Absorb LMS vs. Skillsoft Percipio (Skillport)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Absorb LMS
Score 8.9 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
Skillsoft Percipio (Skillport)
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Skillsoft Percipio is the company updated learning platform, replacing the former Skillport.N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSSkillsoft Percipio (Skillport)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSSkillsoft Percipio (Skillport)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Absorb LMSSkillsoft Percipio (Skillport)
Considered Both Products
Absorb LMS
Chose Absorb LMS
Mainly, the decision was based on our HR system - we needed a connector with ADP.
Guest service is also an important aspect, and we did get great service, straight from te beginning!
The fact that Absorb is a Canadian Company was too, a bonus!
Chose Absorb LMS
I joined a company already using Absorb so I did not pick Absorb but given the chance- I would pick Absorb over any other LMS I have worked with in my career. Absorb is powerful enough to do what I need it to do, but organized well enough that the features and functions I don't …
Skillsoft Percipio (Skillport)

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Absorb LMSSkillsoft Percipio (Skillport)
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.6
52 Ratings
5% above category average
Skillsoft Percipio (Skillport)
7.2
3 Ratings
17% below category average
Course authoring9.239 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.246 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Player/Portal9.247 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Learning content8.034 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.933 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.247 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Assignments8.442 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management9.238 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.650 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.147 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Social learning6.918 Ratings5.92 Ratings
Gamification6.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.631 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSSkillsoft Percipio (Skillport)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(54 ratings)
8.7
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(41 ratings)
9.8
(4 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)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Absorb LMSSkillsoft Percipio (Skillport)
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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Skillsoft
For open source content it is excellent, over 16000 learning assets to work with. In this case, you allow learners to search and select what they need, when they need it, and how it supports their learning style. There are also uses cases where you need to curate a channel (compliance, DEI, etc.) where you can guide the learner and audiences to the content and track completion
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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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Skillsoft
  • It provides most books in audio and eBook options.
  • You can download books for reading offline.
  • There are thousands of books available and they are constantly adding to their list.
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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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Skillsoft
  • Skillport's user interface is relatively dated compared to many of its competitors.
  • While the content library is large, much of the content appears to have come from at least 5-10 years ago.
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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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Skillsoft
Books 24x7 is a useful tool for growth, knowledge sharing, and overall intellectual health within the company. Our company has been very forward thinking in offering this to every employee. As a result, people have been able to grow in areas they may not have previously explored because of the free access to resources they may not have bothered with before they had free access to them.
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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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Skillsoft
The ability to read and/or listen to books offline is very helpful especially while flying and in remote areas with no internet. The books are easy to load on your laptop, phone or tablet. This is invaluable.
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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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Skillsoft
Me and my other employees frequently reach out to support to address issues and they always help us in a timely manner. They are willing to work with you to solve and issue and are always available for help at any time. We haven't run into any instances where our problems didn't get solved.
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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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Skillsoft
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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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Skillsoft
I haven't used any other online training system except for Skillport, and I wasn't the person who selected it. However, our organization usually uses pretty decent technology when it comes to training, and I trust that they felt this was the best choice for our organization versus the alternative options
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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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Skillsoft
  • It was a fantastic additional product to feature with our instructor lead offerings.
  • We were able to capture learning sales even if they didn't have the training budget for custom courses.
  • It reduced travel cost for instructors/or participants.
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ScreenShots

Absorb LMS Screenshots

Screenshot of a company's unique identity with a training interface that is custom-designed for the brand.Screenshot of A company's image and values with a training interface that is tailored to the brand's specific needs.Screenshot of Assembling courses that offer a diverse set of formats, including instructional videos, quizzes, and assessments.Screenshot of Gives Learners a thorough understanding of the course material using Absorb's rich course details page, accessible from the course catalog dashboard.Screenshot of Learners' progress insights to make data-driven decisions with the advanced reporting capabilities of Absorb LMS.Screenshot of course creation with Create AI Beta.