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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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Docebo LMS

If you need to get up and running quickly with an online training system, are okay with mediocre functionality, and want to use course content from their marketplace, Docebo is a good option. If you want a more powerful system and good support, then I do not recommend Docebo.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Docebo LMS
8.7
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Docebo LMS
9.0
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Docebo LMS
9.0
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Docebo LMS
8.0
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Docebo LMS
9.0
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Docebo LMS
9.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Docebo LMS
8.0
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Docebo LMS
8.0
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Docebo LMS
9.0
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Docebo LMS
9.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Docebo LMS
9.0
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Docebo LMS
9.0

Pros

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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  • The user interface is well designed and for the most part very intuitive.
  • Administration is fairly straight forward - I've used other LMSs that require intense concentration and pages of written notes to remember how to create and deploy a course - this is not the case with Docebo.
  • Docebo is an open system that has many integrations.
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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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  • The new certification module is not very robust. To me this is typical of many of their modules/apps you can integrate into the system. to say the least, they leave much to be desired (for example, I never could get eCommerce to work properly).
  • Support has been truly awful the last few weeks - not only am i not getting timely responses, but i am not getting helpful responses. Functionality I paid for does not work and support, when they respond, seem to be at a loss as to how to help me.
  • Easier to customize and a more consistent experience across the product.
  • In three years I do not believe they have implemented any of my feature requests. It is a shame because many of their new features seem to have a lot of potential, but after I get in and use.
  • It feels a bit like Docebo is "nickel and diming." Some of the paid apps seem to be functionality that should be included in the basic subscription (eCommerce, gamification, having an https domain, etc.).
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Support

Absorb Anywhere LMS1.0
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Poor response time and generally poor responses.
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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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We selected it because it integrated with Adobe Connect for our live virtual classroom content. As we are no longer using Adobe Connect, we are beginning to consider other systems.
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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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  • We have many active users taking course content, which is great, but not a measurable ROI on our investment in Docebo.
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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

Docebo LMS

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Minimum monthly plan starts at 230USD for 50 active users