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Brilliant Directories
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All-in-one directory & member management software

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Brilliant Directories product overview

Price starts from

145

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Brilliant Directories?

Brilliant Directories is a cloud-based directory software which allows users to create directory websites using built-in themes, with tools for lead generation, member management, payment processing, and more. The system is designed for online member communities and associations of all sizes, and is available through subscription or one-time payment.

Key benefits of using Brilliant Directories

  • Brilliant Directories offers customizable themes, with control over layouts, font styles, colors, and branding, and also includes a range of developer tools for advanced site customization and theme creation.

  • Users can customize the integrated search modules to allow visitors to find content and members by location, category, or keyword, and custom drop-down menus can also be created.

  • Free and paid membership packages can be created, with options for monthly, semi-annual, and annual billing, and more than 40 control for member access restrictions and privileges.

  • Integrated payment processing allows users to accept one-time payments and setup recurring subscriptions, with automated payments, tools for managing past-due payments, and sales of additional products and services.

  • The built-in library of over 50 customizable email templates covers welcome emails, forgotten passwords, account upgrade confirmations, and more, and users can also create and send newsletters to subscriber lists, and segment members for marketing communications.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Phone Support
    Chat
    Email/Help Desk
    FAQs/Forum
    Knowledge Base

    Training options

    Webinars
    Videos
    Live Online
    In Person
    Documentation

    Brilliant Directories pricing information

    Value for money

    4.8

    /5

    658

    Starting from

    145

    Per month

    Flat Rate

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    Brilliant Directories features

    Functionality

    4.7

    /5

    658

    Total features

    87

    3 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Reporting & Statistics
    Activity Dashboard
    Third Party Integrations
    API
    Data Import/Export
    Alerts/Notifications
    Customizable Reports
    Mobile Access

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    Brilliant Directories users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.7

    /5

    658

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.28/10
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    Pros
    They are professional and have excellent technology that fits my needs. Their platform allows for users to monetize it and Brilliant Directories is not counting my potential revenue.
    The customer support people are great. Also, their Facebook page has a very active community that shares ideas and is there to help you 24/7.
    Overall, Brilliant Directories is the best solution for me. I used the free trial option for a week and loved it. It is so easy to use and it's an awesome product even without the VIP Add-Ons.
    Cons
    No page templates to choose from. Html coded) - No Trial/Free membership - Sitemap not working with search engines.
    A little concerned about the 10gigs of space and bandwidth, that seems very low for a directory.
    We really don't have any major or minor complaints about the software. I was expecting that something so complex, with tons of features, would be a nightmare to set up and run.

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    Steve C.

    Used daily for 1-2 years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    These guys are truly passionate about letting normal people own productive and customisable websites

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    I managed to create a website which allows me to work from home and make some extra money to help with the bills. I created a top-notch website with no knowledge of programming or coding, thanks to the great work done behind the scenes by everyone involved with Brilliant Directories. They are truly passionate about their work, and it shows.

    Pros

    My previous website built by another company started falling to pieces due to the fact that the programmers wanted to charge me an arm and a leg for every comma or full stop I needed to add. I could not do any alterations myself, even though they had promised that I would own the code. In the end, I lost all my google rankings and it became ineffective. I was about to lose all my members and 3 years...

    Cons

    Even though Brilliant Directories offer website templates for most types of businesses, varying from Yellow pages type, to Real Estate to Events to Jobs, if you have a website concept that doesn't fit exactly into a template, then you need to do some customisation. For this you need to pay extra. The learning curve increases the more different your concept varies from the templates. There are so...

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    Volkan S.

    Photography, 1-10 employees

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Right Choice!

    Reviewed 3 years ago
    Pros

    I tried almost every membership and directory software in the industry. Overall, Brilliant Directories is the best solution for me. I used the free trial option for a week and loved it. It is so easy to use and it's an awesome product even without the VIP Add-Ons.

    Cons

    I'll let you know once I open it to the world. I haven't tested it with the real members yet.

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    Nasser G.

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    So far, not bad

    Reviewed 8 years ago

    On the positive side, Brilliant Directories is very easy, in fact effortless, to initially get up and running. That's good. On the negative side, I'm finding it difficult to understand how to customize the system according to my needs. I am a web developer with years of experience with php, javacscript, SQL Server, etc. I just a simple set of documentation which tells me how I can access the source...

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    Vendor response

    Hi Nasser! Jason Haloossim here, founder at Brilliant Directories. As a developer you have tons of access to your source code to make higher level edits, queries and more. Join me in our next Webinar Wednesday where you can get free live support on your website and ask questions about where to access things in the your admin area. REGISTER FREE (all are welcome): https://www.brilliantdirectories.com/workshop We do these about every 2 weeks and it's a great way to learn more about how BD works. I hope to see you in the next webinar and will look out for any questions from you. All the best, Jason Haloossim Brilliant Directories

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    Tim J.

    Real Estate, 11-50 employees

    Used daily for less than 6 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Great

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    I'm now ready to take my business to the next level and we can level up without breaking the bank!

    Pros

    BD is easy to set up and use, and has the best value on the net!

    Cons

    It's not you, it's me! I just wish I had more time to utilize all the features properly. In time!

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    Faruk B.

    Used daily for 6-12 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    Out of the box directory business model

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    The fact that I can test my business model is very good. I was able to quickly get a directory site up and working while I was planning other aspects of my business like the marketing etc...

    Pros

    With Brilliant Directories, it's very easy to get a directory business up running very quickly. It has so many templates to choose from to suit your business needs. There are so many ways you can customize your site. From the colors to fonts etc... Also, I believe that its very SEO friendly for not just me the admin but other businesses who list their business on the site. Looks very professional.

    Cons

    Few things I don't like. 1. Brilliant Directories hosts your websites for you. I would've liked to host my sites on my own servers. 2. Some of the VIP add-ons could've been given on the frontend for free. Just simple things like social logins should've been free. 4. Businesses can't seem to create their own categories. We the admin of the site have to create these. Would so much better if the businesses created the categories & sub-categories and these get added to the search functionality. 3. Nothing to help retain your users. Something like a built-in customer loyalty program would be really helpful to keep users coming back.

    Brilliant Directories FAQs

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Brilliant Directories offer?

    Brilliant Directories has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $145.00/month
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


    Q. Who are the typical users of Brilliant Directories?

    Brilliant Directories has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Brilliant Directories support?

    Brilliant Directories supports the following languages:
    English, French, German, Spanish


    Q. Does Brilliant Directories support mobile devices?

    Brilliant Directories supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does Brilliant Directories offer an API?

    Yes, Brilliant Directories has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does Brilliant Directories integrate with?

    Brilliant Directories integrates with the following applications:
    authorize.net, Pabbly Connect, PayPal, Zoho CRM, Kindful, Zapier, Gmail, ClickFunnels, Trello, Stripe, Google Translate, Slack, Drip, GetResponse, Eventbrite, SurveyMonkey, Mailchimp, Mailjet, Google Maps, HubSpot CRM, Google Sheets


    Q. What level of support does Brilliant Directories offer?

    Brilliant Directories offers the following support options:
    Phone Support, Chat, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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