TechValidate Research on OpenSesame

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573 Customers Surveyed

4,915 Data Points Collected

148 Published TechFacts

18 Published Charts

49 Published Case Studies

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OpenSesame Case Study

Medium Enterprise Insurance Company expands elearning library with OpenSesame


This case study of a medium enterprise insurance company is based on a June 2017 survey of OpenSesame customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Our resources are limited and can create a limited amount of content. OpenSesame instantly allows us to expand our library and audience-base to make more Department heads happier.


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select OpenSesame:

  • Faced the following challenges when providing online training to learners at their company:
    • Low completion rates
    • Low utilization rates
    • Cost
    • Using a learning management system (LMS)
  • Offered 0-100 training courses to their learners prior to using OpenSesame.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with OpenSesame:

  • Able to offer 101-500 training courses to their learners after purchasing OpenSesame.
  • Able to train 51-75% more employees after purchasing OpenSesame.

OpenSesame Customer Research

Average savings with OpenSesame

How much money did your company save after using OpenSesame?

More than $25,000: 28%
$10,000-24,999: 17%
$5,000-9,999: 21%
$0-4,999: 34%

OpenSesame Customer Statistic

40% of organizations surveyed agreed that collecting meaningful data is a top challenge in measuring the success of their training.


OpenSesame Case Study

Federal government agency saves time, money with OpenSesame


This case study of a federal government is based on a November 2016 survey of OpenSesame customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“OpenSesame saves me time finding and administering courses for my learners.”

“OpenSesame saves my company money in delivering and administering training courses for our learners.”

“OpenSesame has allowed our diverse organization to reach a new level.”


The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select OpenSesame:

  • Major organizational learning and development challenges:
    • Building a learning culture at their company
    • Getting leadership to support training
    • Building future leaders
    • Serving the needs of different job functions (sales, marketing, leadership)

Use Case

Learning and development profiles:

  • Uses the following learning management system (LMS):
    • Cornerstone on Demand
  • Primary reasons for purchasing OpenSesame:
    • It integrated with their current LMS
    • The catalog had the courses they were looking for
    • The catalog had high-quality courses
    • The breadth of the catalog satisfies the broad needs of their company
  • Main categories / courses used from OpenSesame:
    • Leadership and business skill
    • Industry-specific
    • Technology (Microsoft Office, Google/G Suite Applications)


  • Has seen the following benefits since using OpenSesame:
    • Realized a return on their investment in OpenSesame in 4 – 6 months.
    • Can find the right training courses
    • Can find training courses of high-quality
    • Can easily evaluate and curate the training courses they need
    • Lowered training costs
    • Improved employee utilization of training
  • Rates the following OpenSesame features compared to other companies delivering course content:
    • Breadth and quality of courses: best in class
    • Affordability: best in class
    • Customer service: best in class when compared to
    • Ease of administering courses: best in class
    • Integration with their LMS: best in class

OpenSesame Customer Research

Increased efficiency in L&D department

Since you started using OpenSesame, how has your training program become more efficient?

Offered more elearning courses and topics
Spent less internal resources and time building training courses
Average courses taken per learner has increased
Reduced L&D spend
Improved training ROI

OpenSesame Customer Testimonial

OpenSesame’s pay per use feature

OpenSesame allows us to use pay per use so we are in charge of our spending, instead of forcing a subscription where I may only use 100 courses out of 3000 that I am paying for.

Jason Kimball, Human Resources Manager, HMS

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About OpenSesame

Leading organizations depend on OpenSesame to train millions of employees. An entirely new and better way—easier, more economical, with less risk—to access the best on-­demand training. With thousands of business, safety, technology, and compliance courses, OpenSesame helps train organizations of any size.

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