Absorb LMS vs. CloudShare

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
CloudShare
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
A solution to create virtual software training, POCs and demos. CloudShare offers a simple virtual IT lab to create compelling hands-on software product experiences used to WOW customers and prospects. CloudShare features: 1. Fast Setup: Spins up interactive software experiences in a flash. Environments can be created and cloned in minutes to mimic real-world experiences for demos, POCs, and training. 2. Hands-on Assistance: Real time user progress can…N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSCloudShare
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSCloudShare
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Absorb LMSCloudShare
Top Pros

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Features
Absorb LMSCloudShare
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.5
65 Ratings
3% above category average
CloudShare
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Ratings
Course authoring9.152 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.259 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal9.258 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content8.046 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.260 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments8.452 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management9.249 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.663 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.160 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning7.128 Ratings00 Ratings
Gamification6.327 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.443 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Absorb LMSCloudShare
Small Businesses
Tovuti LMS
Tovuti LMS
Score 9.6 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Bridge Learning Platform
Bridge Learning Platform
Score 10.0 out of 10
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Bridge Learning Platform
Bridge Learning Platform
Score 10.0 out of 10
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSCloudShare
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(67 ratings)
8.3
(2 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
8.6
(53 ratings)
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Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
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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 LMSCloudShare
Likelihood to Recommend
Absorb Software Inc.
Absorb LMS is appropriate for any continuing education organization or company that wants a reliable platform to host enduring educational content. It has been a great experience in terms of building and designing courses, monitoring learner progress, and as another touch point for learners to access other resources our organization offers.
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CloudShare
I mentioned that during the last two years, a lot of the training we do at my business was impacted, just like a lot of companies. My biggest thing was getting everyone on the same page, and I feel some software does that better than others. With Cloudshare, It allowed me especially to see an accurate snapshot of what was going on with the learning portion of the work that we do by making it easy to digest what was going on in my workplace.
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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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CloudShare
  • Virtual classroom
  • Collective management
  • Learning features
  • Flexibility
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Cons
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Uploading documents is perceived as hard for employees, especially with video uploads.
  • Sometimes the program lacks and then an employee has to start all over.
  • Spacing courses is possible but not with a certain amount of time, which would be useful if the next course could open after a week/month instead of when the employee finishes the previous course.
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CloudShare
  • Took more time to onboard everyone with how to use it.
  • VM can be very slow at times.
  • Feel like some process are overcomplicated.
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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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CloudShare
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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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CloudShare
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Support Rating
Absorb Software Inc.
I know the support team is hard at work! We are currently dealing with a confusing issue where our buttons don't connect to the pages we assign them, and they have been looking into this for a number of weeks. I hope they will unravel the issue soon so we can role out our modules!
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CloudShare
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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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CloudShare
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Alternatives Considered
Absorb Software Inc.
Our organization previously used LMS365, which did not support eCommerce and had difficulties supporting external users. (My understanding is the issues with external users may have been directly related to our Microsoft implementation and not directly LMS365's fault, but it was nonetheless a deal breaker for us.) Docebo was the runner up in our LMS selection process and I spent significant time chatting with the team at Docebo. It seemed like a strong competitor to Aborb. Ultimately, Absorb was both slightly more cost-efficient for our scenario.
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CloudShare
I just felt that Azure had little to no help on the base tiers, whereas with Cloudshare, I felt a fuller "user experience" as it pertains to getting help when I and when my team needed it. I think that was the biggest and main thing in my opinion. In this software space, sometimes the little things can be the difference in picking one software over the other, and that basically was it for us!
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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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CloudShare
  • We save time as we can keep virtual classrooms always ready.
  • It may vary according to the usage scenario, but the user interface is comfortable. When you go into a little detail, you may not need counseling for initial use.
  • You can manage the jobs that you would do multiple times on other platforms at once from here.
  • All of these actually give you a profit. Time wasted, less application usage, less resource consumption, etc.
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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 the course creation workflow, that offer a diverse set of formats, including instructional videos, quizzes, and assessments.Screenshot of Absorb's course details page, accessible from the course catalog dashboard, used to give learners an understanding of the course material.Screenshot of learners' progress insights, used to make data-driven decisions with the reporting capabilities of Absorb LMS.Screenshot of course creation with Create AI Beta.

CloudShare Screenshots

Screenshot of a display of users' live screens in a single dashboard, which can be used to take control of their environment whenever they need help.Screenshot of a view of the user's hands-on experience, along with content to guide them to success.Screenshot of user communication via live chat, which allows them to request assistance in real-time.Screenshot of a display of live user engagement with real-time in-experience analytics.Screenshot of CloudShare’s resource usage insights, including auto-suspend and delete & scheduled reporting.