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Score 4.8 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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Udemy for Business

Udemy for Business may be best suited for organizations that budget (or are looking to budget) for employee growth. This is tool whereupon the more employees put into it, the more they will get out of it
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Udemy for Business
8.1
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Udemy for Business
7.0
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Udemy for Business
10.0
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Udemy for Business
7.0
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Udemy for Business
7.5
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Udemy for Business
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Udemy for Business
8.0
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Udemy for Business
7.0
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Udemy for Business
9.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Udemy for Business
7.5
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Udemy for Business
8.0

Pros

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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  • Business relevant content: The tool provides access to numerous online courses.
  • Customization: We can customize the content we offer our employees.
  • Measure engagement: We can track user behavior and leaning patterns.
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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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  • The investment for many courses may exceed what some companies can budget.
  • The app should be in better sync with the website; furthermore, sometimes the UI is slow and sluggish.
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Support

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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Udemy for Business is a competent alternative to other business education tools on the market, it provides applicable content that enables users to study at their own pace. Some areas they can improve: adding engaging videos for learning, and a badge that can be placed on users LinkedIn account after they have been certified for a particular skill or topic
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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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  • The most important impact Udemy has had in our Business is that continuing education is making them happier for a low cost, and everyone can choose a topic of their interest and the interest of the company.
  • It has reduced the amount of people quitting their jobs because we care about their personal growth.
  • Some of our areas have become more efficient.
  • Remember that it is less expensive to train people even if they leave your company than it is having someone not trained with a lack of knowledge in your company!
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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

Udemy for Business

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