Thought Industries


18 reviews(5.0/5)
18 reviews(5.0/5)

Thought Industries offers a cloud-based learning business platform designed to suit the needs of varying business sizes across multiple industries. All of the frontend learning experiences are customizable to be adapted for businesses in accounting, for-profit training and education, medical, media, banking, consulting, legal, and several others.

Key functionalities of the platform include drag and drop course authoring tools, a custom microsite and page builder, learner management capabilities, eCommerce integration, certification management, social learning and discussion boards, gamification, mobile learning, in-depth reporting and analytics, and SCORM compliance - all within one integrated suite. Learning sites are customizable through design management tools. Courses and certifications can be created using interactive authoring functionality. Discussion boards and galleries are provided within the system as well.

Thought Industries' learning business platform is a browser agnostic system. It is compatible with both desktops and mobile devices.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Cecelia from Optum

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    September 2018

    Thought Industries

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    Pros

    I am a vendor that uses thought industries, and I appreciate that it is customizable to my brand.

    Cons

    That it doesn't track user activity/completion. It would be ideal to have a program that shows what users logging in have completed-- such as video trainings etc.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Thought Industries, Thought Industries

    September 2018

    Thanks for your feedback! You can track learner progress throughout a course in the Thought Industries platform, as well as their course actions such as page views, course completions, certificates granted, and assignments submitted. We'd be happy to walk you through all of that. Just drop us a line at support@thoughtindustries.com, or give your Customer Success rep a shout.

  • Chip from Market Traders Institute

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    TI Foundational Review

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    We have a 10,000+ user base and needed to quickly and easily migrate/ courses from Moodle. TI is easy to work with and they got us set up with minimal pain. We needed to improve the end user experience and reduce the pain points transitioning from a legacy LMS to a new LMS. Our launch was very successful and we have received great end user feedback.

    Pros

    Ease of setup and use. Intuitive navigation. UI/UX.

    Cons

    Needs more functionality and less linear navigation. More robust data analytics and reporting. Ability to export all data to data warehouse.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2018

    I love it for its ease of use

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    Training financial professionals on certification training

    Pros

    I like Thought Industries for its ease of use. I am able to use it and make courses look nice with simplicity and ease. It doesn't take me long to enter a course! Wonderful!

    Cons

    No problems or issues really - it was easy to figure out and easy to use.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Abbie from SmithBucklin

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    June 2018

    I love using this software! Robus functionality with easily customizable settings.

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    Pros

    It's easy to use and customize things, and when I don't know how to do something there's a robust help site I can go to for information. The platform is capable of every function we need and they are always making improvements and adding functionality so we can stay cutting edge. I love that we're able to offer some education for free, and other courses at a cost for users. TI makes it easy for us to do both and the detailed reporting helps us track information about all of the users visiting the site. I genuinely love using this platform.

    Cons

    The platform can be a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for and in my book, this is well worth the investment.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Amber from IO Education, LLC

    April 2018

    We are very pleased with our transition to the T.I. platform and the opportunity for growth.

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    Pros

    We needed to transition IO Education learners and educators from an outdated, difficult to use, Learning Management System to a platform that was user-friendly, intuitive and easy to manage. Thought Industries was just the platform to get the job done! Their new Panorama feature helps us to accomplish our specific goals for varying client needs and several different use cases. All while creating uniquely branded learning environments for our clients, managing and updating all of our content in one place, and providing a simple content provisioning process to all admins. The Thought Industries Client Success team plays a critical role in being our partners to understanding our goals, and has directly connected us to Product when we needed to discuss additional features necessary to meet our needs. For example, the grading interface within our platform was difficult for our learners to manage and usage was declining.The open dialogue between IO Education, our Client Success Manager and the Product team influenced feature functionality innovation and the Thought Industries Product roadmap, resulting in scalable business outcomes.

    Cons

    There were a few features that we worked with the Product team to implement in order to reach our desired outcomes, but they were responsive and collaborative. We did like to see more UX flexibility.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Heather from Patterson Veterinary University

    April 2018

    Great experience, especially after using several other platforms.

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    Pros

    Thought Industries has been great to work with, especially after experiencing many other cheaper LMSs. You pay for what you get. Of course, there are limitations in the platform (as they all have), but many times, you can find a workaround to get what you need to accomplish (you just need a little bit of creativity!)

    Cons

    The biggest drawback is the reporting feature. It is not grand, and you have must download several reports and combine to get the data you are looking for. Second drawback is the notification system. There are not a lot of options, and no work arounds available in this area.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Theodore from Imperative

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    An incredible set-up experience with all of the support you need to get started!

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    Pros

    We needed to transition our training from an in-person experience to a purely online model and the Thought Industries platform has been just the tool we needed to get this job done. From the introductory training sessions with the TI staff, the detailed project map they provided after determining our training needs, and the availability of their support staff to quickly answer all of the questions we had along the way, this project never felt like more than we could handle. One of the rep had us up and building content in no time, and the number of page options available to us ensures that our training program never feels stale or repetitive! The learner analytics tools have been key to identifying our training wins and have helped us continue to iterate upon our tools and resources.

    Cons

    We would've welcomed the opportunity to host calls from within the platform, but this wasn't a requirement for our training. I'd also love to see a built-in spell check feature.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jim from The Hackett Group, Inc.

    November 2017

    Using platform for a year to deploy training for our clients.

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    Pros

    Course development is easily accompished without coding. Courses are easy to navigate from learner perspective.

    Cons

    Back office administration features seem to be an afterthought. Simple things such as sorting client lists aplhabetically or resetting student progress isn't possible with the current release. Many questions to product support are interpreted as a request for additional instructional design consulting hours.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jim from Newton Institute

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2017

    Company and software met or exceeded our high expectations for an LMS partner and software platform

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    Thought Industries LMS has been a great foundation for supporting our online and blended training course development

    Pros

    The software is flexible, intuitive, current/leading-edge technology, and relatively robust from a functions and features perspective. It is also geared towards the new wave of elearning businesses and hybrid training programs - which best fits our needs.

    Cons

    No major concerns overall. In the details, the software is highly customizable, but this flexibility requires a relatively high degree of technical acumen to fully exploit.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Katie from Trading College

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2017

    The choice to go with Thought Industries was simple. We saw a lot of similarities between companies.

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    More interaction with students, modern look and feel.

    Pros

    Before launching an online learning experience, we were more in-person based in our teaching. The Thought Industries platform has been great in that it allows us to create the same level of engagement and customer longevity but within an interactive online experience.

    Cons

    There are some limitations to the available features but there are constant new update and releases providing us with exciting new features to use for our students.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Carol from HabitatU

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2017

    We found it to be an easy to use platform that was accessible right out of the box.

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    We were able to create another revenue stream, while at the same time push out our content in a different way.

    Pros

    It's ease-of-use has allowed my company to venture into e-learning without having to master other software programs. We can focus on the 'learning' part of the equation, and not get tripped up by a complicated platform.

    Cons

    While the platform is very easy to use, it still requires becoming familiar with the tools. That process has takes some time.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tory from Civiello Communications Group, Inc.

    June 2017

    Thought Industries is the best!

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    Pros

    One day after being pitched on the platform, we were sold. We're now able to provide learners with a series of courses via custom learning environments branded uniquely to each client which is great. The learning experience is user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing from a design perspective, and the platform itself has a lot of bells and whistles.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Haydn from Craft Beer & Brewing

    June 2017

    Great learning platform

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    Pros

    Easy to build classes. Lots of functionality and flexibility. A ton of different content types in lesson - text, presentation, video, audio, more.

    Cons

    Not a lot of integrations with other software providers but easy enough to work around with Zapier/scripts.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Brett from Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC

    May 2017

    Platform does everything we want - with variety and ease

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    Delivers what we want to to our students.

    Pros

    Right now, the Thought Industries' platform does everything we need it to. We are using the audio features for lectures, using video for course intros, and have enabled discussion boards for learners to use throughout their learning experience. One feature we are thrilled about is the webinar integration -- it's perfect for us. Down the road, we hope to use the webinar features within the platform to lead lectures and deliver different screenwriting genres and have customers buy them one off or as a subscription.

    Cons

    The platform isnt the cheapest on the market. Nonetheless, we decided to go with Thought Industries because a company we admire was using it to deliver learning to their clients.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Beth from Becker Professional Education

    October 2016

    Great platform, talented team and tremendous support

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    We were looking for an online learning partner with a quality platform and experienced and talented team to stand up our program quickly while working hand in hand with us to ensure the best possible student experience....we found that with Thought Industries.

    Pros

    The Thought Industries client services team is great, and works with you to understand your needs and can create new features and customizations for your business. We were able to work with them to rapidly build and launch our site in two weeks time, and the platform allows us to easily create new learning experiences.

    Cons

    So far the experience has been outstanding.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Valerie from Innovative Educators

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2016

    Modern, Clean, User-Friendly, Powerful

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    We have been extremely satisfied with Thought Industries! We reviewed and demoed over 20 "LMS" vendors during our evaluation process, but after seeing the features and benefits Thought Industries offers, the choice was clear. The platform provides everything we need to quickly and easily build high-quality learning sites and online courses but also has the flexibility and scalability we need to be able to fully brand and customize the learning experiences for our 150+ customers. We aren't easy clients and Thought Industries has worked with us on every issue, question, or suggestion. The customer service has been phenomenal!

    Pros

    Creating sites, pages, and courses is simple thanks to the user-friendly drag and drop interface, but it's also powerful enough to handle unique customizations. We¿re able to easily scale as well as provide customers with the targeted content they need.

    The learner experience is clean, modern looking, and mobile-friendly, which was important for us as most of our learners are on the go. In addition, Thought Industries updated their platform to accommodate our ADA accessibility requirements.

    Another big advantage is we no longer need to work with disconnected technologies to build, distribute, and track our courses and customers -- everything is done right within the platform! One-stop shopping!

    Fun Comment: One of our staff loves TI so much, she will often say, ¿I want to have their digital baby¿. Sounds strange, but we feel that strongly about our partnership and collaboration with TI.

    Cons

    We've been very happy working with Thought Industries! We would have loved to experience a trial version, but they walked us through a very detailed demo and put our use cases into action for us!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jody from Penton Media

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    August 2016

    Robust online learning solution for continuing / professional education

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    Value for Money

    We run multiple learning businesses here at Penton across a variety of industries such as agriculture, technology, waste management, and the IoT. When we decided we needed to upgrade our online learning technology to something more modern and engaging for our users, we wanted to make sure the new system could handle the scale, customizations, and had the flexibility we were looking for. After quite the evaluation process, we ultimately landed on Thought Industries and we've been very happy with the selection. The platform and the team are great to work with, and really provide us with everything we need to be successful with our continuing / professional education offerings.

    Pros

    The robust feature sets and flexibility. Every month new features get rolled out we can take advantage of, and we're able to utilize the platform in a variety of ways which are unique to each individual learning business. The eCommerce functionality and monetization options are also helpful as we offer up our courses in a variety of ways across all of our sites (some are free to enroll, others require payment). Overall, the platform is solid and enables us to build and launch new learning sites quickly, and the in-course learning experiences have been a significant improvement for our users.

    Cons

    There are cheaper alternatives out there, but you get what you pay for in my experience. With Thought Industries, we view them as a business partner who is committed to our success, and it has been 100% worth the investment.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Matthew from F+W Media

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    August 2016

    Great solution for revenue focused learning businesses

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    We've really enjoyed working with the Thought Industries team, and their learning solution serves our needs very well. We are currently running over 15 consumer facing learning sites and offering hundreds of courses with the platform, and it's been a very positive experience so far for our organization.

    Pros

    Being able to create and deliver sites/courses has streamlined our ability to go-to-market. The learner experience from within the courses is very engaging, especially for instructor-led courses where direct interaction and communication is crucial. The eCommerce functionality is great since we can sell courses and get insight into the financial data with the reporting and analytics features.

    Cons

    Totally satisfied.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Thought Industries, Thought Industries

    August 2016

    Thanks for the feedback!

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