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Best Learning Experience Platforms (LXPs) in 2022

We've taken top Learning Experience Platforms based on customer reviews, determined and compared their core features, and listed them all, starting from the most expensive one, to make it easier for you to compare. In this overview, you'll also see that in the long term, for companies with a large number of employees, it's more cost-effective to develop a custom LXP, as subscription fees will obviously exceed the cost of development at some point.

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Set of Criteria for Identifying Top LXPs

We've chosen a single set of criteria to be objective and concise in choosing top Learning Experience Platforms on the market:

  • LXPs' rating on the most trusted customer reviews platforms—g2.com, capterra.com, and softwarereviews.com
  • Support of key LXP features that form the basis of a highly effective learning experience and make LXPs stand out of the competition:
    1. Personalized learning path and content recommendations is when every learner gets a highly relevant content and learning program that is based on their knowledge, goals, and interests;
    2. In-built Artificial Intelligence as a supreme level of personalization. It allows predicting learners' interest and content relevance, automate progress tracking, and forecast learning outcomes;
    3. Microlearning, which means dividing learning content in short and highly precise chunks. As a result, a learner advances in the study even if they are limited in time (learn during lunch breaks, while commuting, etc.);
    4. Gamification is using game-based elements in learning (awards, unlocking new levels, leaderboard). It has proven to increase motivation, engagement, and lead to better learning outcomes;
    5. Social learning is about interacting with others while learning. It allows learners to get advice from experts, share achievements with peers, discuss content, generate ideas, and much more;
    6. Simple content creation and management. Admins can integrate content from an LMS or other external sources in seconds thanks to the support of all common eLearning standards (SCORM, xAPI, CMI5, AICC);
    7. Automated knowledge assessments on diverse stages of the learning process: for initial skills assessment, for regular checkups, and for examining and certifying learners upon course completion;
    8. Real-time analytics and reporting allows getting insights about the skills gaps in your company, the efficiency of training, the best and the worst performing learners—all of which allows making data-backed decisions in employee management;
    9. Rich integration capabilities for binding the LXP with other company software (CRM, HRM, ERP, etc). For example, by integrating the LXP with your HR portal, you can use learning outcomes for building a more effective business strategy, because you can see top performers and promote them;
    10. Mobile version is critical to favor learning anywhere and anytime on any device without sacrificing the quality of user experience.

Top 10 Ready-to-Use LXPs Overview

LinkedIn Learning LXP

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn Learning is a cross between a MOOC platform and an LXP. It appeared in California in 1995 as Lynda.com.

For individuals, a monthly subscription equals $29.99, or there is an annual subscription for $19.99 per month. As for companies, $379,88 is the cost for 1 user per year, which equals almost $380,000 yearly for 1000 users [2022]. Though, enterprises are suggested to connect with them directly and discuss the cost individually. Free trials are offered.

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LinkedIn Learning. Source

LinkedIn Learning has the following core features:

Personalized learning path and content recommendations
In-built Artificial Intelligence
Microlearning
Gamification
Social learning
Simple content creation and management (SCORM, xAPI, CMI5, AICC)
Automated knowledge assessments
Real-time analytics and reporting
Rich integration capabilities
Mobile design

One of the advantages this Learning Experience Platform has over its competitors is its access to the users’ LinkedIn profiles. The platform uses this to improve content curation. For example, you can get recommendations based on your job function, industry, or skills you've mentioned.

LinkedIn Learning has great UI and UX on both desktop and mobile devices. However, its customization options are extremely limited, while some users find content recommendations not as robust as in other systems. Besides, numerous users feel worried that LinkedIn Learning certificates aren't officially recognized in their industries.

“I am an expert in online education and have been in the EdTech industry for 11 years. I like the format of presented mini-courses in the directory. The UI and UX are pretty good, and the learning process does not cause negative emotions. Spending as little as 30-45 minutes a day on education, you can get impressive results pretty quickly,” Oleksandr T., a CTO in a Company with up to 50 employees.

“The course recommendations do not always feel relevant to my profession. There are too many courses available and it can be overwhelming! There is also not enough test of your comprehension of a course at the end. Some have questions while others do not,” Kerry A., a Civil Engineer in a Company with up to 1000 employees.

  • Capterra Rating: 4 out of 5
  • G2 Rating: 4.4 out of 5
  • SoftwareReviews Rating: NA

Coorpacademy LXP

Coorpacademy started in 2013 as a European startup. It is reportedly used by CEOs, MDs, entrepreneurs, HR Directors, CDO’s and Corporate training Managers.

The LXP has a free trial and SaaS pricing. The subscription cost isn´t revealed on the official website and can be found in 3rd-party sources only. For SMBs, the price equals 8€ monthly per user. For enterprises, 15€ per user every month, which could reach whopping €180,000 for 1000 licenses yearly, though the company promises decrease in price as the number of users increases [2022].

Coorpacademy

Coorpacademy. Source

Coorpacademy has all the main functions a Learning Experience Platform needs:

Personalized learning path and content recommendations
In-built Artificial Intelligence
Microlearning
Gamification
Social learning
Simple content creation and management (SCORM, xAPI, CMI5, AICC)
Automated knowledge assessments
Real-time analytics and reporting
Rich integration capabilities
Mobile design

This system has one of the best data visualization systems in the LXP field. It also features a unique game-based learning system allowing users to challenge one another.

“Interactive and innovative learning tool. Easy to use and re-start after break. Keeps you motivated to raise your learning level,” Bittu V., a Head of Business Analytics in Food and Beverages Industry, the company up to 10,000 employees

”Gamification has cons. The points and how they are earned. A more precise indicator is necessary to make sure the rankings are coherent to the information learned,” Andrew C., a Trade Market Coordinator in the company with 10,000+ employees.

  • Capterra Rating: 4.7 out of 5
  • G2 Rating: NA
  • SoftwareReviews Rating: 6.9 out of 10

Degreed LXP

Degreed was launched in the US, California, back in 2012. Up to date, it has won over 25 industry awards.

Degreed is an upskilling platform with SaaS pricing plans and no free trial. The official website discloses its subscription costs upon request, though let’s rely on Venturebeat data. For enterprises, Degree offers annual contracts aligned to an organization's size, ranging from $10 to $12 per user, which equals at least $120,000 yearly per 1000 users [2022]. 

Degreed also targets individual users. To receive certification in a specific skill, individuals pay $129 or $399 for an unlimited membership.

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Degreed Learning Experience Platform has the following core functions:

Personalized learning path and content recommendations
In-built Artificial Intelligence
Microlearning
Gamification
Social learning
Simple content creation and management (SCORM, xAPI, CMI5, AICC)
Automated knowledge assessments
Real-time analytics and reporting
Rich integration capabilities
Mobile design

All-in-all, Degreed has a wide array of powerful features. However, some of them require extra fees, others still have to be improved, as some users believe.

“Content aggregation very strong. Ability to create learning paths from both external and internal content and assign to users/groups. Ease of creating and following learning groups. Easy to tag and create daily learning feeds. So easy to share and add content from any web source to existing internally create learning paths.,” Aaron B., People Vevelopment Representative in Organization with up to 10,000 employees.

❌”The lack of a fully developed native app and the reporting are lacking. I would like the same experience on my mobile device as I have on my laptop. Would love greater analytics e.g. to see how my team are progressing,” Todd S., a VP of Leadership & Organization Development in Real Estate.

  • Capterra Rating: 4.4 out of 5
  • G2 Rating: 4.3 out of 5
  • SoftwareReviews Rating: 7.4 out of 10

Percipio LXP

Percipio Learning Experience Platform is developed by Skillsoft - a company specializing in eLearning since 1998 and well-known for its Skillport LMS development.

The Percipio App offers over 80,000 tools in 29 languages. Also, it is the broadest and deepest library of courses, books, and videos. The LXP offers a free trial for users. The official Percipio website has no available data about the LXP pricing, however, there is data in the 3rd-party source that a basic content collection can cost as low as $5/user for 1000 users, while for enterprise collections it can go up to $90/user for 1000 users, translating into $90,000 yearly for an enterprise.

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Percipio. Source

The features of Percipio include:

Personalized learning path and content recommendations
In-built Artificial Intelligence
Microlearning
Gamification
Social learning
Simple content creation and management (SCORM, xAPI, CMI5, AICC)
Automated knowledge assessments
Real-time analytics and reporting
Rich integration capabilities
Mobile design

Moreover, this Learning Experience Platform has a Google Chrome extension that allows you to search for content on the platform just by highlighting certain words or phrases as you surf the web. Still, the system isn’t perfect—for example, it suggests a lot of low-quality and outdated content.

“The Percipio interface is easy to use for both searching for courses as well as uploading new courseware. I also like the ability to house both our own company-developed content as well as content we curate from the SkillSoft library (or elsewhere) in one place,” Deborah S, HR Manager in L&D, Information Services Company with 10,000+ employees

“Issue with 3rd party content – right now if you have 3rd party content yourself and want to take it in Percipio, you must connect via a link. Removing outdated content and/or updating isn’t really there. I saw a lot of bad and outdated content,” Craig Weiss, a CEO and Lead Analyst for The Craig Weiss Group.

  • Capterra Rating: 4.4 out of 5
  • G2 Rating: 4.1 out of 5
  • SoftwareReviews Rating: 7.8 out of 10

Learn Amp LXP

Learn Amp is a UK-based company founded in 2017.
Learn Amp is a combination of LXP and LMS for business.

Its pricing info is closed on Learn Amp website, but can be discovered in other eLearning sources. The subscription cost starts at $4 per user monthly, which equals $48,000 for 1000 users for 1 year [2022]. Minimal license is sold for 100 users, billed annually, and there is a free trial.

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Learn Amp. Source

Learn Amp has every essential feature that you might need:

Personalized learning path and content recommendations
In-built Artificial Intelligence
Microlearning
Gamification
Social learning
Simple content creation and management (SCORM, xAPI, CMI5, AICC)
Automated knowledge assessments
Real-time analytics and reporting
Rich integration capabilities
Mobile design

Learn Amp is a well-balanced system with an amazing set of features. However, it seems to have gaps in content management, reporting and analytics, and might be difficult to start working with, according to some users.

“Having access to a large curated library allowed learners to find what they need, when they need it. There are some great social features such as the ability to rate and comment on content as well as the ability to share content with others,” Stephen P., a CEO at a Market Research Company with up to 200 employees.

”It would be helpful if the platform recognised Powerpoint as a file upload [...] Lacks some basics such as browser detection and SCORM logs/reports, and admin UI is clunky, especially when reviewing new/pending content, lack of search filters/tags is a pain,” Amanda R., a Head of L&D in the Entertainment company with up to 200 employees.

  • Capterra Rating: 4.9 out of 5
  • G2 Rating: 4.8 out of 5
  • SoftwareReviews Rating: 9.4 out of 10

Thrive LXP

Thrive is a UK-based company that launched its LXP in 2019. Thrive is the LXP that, according to the company statement, can seamlessly replace a traditional LMS.

They don't have a free version or a free trial. To use the platform, there are SaaS-based subscription plans. Users need to subscribe for at least 3 years. The subscription cost depends on the number of users, for example, for 500-1000 users you'll pay $36,500 annually [2022].

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Thrive Source

Thrive Learning Experience Platform has the following core features:

Personalized learning path and content recommendations
In-built Artificial Intelligence
Microlearning
Gamification
Social learning
Simple content creation and management (SCORM, xAPI, CMI5, AICC)
Automated knowledge assessments
Real-time analytics and reporting
Rich integration capabilities
Mobile design

True to the LXP concept, Thrive has a great UI and UX and a powerful set of additional features such as video conferencing. However, the gaps in content management set it back, some users say.

“The whole user experience is fantastic—it's easy, it's reminiscent of our favourite social media channels, it's simple and super intuitive—No instruction guides required!”, Angela T., a Director of L&D at Real Estate Company with up to 500 employees.

“The only negative I think is the versioning of content being uploaded, so you can't version a new SCORM package. We couldn't edit the content to our brand,” Andy H., a Digital Learning Specialist, Financial Services with up to 500 employees.

  • Capterra Rating: 4.7 out of 5
  • G2 Rating: 4.7 out of 5
  • SoftwareReviews Rating: 8.7 out of 10

Infuse LXP

Infuse Learning Experience Platform was developed by Absorb in 2019, following the famous Absorb LMS.

The platform has a free trial and SaaS pricing depending on the features. Hosted pricing from Absorb starts at $1,350 per month for 500 users, which results in $29,000 per year for up to 1000 users [2022]. However, this pricing has been lately applied rather to Absorb LMS with LXP cost available upon request only.

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Absorb Infuse. Source

Infuse comprises the following major functions:

Personalized learning path and content recommendations
In-built Artificial Intelligence
Microlearning
Gamification
Social learning
Simple content creation and management (SCORM, xAPI, CMI5, AICC)
Automated knowledge assessments
Real-time analytics and reporting
Rich integration capabilities
Mobile design

Infuse’s UI is good, although inconsistent in some places. It also has certain in-built gamification elements and its skills/certification management is solid as well. However, it could have easier content management and support, as some users claim.

“Admin side is intuitive and offers easy templates for a variety of customizations, while the user side offers multiple layouts that they can control and different options to check in on their training progress and certificates. It's so easy now to push out training and reminder messages to mass groups or individuals,” Pamela B, HR at Healthcare Organization with up to 1000 employees.

“No versioning, so when you update a course, you have to re-enroll all users. Enrollment delays with our new learners are also frustrating for the learners and our teams. The delayed support response times when submitting a ticket have been very long, resulting in extended down times. Not being able to call the support team direct for a quick inquiry or assistance is very frustrating,” Sunny B., a Marketing and Advertising Manager in a company with up to 1,000 employees.

  • Capterra Rating: 4.4 out of 5 
  • G2 Rating: NA
  • SoftwareReviews Rating: NA

Edcast LXP

Edcast is a US-based eLearning company that has been founded in 2013.

EdCast LXP is a SaaS solution. Its subscription data is available upon request only. According to AWS sources, the EdCast enterprise plan costs $2 per user monthly, which translates into $24,000 yearly for 1000 users. Note that the enterprise plan supposedly has the minimal threshold of 2000 user licenses [2022]. No free trial is available.

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Edcast on a mobile device. Source

Edcast Learning Experience Platform features include:

Personalized learning path and content recommendations
In-built Artificial Intelligence
Microlearning
Gamification
Social learning
Simple content creation and management (SCORM, xAPI, CMI5, AICC)
Automated knowledge assessments
Real-time analytics and reporting
Rich integration capabilities
Mobile design

In addition, the company has a marketplace where the users can buy quality learning content and connect from experienced corporate trainers.

Edcast is liked for its rich functionality and powerful AI for talent management. However, the administration side as well as mobile UX still has to be improved, some users say.

“Features like progress tracker, pathway, timely notifications, AI enabled suggestions among others helped in staying engaged with the course in the long run. All this put together with the powerful integrations from various platforms have made Edcast an Ideal LXP platform which is sure to lead the way in this industry,” Vira S., a Digital Marketer in Software Development Company with up to 50 employees.

“The Android app sometimes fails to log in, it requires some bug fixing [...] there are many blank and empty pages and buttons which don't lead to any content.” Abhay J., a Senior Manager in the Enterprise with over 1000 employees.

  • Capterra Rating: 5 out of 5
  • G2 Rating: 4.6 out of 5
  • SoftwareReviews Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Valamis LXP

This Finnish company has been on the market since 2003, although its LXP offering is much younger, its development started in 2010.

Valamis LXP is available like a SaaS or perpetual license. Best for large enterprises for £15,000 per instance, according to the UK governmental source (official info upon individual request). Paying for instance means that a company gets a copy of the product and can use it for all their employees, whether it be 100 or 1000 users. A free trial is offered.

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Valamis. Source

Valamis has all the core features of a Learning Experience Platform and a bit more:

Personalized learning path and content recommendations
In-built Artificial Intelligence
Microlearning
Gamification
Social learning
Simple content creation and management (SCORM, xAPI, CMI5, AICC)
Automated knowledge assessments
Real-time analytics and reporting
Rich integration capabilities
Mobile design

As the platform has only been on the market for a short time, there are still few comments. Customers praise Valamis for its flexibility and scalability, although they consider it to be quite pricey and lacking some functionality.

“One of the best learning platforms and best IT-project what I have lead as a customer. Softwares best parts are xApi interface and it's scaleability for different usecases and ammount of users,” Ville T., Manager at Educational Organization with up to 1000 employees. 

“Pricey. No built-in shopping cart. Course Library managed by the third party,”Akshata Fernando, a Digital Marketing Professional

  • Capterra Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • G2 Rating: NA
  • SoftwareReviews Rating: NA

Instilled LXP

The Instilled LXP has been released in 2019. After its launch, this system was named as a Top 20 Learning Experience Platform by Training Industry 2 years in a row.

Instilled LXP has a free trial and SaaS pricing depending on the number of users. The pricing information is closed and should be requested individually.

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Instilled. Source

These functions are at the core of Instilled LXP:

Personalized learning path and content recommendations
In-built Artificial Intelligence
Microlearning
Gamification
Social learning
Simple content creation and management (SCORM, xAPI, CMI5, AICC)
Automated knowledge assessments
Real-time analytics and reporting
Rich integration capabilities
Mobile design

Instilled is praised for its powerful authoring tools (especially video editing), robust analytics, major eLearning standards integration, and seamless UI and UX. Unfortunately, the lackluster data visualization and lack of content partners are its bottlenecks.

“Very good video editing tool. UI is crisp, UX is solid. Ability to subscribe to your favorite videos and/or playlists. Can upload your own content – many LXPs do not offer this, I know shocking. Anyway, accepts SCORM too. Solid Admin UX,” Craig Weiss, a CEO and lead analyst for The Craig Weiss Group

“Data visualization is there but needs more options, better visualization … what is there, works, but if there was just a touch more of ability to only have video as content. No content partners upon launch,” Craig Weiss, a CEO and lead analyst for The Craig Weiss Group

  • Capterra Rating: NA
  • G2 Rating: NA
  • SoftwareReviews Rating: NA

Custom LXP vs Ready-Made LXP

You see that the LXP market offers a wide variety of ready-to-use solutions.

If you're looking for the top Learning Experience Platform, you've probably already discovered the reasons that stop you from using the current one. Or, you're choosing your first LXP and want to avoid common mistakes.

However, even the best LXPs have typical disadvantages.

Building a custom LXP is a way to avoid all the typical issues, which will create a positive user experience, upskill and reskill your employees, customers, or students effectively, and result in higher learning ROI.

Either a ready-made LXP or a custom solution can be your go-to option, as they both offer great benefits.

Benefits of ready-made LXP platforms:

1. Lower initial cost and fast deployment.

The software is developed and ready-to-use, so you don't have to pay for its development or wait till it's finished.

2. The vendor provides support.

You don't need to have your own IT-team (whether in-house or outsourced) to handle the maintenance of your LXP, as it is the responsibility of the company you bought the system access from.

3. Community.

Products have a community around them. Participating in one allows learning from others' mistakes and using your LXP to its maximum potential.

Three strong reasons to opt for a custom LXP:

1. Full control and security

Developing a custom LXP, you own it, and you are free to decide what functionality, design, and branding it will have. You can tailor the LXP to your company, industry, employees, and learning goals. Also, you ensure the security level you want and can control this aspect without letting a 3rd-party into your personal space.

2. Saving in the long run due to avoiding subscription fees.

All the top LXPs on the market have a SaaS pricing model. It means that you pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee that usually grows with every new feature or employee. With a custom system, you don't pay subscription or license fees. When your initial investment pays off, a custom LXP will become an asset.

3. Adding new functionality like AI or API integrations.

By implementing Artificial Intelligence into your LXP, you get key tools that favor business, such as personalized learning paths, accurate content recommendation, automated skills assessment, workforce performance forecasting, and many more. As for API integrations, they allow you to transfer data among your LXP, HR, LMS, and other software that you currently have in use.

4. Getting your own LXP as a product and reselling it.

The LXP is “the learning delivery platform of the future”, claims the global analyst Josh Bersin. And investments in LXPs are growing exponentially. By 2026, the LXP market is supposed to reach almost $2,2 Billion.

How Belitsoft Can Help

  • Custom LXP development. This is your option in case ready-made LXPs don't fit your needs, our eLearning team will build you a custom LXP from scratch, like we already did for the US training company.
  • LXP customization. Opt for this option if you're using an open-source system ready-made or custom LXP already, but want to change a logo and a color scheme or add new features and modules.
  • LXP consulting. If you need an expert opinion, address to our team, led by a CTO who is an eLearning Forbes Council with 17+ years of expertise. We'll examine your needs in depth and recommend the best solution for your individual case.
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