What is Watershed?

"Watershed is a customizable learning analytics platform that enables organizations to collect and study learning experiences and how they impact business outcomes."

Watershed is a Learning Analytics Platform (LAP) that measures training effectiveness, performance improvement, and business impact to help maximize investments in learning.

Built on an xAPI-conformant Learning Record Store (LRS), Watershed's comprehensive learning analytics technology enables corporate training and learning departments to explore all their learning and performance data in one place.

Watershed has experience working with clients such as Visa, Caterpillar, PwC, and Bridgestone Americas, just to name a few.

Watershed scored 68/100 in the Learning Record Store (LRS) category. This is based on press buzz (32/100), recent user trends (falling), and other relevant information on Watershed gathered from around the web.

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Watershed Product Overview

  • Use prebuilt reports that answer common questions about learners

  • Get out-of-the-box functionality to quickly start collecting and exploring data outside an LMS

  • Create unlimited Dashboards and fill them with as many reports as you need.

  • Keep your learning data in an open system you control.

  • Share custom analytics reports, charts, and graphs.

  • Track all learning, wherever it happens.

  • SSO, HRIS integration, custom styling, demanding SLAs, sandbox accounts & more

  • Connect learning with business outcomes.

  • Make learning a strategic function within your company.

Languages: English

Watershed Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • A/B Testing
  • Analytics
  • API
  • Application Tracking
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Big Data
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Integration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Incentive Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Training
  • External Integrations
  • Feedback Management
  • Forecasting
  • Gamification
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Onboarding
  • Password & Access Management
  • Scheduling
  • SEO
  • Timesheets
  • Travel Management
  • Vacation Calendar
  • Video Courses
  • Time Management
  • Employee Engagement
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Watershed Pricing Plans

Essentials LRS

  • Unlimited statements
  • Track unlimited users
  • Report on up to 300 learners
  • Dashboard with demo data to get started
  • Out-of-the-box functionality
  • Prebuilt reports
  • Data export in CSV or JSON format
  • Self-serve knowledge base
  • Developer tools


/month (reporting on 1,000 learners included)
  • Watershed Learning Record Store
  • Unlimited xAPI Statements
  • Unlimited xAPI Activities
  • Assisted Client Support
  • Preconfigured Dashboards
  • Report Builder
  • Snapshot Report Sharing
  • Dynamic Report Sharing
  • Unlimited Data Export
  • Full xAPI Access
  • Data Conversion Engine
  • Report Embedding
  • xAPI Data Download via CSV
  • Aggregated CSV Exporting
  • Real-Time Data Feeds
  • Learner Grouping
  • Developer & Debugging Tools
  • Internal & External Learner Tracking


/month (reporting on 1,000 learners included)
  • Everything in the Analyst Tier
  • Advanced Reporting & Analysis
  • Learning Program Analysis
  • User Impersonation
  • Branding Options
  • Extended Watershed API Access


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  • Everything in the Analyst & CLO tiers
  • Sandbox Accounts
  • HR Integrations
  • Custom Permissions & Restrictions
  • Custom Hosting Options
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Enhanced Security Requirements
  • Demanding SLAs

Plans starting from: $1,600.00/month Credit card required: No

Watershed FAQs

Does Watershed offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Watershed provides personal, one-on-one client support and guidance to Analyst, CLO, and Enterprise tiers. This includes custom onboarding plans for new clients who receive technical guidance to properly configure Watershed and assistance to ensure all users get the most out of their data.

Our Implementation Specialist acts as a project manager to make sure clients have all the resources and advice they need to get started with Watershed as quickly as possible. In addition to assisting with any required technical setup, we provide a knowledge base and tool-related training to ensure client success—such as developing dashboards and reports to address clients' unique business and learning objectives.

What platforms does Watershed support?

Watershed can integrate with nearly any platform or tool that supports xAPI, exposes access to their API, or offers the ability to export CSV data. A few examples of platforms Watershed supports include SAP, Cornerstone OnDemand, Salesforce, and more.

What is Watershed generally used for?

Watershed is a learning analytics platform designed with learning and development in mind. Organizations can explore all their learning and performance data in one place and measure how L&D programs are impacting the business while also providing insights to effectively measure and validate L&D investments.

Does Watershed offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Yes. Watershed has a robust permissions system where organizations can control who has access to data about which people and who can access different reporting dashboards. Users can collaborate by creating reports and measures that they share with the rest of their organization.

Does Watershed integrate with any other apps?

Watershed makes it easy to integrate with several popular platforms—including Tableau, Salesforce, Moodle, and xapiapps, just to name a few.

Who are the main user groups of Watershed?

Watershed is mainly used by Learning and Development departments, line managers, and other stakeholders who are interested in learning analytics for learners and learning programs in their organizations.

What are some applications Watershed is commonly used in tandem with?

Watershed can receive data from any Learning Record Provider following the xAPI specification and then display that data in a range of flexible reports. Our website includes a directory of Certified Watershed Data Sources that we’ve tested and confirmed send good xAPI data—including Zapier, Pathgather, Articulate, and more.

Does Watershed offer an API?

Watershed provides several APIs that allow users to integrate Watershed with external applications. These APIs allow outside applications to access a wide range of Watershed’s capabilities, including:

  • sending data into the learning record store (LRS);
  • retrieving aggregated report data; and
  • managing core entities—such as organizational metadata, dashboards, cards, accomplishments, and accounts.
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