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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Ensemble Video

I'm not sure where Ensemble Video would be less appropriate. We've found it to be very effective for our campus-specific use cases. However, the product is very customizable in how a campus could structure their Ensemble instance to match their organization, and how users may be managed.
Joseph Axenroth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Grovo by Cornerstone

Grovo is fantastic for bringing a team of people up to speed and for teaching a few things to a large audience. We found Grovo to be lacking when specific training is required or when the training required a certain level of skill. Grovo is fantastic for broad training, less so for specific depth training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Ensemble Video
9.5
Grovo by Cornerstone
Video personalization
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Support for advertisements
Ensemble Video
9.0
Grovo by Cornerstone

Video Platform Integrations

Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Integration to LMS
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone

Video Security

Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Video access controls
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
User management
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Video link sharing
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Internal video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
External video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone

Video Player

Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Player customization
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Embedded videos
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Mobile compatibility
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone

Video Analytics

Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Streaming quality reports
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Per viewer tracking
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Per video tracking
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Video analytics dashboard
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
On-Demand video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Live streaming
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Impact of streaming on network
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Video upload & format support
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Video library / File management
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Video portal
Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone

Video Engagement

Ensemble Video
9.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Audience polling
Ensemble Video
9.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Video comments
Ensemble Video
9.0
Grovo by Cornerstone

Learning Management

Ensemble Video
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.0
Course authoring
Ensemble Video
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.7
Course catalog or library
Ensemble Video
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.2
Player/Portal
Ensemble Video
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.2
Learning content
Ensemble Video
Grovo by Cornerstone
6.1
Progress tracking & certifications
Ensemble Video
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.7
Assignments
Ensemble Video
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.7
Compliance management
Ensemble Video
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.2
Learning administration
Ensemble Video
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.7
Learning reporting & analytics
Ensemble Video
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.0
Social learning
Ensemble Video
Grovo by Cornerstone
5.0

Pros

Ensemble Video

  • Adapting to user needs. Ensemble Video seems to always be listening to their clients needs and suggestions by implementing effective features in every system update. Communication seems to always indicate that these features are driven by requests that their customers have made to improve the service.
  • Client Support - I have an IT/support background and have had to deal with many vendors and external support. Ensemble is easily the most responsive and effective vendor when it comes to support. When needing certain solutions, they have sent code that was in development and not officially released so I could achieve my goals with project videos. Support is always personal, prompt and effective.
  • Customization. New templates, video players, account management, and embed options have allowed us to use Ensemble Video in a much more personalized way. Early versions of the service had an "Ensemble feel" but color schemes and logos are now able to be changed for a better organization feel.
Mike Maxse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Grovo by Cornerstone

  • Ease to create trainings.
  • Ability to insert GIFs and photos to help with visual aids.
  • Ability to allow others to create trainings.
  • Ability to track trainings (who has done it and who hasn't).
  • Ease of tracking all training done.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ensemble Video

  • User management. Some features are unique to the entire deployment (like authentication sources). It would be great if multiple authentication options could be used across different Ensemble institutions.
  • Upgrade processes. Though new versions of Ensemble Video are always better, the installation process is very manual and Ensemble Video must be involved directly. Not a weakness, but it would be nice to be able to perform our own upgrades/patches when needed.
Carlos Astorga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Grovo by Cornerstone

  • Some videos/lessons leave a lot to be desired and could use more detail.
  • There's always more room for some more advanced skills.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Ensemble Video

Ensemble Video 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The team at Ensemble Video is dedicated to supporting us and they offer prompt and reliable services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Grovo by Cornerstone

Grovo by Cornerstone 8.5
Based on 3 answers
When we have had issues with Grovo not working or a problem with report we have always gotten an answer quickly. We have a rep that we speak to often to make sure we are satisfied with the system and is just a quick email away. It nice to know we have support that will get back to you in a quick manner as we rely on this software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ensemble Video

Ensemble Video has succeeded for us where other solutions have failed. It came along exactly when we needed it, for our organization. At the time, we were caught between the push and pull of several different solutions, uploading our videos with the expectation that users would take the time to download and play them, using popular public video streaming services with few settings and options, and forgoing videos altogether. Ensemble Video has taken our myriad needs and provided a platform that addresses all of them.
Derek Hardaway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Grovo by Cornerstone

The elephant in the room for me, would be TreeHouse. Grovo is very similar to TreeHouse in the fact that they're both programs with lesson tracks, simple and short videos, as well as progress trackers. I would have to say that I enjoyed learning coding on TreeHouse over Grovo, based on the wide variety of native coding languages they have implemented. Grovo, although extremely similar and easy to use as well, doesn't stack up to TreeHouse in my opinion. Grove does, however, beat out Lynda in my humble opinion
Ricky Skawinski, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ensemble Video

  • Ease of user contributed content. The videos that users upload to the system can either be automatically published or they can be reviewed by staff before being added to websites and courses. Instead of all these videos living on different sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) we now have a centralized location that we have control over.
  • LMS Integration - A year ago YouTube changed their policy to not allow direct recording from webcams. This essentially broke the Blackboard Video Everywhere tool that allowed our instructors to post quick comments in class discussions and content areas. While they need to be pre-recorded, the Ensemble Building Block allows our instructors and students to once again upload and post videos, all from directly within the Blackboard content editor.
  • Flexibility - With the ease of creating user accounts and video libraries, Ensemble Video has become the go to option for Erikson courses, professional development content and project videos. Different departments can have their own account and have control over their libraries without the worry of them viewing or editing other institute content.
Mike Maxse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Grovo by Cornerstone

  • Zero impact. When we determined they were not a good fit for us, we decided to go another direction. I would certainly try them again however if they addressed my concerns as their service was excellent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Ensemble Video

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Ensemble Video Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Grovo by Cornerstone

General

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

Grovo by Cornerstone Editions & Modules

Edition
Light Academy$149.001
Professional Academy$249.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Consulting and integration services are part of the product, not an additional feature.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.2

Support Rating

Ensemble Video
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
8.5

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