About 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

Key benefits of Thought Industries

• 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.

Devices

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

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Thought Industries provides a complete learning management & training system for businesses
Users can create multiple micro-sites and learning portals
The software offers various authoring tools such as videos, quizzes, presentations and flip cards
Users can also monetize the course content created using e-commerce integration features
Reports on sales, financial performance and other key metrics can also be generated
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Features

Total features of Thought Industries: 148

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Alerts
  • Account Management
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Audience Targeting
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Tracking
  • Churn Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Competency Management
  • Conferencing
  • Content Creation
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Contextual Guidance
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Synchronization
  • Decision Support Software
  • Discount Management
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Alerts
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Feedback Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • In-App Training
  • Instructor Management
  • Instructor-Led Courses
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Launch Management
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Media Import
  • Media Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Onboarding
  • Online Catalog
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Preview Functionality
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Quizzes
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Revenue Management
  • Rewards Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self Service Tools
  • Self-Enrollment
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Paced Courses
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Social Media Integration
  • Status Tracking
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Portal
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Text Analysis
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • User Onboarding
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Website Management
  • Widgets
  • Win / Loss Analysis
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(68)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,2/5
Customer Support
4,5/5

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Abbie D.
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  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2018/06/04

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.

Nicole S.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Thought Industries, more partner than vendor

Reviewed on 2021/03/17

Overall, our experience has been wonderful - most importantly the people that work at Thought...

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!

Ken L.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Problematic Implementations

Reviewed on 2021/03/16

It's a very capable platform, it's got great options, and it looks very sleek on the frontend, but...

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.

Erin W.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Not your standard LMS

Reviewed on 2021/03/16

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

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.

Alexandra P.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

A Growing Product With Lots of Potential

Reviewed on 2021/03/16

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

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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Thought Industries has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Thought Industries supports the following languages:

Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Thought Industries supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

Thought Industries integrates with the following applications:

Cisco Webex, Facebook, GoToTraining, GoToWebinar, Google Analytics, LinkedIn for Business, Oracle Eloqua, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Segment, Stripe, Twitter, Zapier, Zoom Meetings & Chat

Thought Industries offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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