Absorb Anywhere LMS

5 Ratings
Score 4.9 out of 101

Skillsoft Leadership Development Program

33 Ratings
Score 7.9 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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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program

They have a large library - make sure you clearly study the library offerings and choose the courses that are best for you as you will never be able to use all of them. Make sure you survey your user base before purchasing the licensing of the library courses so the courses are 'marked' with an employee in mind to keep costs minimized. Only purchase the Books 24x7 if you have a large IT department - otherwise you might want to lease a smaller content portion. Their Leadership Development, Project Management, business series and critical thinking and technical products are exceptional.
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Pros

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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  • Customer service/Account representation
  • Provides useful information in the bi-yearly account reviews
  • Updates to courses/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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  • They are getting better, but keeping up with the IT times and keeping their site modern and user friendly
  • Compliance - we had 2 seperate interfaces between the compliance part (Academy) and the Business Courseware catelog and our custom content - this created a lot of confusion around what was what. Support and the usablility of Academy was not up to par with what we were used to with the normal SkillPort.
  • Technical support doesn't always have the answer
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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program8.8
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Skillsoft has become a standard in our learning and development culture - we use it as a baseline to be sent to other workshops, anyone is able to use it across the globe, from the shop floor up and everyone knows the system. We are also able to put our own content up and track those courses. And lastly, our Account Rep is awesome.
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Usability

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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program8.0
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The integration between the main Skillsoft portal and Books24x7 could use improvement. Most users don't realize there is actually a separate books portal because the link to it is not that visible. Yet, once they discover it, they realize that the books portal is actually easier to use to search for books, ebook summaries, and videos.
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Support

Absorb Anywhere LMS1.0
Based on 1 answer
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very responsive, knowledge and helpful. They are always focused on ensuring they are doing the very best to support our success.
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Implementation

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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program7.0
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Just that it takes a village. It cannot be done alone. Everyone needs to know what you are doing and what their role is in the implementation. Tightly managing the project management schedule and resources is important in ensuring that everything gets done on time, and with quality. Education is KEY
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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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lynda.com is still used at internally along with Skillsoft mainly because much of our staff are visual and gain a lot from the bounty of videos and courses lynda.com has to offer on an array of subject that are not always as technical to the library we posses in Skillsoft.
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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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  • We are not fully utilizing it due to lack of human resources. It could be better, but there is little time to devote to it.
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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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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program

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