Thinkific vs. Trainual

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Thinkific
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Thinkific headquartered in Vancouver provides their system for online course and content creators to distribute their lessons to unlimited students, featuring content schedule distribution, some marketing features, certifications, as well as quizzes and surveys.
$0
per month
Trainual
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
Trainual is a modern training manual for growing businesses. It provides one simple tool that aims to help users centralize processes and policies, automate onboarding and training, and build a foundation to scale faster. The vendor says Trainual is designed for small to medium sized businesses that are growing quickly and eager to document systems and processes, define step-by-step workflows, eliminate grey area between roles, and ensure that training happens consistently, every…
$119
per month
Pricing
ThinkificTrainual
Editions & Modules
Start
$99.00
per month
Grow
$199.00
per month
Expand
$399.00
per month
Pro
$119
per month
Premium
$179
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ThinkificTrainual
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThinkific customers save 25% when they subscribe on an annual basis.
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Features
ThinkificTrainual
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Thinkific
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Ratings
Trainual
9.4
9 Ratings
14% above category average
Course authoring00 Ratings9.48 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings9.48 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings9.68 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings9.67 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings9.48 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings9.68 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings9.37 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings8.66 Ratings
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User Ratings
ThinkificTrainual
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(12 ratings)
9.7
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(7 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ThinkificTrainual
Likelihood to Recommend
Thinkific
Thinkific is well suited for users who who want to make an impact teaching online, whether that's to B2C with independent course creators, or B2B where you're training clients, partners and internal staff for a company (which is how we deployed the Thinkific Plus plan). Deployment or migration is easy and the speed and ease of course creation and publication is second to none. It's probably the easiest LMS to administer whilst still providing a powerful suite of tools that give you the insight you need to grow your course business.Thinkific is ideal for creating a customer education program for your business, automating onboarding of client training and training partners too. The range of plans Thinkific offer equally make it ideal for smaller personal course creators too.
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Trainual
We have offices set around the world, and hiring new team members in certain countries makes it a bit difficult, especially now to fly out or fly in to help get them situated and fully trained. This really helps close the gaps in between the distance and training. Makes onboarding a heck of a lot easier.
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Pros
Thinkific
  • The price for the basic tier is very good compared to other platforms and what you get in it.
  • The look and feel of the site is simply beautiful, even if I'm allowed to customize to certain extent, they maintain things very neat.
  • Allowing to upload videos directly to the platform is a lifesaver.
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Trainual
  • Tracks progress for training.
  • Easily determines a new hires competency in handling tasks on their own.
  • Houses all of our documents and videos in one location versus several.
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Cons
Thinkific
  • Although it has some great third-part integrations it would be great if it offered more such as links with email service providers such as Mailerlite
  • Assignment feature to be available on the lower tier plans
  • Improve the file size uploads for images and videos
  • Provide a lot more themes
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Trainual
  • The subject organization could use work! It's just jumbled and needs folders.
  • It's very cumbersome to have to click back and forth to subjects when you are within a task. I wish there was a larger side bar that could show ALL subjects, topics, and tasks in one glance with drop-down menus.
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Likelihood to Renew
Thinkific
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
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Trainual
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Usability
Thinkific
I've used other learning management systems over the last 5 years and believe Thinkific is easily one of the ones that make getting started with zero tech skills or know-how easy peasy. Everything is laid out very well in how to set up your online school, create your courses and market and sell your courses. They provide a lot of great videos tutorials and offer a useful webinar series to help you understand how to market your courses like a pro
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Trainual
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Thinkific
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
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Trainual
No answers on this topic
Performance
Thinkific
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
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Trainual
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Thinkific
I rate Thinkific a ten because of its excellent customer service, ease of use, high-quality product, fair price with excellent ROI, and because they keep making improvements. Using Thinkific solved the problems of piecing together our course with various WordPress plugins, iframes, and payment processing software. It's easy to create a course website for people who can't write code.
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Trainual
During the entire sales process, the Trainual team was great to work with. After the sale, their onboard process was top notch as well and was very quick to answer any questions and actually were open to customizing the platform to meet our specific needs. They have been great this entire time.
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Implementation Rating
Thinkific
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.
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Trainual
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Thinkific
Overall, if I had the choice, Thinkific would be one of the tools in using an online course for instructors and private institutions. The higher-tiered plan is a bit steep for contractor instructors who may need to pay for it themselves to show the course would be a good course for the school to create. The free 3-course is helpful without the bells and whistles. The free program offers you to create three courses and keep all the profit from selling your courses minus a small transaction fee that won't break the break.
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Trainual
  • This is our first time using anything like this!
  • Previously we just wrote task items in shared Google documents. It was the best of what we could do at the time, but this is a whole different world, and we love it! Being able to integrate quizzes and photos and interactive video is excellent!
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Scalability
Thinkific
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.
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Trainual
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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.
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Trainual
  • Saves time for the team for training
  • The fact that everything is in one location is really good!
  • Allows us to edit and change and adjust as the business does
  • Keeps us flexible and not cemented to a way of doing things
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