Forma LMS

RATING:

4.5

(155)

About Forma LMS

Forma LMS is an open-source learning management system designed to help businesses provide corporate training to employees based on company needs and processes. Key features include online courses, video conferencing, certification management, custom reporting, blended courses and user management. Teams using Forma LMS can generate certificates in PDF format upon completion of courses through customizable graphic templates. Managers can organize courses in multiple categories, catalogs, course paths and create several editions of the same course with separate locations and inscriptions. Users can also sell their courses using built-in eCommerce features. Forma LMS allows staff members to automatically receive notifications upon course completion, subscriptio...

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Forma LMS Pricing

Forma Lms is a hosted, open source solution. We also offer a cloud service, and we can manage your on-premise installation. We have solutions catering for small, medium and large companies.

Starting price: 

€870.00 per year

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

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Forma LMS Reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Forma LMS

1 - 5 of 154 Reviews

User Profile

Vito

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2022

The best managed Open Source Ever

PROS

User Experience, Support, Administration, Scorm compliance

CONS

Maybe the curve of learning the administration functionalities

Vendor Response

Wow, thank you very much Vito for this wonderful review. We'll to our best to soften the learning curve for the administration functionalities, Thanks again!

Replied February 2022

Frinto

Management Consulting, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2022

Structure and Streamlined e-learning with Forma LMS. The best open source LMS for Businesses !

Well, its amazing and great till date. High level of professionalism and business ethics is shown by their people. Well applauded for their disciplined working and quick response on business front. All other partners are giving wonderful feedback about them so the peer recommendation is really strong and positive in case of Forma LMS. This is encouraging and welcoming. The software is embedded with advanced e learning quick features which improve the learning experience and outcome and has greater impact on one's learning. The learning is life long with great output with Forma LMS.

PROS

E learning is facilitated effortlessly . No hassle and no cumbersome process Delivering training through this LMS is easy and no extra effort needed at all. Cost effective solution and not hard on pocket. It is cost effective across all financial aspects of all the services offered. Easy integration and seamless deployment with other external 3rd party dashboards and softwares. Easy to manage by learning audiences and target beneficiary Loved by all learners

CONS

No dislikes as such till date. The experience is awesome so far and it helped us to manage our LMS in online mode and deliver the training pan country in uninterrupted mode. We will welcome any reduction in costing further as it's an important aspect for start up organizations likes us and due to stormy competition on this front, everyday a new vendor chips in with their best offerings at reduced cost and we are ought to take them.

Reason for choosing Forma LMS

Forma LMS was highly recommended by my peers and other colleagues due to its high response time in business deliverables and quick turnaround time in deliverables is high priority for us. It enables us to attract and retain more businesses due to client satisfaction. All the new features are just fantastic and it helps to engage our partners well. Online presentation, live demonstration, tutorials and virtual learning offices are easily done and created on the Forma LMS and it supports all kinds of browsers so no hassle in deployment and operation at all. Highly advanced platform for streaming high quality good videos and webinars.

Felipe

E-Learning, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

1

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed February 2022

I couldnt make it work

I tried the free version, and it seems that only with the paid version I was going to be able to do the things I wanted, but no... I couldnt make it work. I tried getting a special server just for Forma.lms but I still couldn't get it to work. I tried to find support and couldn't find it either, so... I just paid for something I couldn't use.

PROS

the pricing looked great, also the capability of handling different customers in one place is amazing.

CONS

I couldnt install it. I rented a different server just for the software because of the different requiremts, but still it didnt worked. I couldnt get any support or help.

Vendor Response

Hello Felipe, thank you for your review, yet I think you are making some unfair statements. First of all, the LMS is open source like Moodle and Chamilo and there is no such thing as a free or paid version. The latest version is reserved to association members, but even the previous versions work greatly. We appreciate you decided to become a member. You don't need a special server for Forma more than for Moodle or for a CRM or any enterprise level application: you just need a server that complies with the installation requirements. Concerning the search for support: when exactly did you contact us for support? If we can help you in any way, feel free to get in touch with us.

Replied February 2022

Raj

Information Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2022

Best-in-Class learning management system for delivering online training courses !

We all like Forma LMS a lot as it helped our organization in biggest way possible in post pandemic era. It helped us in streaming of our reading content in various languages at desired sink effortlessly. Also, it is accepted by everyone due to its high cost effectiveness and increased operational efficiency while working and operating . We never face any lagging and no complaints received from users also. The performance is good and it never hangs or slows down.

PROS

Robust online learning management system for onwards and upwards learning curve in post pandemic age. It helped to reach out to larger gathering and audiences remotely within shortest span possible. It's an open source LMS software and is absolutely free for use by small, medium and large enterprises. Likeable by all and accepted by all kinds of audiences due to its ease if use and usability

CONS

We want more and more speedy and hi tech live streaming features with advanced recording facility and its later accessibility for use. The quality of sound and video recording can be further enriched and be more conspicuous. It would add more value and amazing customer experience.

Reason for choosing Forma LMS

Forma LMS was chosen by our tech and business team members jointly as we sat together and understood on our requirements and scope for customizations and flexibility for us. As a business user, we can confidently say that they are one of the highly professional organizations with high moral and ethical values which is highly acceptable and desirable by our organization and people. Their onboarding process was smooth and no cumbersome experience at all.

Vendor Response

Thanks for your review!

Replied September 2022

Shazia

Higher Education, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2022

The only LMS providing unlimited customizability and smooth integration with awe-inspiring features

We tried various LMS solutions before but Forma LMS was the best match for our institution as it was the most customizable and intuitive solution for providing training. We first used it for educational purposes for educating my students during the COVID era. However, we felt that this software has a big scope for employee training so we started to use it to provide induction training to new employees and weekly training to existing employees.

PROS

The most favourable feature of this platform is its enhanced user interface through which we can navigate and find all the features easily. There is no learning curve when the product is first installed. Forma provides various features like organising users, providing certificates on completion of courses, organizing courses and taking tests and assessments. It is a great tool with a wide variety of integration options and plugins. A mobile app is also available so you can learn on the go!

CONS

There's nothing much that I dislike about this software. However, the user interface for learners could be improved by using modern elements.

Reason for choosing Forma LMS

Due to its additional features and integrations.