DJ Anderson

VP, Communications

Mariangel Babbel

Director, Communications

Oct 24, 2017

Independent Consulting Study Finds Pluralsight Delivers 295 Percent ROI

Total Economic Impact Study Shows Pluralsight Empowers Faster Product Development, PV of $11.3 Million

SILICON SLOPES – Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform, today announced the results of a new Forrester Consulting study that examined the financial impact companies gain from using Pluralsight’s technology learning platform. The Total Economic Impact™ Of Pluralsight, an October 2017 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Pluralsight, found that Pluralsight customers realized a return on investment (ROI) of 295 percent after three years and saw a payback of less than six months.

To quantify the value of Pluralsight, Forrester interviewed current enterprise customers across several industries and regions. With the information and data gathered during the interviews, Forrester created a composite company and analysis model, revealing the following quantified key benefits:

  • Faster product development: Pluralsight fosters faster, better product development due to faster talent development—via upskilling and closing the technology skills gaps quickly. A conservative three-year present value (PV) estimate of this benefit sums to $11.3 million.
  • Retaining employees: Pluralsight aids in retention by offering tech staff an enrichment opportunity not available elsewhere. If employees who might otherwise depart instead decide to stay, that can be worth more than several million dollars annually—nearly $6 million PV over three years.
  • Faster onboarding of junior—and experienced—new hires: The time to get junior developers and experienced new hires ramped up and productive can be reduced from months to weeks. Over three years, the shorter learning curve is worth $1.8 million.

"The ROI of using Pluralsight to close their technology skills gap and develop better products faster is a major reason leading companies around the world rely on us," said Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight. "It's no longer enough to arm technology teams with the skills they need today; CIOs and CTOs need to plan ahead and help their teams acquire the skills they need next, and Pluralsight empowers them to do just that."

To read The Total Economic Impact of Pluralsight by Forrester Consulting, visit

For a deeper explanation of the study’s findings, listen to the webinar featuring a guest from Forrester at

About Pluralsight 

Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. Trusted by forward-thinking companies of every size in every industry, Pluralsight helps individuals and businesses transform with technology. Pluralsight Skills helps enterprises build technology skills at scale with expert-authored courses on today’s most important technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, and security, among others. Skills also includes tools to align skill development with business objectives, virtual instructor-led training, hands-on labs, skill assessments and one-of-a-kind analytics. Flow complements Skills by providing engineering teams with actionable data and visibility into workflow patterns to accelerate the delivery of products and services. For more information about Pluralsight, visit

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