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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%
7.8

Kallidus LMS

78%
Absorb LMS ranks higher in 11/13 features

Course authoring

8.8
88%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Course catalog or library

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Player/Portal

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Learning content

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Mobile friendly

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Progress tracking & certifications

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Assignments

8.7
87%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Compliance management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Learning administration

8.6
86%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Learning reporting & analytics

7.5
75%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Social learning

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Gamification

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Absorb LMS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • Kallidus LMS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Absorb LMS

83%
10 Ratings
9.0

Kallidus LMS

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Absorb LMS

91%
1 Rating
8.2

Kallidus LMS

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

Absorb LMS

90%
4 Ratings

Kallidus LMS

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Kallidus

It is great for just about any organization that does onboarding and training as it saves time and assists in keeping your team on track while bringing on new people. It helps to streamline a typically very difficult process for smaller teams. It has helped us immensely.
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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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Kallidus

  • Allows targeted training by staff group, role or location - simplifying access to specific training
  • Web based and supported on various devices -allowing access via any web enabled device
  • Entirely customisable - Easy to make the system look the way we need to ensure corporate image
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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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Kallidus

  • Simpler hosting of e-learning - scorm objects can be slow AICC seems to be the best solution
  • Options to link / interface with other workforce systems
  • Greater flexibility of learning pathways
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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

    Kallidus LMS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Kallidus 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

      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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      Kallidus

      Staff satisfaction and ease of use
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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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      Kallidus

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Kallidus

      This is the only product I have used and it is great. I have not explored other options and we have not had the need to so far.
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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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      Kallidus

      • Significantly increased compliance of mandatory training
      • supported more staff to choose elearning over face to face options, increasing efficiency
      • Automated many of the admin processes that underpin training
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