This is the first year Weiss’ rankings have included learning systems outside of Learning Management Systems (LMSs). Thought Industries' debut in the Top 10 indicates both the success of their platform and the industry’s growing desire for more focused, use-specific learning systems—rather than one-size-fits-all LMSs.
“Our Learning Business Platform was solely designed for revenue generating training companies. They don’t want a generic LMS tool. Instead, they want a solution built for selling training to a much more demanding learner, their customers,” said Barry Kelly, CEO at Thought Industries. “Debuting at #7 on Craig’s Top Learning Systems list is validation of our platform’s problem-solving abilities. We’re honored to receive this esteemed recognition.”
As CEO and Lead Analyst for The Craig Weiss Group, Weiss is recognized as one of the most influential people in the learning systems space. His 2018 rankings were based on UX/UI, learner and admin functionality, company financials, customer support, product roadmap, and overall innovation.
Weiss remarks, “Thought Industries is a vendor to watch in 2018 and a great example of why I opened my rankings to other types of learning systems. Their friendly, feature-rich, and user-driven learning platform has a lot going for it. The analytics and reporting are solid. Video management is robust. E-commerce includes subscription management (nice). And multi-tenant is here as well.”
Weiss also liked the platform’s 2018 roadmap, which includes a new customer learning and software training product that will help organizations improve product trials, onboard customers, and increase engagement.
“Overall, it’s been a fantastic start to the year,” said Kelly. “We’ve maintained our record growth and continue to receive accolades from customers and analysts alike. This makes us all the more dedicated to pushing the evolution of the industry’s first true Learning Business Platform.”
About the Craig Weiss Group
The Craig Weiss Group, LLC. provides advisory, analyst, acquisition strategy, and consulting services to buyers and suppliers in the eLearning industry.
About Thought Industries
Thought Industries powers the business of learning with their industry-leading platform. The company was founded in 2014 around the core belief that online learning experiences should be modern, intuitive, engaging, and scalable. Today, Thought Industries features a library of powerful, easy-to-use tools that enable organizations to cost-effectively scale their business and engage with customers across their entire lifecycle. All from one, robust platform.