Your Guide to Software Selection

Litmos vs Docebo

Corporate training initiatives have become increasingly commonplace in today’s business. They’ve been shown to increase employee engagement, as well as retention. In fact, 70% of people say that training/development in the workplace influences their decision to stay with their current employer. And let’s be honest, there really isn’t much of a downside to helping your employees improve their job-applicable skills.

Not too surprisingly, the learning management system, aka LMS, market size has grown right along with those corporate training initiatives. There’s no shortage of LMS vendors available, each of which offers a plethora of courses and management features. Two of the best and most popular LMS solutions are Litmos LMS and Docebo LMS. What makes these two systems so popular, and what sets them apart from one another? Let’s compare Litmos vs Docebo:


Let’s start with what’s similar between the two. Both systems provide custom branding, unlimited storage of courses and learner data and can support SCORM and xAPI (aka Tin Can API) standards. Additionally, you can sell your courses on each system’s marketplace, so other companies in your industry can benefit from your courses (and you can bring in some additional revenue for your trouble).

The main feature that businesses want out of their LMS is a course builder. Courses, after all, are how your employees actually learn whatever new skills they need. Both Litmos and Docebo have intuitive and very customizable course builders, so you can’t go wrong with either one.

The most useful feature of each course builder, however, is the ability to create custom learning paths. Courses by themselves can teach certain skills, but several courses combined can teach entire concepts. Generally speaking, trying to teach an entire concept in one course would require either a massive course or a rushed one. But when you create a learning path, you allow learners to learn skills sequentially, so they can progress in manageable increments.

That’s enough of the similarities, so now let’s look at the differences. Although both Litmos and Docebo can add several kinds of content to your courses, that content differs slightly. Litmos’ courses are mostly focused on video training, but you can also add other content like pages of text, PowerPoint presentations and quizzes.

Docebo also allows you to add most types of content, although PowerPoint presentations aren’t supported. Google Drive integration is, however, so if you want to add a PowerPoint presentation, you can just make it in Google Slides in order to add it. Unique to Docebo is the ability to import pre-built courses. This helps you save a lot of time if you’ve already built courses previously and just want to add them to the system.

Types of Training

When it comes to the style of training offered, Litmos and Docebo compare favorably to one another. Both provide online-only courses that learners can complete at their own pace, as they learn from video content, text or presentations that you upload.

But what if you want your employees to learn from an instructor? You’re in luck, because both systems provide instructor-led training functionality. If you want to provide in-person training, you can use Litmos or Docebo to schedule classroom training, provide materials for it and track your learners’ progress. In addition, virtual instructor-led training is available. Both Litmos and Docebo provide web conferencing integration so your learners can get all the perks of classroom training from their desk, couch or anywhere else they want to learn.

Docebo has Litmos beat in the training category, however. In addition to the types of training mentioned above, Docebo offers hybrid courses, or as they call it, blended learning. These are courses that combine elements of online, self-paced learning with instructor-led training. It’s becoming commonplace among universities, and it’s making its way into the business world. If this option appeals to you, then Docebo may be the better LMS software for you.


Gamification has become an incredibly popular feature today, appearing in every area from fitness to healthcare to food. Apps such as Fitbit award badges for reaching certain milestones, and provide leaderboards so everyone can see who’s at the top of the proverbial class.

Litmos and Docebo bring gamification to your learners, making their skill development more fun, engaging and even competitive. Just like Fitbit and other gamification apps, both LMS solutions allow you to set up gamification for your courses. You can set up both systems to award badges for making progress in a course or a learning path, and set up leaderboards for your business so that your employees can get competitive over who’s learning the most.

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Tracking and Reporting

Litmos and Docebo offer tracking and reporting capabilities, so you can monitor your employees’ learning. You can set up custom reports or data tracking, in case there’s a unique aspect you want to track. Litmos has the edge here, however, thanks to its favorite reports feature. This allows you to specify the reports that you run the most, including any custom ones. Whenever you need to run one of your favorited reports, you can save a lot of time and clicks of the mouse with this feature.

Additionally, Litmos has a slight edge in the usability of its reporting features. That’s not to say that Docebo’s reporting is difficult to use by any means, but Litmos is just slightly easier, further supplanting its advantage in this category.


When it comes to deployment, there’s really no separating Litmos from Docebo. Both LMS solutions are deployed exclusively on the cloud, with no on-premise options available. They both also come with their own mobile apps, so you can participate in and/or manage courses from your mobile device of choice.

Target Customers

When it comes to the businesses that Litmos and Docebo cater to, there’s little difference. Both focus mostly on mid-sized businesses and large enterprises. That said, they’re both viable for for smaller businesses, albeit Litmos less so. Litmos’ cheapest plan requires a minimum of 50 users, so if you’re a smaller business that won’t require 50 or more active users, you may lean towards Docebo.

Extra Features

After everything you’ve seen above, you’re probably noticing that there’s a lot that’s similar between Litmos and Docebo. So what are the extra features that each LMS software provides? In other words, what really sets them apart?

Litmos has more pre-built integrations than Docebo has. While both offer integration with software such as Salesforce, Shopify, Zendesk and Google, Litmos offers integration with a wider variety of systems. More specifically, Litmos offers integrations with more HR, CRM and financial management platforms. Litmos also has a special pricing tier specifically for including Salesforce integration.

Docebo, on the other hand, offers more robust multi-lingual support. Litmos provides support for 22 different languages, but Docebo also includes localization. This means that Docebo does more than straight translation; it also makes your content more relevant for each particular region. This way, when a course is translated, learning is easier and more engaging for the employees in that region.


As cloud LMS solutions, both Litmos and Docebo follow the typical SaaS pricing model of paying per user, per month. What’s important to note for both systems is that you only pay for your active users, which are defined as users who log in and access any piece of content during a certain billing period. This means that you can have as many users as you want, but you’ll only pay for the ones that actually use it.

Litmos has three separate plans, the price of which is determined based on how many users you have. You can opt for Pro, which is just the LMS software; Pro + Courses, which provides access to the LMS and the course library; or Salesforce, which is the LMS with Salesforce integration. The Pro and Salesforce plans require a minimum of 150 users, while Pro + Courses requires a minimum of 50 users. For all three plans, the more users you have, the cheaper the price gets.

Here’s a quick breakdown of Litmos’ pricing:

  • Pro
    • 151 – 500 active users: $4/user/month
    • 501 – 1,000 active users: $3/user/month
    • 1,001 – 1M active users: only available upon request
  • Pro + Courses
    • 50 – 150 active users: $9/user/month
    • 151 – 500 active users: $6/user/month
    • 501 – 1,000 active users: $5/user/month
    • 1,001 – 1M active users: only available upon request
  • Salesforce
    • 151 – 500 active users: $6/user/month
    • 501 – 1,000 active users: $5/user/month
    • 1,001 – 1M active users: only available upon request

Docebo also offers three plans: Starter, Advanced and Enterprise. Starter is available for up to 100 users, and it includes the fewest features. It still has plenty, but it doesn’t provide gamification or very many integrations. Advanced is available for up to 300 users, providing almost every feature most businesses need other than Salesforce integration. Enterprise includes the entire breadth of features available, in addition to one of two optional special onboarding packages. Both Advanced and Enterprise also include training, so you know how to use the system. Specific pricing is only available upon request.

Final Verdict

So who wins our comparison of Litmos vs Docebo? Overall, we give the slight edge to Docebo, for several reasons. Its offerings of blended learning and localization, in addition to its viability for small businesses, wins us over.

But Litmos is still a very comparable and useful system. Businesses that focus heavily on reporting and easy integration might prefer Litmos, since its reporting features are slightly better and it offers more integration.

At the end of the day, the decision is up to you. Based on the information above, which system fulfills all of your needs the most?

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