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Announcing the Top Rated Corporate Learning Management Systems for 2019

Megan Headley
Megan Headley
April 3, 2019
Awards, HR

Announcing the Top Rated Corporate Learning Management Systems for 2019

TrustRadius Top Rated

Today, we awarded the 2019 TrustRadius Top Rated badges for Corporate Learning Management Systems. The TrustRadius Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are an unbiased reflection of customer sentiment, based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. Top Rated awards are the voice of the market and are not influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s company size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer.

Corporate Learning Mangaement Systems

Corporate learning management systems (LMS) provides companies with access to eLeanring materials for training and development purposes. They can also be referred to as training management systems or eTraining / eLearning portals, and may have overlapping capabilities with some talent management solutions. Two main use cases for corporate LMS are internal (employee training) and external (customer training). Some common features that most corporate LMS provide include content authoring tools, a content library, learning pathway tools, scheduling features for online and offline events (e.g. trainings, workshops, webinars), course management tools, and progress reporting and analytics. Some corporate LMS also offer ecommerce/billing features and gamification tools such as leaderboards, point systems, and awards.

Along with corporate LMS products, there are also academic style learning management systems that are more geared towards the academic settings and may not be as appropriate for corporate use. However, there are a few examples of software that work well in both situations, such as Articulate Storyline, Brightspace, and Adobe Captivate. Buyers should keep this in mind when searching for a new corporate learning management solution

Here are the winners:

Articulate Storyline

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Articulate Storyline, part of the Articulate 360 suite of learning management products, offers users the ability to work collaboratively to create customized elearning content. It includes features such as access to Articulate’s content and media library, course design templates, course collaboration tools, ability to design interactive content and media, a WYSIWYG editor, and assessment creation capabilities. A large portion (44%) of Articulate Storyline users on TrustRadius are from enterprise size organizations. Reviewers value Articulate Storyline’s intuitive user interface, ease of transition from PowerPoint to Articulate Storyline, ability to import content from PowerPoint, and wide array of features to build interactive course content.

“Articulate Storyline is extremely well suited for the novice to intermediate course developer. Built on a PowerPoint structure and interface, the workflow is very easy to learn. It is also well-suited to environments like ours where the majority of subject matter experts are producing their content first in PowerPoint. The content import features are unmatched by close competitors.”

Relton McBurrows | eLearning Technology Systems Analyst | Hospital & Healthcare Company

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PiiQ by Cornerstone

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PiiQ by Cornerstone is a performance and learning management software that helps companies increase employee engagement and development. Employees can register and sign up for online courses and compliance trainings through PiiQ’s course library. PiiQ provides users with content authoring and publishing features, including collaboration tools and the ability to embed videos and other media in course content. Managers also have access to course monitoring tools such as course assignment, tracking, and progress reporting capabilities. The majority (58%) of PiiQ users on TrustRadius are from midsize businesses. Reviewers frequently highlight  PiiQ by Cornerstone’s excellent customer service, easy to administer courses, and course tracking & monitoring capabilities.

“PiiQ by Cornerstone is currently being used by the entire organization to provide required courses for our all our employees as well as management development and skill gap improvement….The training courses are easy to administer across the organization or to individuals. Tracking completion of the training courses and sending email reminders takes seconds!”

Michelle Griffin, MA, PHR, SHRM-CP | Director of Human Resources | Homes by WestBay

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Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate is a learning management system that works well in both academic and corporate settings. With Adobe Captivate users can create new content, design interactive eLearning experiences such as quizzes and games, record webinars and video tutorials, and provide employees with engaging trainings and courses using virtual reality (VR) courses and headsets. Adobe Captivate also features course preview capabilities, HTML5 publishing for mobile learning, and the ability to import content from PowerPoint. Almost half (49%) of Adobe Captivate users on TrustRadius are from enterprises. Reviewers on TrustRadius note that Adobe Captivate is especially adept at creating interactive content and animations, easily integrates with other Adobe products, and is compatible with a number of third-party LMS products as well.

“Adobe Captivate is exceptional to support the creation of in house eLearning, video creation, more interactive PDF learning where an LMS isn’t available. Excellent for in house communications on a variety of topics. Because Captivate is aligned across the full design suite it allows designers to match microlearning, infographics and broader eLearning. We have not found ANY limitations to its capability.”

Susan Knolla | Director Talent Management | J.D. Irving, Limited

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Cornerstone OnDemand

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Cornerstone OnDemand is a talent management suite solution that includes a learning management module. It offers users features such as content authoring capabilities, a course library, social learning, assessment creation, compliance management, ability to track employee progress with learning analytics and reporting, and mobile device compatibility for mobile learning. As part of the full Cornerstone OnDemand suite, companies can easily integrate the learning management module with the other pieces of the platform. These include recruiting, performance, and HR products. A majority (58%) of Cornerstone OnDemand users on TrustRadius work for enterprise companies. Reviewers appreciate the level of customization they can achieve with Cornerstone OnDemand and the unified nature of the platform which enables them to manage every part of the employee lifecycle.

“Cornerstone OnDemand is our global Learning Management System solution. It is centrally managed out of our Training and Education department, with second-level learning admins throughout the various global regions…All of the areas of the product are cohesively tied to one another for convenience and powerful cross-feature functionality. It has been developed organically from the ground up, so everything works together for a competent experience.”

Jamie Drahos | Learning Management System Administrator | Tennant Company

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Congratulations to the winners of the Top Rated Corporate Learning Management System Award!

Top Rated Criteria

Products included in the 2019 Top Rated Corporate Learning Management System list must have been in the top tier of their category TrustMap as of March 15th, 2019. To qualify for the Corporate Learning Management System Top Rated Award, products must have at least 10 reviews written within the past year, a TRScore of at least 7.5 out of 10, and must receive at least 1.5% of the traffic in their category.  Every reviewer is verified and every review is vetted before publication. Products are plotted on the TrustMap based on end-user data, including users’ likelihood to recommend scores as well as buyer research patterns. To learn more about TrustMaps and Top Rated methodology, check out this page.

About the Author

Megan Headley
Megan Headley
Megan leads Research at TrustRadius, whose mission is to ensure TrustRadius delivers high quality, useful and, above all, trustworthy user feedback to help prospective software buyers make more informed decisions. Before joining TrustRadius, Megan was Director of Sales and Marketing at Stratfor, where she was in charge of growing the company’s B2C revenue stream through email marketing and other channels. She enjoys traveling, reading, and hiking.

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