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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb 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

eFront Learning

You must have an IT staff with knowledge of PHP in order to install and maintain the system. This is not a plug and play solution by any means. If you have that staff, this is the greatest thing since sliced bread. It's a very robust system. Once we solved initial bugs caused by our own errors during installation, the support desk requests have dropped to almost zero, with nearly 2,000 users online every day. That's a good, solid program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
9.0
eFront Learning
9.0
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
eFront Learning
9.0
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
eFront Learning
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
eFront Learning
8.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
10.0
eFront Learning
10.0
Assignments
Absorb LMS
10.0
eFront Learning
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
10.0
eFront Learning
10.0
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
9.0
eFront Learning
9.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
10.0
eFront Learning
8.0
Course catalog or library
Absorb LMS
eFront Learning
9.0

Pros

Absorb LMS

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

eFront Learning

  • The customer service is pretty good
  • Ability to create reports that pull key information from massive amounts of data
  • Ability to log tickets for issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb 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

eFront Learning

  • The tool could use a simpler layout and become slightly more user friendly. Possibly have better guidelines as to where to find particular items or illustrate the flow of what needs to be completed first and so forth. Overall just a simpler layout would go a long way, seems a little clustered at the moment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

eFront Learning

eFront Learning 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Once you make the plunge and choose a platform, there is really no point in backing out. We could theoretically export all of our courses out of eFront and import them into a new system, but we like some of the strong points about eFront, particularly around security and ease of modification (for PHP programmers, anyway). I see no reason to switch - all of the Professors and Admins are comfortable with the system, and it is taking us light years ahead of the curve in terms of training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

eFront Learning

eFront Learning 8.0
Based on 1 answer
For most situations, it is extremely easy to learn and use. There are ergonomic issues that seem a bit tedious, but overall, we are seeing a very high success rate with new registrants. They are learning the material and earning their certificates at a rapid pace. This is a good program once it is properly installed by a knowledgeable systems architect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

eFront Learning

eFront Learning 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Two disadvantages: 1. Many staffers who respond don't know how to solve the problem using the User Interface - they want to work from the back end, to which I have no access.2. The support staff are in Europe and I am in California, so there is an overnight delay in getting a response.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

eFront Learning

eFront Learning 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I'm not the most technical person, so some of the training didn't make sense to me. It wasn't a complete training - it was more topical. The people working at EFront were happy to answer my questions later when I resorted to learning it by doing. This was very valuable to me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

eFront Learning

eFront Learning 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's important to have a robust course catalog before launching. Courses should be QC'ed to be sure there are no errors or other problems. Don't let engineers write quiz questions! Remember that well-formed quiz questions are not designed to trick or fool the user - they are used to reinforce learning through repetition of important concepts. The "grade" isn't as important as the assurance the information has stuck.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Absorb 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

eFront Learning

Unfortunately I have not had the chance to try other products, however I would think eFront would stack up fairly well against competitors and it provides all the necessary tools to stay compliant and excel at having efficient KICs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb 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

eFront Learning

  • Faster, more accurate reconciliation
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ease of reporting
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Absorb LMS

Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

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

Absorb LMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

eFront Learning

General

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

eFront Learning Editions & Modules

Edition
Business$1,000.001
Enterprise$1,500.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
eFront Learning
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS
eFront Learning
9.0

Usability

Absorb LMS
eFront Learning
8.0

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
eFront Learning
6.0

Online Training

Absorb LMS
eFront Learning
7.0

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS
eFront Learning
9.0

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