Grovo is an innovative, web-based Learning Management System designed to teach contemporary professional skills and Internet usage best practices through a proprietary microlearning approach.
Grovo offers over forty-five hundred video assessments and lessons that cover a myriad of useful topics such as social media, online marketing, project management tools, and more; companies can also choose to upload their own content in the form of videos, powerpoint presentations, and documents as well as create their own training assessments to ensure employees are learning exactly what they intend. Many notable companies like ConstantContact, Chevron, Pitney Bowes, and Sotheby’s use Grovo – in fact, one hundred of the Fortune 500 are currently using the system.
Grovo’s expert team develops each sixty-second video in-house with professional videographers, while comprehension evaluations are constructed by former GMAT and LSAT question writers. Grovo adds new lessons each day, so companies can feel confident that it can keep employees current on the most relevant technology; people accessing the system will find that the interface is attractive and easy-to-navigate.
We like the fact that it only takes a few minutes to get started using the system. Administrators can onboard all relevant users, group them, and quickly archive, delete, or replace them. Reporting and analysis tools provide comprehensive data on progress, strengths, and weaknesses.
Since it’s fully web-based, Grovo can be accessed from any computer or mobile device, including iPhones and iPads, and we think it’s suitable for companies of pretty much any size or industry. Grovo has received mention from The Huffington Post, PC Mag, and The New York Times, but companies can come to their own conclusions about the system prior to making any commitments with a free 14-day trial.
Heather from Equity Lifestyle Properties
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Employees number: 1-50 Employees
Vendor is amazing to work with. Extremely collaborative from the customer success managers to the coders in IT. They want to know what we need so they can consider it internally from a coding perspective and the client success managers do absolutely everything they can... go above and beyond so much that they truly are an add to your team in L&D. I couldn't be happier. In addition, the video content is relevant, precise, to the point and effective. I've received GREAT feedback about the content. The platform is easy both to use and to administrate behind the scenes. Couldn't be much simpler!
There are a couple things with the platform I would change. Mainly they the search feature does not work for internally designed content, just the vendor's created content.
You should consider their product and services. Everything they do is based on the new trend of micro-learning. Very applicable!
Bruce from Focus on You Strategy
This product is easy to use and is a fantastic way to learn...the Micro learning approach is very useful along with the multiple platform approach. This makes learning the system quite easy. You can also pretest prior to learning the content. Overall, Grovo is quite good
We had difficulty uploading our own videos and having them work properly on the site...we're working through a few solutions..
Make sure you try all aspects of this software...we're working hard to resolve issues...
Chris from TradeSTAR
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Employees number: 501-1,000 Employees
The grovo produced micro learning videos are a fun interesting way to learn.
They sold me on being able to add our own content to the LMS to train our people. When we did, we were never able to get it to work right. When we migrated to a moodle site, the same content worked flawlessly. They do something on their end that prevented our SCORMs and videos from working properly and their support team was never able to tell us what it was they just gave us ideas for ways to work around the issues, like hosting the videos on vimeo and linking to them. Why do I need Grovo then?
If you are looking for pre-packaged generic content on soft skills or hard skills training Grovo might work for you. If you want to upload your own training content, stay away from Grovo.
Wes from Indian Lake School District
Employees number: 101-250 Employees
What I like best about Grovo is there approach to Mircrolearning. This approach makes learning take less of a toll on the user/learner. I also like that multiple platform approach. Content can be accessed from a desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device. Their learning meets you right where you are. You could be in the airport, doctor's office, or waiting on your child to finish practice. Regardless, you can access Grovo's platform and learn one task at a time. Right now I control our school's dashboard and I enjoy the fact that Grovo will allow its users to pre-test prior to learning content. Since each learner comes with their own background knowledge, you will be asked a set of questions prior to learning the content. Based on your responses, you will only need to view and learn what videos it realizes you are in need of. As educators, it is nice to see a company differentiating just as we are expected to.
The least I like about the vendor is the price. It is fairly costly for a business, school or organization.
Make sure you are well versed with it before making a judgement. Plus, software like Grovo is continuously improving. I was an independent user prior to my school's interest and Grovo's content and interface have improved greatly.
Michael from Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty
Specialty: Real Estate
Employees number: 1-50 Employees
Grovo is an innovative platform that delivers high quality content to workforces across the world through a simple to use interface designed to empower users to learning more effectively.
Grovo is solving a critical problem through microlearning. Just because the videos are short, doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared to spend more time than you planned, not because you have to, but you will want to.
You do not need to look any further for your LMS solution, you are in the right place, reach out to Tudor Saitoc in sales who will help you find how Grovo can work for your company.
David from eShipping
It's easy to use and is very smooth. The transitions from screen to screen are very slick. I like that I can put video with my tests so that my trainees have visual reinforcement.
If you are in a noisy area it is hard to concentrate.
It is really helpful to have a software that is easy for your employees to use, and easy for you to maintain.
Heather from PAVE Specialized Training Of Military Parents (STOMP) program
The Customer Service we have received has been exemplary. They have followed up when we have had concerns or difficulties. We've been very pleased with their willingness to work with us.
It has a few glitches, such as the post chapter testing that we had difficulties with, but those were fixed quickly.
Consider your audience. This would not be a tool I would use in a college environment, not because it isn't robust enough, but because it can be difficult if you are trying to move freely between chapters.
Andrew from eShipping
What I like most about Grovo is that it takes the responsibility of training every new hire off my plate. With Grovo, I can create the training in virtually any format, and it becomes the gift that keeps on giving, training new hire after new hire while I focus on other initiatives. Grovo is simple to use and has very helpful reporting tools built in. I don't have to micromanage my employees. I just set the due date, and a weekly email lets me know where everyone stands!
One thing Grovo does not have that other products do have is an award-based platform that allows users to earn badges and pendants. Not that it is necessary, but people like to see their accomplishments and work toward goals. Grovo doesn't provide a great incentive-based learning style.
The choice of training platforms may come down to price and functionality. There are platforms out there with a lot more functionality and bells and whistles, but for the price, I didn't find anything that would compete. Grovo does everything I need it to and is simple to use.
Geoffrey from Dermetrix Health Systems
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
I originally came across Grovo while I was looking for soft skills training to upload to the LMS that we were using at the time. I demoed Grovo's platform to check out their content library but quickly found that I much preferred Grovo's interface to that of our other LMS.
I have no complaints with Grovo. Keep up the good work.
Don't discount the value added by Grovo's videos when comparing their platform to other LMS options.
Roger from Greenfield Capital
Grovo's LMS platform is very user-friendly for both the learner and the admin. Every Grovo employee I've interacted with has been honest, personable, and genuinely helpful.
When I was in the buying process, the salesperson was a bit pushy about closing before the end of the month. However, he never crossed the line to become bothersome, and in the end, I was very happy making the purchase when I did, as I was able to get my team learning right away.
Demo as many products as you can; it's impossible to know how well an LMS will fit your needs unless you experience it firsthand.
Roger from Greenfield Capital
The sales team is extremely knowledgeable and doesn't seem to mind spending a lot of time with each client.
I haven't had any issues with Grovo or their product.
Keep your users in mind. Pick a system that won't confuse or overload them.
Jane from Allied Insurance
The Grovo team seems to work together well. In my experience, sales and tech are in close contact. Grovo's platform is the most intuitive LMS that I've had the pleasure of working with.
I have no complaints with Grovo. Any issues (few and far between) are quickly addressed by our account manager.
Ignore the fluff offered by other LMSs, determine exactly what you need from your platform, and find a product that executes on those features.