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Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb worked well for us for a number of years but once we started to push the limits of the software, the company and the product let us down. Support became unresponsive and the product enhancements that we were told were coming never did.
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Articulate 360

If you are looking for a suite of tools to support every type of eLearning development that you could imagine, look no further. Articulate 360 supports PowerPoint native course creation in Studio 360, Rapid eLearning Development with robust configuration and interactivity options in Storyline 360, a responsive drag-and-drop creation tool in Rise, and a time-saving godsend of a review tool in Articulate Review. The mere fact that Articulate throws a huge content library on top of that is incredible icing on the cake.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
7.5
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
9.8
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
8.3
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
7.7
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
9.0
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
9.3
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
5.5
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
10.0
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
1.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
7.0

Pros

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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  • Expands on the offering, creating an overall suite of features and potential. For example, the content library lets you grab media where you needn't worry about royalties and searching endlessly.
  • Allows for constant upgrades and improves to each component of the software. This is a growing suite and updates are released regularly.
  • Unlocks potential for greater and more in-depth solutions, rather than standalone content. For example, object collision allows for game creation.
  • Addresses QA issues, with the fantastic review feature. You can see exactly what and when the reviewer is experiencing issues.
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Cons

  • Customer Support is unresponsive and poor
  • Inconsistent interface in the product
  • Reporting out of Absorb is cumbersome
  • No search functionality within courses.
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  • Subscription based software model are something I'm not a fan of.
  • There are limited options for editing the player, it would be nice to see more design option here.
  • Hosting content on a tablet without using articulate servers.
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Support

Absorb Anywhere LMS1.0
Based on 1 answer
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
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Articulate 3609.1
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available.
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Alternatives Considered

At the time of selection, we went with Absorb as they were one of the few that could handle online transactions for courses. We are in the process of migrating to Skilljar and will be discontinuing our subscription to Absorb in 2018.
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I think that Articulate made a huge leap jump forward releasing the 360 package. It is much better as a suite, and cheaper compared to Adobe eLearning or CC package. From my perspective, it is much better for small (up to 10) groups of developers and initial phases of e-learning implementation. From my experience when it goes to advanced programming in courses shared actions in Adobe Captivate wins.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to lighten the work load on our finance team by moving course purchase processing to the online platform.
  • Learning team was able to reduce the amount of live training and travel.
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  • The software is easy to use and can produce quality outputs with relative ease.
  • A single licence is quite expencive.
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Pricing Details

Absorb Anywhere LMS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Articulate 360

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details