Absorb LMS vs. LMS365

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
LMS365
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
ELEARNINGFORCE in Edgewater brings learning management to Office 365 and SharePoint. LMS365 blends with the Microsoft infrastructure and is designed to eliminate expensive integration, time-consuming development, and unwanted complexity. Learners access learning plans, courses, personal progress reports, and certificates from within the SharePoint business process.N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSLMS365
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSLMS365
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 LMSLMS365
Considered Both Products
Absorb LMS
Chose Absorb LMS
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 …
LMS365

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Absorb LMSLMS365
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.6
52 Ratings
5% above category average
LMS365
9.0
2 Ratings
9% above category average
Course authoring9.239 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.246 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Player/Portal9.247 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Learning content8.034 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.933 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.247 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Assignments8.442 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Compliance management9.238 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Learning administration9.650 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.147 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Social learning6.918 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Gamification6.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.631 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Medium-sized Companies
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSLMS365
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(54 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(41 ratings)
10.0
(1 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)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Absorb LMSLMS365
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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Elearningforce
If a customer does not have SharePoint the entry in that kind of solution is a bit harder as the use of SharePoint can be so broad. It does not mean it is not the right solution as a company can use SharePoint LMS to start with and then expand to other functions and features. I strongly recommend to use SharePoint Standard or Enterprise and forgo the "free" SharePoint version as a) SharePoint's core functions and features are greatly enhanced in these two premium versions and b) more and more SharePoint LMS functions make use of these core Standard and Enterprise features in the future, like taxonomy, user profiles, etc. In general with all project it is as well recommended to have the full buy in by upper management and that the project initiative is fully supported. Adding such a solution (SharePoint LMS or any other LMS solution) will require the team not only to have a good plan on how the requirements can be achieved from a technical point of view, but how a training program can be rolled out to an organization of 5, 500, 5.000 or 50.000. The technical deployment of SharePoint LMS is measurable (I would say between 1-4 weeks based on the complexity, scale of the environment). 1-2 weeks of training (depending on the base knowledge of SharePoint in the company and the need to add knowledge of SharePoint LMS). That's it. Technically you are ready. If needed, any custom work, integration and development work comes on top. Where customer struggle is the availability and dedication of their own teams. Course content needs to be created, how should a course look like, what are the parameters, what are top ten things needed moving a course which was taught in a class room, but now to be delivered online. Buying the licenses is one thing, getting the solution up and running form a technical point of view is another, making it YOURS is the challenge!
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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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Elearningforce
  • Course library is highly intuitive
  • Completed courses are obviously graded
  • The video player is embedded properly.
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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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Elearningforce
  • Nothing comes to mind as it covered everything we needed and much that we did not use.
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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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Elearningforce
This product is great.
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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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Elearningforce
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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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Elearningforce
The few times we actually needed support generally were during major upgrades of the system and getting a quick handle on how the configuration changed were the primary reasons.
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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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Elearningforce
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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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Elearningforce
Throughout my career I came across many different solutions for Knowledge and Collaboration and LMS systems. This includes Lotus Notes, Documentum, Live Link, LMS solutions from Oracle, ADP, another SharePoint based solution. Many years back, with the intro of Microsoft SharePoint, I was drawn to that product and solutions based on SharePoint. SharePoint is very powerful and in it current version, 2013, it is the without a doubt the most feature rich and broad solution platform out there. SharePoint LMS is in my eyes a killer application and if a company, institution or educational entity looks to create, expand, change up their training efforts for employees, customer, partners, students, SharePoint LMS is the tool to look at. If you have SharePoint already installed, it is a must look at, period. SharePoint LMS became the tool of choice, I recommended when I was a consultant, when I worked as a Director for Learning Management Systems at a local University. I am now part of a team which not only sells, but as well consults around SharePoint LMS.
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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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Elearningforce
  • Employees cannot work until they are Hippaa certified, LMS 365 makes it possible for us to expedite the process of certifying many employees at once.
  • LMS 365 Does not easily support any training for software such as Excel or SharePoint despite the course catalog offering classes for these subjects.
  • LMS 365 could stand user interface redesign if nothing else to update it to a more modern appearance
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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.