About Absorb LMS

Absorb Software is an AI-powered learning management system (LMS) provider for all learners inside and outside an enterprise, across industries globally. Purpose-built for an engaging, personalized learner experience and efficient administration, Absorb LMS enables millions of employees, customers, partners, and members to discover, absorb, and apply the knowledge they need. From meeting compliance to motivating learners, up-skilling/re-skilling to improving productivity, and creating/curating to monetizing course content, the platform unlocks potential.

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 The products work, but outdated interfaces and functions don’t meet modern expectations.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 are 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 18+ years. Serving over 2,350+ customers and 29+ 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 And we don’t have an outdated legacy product that hinders progress.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 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.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Absorb LMS

Intelligent Assist: An AI feature that helps manage day-to-day admin tasks more efficiently using natural language, ask a simple or even complex request, and be taken directly to the pre-configured report page or action screen with one click.

Absorb Pinpoint: Uses AI and natural language processing to automatically transcribe and timestamp your video lessons – and then makes them searchable. A simple search query gives learners a direct path to the point in the video or transcript they need, transforming longer LMS video content into contextualized microlearning experiences.

Absorb Engage: A set of collaborative tools, like discussion and breakout rooms, that help facilitate learner engagement and boost user experience to keep your learners hooked.

Absorb Create: Create AI Beta is a powerful tool made for course creators and subject matter experts in organizations of all sizes and types who want to streamline their course creation process. It allows course creators to save time on research and design, while still producing high-quality content using Absorb Create.

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.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

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

Supported Languages

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

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Absorb LMS Software - Custom branded learner interface
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Absorb LMS Software - Simple mass action administration
Absorb LMS Software - Native assessment creation
Absorb LMS Software - Easy to upload Learning Objects
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Absorb LMS Software - Custom branded learner interface
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Absorb LMS Software - Simple mass action administration
Absorb LMS Software - Native assessment creation
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Features

Total features of Absorb LMS: 125

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Activity Tracking
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audio/Video Conferencing
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Bite-Sized Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certificates
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Questions
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Extended Enterprise Learning
  • Feedback Management
  • For Hospitality Industry
  • For Nonprofits
  • Gamification
  • Instructor-Led Courses
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Leaderboards
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Media Management
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Question Types
  • Offline Access
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Peer Learning
  • Performance Metrics
  • PowerPoint Conversion
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Quizzes
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Recommendations
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Enrollment
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Self-paced Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Course Library
  • Third-Party Integration
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • User Management
  • User Onboarding
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Content
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(282)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Nicolas
Nicolas
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Flexible and very complete LMS

Reviewed on 8/07/2022

Pros

It stands out for its simplicity of use and its pleasant user interface. It offers great flexibility in the design of learning experiences, adapting them to the characteristics of each training process. It has an electronic signature so that participants can demonstrate that they met the requirements of their training process. Integrates seamlessly with any eLearning content library.

Cons

I consider that this is a platform with a lot of potential, the only thing that I think can be improved is to simplify some processes to make the configuration easier.

Terry
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Chosen Absorb - 3 times

Reviewed on 24/01/2024

Pros

What I like most about Absorb is the ease of use as admin. I also value the responsiveness of the customer service team.

Cons

My dislikes are trivial to be honest. I wish the certificate creation tool was easier to use and I had the ability to assign deactivation dates to non-regular users.

Alternatives Considered

LearnUpon and TalentLMS

Reasons for Choosing Absorb LMS

They were lacking in several features that we needed. Additionally, their reporting was very cumbersome.

Switched From

360Learning

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS

The feature set was the biggest factor in our decision making.
Christine
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 25/03/2017

had it for 3 years. our requirements were basic - no hr integration, no e-commerce, short term...

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.

Charles
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Reliable LMS

Reviewed on 11/04/2024

Pros

Reliable LMS. The continual enhancements that continue to improve the Admin and the Learner experience.

Cons

Difficult experience a few years ago with the Professional Services team. Since that time, they have addressed the BI tool challenges that we identified to the PS team.

Alternatives Considered

Docebo

Reasons for Choosing Absorb LMS

End of Life for Kenexa had been announced.

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS

Absorb met our requirements and seemed more intuitive.
Ralph
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  • Industry: Gambling & Casinos
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Our experience with Absorb

Reviewed on 18/01/2024

Every Absorb employee we have dealt with has been knowledgeable. and responsive with effective...

Every Absorb employee we have dealt with has been knowledgeable. and responsive with effective solutions for issues we needed guidance about. They make sure the issue is resolved.

Pros

The Absorb products have a lot of capability and can be configured appropriately for our particular business needs. Absorb implementation was accomplished in less time that some other employee-based systems we have in place. The Absorb platform has never had a performance issue that affected our business.

Cons

While there is plenty of report capability designed into the product it would be nice to have the capability expanded to allow for more ad hoc reporting.

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Absorb LMS FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Absorb LMS.

Absorb LMS offers the following pricing plans:

Your needs are specific. And since LMS pricing isn't one size fits all, examining the advantages and disadvantages of popular LMS pricing models is crucial in deciding which one is right for you: pay per user, pay per active user, and other LMS pricing and costs associated with a perpetual license. Absorb LMS understands that it's imperative to meet you where you are. That's why we offer a more tailored pricing approach based on your input and our recommendations. Absorb reps consult with you about your company size, budget, eLearning goals, usage patterns, and other considerations to craft the unique pricing model that works for you and is flexible enough to accommodate future growth and changes.

Absorb LMS has the following typical customers:

51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Absorb LMS supports the following languages:

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

Absorb LMS supports the following devices:

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

Absorb LMS integrates with the following applications:

ADP GlobalView Payroll, ADP Vantage HCM, ADP Workforce Now, Auth0, BambooHR, BizLibrary, Centrify Identity Service, Clarity Wave, ClearCompany, Dayforce HCM, Degreed, Foxy, Google Analytics 360, Google Workspace, Meta for Business, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Namely, Okta, OneLogin, Oracle Cloud HCM, Oracle Taleo Cloud, PayPal, PingFederate, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Skillsoft, Twitter/X, UKG Pro, Workday HCM, Zoom Workplace

Absorb LMS offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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