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Score 4.5 out of 101

Bridge

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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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Bridge

Bridge is well suited to providing and managing internal training within your own organization. It is great for mandatory and optional training and you can pull in courses provided by Bridge or upload your own. Bridge is great when you need to manage oversight on learning as it offers both at-a-glance views of your team and detailed CSV files can be exported.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.6
New hire portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.1
Manager tracking tools
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.7
Compliance tracking and reporting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.8

Performance and Goals

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.3
Corporate goal setting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.6
Subordinate goal setting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.0
Individual goal setting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
5.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.2
Performance tracking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.1

Performance Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.3
Performance plans
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.9
Plan weighting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.3
Manager note taking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.0
Performance improvement plans
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
5.6
Review status tracking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.9
Rater nomination workflow
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.4
Review reminders
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
5.8
Workflow restrictions
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.2
Multiple review frequency
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.4
Reporting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
5.9

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.9
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.4
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.4
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.0
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.9
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.6
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.1
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.1
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.3
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.6
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
5.4

Pros

Absorb Anywhere LMS

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

  • Bridge makes it easy to track learner completion. Some of the education we've placed on Bridge is mandatory and must be refreshed annually. Bridge makes it easy to track because you can set expiration dates on courses and have reminder emails sent to managers for learners that are behind on their learning.
  • Adding your own content is simple. It is easy to upload PowerPoint content to Bridge and then edit individual slides within Bridge. You can also easily add scorm files for more interactive courses.
  • Security of assessment improves because we've replaced our paper tests with the Bridge's "smart questions" that will automatically alter appearance to prevent memorization or sharing answers.
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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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Bridge

  • Building/changing Bridge is not something just anyone can do. We often are waiting on my organization's digital specialists to add pages/make updates for us.
  • The web apps for editing (especially Excel) can be finicky. I usually just open to editing in full Excel -- but then you have to be careful how you close/save.
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Likelihood to Renew

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
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Bridge

Bridge 7.8
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..
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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.
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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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Bridge

Bridge 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always timely and knowledgeable assistance. Very patient explaining answers to novice users.
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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.
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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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Bridge

Bridge was the obvious choice. I started exploring Canvas and discovered that the university was testing Bridge for possible acquisition. I became an early adopter and user. The single sign-on and integration with PeopleSoft data were huge.
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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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Bridge

  • More effective in getting training completed than bringing people in from all over town for live sessions.
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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

Bridge

General

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

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