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 The products work, but outdated interfaces and functions don’t meet modern expectations.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 And we don’t have an outdated legacy product that hinders progress.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.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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

United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Denmark, Ecuador, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Israel, India, Iceland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Peru, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Singapore, United States, Venezuela

Supported 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

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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

Features

Total features of Absorb LMS: 97

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Certification Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • 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
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • HR Management
  • Interactive Content
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Management
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recommendations
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Course Library
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(199)
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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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)

Stefan P.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Easy to use LMS platform with the right amount of features for our needs

Reviewed on 2022/04/28

We were looking for an LMS platform for internal training that could be expanded to customer...

We were looking for an LMS platform for internal training that could be expanded to customer training afterwards. The sales engagement with Absorb LMS has been a great experience, providing us with the tools and knowledge to properly evaluate the platform (including a trial portal which we could test with our own content).

Onboarding was well structured, with a clear plan of tasks to accomplish both on our side and on the vendor side. Absorb provides a series of well-made self-training modules to go through, which complemented the training provided by the implementation project manager.

Compared to other LMS, the platform itself is easy to use while providing a good breadth of features for our use. It's a mature product, with a solid backend. We did not experience any performance issues or security concerns.

Look and feel customization is relatively basic. The interface is also quite rigid: for example, thumbnails or banners must have precise dimensions, otherwise images are stretched. Because of that it requires a lot of efforts, trials and errors, if you want to have a visual experience distinct from the Absorb default.

The main shortcoming we experienced is that some common workflows could be streamlined. They can involve a lot of clicks, which is irritating when you're repeating the same workflow several times in a row. Keyboard shortcuts could be introduced to facilitate some operations, which would alleviate this.

Pros

Easy to use
Solid onboarding training for admins
Provides content hosting
Supports SCORM and xAPI (Tin Can)
Supports Instructor Led Classes
Zoom integration
BambooHR integration
Salesforce integration
Overall mature platform
Great customer support

Cons

Look and feel customization lacks flexibility
Some workflows could be streamlined, especially for course management
No actual course authoring functionality: users need to import learning objects created with external tools, such as 3rd party eLearning authoring tools. This is fine for our needs, but it would add flexibility if there was at least some content authoring functionalities.

Alternatives Considered

Skillsoft, Cornerstone LMS and SAP Litmos

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS

The intersection of ease of use, features, customer service and costs of Absorb was superior to all other alternatives we considered. Some were superior in terms features but were too expensive for our needs. Some were less expensive but the customer service was a concern. Some were not as user-friendly. It all came down to that equation: ease of use + features + services + costs. Absorb LMS hit the sweet spot for us.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • 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.

Mark G.
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Making My Life Easier

Reviewed on 2022/06/03

My overall experience has been great. The LMS has allowed me to build an entire corporate training...

My overall experience has been great. The LMS has allowed me to build an entire corporate training program while simultaneously building the LMS to support it. The time-based credential reporting and compliance tracking has allowed to avoid those possible awkward moments with clients' specific training requirements. With this tracking and reporting, we're also able to respond to a client's immediate need by knowing who is qualified and current on a given access or occupational training requirement.

Pros

The Absorb LMS is easily customizable and Admin/Learner user-friendly. This allowed me to expand my Training effort and capabilities with not only scope but greater efficiencies in that I can customize the LMS to meet the varying needs of my different stakeholders.

Cons

If there is a negative, it is in the format of the Training Transcript when printed, or exported as an electronic file. The courses appear in alphabetical order without the ability to filter for a time period, or sort chronologically. This frustrates Supervisors who then have to review the entire transcript to find what training an employee has completed in the last year. I understand the Transcript are being reworked by Absorb for 2022, so this may become a non-issue.

Reasons for Choosing Absorb LMS

I was seeking a fully supported proprietary platform with the enhanced features and functionality my training program had grown to demand.

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS

Absorb met the overlapping sweet spot between cost, features, supported company size, and alignment with the structure of our training program.
Eunice S.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Cloud-based learning management system.

Reviewed on 2021/03/10

It is the leading eLearning solution. It delivers consonant, on-brand training nonetheless of...

It is the leading eLearning solution. It delivers consonant, on-brand training nonetheless of location or learning requirements. It supports branded interfaces, responsive design, and social learning. It remains available 24*7 from anywhere. If you need any help, you will always find a absorb employee. One major benefit is that it maintains the LMS compliance standards for privacy protection and data security. It empowers learning even if you do not have an internet connection. Its mobile app maintains consistency with web LMS and learners can train offline. When the internet connection restores, course progression syncs automatically.

Pros

It is designed for all kinds of learners and organizations no matter you are a large corporation, mid-size business, or small business. It has made it easier to develop and manage training programs for both external and internal shareholders. Its main focus is on lining up learning needs with the demands of the business. It inspires business productivity. It empowers organizations all over the world to deliver training efficiently.

Cons

It is pretty expensive. Its tech support is not able to solve an issue. Sometimes, it does not do reporting at the level that you need it and results in reports that require much more manual work to meet the requirements. Also, dashboards of repotting have various column options that make it difficult to see information in one place. It lacks versioning. Thus, whenever you update a course, you will have to re-enroll all users. It has limited assessment options. So it should more options so that learners will have various paths leading to the same goal.

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Absorb LMS FAQs

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Absorb LMS offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from:
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

- 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 Analyze Contact Absorb for a personalized quote.

Absorb LMS has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

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 for Business, Foxy, Google Analytics 360, 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

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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