About HowNow

HowNow is a cloud-based solution specifically created to support companies with their employee's learning and training development. The software offers different types of e-learning features such as videos, webinars, articles, virtual classrooms, audio and online assessments. It keeps track of skill levels, scores and completions giving the employees and employers a full overview on their development.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Austria, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, Singapore, South Africa

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
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Features

Total features of HowNow: 56

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Gamification
  • Interactive Content
  • Learning Management
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Recommendations
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Course Library
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(27)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Amitej K. Amitej K.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Intuitive and helpful tool to drive learning and trainings!

Reviewed on 07/02/2020

A lack of the necessary programme development and UX design skills amongst some departments saw us...

A lack of the necessary programme development and UX design skills amongst some departments saw us using HowNow to turn those weaknesses into strengths for our business. We've been able to now give our employees confidence with those areas skills, by creating assessments and using content for them to access at any time.

Knowledge was found in different areas within our business, and it was difficult to give the right departments, the information they need specifically. HowNow gave us guidance on how to best store our content, learning materials, reports, etc., on the platform.

Pros

I really appreciate the fact that the platform is intuitive yet simple enough to not confuse you, as you build out your training programmes. The system has helped our senior-level team members to streamline how we onboard our fresh talent. We were looking for a platform that would provide us with the technology to support our development programmes, by allowing our employees to easily access information, and cut out the time spent searching for their materials.

Cons

As we were urgently in need of a way to evaluate the skills throughout our business, and fast-track the data around them, HowNow became the ideal solution for us. For this reason, we'd actually recommend the software and don't have any cons.

Amy J. Amy J.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great Platform That Keeps Getting Better

Reviewed on 16/07/2020

Overall, we are very pleased with our purchase and especially the support we are receiving. We only...

Overall, we are very pleased with our purchase and especially the support we are receiving. We only expect things to get better as the feature set evolves over time.

Pros

This platform is perfect for our transition to a "knowledge centered support" organization and a culture of co-workers sharing knowledge. We've already seen some great user-generated articles and videos that have been well received. Contributors have all remarked on how easy it is to create content. Compliance courses are now 100% completed by the deadline--a huge improvement over our old LMS. Our company also appreciates how quickly we can create new channels for browsing content.

Beyond the current feature set, HowNow is continuously improving its platform, and is happy to consider and sometimes act on your requests.

The support team is hands-down the best I have ever seen--despite the fact that the company is 8 hours ahead of us!

Cons

There is no good way to transfer your existing LMS files to the HowNow platform. This required a lot of manual labor. As an app, it is very easy to accidentally delete your work (despite the "Delete" confirmation box). My pet peeve as an admin is that I can't simply switch to another role in the system to make a video or screen shot.

Alternatives Considered

Learn Amp, Kallidus Learn, iSpring Learn and Cornerstone LMS

Reasons for Choosing HowNow

Hated everything about it except some more powerful reporting capabilities (if you could figure out how to use them). The value was not there, particularly as support was very expensive through our local reseller.

Switched From

Totara Learn

Reasons for Switching to HowNow

I looked at many more platforms, actually. HowNow delivered our most important requirement--a focus on user-generated content, with the support needed to make sure this happened--within our budget. It really is in its own class.

Response from HowNow

Thank you for the feedback, Amy. We are working on optimising data migration from other platforms.

Gemma P. Gemma P.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Training with a difference

Reviewed on 19/11/2020

I have had experience in implementing new systems before; some have been good, others not so. For...

I have had experience in implementing new systems before; some have been good, others not so. For this reason, I was super cautious about signing the dotted line in case what was promised wasn't delivered. The set up process was easier than I could have ever imagined and the support we have been given (and continue to be given) is brilliant. I'm very pleased we went with this product.

Pros

I liked that it was suitable for our business (or any business) and how the content continuously refreshes and updates due to the RSS feeds it has integrated with. I saw so many alternatives that had a stock pile of training courses that might be a bit dry or just not very engaging whereas HowNow is the complete opposite to the traditional training platform and that really suited our culture.

Cons

Genuinely can't think of anything and we're about a month post launch!

Alternatives Considered

SAP Litmos and eloomi

Reasons for Switching to HowNow

In a word - longevity. I wanted a product that enables us to create our own content for our brand but also provide content to support our goals - particularly for our size business and size of our HR team. Other products, particularly for our budget, didn't match the functionality or the ability to maintain engagement so readily.

Response from HowNow

Thanks so much for your feedback Gemma!
It's great to know that the platform suits your organisation's culture, and we look forward to continuing to work together :)

Sara E. Sara E.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

overall a good L&D solution

Reviewed on 02/09/2021

user friendly and easy to navigate, all you training are in history and your library also has a...

user friendly and easy to navigate, all you training are in history and your library also has a separate tab for all mandatory courses.

Pros

Its easy to use, modern and chic look, sends you recommendations based on your previous history and likings. it also has a big library. i really liked it. only thing I miss is that it doesn't reflect the hours progress or completion that how many hours you have spent on learnings.

Cons

only thing I miss is that it doesn't reflect the hours progress or completion that how many hours you have spent on learnings.

Jade P. Jade P.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

HowNow is fantastic and the way learning should happen

Reviewed on 11/08/2020

HowNow has revolutionized the way we are sharing information. It has also enabled searching for...

HowNow has revolutionized the way we are sharing information. It has also enabled searching for information across multiple applications with the integrations of Google Drive, Slack, Confluence etc. We have always found finding information challenging and HowNow has really helped.

Pros

HowNow is a fantastic platform and so much more than a normal LMS. While it has all the functionality of a more traditional LMS, it also enables knowledge sharing and searching for information directly from any of your normal work applications. HowNow is easy and fun to use with an awesome interactive user interface. One of the best features is that anybody in the business can create and share information and through the publication plug ins, each user can own their own learning journey with access to podcasts, videos and articles on endless topics.

The HowNow team has made the transition from a LMS to HowNow seamless and painless. They have been patient and guided us every step of the way. Post the implementation [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] has continued to support us while we increase system adoption with helpful tips and strategies. My team’s response to the HowNow rollout has been positive and we have seen an immediate uptake in sharing of knowledge and use of HowNow compared to our previous LMS.

HowNow enables a modern and current approach to learning and with the mobile app, also means that learning and information can happen on the go.

Cons

There have been some technical issues with some of the functionality however when raised, these are sorted out extremely quickly.

An interface to manage and upload own rules for mapping users in the system would be more helpful.

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HowNow has the following typical customers:

51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

HowNow supports the following languages:

English

HowNow supports the following devices:

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

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HowNow offers the following support options:

24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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