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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS

[Absorb LMS] is well suited for organizations that have the ability to create and customize their own content. Content creation and maintenance require dedicated resources and smaller organizations will require the expertise in order to create, maintain, and update content. Reporting is fairly simple but provides the basics. Advanced reporting will require additional 3rd party software/integration.
Jason Davitsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

TalentLMS

[TalentLMS is] very useful for general and specific staff training. The ability to create courses aimed at specific positions is excellent. The features that allow for videoconferencing is also useful. It may not be as suitable for in person classes, but that remains to be seen. When doing in person classes, it would be useful to have an attendance register function.
Hein Grobler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
7.9
TalentLMS
9.0
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
TalentLMS
Course catalog or library
Absorb LMS
8.0
TalentLMS
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
TalentLMS
Learning content
Absorb LMS
8.0
TalentLMS
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
TalentLMS
9.1
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
8.4
TalentLMS
9.0
Assignments
Absorb LMS
8.4
TalentLMS
8.9
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
7.7
TalentLMS
8.8
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
8.2
TalentLMS
9.3
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
7.7
TalentLMS
8.9
Social learning
Absorb LMS
8.0
TalentLMS

Pros

Absorb LMS

  • Standardized training for all employees.
  • Easy delivery of new hire orientation courses.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

TalentLMS

  • 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
Parthesh Pandya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb LMS

  • Customer Support is unresponsive and poor
  • Inconsistent interface in the product
  • Reporting out of Absorb is cumbersome
  • No search functionality within courses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

TalentLMS

  • 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).
Amelia Keown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
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TalentLMS

TalentLMS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not had any problems with TalentLMS. It has worked well for all of our employees.
Amelia Keown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS 9.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

TalentLMS

TalentLMS 9.4
Based on 18 answers
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.
John Chavez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Absorb LMS

Absorb [LMS] had [many] of the same features. Many of the vendors had a lower base price with additional pricing for the add-ons. From a cost perspective, the majority of software providers' costs were higher with all of the required addons. For the features required Absorb [LMS] offered the best value overall.
Jason Davitsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

TalentLMS

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.
Jay Hodes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb LMS

  • We were able to lighten the work load on our finance team by moving course purchase processing to the online platform.
  • Learning team was able to reduce the amount of live training and travel.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

TalentLMS

  • 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.
Nick Sainato | 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

TalentLMS

General

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

TalentLMS Editions & Modules

Edition
Free (5 users)$0
Starter (40 users)$592
Basic (100 users)$1292
Plus (500 users)$2492
Premium (1000 users)$4292
Enterprise (Custom plan)Custom
  1. none
  2. per month
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details
Users can stay on our the Forever Free plan and upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
TalentLMS
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS
TalentLMS
10.0

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
TalentLMS
9.4

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