Absorb LMS software


146 reviews(4.5/5)
146 reviews(4.5/5)

Absorb LMS is a cloud-based solution suitable for organization in any industry. Key features include learning management automation, progress tracking and reporting.

Absorb LMS offers a custom-branded learner interface and administrative tools that enables users to build a training experience for their learners. The learning management system (LMS) can be automated with custom rules and scheduling. Clients can utilize e-commerce solutions and include discounts and preferred pricing to specific audiences. The solution also includes reporting capabilities and allows users to create ad hoc dashboards.

A mobile app is available for Android and iOS devices. Absorb also offers guided setup and customization for users.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Carmen from Quorum Review

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Absorb LMS

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    It is very easy to use and clear as to what needs to be accomplished.

    Cons

    It is a bit difficult to generate a filtered transcript. There are a lot of filters to choose from so it can be somewhat overwhelming.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jodie from Cambium Networks

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    August 2018

    Terrible Support and lack of quality metrics

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    Pros

    The admin features, while limited, are easy to learn and use.

    Cons

    The reporting and metrics provided by the base system are seriously lacking. In addition, their response time on support tickets when their is a bug in their system can take months or even years to correct with only a standard response that "development is investigating."

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Christina from N2 Publishing

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2018

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

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    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)

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ardi from Samsara

    Specialty: Non-Profit

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    One of my recommendation for LMS

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    Pros

    The features is easy to use, The function is good enough, And really love about the report in this LMS, Recommended to try it

    Cons

    Doesn't show pricing plans in the website, so you should plans the budget and the user for your LMS and consult it with them

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  • Rebecca from Birkman

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

    Does most things you want

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    We are able to have people pay for courses.

    Pros

    The new learner experience they created is going to bring this software to a whole 'nother level. My ratings and this review is based on the new learner experience, not the previous version. It looks good, works well (has a few bugs they are actively working on), and does almost everything we need as a company. There are a few minor "wants" but the support team seems receptive to getting those going.

    Cons

    The back-end is not totally intuitive, and it's a little buggy. Sometimes you'll save something and it'll go back to the start page. It still achieves everything you need, it's just not super slick/seamless all the time.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Felix from Corporación Estelio

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    This LMS is simple but very effective, easy to use and excellent for small and medium businesses.

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    Pros

    The built in workflow allows me to create a course that can be distributed to my users in a matter of minutes. Easily upload any type of multimedia, its UX and UI. is magnific. can access all function very easily whether you are a student, an instructor or an admin. keep a running list of enrolled and completed courses

    Cons

    The calendar could be better.. need more integration with other comercials calendars, Requires deep technical experience for Customize this system, does not allow to create a data repository per student in a simple way, it is not an integrated talent management system. Reporting features, they need to improve them a lot, . The administrative functions are dificult to navigate and there are steps that are unnecessary in several of the processes.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    May 2018

    Highly visual learning management system. Reporting is top-notch. Can handle complex learning paths.

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    Pros

    The ad-hoc reporting is the easiest I've seen in any LMS. Very easy to check the boxes of the info you're looking for and download a report. Literally only takes minutes. Can handle very complex learning paths.

    Cons

    It would be cool if they added a bit more talent management features. Career pathing is just "okay" in Absorb.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Josh from Empowered Life Stores

    Specialty: Retail

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Solid LMS program

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    Cloud based with individual user login access. Tracks each individually with a scorecard track. Provides Admin view to see how your team is progressing from individual scores to percentage of the organization progress.

    Cons

    Video buffering which requires a strong internet connection. Customizable but not easily searchable.

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  • María Magdalena from Se Habla Arte

    May 2018

    Beautiful LMS. The gate towards a pleasant learning experience.

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    Pros

    The best of it: its UX and UI. Seamless and beautiful. You can access every function easily whether you are a student, an instructor or an admin. It makes learning a pleasant task.

    It gives you an app for iOs and an app for Android users, so it has all scenarios covered. A lot of languages to customize which is fantastic.

    Cons

    I can't think of a con that is worth mention. I have to acknowledge that It could be pricey. But if you have the budget, go for it!

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Brooke from Financial Services Company

    April 2018

    Beautiful interface and good customer service

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    Pros

    I enjoy how I'm able to brand this software to my company. It seemed to have all the checkboxes that we needed and it supports HTML5. Admin functionality is a 5/5

    Cons

    Reporting reports are a bit limited. They aren't custom like the rest of the platform. Software sometimes freezes up at times

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sergey from Sokol webstudio

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2018

    Our client and we have demoed this solution.

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    Value for Money

    Good option as LMS for medium sized business.

    Pros

    This software has beautiful interface and "just right" set of features. We were impressed by it as well as our client. They also have authoring tool - very easy to use and nice interface.

    Cons

    We had long discussions but our client opted for another, free solution. So perhaps, the fact that this software is not free makes it a bit uninteresting for companies that need "cheap and dirty" solution.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    February 2018

    Fantastic tool for managing training and other Learning mediums. Great customer support.

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    Pros

    Easy to use and intuitive platform. Works well with most/all file formats. Able to create a wide variety of curricula and training certifications. Fantastic team that works hard to please the end user.

    Cons

    Some customization (tiles on homepage, style and feel) is limited. Reporting is evolving, but a great tool. Overall a good system.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jamie from Tennant Company

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    February 2018

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

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    December 2017

    Powerful and complicated learning management.

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    Value for Money

    We were able to scale learning across multiple departments by settling on Absorb. It's powerful and will likely be a great long-term education solution for our entire organization.

    Pros

    There seems to be no bounds for what Absorb can help organizations do when it comes to elearning. As we're scaling our education efforts across the company, this seemed to check all the boxes for multiple departments.

    The power and flexibility in the software seems to be unmatched in the industry.

    Cons

    It's complex and overwhelming. The learning curve is immense. Understandable for powerful software, but onboarding a team to get up and running with this will likely set you back a few weeks. If you're looking for a quick and easy solution, this is not it.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Rachel from Pediatric Home Service

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    November 2017

    This LMS is simple yet very effective, easy to use and great for medium sized companies.

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    Pros

    Ability for our users to become power users and administer the application for their staff. This is helpful for the IT department and allows the users to be in control of their learning.

    Cons

    We only get one API key so if we need to make any changes or test out changes that we want to make, it takes down our outside facing shopping cart. This can be frustrating, hopefully it will change in the future.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Lisa from Theory

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2017

    It's been really amazing! Such an easy platform to use so far we are loving it!

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    Pros

    The user ease and the admin functionality is amazing. We have had ZERO connection issues so for our field it's been awesome.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • hazlon from ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2017

    Team Absorb provides the perfect mix of Yoda and Obi-Wan for anyone new to the LMS universe!

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    Value for Money

    We introduced Absorb ten months ago and have been able to centralize/track a lot of internal and external learning for staff. These are exciting times and there is so much more to learn!

    Pros

    My favourite feature is the people behind the software and their willingness to provide meaningful/practical answers for each question I ask. There really are no silly questions and that is most reassuring for novel LMS users!

    I had no prior experience with this type of technology so it's been quite the learning curve for me and my organization. Thanks to Team Absorb's reliable customer service, I'm still learning something new each day!

    I also appreciate how many ways there are to customize the software for organizations of any size. We're relatively small (under 1,000 learners) but we have some unique features in our reporting structure. I was able to work with Team Absorb to build some behaviours/rules into our LMS that reflect our set-up and match the information coming in the nightly imports from our HRIS.

    Cons

    Right now, about 98% of supervisor approval requests make it to the supervisor but it would be awesome if 100% of the requests made it through.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Everett from National Children's Advocacy Center

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2017

    Absorb has been an easy to use platform for meeting our eLearning needs for our community.

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    It allows us to engage our community through eLearning by showing courses, webinars and lesson relevant to our field of work. It allows us to keep our learners engaged, connected and kept current with ideas and best practices. It allows us the opportunity to represent ourselves as experts in out field.

    Pros

    Creating and development course content in a straight-forward and simple manner. Enjoy making quick edits and updates to published courses. Ease of importing courses from various types of APIs. Support staff is very attentive and helpful with students and system issues. Administrator back end is very flexible and easy to use. Enjoy using the "impersonate" feature, which can identify problems quickly. Like that the framework of Absorb is still under development, which allows for new innovations, looking for ways to improve and stay relevant.

    Cons

    Reporting features still need a bit of development to allow for more control and options for what should be saved in the report export document. Giving more options for data being displayed by a student transcript. Some features of pulling data from the metrics can be a bit tricky.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Amber from First American Home Warranty

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    August 2017

    We're very happy with choosing Absorb LMS

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    Pros

    Ease of use for both administrators and learners.
    Extensive out-of-the-box reporting and flexible reporting
    Easy to build courses and curricula
    Simple user interface
    Fast

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Steve from Rsam

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2017

    Absorb has provided us with a unique mix of feature and quality support helping us obtain our goals.

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    Value for Money

    Speed of delivery of content to customers and users and with the ease of user mgmt, the amount of time I am spent managing the system is kept to a minimum.

    Pros

    The ease of adding courses, content and attaching relevant material to this cannot be overlooked and for me is easily just one of the items most enjoyed. The built in workflow allows me to take my video production and related documents and attach them to a course that can be distributed to my users in a matter of minutes.

    Cons

    Nothing really stands out as a negative. One area for improvement would be exporting reports - It would be nice to be able to customize the look and feel of reports in the tool before exporting, and it is a minor issue as a lot of this can be done via the Excel export anyway.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
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