What Is Brilliant Directories?

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Brilliant Directories offers an Affordable, All-In-One Member Management Solution to streamline all aspects of your membership website or association. A complete, turn-key solution with quick setup and free, unlimited support from real people. Includes website design, online payment processing, multi-level memberships, past due monitoring, premium member's only content, and more.

Who Uses Brilliant Directories?

We serve online membership communities who are looking for a streamlined solution to easily manage their website, members, payments and more.

Where can Brilliant Directories be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Brilliant Directories
  • Founded in 2008
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany and 4 others

Languages

English, French, German, Spanish

Brilliant Directories pricing

Starting Price:

US$145.00/one-time
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Brilliant Directories has a free version and offers a free trial. Brilliant Directories paid version starts at US$145.00/one-time.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Brilliant Directories
  • Founded in 2008
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany and 4 others

Languages

English, French, German, Spanish

Brilliant Directories videos and images

Brilliant Directories Software - Creat Your Own Online Membership Community
Brilliant Directories Software - Simple Setup and Easy to Use
Brilliant Directories Software - Private or Public Directory to Search Members & Business Listings
Brilliant Directories Software - Manage Members & Content from Your Own Admin Dashboard
Brilliant Directories Software - Track & Generate Revenue from Members, Sponsors and More
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Brilliant Directories video
Brilliant Directories Software - Creat Your Own Online Membership Community
Brilliant Directories Software - Simple Setup and Easy to Use
Brilliant Directories Software - Private or Public Directory to Search Members & Business Listings
Brilliant Directories Software - Manage Members & Content from Your Own Admin Dashboard
Brilliant Directories Software - Track & Generate Revenue from Members, Sponsors and More

Features of Brilliant Directories

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Advertising Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Customer Portal
  • Directory Listing Management
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Dues Management
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Event Management Software
  • Group Management
  • Ideation
  • Layout & Design
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Member Types
  • Membership Management Software
  • Membership Renewals
  • Moderation
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Profile Change Approvals
  • Profile Templates
  • Profile Visibility Controls
  • SEO Management
  • Search/Filter

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Reviews of Brilliant Directories

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
77%
4
21%
3
2%
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Tess
Tess
Physician in U.S.
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

The Perfect Directory Builder Software for the Non-Techie Newbie!

5.0 last month New

Comments: I've never built a directory or listing site before but when I finished, I was so impressed with my work that I couldn't even believe I built what I was looking at! If I had blog content already completed, I literally could have launched the first night I first started working with the software.

Pros:

I love this software because it is easy to use and has the perfect format for building an online directory. It is also easy to customize and personalize. I didn't have to know anything about what a directory should have as they've included everything. All that's missing is your original content.

Cons:

I prefer front-end builders. I normally use Divi, Elementor, Blocksy, etc and I can move so much quicker. It took me a while to finish which was due to the constant flipping to the front to evaluate my work.

Nigel
CEO in Guatemala
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Great software for Directory builders and membership sites.

5.0 last month New

Comments: The number one choice for directory software. I've been looking for a suitable directory software for some time.
The only viable alternatives to Brilliant directories are either way too expensive or WordPress based.
For me, WordPress is simply too risky to use for a business making money unless you are a WordPress ace or employ someone else to manage it.
I've had numerous bad experiences with WordPress and would rather spend my time making money than messing around with tricky software. Also my last WordPress site got hacked badly.
So, Brilliant directories is a no Brainer due to the security of Saas and ease of use.
I bought a comprehensive package, because if your serious about using the product, it has all the features you need with a generous member limit and the necessary bandwidth.
Navigating the software is very simple and the options for set up are comprehensive. I like the payment gateway features included and the way that I can set up the membership plans for my website.
I'll be interested to see what future features will be added, but make no mistake, this is not a new solopreneur startup as many thousands of businesses are already running on BD. Therefore the risk is negligible
It's 5 stars from me! Recommended.

Pros:

It's Saas based and very easy to get started with.

Cons:

There are some confusing plans to choose from. It's not cheap, but it could be worse. At the end of the day, you get what you you like pay for!

Alternatives Considered: ListingProWP

Reasons for Switching to Brilliant Directories: I wanted to avoid WordPress I researched other Saas options and Brilliant Directories appeared to be the best option based on what people were saying online.

April
Publisher in U.S.
Publishing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Great and Comprehensive Software for Building a Directory!

5.0 6 days ago New

Comments: My overall experience with Brilliant has been great so far. I love that there is a huge knowledgebase filled with articles and videos to help users create and enhance their directory websites. There is also a large and helpful community of users and Brilliant Directories staff members to help along the way.

Pros:

I am impressed with how customizable Brilliant Directories is and how easy it is to create and manage a professional directory website. I love the huge library of add-ons which allows Brilliant Directories users to create a website that meets their specific needs and use cases. Also, the incorporation of customer feedback into developing a mature product is obvious and just one of Brilliant Directories' many strengths. Brilliant Directories makes it fairly easy to create a directory website that looks fantastic and functions well.

Cons:

I haven't been using Brilliant Directories for a long time. But, so far there's not much that I don't like about the platform. In the past, I would have said that I'd like to see Brilliant Directories prioritize the ability to connect with other software. But that appears to be changing/improving very soon with the continued development of the API.

Andrew
Director in U.K.
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great system from start to finish

4.0 last year

Pros:

ease of use ease of deployment pricing good developer marketplace

Cons:

dynamic category layers client reporting on profile activity banner ad monetization limited

Alternatives Considered: eDirectory and DirectoryEngine

Reasons for Switching to Brilliant Directories: cost and ease of deployment. A site in a box from go, with no plugin work required

David
Director of Compliance in U.S.
Medical Practice, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Stop Looking Elsewhere

5.0 last week New

Comments: When it comes to building a membership site or a professional services directory, the range of options available is staggering. But if you've made it this page or have reviewed what Brilliant Directories offers, then look no further. You'll only be wasting more time. Brilliant Directories is a breeze to work with and the results look spectacular. Its feature set is ample, and the organization of its admin center and dashboard is first rate. Everything is layed out in a meaningful way, and the buttons and sections are labeled in plain English. No baffling technobabble and TONS of help videos that walk you through each process so you know exactly what to do. The support staff is awesome, being as friendly as they are helpful. Once you've done research in every other area, you'll quickly see the quality and passion behind this teams product and service. If you're looking to serve any professional niche with a membership site or experts directory, BD provides exactly what you want for the best results.

Pros:

The look and stable feel of the platform immediately spells quality of development; the organization of the back end is well thought out; the features enabling the selling of digital downloads, emailing, coupon codes, levels of membership; private member chat, and click-to-call... there's little that's lacking from the package or from available plugin-in functions.

Cons:

Initial storage and bandwidth allotments seem to be on the low side, but they know the numbers and assure us that most people never come close to or exceed those levels. Upgrades are always available if needed.