Absorb LMS vs. Classroom Manager

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Absorb LMS
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Absorb LMS aims to empower organizations to train employees with the skills needed to stay modern and relevant in today's fast-paced world. The LMS software focuses on aligning learning needs with business demands.N/A
Classroom Manager
Score 6.5 out of 10
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Classroom Manager is an LMS that is used by companies globally for internal learning processes, documented compliance training, and training planning. The vendor states the solution can help users to create a CI compliant learning world for partners & customers, increase customer satisfaction, get channel partners up and running faster, and learn more about users' behaviour and interests. Classroom Manager also supports the planning of vocational…N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSClassroom Manager
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSClassroom Manager
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Absorb LMSClassroom Manager
Considered Both Products
Absorb LMS

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Classroom Manager
Chose Classroom Manager
The process of choosing an LMS took several months and involved many different people and wide rating criteria. What convinced us and made us choose Classroom Manager was the feeling we got every time we used the software or interacted with the company. They know exactly what …
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Features
Absorb LMSClassroom Manager
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.6
52 Ratings
5% above category average
Classroom Manager
9.1
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Course authoring9.239 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.246 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Player/Portal9.247 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Learning content8.034 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.933 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.247 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Assignments8.442 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Compliance management9.238 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Learning administration9.650 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.147 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Social learning6.918 Ratings00 Ratings
Gamification6.718 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.631 Ratings9.11 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSClassroom Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(54 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
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Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.7
(41 ratings)
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Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Absorb LMSClassroom Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
Absorb Software Inc.
Absorb is suited for any organization looking for an LMS that covers all aspects of L&D without needing other programs to create courses or analyze progress. It has many functionalities, so if one is looking for an easy, no-nonsense platform, it may be complicated.
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Intelligent Media Systems AG
As we use Classroom Manager exclusively for internal purposes, I can only say something about this area. I would definitely recommend it, it's a great tool. Whenever we use it, we feel that people really thought about the way they have designed the software and the functions they have added. The main reason why we decided on this tool was because of its extensive functions. We currently only use like 10% of what it could do (subjective estimation), but we love that whatever learning challenge arises, the Classroom Manager can handle it.
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Pros
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Usability - Both the User and Admin Experience is so simple and intuitive. The admin tools are clearly defined and laid out, yet the functionality makes it still powerful.
  • Integration - We used the Scheduled Data Imports and Exports to connect with our HRIS tool. After the initial configuration, it has worked reliably and gives me all the custom data I need to make assignments and reporting a breeze.
  • Design - I know it's covered a little bit in the Usability above, but the site just looks fantastic. There are a lot of options to customize and fit your branding requirements and all of the thumbnails/posters/billboards/etc give a very visual and appealing look to the LMS. Much better than I've seen in other products.
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Intelligent Media Systems AG
  • The automatic generation of certificates after an employee has successfully completed their mandatory training.
  • The software supports a variety of learning media (we work a lot with PDF and video).
  • A great analytic & insight tool that helps us to understand more about the learning behavior of our employees
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Cons
Absorb Software Inc.
  • You don't have the option to make your buttons within an object skip to the next course (only the next page within the Create object), so people have to navigate using buttons on the bottom panel, which is not always intuitive
  • If you un-enroll someone and re-enroll them, they start back where they left off, instead of wiping the slate clean
  • I have not been able to figure out how to clean up the courses page (ie putting them into folders)
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Intelligent Media Systems AG
  • The tool has a ton of functions, which makes the navigation in the backend sometimes a [little] tricky.
  • Nothing to add :-)
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Likelihood to Renew
Absorb Software Inc.
We have no plans to move away from Absorb at this time. It has all of the functionality we are looking for in a learning management system and we have a lot of info stored in our LMS system for trainings including all of our current and past employee transcripts. It is also getting easier to manager with being able to connect the LMS to ADP to update employee reporting/department/location/etc. We don't have a need or reason to move away from Absorb at this time.
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Intelligent Media Systems AG
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Usability
Absorb Software Inc.
It's a great place to house our trainings and keep things interesting for our associates.
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Intelligent Media Systems AG
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Support Rating
Absorb Software Inc.
Absorb's support team has always responded to inquiries quickly and has been extremely friendly. Occasionally, our front-line support rep misunderstands the question wildly or provides feedback that is unhelpful. This is particularly true when it appears that problem is a result of a bug, rather than us using the LMS incorrectly. (We do not pay for the escalated/additional support.)
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Intelligent Media Systems AG
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Online Training
Absorb Software Inc.
I meet and do training with my absorb support every week. and I have all my questions answered! it's great
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Intelligent Media Systems AG
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Alternatives Considered
Absorb Software Inc.
The main reasons why we chose Absorb LMS was: 1) Best overall features for the cost 2) Easy integration with our HRIS, (ADP WFN) 3) Platform has the ability to add Skill Assessment levels 4) Professional look with easy interface for users
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Intelligent Media Systems AG
The process of choosing an LMS took several months and involved many different people and wide rating criteria. What convinced us and made us choose Classroom Manager was the feeling we got every time we used the software or interacted with the company. They know exactly what they are doing, they were always there to support us and as already mentioned: when using the software and browsing through the functions, you just feel that this was created by experts that know their stuff.
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Return on Investment
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Course enrollments and completions have increased by 500% since implementation
  • Employee visits to our learning centre have increased by 300% since implementation
  • Cost saving from a time perspective as we can automate a lot of the admin work we used to do.
  • Pre Absorb we had about 3 or 4 e-learnings that were available. We now have over 100 that are accessible to all employees
  • Ability to seamlessly integrate with Workday and Udemy allowing all learning to be in one place, people data to be imported from WD, and very comprehensive reporting
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Intelligent Media Systems AG
  • It saves a significant amount of time and money to have everything in one central place.
  • In our industry having skilled people with the right knowledge is a MUST to stay ahead of the competition. With the analytic & insight tool, we can track the learning process of our employees at a glance.
  • One of the, if not THE most important point: Employee satisfaction. We have a dedicated area where we provide a wide range of free courses, covering a variety of topics. It started as a test to see if anyone is even interested but quickly became a fundamental part of our company branding strategy.
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ScreenShots

Absorb LMS Screenshots

Screenshot of a company's unique identity with a training interface that is custom-designed for the brand.Screenshot of A company's image and values with a training interface that is tailored to the brand's specific needs.Screenshot of Assembling courses that offer a diverse set of formats, including instructional videos, quizzes, and assessments.Screenshot of Gives Learners a thorough understanding of the course material using Absorb's rich course details page, accessible from the course catalog dashboard.Screenshot of Learners' progress insights to make data-driven decisions with the advanced reporting capabilities of Absorb LMS.Screenshot of course creation with Create AI Beta.

Classroom Manager Screenshots

Screenshot of Our customer Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH uses Classroom Manager since 2007 for its over 20,000 employees.Screenshot of The Straumann Group is a global leader and innovator in esthetic dentistry. It uses Classroom Manager as a global platform for course and event management.Screenshot of Continental Aftermarket & Services GmbH relies on perfectly qualifying and training its employees. For this purpose, the Continental IAM Training Center offers a wide range of lectures and classroom trainings, practical videos and blended learning.Screenshot of Classroom Manager can be fully customized to your corporate design.Screenshot of Companies worldwide already trust in our Learning Management System.