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What Is Absorb LMS?

Absorb is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) engineered to drive business productivity and deliver a top-tier learner and admin experience. Absorb LMS is a powerful and flexible software that allows its customers to fit the LMS to their learning program. Get more ROI from your learning program with simplified and AI-driven admin tools and a more intuitive user experience for learners to access, discover, and retain learning content.

Who Uses Absorb LMS?

Organizations providing employee training, external training including e-commerce, or a mix. Absorb's clients range from a few hundred learners right through to hundreds of thousands of learners.

Where can Absorb LMS be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Absorb
  • Located in Calgary, Canada
  • Founded in 2002

Absorb LMS support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil and 34 others

Languages

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

Absorb LMS pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Absorb LMS does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Absorb
  • Located in Calgary, Canada
  • Founded in 2002

Absorb LMS support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil and 34 others

Languages

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

Absorb LMS videos and images

Absorb LMS Software - Branded Learner Interface
Absorb LMS Software - Branded Learner Interface
Absorb LMS Software - Admin Course Assembly
Absorb LMS Software - Rich Course Detail Pages
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Absorb LMS Software - Branded Learner Interface
Absorb LMS Software - Branded Learner Interface
Absorb LMS Software - Admin Course Assembly
Absorb LMS Software - Rich Course Detail Pages

Features of Absorb LMS

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Content Sharing
  • Course Authoring Software
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Management Software
  • Electronic Forms
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Training
  • Gamification Software
  • Interactive Content
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Microlearning Software
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning Software
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Third-Party Integration
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • Virtual Classroom Software
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews of Absorb LMS

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Nicolas
Nicolas
Financial Analyst in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services Software, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Flexible and very complete LMS

5.0 7 months ago

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.

Mark
Training Program Manager in US
Oil & Energy, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Making My Life Easier

5.0 8 months ago

Comments: My overall experience has been great. The LMS has allowed me to build an entire corporate training program while simultaneously building the LMS to support it. The time-based credential reporting and compliance tracking has allowed to avoid those possible awkward moments with clients' specific training requirements. With this tracking and reporting, we're also able to respond to a client's immediate need by knowing who is qualified and current on a given access or occupational training requirement.

Pros:

The Absorb LMS is easily customizable and Admin/Learner user-friendly. This allowed me to expand my Training effort and capabilities with not only scope but greater efficiencies in that I can customize the LMS to meet the varying needs of my different stakeholders.

Cons:

If there is a negative, it is in the format of the Training Transcript when printed, or exported as an electronic file. The courses appear in alphabetical order without the ability to filter for a time period, or sort chronologically. This frustrates Supervisors who then have to review the entire transcript to find what training an employee has completed in the last year. I understand the Transcript are being reworked by Absorb for 2022, so this may become a non-issue.

Alternatives Considered: Accord LMS, Totara Learn, Adobe Learning Manager, Cornerstone LMS and Litmos

Reasons for Choosing Absorb LMS: I was seeking a fully supported proprietary platform with the enhanced features and functionality my training program had grown to demand.

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS: Absorb met the overlapping sweet spot between cost, features, supported company size, and alignment with the structure of our training program.

Buddy
Training & Development Specialist in US
Government Administration, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Absorb LMS Review

4.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Our experience with Absorb has been very positive.

Pros:

Absorb was very easy to install and is easy to use. This product meets most of our needs and the product support has been top notch.

Cons:

I do wish Absorb had an easy way to provide training content to the users who did not have accounts.

Verified Reviewer
HR Manager in Ireland
Verified LinkedIn User
Construction, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Great Software, Suffers terribly from its customer service.

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: 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.

Bill
H.R. Director in US
Consumer Goods, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Best training and onboarding

5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

The main thing for me was the onboarding process with [SENSITIVE CONTENT] was fantastic. She was patient and understanding of my crazy schedule. She hit all the key points that were important to me with a new program. Also, the ability for the employees to choose their own ongoing trainings was very important.

Cons:

Cost is quite high in my opinion. I will not be using the entire program but have to pay for modules that I will not use.