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 The products work, but outdated interfaces and functions don’t meet modern expectations.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 And we don’t have an outdated legacy product that hinders progress.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

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.

Devices

Business size

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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

Images

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

Total features of Absorb LMS: 111

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • @mentions
  • AICC Compliance
  • API
  • Access Control
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Adjustments
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Blended Learning
  • CRM Integration
  • Categorisation
  • Certificate Management
  • Certification Management
  • Certification Tracking
  • Class Scheduling
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Content Repository
  • Course Authoring
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Charts
  • Custom Fields
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Categories
  • Customisable Questions
  • Customisable Reporting
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Data Visualisation
  • Database Integration
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Discount Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Enrollment Management
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Collection
  • Filtered Views
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Gamification
  • Help Desk Integration
  • Human Resource Integration
  • Instructor Scheduling
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Learning Management
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department / Project
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Online Catalog
  • PCI DSS Compliance
  • Performance Reports
  • Permission Management
  • Personalised Profiles
  • Price Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Role Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SCORM Compliance
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduled Reporting
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Enrollment
  • Self-Learning
  • Shopping Cart
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Social Media Integration
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • URL Customisation
  • User Management
  • Website Integration
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Integration
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(164)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Cecilia W.
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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Absorb is the perfect LMS!

Reviewed on 11/08/2015

Absorb is so powerful and easy to use. The company itself is great to work with. Their customer...

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)

Christina P.
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • 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 7.0 /10

Absorb does a lot of awesome things. A few tweaks could make it even better.

Reviewed on 13/07/2018

Pros

Ease of course creation
Branded dashboards
Recently improved search page
Options for badges and certificates
Course and resource replication easy

Cons

Organization of Course and Resource folders is only alphabetical order
No way to create groups through a CSV upload
Enrollment and Resource availability rules limited for some items (i.e. can't exclude departments in enrollments)

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.

Jamie D.
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  • Industry: Machinery
  • 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

Great product that focuses on being good at one thing... Online learning.

Reviewed on 13/02/2018

Pros

Absorb was the first LMS that I worked with that fully supported HTML5. The interface was beautiful from a learner perspective and could be fully branded to your company. It was intuitive and supported all of the training types that we created and purchased. The company was easy to work with and provided support for our needs.

Cons

The backend/admin portal was separate from the user portal. Meaning, it was based on different technology (flash at the time), was actually hosted on a different part of the system and did not seem as unified as other systems I have worked with. It was still very functional, but left some to be desired.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Other for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

Easy to use, affordable LMS

Reviewed on 15/05/2019

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.

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Absorb LMS FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Absorb LMS.

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.

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

Absorb LMS has the following typical customers:

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

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

Absorb LMS supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Absorb LMS integrates with the following applications:

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

Absorb LMS offers the following support options:

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

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