About Acorn

Acorn is a leading learning management system that enables employee training, onboarding, compliance training, association learning, and more.

Features include compliance across all leading content formats from SCORM to xAPI, consumer grade user experience and interface, advanced learning analytics, administrator friendly design and ease of use, and cloud hosting (SaaS). With hundreds more features available and many integrations already in place, reach out to discuss your bespoke requirements.

Pricing starting from:

$3.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

$3.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Acorn: 51

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(21)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Adrian
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

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

Amazing tool and support!

Reviewed on 22/06/2020

Amazing tool & service! It was difficult sifting through the seemingly dozens of LMS platforms out...

Amazing tool & service! It was difficult sifting through the seemingly dozens of LMS platforms out there - we must have done a demo with at least 6 or 7. Acorn impressed us with how easy-to-use it appeared, and we've not been disappointed in our decision. Their support is incredible, and helps being in the same timezone (lots of others were either US or UK office hours which wasn't very convenient for us).

Pros

Onboarding was as painless as could be expected. Reporting is simple but comprehensive, and the local support has been amazing at answering any of our questions.

Cons

No real negatives from my side except maybe a larger content library, but I know this is on the roadmap and being built currently. Plus integrations with content providers mean there's lots available.

Alternatives Considered

Absorb LMS, Simplify LMS, Docebo and SAP Litmos

Reasons for Switching to Acorn

Ease of use, responsive local support
Melinda
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51-200 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

Set up of new Acorn system

Reviewed on 01/07/2020

We needed a system that could have multiple tenancies which we have achieved that function in...

We needed a system that could have multiple tenancies which we have achieved that function in different ways. This has allowed us to have our internal training for staff and contractors separate from our external training that is a revenue line for the business.

Pros

The platform has been easy to set up with the support of the Pursuit Technology developer. The course set up structure is also easy to use.

Cons

There is no option to have a course changed from self-enrolment to admin enrolment only. There is limited functionality to choose different selections in setting up cohorts to use fields not equal to. The set up of new users is clunky with having to upload the whole user dataset again as we don't have a HR system to draw the data from. The other issue is the inability to change the home page to feature the elements we want to have eg a blog.

Alternatives Considered

iSpring Learn, Thinkific and SAP Litmos

Reasons for Choosing Acorn

Many reasons including cost of the platform, functionality, multiple tenancies.

Switched From

Totara Learn

Reasons for Switching to Acorn

The ability to have multiple tenancies, the look and feel of the system and the cost.
Christina
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

How I feel about acorns

Reviewed on 27/07/2021

I used the free trial but I will not pay for what I get for free from other banks.

I used the free trial but I will not pay for what I get for free from other banks.

Pros

All financial resources at finger tips and ease of use.

Cons

The cost mostly I can get the same service from my original bank with no cost.

Erika
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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

Enjoying it so far.

Reviewed on 21/08/2020

Pros

We have really enjoyed transitioning to Acorn as our LMS, and are finding that the software is particularly pleasing from a learner's perspective. We have had positive feedback from students and trainers when it comes to navigating course content. There are a host of useful features and functions including flexible enrolments, resources and activities, plus a great range of reports. I have been most impressed with the technical support received from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and regular updates from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], which has made the experience much less stressful.

Cons

Due to the size of our RTO and the number of courses we need to create, the system can run slowly at times - this is being improved gradually. We are looking forward to seeing a user profile feature become available soon.

Janette
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  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

Highly recommended Learning Management System for all agencies big small and in between.

Reviewed on 22/06/2020

We have been using this learning management system for 6 years now and will continue to do so. We...

We have been using this learning management system for 6 years now and will continue to do so. We could not have operated without it and the technical support is second to none.

Pros

This learning management system has really provided us with a one stop shop for all learning and development requirements for our staff. The product is user friendly, visually pleasing, modern and upbeat in style. The integration of the learning management system was an overnight success with staff having the functionality to self register for multiple face to face courses and complete online learning. The great part about the learning management system is that you can print off attendance sheets for facilitators to reconcile records. The system also provides a range of reports that are 100% accurate because a staff member cannot register twice for the same program. We have also been able to design other online learning and development forms specific to staff's requirements and have recently added annual refresher modules for all staff so we are customizing the system to suit our needs as we go.

Cons

We have only had a few glitches over the last six years but on each occasion the issue was rectified within a couple of hours.

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Acorn FAQs

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Acorn offers the following pricing plans:

Please contact Acorn directly for pricing information.

Acorn has the following typical customers:

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

Acorn supports the following languages:

English

Acorn supports the following devices:

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

Acorn integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Captivate, Adobe Connect, Aurion, Azure Active Directory, GoTo Meeting, Learning Locker, LinkedIn for Business, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, Okta, Oracle PeopleSoft, PayPal, Pipedrive, ProNavigator, SAP Business One, Skillsoft, Skype for Business, Stripe, Vidversity, Watershed, Xero

Acorn offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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