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Grovo

9 Ratings

Absorb Anywhere LMS

5 Ratings
Score 4.9 out of 101

Grovo

9 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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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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Grovo

Grovo is fantastic for bringing a team of people up to speed and for teaching a few things to a large audience. We found Grovo to be lacking when specific training is required or when the training required a certain level of skill. Grovo is fantastic for broad training, less so for specific depth training
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Pros

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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  • Ease of Use. The site is awesome for searching for a specific topic.
  • Convenience. Lessons are generally very quick and easy to fit into even the busiest schedules.
  • Interface. The website is gorgeous and inviting.
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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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  • Customer support and sales training was a little lacking for our organization.
  • Specialized training in woefully underdeveloped.
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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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The elephant in the room for me, would be TreeHouse. Grovo is very similar to TreeHouse in the fact that they're both programs with lesson tracks, simple and short videos, as well as progress trackers. I would have to say that I enjoyed learning coding on TreeHouse over Grovo, based on the wide variety of native coding languages they have implemented. Grovo, although extremely similar and easy to use as well, doesn't stack up to TreeHouse in my opinion. Grove does, however, beat out Lynda in my humble opinion
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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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  • Positive ROI based on departments that needed training were able to learn the language they needed, saving engineering time and costs.
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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

Grovo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Consulting and integration services are part of the product, not an additional feature.