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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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

Skilljar

In my opinion, Skilljar is great for small or scaling companies like ours. If you need to create and load and manage internal training or external client-facing training it fits the bill and scope. Skilljar allows companies to do more with less. Our employees and clients get access to comprehensive training content courses and lessons that automatically progress. It does what we need it to do and we have no major challenges at this time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
7.9
Skilljar
7.7
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
Skilljar
7.9
Course catalog or library
Absorb LMS
8.0
Skilljar
5.9
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
Skilljar
7.7
Learning content
Absorb LMS
8.0
Skilljar
8.0
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
Skilljar
8.2
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
8.4
Skilljar
7.7
Assignments
Absorb LMS
8.4
Skilljar
7.7
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
7.6
Skilljar
7.5
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
8.2
Skilljar
8.6
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
7.6
Skilljar
7.6
Social learning
Absorb LMS
8.0
Skilljar
7.8

Pros

Absorb LMS

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

Skilljar

  • The design is simple. If you're looking for a complex or beautiful platform, this isn't it. However, Skilljar makes things very easy to follow and build within.
  • Navigating Skilljar is very logical. it is easy to set up a new course and navigate within that course.
M. Elizabeth Sutton | 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

Skilljar

  • The hierarchies of content can be confusing. There are domains, catalogs, series, courses, and lessons. It feels like there should be an easier way to group content.
  • There wasn’t a feature that allowed us to communicate directly with our customers via email or in-app notifications - outside of the automated notifications. We would have liked to be able to send ad hoc messages as well.
Kathleen Murray | 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

Skilljar

Skilljar 6.9
Based on 6 answers
They do answer questions, but it takes several days, or even weeks, to receive an answer. This is NOT helpful when one is in the middle of building within Skilljar and a problem is discovered. Also, I've had problems where their answer is "Sorry, but we can't fix that." Which is concerning and annoying.
M. Elizabeth Sutton | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Skilljar

Skilljar is head and shoulders above both these systems, not only in features but in customer service, informational blog posts, and ongoing new-feature roadmap development. It scales up and down for peak loads due to its multi-tenant architecture. If you run a successful promotion and suddenly find you have a crush of new users knocking on the enrollment door, don't worry. Skilljar will handle it with no degradation in performance
Anonymous | 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

Skilljar

  • ThoughtTrace Academy (that seats on Skilljar as LMS) continues to be the #1.
  • Differentiator for ThoughtTrace as a company within competitors.
  • ThoughtTrace Academy offerings are showing a 2x impact on customer adoption.
Catalina Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

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

Skilljar

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
Skilljar
8.2

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
Skilljar
6.9

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