About Vyond

Vyond is a cloud-based animation solution designed to help organizations create professional animated videos for training, marketing, and HR purposes. Key features include team collaboration, asset management, data visualization, remote access, data import, and a whiteboard tool.

The application enables businesses to create brand-specific, customizable videos using a library of templates, sounds, or props, as well as publish them on social media channels and LMS platforms. Marketers can use Vyond to generate promotional video ads or messages, and build campaigns such as product explainers and animated GIFs for targeted audiences. It lets designers prepare dynamic content using multiple styles/characters, and enables users to add animation through realistic movements, actions, and automated lip-synchronization.

Vyond provides administrators with tools to grant role-based permissions among users, automate logout for inactive sessions, conduct IP whitelisting, and manage video cache expiration dates. Using its drag-and-drop interface, HR managers can onboard new hires and engage employees by creating short films, and communicating brand culture.

Pricing starting from:

USD 89.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

USD 89.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Vyond

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Features

Total features of Vyond: 29

  • 2D Drawing
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Animation
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Custom Development
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Lead Capture
  • Media Import
  • Media Library
  • Multi-Channel Distribution
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Privacy Options
  • Single Sign On
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Overlay
  • Video Content
  • Video Creation
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(218)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Deborah S.
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Vyond for your Presentations

Reviewed on 06/01/2022

Pros

I LOVE using Vyond. It allows me to create videos easily and quickly. I can animate on-screen characters easily and the software allows me to use a text-to-screen dialog that will animate the characters so it looks like the characters are speaking. In addition, support is great - I ask a question and get answers quickly.

Cons

Not being able to start a small scene in the middle as I create the video (that consists of a number of scenes). Being able to do so would allow me to adjust the dialog and animation a bit easier (no need to go through each scene again and again to adjust something towards the end).

Laura G.
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Expensive but Good (and Getting Better!)

Reviewed on 18/05/2021

All of that being said, we needed to get out some informative, appealing videos out quickly for a...

All of that being said, we needed to get out some informative, appealing videos out quickly for a project, and Vyond definitely allowed me to do that, with a reasonable learning curve.

Pros

Some aspects of it are pretty easy to use -- if you design for the tool, it's easy to use; if you design for what you want and then try to use the tool to realize your design, it can be quite a bit trickier. I like that there's a decent built-in library of characters and actions and that the characters will appear to speak according to the audio. I did find it much easier to use, and more powerful, than our prior tool, VideoScribe (but it's also more than six times as expensive). My internal customers have been very happy with what I and others were able to create in Vyond and the whiteboard style videos were especially easy to create and publish. I also really like that Vyond has been enhancing their product...there was something that I was really wishing they had (motion pathing) when I was creating my videos last year and I've seen announcements that they've added that functionality since then. (I haven't used Vyond since the end of last year, since I've had other projects to deal with.)

Cons

The biggest con is probably the cost...it's expensive for this kind of product. I also dislike that it's subscription based...I prefer apps that you purchase up front (maybe paying a bit extra for a maintenance contract to allow for upgrades). In terms of functionality, one problem is that you can't make a single video file with more than ~100 scenes (if you're using one of the non-whiteboard styles) or you'll start having problems with previewing it. You have to break it into two separate videos (which isn't easy) and then knit the published mp4 files together to make it back into one video. Given this, the product should include a little video splitter/joiner utility (instead of directing folks to use a piece of freeware, which my company won't allow us to do). I also have a laundry list of improvements that Vyond could make to their product to make it even better....for example, it desperately need visibility toggles - can't get it to stop selecting stuff I don't want when working with other stuff that's near it and it also really needs to give the user some way to see layers - can't easily move things to the right layer when there are a ton of objects in the scene. There are also no views of characters from the back -- you can sometimes "fake" this, but it's not easy with all characters/character positions. There's also no way to lock an object in position (like the bookshelves I put on the wall in the scene). I have a bunch of other suggestions, but you get the gist.

Timothy K.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

This experience was VYOND frustrating!

Reviewed on 07/12/2019

I wholly regret the decision of purchasing this software. The extreme lack of common, everyday...

I wholly regret the decision of purchasing this software. The extreme lack of common, everyday items for props and character animations you find yourself needing, the bugs and poor customer service make it a thoroughly disappointing experience. After spending hours trying to make a two-minute video with realistic actions and props, you find yourself forced to be creative just to cope with the lack of what you assumed would be standard. If I could do it all over again, I would have tried different software.

Pros

This software has a lot of templates that can help you create videos quickly without starting from scratch. It seems to be well-suited for beginners to create very simple videos.

Cons

Let's start by talking about the bugs. Several times a day I encounter "video cannot be played" errors when trying to preview the changes I make while editing. Also several times I've been kicked out and told I need to log in again while in the middle of editing a video I had been working on for over an hour. When this happens, I lose all the progress I've made since my last save, which tends to be significant. I contacted customer support who told me "this is fairly common" and I needed to clear my cache, clear my cookies, AND restart my PC. I asked if they could extend my subscription or offer any form of compensation to make up for the lost time. They said they "can't" do anything of the sort.

So aside from the software bugs and poor customer service, let's dive into the problems with the features. At first glance, it almost seems like they have too many props, character action animations, and so forth. But once you begin to create videos with any level of detail or natural actions, you'll notice just how frustratingly limited it really is.

Say you want to create a scene where a character walks through a door. You'll find just two door props that have an open and close animation, but no static props of a matching door staying open. Nor will you find a wall prop to go with that door. Want your character to order a drink in a bar? There's no animation for walking while holding a drink. I've run into dozens of similar limitations of things that should be commonplace.

Response from GoAnimate

I'm sorry you've been frustrated with our product. Are you a subscriber, or was this during your free-trial period?

I've shared your feedback about the doors and drink holding. Please feel free to send us more feedback: [email protected]

Vyond's product features do include auto-save and version history. Like other SaaS products, our product requires you are on a stable internet connection.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Wide variety of applications for a wide range of skill levels

Reviewed on 12/04/2021

My first Vyond projects were change management prior to a big software implementation with a...

My first Vyond projects were change management prior to a big software implementation with a training push. The animations were engaging and could be sent out in microlearning sized chunks of 1-2 minutes of information about the new product. I've also used it to show scenarios before and after a new process or procedure, but my favorite is using it to provide animations to explain a concrete concept in a conceptual way before digging into detailed skills.

Pros

This software has many more built-in templates than similar products, and includes lip-sync and camera movement options that create a polished look. It's easy to start, although users with more practice will be able to create more engaging storytelling and learning events. I also like the options for purchasing for a short period of time, if needed.

Cons

It's expensive for a freelancer like myself to own a license at all times. I tend to get it for a quarter at a time on an as-needed basis.

Alternatives Considered

PowToon and iSpring Suite

Reasons for Switching to Vyond

Flexibility, particularly for storytelling with built-in template options, music, and camera movement - more options than other products.

Response from Vyond

Thank you for your review. Please feel free to share feedback with us anytime at [email protected]

Amy C.
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Simple tool adds so much value

Reviewed on 13/04/2021

Our course engagement has increased among our learners, and surveys are showing a great response to...

Our course engagement has increased among our learners, and surveys are showing a great response to eLearnings that include Vyond videos. I've greatly enjoyed using Vyond over the years. It's one of the best tools in my training toolbox.

Pros

The ability to show a concept to my learners in such a way that is engaging, and helps people who learn best with video.

Cons

A format painter would be great, especially for customizing templates.

Response from Vyond

Thank you for your review and feedback, Amy. Please feel free to connect or share feedback with us anytime at [email protected]

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Vyond FAQs

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Vyond offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 89.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Vyond offers a 14-day free trial after which the software is available in three paid packages. Annual and monthly subscriptions are available for all versions with monthly plans starting at $49/month for "Personal", $89/month for "Business" and $159/month per seat for the "Enterprise" package. Discounted prices are available for United States federal agencies.

Vyond has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Vyond supports the following languages:

English

Vyond supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Vyond has

Vyond offers the following support options:

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

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