Absorb LMS vs. LearnUpon

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Absorb LMS
Score 8.9 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
LearnUpon
Score 8.2 out of 10
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LearnUpon is an affordable, cloud based, SCORM compliant Learning Management System (LMS) designed specifically for professional training companies and SMEs. LearnUpon supports all content types including documents (PowerPoint, PDF, Word), video, audio, text and images. LearnUpon also supports SCORM based content developed using authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline. LearnUpon's testing engine allows you to quickly create your own exams and surveys. You can also import…N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSLearnUpon
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSLearnUpon
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsLearnUpon offers a standard SaaS subscription model, consisting of several price bands. Each price band includes a set number of MAUs or ‘Monthly Active Users’. What plan you select will also depend on your feature and support requirements. As you consider our proposed pricing, we encourage you to review what is available in the context of your organization’s needs. As the first step in your LMS partnership with LearnUpon, your LearnUpon Account Executive (AE) will listen to your requirements to ensure your use case is a good fit, and recommend a LearnUpon plan to fit your specific usage, feature, and support requirements. Contact us to request an intro to one of our expert (super friendly!) AEs US / Canada (Toll Free) +1 888 908 3960 UK +44 203 642 7679 Ireland +353 1 531 0121 Australia +61 283 111 209
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Community Pulse
Absorb LMSLearnUpon
Considered Both Products
Absorb LMS
Chose Absorb LMS
During our evaluation and research we really like LearnUpon and Lessonly but Absorb LMS came out on top with the ease of use and familiarity to our team and cost!
LearnUpon
Chose LearnUpon
I have used a number of LMSes in my career and LearnUpon has given me the least issues, has solved the most problems, has the best exam software, and just works! No workarounds, it just works! The rest of the LMSes always confused me and angered me (and the Bible says to be …
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Features
Absorb LMSLearnUpon
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.5
65 Ratings
4% above category average
LearnUpon
8.2
9 Ratings
0% above category average
Course authoring9.152 Ratings9.29 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.259 Ratings8.47 Ratings
Player/Portal9.258 Ratings8.59 Ratings
Learning content8.046 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.945 Ratings8.88 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.260 Ratings7.59 Ratings
Assignments8.452 Ratings7.88 Ratings
Compliance management9.249 Ratings7.37 Ratings
Learning administration9.663 Ratings7.89 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.160 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Social learning7.128 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Gamification6.327 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.443 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSLearnUpon
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(67 ratings)
7.8
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.6
(53 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
8.2
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User Testimonials
Absorb LMSLearnUpon
Likelihood to Recommend
Absorb Software Inc.
Absorb LMS is appropriate for any continuing education organization or company that wants a reliable platform to host enduring educational content. It has been a great experience in terms of building and designing courses, monitoring learner progress, and as another touch point for learners to access other resources our organization offers.
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LearnUpon
I think LearnUpon is a great LMS for an organization that focuses on internal learners, aka, employees. It's very easy to create courses, enroll learners, and mark attendance. For an association such as mine, more support would be helpful for appropriately setting up the store to reflect member and non-member accounts. In addition, it's difficult to do outside-the-box functions like transfers and refunds.
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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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LearnUpon
  • Integration with video conferencing platforms (primarily Zoom).
  • Timing out releasing of course materials and exams so students can't get eyes on something an instructor is not ready for them to see yet.
  • Customization of our store front and courses with regard to branding and graphics.
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Cons
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Uploading documents is perceived as hard for employees, especially with video uploads.
  • Sometimes the program lacks and then an employee has to start all over.
  • Spacing courses is possible but not with a certain amount of time, which would be useful if the next course could open after a week/month instead of when the employee finishes the previous course.
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LearnUpon
  • There are issues with users who have an account in more than one LearnUpon portal. If a user has an account in an existing LearnUpon portal, and they want to create an account in another LearnUpon portal, then they have to be invited to the new portal by an Administrator. but the user has no way of knowing that its a LearnUpon portal until they can't sign up. Its very confusing for the learner.
  • An email address is required in order to set up an account. We serve many providers who don't have email addresses for all of their staff, so this is a huge issue for us.
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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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LearnUpon
We've been a customer for six years and I don't see that changing anytime soon. We're very happy with LearnUpon.
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Usability
Absorb Software Inc.
It's a great place to house our trainings and keep things interesting for our associates.
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LearnUpon
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Support Rating
Absorb Software Inc.
I know the support team is hard at work! We are currently dealing with a confusing issue where our buttons don't connect to the pages we assign them, and they have been looking into this for a number of weeks. I hope they will unravel the issue soon so we can role out our modules!
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LearnUpon
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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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LearnUpon
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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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LearnUpon
LearnUpon's interface and immersive experience blows the competition out of the water. LearnUpon understands the "big picture" of online learning and how to provide a system that is easy and fun to use for users at any level. LearnUpon's knowledge of their own platform, and their impeccable client support is unparalleled. LearnUpon understands our business and learning needs better than any competitor. Now that I'm using a different platform at another job, I miss LearnUpon every day!
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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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LearnUpon
  • We have not implemented it yet due to unforeseen issues with a different vendor, but we have launched two pilots and it has been very well received.
  • The expected outcome is a lot more revenue because the catalog we have in our current LMS (Absorb) is very poorly designed and ineffective.
  • Another expected outcome is that people will be excited to learn more and be better ambassadors for our company.
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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.

LearnUpon Screenshots

Screenshot of Configure portals for each training audience: We call them learning portals – you might call them instances or environments. Portals enable you to create and manage unique training environments for different audiences, from one place.Screenshot of Boost learner engagement with an LMS focused on the learner: With interactive features and a leading user experience, use LearnUpon to create training that your learners want to complete – whenever they want, and wherever they are.Screenshot of Motivate learners with Gamification and leaderboards: Encourage your team to hit their goals and place a spotlight on the best performing learners.Screenshot of Design content in a range of formats: Easily create versatile learning programs – extensive and multi-part or small and bitesize – with a range of interactive content options, including webinar, SCORM and xAPI files, documents, and video.Screenshot of Build a bigger picture of training performance: Use Reports to track user progression, exam results, survey responses, training histories, and much more - with export-ready or custom reports.