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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Skilljar

In my opinion, Skilljar is great for small or scaling companies like ours. If you need to create and load and manage internal training or external client-facing training it fits the bill and scope. Skilljar allows companies to do more with less. Our employees and clients get access to comprehensive training content courses and lessons that automatically progress. It does what we need it to do and we have no major challenges at this time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

I think that SmarterU can be implemented in any organization in any industry. Especially in industries with more complex training requirements. The administration of the system is simple and the usability of the system to end users is even more simple
David Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Skilljar
7.7
SmarterU.com
8.4
Course authoring
Skilljar
7.9
SmarterU.com
8.0
Course catalog or library
Skilljar
6.2
SmarterU.com
9.7
Player/Portal
Skilljar
7.6
SmarterU.com
8.7
Learning content
Skilljar
8.0
SmarterU.com
8.0
Mobile friendly
Skilljar
8.4
SmarterU.com
7.2
Progress tracking & certifications
Skilljar
7.9
SmarterU.com
9.7
Assignments
Skilljar
7.5
SmarterU.com
8.8
Compliance management
Skilljar
7.3
SmarterU.com
8.8
Learning administration
Skilljar
8.5
SmarterU.com
9.7
Learning reporting & analytics
Skilljar
7.5
SmarterU.com
6.8
Social learning
Skilljar
7.7
SmarterU.com
6.8

Pros

Skilljar

  • The design is simple. If you're looking for a complex or beautiful platform, this isn't it. However, Skilljar makes things very easy to follow and build within.
  • Navigating Skilljar is very logical. it is easy to set up a new course and navigate within that course.
M. Elizabeth Sutton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

  • Software works on multiple devices: computer, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, etc.
  • Easy to navigate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Skilljar

  • The hierarchies of content can be confusing. There are domains, catalogs, series, courses, and lessons. It feels like there should be an easier way to group content.
  • There wasn’t a feature that allowed us to communicate directly with our customers via email or in-app notifications - outside of the automated notifications. We would have liked to be able to send ad hoc messages as well.
Kathleen Murray | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

  • Reporting System can be improved.
David Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Skilljar

Skilljar 7.7
Based on 4 answers
They do answer questions, but it takes several days, or even weeks, to receive an answer. This is NOT helpful when one is in the middle of building within Skilljar and a problem is discovered. Also, I've had problems where their answer is "Sorry, but we can't fix that." Which is concerning and annoying.
M. Elizabeth Sutton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

SmarterU.com 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Really good support initially, now support is OK but we have fewer needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Skilljar

Skilljar is head and shoulders above both these systems, not only in features but in customer service, informational blog posts, and ongoing new-feature roadmap development. It scales up and down for peak loads due to its multi-tenant architecture. If you run a successful promotion and suddenly find you have a crush of new users knocking on the enrollment door, don't worry. Skilljar will handle it with no degradation in performance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

Most online LMS systems work really well to track and manage training that the system is delivering. However, most systems are not very good at managing training requirements which are delivered outside of the system. For example, First Aid training, or license requirements are accomplished through third party. SmarterU was the only system we evaluation that was able to track these items with the ability to monitor the renew dates properly.
David Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Skilljar

  • ThoughtTrace Academy (that seats on Skilljar as LMS) continues to be the #1.
  • Differentiator for ThoughtTrace as a company within competitors.
  • ThoughtTrace Academy offerings are showing a 2x impact on customer adoption.
Catalina Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmarterU.com

  • It has helped us to make sure our training is consistent across multiple locations and trainers and ensured less drift.
  • The course tracking and certification allows us to manage new hires and make sure they complete all required training to later achieve an RBT certification.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Skilljar

General

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

SmarterU.com

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Skilljar
8.3
SmarterU.com
9.5

Support Rating

Skilljar
7.7
SmarterU.com
8.0

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