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 The products work, but outdated interfaces and functions don’t meet modern expectations.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 And we don’t have an outdated legacy product that hinders progress.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

N/A

  • 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.

Business size

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Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

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:

N/A

  • 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
  • Customisable 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
(202)
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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Nicolas
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Flexible and very complete LMS

Reviewed on 08/07/2022

Pros

It stands out for its simplicity of use and its pleasant user interface. It offers great flexibility in the design of learning experiences, adapting them to the characteristics of each training process. It has an electronic signature so that participants can demonstrate that they met the requirements of their training process. Integrates seamlessly with any eLearning content library.

Cons

I consider that this is a platform with a lot of potential, the only thing that I think can be improved is to simplify some processes to make the configuration easier.

Anthony
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Robust and easy-to-use learning platform

Reviewed on 06/07/2022

Pros

It offers a very pleasant experience when browsing its interface and viewing the content of the learning programs. Its search tool is very precise to quickly find the required courses. It provides a lot of versatility with its mobile app, which allows you to log in from anywhere and at any time. The evaluation process is very intuitive and simple to carry out.

Cons

So far, the only thing I think it can add is a better level of personalization of the learning processes, however, this is a versatile and very complete platform.

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 15/11/2020

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.

Stefan
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 28/04/2022

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.
Santino
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Absorb LMS Review

Reviewed on 26/05/2022

Pros

Absorb LMS makes it easy to manage user information with data such as registered users, course evaluations and popular courses.

The flexibility of this platform is a plus with users able to customize it as they see fit.

Very good customer support.

Cons

There aren't many supported third party software options that are compatible with LMS Absorb, integrating more would make this platform even better.

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Absorb LMS FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Absorb LMS.

Absorb LMS offers the following pricing plans:

- 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, Foxy, Google Analytics 360, Google Workspace, Meta for Business, 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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