About Acorn

Acorn is a cloud-based learning management software designed to help businesses create online courses and training programs for employees. Administrators can use the application to pin specific courses at the top of lists to promote new or time-relevant content and send course recommendations to employees.

Features of Acorn include gamification, course catalog, white labeling, single sign-on (SSO), approval workflows, certification, SCORM compliance, reporting, and more. The performance management module allows managers to track team’s training progress and performance, conduct assessments, and provide feedback on staff achievements. It lets organizations use available catalogs for onboarding, induction, or other course-specific requirements and automatically send text messages to new hires, ensuring completion of security compliance training. It also enables trainers to add pre or post evaluations in courses to analyze learning progress.

Acorn offers an API, which lets businesses integrate the system with several third-party platforms such as LinkedIn, SAP, Lynda.com, Mind Tools, Oracle PeopleSoft, Microsoft Active Directory, Xero, and more. Learners can utilize the skills register to add or update their skills and capabilities and view accomplishments of other users.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

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

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Acorn: 39

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

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(19)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.7/5

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

Simplify LMS, Absorb LMS, SAP Litmos and Docebo

Reasons for Switching to Acorn

Ease of use, responsive local support
Melinda V. Melinda V.
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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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  • Ease of Use
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  • 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

SAP Litmos, iSpring Learn and Thinkific

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 R. Christina R.
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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.

Kimberly A. Kimberly A.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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

Easy to use

Reviewed on 19/08/2021

I really like the overall concept of being able to invest like a pro at a cost I don't even notice....

I really like the overall concept of being able to invest like a pro at a cost I don't even notice. it makes me feel like I'm doing something for my future instead of being confused on the fence.

Pros

You can set it up to auto invest with your spare change or you can set it up to take a set amount each month. I love that it is being invested for me by pros as I am not stock savvy. also if I forget to stop auto withdraw they will pause it for me if my bank account looks low that month.

Cons

I get a little confused with the settings I have, when I first signed up and started using Acorns it was taking my spare change automatically then a couple of months later I had to go in and check my settings as it was no longer taking spare change to invest. not sure why that happens.

Erika K. Erika K.
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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.

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Acorn offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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+

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, GoToMeeting, Learning Locker, LinkedIn for Business, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, Okta, Oracle PeopleSoft, PayPal, Pipedrive, SAP Business One, Sage, Skillsoft, Skype for Business, Stripe, Vidversity, Watershed, Xero

Acorn offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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