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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Absorb LMS ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Learning Management

8.5

Absorb LMS

85%
8.2

Intellum

82%
Absorb LMS ranks higher in 11/13 features

Course authoring

8.8
88%
8 Ratings
8.4
84%
19 Ratings

Course catalog or library

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
8.1
81%
24 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
8.7
87%
20 Ratings

Learning content

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
8.6
86%
9 Ratings

Mobile friendly

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
9.5
95%
20 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
25 Ratings

Assignments

8.7
87%
6 Ratings
8.3
83%
20 Ratings

Compliance management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
7.6
76%
19 Ratings

Learning administration

8.6
86%
9 Ratings
8.4
84%
24 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

7.5
75%
8 Ratings
7.5
75%
25 Ratings

Social learning

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 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

  • Absorb LMS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • Intellum is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Absorb LMS

83%
10 Ratings
8.5

Intellum

85%
25 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Absorb LMS

91%
1 Rating
8.2

Intellum

82%
2 Ratings

Usability

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Intellum

73%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Absorb LMS

90%
4 Ratings
9.1

Intellum

91%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Intellum

82%
1 Rating

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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Intellum

Intellum is completely suitable in our use case where there are a large number of users. We have connected to our BI Software for Data Visualizations and connected it with other gamification systems to gamify learning. This may be a burden for teams or orgs that are looking for more basic functionality in these areas, but in our experience, the upside of being able to customize and to be able to integrate with other BI Tools adds a lot of value to the platform internally.
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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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Intellum

  • Easy to use interface. The quick options to add content to pages, and drag and drop organization, makes it easy for anyone to jump in and start adding information.
  • Intellum is not just mobile responsive but mobile-friendly. This makes it super easy for people to view our content anywhere they are, any time they want.
  • Intellum support is always quick to respond when we have questions or need help tweaking our setup. They also have a robust selection of self-service training courses available.
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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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Intellum

  • I think that Intellum can greatly improve the functionality of inactive courses existing in the tool in itself.
  • Reporting is unreliable in Intellum which most of the time requires a lot of manipulation and scrubbing to obtain sufficient information.
  • There is no exact idea of how long the time will be taken to tackle any issue encountered when service tickets are soared.
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Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Absorb LMS editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Intellum

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Intellum 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

      Pricing Info

      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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      Intellum

      Most of our needs are met with this platform currently and the customer service has been excellent.
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      Usability

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Intellum

      The system has changed since I started using it and it has become more intuitive. As a user and admin, I find that it is fairly easy to navigate.
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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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      Intellum

      The customer support team is always very helpful and responsive, as is our CSM who goes above and beyond to help us with issues and questions that we have
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      Implementation Rating

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Intellum

      Very satisfied with the support we received from our CSM and team
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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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      Intellum

      Intellum offers many customizable features and focuses on engagement more than solely content output. Intellum offers thorough reporting features that provide data needed to make informed decisions and business opportunities. Intellum was easy to learn how to use and navigate and the customer service team provided support beyond their demos.
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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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      Intellum

      • The biggest impact Intellum has had on hc1 would be the space for learner engagement. I still have to work hard to direct our clients to the LMS (link from our hc1 solution) but when they do - they love it!
      • Since the pandemic in 2019, hc1 also has noticed a big up tick in the usage of LMS from our clients because of the need for virtual learning.
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