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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.

Likelihood to Recommend

Coursera

It's absolutely ideal for programming. Today, most programming environments are available for free and enthusiasts can tinker with programming on their own. But Coursera structures that process and presents iteratively more complex assignments to the student.I found it useful for non-programming. I took a refresher Calculus course and the user was able to enter solutions symbolically which I found impressive.
Rei Shinozuka, CFA®, FRM® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Udemy for Business

Udemy for Business is a perfect solution for lower-cost training that enables your team to learn and explore new skills without having to pay the literal $10's of thousands of dollars to engage an external trainer for remote or in-person training.However, Udemy is not as good for situations where your reports may feel that they will have lots of questions to be answered. Udemy for Business's responsiveness to questions is good, but can never be as good as real-time questions and feedback.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Coursera

  • Coursera is very well organized. They are partnered with the most important educational institutions around the world.
  • They are very “up to date” in topics of interest and new courses.
  • Coursera has the widest catalog of courses, all of them with a certification given by them in name of a professional institution, like universities.
  • They also have programs together with universities that allow you to get a Masters Degree and Specializations. (Which is awesome)
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Udemy for Business

  • Business relevant content: The tool provides access to numerous online courses.
  • Customization: We can customize the content we offer our employees.
  • Measure engagement: We can track user behavior and leaning patterns.
Dustin Hovey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Coursera

  • The problem with Coursera is the moderation in the forums. From the few courses I have taken, many of my classmates were criticized heavily or bullied by other classmates for asking questions in the forum. This hasn’t gotten any attention from the forum moderators which makes the community feel uneasy with helping each other.
  • Most of the courses and the related materials used to be freely available on Coursera. However, with the recent changes, some of the courses are categorized into specific tracks, and they are not free anymore. However I am glad that one can still audit the paid courses, but access to the course materials may be limited.
  • Some courses are only available on specific dates and I have missed out on classes I was really interested in.
Ilia Tarasov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Udemy for Business

  • The lectures are sometimes great, but it is also sometimes hard to stay engaged.
  • The grouping of categories could be refined.
Jose Colmenero | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 2 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 8.3
Based on 4 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 1 answer
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

Udemy is used for different profiles. There are some specific skills that some people need to learn that other platforms don’t offer. On the other hand, this platform is sometimes cheaper than others.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | 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

  • Making the onboarding process for staff faster.
  • Help the marketing staff to be constantly updated with the latest changes in digital marketing tools such as Google Ads/Facebook Ads.
  • Provide access to training anywhere and anytime our company needs.
Tony Phan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Coursera

General

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

Udemy for Business

General

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

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