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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7 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

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.
Nick Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
7.9
Qstream
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
Qstream
Course catalog or library
Absorb LMS
8.0
Qstream
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
Qstream
Learning content
Absorb LMS
8.0
Qstream
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
Qstream
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
8.4
Qstream
Assignments
Absorb LMS
8.4
Qstream
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
7.7
Qstream
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
8.2
Qstream
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
7.7
Qstream
Social learning
Absorb LMS
8.0
Qstream

Sales Gamification

Absorb LMS
Qstream
7.3
Sales contest templates
Absorb LMS
Qstream
8.0
Custom sales contests
Absorb LMS
Qstream
5.0
Team competitions
Absorb LMS
Qstream
8.0
Contest flexibility
Absorb LMS
Qstream
6.0
Sales rep view
Absorb LMS
Qstream
8.0
Game notifications & updates
Absorb LMS
Qstream
7.0
Social competition / Game collaboration
Absorb LMS
Qstream
8.0
Sales performance reporting
Absorb LMS
Qstream
8.0

Pros

Absorb LMS

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

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.
Nick Saunders | 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

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.
Nick Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qstream

Qstream 6.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Nick Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qstream

Qstream 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Nick Saunders | 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

Qstream

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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
Nick Saunders | 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

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.
Nick Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

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

Qstream

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
Qstream
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS
Qstream
6.0

Usability

Absorb LMS
Qstream
7.0

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
Qstream

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