TalentLMS vs. SilkRoad Learning

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
TalentLMS
Score 5.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
TalentLMS is an LMS built for training success, presented as fully customizable and easy to manage, so that teams embrace training while feeling right at home. It is used to provide the right training to any team and every use, while giving expert guidance and support every step of the way.
$89
per month
SilkRoad Learning
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
SilkRoad Learning is a web-based LMS. The vendor advertises enterprise-level platform for addressing skills gaps and regulatory compliance, as well as ecommerce and mobile support. It can integrate with other SilkRoad offerings and 3rd party content.N/A
Pricing
TalentLMSSilkRoad Learning
Editions & Modules
Starter (40 users)
$69
per month (billed yearly)
Basic (100 users)
$149
per month (billed yearly)
Plus (500 users)
$279
per month (billed yearly)
Premium (1000 users)
$459
per month (billed yearly)
Enterprise (Custom plan)
Custom
annual plan
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
TalentLMSSilkRoad Learning
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUsers can stay on the Forever Free plan and upgrade, or downgrade or cancel at any time. Monthly pricing also available.
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Community Pulse
TalentLMSSilkRoad Learning
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
TalentLMSSilkRoad Learning
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
TalentLMS
8.3
16 Ratings
1% above category average
SilkRoad Learning
8.6
3 Ratings
4% above category average
Mobile friendly9.213 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications8.316 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Assignments8.314 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Compliance management8.314 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Learning administration8.416 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics7.514 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Course authoring00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
TalentLMSSilkRoad Learning
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(16 ratings)
8.1
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
3.6
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(9 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
TalentLMSSilkRoad Learning
Likelihood to Recommend
Epignosis
This software is perfect for any company that has document/pdf-based training files that they want to convert into actual training modules for new employees. It is easy for new employees to use and navigate, and the quizzes that can be added at the end of each section/module are great for ensuring new employees' understanding of your content. It probably wouldn't be best suited if you need more interaction during your training process - but for those that just need employees to view and read text/images/videos and to be quizzed after, it is great.
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SilkRoad
It is very well suited as a web based LMS. They have excellent customer service and support. Ask about the reporting features - these are challenging in many LMS applications. The training they provided for administrators is also very good. Overall a great company, and they are constantly working to improve the product
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Pros
Epignosis
  • Assign a predefined route to a certain place
  • User interface is very good and clean
  • Very effective user experience
  • Issues or problems are handled rapidly by their customer support team
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SilkRoad
  • GreenLight is very good at keeping track of employee requirements through the use of qualifications. It is the backbone of how courses, classes, requirements and activities are assigned and monitored.
  • The content objects (development) portion of GreenLight is robust. It allows you to mix various content objects from different sources. For instance if you import a SCORM ecourse, an AICC ecourse and want to add an HTML page as an introduction, the software will allow you to combine all seamlessly into one course. In addition, the navigation and sequencing tools offer considerable functionality.
  • The reporting feature of this software is very good (but not best of class). The number of standard reports is fairly extensive and cover most needs. Having the ability to output files for further analysis and manipulation in Excel takes care of a number of areas where the standard reports fall short.
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Cons
Epignosis
  • We have courses that are required for each employee based on their job title, and then, many courses we consider to be elective for that job title. We have not found a method to distinguish between those in order to view an employee's performance on required courses only.
  • Reports are only available by user ID or user name. We have some facilities or managers who need the user ID (based on payroll entry) and some that need names (employees they interact with each day).
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SilkRoad
  • 'my profile' has been a little glitchy for us but we are a very small team and don't use that element much, photos don't load or stay loaded
  • Sometimes the main list with due dates, type of training etc. seems hard for people to completely understand some more customizable sections here would be useful for us
  • On the whole, is not a customizable as other platforms we've used. Is good at tracking but not so much the kind of cataloging we need.
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Likelihood to Renew
Epignosis
We have not had any problems with TalentLMS. It has worked well for all of our employees.
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SilkRoad
Our training director has determined that the customer service and ease of use is too difficult. She intends to check into other LMS systems and end our contract with Silkroad.
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Usability
Epignosis
No answers on this topic
SilkRoad
I have a better understanding of the system and so it is easier for me to use. The student side is very easy and simple for anyone to use.
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Reliability and Availability
Epignosis
No answers on this topic
SilkRoad
There have been many times when the site was unavailable for a short time. Also, glitches and unexplained ed activity such as sending training notifications out to terminated employees.
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Performance
Epignosis
No answers on this topic
SilkRoad
It works well most of the time.
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Support Rating
Epignosis
The support is great, you can either go online and get the training you need or you can work with talent directly to get the support you need, they are readily and easily available and are very friendly, the support structure that they have is great. The other thing is that from a bug's perspective Talent has never had any issue so I really haven't had to use the support outside of trying to figure out how to do certain things.
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SilkRoad
The questions regarding how to implement in the system are answered quickly and efficiently. If there is an issue with the technical side or integrations it takes forever to get results and after much escalating.
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Online Training
Epignosis
No answers on this topic
SilkRoad
some are thorough and others are not. I like that they are available for review.
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Alternatives Considered
Epignosis
TalentLMS is more all-inclusive with a lot of great options and the ability to upload PowerPoint presentations. Some of the other LMS companies required other software ad-ons, oftentimes with a cost, to meet functionality. Some other companies use a different format for training reports. Unlike TalentLMS, in which Excel-based reports are very easily generated.
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SilkRoad
SilkRoad Learning is much easier to customize and roll out globally. The Skillsoft product was expensive, cumbersome, and required a large ramp up time. When working with clients on Skillsoft, too much had to be predetermined, the languages were not fully developed and learners had to pay each time they accessed a module and get reimbursement from the company - it was not effective.
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Scalability
Epignosis
No answers on this topic
SilkRoad
The system went down/offline for 5 or 6 days in January. This is the month we have 3400 employees taking annual required training. It had several glitches afterwards that took months to correct.
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Return on Investment
Epignosis
  • Dramatically more cost-effective than alternatives, with greater feature sets. Made our eCommerce training deployment a breeze. Hard to attribute an ROI to just the LMS specifically but it would be a high multiple in a period of just a few months.
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SilkRoad
  • GreenLight has provided an easy route for our users to receive training online and in-class. They can quickly and easily search and sign up for anything on the catalog. Being in healthcare, we provide a lot of training on a constant basis. GreenLight has provided a great foundation for our company to accomplish it's training needs and goals.
  • Employees can quickly access and complete online trainings so that they can get back to their jobs.
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ScreenShots

TalentLMS Screenshots

Screenshot of TalentLMS Learner view of courseScreenshot of TalentLMS training matrix reportsScreenshot of TalentLMS AI-powered Content CreatorScreenshot of TalentLMS dashboardScreenshot of TalentLMS Mobile App available via App Store and Google Play