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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • TalentLMS ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Learning Management

8.5

Absorb LMS

85%
8.8

TalentLMS

88%
Absorb LMS ranks higher in 7/13 features

Course authoring

8.8
88%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Course catalog or library

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning content

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile friendly

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
9.1
91%
13 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
8.8
88%
16 Ratings

Assignments

8.7
87%
6 Ratings
8.8
88%
14 Ratings

Compliance management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
8.8
88%
14 Ratings

Learning administration

8.6
86%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
16 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

7.5
75%
8 Ratings
8.5
85%
14 Ratings

Social learning

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gamification

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • TalentLMS is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Absorb LMS

83%
10 Ratings
9.1

TalentLMS

91%
16 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Absorb LMS

91%
1 Rating
10.0

TalentLMS

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

Absorb LMS

90%
4 Ratings
9.3

TalentLMS

93%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS Software Inc.

All in all, the Absorb LMS system is a user-friendly system for the employee as well as the administrator. Creating courses is not cumbersome and allows for a variety of types. The only missing type of content that it doesn't allow is the upload of a PPT that can be viewed directly in the training window instead of forcing the download to the user's computer. The workaround is to save the PPT presentation as a video or to create a scorm file. I really like the scheduled emailed course activity reports that can be set up for course owners so that they may track course completion by users. All in all, I would highly rate the system from a cost standpoint, user-friendliness, and in the area of course creation. I do wish the more advanced reporting features were included without a significant cost upgrade.
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Epignosis

This software is perfect for any company that has document/pdf-based training files that they want to convert into actual training modules for new employees. It is easy for new employees to use and navigate, and the quizzes that can be added at the end of each section/module are great for ensuring new employees' understanding of your content. It probably wouldn't be best suited if you need more interaction during your training process - but for those that just need employees to view and read text/images/videos and to be quizzed after, it is great.
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Pros

Absorb LMS Software Inc.

  • The admin reporting dashboard is amazing. Customizing widgets with course stats for our courses allows us to see (or share with stakeholders) visual representations of our progress immediately upon login.
  • Publishing SCORM content from Create into the LMS is seamless. Maintenance and editing is a breeze!
  • I have worked in many systems in my tenure as a designer at multiple companies- the admin side of Absorb is by FAR the easiest to learn and use. Many systems have a deeply nested structure that is difficult to navigate - Absorb has lots of features and options but doesn't nest them in a way that difficult to understand.
  • The LMS is flexible and provides options regarding course setup that is nearly limitless. If you want multiple lessons within one course you can do that- if you want only one lesson per course but then you want to build a curriculum you can do that. You can enforce orders with ease. Set up enrollment rules with ease. Use email messaging from within the system- or turn it off for individual courses while not affecting global levels. Those are just a few examples of things I have done in Absorb with ease that couldn't be done in other systems I worked with.
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Epignosis

  • Assign a predefined route to a certain place
  • User interface is very good and clean
  • Very effective user experience
  • Issues or problems are handled rapidly by their customer support team
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Cons

Absorb LMS Software Inc.

  • Communication of updates in the Platform can be improved.
  • Social interactions amongst the learners can be improved to facilitate an environment of learning.
  • A quick search bar can be added to search for courses.
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Epignosis

  • We have courses that are required for each employee based on their job title, and then, many courses we consider to be elective for that job title. We have not found a method to distinguish between those in order to view an employee's performance on required courses only.
  • Reports are only available by user ID or user name. We have some facilities or managers who need the user ID (based on payroll entry) and some that need names (employees they interact with each day).
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Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Absorb LMS editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    TalentLMS

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    TalentLMS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free (5 users)$01
    Starter (40 users)$692
    Basic (100 users)$1493
    Plus (500 users)$2794
    Premium (1000 users)$4595
    Enterprise (Custom plan)Custom6

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Users can stay on our the Forever Free plan and upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    I enjoy using Absorb, especially as a first-time user and not being familiar with an LMS. I have also received a great amount of support.
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    Epignosis

    We have not had any problems with TalentLMS. It has worked well for all of our employees.
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    Support Rating

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    Support is very helpful when needed. It is easy to open a ticket and support is always quick to assist in getting the issue fixed the first time. My only issue was an issue we had for a long time when trying to get the file feed up and running which never seemed to work right, however it does now work correctly the way we want it to.
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    Epignosis

    The support is great, you can either go online and get the training you need or you can work with talent directly to get the support you need, they are readily and easily available and are very friendly, the support structure that they have is great. The other thing is that from a bug's perspective Talent has never had any issue so I really haven't had to use the support outside of trying to figure out how to do certain things.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    Absorb LMS is the only LMS we have used and we made the selection based on recommendations from other Learning and Development Professionals in our industry.
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    Epignosis

    TalentLMS is more all-inclusive with a lot of great options and the ability to upload PowerPoint presentations. Some of the other LMS companies required other software ad-ons, oftentimes with a cost, to meet functionality. Some other companies use a different format for training reports. Unlike TalentLMS, in which Excel-based reports are very easily generated.
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    Return on Investment

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    • Absorb [LMS] allows us to decrease live customer training by 80 percent
    • Required much larger time investment than expected
    • Consulting services routinely delivered modules late
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    Epignosis

    • Dramatically more cost-effective than alternatives, with greater feature sets. Made our eCommerce training deployment a breeze. Hard to attribute an ROI to just the LMS specifically but it would be a high multiple in a period of just a few months.
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