Absorb LMS vs. Kajabi

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
Kajabi
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Kajabi is a web hosting platform for online learning or membership websites, featuring landing pages and support for email marketing, video hosting, and codeless web building tools.
$149
per month
Pricing
Absorb LMSKajabi
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Basic
$149.00
per month
Growth
$199.00
per month
Pro
$399.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSKajabi
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details20% discount for annual pricing.
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Features
Absorb LMSKajabi
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.5
77 Ratings
3% above category average
Kajabi
-
Ratings
Course authoring9.162 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.167 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal9.170 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content7.953 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.954 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.272 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments8.461 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management9.257 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.674 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.072 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning7.136 Ratings00 Ratings
Gamification6.333 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.451 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Kajabi
8.0
8 Ratings
3% above category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings8.67 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings8.88 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings3.62 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings7.87 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Kajabi
8.7
8 Ratings
12% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Kajabi
9.0
6 Ratings
7% above category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Kajabi
9.1
7 Ratings
17% above category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings8.87 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings9.82 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings8.76 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Kajabi
8.8
6 Ratings
10% above category average
Multi-site management00 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Order processing00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Inventory management00 Ratings8.43 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Custom functionality00 Ratings8.43 Ratings
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Absorb LMSKajabi
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSKajabi
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(79 ratings)
9.1
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(65 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Absorb LMSKajabi
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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Kajabi
I wouldn't recommend Kajabi for someone that's starting to figure out what their product is going to be and who is the target audience. While one could argue the starting price point isn't high compared to having a brick and mortar store, it's also not practical pay between $100-$200 a month while the business figures out their offer. Kajabi is better suited for someone who has already tested their product, specifically courses, and can start selling it relatively soon after launching their Kajabi site. While Kajabi has come out with a coaching and community products, those are still in their infancy. The strength of Kajabi is in their course content delivery supported by the ability to have a simple website and email marketing system in the same platform.
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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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Kajabi
  • With a featured button as opposed to just a hyperlink, it is incredibly simple to link to a page within an email.
  • The marketing strategy's functionality and the ability to customize emails allow me to communicate with every client.
  • Course creator to create digital products from your content.
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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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Kajabi
  • The inbuilt themes are excellent but sometimes a small change is required to improve it - that then requires a code change which must then be reapplied if Kajabi issue an upgrade.
  • Once you get the "hang" of it, Kajabi is a very powerful platform. But it does take an investment of time. Kajabi also has a best-practice way of doing things and I feel that it is worth paying for skilled support to get through the setup quickly.
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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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Kajabi
We are committed to it and once we get "really good" at using it, I think it is a excellent platform and links well to Hubspot. At present, we are still just barely scratching the surface with our use of its features
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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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Kajabi
Kajabi is very usable. But it is complex and if you haven't used it for a few weeks you have to remind yourself how to do things. It is very important to treat it like any major system and be very disciplined about how you file things and name documents
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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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Kajabi
The Kajabi Support people are helpful, fast and knowledgeable. I usually call in a panic - because I have lost something, messed something or am on a deadline. Sometimes we speak, or we do a chat. Always my angst is eliminated. I often thank the person for being "so patient" with me. LOL
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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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Kajabi
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Absorb Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Kajabi
These platforms are big complex pieces of software. Mor recently - Kajabi provides a done for you example which you can borrow and customise - but those were not available when we started.
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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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Kajabi
ClickFunnels is a great tool for funnel automation, landing pages, and lead generation but when it comes to product delivery for content creators it lacks functionality as it reality it was not meant for that purpose. Originally, we used ClickFunnels for our funnels but we found out that we could do exactly the same with Kajabi, so we migrated all of our funnels to Kajabi
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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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Kajabi
  • When we used Kajabi to launch new programs we achieved the ROI of our monthly investment each time.
  • With Kajabi, the ability to offer old programs that have been offered in the past is easy to present to one-off customers or when not in a launch series.
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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.