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Highlights

Coursera for Business and Udemy for Business are both eLearning Content providers. Both websites have versions available for individual users.

Their “for Business” offerings specialize in group or team learning plans. Coursera has solutions tailored to general enterprises as well as governmental organizations and educational institutions. Udemy for Business is similar, having a plan tailored to a specific team within an organization, enterprises, non-profits, and government agencies.

Features

A key component of Coursera for Business that makes it easier to use administratively for managers is that it comes with curated collections based on department focus and roles. Through Coursera’s partnerships with higher education institutions, employees can take classes approved by actual professors and researchers in their fields. In many cases, courses are facilitated and led by actual college professors.

Udemy is known for not only having a catalog of academic-focused classes, but non-academic online classes. Udemy for Business will provide users to both focus on professional development in addition to their passions outside work. It also provides support to administrators in the form of events, webinars, and literature on how to use online course work to one’s best advantage. It also supports another important component of corporate eLearning: analysis. Udemy for Business provides admins with built-in reporting tools and insight into how users are learning and has built-in reporting tools.

Limitations

Given their academic rigor, Coursera courses are not as flexible or “pick up and go” as other eLearning providers. Owing to this, they might not be as engaging, exciting, or “gamified” as other options. If going with Coursera for Business, plan on providing team members with dedicated time for focusing on their coursework. Be mindful of tediousness as well.

On the other hand, Udemy’s course catalog provides a lot of flexibility because they are not as strongly vetted. With approving each course a team member takes, there runs a risk of classes of poor quality being taken. For professional use, managers may want more challenging coursework to be utilized.

Pricing

Udemy for Business markets its Enterprise plan as being its standard, but it also has a Team plan. The key difference between these two plans lies in the number of users per license. Its Team plan supports between 5-20 users at $240 a year per user. Its Enterprise price is dependent upon the number of users but requires a minimum of 21 users. Both plans provide unlimited access to Udemy’s course catalog, branded dashboards/URLs, and have mobile app versions. However, the Enterprise has additional features such as custom content creation and access to non-English language collections.

Coursera’s business plans start at $400 a year per user with its Team plan, which is designed for use by a single department within an organization, or smaller business. It also has an Enterprise plan designed for use by larger organizations. Owing to this, the key difference between the two plans is that the Enterprise plan comes with analytics and integrations with other tools to provide managers with more insight into usage and track professional development. Both plans come with unlimited course access and are available for use on mobile devices.

Attribute Ratings

  • Coursera is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Coursera

93%
17 Ratings
9.0

Udemy for Business

90%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Coursera

100%
2 Ratings

Udemy for Business

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Coursera

100%
1 Rating

Udemy for Business

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Coursera

90%
4 Ratings
8.8

Udemy for Business

88%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Coursera

100%
2 Ratings

Udemy for Business

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Coursera

The Coursera platform can be a useful part of your overall learning content portfolio if utilized correctly. It's fantastic for asynchronous courses that don't necessarily need a dedicated faculty member (though I'd highly recommend at least having some discussion moderators/student workers) and for offering MOOCs. The ability for the learners to contribute translations really makes it ideal for the international learning community - I am always amazed to see a course we launched with 2-3 languages to quickly have 10-12 more added. This feature really helps expand the audience reach and Coursera has such a large following already that it can grow seemingly overnight.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Udemy for Business

Enrolling is very easy and [accessible], courses are varied and quite intriguing, the specifics of every course given are quite useful for current businesses because you can educate your colleagues or your team through this tool and hit the ground running. This is very simple, online courses are super easy to access and very well programmed. The speed of the courses is also [adequate].
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Coursera

  • Interaction: the student learns by doing. For programming courses, this means programming!
  • Assessments: the courses I'd taken ask students to grade each others work with a rubric. This is hugely effective and permits tests and quizzes to be other than multiple choice.
  • Creativity and enthusiasm of the instructors. Some of the approaches demonstrated real out-of-the-box thinking by the instructors. For example, the Rice Python course was a self-contained website requiring no installation of IDE on one's computer, and the final project was a working version of Asteroids.
  • Low cost of entry: most of the course I enrolled in were free, with an optional fee for certifications. This really gives people the freedom to explore learning. It's almost like a Public Library of Learning.
  • Coursera forces a weekly discipline on the user with lectures and assignments and this really motivates one to put in the effort.
Rei Shinozuka, CFA®, FRM® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Udemy for Business

  • Massive Course Catalog - Udemy has a tremendous selection of courses, enabling my reports to find pretty much any course they might be interested in.
  • Multi-platform streaming - Udemy for Business offers apps across several different platforms, enabling my reports to be able to learn in the way they want to, at a time that is convenient for them.
  • Learning Management - Udemy for Business offers me data and metrics on how my employees are engaging with their learning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Coursera

  • Some of the courses (very few) have some old information (more than 2 years), and in some areas like technology the information has to be very new and updated.
  • Some professors or people doing videos are not good in front of the camera, they should train their people a little bit more for those things.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Udemy for Business

  • The investment for many courses may exceed what some companies can budget.
  • The app should be in better sync with the website; furthermore, sometimes the UI is slow and sluggish.
Dustin Hovey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Coursera

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Coursera Editions & Modules

Edition
EnterpriseContact Sales
Team400.002
  1. none
  2. Per User Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Udemy for Business

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Udemy for Business Editions & Modules

Edition
Team$3601
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per user/per year (5-20 users)
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Udemy for Business

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 1 answer
User-friendly and developer-friendly Web UI.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Udemy for Business

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Coursera

Coursera 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I’ve used it a couple of times and... that did great. They take their time, but in the end they solve your issues.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Udemy for Business

Udemy for Business 8.8
Based on 8 answers
The support of the person that made the courses varies some are fast others are very slow to get any feedback or help. A knowledge base could be helpful. I haven tried to contact Udemy for Business for platform support reasons. The web platform overall seems to be stable and the same across all devices.
Javier Carrion | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Udemy for Business

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Coursera

I think Coursera has the best overall interface. I think you will find that different platforms go in different directions, and have different specialities. For the most part the differences are more in the types of courses they offer than one being particularly better than the other, so it comes down to content for me.
Donovon Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Udemy for Business

I'd say Udemy is the best, or amongst the best, because it has so much content, is easy to use, and integrates with large businesses quite well.
Jose Colmenero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Coursera

  • The greatest benefit of Coursera is access to quality courses on various subjects that you can either browse or dive in deeply. Customizable, flexible and accessible.
  • Helps our department to recommend trainees courses on this website and gain important knowledge. Also, the courses are provided by big-name universities which helps students in their careers
  • Developing and exploring professional skills.
Ilia Tarasov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Udemy for Business

  • The most important impact Udemy has had in our Business is that continuing education is making them happier for a low cost, and everyone can choose a topic of their interest and the interest of the company.
  • It has reduced the amount of people quitting their jobs because we care about their personal growth.
  • Some of our areas have become more efficient.
  • Remember that it is less expensive to train people even if they leave your company than it is having someone not trained with a lack of knowledge in your company!
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

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