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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb is very well suited for any company looking to standardize training for all employees. It is also best suited when paired with a course vendor to pick specific courses aimed towards employees and their interests. This makes orientation very simple. We used to have a 2-hour orientation conference to cover everything these courses can cover.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bridge

Bridge is suited for scenarios where you need ppl to complete steps in order or test that they received the correct amount of knowledge after watching a video. I do think Bridge is less appropriate for companies that use it in external training scenarios as there is some key functionality missing. We gotten very good at brainstorming and finding solutions/ways to get Bridge to work the way that we need it to
Kelsey DeBruin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
Bridge
7.4
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.0
Bridge
7.5
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.0
Bridge
7.5
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
7.0
Bridge
8.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Bridge
7.4
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Bridge
7.4
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Bridge
7.7
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
Bridge
8.1
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Bridge
7.1
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.0
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.5
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.1

Pros

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bridge

  • Bridge is designed for the user so it is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Bridge includes an authoring tool so building custom content is fast and easy.
  • Bridge does a good job of providing user information for managers. Managers can quickly and easily see how many courses their reports are enrolled in and if anyone is overdue on required courses.
  • Bridge is also built with learning science in mind. There are multiple options for assessments, including an option for verified tasks to be completed to demonstrate proficiency.
Bronson Pasko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • Automated creation of manager groups.
  • Easier way of seeing who employees report to so we can create manager groups.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bridge

  • Bridge could improve their categorization feature for trainings; folders would be great!
  • I'd like to see more ways to add content in the Bridge native environment in the future. Being able to create tables, infographics, and other training materials right in the system would be a great time saver.
Emily Stokes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bridge

Bridge 8.3
Based on 2 answers
It has been very useful to our organization in getting compliance training complete. We have a 24/7/365 organization with some folks only working 2 days a week during the summer only, many work full-time jobs elsewhere and can't make weekday programs and facilities don't have to alter schedules to get mass numbers of people through training like you have to do with live training..
Glenna Stricklett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bridge

Bridge 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Even our folks who fought using it realized how easy it was once they took their first course.
Glenna Stricklett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb Anywhere LMS 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bridge

Bridge 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always timely and knowledgeable assistance. Very patient explaining answers to novice users.
Glenna Stricklett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bridge

Bridge 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Our challenges were internal - nothing with Bridge. We had regular, productive meetings with our implementation representative.
Glenna Stricklett | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bridge

Our previous LMS was Symphony. Hands down, there is no comparison. Switching to Bridge was the best decision made by our management team. All we used Symphony for was for our monthly compliance training. Many times people would complain that they would need to retake their compliance course as Symphony would lose records. It became a hassle having to retake a course because you didn't save a copy of the completion certificate. Bridge allows for more than just compliance training AND we are able to see if learners didn't complete their courses via the reports.
Jane Frank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • This has been a positive ROI as we can track all course completions for audits as well as cutting costs for travel and training.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bridge

  • Certainly, Bridge was not an inexpensive option when we were reviewing platforms. To date, we have not seen a positive ROI but believe that will happen in the near future as we expand an offering of an additional program.
  • Reviews from our users indicate that they appreciate the professional and easy to use features Bridge provides, along with the video based design of the program.
  • The program we developed with the Bridge platform supports our position as educators in our industry.
Larry Laskowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb Anywhere LMS

General

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

Bridge

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.7
Bridge
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
8.3

Usability

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
9.1

Support

Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.6
Bridge
9.1

Implementation

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
8.2

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