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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 6.7 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

Skillsoft Academy

The presentations helped me develop a deeper understanding of a subject. The information is a nice combination of [being] well organized and applicable to real life information. The test questions are clearly worded and really make you think (but not crazy unrealistic scenarios). I feel very confident about my ability to perform my job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Pros

Absorb LMS

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

Skillsoft Academy

  • Practical in-depth presentations
  • Exam questions do make you think
  • Updated material
  • Good selection for IT and product focused engineering professionals
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

Skillsoft Academy

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Absorb LMS

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

Skillsoft Academy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Skillsoft Academy

[I selected Skillsoft Academy because it's] much easier to use and has relevant courses. I would like to give 4.5 stars to the course selection, delivery, content, and exams
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

Skillsoft Academy

  • As an employee I feel that I can be more efficient doing my job.
  • Increases job satisfaction.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

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

Skillsoft Academy

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
Skillsoft Academy
9.0

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
Skillsoft Academy

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