Brainshark

Brainshark

4 / 5 11 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

More than half of Fortune 100 companies rely on Brainshark. These organizations come from many industries, including technology, manufacturing, medical devices, financial services, insurance and more.


Average Ratings

11 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

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

Vendor Details

  • Brainshark
  • www.brainshark.com
  • Founded 1999
  • United States

About Brainshark

Brainshark sales readiness software equips businesses with the training, coaching and content authoring capabilities to achieve sales mastery and outsell the competition. With Brainshark, companies can: prepare sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching that ensures reps master your message; and empower sales organizations with rich, dynamic content that can be created quickly and accessed anywhere.


Brainshark Features

  • Assessments
  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Call Recording
  • Gamification
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Learning Plans
  • Onboarding
  • Performance Metrics
  • Collaboration
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Document Management
  • Goals / Quota Management
  • Lead Management
  • Meeting Management
  • Performance Management
  • Presentation Management
  • Proposal Management
  • Territory Management
  • Training Management
  • Academic / Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Certification Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • eCommerce
  • Gamification
  • Learning Management (LMS)
  • Mobile Learning
  • Simulation
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing

Brainshark Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Fun tool, but not robust to support large training

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and ability to rapidly create content, also over the last few years built out many new functionalities and was impressed with their improvement.

Cons: Just not robust enough to drive large training events through, more of an add on but it is a hard sell because have other content tools. Decided not to purchase.

Brainshark is a game changer!

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Brainshark was very easy to learn and prepare. The editing features are excellent and efficient along with the numerous amounts of reporting tools. So far we've had nothing but positive feedback.

Cons: The price is a little steep but so far I think it is worth the investment due to the minimal issues we've had.

Overall: We've been able to save time and additional resources since switching to Brainshark,

Great app for uploading, adding voiceover and distributing Powerpoint presentations,

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use. I love how you can add a soundtrack to your decks in numerous ways, including over the phone, with your laptop mike, with a USB mike or you can record them separately and import them into Brainshark.

Cons: The only con I can think of is, when recording you cannot pause recording. If your phone rings, or a noisy car drives by - and you are reading a long slide - you have to delete it all and start the slide over. If there were more robust editing features (instead of just record/preview/save), that would save some time.

Overall: It allows me to record voiceovers for my clients powerpoint presentations from my desk, and not have to record each slide's notes in my studio and then have to import them into Brainshark - unless I want to (that option IS available, but just not optimal for me).

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The ABC's of Capturing Customers with Brainshark

Mar 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cloud-based, the login-and-go functionality is what I use the most. Being able to edit a slide and/or the narration without disrupting the entire presentation, and have those updates flow into the existing URL. (ie: no file manipulations needed!). Viewing statistics are very good.

Cons: The authoring tools are outdated and take a long time to really polish and setup animation timings, video syncs, etc. (although still better than other methods, this can still be significantly enhanced). The mobile player (HTML5) is terrible, and they are really late to improve that given the death of Flash and how most browsers will automatically pull the not-so-great HTML5 player. They did recently improve the resolution quality of the slides in the HTML5 player, and they have plans to improve all of these areas, hopefully by Q1-Q2 2018.

Overall: Replicating event session replays to our users, and broadcasting exec-level presentations to the selling community (and users too). It gives great analytics for what content is being consumed, and the viewing details inside the content, and give guidance as to what's important and what is compelling.

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Integrating Process and Product Training to CRM

Dec 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Brainshark allows us to train and coach our sales floor efficiently and effectively, saving time in conference rooms and away from our desks, phones and computers by integrating into our CRM. We can use data to bring real time product trainings to our sales force as necessary depending on client, product or focus.

Cons: The course catalog and transcripts tab in Salesforce can be clunky and unintuitive. Curriculum and transcript tabs are difficult to organize.

Overall: Large process and product trainings can be an ineffective and inefficient use of time considering schedules and makeup sessions for a large sales organization.Brainshark allows us to get trainings out effectively on a large scale and across departments and sites that allows users to complete at a time that works best for their workflow and allows managers to hold reports accountable for completion.

Great for starting an online training not an ongoing fit

Sep 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use, if you can use power point you can use this product. Great ability to create curriculums and stand alone courses.

Cons: Pricing is absurd for a learning management system. Also, in that space there hasn't been a ton of innovation that seems to keep pace with the industry.

Haven't had a lot of experience. Needs some fine tuning. Speed of each presentation is very fast.

May 09, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I think it has the potential to be a great LMS with some corrections. Not sure if this is a Brainshark issue or vendor issue.

Cons: The speed of each presentation and the location of attachments are not very visible for clients who are not as familiar with the product.

Brainshark is great for training

Apr 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of Use. Easy to measure your team competency.

Cons: Can be pricey. Not viable for single product companies but great with multiple.

Overall: I used Brainshark with my previous company. It was very helpful as I was in charge of training and measuring competency of my team.

Recommendations to other buyers: No.

Major logon problems with Brain Shark

May 03, 2016
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Any new salespeople that I want to get started training have to wait 24 to 48 hours to get a log in password that works. No phone numbers to talk with someone, only chat that you have to wait for someone and if you don't see they are writing, they close you out and you have to start over.
Hopefully it will get better.

SharkSmart

Apr 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
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Comments: SharkSmart

Pros: Ease of use and flow. Intuitive to work through the program.

Cons: Sometimes it can get too simplistic with the presentation.

Recommendations to other buyers: Work flow and intuitive progression is important to user satisfaction.

Great training and LMS system

Jun 04, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We selected the Brainshark system after looking at 8-10 different vendors. It seemed like most of the vendors would excel in one area, but fall short in another. Brainshark seemed to have the features that we were looking for, including:
-Ease of preparation for the presentations, ability to upload PPT, video, audio, attachments, etc.
-The ability to add audio without spending extra money on recording equipment (you can call in and record audio using any phone)
-Easy editing of presentations, and ability to update information easily when minor changes are needed
-Tracking of attendance, and the ability to upload records to our HRMS
-The sales executive and installation coordinator were very helpful, professional, and easy to work with
-Ability to build training curriculums with a series of training steps
-Comprehensive reporting system to track attendance, test scores, etc.
-The ability to build customer focused presentations to link to our social media pages and website without the need for a user login - this was a piece that was missing in several of the vendors that we reviewed.

The areas that we would like to see added at some time in the future:
-The ability to do basic video editing (e.g. cut a video, split or merge videos
-The ability to use the system to level out the differences in audio levels when different inputs are added to a course

We are just in the final phases of the project implementation, and so far, we love the system. We have developed several courses so far, and have gotten positive feedback from our employees. We are very happy with the Brainshark system.