Think about stopping on GreenLight
February 16, 2015

Think about stopping on GreenLight

Charles Maxcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

SilkRoad Learning Version 2015.1.1.15528

Overall Satisfaction with GreenLight

Currently GreenLight is deployed across the entire company. All employees are assigned courses within the LMS which allows us to reach 80+ locations across 5 states. This software allows us to leverage training content and standardize delivery.
  • GreenLight is very good at keeping track of employee requirements through the use of qualifications. It is the backbone of how courses, classes, requirements and activities are assigned and monitored.
  • The content objects (development) portion of GreenLight is robust. It allows you to mix various content objects from different sources. For instance if you import a SCORM ecourse, an AICC ecourse and want to add an HTML page as an introduction, the software will allow you to combine all seamlessly into one course. In addition, the navigation and sequencing tools offer considerable functionality.
  • The reporting feature of this software is very good (but not best of class). The number of standard reports is fairly extensive and cover most needs. Having the ability to output files for further analysis and manipulation in Excel takes care of a number of areas where the standard reports fall short.
  • Initially when we went with GreenLight, I created a list of things I did not like about the software. I recently reviewed the list and only one or two of the more minor issues remain.There have been a number of improvements made to the software over the past 5 years as they continue to make improvements.
  • The notification portion of the software is one of the weaker areas. There are numerous triggers, however, there isn't enough flexibility in the system to allow for broad customization. The notification triggers generally affect everything that meets the criteria and the only way to make an exception is to turn off notifications for that instance. It would be nice to have the ability to create customized messages for individual elements of a qualification.
  • There hasn't been a way, until recently, to have one qualification contain both certification and recertification requirements. If an employee comes into the company and certifies as a driver we would like that employee to have a different path to recertify the next year. There is a way to do this now but it's not elegant.
  • The course catalog in the employee portal is lacking. Instead of a list you must begin typing the title. If you don't know how to search for things you may not find it especially if you don't know what it's called or exactly what you are looking to find.
  • A few years ago the supervisor/manager functions were moved to the student portal. This was a good thing because managers no longer had to log into a separate admin portal. The downside was that the manager's view is not intuitive and therefore needs some maturity in design to make it more user friendly.
  • The biggest advantage to this LMS (or any other) is the ability for us to reach so many employees and be able to document the process. The fact that we can do this with minimal interruption related to the software is a big plus.
We looked at a few other companies before selecting GreenLight but the main driver was its integration with other HRIS products. At that time, the cost/value ratio was attractive.
GreenLight works well with tracking compliance training. During the selection process I would ask pointed questions about support. Our implementation went well (Dave M. did an excellent job) and the technical help is very good, however, it appears they are understaffed.