Absorb LMS vs. Engagedly

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
Engagedly
Score 9.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Engagedly is a cloud-based talent management platform for people first organizations. Engagedly supports performance management, engagement and employee learning, the Engagedly People + Strategy Platform is built to Execute on the user's strategy, Enable teams, and Engage people. The E3 suite consists of the following modules: EXECUTE: Performance Reviews OKRs and Goals 360 reviews 1:1s and Check Ins People Analytics Talent Mobility and Skill…
$8,500
per year per installation
Pricing
Absorb LMSEngagedly
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSEngagedly
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequired-$100,010,000 one-time fee per installation
Additional DetailsPricing is customized based on the suite/modules implemented and the size of the organization
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Features
Absorb LMSEngagedly
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.5
65 Ratings
3% above category average
Engagedly
-
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
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Engagedly
8.5
13 Ratings
12% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings8.210 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.712 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.89 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.712 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Engagedly
7.4
13 Ratings
7% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings4.99 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings6.512 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.811 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings7.98 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings7.610 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.911 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings7.912 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSEngagedly
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(67 ratings)
8.6
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(53 ratings)
9.7
(14 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Absorb LMSEngagedly
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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Engagedly, Inc.
Engagedly has a huge range of possibilities and we chose it because of all the functionalities it offers. I'm not marking my rating a 9 or 10 because of the UI. If you're an active user (e.g. in the people department) then you get used to the UI fast enough. However, if you only use it twice per year (like all our other users) it can be difficult to find what you need. That being said, Engagedly offers a truly broad range of HR-related functionalities and we're very happy about that!
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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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Engagedly, Inc.
  • setting up review cycles so they can be repeated and capture all data along the way
  • creating the structure of a goal from individual all the way up to the company that is easily tracked
  • employee engagement/recognition that our employees are actually excited about
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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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Engagedly, Inc.
  • performance management - setting this up is quite complicated
  • reports in all sections aren't always user friendly
  • no help videos in the new U.I
  • The survey module is quite basic, you cant set up surveys with answers that lead to different routes, i.e. if no ask this, if yes ask that
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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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Engagedly, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Usability
Absorb Software Inc.
It's a great place to house our trainings and keep things interesting for our associates.
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Engagedly, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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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Engagedly, Inc.
Absolutely! We love engagedly because we haven't faced any kind of lagging or such issues in website. It also has a convenient app through which you can access everything. They are very polite and address to each and every query relating to software which may cause hinderence in the process.
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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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Engagedly, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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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Engagedly, Inc.
We used SharePoint Forms to make customized forms for ourselves but it did not work well. Our IT needed to build a system from scratch with a help of an external developer team and they were simply not capable of creating something that complicated. Engagedly already has a great platform and it was a life saver for us that we can just start using after the streamlined implementation period for a brief period of time. With SharePoint, we kept having weekly meetings for over 1.5 years to fix bugs, add necessary functions, etc. after the implementation.
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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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Engagedly, Inc.
  • We haven't used it long enough to calculate ROI (YET), but - we've had EEs who never engaged with performance management before who are excited to use the program
  • It has already provided a better framework to set up goals for our teams
  • Neg impact - limited feed of info from HRIS - requires some manual data to uploaded.
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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.

Engagedly Screenshots

Screenshot of Performance AppraisalScreenshot of Goal ManagementScreenshot of LMSScreenshot of Social Recognition and GamificationScreenshot of Real Time feedbackScreenshot of 360 Reviews