Absorb LMS

Cloud-based corporate learning management system (LMS)

About Absorb LMS

Evaluating learning management systems (LMS) can be a challenging, but critical task. Selecting the right LMS is key to driving business results through learning and creating a return on investment for years to come. Whether you’re implementing your first LMS or looking for a better solution, read these key considerations.

Legacy Lacks Agility

In one corner of the LMS market, you have your well-known legacy vendors. These might seem like a safe choice, but their products and services are anything but nimble. These vendors are expensive—serving you less, but charging you more. The products work, but outdated interfaces and functions don’t meet modern expectations.

Inexperience Limits Results

Then there’s hundreds of small LMS vendors. Some of these systems look enticing, but are not established. They often lack the experience to drive results for developed businesses. Plus, many small vendors don’t have the people power to deliver 100% in-house support when you need it most.

The Absorb Difference

Finally, there’s Absorb. We’ve been exclusively focusing on eLearning for 17+ years. Serving over 1,300 customers and 17.5 million learners, we have the experience and agility to supercharge your learning program. And we don’t have an outdated legacy product that hinders progress. In fact, we built the most agile LMS on the market and have the industry awards to back it up. Absorb LMS earned recognition from Gartner, PCMag and many others. But we didn’t
stop there. Our team of eLearning experts are constantly making updates to enhance the experience for learners and LMS administrators.

Key benefits of Absorb LMS

Easy-to-Use: Count on an intuitive experience. Get up and running in a matter of days—not weeks.

Feature-Rich: Tap automated enrollment, mobile learning, learner engagement and many more features to streamline learning.

Responsive Support: Rely on award-winning 24/7/365 support powered by our client services team—you’ll never talk to an outsourced rep.

Custom Branding: Get the best custom branding options in the industry. Wow your learners with beautifully designed portals.

Reporting and Analytics: Prove ROI for your learning program with an array of customizable reports and configurable dashboards.

Seamless Integrations: Leverage standard or custom integrations to connect with the HCM systems and content libraries you already use.

Outstanding Security: Entrust your company’s safety to our experts focused on the strictest data security standards, including SOC 2 and GDPR.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom and 3 others, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 18 others, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Images

Custom branded learner interface
Custom branded learner interface
Dynamic and easy to use visual dashboards
Clear and intuitive user transcripts
Customized Absorb Inform reporting dashboard
Simple mass action administration
Native assessment creation
Easy to upload Learning Objects
Tabular data views
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Features

Total features of Absorb LMS: 141

  • "What If" Scenarios
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  • AICC Compliance
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Adjustments
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • CRM
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Tracking
  • Class Scheduling
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Categories
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • HR Management
  • Help Desk Management
  • Instructor Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Management
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Online Catalog
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • PCI Compliance
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recommendations
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SCORM Compliance
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Enrollment
  • Self-Learning
  • Shopping Cart
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Social Media Integration
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Course Library
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • URL Customization
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Website Integration
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(175)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Cecilia W.
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
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  • Ease of Use
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Absorb is the perfect LMS!

Reviewed on 2015/08/11

Absorb is so powerful and easy to use. The company itself is great to work with. Their customer...

Absorb is so powerful and easy to use. The company itself is great to work with. Their customer service staff is so nice and friendly, and the project manager and account manager I worked with helped me every step of the way. The interface is gorgeous and importing your learners is a snap. I love that Absorb has built-in quizzes that I can create in seconds. I also love that I was able to work with Absorb's designers to customize the branding for our company. Creating certification programs and badges was easy. You can upload or link to practically any type of media. Customized reports can quickly be generated. Grouping learners into categories to deploy specific training is also painless. You can create contest, polls and gamify the learning experience. Ultimately, Absorb is fast, easy, gorgeous and even if you're a staff of one or two (like me) you can easily manage hundreds of learners and dozens of online courses. I love Absorb!

Pros

Fantastic customer support
Easy to use design
Quick import of new learners
Easily upload any type of multimedia
Customizable interface for branding
Out of the box solution at a reasonable price point
No extra IT or web developer support required

Cons

It would be great to:
- Quickly switch between Admin and Learner to see a course
- Create a "test" user who can take courses over and over again just to test functionality without having to enroll, un-enroll and then re-enroll
- Show and disable the contest feature (without having customer support perform this function)

Gail A.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Ease of Use and Appearance

Reviewed on 2021/02/11

The overall experience with Absorb has been very supported from the sales team, the on-boarding and...

The overall experience with Absorb has been very supported from the sales team, the on-boarding and technical assistance. As novices moving into the E-Learning space, the Absorb Team showed a great deal of patience answering some questions more than once, even the most mundane.

Pros

In our search for a LMS we had an opportunity to look at many of Absorb's competitors and it became very clear, very quickly how easy it was to navigate the system for both the end user and the administrator. Along with ease of use, each window is crisply design to feel innovative and supportive.

Cons

There were so many options for how to use Absorb to move our e-learning products and on-line learning, we had difficulty deciding where to start, because we wanted to do everything in the first month.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Farming
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Absorb, the flexible, powerful yet easy to use LMS!

Reviewed on 2021/02/16

We use the LMS for the management of both internal and external training. It has been uneventful in...

We use the LMS for the management of both internal and external training. It has been uneventful in the setup and management for both organizations. We have observed a few lacking capabilities in out of the box reporting to be able to report on these programs in a holistic way. However, with their APIs and direct database connections we have succeeded. While system availability and performance has been stellar, we have experienced some delays in customer support addressing our needs. They do respond, at the moment it is just taking a little longer than expected. While migrating to their system can be quite busy and a little laboring, the process was easy to follow and not too problematic for us. Our users have commented upon their migration as quite refreshing with the newer interface, layout and feel. Our overall experience has been good and we are looking forward to the new capabilities and features Absorb is continually to invest in. Happy & Productive Learning!

Pros

Ease of use, no matter a user or administrator. Quick and responsive page loading, and simply ability to export data reports. Advance API and direct database access capability for growth and in-depth training program management and reporting. Customizable interface and deployment options with integration to other content provider libraries. Simple enrollment & curriculum rule writing and deployment.

Cons

Some difficulties in the management and deployment of blended learning within these challenging COVID times. Would like to see more out of the box higher level training program reports for a department, group, or training center. Could use some more options for defining departments, roles and user privilege's within the system.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Great Software, Suffers terribly from its customer service.

Reviewed on 2020/11/15

I rushed into this purchase a little and didnt investigate the level of support that would be...

I rushed into this purchase a little and didnt investigate the level of support that would be offered. In hindsight this would have been a game changer for me as I would have went elsewhere.
The software is good, though it doesnt manage blended learning easily which is frustrating.
Customer Support is absolutely non existent.

Pros

Good User Interface,
Good Course Management.
Good sync with BambooHR on most things.
Good Learner interface.
Good Customisation options.

Cons

Difficult to manage blended learning.
Some factors in course management could use improvements. (Managing assessments)
Cannot see how many absences from courses that users have.
Some issues with how it syncs with Bamboo(overwriting course information)
Customer Support is non existent. 10+ days to resolve any issues. Most issues I have to try and resolve myself by resetting and that causes me other issue.
Can sometimes be 'buggy' and will introduce random bugs which can be time consuming to fix and result in me resetting the system sync.

Dan K.
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  • Industry: Gambling & Casinos
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A solid LMS that just keeps getting better.

Reviewed on 2021/02/04

Overall, our company was looking for a platform to offer both mandatory and optional training for...

Overall, our company was looking for a platform to offer both mandatory and optional training for our employees during the COVID lock downs. When implementing Absorb, we found it also was platform for not only training, but also an informational channel, complete with acknowledgements of receiving the information. It will also be the backbone for all of our ILCs moving forward, and hopefully with more solid integration with our Teams platform.

Pros

Ease of use as both a learner and administrator. ADP integration and automation. Learner and Admin portals load quickly and are responsive. Excellent support and implementation experiences with quick turn around, and constant updates and improvements in the pipe line.

Cons

Limited assessment options when it comes to answer types. Reporting structure takes a bit to get used to. Setup takes quite a bit of time investment, but pays off with future proofing the system.

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Absorb LMS offers the following pricing plans:

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- A one-time setup fee includes: Portal Configuration and UI Branding, Absorb Shopping Cart Integration with Select Payment Gateways, Admin Training, Unlimited Storage, Premium Client Support - A tiered user fee based on usage - Upgrade learners’ experiences with Absorb Engage - For deeper more customized analytics upgrade with Absorb Inform Contact Absorb for a personalized quote.

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Absorb LMS has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Absorb LMS supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Absorb LMS supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Absorb LMS integrates with the following applications:

ADP Globalview Payroll, ADP Vantage HCM, ADP Workforce Now, Auth0, BambooHR, BizLibrary, Centrify Identity Service, Clarity Wave, ClearCompany, Dayforce HCM, Degreed, Facebook, Foxy, Google Analytics, Google Workspace, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, Namely, Okta, OneLogin, Oracle Cloud HCM, Oracle Taleo Cloud, PayPal, PingFederate, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Skillsoft, Twitter, UKG Pro, Workday HCM, Zoom Meetings & Chat

Absorb LMS offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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