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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

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

Learning Management

8.5

Absorb LMS

85%
8.0

iSpring Learn

80%
Absorb LMS ranks higher in 10/13 features

Course authoring

8.8
88%
8 Ratings
9.1
91%
6 Ratings

Course catalog or library

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
6.3
63%
2 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Learning content

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
7.6
76%
3 Ratings

Mobile friendly

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
9.1
91%
5 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
7.3
73%
6 Ratings

Assignments

8.7
87%
6 Ratings
7.3
73%
5 Ratings

Compliance management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
7.5
75%
4 Ratings

Learning administration

8.6
86%
9 Ratings
8.2
82%
6 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

7.5
75%
8 Ratings
8.2
82%
6 Ratings

Social learning

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

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 Recommend
  • iSpring Learn is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Absorb LMS

83%
10 Ratings
8.2

iSpring Learn

82%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Absorb LMS

91%
1 Rating
10.0

iSpring Learn

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

iSpring Learn

91%
1 Rating

Availability

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

iSpring Learn

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

iSpring Learn

91%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Absorb LMS

90%
4 Ratings
9.1

iSpring Learn

91%
4 Ratings

In-Person Training

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

iSpring Learn

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

iSpring Learn

91%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

iSpring Learn

91%
2 Ratings

Configurability

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

iSpring Learn

91%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

iSpring Learn

91%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

iSpring Learn

91%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

iSpring Learn

91%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

iSpring Learn

91%
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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iSpring Solutions, Inc

Pros
  • New starter training
  • Bulk Training--allows you to assign one course to everyone with a click of a button, saving you the effort of delivering the course to all members of the team in a more physical setting.
  • Reporting on who has done what/going the extra mile
Cons
  • Not everything can be restricted to certain users, which is the only downside I find.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc

  • Clean display. Many of our users are new to online learning, so it was imperative that the display and interface were easy for users.
  • Cost effective. Compared to many of the other online learning systems this program is affordable.
  • Easy to create a course. On the administrative side, it is easy to create content and put together the course.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc

  • Although an evaluation form can be created for users to complete providing feedback of the system, I would like to have a default template to use for this purpose.
  • The default certificate needs to be updated for a more professional look. One can create an evaluation but it’s not worth the hassle.
  • Can’t think of anything else.
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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

    iSpring Learn

    Starting Price

    $2.82 per month per user

    Editions & Modules

    iSpring Learn editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    500 users2.821
    300 users3.002
    100 users3.663
    Custom-4

    Footnotes

    1. USD per user/month billed annually
    2. USD per user/month billed annually
    3. USD per user/month billed annually
    4. Have over 500 active users? Request a custom plan.

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $0

    Additional Details

    iSpring offers unlimited users on any iSpring Learn plan. Only active users are billed. iSpring offers 3 plans or a custom plan for unique requirements.

    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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    iSpring Solutions, Inc

    In the past I could not encourage my students to take online training. The results and the questions were hard to be given. When I used the iSpring Suite along with iSpring Learn, my dreams came through and most of the time my students are online and take good training with my programme.
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    Usability

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    iSpring Solutions, Inc

    I have no problem using it and it is the same for my students. Anytime I ask them which part is not easy to use, they keep silent and say thank you.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    iSpring Solutions, Inc

    I have to say ALWAYS.
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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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    iSpring Solutions, Inc

    They just do not work on the weekends. If I need anything, they reply less in than 24 hours, except holidays. I like that. They give me good chat support a lot. If I forget that I sent them an email, they do not forget and reply to me very soon. It is really appreciated.
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    In-Person Training

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    iSpring Solutions, Inc

    We can say that most of my students attend my classes twice a week and that's not enough for someone to learn. I put some training for them to do at home and they really enjoy doing them. The kind of progress they make is really satisfying for them and they are always learning.
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    Online Training

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    iSpring Solutions, Inc

    As a teacher, I used to spend a lot of time correcting my students' papers. Now with iSpring Learn, my time has been saved and everything is done automatically. All the time I can check my students' progress and I know which exams they have taken or they should take. On the whole, online training has really helped a lot of teachers
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    Implementation Rating

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    iSpring Solutions, Inc

    When I talked to my colleagues or informed them to search for a programme before iSpring Learn, they were not successful in designing and implementing a programme like this. I am sure they have done a lot to implement it in the best and educational way. That was not that easy as we thought.
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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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    iSpring Solutions, Inc

    When it comes to creating materials for learners, Moodle is a real drag to work with, and ProProfs is not much better. ProProfs' LMS is pretty good, but they don't have a good way to create good-looking materials offline. iSpring's Quizmaker seems to have great promise.
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    Scalability

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    iSpring Solutions, Inc

    Really perfect.
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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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    iSpring Solutions, Inc

    • It has helped us by automating the state-mandated trainings that we need to do. We used to do them by paper and had to manually check them off in our system. With iSpring Learn, we are able to automatically track our training outcomes.
    • We have also been able to implement more supplemental trainings for our staff as we can put additional classes online and they can take the class(es) they want (or we require them) to take. It has not been long, but we have seen a slow increase in the number of staff taking the additional trainings which gives us a better trained workforce.
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