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What Is Absorb LMS?

Absorb LMS is an AI-powered learning management system for all learners inside and outside an enterprise, serving customers globally across all industries. Purpose-built for an engaging, personalized learner experience and efficient administration, Absorb LMS enables over 29 million learners. Employees, customers, partners, and members are empowered to discover, absorb, and apply the knowledge they need. From meeting compliance, motivating learners, up-skilling or re-skilling to improve productivity, and creating or curating, and even monetizing course content, Absorb's platform unlocks potential.

Who Uses Absorb LMS?

Organizations providing employee training, external training including e-commerce, or a mix. Absorb's clients range from a few hundred learners right through to hundreds of thousands of learners.

Where can Absorb LMS be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Absorb
  • Located in Calgary, Canada
  • Founded in 2002

Absorb LMS support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil and 37 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 18 others

Absorb LMS pricing

Starting Price:

US$8,600.00/year
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Absorb LMS does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Absorb LMS paid version starts at US$8,600.00/year.

About the vendor

  • Absorb
  • Located in Calgary, Canada
  • Founded in 2002

Absorb LMS support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil and 37 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 18 others

Absorb LMS videos and images

Absorb LMS Software - Branded Learner Interface
Absorb LMS Software - Branded Learner Interface
Absorb LMS Software - Admin Course Assembly
Absorb LMS Software - Rich Course Detail Pages
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Absorb LMS Software - Branded Learner Interface
Absorb LMS Software - Branded Learner Interface
Absorb LMS Software - Admin Course Assembly
Absorb LMS Software - Rich Course Detail Pages

Features of Absorb LMS

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Bite-Sized Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Questions
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Forms
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Training
  • For Hospitality Industry
  • For Nonprofits
  • Gamification
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multimedia Support
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • PowerPoint Conversion
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Quizzes
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Self-paced Learning
  • Skills Assessment
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third-Party Integration
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • Video Management
  • Virtual Classroom

Absorb LMS Alternatives - Capterra New Zealand 2021

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TalentLMS is the LMS built for training success. Easy to manage and a joy to use, teams embrace training from the very first click. Learn more about TalentLMS
Simplify LMS is a powerful but easy-to-use learning management system (LMS) which includes premium local service out of Australia.
Skilljar's external LMS enables businesses to deliver personalized learning programs and connect learning to revenue.
Easy-to-use, affordable Virtual Classroom and LMS Software for tutors, institutes and organizations.

Reviews of Absorb LMS

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Antoinette
Antoinette
Digital Coordinator in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Refreshing and innovative LMS product

5.0 last month New

Comments: Customer service team are excellent. Project implementation team also excellent. Smooth implementation process. Overall positive and professional experience with the whole team.

Pros:

The user interface. It is easy to navigate and makes good use of accessibility.

Cons:

In the course setup section I would like to see more developer integration options alongside SCORMS, TinCan, AICC etc. OCN requested compliance integrations with the product so it would be good to see something like this added in the future.

Alternatives Considered: Docebo

Reasons for Choosing Absorb LMS: Former LMS feedback indicated non user friendly interface and a lack of usage across OCNs active centres due to this.

Switched From: Moodle

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS: ABSORB's price was overall the best out of all for the features and functionality contained within the whole subscription price. The customer service engineers post implementation are also extremely helpful and will always provide alternative solutions or workarounds on the platform too.

Jason
Sr. Manager Learning and Development in US
Automotive, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Review of Absorb LMS

4.0 2 months ago

Comments: Absorb LMS does meet our needs and the people at Absorb are always great partners. I am interested in seeing new products and how we can use Absorb more in our business.

Pros:

Absorb's customer support has always exceeded expectations when needed. Fortunately, we have needed their assistance often, but they have always been a great partner when working through any issues. A great example is working with Absorb's support as we transitioned to a new HRIS platform. I had the pleasure of working with [sensitive content hidden] and he was fantastic. Always quick to reply and willing to help! He made the migration a smooth process! Highly recommend [sensitive content hidden]!

Cons:

The new Learner Portal updates are not simple for learners to navigate. We use online courses consisting of several modules/chapters. It has become a challenge for our learners to move to the next module. Please add a button that allows them to move forward to next module.

Andrea V
Support Director in US
E-Learning, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

A bit clunky but in the end it does the job

3.0 10 months ago

Comments: Having to deliver training content for compliance purposes has been very easy and fast to setup thanks for the integrated content library. It is not complicated to use if the project is simple. Reporting can be s bit slow but it does its job.

Pros:

It does the job. The course creation feature is good, the authoring tool doesn't disappoint, and the free content library is perfect. This is very important for companies that need to deliver training in no time. The performance is good because it's cloud-based, so it scales well in case of need. The LMS could also be a source of revenue thanks to e-commerce tool. It comes with a lot of integrations so the system can communicate with external environments.

Cons:

The look and feel appears dated, despite constant improvements, and the administration tasks need to be done according to Absorb's logic and it could be very different from how other LMSs work.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Sporting Goods, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great Partnership

4.0 last month New

Comments: It has been my team's experience that with Absorb Learning Management System (LMS) as our partners, we have elevated what the standard for online learning had been in the past. We believe Absorb offers a user-friendly interface and robust functionality that caters to our diverse organizational needs.

Pros:

The easy navigation, customization options, and learner engagement capabilities have empowered our organization to deliver impactful training programs. Backed by a solid customer support, we consider this LMS as a trusted partner in education and training, that has helped us drive educational success and innovation globally.

Cons:

We've learned that a perfect Learning Management System is not a reality. Though most functionalities are essential to our success there are many others that don't fit our particular user case.

Alternatives Considered: Skilljar Customer Education and Docebo

Reasons for Choosing Absorb LMS: Capabilities and especially promised developments where not aligned with our program's needs.

Switched From: BlueVolt

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS: Navigation and easiness of use felt more modern and engaging.

Marsha
Sr Mgr Learning and Development in US
Consumer Goods, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Strong LMS

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Overall we're most pleased with the admin functionality. The learner view displays nicely and is intuitive. We've had great customer service and always get immediate responses to questions and issues. The technical experts are true experts and have been able to help explain and resolve our issues.

Pros:

Absorb has 3 very strong features: 1. Reporting is fast and can be done across different areas of the platform. 2. Email management allows easy updates or maintenance of default and custom emails. 3. Auto-assignment functionality works very well with key fields.

Cons:

We're using Analyze dashboards which are very difficult to troubleshoot with various filter issues. For example, we have a dashboard with 5 filters and if there are no users that fall within the first filter, then the dashboard ignores that filter. This then allows incorrect data to appear for admins.