Absorb LMS vs. GoSkills

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Absorb LMS
Score 8.8 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
GoSkills
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
GoSkills is an online learning platform that helps teams of all sizes learn, share, and grow together. Through its learning management system (LMS), teams can create, manage, and track all their training in one central place. Key features include: Course assignment to an entire organization, specific teams, or individual learners Due dates and reminders Detailed, downloadable reports with key training metrics—course starts and completions, time spent learning,…
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Pricing
Absorb LMSGoSkills
Editions & Modules
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LMS Pro
Starting at $555
per year
GoSkills Courses for Teams
Starting at $795
per year
GoSkills Platinum
Starting at $873
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSGoSkills
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsA discount is applied for the more learners you add.
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Community Pulse
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Features
Absorb LMSGoSkills
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.5
77 Ratings
3% above category average
GoSkills
8.9
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Course authoring9.162 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.267 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Player/Portal9.270 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Learning content7.953 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.954 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.272 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Assignments8.461 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Compliance management9.257 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.674 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.072 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Social learning7.136 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Gamification6.333 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.451 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSGoSkills
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(79 ratings)
8.9
(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
8.5
(65 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 LMSGoSkills
Likelihood to Recommend
Absorb Software Inc.
Absorb LMS is suitable for organizations that offer a mix of in-person and online learning experiences. Its support for blended learning approaches, including virtual instructor-led training (VILT) and video module integrations, caters to organizations looking to deliver comprehensive training initiatives across different modalities that begin online but finalize in person
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GoSkills
I found GoSkill's project management course to be beneficial, well-paced and relatively inexpensive. After taking a course myself, I realized my team would benefit too, so we tried out the GoSkills LMS. It’s simple to use and I can easily see how well someone is doing in a course, and slot new employees into training as needed.You need not look anywhere else - everything you need is provided in full detail.
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Pros
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Customer Service - Our CSM, Kirsten Spak, provides friendly, timely and high quality help and has helps us to understand and efficiently use the system.
  • Course Creation - We have been able to create custom courses with a wide range of features, including branding, audio, video and assessments.
  • Reporting - Absorb LMS offers a robust reporting function which allows us to understand our users and meet the needs of our partners when user information is required for their projects.
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GoSkills
  • The presentation of the material
  • The tests after the course was good but not too hard
  • Follow up after the class was not overwhelming.
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Cons
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Reporting could be better- ability to automate report to update on dashboard, ability to ask "give me top 3 courses" rather than have to define each course
  • Ability for managers to view indirect reports and assign them courses- it looks as if the functionality is there but it's not.
  • Initial training- it's really more of overview; lead users to Absorb Academy- much more useful.
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GoSkills
  • The course was a little to easy and basic
  • I felt like I was lead to the answers on the test
  • I felt like the class was taught to pass the test
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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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GoSkills
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Usability
Absorb Software Inc.
Is really easy to use for both learners and admins. It's intuitive. Everything is where you would expect it to be and the user interface is clean, clear and simple. Bravo
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GoSkills
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Support Rating
Absorb Software Inc.
Because our two CSMs that we have had (Olivia and Olga) are absolutely fantastic on answering all of our questions in a timely and professional manner. I also appreciate them taking the time to meet with me monthly to check in on new features Absorb is coming out with and any support needs we have. It is seriously the best part about working with Absorb.
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GoSkills
No answers on this topic
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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GoSkills
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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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GoSkills
I needed to take a project management course and didn't know where to start. I did a bunch of Googling and decided on GoSkills because it was a quick class. I was really happy I started with the GoSkills Project Management class because it was a great introduction to to the industry. Based on the knowledge I got from GoSkills I was able to decide to pursue more Project Management education. I started on trying to decide which online education platform to go with. It was between Google/Coursera, Udemy, GoSkills and maybe a bootcamp. I went with GoSkills because it was short and I could get an idea of what I was going to learn in a longer course. I'm really happy with the path I took and would recommend it to anyone looking to learn about project management
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Return on Investment
Absorb Software Inc.
  • We use the LMS as first-level client training; it gets clients' feet wet before they take a live training course. Clients appreciate that we can give them admin access so that they can be in control of their users' learning paths.
  • We have used the LMS for our recent internal product certification and have been able to track completions and scores of employees to get a better feel for internal product knowledge and award prizes, making it fun for the participants.
  • Since we have created the certification program, each new hire is enrolled in the program. This has been great for onboarding new hires.
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GoSkills
  • I was able to see that I liked a subject
  • It made me realize I wanted to go down the path of a much more in depth course
  • I learned I can still learn even at my age
  • Just having another certification to post on LinkedIn and maybe a resume is really nice.
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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.

GoSkills Screenshots

Screenshot of the GoSkills course library, which features 100+ professionally accredited business courses. These courses employ a gamified microlearning approach to make learning enjoyable, increase engagement, and improve learning retention.Screenshot of the Teams and Assignments feature. Start by creating learner groups within an organization using the Teams feature. Then, assign tailored content to each group or individual with the Assignments feature, ensuring a customized experience for everyone.Screenshot of the Course Recommender feature that suggests courses tailored to each learner's interests and learning styles, making it easier for them to pick up new, relevant skills and stay motivated throughout their learning journey.Screenshot of Genie, GoSkills' AI authoring assistant. With a few simple inputs, Genie generates outlines, lessons, and quizzes in minutes. Creators can then use the course builder to refine the content. Fully integrated with the GoSkills LMS, this setup allows for course assignment and tracking.Screenshot of The GoSkills course template gallery, which offers ready-made templates on popular business topics like cybersecurity, workplace health and safety, and onboarding. Using the course builder editor, creators can customize these templates to meet their company’s specific learning needs. Once tailored, the content can be assigned to learners and tracked through the GoSkills LMS features.Screenshot of GoSkills' comprehensive reporting and analytics. Administrators can assess performance from various angles, including courses, learners, teams, and individual lessons. Creators can gather feedback with the built-in course review form, which is then included in the reports for thorough analysis.