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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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Lesson.ly

Lesson.ly is a great tool for creating trainings and lessons for employees. It's easy to use, and easy to access. If you're wanting your employees to have all of their training documents in one place, and where they can be referenced, Lesson.ly is great. It can be expensive, depending on how much your organization is utilizing it, so do your due-diligence when looking into this product. Additionally, it is lacking a bit in customization. We've had new hires provide feedback stating it's a bit boring, and can feel a bit too much like they're back in school. With more customization, this issue could be rectified
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
8.3
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
9.0
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
9.0
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
8.5
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
6.7
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
8.3
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
9.0
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
9.0
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
6.5
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
8.7
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
8.3
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Lesson.ly
8.0

Pros

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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  • Content creation and management - easy to build and share paths and lessons, no training required. Easy access to insights library
  • Exercise tracking - easy to assign tasks to people and monitor completion
  • Feedback - easy to collect lesson feedback to further improve content
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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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  • Lesson.ly is pretty barebones in the realm of UI/UX. It's very much on the user to customize everything. The product isn't super pretty and sometimes feels like an early 2000s interface. It works though, so who cares right? Naw, I guess I care. A sexy product always feels better when using it. That's why people keep buying Apple products. Make it sleek!
  • I wish organization of assignments was a little cleaner. It kind of feels messy as square blocks. Would be cool to have them in folders or something to minimize scrolling.
  • I've found that a some of my employees find Lesson.lys boring. While some of that is the nature of the material that we put in, I believe a more interactive interface would serve the attention of my employees.
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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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Overall, Lesson.ly is a great tool, especially for training. Of the similar programs I have used, Lesson.ly is the most user-friendly. We have several members of our team who create lesson.lys, and it isn't a platform that requires a lot of training to utilize, which is great. Although, it doesn't have the customization of other programs, such as Typeform, but it's still a great addition to our organization
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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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  • Lesson.ly has had a positive impact on our training. It's allowed us to add additional learning opportunities and context to our hands-on activities.
  • Lesson.ly has had a positive impact on our ability to create reference tools for our employees to utilize regularly.
  • A negative impact would be it's lack of customization. We would love to have the opportunity to create more exciting, engaging lessons for our employees.
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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
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Lesson.ly

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