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Score 4.5 out of 101
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Score 7.7 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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 Studio

If you need to build courses that have quizzes and want to control the audience's attention to the course, rather than starting a course and watching YouTube while it plays in the background, or if you need to have the results go to a proprietary system that you control, then Articulate Studio will be a well suited software solution for you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate Studio
8.2
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate Studio
8.5
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate Studio
9.0
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate Studio
7.7
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate Studio
7.4
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate Studio
8.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate Studio
7.7
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate Studio
9.0
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate Studio
8.0
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate Studio
8.3
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate Studio
8.5
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate Studio
8.0

Pros

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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Articulate Studio

  • Fast eLearning turn around time.
  • Eliminates a lot of the need to learn complicated eLearning authoring tools
  • Great interactions and templates built right into the suite.
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Cons

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • 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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Articulate Studio

  • It would be nice if Replay came included in this package for screen recording insertion.
  • More templates and interactions.
  • Integration with open source presentation software (OpenOffice, LibreOffice)
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Likelihood to Renew

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
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Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is very little chance that this software wold not be renewed. It has become an integral part of our standard software for elearning development.
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Usability

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This is very useable software even for novice eLearning authoring users. People with some PowerPoint experience should be fine with this software and even Excel!
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Support

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb Anywhere LMS 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
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Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Overall support is great for issues that they are able to help with. Other times it seems like instead of fixing the bugs you are told to wait for the newest version so instead of getting a fix for free you have to pay to upgrade. I have found this frustrating
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Alternatives Considered

Absorb Anywhere LMS

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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Articulate Studio

More in line with e-learning standards and an up-to-date design
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Return on Investment

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • 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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Articulate Studio

  • We're able to make more immersive training that results in more retained learning
  • More "pleasant" user interface. We can effortlessly make modern, sleek, clean training with these added tools.
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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 Studio

General

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

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