Skillsoft Review

Skillsoft
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Skillport
Skillsoft
1998
Nashua, NH
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45 million+ users
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Skillport At A Glance

Good: Curated Aspire Journeys paths based on roles or skills, AI algorithms that provide personalized course recommendations, blended learning support.
Bad: Customers have mentioned the interface is outdated and can be hard to navigate at times.
Bottom Line: Cloud-based LMS software that empowers employees to boost their skills or career development.

Product Overview

Skillsoft Percipio is a learning experience platform (LXP) that provides relevant and engaging courses to help employees boost their skills and development. It has curated learning paths that empowers employees to build upon their new skills, and it uses machine learning to provide personalized content recommendations based on the employee’s interests and activities. Percipio also has an unique benefit of “meeting the employee while they work” – meaning that employees can access a microlearning course on the task they’re currently working on directly from their browser via a plugin.

There are numerous benefits to the software, such as:

  • Flexible content options (e.g., custom content, content from other providers)
  • Blended learning
  • The ability to promote employees learning achievement with digital badges
  • Employees can access videos even while offline
  • Integration with third-party HRMS and learning management systems (LMS)

Features

Here are some of the key features of Skillsoft Percipio:

Aspire Journeys – Aspire Journeys are curated role-based or skills-based learning paths that map the progression of the employee’s career development. The paths are based on over 100,000 competencies and skills that Skillsoft curates into 700 channels, and each path includes different learning content (e.g., videos, audiobooks), practical on-the-job exercises and digital badges to celebrate accomplishments. Percipio currently has two main programs: Technology and Developer and Leadership and Development. The Technology and Developer program supports 17 Aspire Journeys and 68 role-based tracks, while the Leadership and Development program has 10 Aspire Journeys.

Content – Administrators can create tailored learning paths that include custom content, off-the-shelf courses and more. They can create their own content using SCORM, AICC or other file formats, and Percipio can store files up to 200 GB for free. Administrators can also source courses from Skillsoft or another content provider (e.g., YouTube, Coursera, SharePoint).

Blended learning – In addition to online learning, administrators can track their instructor-led training (both virtual and in-person) programs. Percipio has a centralized portal that allows learners to register for virtual or in-person classes with a single click, and it sends notifications for registrations, waitlists, class changes and course reminders. Administrators can track the program’s effectiveness with dashboards and reporting features.

Digital badges – Employees can earn digital badges when they complete a course, track or an Aspire Journey, and they can share those badges on their social media accounts or their resumes. The badges are secured and validated through a blockchain and comply with the IMS Global Learning Consortium Open Badge standards, which ensure each badge is portable and personal to the learner.

Target Market

Skillsoft supports organizations in all types of industries, such as engineering, education, financial services, government and hospitality.

Here’s a list of 10 organizations using Skillsoft’s solutions:

  • Altran
  • American Red Cross
  • Bayer
  • Comscore
  • Global Payments
  • Hill International
  • Hitachi Consulting
  • Indian River State College
  • Sila Heating & Air Conditioning
  • University of California

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Implementation/Integration

New clients will work with Skillsoft’s Implementation Consultants team who will tailor the solution and implementation strategy based on the organization’s needs and requirements. Skillsoft offers additional services, such as custom development and learning strategy and analysis.

Customer Service & Support

Users can browse articles in the knowledge base, submit a ticket or contact support by phone, email or live chat.

Pricing

Skillsoft doesn’t publicly release its pricing information. Please contact the vendor directly for a price quote.

Shortcomings

Some customers have mentioned the interface is outdated, making the solution difficult to navigate at times. Also, new users can experience a learning curve with the software.

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About

Skillsoft delivers digital learning, training, and talent solutions to help organizations unleash their edge. Leveraging immersive, engaging content, Skillsoft enables organizations to unlock the potential in their best assets — their people — and build teams with the skills they need for success. Empowering 45 million learners and counting, Skillsoft democratizes learning through an intelligent learning experience and a customized, learner-centric approach to skills development with resources for Leadership Development, Business Skills, Technology and Developer, Digital Transformation, and Compliance.

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