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Score 5.2 out of 101
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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 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
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.0
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.4
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
6.5
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.1
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Bridge
7.0
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
7.6
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 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.
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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

  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
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Bridge

Bridge 7.9
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
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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

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.
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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

  • 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.
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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

Bridge

General

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

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