SkyPrep LMS Review

SkyPrep Inc.
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SkyPrep Inc.
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SkyPrep LMS At A Glance

Good: Unlimited content, courses and assessments regardless of plan selected, streamlined course management process, content creation tools that accommodate a variety of files.
Bad: Not intended for small offices or schools.
Bottom Line: Cloud-based LMS solution that includes an intuitive and easy-to-use interface and provides straightforward pricing plans.

Product Overview

SkyPrep LMS is an online training software that helps companies efficiently train their employees and customers. It has an intuitive interface with a clean design and layout. SkyPrep LMS is deployed in the cloud, so learners can access their course content from any device.

With SkyPrep LMS, companies can build courses, sell them to their external customers and track course metrics. Trainers can build and store an unlimited number of courses and assessments. Companies can also customize their LMS interface with corporate branding, logos and colors.

SkyPrep LMS is available in two distinct plans. Specific pricing is in our Pricing section below, but here are the details of what each plan offers:

Core – The Core plan includes unlimited storage space, unlimited number of users, and Learner and Admin roles. Other features are:

  • Email support
  • Access to resource center
  • Custom certificates, company URL and company branding
  • Unlimited courses, content and assessments
  • Ability for instructors and learners to communicate by messaging
  • Custom email templates
  • Course catalog
  • Instructor-led and live webinars
  • Assessment randomizer (a feature that selects assessments at random)
  • Ability to sell courses
  • Multimedia PowerPoint converter
  • Real-time reports
  • Ability to support up to 19 languages

Premium – The Premium plan includes all the features of the Core plan, plus:

  • Manager roles
  • Phone support
  • Customer success manager support
  • Advanced security controls
  • Custom user fields
  • API access
  • Single sign-on
  • Ability to limit access by domain and IP address
  • Advanced reporting
  • Course sharing module
  • Gamification
  • Sub-platform hierarchy
  • Workflow automation
  • Dynamic user lists
  • Checklists
  • Knowledge check
  • Custom SMTP
  • Customizable learner dashboard

Enterprise – The Enterprise plan accommodates over 1,000 active learners and includes all features of the Premium plan, plus migration services and multi-year discounts.

Finally, we want to briefly mention SkyPrep’s other product, the BoostHQ knowledge sharing platform. This product lets a company’s subject matter experts share their knowledge with other employees via documents, images, videos or other resources. Employees can also discuss specific topics within the platform.

Features

Here are some of SkyPrep LMS’ key features:

SkyPrep LMS allows companies to fully customize their learning interface. Administrators can upload their company’s logos, select colors and themes, create their own branded welcome screen and add additional images and icons. They can also customize pre-designed certificate templates with their company’s logos and colors or build their own certificates. SkyPrep LMS accommodates custom URLs and is also available in nine languages.

SkyPrep LMS has a course creation tool that lets users make courses within minutes. Users can upload any file, such as PDFs, Microsoft Office files, multimedia presentations, videos and embedded links. Content can be reused in other courses, so users won’t need to make new content each time. Users can also make assessments and surveys that can be automatically graded, as well as customized learning paths.

SkyPrep LMS integrates with OpenSesame, giving users access to a library of over 10,000 pre-built courses that can be imported directly into the LMS. It also integrates with these solutions for webinars training: ClickMeeting, GoToMeeting, Zoom and BigBlueButton.

SkyPrep LMS automates and streamlines the course management process by sending automatic emails and deadline reminders, and generating certificates once learners complete courses. Administrators can upload user names and data in bulk, group specific departments or learners, and set customizable access permissions (Admin, Manager and Learner).

SkyPrep LMS includes robust reporting tools, such as course performance profiles, user performance profiles, spreadsheets and visual reports, and the ability to view multiple reporting levels.

The company also introduced gamification functionality that allows trainers to create game-based (e.g., badges, points, leaderboards) learning experiences. They can track learners’ progress and reward them for their achievement.

Target Market

SkyPrep LMS targets midsize and large companies in all industries that want to automate their employee and customer training. We’ve listed 10 of its customers below:

  • Lynden Doors
  • Schindler
  • Viking Cruiser
  • YMCA
  • Southco
  • Cardlytics
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Inc.
  • Aimia
  • Segway

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Implementation/Integration

SkyPrep is a cloud-based service, meaning it can be instantly deployed and there are no implementation processes to go through to make the platform live. As soon as a subscription has been purchased, access is immediately granted.

And once a subscription has been purchased, the process of adding content, creating assessments, building courses and adding/enrolling users can begin. This process can vary depending on the quantity of items being added, but on average, users can expect a two-week period for implementation.

Previous course completion history can be migrated using a CSV file and more complex migrations can be done through the SkyPrep API.

SkyPrep LMS integrates to a wide variety of applications, such as Office 365, Google Apps, Dropbox, social networking tools and e-commerce companies. It also integrates to BambooHR and ADP.

Customer Service & Support

A full help center with over 300 articles is available, along with ticket, email and phone support, depending on the chosen plan. Complimentary onboarding sessions are also provided.

SkyPrep does have regular updates that include new features and improve the user experience. Based on user feedback, they add new features and other ideas to their product roadmap for future releases.

Pricing

The Core plan starts at $199 per month plus $100 for 100 active users per month. The Premium plan starts at $499 per month plus $100 for 100 active users per month.

SkyPrep requires prospects that are interested in the Enterprise plan to contact them for a quote.

Note that each plan has an overage fee of $5 per user.

Shortcomings

SkyPrep LMS is mainly intended for medium-to-large-sized businesses, so it may be too robust for small offices. Also, it focuses on employee training, so it’s not intended for schools.

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About

SkyPrep Inc. provide online training and knowledge sharing solutions for top companies. Its award-winning products serve over 250,000 users from leading companies in different industries and sectors across the world.

Time after time, its customers and industry experts have recognized SkyPrep’s products for their ease of use and outstanding customer support. SkyPrep was selected as the most recommended, best value and most user-friendly LMS in 2017.

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