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Jason Haloossim, CEO & Co-Founder
The first Brilliant Directories website was our own. In 2009, we took an idea we believed in and built software for it from the ground up…
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For years, I’ve been prodding around Drupal, WordPress and Typo3 to find software that would let me, a one-man-band, build efficient, good-looking, easy-to-build, directory-type web sites. I was never convinced with other software that I wasn’t getting into something over my head and getting snarled in a coding jungle where I’d have to have a specialist to hack my way and get me to what I wanted. Then, one day I stumbled (found) Brilliant Directories on a Google search. And the rest is history. Brilliant Directories’s ease of use, escaping coding and fiddling in WordPress, and its ready-built structures and flexible themes—these are all reasons for me buying BD. It’s simply so much better than trying to set up directory web sites with others like Word Press. The fact that they specialize in directories and their specialty support is highly significant.
We knew from the beginning that we would need support as we developed our first directory site. When we were comparing the various products available, we paid careful attention to customer service. I even called the customer care numbers, just to see what happened. Now that we have chosen Brilliant Directories, we haven’t been disappointed. Our first launch has been made much easier thanks to their first-class documentation, videos, and, of course, people. Overall it’s practical and easy to use.
Affordable and the fact that a “lifetime” license option exists is great… so you don’t have to worry about a monthly payment for the remainder of your organization’s life.
I recently bought a lifetime license to Brilliant Directories on behalf of a nonprofit organization I am involved with. It is the second time I bought this software for a nonprofit. My experience each time made me confident that the company provides excellent services, good training and tutorials, and on top of that is in a range of affordability even for new nonprofit organizations. And there is almost unlimited growth with this system, so an organization is not boxing itself in by choosing a less expensive system which they will have to replace as they grow. Brilliant Directories should be able to take any organization or business as far “down the road” as they choose to go.
It’s an incredible platform for the money comparable with DB’s costing many times more. The articles, embedding, galleries and contact are good and flexible. Accessing code gives one the ability to enhance the articles and it’s easy if you know code html5, embedding iFrame and jScript. Opens it right up. I can experiment launching a business with a professional package without risking a lot of capital.
The software is very easy to use and customize. Its a best in class product. It has great features and I am looking forward for future products. Simplicity – I found it very easy to use which reduced my time.
We reviewed a few companies. Yet we went with Brillant Directories because of the functionality & simplicity for our company and our clients.
I have been developing a business using Brilliant Directories, searching and evaluating software for more than a year to find a solution that would satisfy my specific and unusual needs, finally settling on Brilliant Directories. It is the most advanced and adaptable directory software on the market.
The BD software enhancements made, practically in front of my eyes, over the past year are amazing! The video tutorials are very helpful, and the video library is expanding. The learning resources created by Brilliant Directories, especially the weekly webinars, are also really helpful.
Most recently, I had an audit with the Brilliant Directories team, (thank you Francella), which also yielded great results. Francella had ‘work around’ ideas, and developer recommendations. The audit is a wonderful service opportunity.
I just cannot say enough about the quality of service and responsiveness that goes along with a software that speaks for itself when in full use. Thanks again, and I look forward to more great ideas coming from your company.
WOW is all I can say, as a developer and marketing/tech company this software has changed my life. I now have a tool that I can use to help my clients build the website of their dreams. Not only are the features incredible but the customer support is #AMAZING. I have three sites from Brilliant Directories and I plan on having 5-10 by the end of the year. I have even learned some new tricks about coding just by being a part of the BD Community. I highly recommend Brilliant Directories to anybody who’s looking to start their own online directory website. Thank You Brilliant Directories not only for helping me make money but by hepling me change the lives of my clients and by helping them provide a valued service to their clients. #TEAMBRILLIANTDIRECTORIES
I spent 60 days working with a contracted developer with no results…just all talk, yet I had a beautiful and fully functional website up in less than a day with Brilliant Directories. It was exactly what I needed!
The training videos, webinars and articles are all extremely helpful and always at your fingertips. You really get an amazing amount of tools and resources for your investment.
Brilliant Directories really has thought of everything. They truly are “brilliant” and a phenomenal value! The best decision I have made for my business!
Reasonable price, good support, upgraded bootstrap technology, ability to make changes easily.
The team at BD were very helpful during the whole decision making process. They answered all of our questions and were patient with us as we tried to determine whether BD would work for us in our search for a way to transition our 12 year directory website to something better. We are excited about being able to get upgraded technology and the ability to make simple changes without engaging a high cost web developer for every little thing. The help videos on a wide range of relevant subjects and the regularly scheduled webinars are very helpful. At first We were concerned that the features combined with the reasonable pricing looked like it was too good to be true but so far we have found that it is living up to the promises.
My partner and I were about to drop $5000 on a custom web developer before I saw Brilliant Directories. I took a look and was instantly impressed. Plus, Dennis answered all my questions and showed me where I could get more support. If you have any concerns, they are willing to help. And I love the depth of their community forums!
Products are incredibly useful. Everything is geared to generating business for the license holders.
The Brilliant Directories team has just been incredible. Their support is top-notch and their products are incredibly innovative and carefully designed to enhance your business. I haven’t had a bad experience so far, and I’ve been with them for nearly a year. They provide so much content for me to refer to when I get stuck on something, I’m just really happy with them. Highest recommendation.
The platform has good tools for establishing pricing packages and member features. It also has email templates for communicating with members. Another great monetization feature is the Lead Generation tool. I also like the availability of a Developer Marketplace where I can find developers who are familiar with the platform and can customize my website the way I want it. My “Customer Success Agent” (sales agent) was very nice to work with, and she (“CJ”) spent 1.5 hours on the phone with me explaining the capabilities of the software and getting me comfortable with the purchase. I’ll be getting more familiar with software as I populate and customize my directory, but I’ve had a good experience so far.
It is so easy to use & very customizable. The fact they don’t promote themselves on my site is a really good touch.
I was trying for so long to get my site built. There were so many different providers who tried & failed to give me what I wanted. Then I came across Brilliant Directories! They did it with ease. The support staff was really good at following me up, he was honest & knowledgable. My customer service agent was amazing, nothing was too hard for her to do, she was very friendly & helpful. The site is now exactly what I wanted. I really could not be happier!
I like the ability to be able to utilize the business listing, events, classified ad and being able to add pages. I looked at several different programs and this one has all the functionality I was looking for – all for the best price I have found.
I choose to use Brilliant Directories for my construction registry website after considering several options. Brilliant Directories stood out above the rest with all the features that come standard with the package. Other options would require additional specialized programming and add-on work. With Brilliant Directories we can be up and running quickly with the all the bells and whistles. Some key features that helped with the decision were the verified member badges and lead matching system.
Easy set up, Great support, Cost effective, faster than most set ups I have experienced.
It was a great way to finally get the project moving forward. It is functional practical and the one week free trial helped me to take the system for a little test drive before making full commitment.
Easy to use and flexible. Its my first time to start a directory and first in my country for the niche I planned. The first time I clicked the link to my site and logged in to the Admin the look, feel and ease of use was far beyond my expectations.
First 24 hours working with this software and the documentation, customer support and the strong user community compliment this excellent software perfectly.
Great training videos, staff support and level of options for site customization. More than satisfied with the backend and the level of ongoing training and support offered by the staff and friendly, knowledgeable onboarding support from my sales rep. Highly recommended. A+
I looked at plenty of other directory software, but I kept coming back to Brilliant Directories. In my opinion, without a doubt, it’s hard to beat. I studied everything closely, features and manageability. Over and over, I kept comparing other software against theirs. The winner, hands down, Brilliant Directories!
I had purchased a wordpress directory theme and was trying to set it up. What a nightmare. It looked horrible, it was difficult to use, I even tried hiring someone to help and they had a tough time navigating it. So I tried Brilliant Directories 14 day free trial to see if there was much of a difference. It was like night and day. I didn’t need a programmer, or a fiverr gig or anyone to help. I was able to do it myself. Easy to use, great tutorials, I am so glad I tried it. Thank you.
Well it took me two years of looking and researching but in the end we chose to go with Brilliant Directories. It’s functionality and flexibility are unmatched and the representative is a wonderful Customer Success Director. Looking forward to becoming one of their many success stories.
I have to say that when I came up with the idea for my website, I did tons of research. Naturally when I came to Brilliant Directories I was full of questions about features, product, services, implementation and much more. My rep was super helpful and patient with my questioning. He made sure I had a good understanding and pointed out some resources where I would be able to find additional information. The price point again was a no brainier due to the additional benefits I will receive. I look forward to growing my business and sharing in that success with you guys. As I grow so will my business needs, I have no doubt that you guys will be able to help me! Now back to planning!! Business Plan and Marketing Plan!
Gosh, this was a scary decision; however, the support staff walked me thru the process and listened to my ideas and concerns and provided me with valuable information to make a great choice. He even went beyond my expectations to ensure an excellent price for our project. Thanks.
There are just so many features. It literally does everything that I need with just the one piece of software.
I have been looking for a solution to help me build a fitness class directory and I can’t tell you how happy I am that I came across Brilliant Directories.
The software has everything that I need and more and has inspired me to add features that I didn’t even know I wanted. The customer service is excellent, time responsive, helpful and friendly. I am even surprising myself with my ability to set up the software relatively easily.
An excellent product.
Clean interface right out of the box. We have developed a few projects for clients in the directory business, with a lot of hard coding and various WP plugins, but can be tedious to piecemeal things, and clients want easy, simple tools to use, and it has to look really nice aesthetically. BD has done a great job with their overall look and feel of the system. If anyone wants to try their hand at a small business with not a lot of cash outflow at first, this is a great way to test the idea. Keep up the nice work BD.
I researched, I spent hours trying out demos and (like many other reviewers) I went for a WP option. BIG mistake. I wasted so many months trying to make my bad choice work – but you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear (quaint English saying). Throughout it all, I kept coming back to BD – drooling over what they offered. And, at last, here I am – right where I should have started. I don’t want you to make the BIG mistake that I did and I don’t want you to waste so much time – like I did.
WP is a wonderful CMS but it isn’t the best choice for a Directory site. I can say this because I’ve tried it… and tried it… Specifics? Plugins don’t always offer what you want to achieve and some of those that look helpful make WP buggy. Not impressive to potential customers.
BD are experts in their field and so, at last, I can create the Directory that I vizualised in my head, offer the best to my customers and add value to my website.
Pro’s: Their customer service is superb so I feel supported and part of a really good team.
Cons: I just wish I’d made the right choice months ago.
Flexible to adapt to custom functionality. Great value! My experience in purchasing and using Brilliant Directory software has been a delight. This software is extremely powerful with tons of capability and most importantly flexibility. Great help from service team who helped me evaluate Brilliant Directory software for my application. This software is great!
Very professionally crafted. I searched for an online platform about classifieds and found out the best product for a right price with great support staff. I finally found what I am looking for to achieve my plan.