Bridge vs. Trakstar Perform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bridge
Score 8.5 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Bridge is the corporate version of Instructure's talent and learning management platform. Bridge provides core learning and performance management software, including reporting capabilities. The company emphasizes customer service.
$12,500
per year
Trakstar Perform
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Trakstar's Performance Appraisal software helps HR and organization manage feedback, goals and reviews. The user can build customized appraisal forms, set SMART goals, and create flexible workflows to meet the needs of an organization. 360/Multi-rater feedback is an option. Trakstar's implementation is customized, and Trakstar offers a free trial, price quote, or a live demo from a real person.
$4,370
per year
Pricing
BridgeTrakstar Perform
Editions & Modules
Learning
$4
per month per user
Learning & Performance
$10
per month per user
Learning, Performance & Engagement
$11
per month per user
Trakstar
$4370.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BridgeTrakstar Perform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
BridgeTrakstar Perform
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
6.8
40 Ratings
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
Course authoring7.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library8.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal9.027 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content7.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly5.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.038 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments6.033 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management3.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.032 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics7.034 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning5.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Trakstar Perform
9.7
4 Ratings
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings9.84 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.84 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings9.74 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Trakstar Perform
10.0
4 Ratings
Performance plans00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings9.84 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
User Ratings
BridgeTrakstar Perform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(40 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.2
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BridgeTrakstar Perform
Likelihood to Recommend
GetBridge LLC
Bridge is suited for scenarios where you need ppl to complete steps in order or test that they received the correct amount of knowledge after watching a video. I do think Bridge is less appropriate for companies that use it in external training scenarios as there is some key functionality missing. We gotten very good at brainstorming and finding solutions/ways to get Bridge to work the way that we need it to
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Trakstar
This is a great program if you have locations in different geographical areas. The ability to work with people at different locations is appreciated, and also there can be informal input that is requested, which Promantek can handle as well. I am at a loss to think of an area where this does not work well. There are several of our employees in the manufacturing areas that do not have computer access, and for those individuals, we simply print the review instead of having it online. This works fine but is not the forte of Promantek. However, any system these days that focusses on the online aspects of review writing will experience that as well.
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Pros
GetBridge LLC
  • Bridge is designed for the user so it is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Bridge includes an authoring tool so building custom content is fast and easy.
  • Bridge does a good job of providing user information for managers. Managers can quickly and easily see how many courses their reports are enrolled in and if anyone is overdue on required courses.
  • Bridge is also built with learning science in mind. There are multiple options for assessments, including an option for verified tasks to be completed to demonstrate proficiency.
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Trakstar
  • Trakstar sends out a lot of automated reminders to participants, encouraging them to take notes and provide feedback on a regular basis.
  • Trakstar generates analysis (i.e., rater bais) automatically that would otherwise be labor intensive to do manually.
  • Trakstar has a feature that allows administrators to see what each individual employee sees - this is critical in ensuring that the performance review process goes smoothly.
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Cons
GetBridge LLC
  • Bridge could improve their categorization feature for trainings; folders would be great!
  • I'd like to see more ways to add content in the Bridge native environment in the future. Being able to create tables, infographics, and other training materials right in the system would be a great time saver.
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Trakstar
  • The reporting features are a bit weak. But you can download Excel-ready files to manipulate on your own.
  • The dashboard feature (prior to June 2013) was very nice, but missing in the latest version.
  • Automated reports, quarterly for example, would be nice to send to Senior Leadership (missing in the current version/requires manual input)
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Likelihood to Renew
GetBridge LLC
It has been very useful to our organization in getting compliance training complete. We have a 24/7/365 organization with some folks only working 2 days a week during the summer only, many work full-time jobs elsewhere and can't make weekday programs and facilities don't have to alter schedules to get mass numbers of people through training like you have to do with live training..
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Trakstar
Very simple to use, great support.
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Usability
GetBridge LLC
Even our folks who fought using it realized how easy it was once they took their first course.
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Trakstar
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
GetBridge LLC
Always timely and knowledgeable assistance. Very patient explaining answers to novice users.
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Trakstar
Trakstar has been very responsive to my questions and support has been able to speak with me on the phone as needed. Also, when I told Trakstar that my employees were not delighted by the product, they did a special session with me to diagnose any issues and to make recommendations for how I could improve the tool's usefulness in my job. I appreciated their support here
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Implementation Rating
GetBridge LLC
Our challenges were internal - nothing with Bridge. We had regular, productive meetings with our implementation representative.
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Trakstar
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
GetBridge LLC
Our previous LMS was Symphony. Hands down, there is no comparison. Switching to Bridge was the best decision made by our management team. All we used Symphony for was for our monthly compliance training. Many times people would complain that they would need to retake their compliance course as Symphony would lose records. It became a hassle having to retake a course because you didn't save a copy of the completion certificate. Bridge allows for more than just compliance training AND we are able to see if learners didn't complete their courses via the reports.
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Trakstar
I did not make the purchase decision for Trakstar, but at a previous job I used Reflektive. Many of the outcomes of the tool are the same, even if the product interface and language is slightly different
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Return on Investment
GetBridge LLC
  • Certainly, Bridge was not an inexpensive option when we were reviewing platforms. To date, we have not seen a positive ROI but believe that will happen in the near future as we expand an offering of an additional program.
  • Reviews from our users indicate that they appreciate the professional and easy to use features Bridge provides, along with the video based design of the program.
  • The program we developed with the Bridge platform supports our position as educators in our industry.
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Trakstar
  • We have had few managers dread the review writing process! Sure, no one enjoys this and we all know that it is time-consuming, but Promantek has allowed less time spent in frustration and more time actually communicating effectively. There are areas where managers can make notes during the entire review process so that when the time to write the review is upon you, it is a much simpler task. This has allowed us to free up the time with managers to a certain degree which is always beneficial.
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