Absorb Anywhere LMS

5 Ratings
Score 5 out of 101

Relias Learning Management System

7 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Relias Learning Management System

I believe computer based training is extremely well suited for our workforce. We need the flexibility to allow staff to access the trainings at their convenience or during lull periods of their workday. In addition many of us access the RLMS during the evenings or weekends, when we actually have some time to think. In addition the CBT are consistent and I'm assured each staff member is getting exactly the same content material and testing.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Relias Learning Management System
6.8
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Relias Learning Management System
8.0
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Relias Learning Management System
4.0
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Relias Learning Management System
4.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Relias Learning Management System
6.0
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Relias Learning Management System
8.0
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Relias Learning Management System
6.0
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Relias Learning Management System
9.0

Pros

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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  • Proving mandatory staff trainings such as blood borne pathogens.
  • Provides uniform board trainings on HIPAA expectations.
  • Provides support to staff who have work deficiencies and may have disciplinary action.
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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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  • RLMS could offer more reporting and/or ad hoc report functionality to be able to drill down to the individual user, course, etc. to better manage staff training.
  • Ability to customize staff reminders would help our agency imensely.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Relias Learning Management System10.0
Based on 2 answers
RMLS have become an important component of our agency's support systems. It provides consistent context for education and trainings as well as being flexible to allow staff to access it on their time. We have found many of the content sessions to be very useful for staff development and supportive of our overall agency goals and strategies.
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Usability

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Relias Learning Management System10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's super easy to use.
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Support

Absorb Anywhere LMS1.0
Based on 1 answer
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
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Relias Learning Management System10.0
Based on 1 answer
RLMS customer service and support are exemplary.
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Implementation

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Relias Learning Management System10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was very easy to implement. It's cloud based, so the most difficult part was getting users loaded.
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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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Not applicable as RLMS was our first and only choice.
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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 impact in terms of a staff resource/tool for rolling out new policies or procedures.
  • Positive impact for providing ease of access, consistency of content, recording of trainings/sessions completed and supporting staff development.
  • Perhaps RLMS could develop an analytics sessions specific to population health management and general health care services. These are important components of an integrative system of care and often hardest to communicate the value to folks highly trained just in behavioral health.
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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

Relias Learning Management System

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