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What Is Acorn?

Acorn PLMS is a dynamic AI-powered platform tailored to your HR needs. Acorn helps you build your workforce, develop capabilities and competencies, evaluate performance, and map career growth for employees.

Momentum - Acorn's HR automation tool is the speediest way for HR pros to retire manual admin HR tasks, eliminate redundant processes, and maximize employee productivity whilst simultaneously protecting the company from risk.

Acorn helps HR pros maximize org performance.

Who Uses Acorn?

Acorn PLMS enables capability and competency building, employee training, compliance training, association learning, customer training, partner training and sales enablement.

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Reviews of Acorn

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.9
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.9

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
63%
4
37%
Adrian
Adrian
Director in Australia
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

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Amazing tool and support!

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: Amazing tool & service! It was difficult sifting through the seemingly dozens of LMS platforms out there - we must have done a demo with at least 6 or 7. Acorn impressed us with how easy-to-use it appeared, and we've not been disappointed in our decision. Their support is incredible, and helps being in the same timezone (lots of others were either US or UK office hours which wasn't very convenient for us).

Pros:

Onboarding was as painless as could be expected. Reporting is simple but comprehensive, and the local support has been amazing at answering any of our questions.

Cons:

No real negatives from my side except maybe a larger content library, but I know this is on the roadmap and being built currently. Plus integrations with content providers mean there's lots available.

Acorn Response

last year

Hi Adrian, thanks for taking the time to write the review. Much appreciated! We've built out a deeper content library since the review (especially on the compliance front) and we've also gone a best of breed route by integrating with the likes of LinkedIn Learning, Go1, SkillSoft (Percipio), MindTools for Business and more. Final thing we've been working on his the concept that 'less learning is more', so we're getting super targeted and optimised with content based on learner impact.

Todd
Learning and Development coordinator in Australia
Individual & Family Services, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

LMS in a nut shell

5.0 5 months ago

Comments: The Acorn staff are very responsive and very helpful. They are keen to see our experience being a good one.
Our staff have enjoyed the format as it is similar to other LMS products we have to use for contracts.

Pros:

Price comparison was great. We can import all our training records into Acorn for reporting. Good look and feel for users.

Cons:

The reporting functions need more options.

Acorn Response

5 months ago

Hey Todd, thanks for taking the time to write the review and so good to hear that we made it worthwhile for you to switch vendors (we know it's always a tough decision). Always keen for our features to meet and exceed our users' needs. We'll get our support team to reach out to you today re what further options you need!

Bec
Capability and Strategy Officer in Australia
Government Administration, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Thanks [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]

5.0 4 years ago

Pros:

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is very responsive and clearly communicates how easy this product is to use.

Cons:

People with admin access cannot view the learning profile/history of users.

Acorn Response

last year

Thanks for the review Bec, support to this day remains important to us.

Melinda
Learning and Development Manager in Australia
Nonprofit Organization Management, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

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4.0 4 years ago

Comments: We needed a system that could have multiple tenancies which we have achieved that function in different ways. This has allowed us to have our internal training for staff and contractors separate from our external training that is a revenue line for the business.

Pros:

The platform has been easy to set up with the support of the Pursuit Technology developer. The course set up structure is also easy to use.

Cons:

There is no option to have a course changed from self-enrolment to admin enrolment only. There is limited functionality to choose different selections in setting up cohorts to use fields not equal to. The set up of new users is clunky with having to upload the whole user dataset again as we don't have a HR system to draw the data from. The other issue is the inability to change the home page to feature the elements we want to have eg a blog.

Acorn Response

last year

Hi Melinda, having been with us 3 years and going strong we value your public input on top of the private support you give us. We took on-board the priority areas you mentioned for us to improve and are proud to share the progress to-date (thanks for all your patience!). The homepage overhaul brought with it the completely configurable widget functionality, with a plethora of widgets to choose from ensuring the homepage that you create is not just branded but also to the design of your exact needs. Cohorts is done and fixed up now, and an area we continue to invest in and the dataset upload is a rare use case for us without a HRIS, but we still intend to put more support resources (yes, real humans!) so we can help in anyway so it doesn't become the admin headache none of us need!

Erika
E-Learning Coordinator in Australia
Higher Education Software, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Enjoying it so far.

4.0 4 years ago

Pros:

We have really enjoyed transitioning to Acorn as our LMS, and are finding that the software is particularly pleasing from a learner's perspective. We have had positive feedback from students and trainers when it comes to navigating course content. There are a host of useful features and functions including flexible enrolments, resources and activities, plus a great range of reports. I have been most impressed with the technical support received from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and regular updates from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], which has made the experience much less stressful.

Cons:

Due to the size of our RTO and the number of courses we need to create, the system can run slowly at times - this is being improved gradually. We are looking forward to seeing a user profile feature become available soon.

Acorn Response

last year

Hey Erika, Thank you so much for your review! Your terrific feedback is really insightful for us and is great for us to keep in mind as we move forward with the product. We're on Acorn 2.0 now, have built out the new infrastructure which is fully live and the final step is as we are a SaaS company to ensure we work with all customers to help them have their own speed issues quickly resolved. Teams win together after all! The user profile feature is on it's second release since the review, if you have any further feedback we're all ears as ever.