Trainual

Easy onboarding and training software for growing businesses

About Trainual

Trainual is an app that makes it easier than ever to build training manuals for new or existing employees, customers, contractors, interns and volunteers alike. The platform enables business owners, managers, and human resources professionals to organize operational knowledge, document standard operating procedures, create repeatable, scalable processes, define role-based responsibilities and assign training workflows with built-in accountability.

With Trainual’s automated onboarding module, managers can assign content by role, department and location and ensure that employees receive only the most relevant information when they need it. The testing functionality allows managers to monitor the progress of their team training and have the confidence of knowing everyone understands exactly what they need to. Additionally, Trainual will automatically notify employees about any changes to previously completed training materials and ensures that they review the updated content.

Users can easily search SOPs and training materials for keywords within Trainual from the desktop app, the Chrome browser extension, or on-the-go and in-the-field with the Trainual mobile app.

At first login, you can add a logo and select a color scheme to custom brand your account. Invite your team members, and select one of our pre-loaded process and procedure templates from the Template Library to start building out your account with content in minutes.

It's easy to embed images and GIFs to make training more fun using the free stock library and GIPHY integration on Premium accounts. Add surveys, videos and customized forms into learning material then organize content in step-by-step sequences and by user roles and responsibilities. Use the built-in screen recorder tool to record and explain a process when a video overview is the easiest or best way to explain and train on it.

Trainual integrates with productivity tools such as Gusto, Zapier, Google Docs and Sheets, Slack, Asana, Teamwork, Basecamp, Dropbox, Typeform, Harvest, Dotloop, Linkedin, and more. Use the admin panel to grant user permissions and allow others to update and edit subjects—Trainual is easier when you crowdsource your company content and organize all that tribal knowledge.

Trainual stores data on a PCI Level 1 compliant cloud-based server and multimedia files are stored in an Amazon Web Services cloud storage.


Key benefits of Trainual

• Document Everything You Do In One Place: Trainual is more than an onboarding and training tool. It’s an interactive wiki for your business. Once your team starts documenting what they do, you’re on your way to building a turnkey operations manual and long-term memory bank.

• Automate Onboarding & Training: Associate content and processes by role, department, or location to create templates and automate your onboarding. If you hire someone new for that role, just assign them and they get everything they need to know and nothing they don’t.

• Stop Repeating Yourself: Instead of answering the same questions and explaining the same processes over and over, make it easy for employees to access all the information they need to do their job right the first time and every time.

• Test Employees On Their Knowledge: Ensure your people know how to do what’s expected of them with simple tests built into automated sequences. Track logins and monitor user progress. Screen your new hires or prospective employees for comprehension and commitment.

• Retain Talent & Reduce Turnover: The easiest way to keep good people around is to ensure they never feel lost in their role or in your company. Nurture and develop their skillsets and keep them in the loop with easy ongoing training.

• Cut Costs & Boost The Bottom Line: Think about how much time you spend getting each new hire up to speed. Some stuff has to happen face-to-face, but a lot of it is pretty basic. Now what’s your billable hourly rate? How much money could you be saving if you cut training time by 50% or more?

• Powerful Search For Referencing SOPs On The Go: Search for keywords and topics across all of your company’s training materials and SOPs to find and reference or update whatever you need when you need it.

• Push Updates To Your Team Automatically: As soon as any content is changed or added in Trainual, any employee who has previously completed that subject will get a notification that there is new material. They will have to log in, review, and re-complete to stay in the know.

• Embed Videos, Forms, & More: Do you use Typeforms for company-wide surveys or record how-to videos using Loom Screen Recorder? Maybe most of your training content lives on YouTube. Great! Embed it all and organize it into subject tracks by role or responsibility.

• Live Saved Changes While Editing: Create subjects and knowledge flows, auto assign content to new employees in specific roles, and use photos, videos, or upload existing docs to make training easier than ever. Never have an out of date or inconsistent training manual again.

• Custom Brand Your Account: At first login, you can add your logo and select custom colors for your account to get everything in line with your brand. Then, add your team, assign roles, and start creating subjects in no time.

• 1000+ Easy App Integrations: With native integrations to Gusto, Rippling, and Zapier, connect Trainual to the ecosystem of apps you use everyday to boost productivity across the board.


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Trainual Software - Stay on top of training in one, easy-to-access spot
Trainual Software - Easily start with 300+ Templates
Trainual Software - Easy step-by-step training with videos, GIFs, and 700+ content integrations
Trainual Software - Assign roles and responsibilities to team members and groups
Trainual Software - Keep tabs on training and onboarding with people and subject reports

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Rashad
Rashad
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Employee training software

Reviewed on 27/02/2021

Generally, I do enjoy to be part of this software that earned many things and many prosperous...

Generally, I do enjoy to be part of this software that earned many things and many prosperous worker that easily skipped the adaptation process through Trainual.

Pros

It does provide the user friendly that what and well designed interface enhance the quick working in the software. To create the training by selected the members through the software is amazing that makes possible to categorize the training and programs according to the needs of the member of the team. The possibility to make some edits on the categorization is stunning. The newly-joined member of our company in the entertainment department could enjoy the chance to adopt the skills and functions in a constant way that will make huge profit.

Cons

To be honest, I do not see any serous problem in general, however, I would tell that the new functions are extremely important. I would be happy to have the special access the learning platform like Coursera or Udemy that some member of our department could benefit from these selected courses. Besides, I want to express my concern about lack of customization possibility that could result in the time saving in the work process.

Response from Trainual

Hey, Rashad! Thank you so much for taking the time to review Trainual. We're super excited to hear that it's making training your new hires much easier! And that you've enjoyed using it. We also appreciate your feedback on adding more customization options. We're currently working on new ways to customize your team's experience, so stay tuned! If you have any questions, always feel free to reach out and we'll be glad to help.

Kayla
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  • Industry: Textiles
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

This is a great program!

Reviewed on 30/10/2023

Trainual has been a valuable recourse to the company im at. This allows us to track and efficiently...

Trainual has been a valuable recourse to the company im at. This allows us to track and efficiently train new and existing employees.

Pros

Trainual is a very useful tool that allows us to easily train new and existing employees.

Cons

Even though this platform works great for training people it gets updates quite frequently. Most updates are helpful but with the most recent update

Response from Trainual

Thanks for this feedback, Kayla! So glad to hear Trainual makes training easy for your team. We hear you on the recent changes and have already implemented updated processes to improve this experience with future big releases. Keep the honest feedback coming. We appreciate you!

Joe
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Trainual works!

Reviewed on 01/03/2024

Trainual has helped our company organize our training and made training more accessible for our...

Trainual has helped our company organize our training and made training more accessible for our employees.

Pros

Being able to organize our training processes in one place. That employees can access at any time, from any place.

Cons

No built in translator for building content in spanish.

Response from Trainual

Thanks, Joe! Stoked to hear that your team appreciates a one-stop-shop for organized training. Noted on the need for translation - I'll pass that along. Grateful for your feedback.

Jonathan
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Needs Knowledge Base Work

Reviewed on 30/10/2023

It is a love-hate relationship. We love being able to track everyone's progress but hate that it is...

It is a love-hate relationship. We love being able to track everyone's progress but hate that it is so difficult to reference material later on.

Pros

The ability to track employees' progress and completion of each Trainual.

Cons

Trying to find and reference past Trainuals. Once a Trainual is complete is it very difficult to find and reference back to it unless you remember to favorite it before you complete the Trainual initially. If they could figure this out then their product would be much better.

Response from Trainual

Appreciate this, Jonathan! Good news, with the new Home page you can now Favorite content and see it on your Favorites widget at login. You can also use the new Groups feature and easily add Subjects to your role specific Group. Then, when selecting the Group as a filter option on the content page, you'll have quick access to everything you need. Woot woot! Not sure if this was the only reason for the 4/10, but if there is anything else we can do to improve your experience in Trainual, we'd love to chat with you. Keep the honest feedback coming!

Chris
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  • Industry: Facilities Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Chris Brooks - Compliance Manager

Reviewed on 19/02/2024

Very positive. A great tool for recording, reviewing, sharing and training company processes.

Very positive. A great tool for recording, reviewing, sharing and training company processes.

Pros

It provides a central knowledge bank for operational business processes and is invaluable for both induction and succession training.
Easy to link to existing documentation.
Controllable sharing.

Cons

Operationally, nothing comes to mind although I am unaware of the financial implications.

Response from Trainual

Hey Chris! We focus a lot on the onboarding perks of Trainual, but I love that you're calling out the promotional element as well with succession planning. Underrated use case! So glad you're loving Trainual. Appreciate you!

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Trainual FAQs

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Trainual offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 250.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Pay Monthly: Train Plan starting at $124/month for 10 users (additional users at $3.75/mo) Scale Plan starting at $249/month for 20 users (additional users at $5/mo) Pay Annually: Train Plan starting at $99/month for 10 users (additional users at $3/mo) Scale Plan starting at $199/month for 20 users (additional users at $4/mo)

Trainual has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000

Trainual supports the following languages:

English

Trainual supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Trainual integrates with the following applications:

ActiveCampaign, Asana, BambooHR, Basecamp, Cognito Forms, Copper, Dropbox Business, Dropbox Sign, Flock, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Gusto, Harvest, Justworks, Justworks Hours, LinkedIn for Business, Loom, Microsoft SharePoint, Paylocity, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Payroll, Rippling, Salesforce Sales Cloud, SimpleTexting, Slack, Teamwork.com, Time Doctor, TriNet Zenefits, Typeform, WordPress, Workable, YesInsights, Zapier, dotloop

Trainual offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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