MATRIX LMS is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) designed for businesses that offers course authoring, skill tracking, social learning, assessment, e-commerce, and more.

MATRIX LMS helps businesses create a custom platform, as well as organizations for each department and a network of sites. Instructors can create different types of courses such as self-paced, instructor-led and microlearning. The solution also features curriculum management which ensures that the designed courses cover all the competencies in the curriculum. Users also have analytics, reporting templates and custom reporting tools at their disposal to keep track of training progress.

MATRIX LMS also includes automation, gamification, adaptive learning and compliance for the purpose of personalizing training. The platform has a built-in e-commerce feature which allows companies to sell courses, bundles, subscriptions, digital media and more.

The MATRIX interface is responsive, and users can access courses through native iOS,  Android and Windows apps.



38 Reviews of MATRIX LMS

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 38 reviews

November 2018

Emma from AbleTo

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Matrix LMS

We use Matrix to keep track of training completion of our provider network.

Pros

This system makes it easy to keep track of where users are in a course and whether they have completed the course.

Cons

I've gotten many complaints from users who are having issues with video playback.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Terrific Flexibility, Affordable, but be prepared to invest learning time

Very Good!

Pros

Flexible pricing plans that are reasonable. Has terrific add on features and customization. The tech support is very responsive, thorough, and 24 hours on weekdays. Love that there is an App as a learner choice. Frequent updates enhance my administrator experience regularly.

Cons

1) Training aids will get you started but you have to spend a great deal of time, and trial and error in learning to manage your LMS, build courses, etc. 2) I lost some completion data records where there should of been a hard stop warning that this could happen before I made the change. 3) There is no weekend tech support which I would likely use only occasionally. 4) I can't configure slides to move horizontally in a single slide click through fashion. Rather, I have to either load them individually or leave it as a vertical scroll through of the entire deck.

November 2018

Hana from Tisserand Institute

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

A LSM that has it all - although sometimes you need to look for it

By far the most complex LMS while being "ready made" - so you can figure out how much customization you want to do, or just work with what is available. Love the community features. Still have to venture into badges and gamification, but that will come for sure.

Pros

The versatility and the amount of features and functionality.

Cons

Sometimes the settings aren't as intuitive as they could be, and it takes time and/or a chat with customer support (always quick and helpful, though!) to fine tune a course. I would appreciate a more robust user manual.

November 2018

Bronwen from Affinity Health

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Matrix review

Pros

The Appearance
User friendly for learners

Cons

Personalisation features for assessments (Cannot personalise group)
Gender equity (Should have male, female and non-binary options)
Pulling scores for groups is not an option

November 2018

Oscar from Sanki

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

VERY USEFUL TOOL FOR MANY PURPOSSES

The experience as admin and teacher has been great. The experience of the students and users has been nice but always with an improvement comment of something that for now it cannot be adjusted. Great platform aldough, it has fullfilled most of the company´s requirements. Thank you.

Pros

Very easy to implement, easy understanding of the process to create content, courses, paths, etc. The platforms base is really easy to navigate (admin)

Cons

There are some features that should be editable or personalizable to provide the user a better experience navigating. There is no drag and drop content option or chance the location of widgets, menu, boxes etc. This may give another good experience to the user.

November 2018

Marta from Legal Education

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

User Friendly

Excellent

Pros

User friendly interface and ability to undo misty easily

Cons

Some limited functionality in terms of assessment reporting

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Robust, Customizable LMS

It's been an overall positive experience. If given the option to purchase an LMS all over again, I would choose Matrix.

Pros

I love that Matrix is very customizable and is basically a blank slate for our needs. We can do nearly anything we need with it.

Cons

I don't love that it's not intuitive for everyone in the beginning. I've been using the system for two years and am the main point of contact at my 5000 person organization for the LMS and I still don't know how to use some of the features. A more organized, intuitive interface would be worth slightly more money.

November 2018

Moshe from Taldor

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Amazing functionality but support is not the best

Pros

We used Matrix in my previous job, functionality wise it is one of the best, you can do almost anything you need for you business.

Cons

Not the easiest software to use BUT when you get used to it it's great (like most software solutions) the support (at least in our region) was not the best, it took weeks sometimes to get mini bugs fixed.

September 2018

Donna from American Eagle Financial Credit Union

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Overall great product, not so admin friendly

As mentioned, overall the product is great and is doing what we need it to do, so far. It has been a long and slow process getting things off the ground as we are learning as we go since there are no user manuals even for the admin functions. There is still so much more that we want to do and believe MATRIX will be able to, it's just taking the time to figure out how to do it.

Pros

There are a lot of features that can be turned on/off. It seems to have everything we need to accomplish out goals for an LMS.

Cons

There could be better documentation, there are not user manuals at all. Searching for help is time consuming and may not always get exactly what you are looking for. You have to implement a lot of things to discover how they work. Wish the relationship was more of a partnership; we are on our own pretty much until we message for help and that can even take a while to get the response we need. Wish there was someone we could call to get direct answers.

Response from CYPHER LEARNING of CYPHER LEARNING

Replied September 2018

Hi Donna, thank you for your feedback. We do have user manuals for all types of users: administrators, instructors, and learners. The guides can be found on our website https://www.matrixlms.com/info/resources#section2 or in the platform in the Help Center, under Getting started guides. I hope this helps and please let us know if you need assistance with something in particular.

July 2018

Kirk from Singularity University

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

July 2018

Keeps getting better! Excellent support

Pros

- The support team is fantastic.
- The system is very easy to use.
- The dev team is constantly pushing out new features requested from the community and the feature set continues to grow!

Cons

- Given a lot of the new functionality being pushed out continually, certain bugs exist (as they do in most SaaS), but the team is always on it!
- There are various features you might expect to work one way, but sometimes they do not work as expected.
- The reporting seems robust, but is quite wonky and a lot of data you would expect to be captured is not.

July 2018

richard from CloudPay

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

July 2018

Very poor

Pros

It functions there is very little to say positive about it. It would ahve been an excelent platofmr in about 2000.

Cons

Format is primitive and hard to use would be easier to write a web page to host than using this. Billed us for significant additional time than we used using legalese to stop contract cancellation. Their support was rude in reply to us despitez admitting culpability.

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

May 2018

Good for starters, but has a long way to go...

Lots of storage space and content library for adding the same resources to multiple courses. Learner access constraints.

Pros

It's great for school use as long as instructors know how to use it. It's got all of the basic functions and great dynamic user access capabilities.

Cons

Configuration items are very non intuitive - it takes so long to figure out at what level do I need to visit the configurations to make changes to a course. The text editor is also limited, as are the media types available.

April 2018

Valentina from Ciexpro

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

Meeting MATRIX

Excellent Platform, recommended for beginners and experts in the LMS medium.

Pros

1. Very Easy to use. 2. Goog design of the platform. 3. Allow you to customize everything. 4. Is very cheap considering the functions it has.

Cons

1. They don´t have enought emojis in the chat and for Generation Y and Z, that is very important. 2. Sometimes it gets difficult charge the updates in time.

April 2018

Damaris from ABBA chemical Supply

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

One of the best LMS .. you have to try it

Pros

it is highly flexible or customizable, the graphical interface is elegant, it facilitates the creation of programs almost as in a tutorial .. It is quite intuitive.

Cons

It takes a while to adapt and know all the functionalities and benefits of the application, it is limited to perform manual backups of the content.

April 2018

Kris from Priebe Security Services

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

Great LMS with lots of functions and customizations.

Pros

Good software for the money, good GUI that is straightforward with where you are what you can do in the module. Ability to setup of tests, paths of learning and fun stuff a plus.

Cons

Can sometimes be difficult remembering what you can and can't do in certain roles and where you need to be to make changes. There needs to be a better way to manage and add content.

April 2018

Mayling from Ciexpro

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Matrix LMS

Pros

It has a friendly interface, and it's easy to use, and it has a lot of premade features that make easier the creation of courses

Cons

You need a little get used to the use, so it can be comfortable on the admin and instructor features

April 2018

Jose from Ciexpro

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

Excellent option for elearning implementation

Pros

Provides almost all the featrures we're looking for, like engagement, adaptation, responsivity, gamification, social learning, easy of use, we love this

Cons

We believe that integration and import and export functions may be more wide and open. Integration with others softwares would be more ussefully

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

A world of possibilities

I was able to dream further about my training programs than with other LMSs. I could see myself creating so many interesting paths and engaging users and students.

Pros

Matrix gives you almost any feature ever imagined for an online teacher. It gives you great resources for blended learning and I really appreciate its sophisticated design and brand image.

Cons

Lots of options can be a con too. You need to be a heavy user and eLearning pro to be able to really use the features. If you are inside an enterprise trying to start or improve Matrix can be a bit hard to understand.

September 2017

Niyeda from Apex HCM

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2017

The UI is so clean, intuitive for users and provides a modern experience that is visually appealing.

Pros

We have the paid version, Matrix. It has a lot of customizable features. It's easy to update and has a lot of training videos and screenshots to help you along the way.

Cons

I do not like not having a support number to call. All help request are submitted to the community. The support staff does respond quickly but sometimes it's easier to explain issues over the phone than having to take screenshots and explain your issues and then have to go back and forth with multiple exchanges to get answers.

August 2017

James from NeuroLeadership Institute

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

August 2017

We've used this Portal for several years, and it is satisfactory for our needs.

Pros

We are familiar with this software. It does everything we need it to do. Our participants are able to find what they need.

Cons

It could be prettier and easier to navigate. It can get complicated to find what you're looking for, and the ease of enrolling participants is cumbersome - a mail merge or excel sheet upload would be extremely helpful. The Calendar is a total mess, and requires constant attention in order to update it.