Training Industry continuously monitors the training marketplace looking for the best providers of authoring tools. This seventh annual list is designed to help buy-side organizations in their searches for the right training partners.
Selection to this year’s Top Authoring Tools Companies List was based on the following criteria:
- Leadership and innovation of authoring tool
- Breadth and quality of authoring tool features and capabilities
- Company size and growth potential
- Quality and number of clients
- Awards, recognition and competitive differentiation
Due to the diversity of services included in authoring tools, no attempt is made to rank the top companies.
iSpring Solutions, Inc.
iSpring Solutions is an international software company that provides professional e-learning authoring tools used by over 13,000 companies and 1,500 educational institutions. iSpring is committed to developing high-quality desktop and web-based solutions for e-learning. iSpring is recognized for its well-engineered products and exceptional support.
We believe that thanks to new technologies, education can be egalitarian and easily accessible. With the results of our vision, and because of the quality of our technologies, there are more than 30 companies from all over the world that use mAuthor, and thousands of pupils who can learn in a safe, engaging and fully interactive way.
gomo learning limited
Brighton United Kingdom
Global organizations choose the gomo learning suite for the creation and delivery of their mission critical e-learning projects. gomo provides the world’s leading responsive HTML5 e-learning authoring, hosting and analytics suite. "gomo is a product that embodies the functionality and capability needed by today's modern learning organization."
New York, New York
Articulate Storyline is a tool for creating interactive courses and content. Articulate Studio is an easy way to create courses from PowerPoint content. Both publish to Flash, HTML5, and iPad, so learners can access Articulate courses on nearly any device.
Lectora by Trivantis is a leading e-learning authoring software with Responsive Course Design for easy mobile-friendly development. Responsive Course Design provides a timesaving “design once, publish to all devices” approach to creating content for all devices.
dominKnow's DNA is of a learning company with a focus on e-learning authoring solutions to empower designers, as opposed to a software company who happens to focus on the training industry. In 2017, our innovations brought responsive authoring, software simulation, content management and traditional e-learning all into a single cloud-based platform
Bedfordshire United Kingdom
What other people say about you is worth far more than what you say yourself, so here are some words from a client. He values not only our skill at creating great products, but the expert help that goes alongside it, too: “You guys have a real vested interest in making your tools work for the customer.”
Xyleme is the learning content management platform of choice for the visionaries who understand that learning content is an asset and are looking for innovative ways to change the way learning is created and delivered. Our platform is for companies that have complex content, helping them author, publish and deliver learning content efficiently.
CD2 is a client-focused organization with a goal of providing clients with truly innovative technology and their users with a more compelling learning experience. To do this, we constantly create new capabilities to meet the needs of our clients and the industry.
MOS Chorus LCMS and MOS Solo authoring tools enable the creation of RAID (rapid agile instructional design) online and in collaborative mode. MOS Chorus LMS enables “Haute Couture” portals (full customization of learners’ environment).
St. Louis, Missouri
ej4 creates custom videos for clients that help communicate everything from product knowledge, selling techniques, culture education, and much more. ej4 offers clients the option to pick and choose: use off-the-shelf content for some topics, customize others and/or create new videos.
eXact learning solutions
eXact learning solutions is a leading, business solution provider in the field of digital learning content management. Its content lifecycle care solutions include collaborative content creation, structured and workflow-based content management, and multiple output delivery of content in any desired format.
Hoboken, New Jersey
With more than 12 million users, CrossKnowledge is an engaging, forward-looking digital learning solution, driving business outcomes and the ability to transform individuals and entire organizations. We provide a customized, fully integrated learning solution and implement it at unmatched velocity.
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource is a new force in corporate learning with two learning technology platforms, Intrepid Learn and Intrepid Discover, both of which offer corporate learning authoring options. Both are learner-centric, intuitive and move the needle for organizations solving their most critical business challenges.
The Game Agency
The Game Agency are game developers who create games for K-12 and Fortune 500 clients to complement their educational and training initiatives and to increase engagement and retention while providing tons of actionable data to measure the effectiveness of their campaigns.
Talentsoft Learning is a key figure in software and services dedicated to blended learning training (on-site and distance training). Support is provided to businesses from all industries by enhancing their skills and human capital.
San Jose, California
Adobe Captivate has been the pioneer and industry leader in providing the best workflow for creating responsive e-learning courses. With Captivate 2017 the workflow is made simpler and more intuitive. Fluid Boxes automatically rearranges and resizes the content to fit the screen dimension.
MyEcontentFactory by Gutenberg Technologies empowers your e-learning, blended learning or digital publishing strategy to rapidly produce and distribute your web and mobile educational applications at scale.
Brighton United Kingdom
Elucidat’s authoring platform helps ambitious teams to create and manage successful elearning at scale. Providing leading training providers and global organizations with award winning technology and unparalleled support, Elucidat has reached over 3 million learners.
Berkshire United Kingdom
Since 2004, Growth Engineering – learner engagement superheroes – have been fighting against dull online learning. We create user-focused learning technology solutions that are proven to change behaviors. Our game-based content authoring tool, Genie, has helped achieve some great results for some of the world’s biggest organizations.