What do you like best?
There are so many topics and courses to choose from. I also like the ability to filter what criteria best meets my learning needs. I like the ability to search for a particular topic, i.e. Trust, Giving Feedback, Compliance, Wound Care, etc.
What do you dislike?
When I search for a particular topic, i.e., building trust, feedback, teamwork, etc., hundreds of courses come up related to the subject; however, some courses come up that have no relation to the subject. This is frustrating as well as embarrassing when I am demonstrating the "search" feature to individuals and large groups. I also do not like that a large portion of the content is presented via slides with audio. Also, some of the content that I would really be interested in falls outside of Open Sesame Plus.
Recommendations to others considering the product
If you can afford a more elaborate sophisticated learning solution, I would encourage you to do that. SkillSoft is very complex and sometimes difficult to navigate. On the other hand, Open Sesame is simple and the content is robust and very competitive when it comes to pricing.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Open Sesame addresses our needs related to "just-in-time" training; however, our managers are not using the resource and therefore our ROI is very bad. We have also had to crosswalk the content to our leadership competencies to ensure that leaders are not wasting there time searching and participating in content that does not meet their needs or is inferior. We are primarily using it to address Leadership Development.