Trainual

Easy onboarding and training software for growing businesses

About Trainual

Trainual is an app that makes it easier than ever to build training manuals for new or existing employees, customers, contractors, interns and volunteers alike. The platform enables business owners, managers, and human resources professionals to organize operational knowledge, document standard operating procedures, create repeatable, scalable processes, define role-based responsibilities and assign training workflows with built-in accountability.

With Trainual’s automated onboarding module, managers can assign content by role, department and location and ensure that employees receive only the most relevant information when they need it. The testing functionality allows managers to monitor the progress of their team training and have the confidence of knowing everyone understands exactly what they need to. Additionally, Trainual will automatically notify employees about any changes to previously completed training materials and ensures that they review the updated content.

Users can easily search SOPs and training materials for keywords within Trainual from the desktop app, the Chrome browser extension, or on-the-go and in-the-field with the Trainual mobile app.

At first login, you can add a logo and select a color scheme to custom brand your account. Invite your team members, and select one of our pre-loaded process and procedure templates from the Template Library to start building out your account with content in minutes.

It's easy to embed images and GIFs to make training more fun using the free stock library and GIPHY integration on Premium accounts. Add surveys, videos and customized forms into learning material then organize content in step-by-step sequences and by user roles and responsibilities. Use the built-in screen recorder tool to record and explain a process when a video overview is the easiest or best way to explain and train on it.

Trainual integrates with productivity tools such as Gusto, Zapier, Google Docs and Sheets, Slack, Asana, Teamwork, Basecamp, Dropbox, Typeform, Harvest, Dotloop, Linkedin, and more. Use the admin panel to grant user permissions and allow others to update and edit subjects—Trainual is easier when you crowdsource your company content and organize all that tribal knowledge.

Trainual stores data on a PCI Level 1 compliant cloud-based server and multimedia files are stored in an Amazon Web Services cloud storage.

Pricing starting from:

US$99,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Trainual

• Document Everything You Do In One Place: Trainual is more than an onboarding and training tool. It’s an interactive wiki for your business. Once your team starts documenting what they do, you’re on your way to building a turnkey operations manual and long-term memory bank.

• Automate Onboarding & Training: Associate content and processes by role, department, or location to create templates and automate your onboarding. If you hire someone new for that role, just assign them and they get everything they need to know and nothing they don’t.

• Stop Repeating Yourself: Instead of answering the same questions and explaining the same processes over and over, make it easy for employees to access all the information they need to do their job right the first time and every time.

• Test Employees On Their Knowledge: Ensure your people know how to do what’s expected of them with simple tests built into automated sequences. Track logins and monitor user progress. Screen your new hires or prospective employees for comprehension and commitment.

• Retain Talent & Reduce Turnover: The easiest way to keep good people around is to ensure they never feel lost in their role or in your company. Nurture and develop their skillsets and keep them in the loop with easy ongoing training.

• Cut Costs & Boost The Bottom Line: Think about how much time you spend getting each new hire up to speed. Some stuff has to happen face-to-face, but a lot of it is pretty basic. Now what’s your billable hourly rate? How much money could you be saving if you cut training time by 50% or more?

• Powerful Search For Referencing SOPs On The Go: Search for keywords and topics across all of your company’s training materials and SOPs to find and reference or update whatever you need when you need it.

• Push Updates To Your Team Automatically: As soon as any content is changed or added in Trainual, any employee who has previously completed that subject will get a notification that there is new material. They will have to log in, review, and re-complete to stay in the know.

• Embed Videos, Forms, & More: Do you use Typeforms for company-wide surveys or record how-to videos using Loom Screen Recorder? Maybe most of your training content lives on YouTube. Great! Embed it all and organize it into subject tracks by role or responsibility.

• Live Saved Changes While Editing: Create subjects and knowledge flows, auto assign content to new employees in specific roles, and use photos, videos, or upload existing docs to make training easier than ever. Never have an out of date or inconsistent training manual again.

• Custom Brand Your Account: At first login, you can add your logo and select custom colors for your account to get everything in line with your brand. Then, add your team, assign roles, and start creating subjects in no time.

• 1000+ Easy App Integrations: With native integrations to Gusto, Rippling, and Zapier, connect Trainual to the ecosystem of apps you use everyday to boost productivity across the board.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$99,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Trainual "Subjects" view showing training modules your completion percentage, and the team members on assigned to each subject.
Trainual "My Desk" view showing your assigned and completed (or incomplete) content.
Trainual Subjects Outline view for easy editing, brainstorming, and arranging.
Trainual Topic User view, showing a video step type.
Trainual Template Marketplace where you can select process and SOP templates or examplars for content quick-starts
Trainual Account Info editor where you can set account level brand styles and personal information
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Features

Total features of Trainual: 78

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Business Process Control
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Library
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Analytics
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Job Description Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Multimedia Support
  • Notes Management
  • Online Forums
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Policy Management
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real-time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Support Software
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Tracking
  • Succession Planning
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Task Management
  • Templates
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • Wiki
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(239)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,8/5
Customer Support
4,8/5

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Rashad G.
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Employee training software

Reviewed on 2021/02/27

Generally, I do enjoy to be part of this software that earned many things and many prosperous...

Generally, I do enjoy to be part of this software that earned many things and many prosperous worker that easily skipped the adaptation process through Trainual.

Pros

It does provide the user friendly that what and well designed interface enhance the quick working in the software. To create the training by selected the members through the software is amazing that makes possible to categorize the training and programs according to the needs of the member of the team. The possibility to make some edits on the categorization is stunning. The newly-joined member of our company in the entertainment department could enjoy the chance to adopt the skills and functions in a constant way that will make huge profit.

Cons

To be honest, I do not see any serous problem in general, however, I would tell that the new functions are extremely important. I would be happy to have the special access the learning platform like Coursera or Udemy that some member of our department could benefit from these selected courses. Besides, I want to express my concern about lack of customization possibility that could result in the time saving in the work process.

Response from Trainual

Hey, Rashad! Thank you so much for taking the time to review Trainual. We're super excited to hear that it's making training your new hires much easier! And that you've enjoyed using it. We also appreciate your feedback on adding more customization options. We're currently working on new ways to customize your team's experience, so stay tuned! If you have any questions, always feel free to reach out and we'll be glad to help.

Wade S.
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The answer to what I was looking for

Reviewed on 2021/03/22

Overall it has been great. It is easy to use and figure out and it is helping me go deep in...

Overall it has been great. It is easy to use and figure out and it is helping me go deep in systemizing my business.

Pros

We have high turnover and being able to make initial training part of the hiring process have helped us weed out applicants who are not serious. It also provides a great way to get people to complete training before being eligible for raises and promotions. I like how I can track the progress of my team, and quiz them to ensure comprehension, as well as the different media I can implement to help drive home certain points.

Cons

The pricing model that does not include all of the features unless you pay the premium right off the bat. It takes a long time to get all of the systems into Trainual, and I am not able to release it right away to my team so I didnt want to pay the premium if they were not going to be able to access the features right away. I will probably upgrade to the premium later on and revamp my lessons, but I am a bit conflicted about having my team go through re-training at that point just to see some flashy new features that I would have liked to implement at the beginning.

Response from Trainual

Hi Wade! Thank you so much for leaving a review. We're so happy to hear that Trainual has helped to make your training process more efficient and you've been able to systemize your business with it! And thanks for your feedback on our different plans. The good news is that if you do upgrade, you won't have to make your team go through their training again (unless you'd like them to). Everyone's completion percentage will remain the same when you upgrade. If you do have additonal questions about upgrading or anything else, always feel free to reach out and we'll be glad to help!

Michael C.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Other for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Don't sign up for the free trial

Reviewed on 2020/03/10

Really disappointed. We had high hopes.

Really disappointed. We had high hopes.

Pros

We didn't have enough time in one week to take advantage of the software. We did find the software very expensive for what it was, and the page loads were very slow, but we also wanted more time to review before committing to what we saw as high monthly fees.

Cons

When I went to cancel the free trial, it was very difficult. I was forced to go through a customer service rep - by the time I managed to cancel, our free trial had ended and our credit card had been charged. I felt deceived. If this experience was better, I would have been more likely to consider them again in the future - we are now looking elsewhere. The customer experience after-the-fact was not a good one.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Just what our company needed!

Reviewed on 2019/05/20

Overall, Trainual is something that every company needs, big or small. It's important to have a...

Overall, Trainual is something that every company needs, big or small. It's important to have a process where you can train your employees and then test them to see if they understood what they just learned. Trainual helps you do that with ease and helps your whole team get up to speed at the same time.

Pros

Trainual allows you to easily create a way for your employees to learn of a new subject and then they can take a test to get tested on their knowledge of the subject after going through the training materials. For our large company, it allowed us to get our employees certified, so that we felt confident that they knew the new information on the new product we were rolling out.

Cons

There are no cons that I have been able to find.

Response from Trainual

Thanks for the review -- Happy we were able to help get your team up to speed!

Stephanie G.
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Excellent Product to help Organize information and small businesses

Reviewed on 2020/11/17

It's been a great tool and time saver.

It's been a great tool and time saver.

Pros

How it organizes information easily and tracks whether users have gone through material.

Cons

I wish there was a way to set up a billboard with information we can put info into so that we could easily have access without clicks into things that we can see at all times.

Response from Trainual

Hi Stephanie! Thank you for sharing your thoughtful feedback. We'll be sure to pass along your comments about a Bulletin/Billboard feature have you experimented with Forums? That might do the trick! Please feel free to let us know if you have any other questions or feedback.

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Trainual offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$99,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Pay Monthly: PRO PLAN starting at $99/month for up to 25 users PREMIUM PLAN starting at $149/month for up to 25 users Annual Billing (get 2 months free): PRO PLAN starting at $83/month for up to 25 users PREMIUM PLAN starting at $116/month for up to 25 users

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Trainual has the following typical customers:

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

Trainual supports the following languages:

English

Trainual supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Trainual integrates with the following applications:

ActiveCampaign, Asana, Basecamp, Cognito Forms, Copper, Dropbox Business, Flock, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Forms, Gusto, Harvest, HelloSign, LinkedIn for Business, Microsoft SharePoint, Rippling, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, Teamwork, Typeform, WordPress, Workable, Zapier, dotloop

Trainual offers the following support options:

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

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