One of our corporate customers used another eLearning provider, Skillsoft, for years – which is hardly surprising since they’re the “800lb Gorilla” of the eLearning content world. In our first conversation with them, they asked “So, you’re the Skillsoft alternative?”
Normally it’s hard to compare Bigger Brains’ eLearning library with Skillsoft’s – for starters, they have over 6000 courses, we have 24 (so far). They’ve been in business for 16 years, making them one of the grandfathers of modern eLearning, while at just over 2 years we’re still a toddler. And they have 19 million learners, while we just crossed 8000.
On the other hand, it’s also true that sometimes large companies get a reputation for higher-than-expected prices and lower-than-desired quality. AT&T for example is the granddaddy of the telecom industry, and they do have some great products, but I’ve never heard anyone get excited about doing business with AT&T.
So while it’s very flattering to be considered the Skillsoft Alternative, we want to point out some key differences:
- Quality: We strive to create eLearning courses that are INTERESTING, that ENGAGE the viewer, not just traditional on-screen lectures. Our method is harder, but we believe the results are worth it.
- Quantity: We’re adding new courses every month, but it’s unlikely we’ll ever match the massive libraries of Skillsoft or others. We would rather build a library of high quality courses on the most popular topics than a giant library of mediocre courses covering every possible niche.
- Pricing: Like all new(er) businesses, we hope to one day charge the rates commanded by more established firms. But for now we’re aggressively working to grow our market share with higher-than-normal quality at lower-than-normal pricing.
If you’re looking for eLearning content in Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, and more, be sure to ask our team for a quote that meets your needs – you’ll be glad you did.