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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS

[Absorb LMS] is well suited for organizations that have the ability to create and customize their own content. Content creation and maintenance require dedicated resources and smaller organizations will require the expertise in order to create, maintain, and update content. Reporting is fairly simple but provides the basics. Advanced reporting will require additional 3rd party software/integration.
Jason Davitsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lessonly

If you are onboarding new employees or consultants and you have a complex product, solution, or your business is layered and complex, this can help distill down the layers into basics so that new team or partners can build their knowledge base up the right way. This ensures they are learning what needs to be learned, and not what they surmise or assume, which can be incorrect and cause issues down the road - this is especially sensitive in our field. Training of all kinds can be done easily with this tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
7.9
Lessonly
9.0
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
Lessonly
9.2
Course catalog or library
Absorb LMS
8.0
Lessonly
8.8
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
Lessonly
9.0
Learning content
Absorb LMS
8.0
Lessonly
9.3
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
Lessonly
8.6
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
8.4
Lessonly
9.3
Assignments
Absorb LMS
8.4
Lessonly
9.3
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
7.6
Lessonly
9.0
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
8.2
Lessonly
9.1
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
7.6
Lessonly
9.1
Social learning
Absorb LMS
8.0
Lessonly
8.8

Pros

Absorb LMS

  • Standardized training for all employees.
  • Easy delivery of new hire orientation courses.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lessonly

  • Open to feedback and ideas and constantly innovating and iterating on their product to serve new needs that arise
  • Making me feel like more than just a customer: They aren't transactional and focus on building the relationship and making me feel heard.
  • Extremely easy to use product so building content takes little time, and I can leverage other subject matter experts to build content as well.
Karie Champlin-Albarran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb LMS

  • Customer Support is unresponsive and poor
  • Inconsistent interface in the product
  • Reporting out of Absorb is cumbersome
  • No search functionality within courses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lessonly

  • Media import (audio, video) are still in infancy. Reliability of uploaded content isn't 100%.
  • The Events function lacks some features that are more built out in other platforms.
  • Reporting interface has a bit of a learning curve, but overall isn't bad.
Zack Uzzle, ITIL, ATD Master Trainer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS

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Lessonly

Lessonly 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Worried about its acquisition by Seismic and hope that they don't change the product or the terms drastically.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
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Lessonly

Lessonly 9.1
Based on 2 answers
It's completely simple and intuitive, anyone can pick it up. The hardest part is looking for a save button and finally figuring out you don't need one. We don't provide training for users and never have complaints. For creators, we provide best practices, but using Lessonly itself requires nothing .
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS 9.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lessonly

Lessonly 9.7
Based on 189 answers
The support team is very friendly and eager to help you learn the ins and outs of Lessonly. They can set up training for large groups or send links in a chat for individual help. They are quick to respond and if one person doesn't have the answer, they will collaborate with others to help find the answer.
Cait Kaider | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Absorb LMS

Absorb [LMS] had [many] of the same features. Many of the vendors had a lower base price with additional pricing for the add-ons. From a cost perspective, the majority of software providers' costs were higher with all of the required addons. For the features required Absorb [LMS] offered the best value overall.
Jason Davitsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lessonly

I felt some of these products had more features than were necessary and needed for our team. Some of them were limited on the number of content creators that were allowed which to me forces you to use one or two people to create content where I would rather see it done by key members of each department.
Jayme Kiester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb LMS

  • We were able to lighten the work load on our finance team by moving course purchase processing to the online platform.
  • Learning team was able to reduce the amount of live training and travel.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Lessonly

  • We've had an increase in quality overall as a company, as we are able to continually train our employees outside of our New Hire Training program.
  • We've seen stronger communication as we are able to send out material to our stylists about products, policies, procedures, etc. and they are able to provide us with feedback. After all, it is their tool for learning and we want to know the best way to provide that information to our Team Members.
Rachel Blankenship | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Absorb LMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Lessonly

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Lessonly Editions & Modules

Edition
ProContact sales team
Pro + CoachingContact sales team
Enterprise Learning for Global TeamsContact sales team
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
Lessonly
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS
Lessonly
9.0

Usability

Absorb LMS
Lessonly
9.1

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
Lessonly
9.7

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