• Introduction
  • User interface
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Cost
  • Summary

MATRIX vs. Docebo

Introduction

MATRIX is a learning management system (LMS) for use by businesses, corporations, and other organizations. MATRIX helps companies manage all training activities, such as creating and delivering training content, evaluating employee performance, training clients and partners, and selling online courses. MATRIX is a product of CYPHER LEARNING, a company that specializes in providing learning platforms for organizations around the world.

Docebo is a cloud-hosted LMS for businesses.

MATRIX Business portal

User interface

The MATRIX interface is a modern, responsive design that looks sharp and automatically adjusts based on the type of device. It provides attractive tile-based dashboards for learners, instructors and administrators, a graphical course catalog, as well as simple pop-out navigation. It provides rich content authoring as well as a visually attractive way to create and organize module material.

Many features can be enabled and disabled to suit your company’s needs. MATRIX offers native mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows.

The Docebo interface has a modern tile-based interface. The Docebo philosophy is that everything in a course should appear on a single page, so items such as forums and news feeds have to fit into a small "widgets" area at the bottom of the course content. We think that this works well for very simple courses, but is rather limiting for more complex ones.

MATRIX Learner dashboard

Ease of use

MATRIX is very intuitive and easy to use. In addition, it includes an online help center with videos, getting started guides, and searchable help content. MATRIX also has a rapid response support forum where staff members typically respond to questions within 15-30 minutes during business hours 24/5.

Docebo is fairly easy to use. It also includes an online help center with screenshots, searchable help content and email support. There is phone support available for administrators, but only for the Docebo Enterprise pricing plan.

MATRIX Help center

Features

MATRIX provides the range of functionality you’d expect in a modern LMS, such as support for courses (instructor led, blended, self-paced, and micro learning), content authoring, integrated e-commerce functionality, graphical course catalog, beautiful module layouts, gamification, automation, learning paths, drip content, adaptive learning, compliance, ad-hoc reporting, a customizable portal, web conferencing, collaboration tools, mastery and learning outcomes, resources catalog, and more.

MATRIX integrates with a wide variety of systems, including G Suite, Google Drive, Calendars (iCal), PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net, Salesforce, Zapier, xAPI, Office 365, OneDrive, GoToMeeting, GoToTraining, Zoom, WebEx, and Skype for Business.

Docebo provides a similar feature set. However, MATRIX offers the same features at a lower cost and for a smaller range of active learners.

Here is a list of some of the features included with MATRIX that are not supported by Docebo:

User interface

  • Full-screen customizable visitor portal
  • Graphical resources catalog
  • Customizable welcome pages
  • Support for more than 40 languages
  • Automatic translation of messages and forum posts
  • Windows mobile app

Content

  • Mastery and learning outcomes
  • Essay, debate, and discussion assignment types
  • Content sync
  • Course templates
  • Drip content
  • Micro learning
  • Adaptive learning
  • Course reviews
  • Waitlists
  • Archiving courses

Collaboration

  • Social networking
  • Public blog
  • Teams

E-commerce

  • Selling digital media (video, e-books etc.)
  • Affiliate marketing

Integrations

  • Paypal Payments Pro
  • PayUbiz
  • PayU Latam
  • Integration with your own email server
  • Integration with 1,000+ apps via Zapier
  • MailChimp
  • CCF and QTI standards
  • Panopto
  • CometChat
  • Skype for Business

Other

  • Trash can for restoring deleted items
  • SEO features
  • Terms and conditions
  • Archiving learners
  • Networking of sites
  • Resell under your own brand

MATRIX Course catalog

Cost

MATRIX plans range from $149/month (yearly billing) for 20 active learners, to $2,699/month for 3,500 active learners. There is a discount for yearly billing. There are no setup fees, cancellation fees, storage fees, bandwidth fees, support fees or other hidden costs.

Docebo plans range from $325/month (monthly billing) for up to 100 active learners, to $791/month for up to 300 active learners, with larger plans available when required. There is no available plan for companies with under 100 learners. Docebo charges an implementation fee of around $1,000 – $5,000.

MATRIX Course page

Summary

This presents a comparison of the most important features between MATRIX and Docebo.

MATRIX is an LMS for managing all e-learning activities such as delivering training, tracking employee performance, and selling online courses.

MATRIX is more attractive, easier to use, and has a bigger feature set than Docebo. If you require additional information on MATRIX, please contact us.

Disclaimer

This comparison paper was written in April 2018 based on publicly available documentation on both vendors' sites. It was prepared as a guide and is not intended to be exhaustive. The comparison information is for guidance only and does not constitute any contractual representation, warranty or obligation on our part. Liability for errors, omissions or consequential loss is expressly disclaimed.

Since pricing and features can change rapidly, we do not represent that this information is up-to-date, and we encourage you to get the latest information directly from the vendor's web site. If you find any information in this comparison guide to be inaccurate, please contact us with details and we will correct the information within 72hrs.