Xyleme

Xyleme LCMS


2.5 / 5
4 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Business companies of any size.


Average Ratings

4 Reviews

  • 2.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 2 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Xyleme
  • www.xyleme.com
  • Founded 2004
  • United States

About Xyleme LCMS

Xyleme is the Learning Content Management System (LCMS) of choice for the visionaries who are looking for innovative ways to change the way learning is created and delivered. ** Deliver a Better Experience - Make your content bite-sized, searchable, personalized, and available in or out of your LMS. ** Unlock Your Content - Free your content from proprietary formats and easily produce multiple variations. ** Cut Wasted Time - Stop reinventing the wheel, reuse and standardize.


Xyleme LCMS Features

  • Academic/Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Corporate/Business
  • eCommerce
  • eLearning Companies
  • Gamification
  • Learner Portal
  • Mobile Learning
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Video Conferencing
  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Brainstorming
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Cooperative Writing
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Group Calendars
  • Project Management
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Audio Content
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Indexing
  • E-forms
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editor
  • SEO Management
  • Text Editor
  • Version Control
  • Video Content
  • Website Management
  • Content Import / Export
  • Course Publishing
  • Gamification
  • Instructor-Led Courses
  • Interactive Content
  • PowerPoint Conversion
  • Self-Paced Courses
  • Storyboarding
  • Template Management
  • Test / Quiz Creation
  • Video Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Lifecycle Management
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • Information Governance
  • Mobile Access
  • Search
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management
  • Academic/Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • eCommerce
  • Learner Portal
  • Mobile Learning
  • Simulation
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Training Companies

Xyleme LCMS Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Game-changer for organisations seeking a robust (and outcome-driven) content strategy

Aug 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Xyleme's single-sourcing capability is an absolute gamechanger for any organization. It takes any and all content that exists within your organization and instantly transforms it into exponential amounts of potential. For any organization that is serious about eliminating a one-size-fits-all and/or fixed deliverable approach to learning and is committed to reaching people with a multitude of experiences, languages, and brands, Xyleme is the absolute best thing out there.

Cons: Xyleme requires a substantial mind-shift - it is not difficult to use, but is most effective when emerging skillsets in instructional design are applied (e.g. design thinking, object-oriented design, data analysis). It can be quite a transition for individuals that do not yet fully possess these skillsets, so does require upskilling and ongoing development for learning professionals (but, hey, we're learning people, so we should love to learn, right?)

Overall: Xyleme enables me to be truly transformational with regards to learning in my organization. Currently, it is the number one tool in my arsenal in my quest to make learning less about something we "do" to people, and more about something that is seamlessly and effortlessly embedded in the flow of their work. We're currently building assets now that will be incorporated in not only existing physical and technology learning architecture but in the learning space of tomorrow....today. We are also able to collect detailed learning analytics that form a part of our data lake and are then correlated with data analytics across our organization. Our partnership with the amazing team at Xyleme is what helps us to be a true business partner in our organization, and has certainly earned Learning a much-deserved seat at the table with regards to organizational strategy.

Far too many bugs and problems to be useful

Aug 02, 2018
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The concept behind Xyleme is good. The idea of creating re-usable learning objects can, in theory, save you a lot of time in developing content.

Cons: Xyleme is riddled with bugs to the point that you waste much more time than you might save with any content re-use. The interface is also not at all user-friendly. Even simple tasks, like editing a bulleted list causes confusion. Creating a bullets is not complicated, but with Xyleme it actually is.

You can often spend hours trying to get an image overlay to look right, only for it come out misaligned once you publish. There are many features that are broken and some that can even corrupt your content. (For example, do NOT resize an image with the buttons and be VERY careful with the undo button)

The features are also very limited. For example, the overlay editor allows you to annotate images, but only gives options of very basic shapes: rectangles, circles, and text. I'm pretty sure my old Macintosh from the 90's could do more than that.

The quality of the interface seems like Xyleme is only aiming for mediocrity. Many features seem half baked, as if the developers made a bare-minimum effort to meet a user requirement without trying to make it function smoothly or usefully. For example, the spellcheck feature doesn't let you suggest a word, so if the word you want is not in Xyleme's dictionary, there's nothing you can do. Another example: you can align objects in the overlay editor to the left, or top, but not to the right or center. Both of these seem like the developers only did the bare minimum so that they could say that the feature exists.

Overall: My overall experience with Xyleme is frustration. How can software with this many problems and bugs even be published? I think a coworker of mine said it best: "I'm not sure why we are paying for the privilege of being Xyleme's QA department."

Disappointing

Nov 26, 2018
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: My experience with Xyleme's support team/employees has been very positive. They are very professional, friendly and helpful.

The single sourcing concept is good and in theory it could save us a lot of time but the editor is so slow/ unreliable it takes us twice the time to produce content.

Our content team actually use a different tool to write our drafts because Xyleme's UX/performance is so poor and we migrate our content in manually (thus doubling our workload).

Cons: The UX design. It's very clunky and not very intuitive to use. There aren't enough of the shortcuts that you find with most modern authoring/CMS software. It just feels very dated... even the UI design isn't great. The image quality of some of the icons on the toolbar in the web editor is so poor and fuzzy you really make out what some of the icon images are.

The performance. Both web and desktop editors are incredibly slow to load in comparison to most modern pieces of software. Even when it has loaded, I feel like I spend a lot of time watching loading spinners whether it is loading a project, checking it out or opening a topic. Everything just takes time which completely defeats the purpose of a single-source tool that is supposed to save you time.

Overall: My overall experience with Xyleme is one of frustration and disappointment. I feel bad to say it because my company has invested in this tool but I dread having to use Xyleme and I try to avoid using it if I can.

It just feels like a Beta product to me. There are still a lot of issues to iron out and it needs some significant investment in terms of improving the performance and the UX design for it to be a viable/useful product.

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Truly awful software.

Feb 05, 2019
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very little. I suppose the exporting of courses was a bit streamlined.

Cons: Being forced to use this horrible piece of software for several years was a horrible experience. Course entry was a miserable slog. The interface was atrocious and a confusing mess that would literally give me headaches to look at for hours on end. The performance was horrendous and the application would constantly crash. I was forced to open up my machine to JAVA security vulnerabilities just so this garbage piece of software could run properly. I cannot say strongly enough that this is the single worst piece of software I have ever used.

Overall: A very large client of ours decided to author all of the elearning content through this tool. For several years I was responsible for authoring dozens of courses.