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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 7.3 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

Grovo by Cornerstone

Grovo is fantastic for bringing a team of people up to speed and for teaching a few things to a large audience. We found Grovo to be lacking when specific training is required or when the training required a certain level of skill. Grovo is fantastic for broad training, less so for specific depth training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
9.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.1
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.7
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.2
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.7
Assignments
Absorb LMS
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.7
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.2
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
9.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.7
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
10.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.0
Course catalog or library
Absorb LMS
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.2
Learning content
Absorb LMS
Grovo by Cornerstone
6.2
Social learning
Absorb LMS
Grovo by Cornerstone
5.0

Pros

Absorb LMS

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

Grovo by Cornerstone

  • Ease to create trainings.
  • Ability to insert GIFs and photos to help with visual aids.
  • Ability to allow others to create trainings.
  • Ability to track trainings (who has done it and who hasn't).
  • Ease of tracking all training done.
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

Grovo by Cornerstone

  • Some videos/lessons leave a lot to be desired and could use more detail.
  • There's always more room for some more advanced skills.
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

Grovo by Cornerstone

Grovo by Cornerstone 8.5
Based on 3 answers
When we have had issues with Grovo not working or a problem with report we have always gotten an answer quickly. We have a rep that we speak to often to make sure we are satisfied with the system and is just a quick email away. It nice to know we have support that will get back to you in a quick manner as we rely on this software.
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

Grovo by Cornerstone

The elephant in the room for me, would be TreeHouse. Grovo is very similar to TreeHouse in the fact that they're both programs with lesson tracks, simple and short videos, as well as progress trackers. I would have to say that I enjoyed learning coding on TreeHouse over Grovo, based on the wide variety of native coding languages they have implemented. Grovo, although extremely similar and easy to use as well, doesn't stack up to TreeHouse in my opinion. Grove does, however, beat out Lynda in my humble opinion
Ricky Skawinski, Jr. | 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

Grovo by Cornerstone

  • Zero impact. When we determined they were not a good fit for us, we decided to go another direction. I would certainly try them again however if they addressed my concerns as their service was excellent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Grovo by Cornerstone

General

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

Grovo by Cornerstone Editions & Modules

Edition
Light Academy$149.001
Professional Academy$249.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Consulting and integration services are part of the product, not an additional feature.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
7.2

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
Grovo by Cornerstone
8.5

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