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Thought Industries

Powering the Business of Learning

4.56/5 (68 reviews)

Thought Industries overview

What is Thought Industries?

Thought Industries is driving the future of online learning through modern, engaging , and interactive online learning experiences. We provide everything you need to create, distribute, and manage your enterprise learning initiative — from course and content authoring to commerce, licensing, reporting, and more.

The Thought Industries Platform makes it easy to handle complex learning operations at scale.

Key Features:
• Native Course and Content Authoring: Create interactive and varied learning experiences with ease
• Panorama Client & Cohort Management: Build and distribute branded microsites and client portals
• Gamification: Incentivize learners with awards, badges, certifications, and leaderboards
• Social Learning: Boost learner engagement through peer collaboration, discussion boards, social sharing, galleries, learner notifications, and more
• Blended Learning: Scale your training initiative by combining in-person, virtual, and online courses from within your online learning site
• Integrated: Connect with your current tech stack via our integrations suite (Salesforce, Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Stripe, Adobe Connect, Zapier, Segment, Zendesk, and more!)
• Performance Reporting: Gain operational insight into how your learning site is performing with our advanced reporting capabilities
• Curated Learning Paths: Offer sequential learning or training to lead learners through a milestone-based experience
• Monetize Learning: Sell your content and courses to open up additional revenue streams via your learning site
• Connected to LMSs: Distribute your courses and content to third-party sites leveraging our API, SCORM Connect, or xAPI

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), German, Japanese, Portuguese, French
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Thought Industries user reviews

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Abbie D.

I love using this software! Robus functionality with easily customizable settings.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It's easy to use and customize things, and when I don't know how to do something there's a robust help site I can go to for information. The platform is capable of every function we need and they are always making improvements and adding functionality so we can stay cutting edge. I love that we're able to offer some education for free, and other courses at a cost for users. TI makes it easy for us to do both and the detailed reporting helps us track information about all of the users visiting the site. I genuinely love using this platform.

Cons
The platform can be a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for and in my book, this is well worth the investment.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Nicole S.

Thought Industries, more partner than vendor

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-03-17
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, our experience has been wonderful - most importantly the people that work at Thought Industries have been a dream to work with, specifically [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] from the customer care group who helped us get transitioned from our old LMS, and [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] from technical support who has helped us work through some technical issues. I do really think of them as partners, more than a vendor.

Pros
Our team is really using more of the features of Thought Industries now that we have our system up and running. What I like most it how the content is organized in the system, how easy it is to assign all of the settings available, and also how easy it is to assign access and use the panoramas to keep different audiences organized.

Cons
We are struggling with getting a stable certification exam running on the system. Also, I wish the details page could be visible regardless of the subscription model assigned to the user. Lastly, I wish the "back" arrow within the left hand navigation was truly a back "one page" button.

Response from Thought Industries


Thank you so much for your kind sentiments, Nicole! We love to hear how we are more than a vendor to our customers. We have also passed your Cons along to Product and CX for a status update and consideration. Thank you again!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ken L.

Problematic Implementations

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-03-16
Review Source: Capterra

It's a very capable platform, it's got great options, and it looks very sleek on the frontend, but for god's sake, it is a PITA to use sometimes, and in a lot of cases it feels like it's presenting problems that have easy solutions, solutions that can and have been implemented long before elsewhere.

Pros
The software is fairly easy to understand and straightforward in most aspects regarding setting up e-learning and online courses. Nothing is vague or unclear, and there are a number of avenues for implementing courses and content, pricing, and enhancing the student's experience with the product via discussion and supplemental materials. It's a very fully-featured learning platform, well done in that regard.

Cons
Why on earth are some aspects of course creation not better streamlined? I've had to go through and manually re-enter so much information on highly similar courses. Certificates in particular are a huge pain point; nearly every single one of ours follows the same handful of templates. Why can I not save certificate templates and select them to be pre-generated on courses? It's a huge timesink to have to go back and click-drag the same information over and over again, instead of having templates to import and only adjusting when text is cut off or looks weird. Bulk purchasing is another weird one; I want customers to be able to purchase any number of courses based on the pricing scheme I've set up, and not have a predefined list of bulk purchase options. Why is there not, at the very least, an option to put a NumericUpDown control on that page instead of a listbox that I have to populate, and let the user set their own number of courses to purchase? That makes way more sense than manually filling out two to four dozen "packages" of courses. And there's so much manual saving, literally a save button on every page, and it's so easy to miss or forget about it when you have to go and plug in all this information manually, to come back to a course with a bunch of blank entries. It should save entries automatically when you navigate away from a page; if I make a mistake, it's easy enough to go back and change it, but I can't stand having to double back and re-enter data.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Erin W.

Not your standard LMS

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-03-16
Review Source: Capterra

We feel like we have a partner in our virtual learning experience, and that's important.

Pros
We like the ability to subgroup our customers into groups which allows us to assign a "manager" that can assign and manage content to users. We like the mobile responsiveness and the ability to access clear content from anywhere. The course build-out functionality is very easy to use and offers many ways to engage the learners. Reporting feature is robust and provides the ability to customize your reports based on your need.

Cons
Native webinar functionality still needs some work- but happy with the road map.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Alexandra P.

A Growing Product With Lots of Potential

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-03-16
Review Source: Capterra

We have grown with TI. They do a good job of trying to meet us where we are.

Pros
I do like that TI is working to improve the platform all the time. They aren't afraid to roll out new features to stay relevant.

Cons
We have had several instances where things stopped working as expected, and users admins were affected. Sometimes things change in TI without warning that affects our users, and it puts us in a difficult spot.

Response from Thought Industries


Hi Alexandra! We wanted to take a moment to thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience which will be shared across our teams. We appreciate your partnership and look forward to continuing to grow with you!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Thought Industries pricing

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Thought Industries features

API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Assessment Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Mobile Access
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integrations
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Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Thought Industries

Key features of Thought Industries

  • API
  • BI Connector
  • Blended learning
  • Certification management
  • Communities
  • Course authoring
  • Customizable sites
  • Dashboards
  • Drag and drop tools
  • Embeddable Learning
  • Gamification
  • Integrates with CRM systems
  • Learning management
  • Progress reports
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Real time notification
  • Recommendation Engine
  • Reports
  • SCORM and xAPI
  • Sales reporting
  • Single sign-on
  • Student portal
  • Third party ecommerce integration
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Benefits

• Thought Industries is a cloud-based, end-to-end learning platform from which businesses build, manage, deliver, and distribute online training and learning initiatives.

• Get visibility into the data that matters most. Track everything from web traffic to client learning progress to financial performance. Gain a competitive advantage by drawing actionable insights from course interaction data.

• Streamline content creation though advanced native authoring tools and make modern, interactive online courses. Scale and distribute those learning programs across your client base with Panorama.

• Provide real-time updates on content and deliver instant notifications to groups or individuals based on user activities and interests.

• Native eCommerce suite to maximize the revenue potential of your learning initiative. Our monetization suite fits your enterprise business model, whether it be subscription, a la carte, pay-as-you-go, bulk purchase, or a combination of each.