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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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lynda.com

It has a large library of course material and training videos. The licensing terms are not very expensive either. Some of the content for fast evolving technologies should be updated quicker in my opinion.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
lynda.com
7.9
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
lynda.com
8.2
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
lynda.com
8.7
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
lynda.com
8.3
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
lynda.com
8.3
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
lynda.com
7.3
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
lynda.com
7.8
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
lynda.com
7.4
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
lynda.com
7.8
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
lynda.com
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
lynda.com
7.6
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
lynda.com
8.0

Pros

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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  • Great variety of classes!
  • Breaks down each subject and lets you bookmark where you are and save it.
  • Has great materials (workbooks) to accompany the class.
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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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  • I find it helpful to have more interactive pieces to accompany the lessons and not just the workbook that you do as you watch the video. But something to practice a few more times after to make sure the lessons sink in.
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lynda.com9.5
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It can help all employees learn to strengthen current skills or to learn new skills and then can learn to excel in their current department or they learn a new skills in a new department creating interconnection and cross-departmental value in a company.
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Usability

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lynda.com10.0
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Lynda.com is very simple to use, from finding videos to watching to going back and finding the chapter you want to re-watch. Love it all!
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Support

Absorb Anywhere LMS1.0
Based on 1 answer
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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I haven't found anything like Lynda.com except maybe my local library, but they have nothing on Lynda.com still.
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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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  • Makes employees more valuable to the company and can help them with upward mobility and expand their skills
  • Can help employees gain cross-departmental skills (creative, programming, project management, organization).
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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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lynda.com

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