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

MATRIX vs. Litmos

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.

Litmos is a cloud-hosted LMS for businesses. Litmos is owned by CallidusCloud, a company that specializes in sales and marketing effectiveness software.

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 Litmos user interface is simple and responsive. However, there is no customizable visitor portal with an overview of the available courses.

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.

Litmos is quite easy to use. It also includes an online help center with screenshots, searchable help content, and email/phone support.

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.

Litmos provides a similar feature set. However, there are some functionalities that are not available such as a wider range of options for assessments (such as debate and team assessments), powerful automation and branded mobile apps. Moreover, the current plans offer access to the platform itself or separate integration with Litmos Heroes or integration with Salesforce, making it somewhat inflexible for customers that have different learning needs.

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

User interface

  • Customizable visitor portal
  • Customizable welcome pages
  • Graphical course catalog
  • Graphical dashboards
  • Graphical resources catalog
  • Support for more than 40 languages
  • Windows mobile app
  • Automatic translation of messages and forum posts
  • Branded mobile apps

Content

  • Automation
  • Drip content
  • Content sync
  • Adaptive learning
  • Mastery and learning outcomes
  • Resources library
  • Course reviews
  • Waitlists
  • Path templates

Assessment

  • Essays, debates, team, and discussion assignments
  • Gradebook
  • Scheduled reports

E-commerce

  • Subscriptions
  • Flexible coupon codes
  • Selling digital media (e-books, videos, etc.)
  • Affiliate marketing

Collaboration

  • News feeds with support for comments, likes, etc.
  • Wikis
  • Teams
  • Forums
  • Blogs
  • Chat
  • Social networking
  • Organizations

Integrations

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

Other

  • Trash can for restoring deleted items
  • SEO features
  • Archiving learners
  • Networking of sites
  • Learner help desk
  • 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.

Litmos plans range from $4/month per learner (monthly billing) for 150 - 500 active users to $3/month per learner for 501 - 1,000 users. There is no basic Litmos plan for less than 150 users. There are also two more separate plans, one with Litmos Heroes integration and one with Salesforce integration. Each cost $2 more per learner than the basic Litmos plan for approximately the same number of users.

MATRIX Course page

Summary

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

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 Litmos. 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.

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