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Skilljar brings a great user experience compared to our previous education software vendor. Customers have loved the look and ease of use when it comes to registering for courses and completing lessons. The software allows for multiple domains and they are all customizable to provide a unique experience based on the business relationship. Courses are easy to create and publish to one or more domains and allows you to do an additional setting customization for each domain you publish in. I have especially enjoyed working with the Skilljar customer success team as they have been very helpful when it comes to helping us find ways to use Skilljar at its fullest potential. With the good also comes the bad, we continue to have frustration around the lack of customized reports, live event enhancements - like cancellation notifications and registration deadlines. If you rely heavily on customized reports like I do, you may have a frustrating time getting this in Skilljar. I will say, they have been saying it is in the "works" so I hope this means we can have this option this year
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Very good for learning and development and training of employees. For Applicant tracking, recuirement, onboarding, and enablement, I prefer
or Skillate. I also found that the SumTotal app is not very friendly on android and crashes sometimes and it is not optimized for mobile. Hence I end up never using it.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses. Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress. Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business. Read full review Cons We've had one particular outstanding ticket for quite some time now There are some features that require custom code--it would be nice if this was a built-in functionality More flexibility to make widespread changes. Sometimes we have to go into every single course to make a change Read full review Reporting Mass importing of manual checks to be issued in California Ability to fund pay cards immediately Perform gross-up calculations within the payroll system automatically Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I like what you are using and how we are doing it. Also, changing systems is a lot of work
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I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
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The interface is clean and easy to use. It provides straightforward WYSIWYG editing and quick publishing tools. Analytics are fairly easy to navigate, as well. HTML code can be edited directly, but it can be a bit difficult as it appears as plain text with no color-coding or error checking. In spite of this, the code snippets feature is very useful in providing customizations.
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I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
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The support team is great at Skilljar. Not perfect, but that can't be expected. Everyone I've worked with has been friendly, attentive, and fairly quick to respond/act. They also have a pretty sturdy set of Knowledge Base articles as well to self serve.
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We have our own IT support to assist in SumTotal issues, however, we have had to log in cases directly. Support is mediocre at best.
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Do a good job of preparing your internal teams (IT, Salesforce, etc.) about the work they will have in the process
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There is absolutely an ecosystem of products and solutions required to support and enable end users - one can think of them as an orchestra. Each part does a specific job or task and each has a varying degree of ease of use and compatibility. Skilljar is the container that holds all learning content that is developed through authoring tools such as rise and storyline. However this ecosystem is incomplete without a smooth way to collect user feedback or to have a proactive strategy of user engagement. Much of the lift is handled by a team of education professionals who understand this orchestra metaphor
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When I came to my company, they had been using a "light" LMS called Articulate. It was cheap and bare bones; i.e. not a lot of features, really just a platform to launch eLearning from and not real interface for student to utilize. When I began to overhaul the training department, this was one of the first things I changed. Articulate would only run courses built in their software, and the software was not 508 compliant. In addition, we had no ability to create learning plans, house transcripts, customize the interface, or manage the students. I made the choice to select and LMS that was a true LMS with all of the features that were critical to our clients' needs. Thus far, SumTotal has been able to support all of our needs, except one; mobile learning that is media rich
Read full review Return on Investment Our customers seem to be getting onboarded efficiently. Giving our customers a good experience helps us retain them longer. So far, we are still not able to come up with solid metrics that it provides evidence of ROI. If Skilljar could somehow come up with clear, actionable metrics about customer success and how that relates to ROI then I think it would be vastly better. To be fair, we roll the cost of using Skilljar in the overall price, otherwise, we would charge customers and have a revenue stream to measure. Read full review Clean front-end user interface for easier course catalog management. Reporting has been more difficult than previous LMS. Audience building has more variables making it more difficult to manage. Slower overall client turnaround due to admin side interface. Read full review ScreenShots Skilljar Customer Education Software Screenshots SumTotal Talent Development Screenshots