Absorb LMS vs. KEA

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
KEA
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
KEA is a talent management, corporate learning, and employee engagement solution. It personalizes user experience with the help of AI conversation engine and machine learning. According to the vendor, it is responsive, intelligent and track-able. KEA allows an employee to convert any document into ‘trackable’ training content. It uses AI and automation to create a smooth onboarding experience for customers. KEA platform empowers sales and customer support teams and improves their online training…N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSKEA
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSKEA
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Absorb LMSKEA
Considered Both Products
Absorb LMS

No answer on this topic

KEA
Chose KEA
KEA does allow more grading features than its counterparts. As well as It's available on multiple platforms such as Desktop, Mobile as well as Browser. Moreover, it provides customized login functionality which makes it easy to add a new user. Features like these make KEA a …
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Features
Absorb LMSKEA
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.6
51 Ratings
5% above category average
KEA
-
Ratings
Course authoring9.238 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.245 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal9.246 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content8.033 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.932 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.246 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments8.441 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management9.237 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.649 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.146 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning6.918 Ratings00 Ratings
Gamification6.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.631 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Absorb LMSKEA
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Tovuti LMS
Tovuti LMS
Score 9.5 out of 10
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bridge Learning Platform
Bridge Learning Platform
Score 9.9 out of 10
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
PowerDMS by NEOGOV
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Bridge Learning Platform
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 4.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSKEA
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(53 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(40 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 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 LMSKEA
Likelihood to Recommend
Absorb Software Inc.
Absorb is suited for any organization looking for an LMS that covers all aspects of L&D without needing other programs to create courses or analyze progress. It has many functionalities, so if one is looking for an easy, no-nonsense platform, it may be complicated.
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Magic Software Inc.
Decentralize course creation to speed up the creation process and maximize relevance. Our award-winning authoring tool comes with many rich editing possibilities Also te=.
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Pros
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Usability - Both the User and Admin Experience is so simple and intuitive. The admin tools are clearly defined and laid out, yet the functionality makes it still powerful.
  • Integration - We used the Scheduled Data Imports and Exports to connect with our HRIS tool. After the initial configuration, it has worked reliably and gives me all the custom data I need to make assignments and reporting a breeze.
  • Design - I know it's covered a little bit in the Usability above, but the site just looks fantastic. There are a lot of options to customize and fit your branding requirements and all of the thumbnails/posters/billboards/etc give a very visual and appealing look to the LMS. Much better than I've seen in other products.
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Magic Software Inc.
  • AI Based Training Creation
  • Training Activity Automation
  • Customer Onboarding
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Cons
Absorb Software Inc.
  • You don't have the option to make your buttons within an object skip to the next course (only the next page within the Create object), so people have to navigate using buttons on the bottom panel, which is not always intuitive
  • If you un-enroll someone and re-enroll them, they start back where they left off, instead of wiping the slate clean
  • I have not been able to figure out how to clean up the courses page (ie putting them into folders)
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Magic Software Inc.
  • Transparent price quoting e.g on the website itself
  • Less complex workflow for creating trainings
  • Should Provide Certification Management
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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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Magic Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Usability
Absorb Software Inc.
It's a great place to house our trainings and keep things interesting for our associates.
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Magic Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Absorb Software Inc.
Absorb's support team has always responded to inquiries quickly and has been extremely friendly. Occasionally, our front-line support rep misunderstands the question wildly or provides feedback that is unhelpful. This is particularly true when it appears that problem is a result of a bug, rather than us using the LMS incorrectly. (We do not pay for the escalated/additional support.)
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Magic Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
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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Magic Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Absorb Software Inc.
The main reasons why we chose Absorb LMS was: 1) Best overall features for the cost 2) Easy integration with our HRIS, (ADP WFN) 3) Platform has the ability to add Skill Assessment levels 4) Professional look with easy interface for users
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Magic Software Inc.
KEA does allow more grading features than its counterparts. As well as It's available on multiple platforms such as Desktop, Mobile as well as Browser. Moreover, it provides customized login functionality which makes it easy to add a new user. Features like these make KEA a good alternative to other Learning and development management applications.
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Return on Investment
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Course enrollments and completions have increased by 500% since implementation
  • Employee visits to our learning centre have increased by 300% since implementation
  • Cost saving from a time perspective as we can automate a lot of the admin work we used to do.
  • Pre Absorb we had about 3 or 4 e-learnings that were available. We now have over 100 that are accessible to all employees
  • Ability to seamlessly integrate with Workday and Udemy allowing all learning to be in one place, people data to be imported from WD, and very comprehensive reporting
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Magic Software Inc.
  • Flexibility and Independence while creating training modules.
  • Customer Leads have increased by 15 percent from last year.
  • Allows to create training modules which are closely aligned to business objectives.
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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 Assembling courses that offer a diverse set of formats, including instructional videos, quizzes, and assessments.Screenshot of Gives Learners a thorough understanding of the course material using Absorb's rich course details page, accessible from the course catalog dashboard.Screenshot of Learners' progress insights to make data-driven decisions with the advanced reporting capabilities of Absorb LMS.Screenshot of course creation with Create AI Beta.

KEA Screenshots

Screenshot of Course libraryScreenshot of ChatbotScreenshot of Learner DashboardScreenshot of NotesScreenshot of Search FilterScreenshot of Side menu