HubSpot Academy vs. Pluralsight Skills

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HubSpot Academy
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
HubSpot Academy is a free online training for inbound marketing, sales, and customer service professionals. This eLearning platform, that is available in four languages, specializes in comprehensive certifications, singular topic courses, and bite-sized lessons for professionals looking to grow their career and business.N/A
Pluralsight Skills
Score 9.1 out of 10
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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
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Editions & Modules
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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
HubSpot AcademyPluralsight Skills
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
HubSpot Academy
7.1
3 Ratings
17% below category average
Pluralsight Skills
7.9
7 Ratings
6% below category average
Course authoring7.02 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Course catalog or library7.03 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Player/Portal6.33 Ratings7.16 Ratings
Learning content6.73 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications8.73 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics8.52 Ratings6.95 Ratings
Social learning7.01 Ratings4.52 Ratings
Gamification6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
eLearning Content
Comparison of eLearning Content features of Product A and Product B
HubSpot Academy
7.0
3 Ratings
17% below category average
Pluralsight Skills
10.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Multi-Lingual Support6.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Structured Learning7.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Course Searches7.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Historical Metrics6.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud-Based Content7.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Automation & Integration7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
HubSpot AcademyPluralsight Skills
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(8 ratings)
10.0
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HubSpot AcademyPluralsight Skills
Likelihood to Recommend
HubSpot
[HubSpot Academy is] just a great tool for everyone who wants to grow at their Marketing, Sales, or customer success career. Their courses are very detailed in information, their teachers are the best in the industry, and it's just easy to take some time and learn. I have enjoyed it a lot.
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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
HubSpot
  • Marketing and sales tips that can be implemented right away
  • Virtual learning environment that offers flexibility
  • Certified training respected in the sales vertical
  • Free to those who use HubSpot CRM
  • Clear, concise courses
  • Expanded library of sales and marketing courses
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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
HubSpot
  • [I feel] they could expand the lessons to more real-world examples and ideas to take the learning further
  • [I believe] the ability to go back on a question in the exam would be nice
  • New courses that go more in depth on a certain topic, with homework and ideas to try
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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
HubSpot
No answers on this topic
Pluralsight
Great product and service so far. Awesome new content almost every week.
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Usability
HubSpot
No answers on this topic
Pluralsight
Very, VERY easy to use.
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Support Rating
HubSpot
No answers on this topic
Pluralsight
Each feedback I do for them, I get no response. Minimal communication and followups!
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Alternatives Considered
HubSpot
HubSpot CRM is a better fit for us than Ontraport. Ontraport was OK when we just started implementing email marketing. Now that we want to tie together sales and marketing and also our ticketing, HubSpot has simplified the workflow for us. It's very convenient to log into just one portal to do everything.
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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
HubSpot
  • Removed the training burden from managers to allow them to use the time elsewhere (2-8 hours)
  • Provided more standard and robust training to new hires, allowing for more consistent customer experience
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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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