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LMS Reviews: Docebo LMS

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Here is a hypothetical scenario — your company just developed a new hi-tech diagnostic control for automobiles and put you in charge to find a way to certify 1347 global technicians working for 300 of your channel partners across North America.  You have an operations and not a training background and you think a LMS is a car.  Luckily you  have access to all the marketing and maintenance materials for the new product.  Oh, by the way, you’re given 30 days to find and launch a solution.  What do you do?  Go!

Well, after reviewing Docebo, I would go and evaluate them. Docebo has built a pure cloud LMS that over 28,000 organizations have used globally since 2005.  (By the way, it’s pronounced “doe-chea-bo” and not “doe-see-bo” or “dos-a-bo” )

Back to our scenario…with Docebo you could:

  • Go to their website and sign up for a free 14 day LMS trial with no credit card and no implementation fees
  • Use their wizard to launch your LMS and brand it with your company logo, background and colors in 5 minutes
  • Upload your Power Point presentations, PDFs, Video, Audio, Word, files and easily assemble into learning paths  — in French Canadian, English and Spanish or 30 other languages
  • Create a test to certify learners  knowledge
  • Create a game with points, awards and leaderboards to encourage and motivate technicians to complete
  • Upload a spreadsheet with the 1347 users, create accounts and assign them the appropriate learning path based on their organization
  • Send a notification to the users informing them and their managers of their training requirements, the game and how to log in
  • Provide managers or owners of the channel partners mobile dashboards and progress reports for their employees
  • Provide custom certificates upon completion

Done — with 29.5 days to spare.  Welcome to the new breed of LMS providers.

The Docebo LMS is designed to support straightforward learning and elearning scenarios –easily.  Originally adopted by small and medium sized businesses, over the last 24 months they have grown to also support larger, enterprise-level solutions.

Docebo uses a “connector” strategy to extend the application with their own functionality, 3rd party functionality and much more.  They emulate the Apple or Android store where you can shop for free or paid apps, download, install and immediately use.  I installed a bunch of Docebo and 3rd party apps and it worked flawlessly.  Here are some examples of their out-of-the-box connectors:

  • Extended Docebo Features — Blogs, Custom Domain, Course Catalog, e-Commerce, Labels, Enrollment Rules, ILT Classroom, Gamification, Learning Plans,  Notifications, Power Users and White Labeling
  • Social Learning Network Apps — Use your log on credentials from Facebook, Gmail, Google Apps, LinkedIn and Twitter  to create LMS accounts and populate profile data
  • Virtual Classroom Connectors — Integrate with WebEx, Adobe Connect, GoTo Meeting, OnSync and TeleSkill
  • 3rd Party Integrations –Tie portals, websites and blogs to the LMS include Joomla, WordPress, Vivocha, Google Analytics and Drupal

With the connector strategy, you can turn on and pay for only the exact functionality you need.  They have one of the most robust and fastest growing connector libraries out of all the LMS solutions we reviewed.

My Assessment:  Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second extended enterprise or internal LMS.  They can manage eLearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce.    They are easy-to-use, start, integrate, manage and license.  Based on their rapid pace of development and connector strategy, you will be hearing more about them.


Docebo LMS Extended Enterprise Vitals


LMS Name: Docebo


Twitter: @Docebo

Contact Information:   Docebo has about 10 global offices you can find here

Extended Enterprise Ready:  Yes

Types of Extended Enterprise Expertise Learning Supported:

  • Partner Channel
  • Franchise
  • Customer
  • Association
  • For Profit Training


  • Focus on ease of use for all users including administrators
  • Highly extensible solution allows access and sharing of data with dozens of external systems
  • Easy to do business with great customer service
  • Easy and inexpensive to get going

Licensing and Certification Features:

  • Basic creation of a blended learning path with certificate award upon completion
  • No support for recertification, nor and/or logic within learning path

Adaptive Learning Features:

  • Can create custom fields in user profile and use those fields as group inclusion/exclusion criteria and also as filter criteria in reports
  • Configurable roles feature (Power User)

eCommerce Features: 

  • Browse catalog before log on
  • Integration with Paypal and other payment gateways
  • Assign a price to a piece of content
  • Shopping cart and checkout

State and Global Taxation Features:  None found

Social Collaboration Features: 

  • Blogs tied to users, groups and courses
  • Comments and threaded discussion groups
  • Create user account and sign on with Facebook, Twitter, Linked, Gmail and Google Apps

Mobile Features:

  • Fully responsive LMS for tablets but not smartphones
  • Smartphone user apps in short term road map

Gamification Features:  

  • Leaderboard
  • Badges and points

Virtual Classroom Features:

  • Off-the-shelf integration with Cisco WebEx and Adobe Connect, GoTo Meeting,  OnSync, BigBlueButton and Teleskill

Globalization Features: 

  • Available in 30 languages including Farsi and Arabic (right to left orientation languages)
  • Editing tool allows you to customize and perfect each language localization
  • You must have a separate “course” for each language version
  • Support for global currencies


  • 100% cloud SaaS solution
  • Multi-tenant is standard with available upgrade to “Enterprise” private cloud deployment


Docebo “connectors” provides off-the-shelf integration via Advanced Programming Interfaces (APIs) with 3rd party systems such as HR management solutions, eCommerce applications, web conference tools and more.


  • Summary, standard and custom reports
  • Basic minimally configurable core reports show all data and are exportable
  • Nice dashboards views for different types of users
  • Custom profile fields automatically displayed in reports
  • Advanced report has a little wizard feature to take you through a few steps to your tailored report

Links to Whitepapers and Webinars on Extended Enterprise Learning

Links to Case Studies on Extended Enterprise Learning:  

  • International Parking Institute utilizes Docebo LMS to train parking professionals from member organizations in every industry globally
  • VeeamSoftware, a Swiss IT company, provides content to over 50,000 channel partners resulting in 3000 engagements per month and 10,000 certifications
  • SealedAir, a global leader in food safety and security, uses Docebo to train 25,000 customers on its products and services

Links to Online Demos:

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About Talented Learning LMS Reviews

Talented Learning’s LMS reviews provide initial screening of vendors for extended enterprise suitability.  Vendors have lots of information on their websites, public demos, private demos, case studies, position papers, press releases and social media sites.  We review and summarize all of this information to determine if a vendor has a focus on extended enterprise learning technology, where that focus is and what type of solutions they provide. We’ll then follow up and really dig into the information so you don’t have to.  If we find a LMS vendor to be purely internal LMS focused, we’ll document that also and follow up with them in subsequent phases. Today’s LMS review is on Docebo.

John Leh
About John Leh (98 Articles)
John Leh is CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. John is an LMS selection consultant and eLearning industry blogger focused on helping organizations plan and implement technology strategies that support extended enterprise learning. John has almost 20 years of experience in the LMS industry, having served as a trusted adviser to more than 100 learning organizations with a total technology spend of more than $50 million. John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal. You can connect with John on Twitter (@JohnLeh) or LinkedIn.

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