Seismic Learning
Lessonly offered several advantages over these competitors. They offer comparable functionality to industry leaders like Adobe and SAP, while at the same time offering far more responsive and friendly customer support. At the same time, they offered a more robust and …
Chose Seismic Learning
Overall, Lessonly had the UI and features we desired. The functionality and support structure was also something we liked over the other vendors. We also were included in their Yellowship user conference.
Chose Seismic Learning
Simple, Intuitive and Innovative - Lessonly was one of 9 different platforms we evaluated and determined meet all the key criteria areas for the business. The team was effective in articulating the business solution after understanding the needs and didn't pressure us to make …
Chose Seismic Learning
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 …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BrainsharkSeismic Learning
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Brainshark
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Ratings
Seismic Learning
8.4
109 Ratings
3% above category average
Course authoring00 Ratings8.0107 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings7.1105 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.084 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings9.0103 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings9.058 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings9.095 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings9.0106 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings8.062 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings8.099 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings9.094 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings8.071 Ratings
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User Ratings
BrainsharkSeismic Learning
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(53 ratings)
8.0
(113 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(39 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(8 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(8 ratings)
9.7
(97 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrainsharkSeismic Learning
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Seismic
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.
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Pros
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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Seismic
  • 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.
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Cons
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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Seismic
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Seismic
Worried about its acquisition by Seismic and hope that they don't change the product or the terms drastically.
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Usability
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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Seismic
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 .
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Reliability and Availability
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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Seismic
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
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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Seismic
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.
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Online Training
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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Seismic
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Bigtincan
Their ongoing support after implementation is excellent and easy to access...
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Seismic
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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Seismic
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.
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Return on Investment
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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Seismic
  • 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.
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