What Is Skillsoft?

Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft provides a comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Business and Management Skills, Leadership Development, Digital Transformation, Technology & Developer, Productivity and Collaboration Tools and Compliance.

Who Uses Skillsoft?

Skillsoft works will many organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500. We are well represented in the Federal Government, Financial Services, Healthcare and Manufacturing verticals.

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Reviews of Skillsoft

Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.0
Value for Money
3.8

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Verified Reviewer
Digital Fulfillment Specialist in Barbados
Verified LinkedIn User
Publishing, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

One of the best self-paced learning platforms I've used. Great for quick sessions or certifications.

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: This software helped prepare me for some essential business certifications that helped me land a job soon after.

Pros:

This platform is great for improving your business and technology skills. its has a wide variety of courses from the basic such as Time Management to more specialized topics such as CompTIA industry certifications. The courses are structured in a logical progression which does not require new users to need a lot of 'hand holding' to master the concepts. The content delivery system is simple and easy so that users don't need to be tech savvy to start learning. Content is delivered in a mix of formats including video, text, and interactive simulations for some courses. Unlike other some other platforms, the content is broken down down into small time portions so that you can learn one concept when you have a few minutes to spare. This make it easier for persons who can't commit to hours at a time to get started. The platform is accessible on Windows and Mac systems and even mobile devices using Android and iOS. The makes for great anytime/anywhere learning as long as you have an internet connection. Companies can have their own branded home page and customise what content they want available to team members. There is also a set of Skillport apps that allow for offline viewing of courses. Team members can share recommendations and motivate each other to learn through the Skillport community.

Cons:

For a platform so well established the app could be better. While it does allow you to log into your account and search for courses, it doesn't have the other bells and whistles that make the web learning platform so advanced. For example you can pick up where you left off in a course you started on the web but you have to search for the course from the full set. The app doesn't seem to sync history with the web version. There's also no sign of the transcript section in the app which shows you all the courses you did before. Hopefully there are planned improvements.

Verified Reviewer
Human Resources in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Construction, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

20+ years of data packed into a robust reporting system

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: The ability to track completion of required courses to a global employee population.

Pros:

The reports we pull out of Skillport are amazing. You can dive down to the deepest level of information and extract exactly what you are looking for. The organization of courses and users was spot on. We have over 15,000 users and are able to track their progress in the system accurately.

Cons:

The system seems a bit cumbersome at times - uploading new content, pulling data that has been archived. We can't remove particular courses as they will delete the history that goes with them. The history needs to stay. The class information needs to stay, but the course needs to go away. The occasional users have a hard time finding a particular course to take. We require each employee to take 6 courses upon hire. At times we have to register them for the courses because they cannot find the one they are looking for.

Verified Reviewer
Global Lead, Learning & Organizational Development in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Consumer Goods, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Good platform for technical eLearning, not the best admin functionality

4.0 3 years ago

Pros:

Skillsoft has certainly come a long way since the days of Skillport. Percipio is no doubt a sleeker user experience, and their content has received a much needed refresh. As an admin for eLearning now in several different organizations, I've always leaned more towards Skillsoft as a vendor when it comes to technical content (programming, IT, cert prep, etc.), although their soft skills catalog is also pretty decent.

Cons:

As a platform, my main gripes are with the admin side. I've used other eLearning platforms in previous roles, and Skillsoft's admin interface is always the clunkiest. Terminology used is not always intuitive, and user and content management requires too many clicks.

Billie
Training Manager in US
Staffing & Recruiting, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Skillsoft-Percipio

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Compliance Training is so easy with this Percipio. All new hires that are set up automatically get the required compliance training that is crucial in this day and age.

Pros:

This product has so many options to offer as it relates to training, compliance. A great LMS tool and the customer service is outstanding.

Cons:

In the beginning it was a little intimidating learning how to navigate and set up employees. As time has passed, it has definitely gotten much easier to use.

Servando
Sr. Instructor Mentor in US
Information Technology & Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Skillsoft Review

4.0 7 months ago

Comments: The experience has been great, overall I would recommend it to other outside of our school. I use this training as well myself to keep myself up to date.

Pros:

Having the ease of access that this software provides is very helpful to our student, especially the ones that are making a career change.

Cons:

There has been outages, luckily it is not frequently. The issue is that when one thing goes out, after it is fixed the other goes out. For example, once the lab outage was fixed, the videos went into an outage as well. Again, this is not frequent. We have not had an outage in about 2 years.