Cloud Assess vs SAP SuccessFactors Learning

Cloud Assess vs SAP SuccessFactors Learning

Finding an ideal digital learning platform for your business can be challenging. There are countless options online that fit various business types and models. Some of these are tailored towards large enterprises – such as SAP SuccessFactors. However, large platforms such as these can present a problem.

They often lack flexibility and scale poorly to smaller companies. One solution can’t be everything to everyone – or can it?

SAP SuccessFactors offers various products. However, given the focus on learning, we’ll be taking a closer look at their learning management system and how it stacks up to Cloud Assess, a purpose-built software with many useful features that could help you scale your learning efforts. Let’s dive right into Cloud Assess vs. SuccessFactors Learning.

Comparison Overview (TLDR)

Cloud Assess offers training providers and businesses access to a customisable training platform. It gives you all the tools that you need for course authoring, content management, learner management and more in a single platform. Better still, it’s pricing models make learning and skill development accessible to companies of any size – small or enterprise.

However, Cloud Assess is a relatively stand-alone solution when compared to SAP. SuccessFactors Learning is one part of a large-scale ‘human capital management’ system, as they term it. They offer solutions for resource, supply chain, financial and spend management alongside training for your teams. However, the training that they provide isn’t customisable. They gather courses from a variety of third-party providers but don’t offer course creation tools.

If you’re a large enterprise looking for full-scale HR management across your workforce, then SAP may be a good fit for your needs. However, if you need a tailored training solution that accommodates course creation and distribution within your small or large business, Cloud Assess is a better solution.

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Company Backgrounds

History of Cloud Assess

Cloud Assess began as a focused training software for registered training organisations (RTO’s) in Australia in 2012. It has since expanded its offering to cater to a wide range of businesses across various industries across the globe.

A strong focus on compliance for regulated industries is a large part of the success of Cloud Assess and remains a core focus of its product.

History of SuccessFactors

Successfactors got its start in 2001 as a performance management platform. It steadily expanded its product offerings, creating additional modules which could be purchased alongside SuccessFactors.

By 2012, SuccessFactors was acquired by SAP and rebranded as SAP SuccessFactors. It was then developed into a full HR suite of products, with its learning management system (LMS) entering the market as recently as 2021. In this article, we will focus specifically on this LMS solution.

Product Offerings & Use Cases

Cloud Assess

Cloud Assess is an LMS with a powerful course and assessment builder. It offers an intuitive learner experience from enrolment through to digital badging. It also offers powerful workflow automation, forms, integrations, reporting, and compliance management. Everything is highly customisable, ensuring a bespoke and industry-specific learning experience for employees and customers alike.

Finally, it offers an adaptable and affordable pricing structure that accommodates businesses of all sizes.

Cloud Assess is a good fit for:

  • Training providers (especially those in regulated industries)
  • Small and large businesses that require an adaptive LMS
  • Training institutions or businesses that value custom, in-house training

SAP SuccessFactors Learning

SAP SuccessFactors Learning offers an enterprise LMS that offers self-directed learning from a vast library of curated content. This content is gathered from third-party providers and are supported through guided learning and AI-driven recommendations, which offer intuitive learning experience.

It also features powerful reporting capabilities and compliance management that help keep employees in line with industry standards and regulations.

Since SAP Learning does not offer a custom course builder, it is best suited to:

  • Enterprise-level businesses with general training needs
  • Companies that already make use of other SAP and SuccessFactor solutions
  • Businesses that want to focus on self-paced and self-driven training for their teams.

Unique Selling Points

Cloud Assess USPs

Customisable Solutions

Offers branded solutions that provide total flexibility to organisations with various needs.

Scalable Learning

Provides businesses of all sizes with the tools they need to effectively train their teams.

Powerful Assessment

Offers various assessment types including practical assessments and structured observations.

Compliance Focused

Designed for strictly regulated industries with stringent demand in employee training.

Digitise Content

Get rid of old paper-based methods and introduce your training department to the digital age.


Grants offline training, perfect for remote areas or work sites with poor connectivity.

SuccessFactor Learning USPs


Personalised recommendations based on artificial intelligence and peer suggestions.

Curated Content

Expert-led, multimodal content through partnerships with third-party providers.

Engaging Learning

Enhances engagement with features like bookmarking and calendar integrations.

Feature Comparison