Sunlight Overview: Why Sunlight?

Let’s take a look at Sunlight's greatest advantages.

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Sunlight is a platform for companies looking to grow a highly engaging learning culture at work. With Sunlight, you can provide your employees with learning and development benefits by empowering them to access any courses, books, or events anywhere in the world.

How does it work?

This is simple as 1, 2, 3…

1. Create your group on Sunlight

The first thing you need to do is to create an account for your company. For this, please reach out to our Support team.

2. Add members to that group

Then, you’ll need to add as many employees from your company as you want in Sunlight; you can do this by adding their email addresses or with the help of our team.

3. Set their budgets

After you have set up your account and invited your team over, you can set a Sunlight budget for each employee for them to purchase any educational resource they might like. The budget is the limit the user has available to spend.

You have two options to cover your employee’s expenses: one, through a card you’d need to link to your company’s account in Sunlight, or two, by topping up your company wallet.

Each user will then create a request within Sunlight with the details of the resource they want to access. For a more controlled experience, you or any manager you choose can decide whether to approve this request or not. Additionally, we have many other options to control your employees’ spending.

6. See what and how your employees are learning with our reports and analytics.

Finally, everything your employees purchase gets recorded in your company's account. Our system takes this information and creates reports and analytics for you to oversee your employees' expenses. Please see our 'Analytics Dashboard' article for a more in-depth look at each detail.

To learn how to set up your account step by step, please refer to our article “Getting Started on Sunlight”

Collaborative Learning

Sunlight will also help you keep the learning experience interactive and open among your employees. That’s why, through our platform, you can assign your employees skills you’d like them to learn or improve; our system will then automatically recommend learning resources, free or paid, accordingly.

Additionally, if you want to create a list of your own learning recommendations or with things you like or are interested in, you can build learning playlists for your team to share, copy, follow, or collaborate on.

Extra Benefits

  • Transparency and privacy

With Sunlight, you can easily monitor your employees’ expenses. Each purchase made is kept and organized in your company’s records, and you can access it at any given time; however, only you or a member of your team that you choose can see this information for your own privacy and security.

With these features you can also monitor how much they’re using their Sunlight budget, what kind of resources they’re purchasing, and in which topics they’re more interested in.

  • Self-directed learning

With Sunlight, your team will feel that they’ve been invested. If they already know their learning needs and goals, they can make their own choices and learn in their own personal and engaging way.

If they do not know how to start, Sunlight also offers curated playlists by our team or by specialists in their area so they can feel guided throughout their learning.

  • Integrations

You can also integrate Sunlight into your workflow with many other apps such as Slack, Hibob, and Bamboo HR. Our Slack integration for example, allows your team to see what others are buying or sharing on Sunlight, this will give your employees a more interactive and social experience that reinforces a culture of learning.

  • Customer Support

Finally, Sunlight offers a great Customer Support Service that is available for you and for any member of your team to guide you through Sunlight, help you with any technical issue, or just talk for a bit!

Have any questions or comments?

Please do not hesitate to contact our support team via our live chat or by emailing us at

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