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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

If a customer does not have SharePoint the entry in that kind of solution is a bit harder as the use of SharePoint can be so broad. It does not mean it is not the right solution as a company can use SharePoint LMS to start with and then expand to other functions and features. I strongly recommend to use SharePoint Standard or Enterprise and forgo the "free" SharePoint version as a) SharePoint's core functions and features are greatly enhanced in these two premium versions and b) more and more SharePoint LMS functions make use of these core Standard and Enterprise features in the future, like taxonomy, user profiles, etc.In general with all project it is as well recommended to have the full buy in by upper management and that the project initiative is fully supported. Adding such a solution (SharePoint LMS or any other LMS solution) will require the team not only to have a good plan on how the requirements can be achieved from a technical point of view, but how a training program can be rolled out to an organization of 5, 500, 5.000 or 50.000. The technical deployment of SharePoint LMS is measurable (I would say between 1-4 weeks based on the complexity, scale of the environment). 1-2 weeks of training (depending on the base knowledge of SharePoint in the company and the need to add knowledge of SharePoint LMS). That's it. Technically you are ready. If needed, any custom work, integration and development work comes on top. Where customer struggle is the availability and dedication of their own teams. Course content needs to be created, how should a course look like, what are the parameters, what are top ten things needed moving a course which was taught in a class room, but now to be delivered online. Buying the licenses is one thing, getting the solution up and running form a technical point of view is another, making it YOURS is the challenge!
Thomas Runds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

Thinkific is well suited to small organizations that don't have the time or skill to make a beautiful course website from scratch. It's great for start-ups and soloprenuers who want to get their message out to the world and present it professionally. It's also great for creating excellent lead magnets.
Joe Gatto | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Thinkific
8.4
Course catalog or library
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Thinkific
8.9
Player/Portal
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Thinkific
8.6
Learning content
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Thinkific
8.4
Progress tracking & certifications
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Thinkific
9.0
Assignments
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Thinkific
8.2
Compliance management
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Thinkific
7.6
Learning administration
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Thinkific
8.2
Learning reporting & analytics
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Thinkific
7.8
Social learning
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Thinkific
7.7
Course authoring
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
Thinkific
9.3
Mobile friendly
LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
Thinkific
8.3

Pros

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

  • Easy to setup and manage.
  • Lots of configurable settings and behavior controls.
Frank Tuttle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

  • Ability to customise your school to match your branding and to therefore link to your own company website
  • Ability to upload images, videos, presentations, PDFs and audio recordings as well as create quizzes to assess your students knowledge
  • Able to drip your course content for when it's ready to be released and not be pressurized to only publish a full course when it's ready
  • Integrate with third-party tools such as PayPal, MailChimp, Google analytics and Zapier to name a few
  • Promote individual courses on your website by embedding widgets
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

  • We can create quick courses
  • We can schedule the meetings with built in functionality
  • We can keep all documents in sharepoint ECMS
Srikanth Vasamsetty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

  • When viewing your content as a student, it does not provide easy navigation back to the Creator Dashboard which is not necessarily the most intuitive navigation for the creator.
  • With the basic plan, you don't have the ability to allow students to have a monthly payment option for purchase. For this feature, you must upgrade. I think it should be part of the basic plan.
  • I'm not a fan of their affiliate interface. It is not very robust. I actually purchased this software originally because they included an affiliate dashboard within the system making it easier to convert students into affiliates, but I quickly realized that it was not robust enough for my needs.
Kate Murray, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS) 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It is very simple for me: As I said, I am (we are) selling and consulting around SharePoint LMS. SharePoint LMS is a killer application which needs to be in every company which has a vision and mission to deliver and create knowledge. So you can say Thomas (me) is biased, but I only encourage you to check out the solution to hear what we have to say and stack our solution against the other solutions out there.
Thomas Runds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

Thinkific 7.9
Based on 2 answers
We will continue to use Thinkific for our company pieces of training. Until we are able to create our own in house portal, this is an excellent source to have a learning management software tool that is easy to use and easy to implement without much technical training to administer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Out of the box, Thinkific is very user-friendly. Though if you want more customizations, you do have to understand some code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had any issues with accessing Thinkific but I can see when it has been a problem for others. When I get updates on when they are doing maintenance to their platform I tend to make sure that is not the day I plan to be working on my school so as not to get frustrated
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 8.0
Based on 1 answer
When it comes to the performance of Thinkific for me I find that it's good but could be better. I tend to think that the larger the files and videos you upload on your courses may add to the impact of it's uploading (not sure if that's actually true or not). But overall the performance of Thinkific via my tablet and desktop is very good when I have a fast speed broadband speed
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The few times we actually needed support generally were during major upgrades of the system and getting a quick handle on how the configuration changed were the primary reasons.
Frank Tuttle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

Thinkific 9.0
Based on 7 answers
We haven't needed to contact support as their knowledge base provided all the answers to our questions. The majority of the platform was intuitive and easy to use and navigate, so that is why we have given it a high support score. We didn't even need to contact support when we were integrating with our gamification engine.
Alvin Landicho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The implementation period took time like it would in earning and using any new tool. It was more about being organised, having better time management processes in place and having people you were able to reach out to if you were every able stuck. The other key ting with the implementation period was giving yourself a realistic time scale to get the job completed.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

It's helpful to the organization.
Srikanth Vasamsetty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

We chose Thinkific because of its price point and financial structure, the ability to customize it to suit our needs, the range of features it had, and also the look/feel of the course experience itself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The opportunities to scale your online course business with Thinkific is endless. They provide a great range of plans with features, integrations and support to suit the needs of any business as different levels. The key here is knowing where to start with the budget you have and then knowing when it's time to scale up and the tools and resources it will require.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

  • Knowledge Management, Collaboration is a well used term today, maybe already to well used. However, without an effective Knowledge Management and Collaboration strategy with the company we find ourselves in an increasing difficult position to be successful in the market. Training as a company strategy becomes more and more important as only through training:
  • We can increase knowledge of employees
  • We can ensure certain information is distributed and understood
  • Compliance is being established, delivered and measured
  • We can maintain knowledge and spread it to others
  • The company becomes more agile
  • Training might be as well of a company interest as a tool used outside the company
  • Training can be offered to others (e.g. customer and clients) as a support or sales tool
  • Training can be sold to others (partners)
Thomas Runds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

  • Ability to attract leads with a FREE membership library option
  • Ability to quickly and easily deliver course content without much of a learning curve for course creators
  • If you need affiliates to help sell your product, even though they advertise that they have the option for affiliates, if you want to do it right you must use an additional integration for affiliate software.
Kate Murray, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)

General

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

Thinkific

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Thinkific
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
8.2
Thinkific
7.9

Usability

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
Thinkific
9.5

Reliability and Availability

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
Thinkific
10.0

Performance

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
Thinkific
8.0

Support Rating

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
10.0
Thinkific
9.0

Implementation Rating

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
Thinkific
8.0

Scalability

LMS365 (formerly Sharepoint LMS)
Thinkific
8.0

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