Elan by Brainier Software


 

Elan, by Brainier, is a learning management system developed for companies of all sizes. Businesses in hospitality, insurance, banking, consulting, training, property management, real estate, telecommunications and various other industries can adapt the platform to their needs.

Core functionalities of Elan include learning management, certification and compliance management, content authoring, extended enterprise, virtual classroom, social learning, mobile learning, course library, and SCORM compliance. Elan is equipped with a reporting wizard that generates learner and trainer user analytics. The system also offers a content library of learning materials. Custom securities can be set to allow different levels of user accessibility and security.

Elan is entirely browser agnostic. Users can access the system from mobile devices and remote desktops.

 

Elan by Brainier  - Main dashboard
 
  • Elan by Brainier  - Main dashboard
    Main dashboard
  • Elan by Brainier  - User profile page
    User profile page
  • Elan by Brainier  - Administrative dashboard
    Administrative dashboard
  • Elan by Brainier  - Reports dashboard
    Reports dashboard
  • Elan by Brainier  - Object management page
    Object management page
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

21 Reviews of Elan by Brainier

 

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Katie from Fraser
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Still Working

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

I like what the end user sees, and what they have control over. It's nice they can register for classes, upload external training certificates, and pull their own training history.

Cons

Its missing a lot of functionality we had hoped it would have, for example, conference scheduling.
It took more work and a lot more time to implement than anticipated. We are still learning...

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McKayla from NCS
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Impressive LMS

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Our Learning Application Specialist has been great in helping us get the system set up and running. Very patient and kind in his communications and support of our objectives.

Pros

Love that we have control over all functionality of elan, ease of use of the product, and the knowledge of customer service and service support team members.

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Kristin from Quinn Contracting Ltd.
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Implementation

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Excellent communication with Brainier team, weekly meeting are very beneficial. The team is very organized and helpful with our questions and they are very quick to respond.

Cons

Some of the work is quite technical with integrating Brainier and UltiPro and for someone without background knowledge in that area it can be frustrating and a bit difficult to understand what is happening in the process.

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Eric from Merrill Gardens
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Easy for Students to Use

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Elan is a suitable system for our organization's needs. The working relationship that I have with the Brainier team has been very valuable. I appreciate what they are able to offer and wish them continued success as they grow their customer base.

Pros

The student portal is very simple for our students to access and complete their courses. The user interface is attractive and training records are able to be retrieved easily. Elan meets our needs as our training environment has been put into the spotlight.

Cons

This is the third LMS that i have worked with. The admin side of Elan lacks some of the flexibility that I have experienced with other systems. Some of the logic tied to the admin functionality doesn't seem to align with my needs to administer the system.

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Kami from Quinn Contracting
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Implementation coming soon

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

Brainier seems fairly user friendly and can provides basic ways to create courses. The support we have from our rep has been excellent.

Cons

Other products have a library of template content you can use which is nice to make a professional looking end product.

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Dotty from Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

The product works well and ties in with our HR system. Setup was confusing and difficult, but it works smoothly now.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

It ties in with our HR system and communicates with employees through Outlook. There is a wide variety of content available.

Cons

Setup was very difficult and confusing. Communication with our HR company and Brainier could have been better.

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Dawn from Ameris Bank
Specialty: Banking
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Big fan of the Brainier LMS!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

At this moment, I don't have many cons...sometimes the cons are that I want something that isn't out there...as long as they are looking into what I want, that's all I can hope for. I have made choices that turned out to be not so great after a while...using the Brainier LMS is NOT one of those. I am still happy with it, still excited about it, and look forward to it's growth that brings our Company to a better place.

Pros

You can't speak of the LMS without talking about it's ease of use. It's the number one thing for users! It has to be easy enough for people to use so you don't spend all of your time walking people through managing their learning all of the time. The second thing...reporting! I get 95% of what I need out of the static reports and it provides me with numbers hat we couldn't get before. Yes, other LMS platforms may offer the same thing but these seem so easy...ties into the ease of use. Third, the implementation team, the help desk, and the sales team...these people are real people and do their absolute best to help in any way that you ask. They are never insulting when the problem is actually me. I trust them wholeheartedly to help me understand and work through what I need to. Having the freedom to personalize the experience is great. All my wants or concerns are considered and I have a platform for them to be reviewed... I enjoy the product and the people and look forward to a continued partnership and the evolution of the system which improves all of the time! And that Groupings tab is awesome...saved us a rewrite of our group structure! That's a big deal!

Cons

Cons...there are some improvements that could be made. I personally have a hard time with the custom reports, could be just me but I think there could be some improvement there. There are some little things like being able to delete things?! I fully understand why they don't have that feature but how about a "hide" or something, just to make it cleaner...we do make mistakes. I wish the lists would keep the filters on, like if I am looking at 100 users or objects per page, I keep having to select that...just keep the 100 or maybe just keep whatever my last choice was, idk. Sometimes I want more data in the static reports, like the "Tag" (I'll add that to the forum).

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Heather from ECS Corporate Services
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Easy to maintain.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Pros

As an administrator the product is easy to set up and maintain. The training and support that Brainier offers to support the product is outstanding.

Cons

I would like more reporting functionality that allow for tracking on items that are not complete..

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Michael from The Woodbridge Group
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

December 2017

December 2017

Great Saas LMS tool easy to set up with SSO

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Would recommend for global company. Many language available already.

Pros

Good tool. Easy to use and administer. All bells and whistles of LMS SCORM needed. Good selection of languages. Lots of security rights set up and easy configurable.

Cons

Need to allow better resolution on videos. A bit more selection of language like Thai and Hindi would be nice.

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Willow from Doyon
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Exceeds our needs in a learning management software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Help desk staff is friendly, helpful and responsive. The system is easy and straightforward for administrators as well as end users.

Cons

No complaints. The only suggestion which might make the LMS even more appealing would be to have additional high quality content which would meet our needs in certain areas so that I didn't have to search and vet additional providers.

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Jordan from Hargrove and Associates, Inc.
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

I recommend Brainier

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

Great product all around, could not be any happier with it and the Brainier team.

Pros

Interface is very user friendly for users and admins. The process for adding content is very fast and easy.

Cons

Just some small things that cold be fixed such as moving columns around when building custom reports.

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Tim from Gas South LLC
Specialty: Energy
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Easy to use with fantastic customer support!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

All is wonderful.....any cons are minor and not an issue. Carissa Massaro rocks!

Pros

Ease of use by end users, Reporting options, Customer service, Support, Price and value, system upgrades/ updates that are directly from what they hear from system admins / customers - very refreshing!

Cons

Offer more customization choices for look, formats, reporting drill downs, class completions status options....nothing big but I can dicuss more if anyone wants to talk!

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Lindsay from iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

A great LMS

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

From the administrative standpoint, Elan hits a lot of marks. It's easy to upload and organize materials, has an internal messaging system, and has nice search functionality.

Cons

Two things. You cannot clone documents (duplicate them and easily switch out new versions). And entering the times for instructor lead training classes is a little wonky.

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Ashley from Jacuzzi

May 2017

May 2017

Seamlessly fast transition and ramp-up to going live. I couldn't have asked for anything better.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support
Pros

I really like how easy it was from initial conversation through launch. This is the first LMS for our company, so it was really important we got it right from the start, and I know that we have done that. I also really like the gamification that's built-in because I was able to setup an incentive for everyone to get started with the site. Although they aren't software, I truly appreciate the customer support offered as part of the purchase. They are very responsive and act as my first line of support for login issues, pop-up blocking issues, etc.

Cons

Similar to all LMS options, there isn't much flexibility with how to organize the entire set of courseware available. There are really great advances with this recently, though so, this turns back into a pro because of how quickly they respond to user/admin feedback with new releases.

Review Source: Capterra
 

J. from Meda

October 2015

October 2015

Training Tracks for Career Improvement

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

I was given the opportunity to use this program through my company. I was hesitant at first because I thought that it was in essence more busy wok for me. I have found that TTN learning is a great training ground to refine, enhance, and develop skills that are vital to making me a well rounded employee professionally as well as personally.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Paquita from ProDrivers

October 2015

October 2015

The few times that I have used it, it was very easy to navigate through.

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

I cannot comment on the cons because I never ran across anything. I can say that it is updated on a regular basis and is a great learning tool no matter what industry you are in.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Adam from ASI

October 2015

October 2015

Great Training Utility

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

Easy to follow and very informative. Provides exceptional training and development in customer service.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kirsten from POET, LLC

October 2015

October 2015

Great and easy LMS

Ease-of-use

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Customer Support

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Product Quality
Quality
Support

A great LMS to use in a growing company. This is the third LMS system that I've used in my career and it's the best. Easy to implement, easy to assign and track completions and easy for managers to navigate. I would totally recommend this product to any size company.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Todd from John H Carter Company

October 2015

October 2015

Out of 15 systems reviewed, we chose TTN Elan

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

What matters to your organization most? GUI, Configurability, Ease of Use, Content, Support, Reporting, Content Management, Segregation of workgroups, Manager access and empowerment, Tagging, Supporting multiple entities???

TTN does a lot of things well, and their support has been exceptional. We have been a customer for a few years now, and we remain happy with our selection. Paired with a solid authoring tool, we have elevated training at our organization substantially. We also use Elan to distribute and track Policy and Procedure changes for compliance, handle routine onboarding HR training tasks, and to track safety/OSHA training for customer requirements.

If you are looking for bigger company capability with smaller company flexibility and responsiveness, you should include TTN's Elan in your evaluation list.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Greg from Lakeside Foods

October 2015

October 2015

Used with company sponsored training

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

Easy use
Training not to long or short depending on topic.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bill from Frasca International, Inc.

December 2014

December 2014

Elan: An Excellent LMS Supported by Superb Customer-Focused Service

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
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Quality
Support

The Elan platform is easy to customize to a company's learning needs. The platform is intuitive and links learners to excellent resources. All of this is supported by TTN's superb customer-focused staff. Whenever I have needed resources, TTN staff members have been there for me, helping me find resources and ways of delivering them effectively to learners.

Review Source: Capterra