Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS vs. Pluralsight Skills

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Grovo's product included instructional videos and assessments, and the SaaS platform that they live on top of. The videos follow a microlearning methodology which increases learner retention. Grovo is now fully integrated into CornerStone's LMS.
$149
per month
Pluralsight Skills
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Pluralsight Skills is a skill development solution that enables employees to build in-demand skills in a way that’s personalized to their current knowledge and preferred way to learn. The course library includes content on software development, DevOps, machine learning, security infrastructure, and cloud, as well as certification practice exams, hands on learning experiences and cloud labs, and skills assessments.
$29
per month
Pricing
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMSPluralsight Skills
Editions & Modules
Light Academy
$149.00
per month
Professional Academy
$249.00
per month
Individual - Standard
$29.00
per month
Individual - Premium
$45.00
per month
Team - Professional
$579.00
per user, per year
Team - Enterprise
$779.00
per user, per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMSPluralsight Skills
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsConsulting and integration services are part of the product, not an additional feature.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
7.6
2 Ratings
10% below category average
Pluralsight Skills
7.9
7 Ratings
6% below category average
Course authoring8.32 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Course catalog or library8.02 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Player/Portal8.02 Ratings7.16 Ratings
Learning content6.62 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications8.32 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics7.01 Ratings6.95 Ratings
Social learning5.01 Ratings4.52 Ratings
eLearning Content
Comparison of eLearning Content features of Product A and Product B
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS
-
Ratings
Pluralsight Skills
10.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Structured Learning00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Course Searches00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMSPluralsight Skills
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(10 ratings)
10.0
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(2 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMSPluralsight Skills
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
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
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Pluralsight
Awesome tool for teams looking to gain new skills or refine and update existing skills. I love the convenience of using this tool for recertification credits (i.e. PMP). Instead of identifying which classes I need to take, I can identify my interests and have recommendations presented for what paths I should take. It is a really helpful tool to create ladders for my team to transition from one role into the next. I think this is going to be a really beneficial tool.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • 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.
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Pluralsight
  • Pluralsight has hundreds of authors that are constantly producing new content, which is valuable for the tech industry that is constantly moving at a brisk pace.
  • Many content authors are respected leaders in the topic they're presenting. You are able to trust that their content is thorough and authentic.
  • Niche expert-level topics are presented in a curated video format which is difficult to find anywhere else.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Some videos/lessons leave a lot to be desired and could use more detail.
  • There's always more room for some more advanced skills.
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Pluralsight
  • Companies don't change technologies in their products often. For example a product that was built on AngularJS is still viable and the company may have no plans to upgrade it. Pluralsight could do a better job of providing new courses on technology that's still useful, though somewhat dated; like AngularJS for example.
  • Pluralsight has a bad habit of throwing all their courses in a large bucket. For example, when I log-in and look to see what new I often have to wade through courses on tools that a web artist or designer would use. I wish Pluralsight would categorize course and let us (their customers) flag what types of videos we wanted to see, or better yet exclude from our view.
  • Years ago, Pluralsight would let its customer download the courseware and that was great. I was disappointed when they stopped this feature.
  • I'd love to see more course where the goal is to build a particular type of software. For example, lets have one where you build a blog using ASP.NET and deploy it to Azure. Let have one where you build a survey application, etc. Learning technologies is great, but I'd love to see courses where the goal is to build a particular type of application.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Pluralsight
Great product and service so far. Awesome new content almost every week.
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Usability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Pluralsight
Very, VERY easy to use.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
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.
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Pluralsight
Each feedback I do for them, I get no response. Minimal communication and followups!
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
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
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Pluralsight
Before using Pluralsight, staff was using YouTube to help them with developing certain aspects of their knowledge. However, YouTube is much less structured/organized than Pluralsight. Pluralsight has a very wide offering of courses and it has lot of good content. One quick search and we can get started.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • 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.
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Pluralsight
  • One positive impact is it has kept our employees engaged in the material they work with every day. Instead of becoming stagnant and complacent, they are actively searching out ways to develop skills and do more with the tools available to them.
  • It saves money when it comes to offering training and development opportunities company-wide. It would be much more costly to invest in specialized training for that number of employees.
  • One potential negative is the amount of company time spent on coursework over work responsibilities. A balance must be struck and individuals should be encouraged to explore the training on their own time.
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ScreenShots

Grovo, now part of Cornerstone LMS Screenshots

Screenshot of The primary admin dashboardScreenshot of The library of Grovo contentScreenshot of The course building toolScreenshot of Assignment optionsScreenshot of Choosing an assignment