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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS

Absorb is very well suited for any company looking to standardize training for all employees. It is also best suited when paired with a course vendor to pick specific courses aimed towards employees and their interests. This makes orientation very simple. We used to have a 2-hour orientation conference to cover everything these courses can cover.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

MangoApps

MangoApps is well suited to enable interactions between colleagues located in distant places, if the people have the right culture, and are already demanding this type of feature. If the whole company is not ready to embrace this culture, MangoApps is missing a little something to encourage the refractory to join the party. And with this type of tool, we only really benefit from the tool's value when a large number of users participate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
9.0
MangoApps
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
MangoApps
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
MangoApps
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
MangoApps
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
10.0
MangoApps
Assignments
Absorb LMS
10.0
MangoApps
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
10.0
MangoApps
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
9.0
MangoApps
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
10.0
MangoApps

Pros

Absorb LMS

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

MangoApps

  • MangoApps provide a large number of options to interact within a community. People can post updates, ask questions, create polls, quizzes, wiki, surveys, chats, or forms.
  • The Web interface is a modern application (Facebook inspired). The navigation (although not the most efficient) is overall quite intuitive.
  • MangoApps has a web interface, and apps for desktop (Windows, Mac), and mobile.
  • MangoApps features a centralized notification system. Unread messages are notified from the Web app, the mobile, or the desktop app. The synchronization status is synchronized.
  • MangoApps integrates with Active Directory.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb LMS

  • Automated creation of manager groups.
  • Easier way of seeing who employees report to so we can create manager groups.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

MangoApps

  • The notification system in the desktop app is not informative enough. Some notifications are shown without any context (for example we sometimes just see "Yes" or "No"), and it's difficult to understand the context (in our case the original question).
  • Messages posted in a big chat group (in our case more than 15k people) make the app crash.
  • HipChat does not support animated GIFs (they just appear static).
  • It's not easy to post transversal questions or updates across groups. A lot of content needs to end in a unique group, losing some opportunity to reach a wider audience.
  • A gamification system is available (people can earn points and badges by completing some actions), but the reward system is quite obscure. As a result, many of us do not feel compelled to gain more badges. It feels like as if we're earning badges randomly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

MangoApps

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Absorb LMS

At the time of selection, we went with Absorb as they were one of the few that could handle online transactions for courses. We are in the process of migrating to Skilljar and will be discontinuing our subscription to Absorb in 2018.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

MangoApps

Although, Facebook at Work featured a very modern interface and was praised by many of the beta testers, we primarily didn't choose Facebook at Work due to data security reasons.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb LMS

  • This has been a positive ROI as we can track all course completions for audits as well as cutting costs for travel and training.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

MangoApps

  • MangoApps opened new communication channels between people who would not have naturally communicated before with e-mail alone
  • MangoApps is slowly helping move some communications away from the private e-mail channels into a more opened and public channel, more easily archivable. However, it might take years before we see a majority of discussions happening here.
  • As any introduction of a new tool, MangoApps also disrupted the usages and common practices. Some people had being using their own social tools, and some other were already using e-mail as a social tool. Took some time before the usage of MangoApps rose enough to be mildly useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

MangoApps

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

MangoApps Editions & Modules

Edition
1. Enterprise Messaging$3.001
2. Enterprise Social Network (ESN)$4.001
3. Social Company Intranet$5.001
4. Team & Vendor Collaboration$7.001
5. Full MangoApps Suite$12.001
  1. Per User
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
MangoApps
6.0

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
MangoApps

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