Thought Industries is an online learning management platform that enables professionals as well as small, mid-size and large enterprises to create and distribute online learning sites, course content and training materials with employees, partners, clients and affiliates.
The software has a drag and drop interface that helps users to build and share microsites & branded learning portals with partners, clients or other internal enterprise learners. Users can create their sites and courses using design management tools such as CSS or HTML as well use authoring tools such as videos, quizzes, flip cards, tests, slideshows and presentations to customize interactive course content. The tool enables users to incorporate discussion boards & galleries to build a community experience and offers real-time data on site traffic, lead captures, course performance and financial data. Users can get a quick update on the performance of their learning business using dashboards that provide visual insights, key metrics and other important data. The software offers learner engagement reports to monitor and track user behavior and course status in addition to offering features such as certificate management and employee training management.
Thought Industries integrates with third party e-commerce portals to enable direct monetization of learning content. It can also integrate with CRM systems and marketing automation tools for seamless data transfer. Innovative Educators, IPG, Penton Media, Northstar Travel Media, TDWI, Craft Beer & Brewing and Zumba are among some of the organizations using Thought Industries' solutions.
We have been extremely satisfied with Thought Industries! We reviewed and demoed over 20 "LMS" vendors during our evaluation process, but after seeing the features and benefits Thought Industries offers, the choice was clear. The platform provides everything we need to quickly and easily build high-quality learning sites and online courses but also has the flexibility and scalability we need to be able to fully brand and customize the learning experiences for our 150+ customers.
We aren't easy clients and Thought Industries has worked with us on every issue, question, or suggestion. The customer service has been phenomenal!
Creating sites, pages, and courses is simple thanks to the user-friendly drag and drop interface, but it's also powerful enough to handle unique customizations. We're able to easily scale as well as provide customers with the targeted content they need.
The learner experience is clean, modern looking, and mobile-friendly, which was important for us as most of our learners are on the go. In addition, Thought Industries updated their platform to accommodate our ADA accessibility requirements.
Another big advantage is we no longer need to work with disconnected technologies to build, distribute, and track our courses and customers -- everything is done right within the platform! One-stop shopping!
Fun Comment: One of our staff loves TI so much, she will often say, 'I want to have their digital baby'. Sounds strange, but we feel that strongly about our partnership and collaboration with TI.
We've been very happy working with Thought Industries! We would have loved to experience a trial version, but they walked us through a very detailed demo and put our use cases into action for us!
We run multiple learning businesses here at Penton across a variety of industries such as agriculture, technology, waste management, and the IoT. When we decided we needed to upgrade our online learning technology to something more modern and engaging for our users, we wanted to make sure the new system could handle the scale, customizations, and had the flexibility we were looking for. After quite the evaluation process, we ultimately landed on Thought Industries and we've been very happy with the selection. The platform and the team are great to work with, and really provide us with everything we need to be successful with our continuing / professional education offerings.
The robust feature sets and flexibility. Every month new features get rolled out we can take advantage of, and we're able to utilize the platform in a variety of ways which are unique to each individual learning business. The eCommerce functionality and monetization options are also helpful as we offer up our courses in a variety of ways across all of our sites (some are free to enroll, others require payment). Overall, the platform is solid and enables us to build and launch new learning sites quickly, and the in-course learning experiences have been a significant improvement for our users.
There are cheaper alternatives out there, but you get what you pay for in my experience. With Thought Industries, we view them as a business partner who is committed to our success, and it has been 100% worth the investment.
We needed to transition IO Education learners and educators from an outdated, difficult to use, Learning Management System to a platform that was user-friendly, intuitive and easy to manage. Thought Industries was just the platform to get the job done! Their new Panorama feature helps us to accomplish our specific goals for varying client needs and several different use cases. All while creating uniquely branded learning environments for our clients, managing and updating all of our content in one place, and providing a simple content provisioning process to all admins. The Thought Industries Client Success team plays a critical role in being our partners to understanding our goals, and has directly connected us to Product when we needed to discuss additional features necessary to meet our needs. For example, the grading interface within our platform was difficult for our learners to manage and usage was declining.The open dialogue between IO Education, our Client Success Manager and the Product team influenced feature functionality innovation and the Thought Industries Product roadmap, resulting in scalable business outcomes.
There were a few features that we worked with the Product team to implement in order to reach our desired outcomes, but they were responsive and collaborative. We did like to see more UX flexibility.
From day 1, I've been incredibly impressed with TI, their platform, and their customer support. There was a bit of a learning curve to navigate through the admin side and understand all of the functionality, but how else would you engrain in the trenches of such a robust eLearning hosted experience. And their Voice of the Customer process for submitting real-time feedback and product improvements is awesome! Their customer support is unmatched and always ready to dive in and find solutions to my errors or admin requests.
The TI Platform has such a myriad of page types and lesson functionality that we keep our learners entertained and progressing while tackling the tough concepts of accounting and finance.
The reporting functionality is improving, which I like. At first, I was generating custom reports as requested by clients, and it seemed like the most basic of information regarding learner progress was overlooked. Clients wanted to know percentage completion by learner within each course, rather than the basic reporting fields of "Started" and "Completed" which were so black and white. I believe the dev team is working on making this reporting more mainstream and I'm encouraged by that.
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.
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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• Thought Industries is a cloud-based end-to-end learning solution that helps users to create and share course content, course videos, quizzes, slideshows, presentations and micro-sites.
• The tool generates reports that help to track and analyze real-time data and site metrics such as traffic, sales figures, user engagement and course performance.
• The application offers customizable features that let users create branded learning microsites, learning portals and storefronts using advanced design management tools.
• The product provides real-time updates on all distributed content and delivers instant notifications to groups or specific individuals based on user activities and interests.
• Thought Industries offers single sign-on capabilities to create a seamless user navigation experience and uses real-time Webhooks, third party tracking scripts and SFTP to securely transfer data.
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Thought Industries offers the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available
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Thought Industries has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business
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Thought Industries integrates with the following applications:
Cisco WebEx, GoToWebinar, Google Analytics, LinkedIn, Mailchimp, Marketo, Oracle Eloqua, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Twitter, Zoom
Thought Industries offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials