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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

Thinkific

Thinkific is well suited to small organizations that don't have the time or skill to make a beautiful course website from scratch. It's great for start-ups and soloprenuers who want to get their message out to the world and present it professionally. It's also great for creating excellent lead magnets.
Joe Gatto | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
Thinkific
8.4
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.0
Thinkific
9.3
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.0
Thinkific
8.6
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
7.0
Thinkific
8.3
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Thinkific
9.0
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Thinkific
8.2
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Thinkific
7.7
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
Thinkific
8.2
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Thinkific
7.8
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Thinkific
8.9
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Thinkific
8.4
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Thinkific
7.7

Pros

Absorb Anywhere LMS

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

Thinkific

  • Ability to customise your school to match your branding and to therefore link to your own company website
  • Ability to upload images, videos, presentations, PDFs and audio recordings as well as create quizzes to assess your students knowledge
  • Able to drip your course content for when it's ready to be released and not be pressurized to only publish a full course when it's ready
  • Integrate with third-party tools such as PayPal, MailChimp, Google analytics and Zapier to name a few
  • Promote individual courses on your website by embedding widgets
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | 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

Thinkific

  • When viewing your content as a student, it does not provide easy navigation back to the Creator Dashboard which is not necessarily the most intuitive navigation for the creator.
  • With the basic plan, you don't have the ability to allow students to have a monthly payment option for purchase. For this feature, you must upgrade. I think it should be part of the basic plan.
  • I'm not a fan of their affiliate interface. It is not very robust. I actually purchased this software originally because they included an affiliate dashboard within the system making it easier to convert students into affiliates, but I quickly realized that it was not robust enough for my needs.
Kate Murray, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
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Thinkific

Thinkific 7.9
Based on 2 answers
We will continue to use Thinkific for our company pieces of training. Until we are able to create our own in house portal, this is an excellent source to have a learning management software tool that is easy to use and easy to implement without much technical training to administer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Out of the box, Thinkific is very user-friendly. Though if you want more customizations, you do have to understand some code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had any issues with accessing Thinkific but I can see when it has been a problem for others. When I get updates on when they are doing maintenance to their platform I tend to make sure that is not the day I plan to be working on my school so as not to get frustrated
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 8.0
Based on 1 answer
When it comes to the performance of Thinkific for me I find that it's good but could be better. I tend to think that the larger the files and videos you upload on your courses may add to the impact of it's uploading (not sure if that's actually true or not). But overall the performance of Thinkific via my tablet and desktop is very good when I have a fast speed broadband speed
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | 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

Thinkific

Thinkific 9.0
Based on 7 answers
We haven't needed to contact support as their knowledge base provided all the answers to our questions. The majority of the platform was intuitive and easy to use and navigate, so that is why we have given it a high support score. We didn't even need to contact support when we were integrating with our gamification engine.
Alvin Landicho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The implementation period took time like it would in earning and using any new tool. It was more about being organised, having better time management processes in place and having people you were able to reach out to if you were every able stuck. The other key ting with the implementation period was giving yourself a realistic time scale to get the job completed.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | 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

Thinkific

We chose Thinkific because of its price point and financial structure, the ability to customize it to suit our needs, the range of features it had, and also the look/feel of the course experience itself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
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Thinkific

Thinkific 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The opportunities to scale your online course business with Thinkific is endless. They provide a great range of plans with features, integrations and support to suit the needs of any business as different levels. The key here is knowing where to start with the budget you have and then knowing when it's time to scale up and the tools and resources it will require.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | 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

Thinkific

  • Ability to attract leads with a FREE membership library option
  • Ability to quickly and easily deliver course content without much of a learning curve for course creators
  • If you need affiliates to help sell your product, even though they advertise that they have the option for affiliates, if you want to do it right you must use an additional integration for affiliate software.
Kate Murray, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb Anywhere LMS

General

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

Thinkific

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
Thinkific
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Thinkific
7.9

Usability

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Thinkific
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Thinkific
10.0

Performance

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Thinkific
8.0

Support Rating

Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
Thinkific
9.0

Implementation Rating

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Thinkific
8.0

Scalability

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Thinkific
8.0

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