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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    8.5

    Absorb LMS

    85%

    Qstream

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Absorb LMS ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Course authoring

    8.8
    88%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    8.9
    89%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    8.3
    83%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    8.7
    87%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    7.6
    76%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    8.6
    86%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    7.5
    75%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social learning

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gamification

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

    8.4
    84%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sales Gamification

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Qstream

    73%
    Qstream ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Sales contest templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Custom sales contests

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Team competitions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Contest flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Sales rep view

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Game notifications & updates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Social competition / Game collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Sales performance reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Absorb LMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Absorb LMS

    83%
    10 Ratings
    7.0

    Qstream

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Absorb LMS

    91%
    1 Rating
    6.0

    Qstream

    60%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Qstream

    70%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Absorb LMS

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Qstream

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    All in all, the Absorb LMS system is a user-friendly system for the employee as well as the administrator. Creating courses is not cumbersome and allows for a variety of types. The only missing type of content that it doesn't allow is the upload of a PPT that can be viewed directly in the training window instead of forcing the download to the user's computer. The workaround is to save the PPT presentation as a video or to create a scorm file. I really like the scheduled emailed course activity reports that can be set up for course owners so that they may track course completion by users. All in all, I would highly rate the system from a cost standpoint, user-friendliness, and in the area of course creation. I do wish the more advanced reporting features were included without a significant cost upgrade.
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    Qstream

    Qstream is great when used for reinforcement of training conducted. Especially when that training is detailed or complex, Qstream will help to embed key concepts and drive adoption while ensuring reps are interacting.
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    Pros

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    • The admin reporting dashboard is amazing. Customizing widgets with course stats for our courses allows us to see (or share with stakeholders) visual representations of our progress immediately upon login.
    • Publishing SCORM content from Create into the LMS is seamless. Maintenance and editing is a breeze!
    • I have worked in many systems in my tenure as a designer at multiple companies- the admin side of Absorb is by FAR the easiest to learn and use. Many systems have a deeply nested structure that is difficult to navigate - Absorb has lots of features and options but doesn't nest them in a way that difficult to understand.
    • The LMS is flexible and provides options regarding course setup that is nearly limitless. If you want multiple lessons within one course you can do that- if you want only one lesson per course but then you want to build a curriculum you can do that. You can enforce orders with ease. Set up enrollment rules with ease. Use email messaging from within the system- or turn it off for individual courses while not affecting global levels. Those are just a few examples of things I have done in Absorb with ease that couldn't be done in other systems I worked with.
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    Qstream

    • Gamification: gets reps involved in ways that keep it interesting while bringing in elements of competition.
    • Mobile: ease of use and direct access to reps while on the move. The interface is intuitive and able to be interacted with in quick increments rather than lengthy elearning.
    • Coaching: provides direct insights into who is coping and who is not so that enablement efforts can be focused.
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    Cons

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    • Communication of updates in the Platform can be improved.
    • Social interactions amongst the learners can be improved to facilitate an environment of learning.
    • A quick search bar can be added to search for courses.
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    Qstream

    • Reporting: we only had access to some of the reports so would have liked to see more detail and have the ability to create custom reports.
    • Licensing: we accessed qstream via Growthplay so only had access to limited features. Would like to see this extended so that we could truly experience all of the qstream benefits.
    • Content Creation: we were not able to create our own questions and streams but had to rely on the external team. Self-creation and self-directed streams would have been preferable.
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    Pricing Details

    Absorb LMS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Absorb LMS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Qstream

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Qstream editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        I enjoy using Absorb, especially as a first-time user and not being familiar with an LMS. I have also received a great amount of support.
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        Qstream

        Qstream is good in terms of gamification and driving adoption. However we are looking for a platform that supports content creation, ILT training as well as gamification. Qstream would meet only one of those criteria. We may still use them again if we are unable to find a compete platform in future
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        Usability

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Qstream

        Qstream was easy for us to use and gain insights from. Feedback from sales leaders and reps was generally positive. Having greater flexibility about creating custom reports and streams would have increased the rating
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        Support Rating

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        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.
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        Qstream

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        Absorb LMS is the only LMS we have used and we made the selection based on recommendations from other Learning and Development Professionals in our industry.
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        Qstream

        Qstream was selected by default because it was offered by Growthplay as their preferred gamification and adoption tool. We have subsequently looked at acquiring Qstream for other initiatives and are in the process of evaluating options
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        Return on Investment

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        • Absorb [LMS] allows us to decrease live customer training by 80 percent
        • Required much larger time investment than expected
        • Consulting services routinely delivered modules late
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        Qstream

        • Reps have adopted our new sales methodology quicker and with more rigour meaning we are more successful in the field.
        • We’ve been able to create scale to drive adoption. Without technologies like Qstream, we would never be able to meet our enablement and growth targets.
        • More reps talking a consistent message means our customer experience has improved at the sales front. This allows us to differentiate versus the competition and ensures we win more often.
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