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Pluralsight

Top Rated
19 Ratings

Absorb Anywhere LMS

5 Ratings
Score 4.9 out of 101

Pluralsight

Top Rated
19 Ratings
Score 9 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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Pluralsight's best demographic is already-seasoned technology for professionals who are looking to improve their skills and train themselves to move up in job titles. There are competitors that are better suited for absolute beginners. While the content is excellent and presented in a manner significantly less boring than reading the documentation, it's still up to the user to ensure they're comprehending the information.
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Pros

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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  • Pluralsight has hundreds of authors that are constantly producing new content, which is valuable for the tech industry that is constantly moving at a brisk pace.
  • Many content authors are respected leaders in the topic they're presenting. You are able to trust that their content is thorough and authentic.
  • Niche expert-level topics are presented in a curated video format which is difficult to find anywhere else.
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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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  • Difficult to Address - Yes, that is my con. I simply do not have a con I could address that is worth noting for potential buyers of this product.
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Pluralsight10.0
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Great product and service so far. Awesome new content almost every week.
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Pluralsight9.0
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Very, VERY easy to use.
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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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Although alternative e-learning platforms, such as Coursera, offer a wide variety of learning topics, their broad reach and extensive list subject matter clutters their platform. Unlike Pluralsight, Coursera offers a more classic / regimented style of online learning. It's very much like taking an online college class ... a matter of fact, that's basically what they are. Many of the courses are backed or taught by professors from various accredited universities, but the typical syllabus style learning and homework deadlines take away from online learning or training. In my eyes, Pluralsight stands far superior due to the style of learning that focuses on a micro approach rather than Coursera's macro approach. Coursera is likely to host many courses that are complete 'duds' - where as Pluralsight's courses are refined and vetted. Coursera: more variety, accredited schools, certification, mapped, homework, regimented.
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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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  • Pluralsight presents a positive ROI for our business, but to put a monetary value on knowledge and individual has gained is conditional and speculative. But an annual subscription just shy of $300 for the amount of material you may access, I can say with great confidence that the skills sets acquired by using their platform will guarantee a positive return. Not only for your business, but for the career and future of your 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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Pluralsight

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