The Academy LMS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

The Academy LMS

The world's most engaging learning management system!

4.08/5 (13 reviews)

The Academy LMS overview

Improve your teams performance by as much as 75% year-on-year, with a learning management system that uses the power of gamification, social learning and behavioural science to drive results.

Growth Engineering's learning technology solutions have helped companies like HP, BT, LOral Travel Retail, Flight Centre and The Financial Times to wage war on dull online learning and get a better return on their training investment.
www.growthengineering.co.uk

Pricing

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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 3 other markets, Europe, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish
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The Academy LMS reviews

Excellent
7

Very good
3

Average
0
Poor
3

Terrible
0
Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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  3.8
  4.6
Lauren Dearden

It's easy to use, the support you receive from GE is great, you can use the platform in any way.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

business engagement, making learning fun, people want to log on to gain XP and collect badges.

Pros
1. It's a place to capture all of the information within our business, not matter what department you work in. 2. The gamification is exceptional and works so well for us. 3. It's completely brand-able and you can make it your own and bespoke to how you want it to look and feel.

Cons
There isn't much that I don't like about this software, I think it's great. The only thing we don't utilise right now is the Classroom Events, as this doesn't seem to work for us.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Donna Paulson

Review of Academy LMS

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-24
Review Source: Capterra

I think this is a great LMS for our leaners who have some experience with computers but others do not find it very intuitive.

Pros
The implementation of our various modules, the fact that learners level up automatically when they complete each lesson, the badges make it fun for the learners

Cons
Sometimes things get fairly messed up with new updates etc. Things tend to go missing sometimes

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Steven Mills

Great system, but lacks advanced functionality

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-11-29
Review Source: Capterra

a lot of engagement

Pros
Gamified with points, clean look, easy to use. Being able to use points in an online store has had a huge increase in traffic.

Cons
Needs due dates, need due dates, need due dates, need due dates :) This system was purchased before I became director, but I would have eliminated GE because of this lack of functionality. Classroom management is clunky, a lot of effort in creating events and managing them. Also too many steps after the invite. Want to be able to skip the enroll process an just send out a cal invite with the even in one email.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Calum Ferguson

Lots of nice to have features, but some critical features missing

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-03
Review Source: Capterra

Having been quite excited to work with the academy, after seeing marketing materials etc in a previous role, I was more than a little disappointed.

Pros
Look and feel and some of the gamification features

Cons
Inability to do some critical things, such as set a due date on a course. Overly complicated method for things such as removing an invite. User management isn’t great either, with users who block their account not receiving password reset emails, and being added to a ‘leaver’ list where they will be deleted after X days(customisable) if not reactivated. This can be turned off, but then leavers need to be deleted manually; which makes it a catch 22 situation really.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Joe Valenti

Great company to work with. Very simple, easy to use software and great customer support.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-11-28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Software is easy to use. Offers what we needed to get our company into the new age of gamification and LMS.

Cons
The platform has some shortcomings as far as features such as not being able to assign due dates to content, assignment profiles/assigning content, and not a robust back end ability for the type of content loaded to the platform. Links cannot be added to plans and granted credit for, etc.

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The Academy LMS pricing

Pricing options
Free trial
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Please contact Growth Engineering for pricing.

The Academy LMS features

API
Assessment Management
Customizable Branding
Learning Management

Activity Dashboard (120 other apps)
Activity Tracking (69 other apps)
Attendance Management (82 other apps)
Attendance Tracking (75 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (89 other apps)
Calendar Management (72 other apps)
Communication Management (84 other apps)
Content Management (71 other apps)
Course Authoring (84 other apps)
Data Import/Export (72 other apps)
Progress Reports (70 other apps)
Progress Tracking (83 other apps)
Records Management (73 other apps)
Registration Management (75 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (112 other apps)
Self Service Portal (74 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for The Academy LMS

Key features of The Academy LMS

  • Gamifcation
  • Social Learning
  • Personalisation
  • Epic Meaning
  • Live Chat
  • Experts
  • Battles
  • Quests
  • Challenges
  • Assessments
  • Tests
  • eLearning
  • Videos
  • Reporting
  • User Profiles
  • Levels
  • Badges
  • XP
  • Leaderboards
  • Library
  • Timeline
  • Classroom Management
  • Calendar
  • Curricula
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Benefits

The gamification & social mechanics turn learning into an engaging experience. Growth Engineering puts emphasis on collaborative learning thanks to its social features. Users can interact with each others through live chat and knowledge groups as well as chat with experts to improve their skills.

Each user can track their personal progress thanks to the performance tab. He can see if he reached his objectives, track his competencies & see how many reviews he left.

Managers have access to analytic tools such as reports to assess the progress of their team members. They can also set up objectives to achieve by them.

Growth Engineering's API allows integration with many HRMS & ERP systems (including Salesforce, Sharepoint & Workday).

To encourage learning, Growth Engineering is available on smartphones, tablets & laptops.