Absorb LMS

Cloud-based corporate learning management system (LMS)

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Absorb LMS Overview

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 The products work, but outdated interfaces and functions don’t meet modern expectations.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 And we don’t have an outdated legacy product that hinders progress.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

Absorb LMS Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

- 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 Inform

Contact Absorb for a personalized quote.


Absorb LMS Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 others, India, Japan, Germany
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 18 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Media

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

Absorb LMS Reviews

Absorb LMS Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
85

Very good
63

Average
5

Poor
3

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.1
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.4
94% recommended this app
Cecilia W.

Absorb is the perfect LMS!

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!


Verified Reviewer

Easy to use, affordable LMS


Christine C.

simple to use, but QA poor and support prioritized by popularity votes on their customer forum...

had it for 3 years. our requirements were basic - no hr integration, no e-commerce, short term users, few courses. yet when we were faced with their sudden requirement for us to move/"upgrade" to their new system that contained functional and design continuity problems from the system version we were using, we were told that our problems would not be fixed due to the fact that not enough other customers had "voted" for the same issues to be fixed. that was a dealbreaker. :(


Jason E.

Great LMS, Great Value

I worked for a fast-growing startup that needed a full-featured LMS, hosted, and didn't cost an arm-and-a-leg. Absorb LMS fit that bill and then some. I was super-impressed with the ease of use of their interface and the intuitive nature of their setup and processes. It also helped that they had tight integration with Adobe Connect, which was our preferred platform for web conferences. I strongly recommend them to anyone looking to implement a new LMS, or to replace an old, clunky, hard-to-use one. (And there are a lot of those out there...)


Rimoun O.

Great and easy to use product, Love the branding capabilities


Cecilia W.
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Absorb is the perfect LMS!

Reviewed on 11/08/2015
Review Source: GetApp

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)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

Easy to use, affordable LMS

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 15/05/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Blatant Media developed such a forward thinking interface that it hasn't needed a refresh the last few years. This is a positive, not a negative. I've been both an admin and a user of the system and it's really nice to know everything is going to be laid out the same even after not using it for a few months. Very future proof. The responsive capabilities of the user end are really top-notch as well. Great for blended learning as well as complete "eLearning."

Cons

Support is just okay. I think they outsource their support and it's not always super efficient.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Christine C.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

simple to use, but QA poor and support prioritized by popularity votes on their customer forum site

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 25/03/2017
Review Source: Capterra

had it for 3 years. our requirements were basic - no hr integration, no e-commerce, short term users, few courses. yet when we were faced with their sudden requirement for us to move/"upgrade" to their new system that contained functional and design continuity problems from the system version we were using, we were told that our problems would not be fixed due to the fact that not enough other customers had "voted" for the same issues to be fixed. that was a dealbreaker. :(

Pros

easy startup, easy to use (provided everything is working properly)

Cons

Software is AS-IS product. Difficulty getting help with system problems - first tool for them is interpersonal pleasantry, and email with article links to something that may or may not be addressing the reported problem. If there is not an easy out-of-the box solution (addressed by the link they send you by email), it will take many interactions and possibly a video screener of your problem before your issue is investigated. Individual learner issues are typically not investigated.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Jason E.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Great LMS, Great Value

Reviewed on 29/03/2016
Review Source: GetApp

I worked for a fast-growing startup that needed a full-featured LMS, hosted, and didn't cost an arm-and-a-leg. Absorb LMS fit that bill and then some. I was super-impressed with the ease of use of their interface and the intuitive nature of their setup and processes. It also helped that they had tight integration with Adobe Connect, which was our preferred platform for web conferences. I strongly recommend them to anyone looking to implement a new LMS, or to replace an old, clunky, hard-to-use one. (And there are a lot of those out there...)

Pros

Intuitive, slick interfaces on both the front and back end. Easy to use and administer. User experience was fantastic. Highly responsive team addressing any concerns or issues.

Cons

Any cons that we ran into were dealt with in short order, and we were a relatively small client! Great customer support made this a dream process.

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Ease of Use
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Rimoun O.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great and easy to use product, Love the branding capabilities

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 26/04/2017
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

Really enjoy how simple the admin interface is. The team over there does a great job of getting you started with the product and supported as you use it.

Cons

Sometimes there are downtimes and performance issues, but they usually take steps to ensure the same issue doesn't happen twice.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.1/10
Based on 158 user ratings
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Absorb LMS Pricing

Absorb LMS Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

- 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 Inform

Contact Absorb for a personalized quote.

- 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 Inform

Contact Absorb for a personalized quote.

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 158 user ratings
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Absorb LMS Features

Absorb LMS Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customisable Branding
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4.1/5
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Additional information for Absorb LMS

Additional information for Absorb LMS

Key features of Absorb LMS

  • AICC/SCORM Support
  • Automated Certification Management
  • Automated Custom Reporting
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Custom Branded Learner Interface
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • HRIS and CRM Integrations via RESTful API
  • Instructor Led Training Management
  • Responsively Designed Mobile Learning
  • Social Learning Options
  • Supports 20+ Learner Languages
  • eCommerce Ready
  • xAPI Support

Benefits

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.

Absorb LMS FAQs

Absorb LMS FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Absorb LMS.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Absorb LMS offer?

Absorb LMS offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not 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 Inform Contact Absorb for a personalized quote.

Q. What are the main features of Absorb LMS?

Absorb LMS offers the following features:

  • AICC/SCORM Support
  • Automated Certification Management
  • Automated Custom Reporting
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Custom Branded Learner Interface
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • HRIS and CRM Integrations via RESTful API
  • Instructor Led Training Management
  • Responsively Designed Mobile Learning
  • Social Learning Options
  • Supports 20+ Learner Languages
  • eCommerce Ready
  • xAPI Support

Q. Who are the typical users of Absorb LMS?

Absorb LMS has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Absorb LMS support?

Absorb LMS supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Absorb LMS offer?

Absorb LMS has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Absorb LMS support mobile devices?

Absorb LMS supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Absorb LMS integrate with?

Absorb LMS integrates with the following applications:

BambooHR, BambooHR, Microsoft Azure, NextBee, Okta, OneLogin, PingFederate, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Twitter, Zoom

Q. What level of support does Absorb LMS offer?

Absorb LMS offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials, Phone Support