Who Uses HowNow?

From fast-growing scale ups to corporates, we work with forward-thinking organisations across different sectors to onboard, upskill and enable their people.

What Is HowNow?

Get the best of both worlds, with a consumer-grade learning experience with enterprise-ready learning management. Trusted by more than 10,000 teams to drive performance at fast-growing companies like depop, Gymshark, checkout.com, Investec and Telenor.

HowNow Details

HowNow

https://gethownow.com/

Founded 2016

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HowNow pricing overview

HowNow has a free version and offers a free trial. HowNow paid version starts at N/A.


Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

HowNow deployment and support

Support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

HowNow Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Course Authoring
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Gamification
  • Interactive Content
  • Learning Management
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Recommendations
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Third Party Course Library
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support

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  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Employee Portal
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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HowNow Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.6
Customer Service 4.8
Features 4.4
Value for Money 4.7

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Amitej K.
Amitej K.
Head of Operations
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 07/02/2020

"Intuitive and helpful tool to drive learning and trainings!"

Comments: A lack of the necessary programme development and UX design skills amongst some departments saw us using HowNow to turn those weaknesses into strengths for our business. We've been able to now give our employees confidence with those areas skills, by creating assessments and using content for them to access at any time. Knowledge was found in different areas within our business, and it was difficult to give the right departments, the information they need specifically. HowNow gave us guidance on how to best store our content, learning materials, reports, etc., on the platform.

Pros: I really appreciate the fact that the platform is intuitive yet simple enough to not confuse you, as you build out your training programmes. The system has helped our senior-level team members to streamline how we onboard our fresh talent. We were looking for a platform that would provide us with the technology to support our development programmes, by allowing our employees to easily access information, and cut out the time spent searching for their materials.

Cons: As we were urgently in need of a way to evaluate the skills throughout our business, and fast-track the data around them, HowNow became the ideal solution for us. For this reason, we'd actually recommend the software and don't have any cons.

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  • Reviewed on 07/02/2020
Amy J.
Amy J.
Knowledge Management Consultant
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/07/2020

"Great Platform That Keeps Getting Better"

Comments: Overall, we are very pleased with our purchase and especially the support we are receiving. We only expect things to get better as the feature set evolves over time.

Pros: This platform is perfect for our transition to a "knowledge centered support" organization and a culture of co-workers sharing knowledge. We've already seen some great user-generated articles and videos that have been well received. Contributors have all remarked on how easy it is to create content. Compliance courses are now 100% completed by the deadline--a huge improvement over our old LMS. Our company also appreciates how quickly we can create new channels for browsing content. Beyond the current feature set, HowNow is continuously improving its platform, and is happy to consider and sometimes act on your requests. The support team is hands-down the best I have ever seen--despite the fact that the company is 8 hours ahead of us!

Cons: There is no good way to transfer your existing LMS files to the HowNow platform. This required a lot of manual labor. As an app, it is very easy to accidentally delete your work (despite the "Delete" confirmation box). My pet peeve as an admin is that I can't simply switch to another role in the system to make a video or screen shot.

Alternatives Considered: Learn Amp, Cornerstone LMS, Kallidus Learn and iSpring Learn

Reasons for Choosing HowNow: Hated everything about it except some more powerful reporting capabilities (if you could figure out how to use them). The value was not there, particularly as support was very expensive through our local reseller.

Switched From: Totara Learn

Reasons for Switching to HowNow: I looked at many more platforms, actually. HowNow delivered our most important requirement--a focus on user-generated content, with the support needed to make sure this happened--within our budget. It really is in its own class.

Vendor Response

by HowNow on 20/07/2020

Thank you for the feedback, Amy. We are working on optimising data migration from other platforms.

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  • Reviewed on 16/07/2020
Sara E.
Learning & Development HR business partner
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/09/2021

"overall a good L&D solution"

Comments: user friendly and easy to navigate, all you training are in history and your library also has a separate tab for all mandatory courses.

Pros: Its easy to use, modern and chic look, sends you recommendations based on your previous history and likings. it also has a big library. i really liked it. only thing I miss is that it doesn't reflect the hours progress or completion that how many hours you have spent on learnings.

Cons: only thing I miss is that it doesn't reflect the hours progress or completion that how many hours you have spent on learnings.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/09/2021
Gemma P.
People Director
Real Estate, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/11/2020

"Training with a difference"

Comments: I have had experience in implementing new systems before; some have been good, others not so. For this reason, I was super cautious about signing the dotted line in case what was promised wasn't delivered. The set up process was easier than I could have ever imagined and the support we have been given (and continue to be given) is brilliant. I'm very pleased we went with this product.

Pros: I liked that it was suitable for our business (or any business) and how the content continuously refreshes and updates due to the RSS feeds it has integrated with. I saw so many alternatives that had a stock pile of training courses that might be a bit dry or just not very engaging whereas HowNow is the complete opposite to the traditional training platform and that really suited our culture.

Cons: Genuinely can't think of anything and we're about a month post launch!

Alternatives Considered: eloomi and SAP Litmos

Reasons for Switching to HowNow: In a word - longevity. I wanted a product that enables us to create our own content for our brand but also provide content to support our goals - particularly for our size business and size of our HR team. Other products, particularly for our budget, didn't match the functionality or the ability to maintain engagement so readily.

Vendor Response

by HowNow on 30/11/2020

Thanks so much for your feedback Gemma!
It's great to know that the platform suits your organisation's culture, and we look forward to continuing to work together :)

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  • Reviewed on 19/11/2020
Hollie K.
Customer Care Manager
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/05/2021

"What's not to love?"

Comments: I am still quite new to using the software but love the ability to monitor which of the team have used it and the #mustdo, the ability to keep the content current by setting review dates and just the range of tools such as videos, articles and modules.

Pros: Creating content whether this be a article or whole module, the HowNow system has so many different and current useful content.

Cons: Initially using the system is difficult as it's almost a new language to learn, such as nuggets etc.

Vendor Response

by HowNow on 08/06/2021

Thanks so much for your amazing feedback Hollie - it's great to hear that our range of content types and features are helping you in your learning journey!

We'll take a look at creating some new onboarding content in the meantime to help with the learning of this new language!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/05/2021