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Score 6.7 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb is very well suited for any company looking to standardize training for all employees. It is also best suited when paired with a course vendor to pick specific courses aimed towards employees and their interests. This makes orientation very simple. We used to have a 2-hour orientation conference to cover everything these courses can cover.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skilljar

I think there are better platforms than Skilljar. It seems like they are constantly updating and that their servers can't keep up with clients. It works well for really simple websites or learning modules, but I don't think it's the best option out there.
M. Elizabeth Sutton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
Skilljar
7.7
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.0
Skilljar
7.7
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.0
Skilljar
7.6
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
7.0
Skilljar
8.9
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Skilljar
8.7
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Skilljar
7.0
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Skilljar
6.5
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
Skilljar
8.4
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Skilljar
7.6
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Skilljar
7.4
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Skilljar
8.0
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Skilljar
7.3

Pros

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skilljar

  • offer front end design with CSS - match your web specs
  • manage all training types - ILT, on-demand, certification exams, etc
  • connects to SSO ID providers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • Automated creation of manager groups.
  • Easier way of seeing who employees report to so we can create manager groups.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skilljar

  • The hierarchies of content can be confusing. There are domains, catalogs, series, courses, and lessons. It feels like there should be an easier way to group content.
  • There wasn’t a feature that allowed us to communicate directly with our customers via email or in-app notifications - outside of the automated notifications. We would have liked to be able to send ad hoc messages as well.
Kathleen Murray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb Anywhere LMS 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skilljar

Skilljar 6.7
Based on 3 answers
They do answer questions, but it takes several days, or even weeks, to receive an answer. This is NOT helpful when one is in the middle of building within Skilljar and a problem is discovered. Also, I've had problems where their answer is "Sorry, but we can't fix that." Which is concerning and annoying.
M. Elizabeth Sutton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Absorb Anywhere LMS

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.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skilljar

Skilljar was an easy choice because of its web-based format, ease of integration with our current website and built-in e-commerce platform and Stripe integration. The others were also significantly more expensive and did not offer the same level of customer support. Skilljar was ready to use out of the box and gave us all that we need to implement.
Jeff Mobley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • This has been a positive ROI as we can track all course completions for audits as well as cutting costs for travel and training.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skilljar

  • ThoughtTrace Academy (that seats on Skilljar as LMS) continues to be the #1.
  • Differentiator for ThoughtTrace as a company within competitors.
  • ThoughtTrace Academy offerings are showing a 2x impact on customer adoption.
Catalina Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb Anywhere LMS

General

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

Skilljar

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.0
Skilljar
8.7

Support Rating

Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
Skilljar
6.7

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