Absorb LMS vs. Northpass

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
Northpass
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Northpass aims to place the learner at the center of their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) learning platform, thus resulting in more effective and satisfying learning experiences. The vendor says with Northpass, organizations can efficiently train employees, customers and partners with a single solution. Northpass also says their solution makes it easy to train customers on products, resellers on features and benefits, and service organizations on maintenance…N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSNorthpass
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSNorthpass
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Features
Absorb LMSNorthpass
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.6
51 Ratings
5% above category average
Northpass
8.5
2 Ratings
4% above category average
Course authoring9.238 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.245 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Player/Portal9.246 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Learning content8.033 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.932 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.246 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Assignments8.441 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Compliance management9.237 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Learning administration9.649 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.146 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Social learning6.918 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Gamification6.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.631 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Absorb LMSNorthpass
Small Businesses
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSNorthpass
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(53 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
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Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(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)
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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
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Absorb LMSNorthpass
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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Northpass
Northpass is a cost-competitive LMS platform that is SaaS and a manageable cloud-based solution for baseline LMS, training, and education support.
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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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Northpass
  • Digital Learning Academy.
  • Improves Retention of users.
  • Easy to Setup.
  • Good UX for end customers.
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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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Northpass
  • The Northpass solution could use some minor improvements in timing and scheduling of training along with notifications to end-users
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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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Northpass
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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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Northpass
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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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Northpass
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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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Northpass
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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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Northpass
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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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Northpass
  • Reduced Onboarding Time.
  • Reduced Churn for our customers.
  • Improve Product Adoption.
  • Reduced Sales Cycle.
  • Increased Revenue Growth.
  • Improved product branding.
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ScreenShots

Absorb LMS Screenshots

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Northpass Screenshots

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