Overall, eFront checked all of our boxes all the way down to our yearly allotted budgetary restrictions for an LMS. Here are literally most of the our requirements we used for our LMS research: Intuitive UI Full Admin Access (adding/deleting/editing) Metrics Reporting Scalability Email Options (e.g, Welcome, Reminders, Completed) Responsive Support Team Mobile Learning Video Hosting File Formats Supported (e.g., PDF, PP, Docx, SCORM, AICC) Reusable Modules Unlimited Space Version Control Course Completion Support? Assessment/Evaluation Support (e.g., set up quizzes) Easy Set Up/Maintenance LMS Pricing (e.g., one time, annual, SaaS) Onboarding Charge Per User Charge Webinar Support Training Question Support (peer to peer or teacher/student) Customization Portals (e.g., customer specific) Social Networking E-Commerce options (nice to have) Sandbox account available Bottom line, we really felt the value in our decision and never felt like we had to compromise on any of our requirements. Great LMS, Wonderful Experience, Excellent Customer Service!
What we liked most about the software the adaptability. Like most companies we had specific user types and data we wanted to be able to collect from every user. We not only wanted to collect the data, we also wanted to be able to setup specific learning paths and be able to run reports based on our classifications. eFront provided specifc - adjustable fields and open misc. fields we could use to further filter our users.
We didn't really have a con per se? We researched long and hard and worked in many sandboxes to find the right LMS for us. If we had any cons or concerns as we setup the LMS, eFront was available and more than willing to answer our concerns with workable options if necessary.
Michelle, thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We're glad to hear that after a lot of searching, eFront has been able to meet all of your needs. We pride ourselves on adaptability and reliability, so it's great to hear that we've hit the mark in these areas for your organization.
We're glad that your organization feels the value in your decision to work with eFront and of course, our Support and Customer Success teams are always on-hand if you need any assistance along the way.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Overall it has been easy to use and fit our needs to compartmentalize our users quickly. We have not even begun to use half of the features that are available just because the basics are so powerful. The reports can be quickly customized down to a specific user or course and all the way back up to total system logins and course completions.
Ease of course creation Flexible content types Custom user types Notifications by email of course completion and certificates Flexible pricing options Easily segment department using branches and putting an administrator over each branch Customize reports
Automatic updates don't always work The notice of an expiring license is displayed in all branches (not just the main level) Sometimes the backup is slow (which I believe causes temporary database "errors" that are resolved once the backup is complete)
Hello Joe! We're thrilled to hear that eFrontPro has been helping you to cover your training needs! Our team works hard towards this end.
Also, you will be happy to know that with the latest release:
- the automatic upgrade process is undergoing a refactor and will become more user friendly (and completely unattended)
- License upgrade messages no longer appear in branches
- Automatic Backups can be turned off from system settings, and one can perform them manually at a convenient time.
Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback, it really helps us improve!
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
It helps to run a simple learning management system to run online classes.
1. It a simple to use SAAS application which allows to run an learning management system for a newbie. 2. I provides the ability to create membership program and assign different user roles to the members.
1. It is way too complicated to make basic customization as it doesn't provide the access to its in built HTML files the only thing we could do is make changes in in built CSS files. 2. It costs higher than it should actually be priced at comparing with others.
Thank you for leaving us a review. We're glad to hear that you're finding eFront easy to use and that you're making the most of eFront's functionality. In terms of customization, each HTML template can be customised by taking advantage of the powerful plugin infrastructure which safeguards the system from breaking changes through upgrades. Our support team would be happy to walk you through this. eFront offers a Private-cloud, enterprise-ready solution focusing on security and flexibility. These are important features that should be taken into consideration when comparing with other, primarily public cloud, offerings. If you have any questions along the way, our support and customer success teams would be more than happy to hear from you. Thanks again for your review!
Likelihood to recommend: 6/10
Robust and comprehensive platform - expandable by developers and more technical-minded staff, but also easy enough to set up and use out of the box for average level people.
We most like the flexibility and robustness of the software. So many times, with many types of software like this, you find out only in the middle of a project that it won't accomplish everything you want it to. With eFront, it is quite the opposite - you will probably not need everything available, but as your enterprise expands and grows, the feature are there - waiting to be utilized.
The user manual could be a lot more detailed. The software is proprietary, and very dependable, but we find ourselves contacting support many times to figure out where something is or how to customize something - the good news is, their support team is AMAZING and HIGHLY CAPABLE!! Very solid engineers and technical support.
Many thanks for your lovely feedback! We're very glad to hear that eFrontPro proved to fit your training needs this well! Our technical team is always here to provide solutions to your custom needs.
Likelihood to recommend: 8/10
We love the flexibility we had with this product. We had many options on how we can enroll our customer base, either through building individual course tracks or using the curricula for large volumes of customers. We also like the user interface and being able to customize it for our company. It looks good and user friendly for our customers.
Support is sometimes a challenge as they are located in Greece. If we have a support question in the late afternoon, we'll have to wait for a response the next morning and we only have an hour or 2 to be able to talk about it before they go home for the day.
Thank you, Michelle, for taking the time to review eFront and letting us know how useful it has been to your business.
We’re pleased to hear you have found our product to be flexible and user-friendly. We’re also glad to inform you that we have extended our customer support hours from 2 AM EST to 6 PM EST to better cover our worldwide customer base.
Thanks again for your review!
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
No matter the type or size of your organization, eFront has a pricing option to meet your needs.
- Business Plan: $1,000 per month for up to 1000 users
- Enterprise Plan: $1,500 per month for up to 2500 users
- Large Enterprise Plan: $2,500 per month for up to 5000 users
- Tailored Plan: Custom price for over 5000 users
A learning and talent development platform specifically built for enterprises, eFront is equipped with features that can address all of your skills development and training requirements. eFront employs both online and blended learning to ensure regulatory compliance, improve workforce performance, and align your people’s skills with the organization’s core objectives. The app can be deployed on your server or private cloud.
Armed with a user interface that’s intuitive and easy to use, eFront is mobile-responsive and can be customized to suit your learning needs and reflect branding consistency across the platform. Courses can be created using the content you already have, such as videos, music playlists, photos and other images, PowerPoint presentations, documents, and even content from web sources such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Wikipedia.
eFront’s core features include mobile-responsiveness, customization, course development, blended learning, tracking and reporting functions, communication and collaboration tools, course marketplace, and gamification.
Used by Fujitsu, Honeywell, Autodesk, and other established organizations around the world, eFront is a flexible and feature-rich online learning and talent development platform that aggregates in one solution the processes and tools necessary for a fruitful and enjoyable learning experience. By default, eFront has three user types: administrator, professor, and student. New user types can be added anytime, depending on your need. Administrators can invite other users into eFront, create user segments such as branches and audiences, customize the platform’s appearance, specify gamification points, badges, and levels, set up notifications, among others.
Aside from the ability to quickly build courses, professors can create quizzes or surveys to gauge the effectiveness of the courses they offer. Learners are granted their very own student portals to view and access their assigned or chosen courses, monitor their progress, and keep track of their scores anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Lessons bundled together make up a course. Professors set up the timing and manner in which students gain access to the lessons, including the certifications awarded to them after course completion. eFront lets you put into good use any content you already have so you don’t have to create your materials from scratch. These can include slideshows, worksheets, presentations, documents, videos, images, charts, graphs, PDFs, and so on.
eFront also functions as a centralized repository where you can upload, store, and retrieve your files and course materials. When adding a new course, you’ll be asked to name and categorize it, identify the course type (online learning versus blended learning), and provide a short description. You may also include a course code for easier identification and retrieval, select the course’s language settings, indicate how many days the course will be available, and select the certification’s template from a dropdown menu.
Units, tests, and surveys can be added to your content, and previously exported eFront courses can be imported back into the platform. You can then select who the users of the course will be by ticking the check box corresponding to their names.
eFront supports two learning delivery types: online learning and blended learning. Online learning is when courses are exclusively accessible online, and blended learning is a combination of online lessons and face-to-face classroom-type learning. For students who can’t make it to a physical location to attend classes, eLearning is the perfect setup. Depending on the availability of the courses, lessons can be taken at the learner’s pace or as scheduled. Courses can also be made available offline.
Blended learning, otherwise known as mixed or hybrid learning, leverages the best of both worlds. This means discussions can be done in a classroom setting, and supplemental coursework can be accessed online. eFront is equipped with tools such as videoconferencing, discussions, personal messaging, collaborative content building, and calendar to facilitate communication and collaboration between instructors and learners. Third-party chat tools like Zopim can be integrated into the system.
The software also offers a gamification engine that uses points, badges, levels, and leaderboards to promote engagement and a healthy dose of competition among your students.
Aside from an audit trail that presents a timeline of all user actions within the system and details everything that happened to whom and when, eFront employs role-based access protocols where access credentials granted to users are based on their designations within the organization. Users, courses, and lessons are archived instead of deleted, so accidental deletion of this information can instantly be reversed.
Filters are likewise used to protect against attacks such as CSRF, XSS, SQL injection, and others. eFront uses security features such as two-factor authentication, IP blacklisting, custom password matching, and password expirations to prevent privilege escalation and unauthorized access.
eFront comes with a highly customizable user framework. You can use your company’s logo across the platform, as well as personalize the theme, layout, and functionality of the app. You can create pages and specify the type of content on each of those pages. If you have programming skills, you may access the software’s source code and tweak it to your advantage.
The site builder allows you to create web pages even without the help of CMS platforms like WordPress or Drupal. It enables you to promote courses on the main page, include “About Us” and “Contact” pages, even an FAQ page to your eLearning portal. You may also use the plugin API to extend the system as you see fit.
eFront’s user interface is responsive and automatically adjusts to fit any screen, be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. The app works well with all modern browsers.
eFront comes of the box with several tools and integration options for enterprise use.
To help with organizing and managing large scale corporate training and talent development, eFront supports Branching (separate environments within the same installation with their own users, courses, settings and themes), while User Types, Extensible User Profiles and Audiences make it easy to dynamically segment and manage groups of users and manage their access to the system.
Skills, a tagged collection of skills that can be offered by courses and assigned to users help with identifying training needs and setting up course prerequisites.
On the authentication front, eFront includes built-in support for SSO with the LDAP, SAML2 and Active Directory standards. Extensive reporting capabilities are also available, including user activity tracking and full logging of system actions. eFront also provides a comprehensive REST API enabling enterprise IT departments to integrate it with any third party platform or system.
eFront comes fully prepared for commerce, with built-in support for selling courses and accepting payments via PayPal and Stripe. For basic commerce use, eFront allows instructors to set their price for directly on a course’s page and start selling, while through its “Price Track” option, eFront allows administrators to create special offers such as discounts and premiums covering a particular set of courses.
Such offers that can be configured to hold only for specific date ranges and can also be constrained to specific user groups. eFront also offers native integration with the OpenSesame eLearning content marketplace, allowing instructors to buy SCORM formatted lesson content for reselling to their users.
Tracking sales takes place in the “Transactions” page, which lists all existing sales along with their details, allowing for a quick overview of the platform’s eCommerce activity.
Finally, the “Balance” page lists the learner’s remaining balance that’s available for buying courses (and, after they top app, can be used as a virtual currency within the platform).
Aside from its REST API that allows you to connect third-party systems, eFront readily integrates with Facebook for social media, WebEx and BigBlueButton for videoconferencing, and OpenSesame, an eLearning marketplace. You can also implement single sign-on (SSO) using SAML 2.0, LDAP or Active Directory, or using the available REST or plugin APIs.
eFront can be purchased as an annual subscription. More details can be obtained from eFront’s sales team. Free trials are available, no credit card information required.