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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

SmarterU.com

I think that SmarterU can be implemented in any organization in any industry. Especially in industries with more complex training requirements. The administration of the system is simple and the usability of the system to end users is even more simple
David Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
7.9
SmarterU.com
8.5
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
SmarterU.com
8.0
Course catalog or library
Absorb LMS
8.0
SmarterU.com
9.8
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
SmarterU.com
8.8
Learning content
Absorb LMS
8.0
SmarterU.com
8.0
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
SmarterU.com
7.1
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
8.4
SmarterU.com
9.8
Assignments
Absorb LMS
8.4
SmarterU.com
8.9
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
7.7
SmarterU.com
8.9
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
8.2
SmarterU.com
9.8
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
7.7
SmarterU.com
6.9
Social learning
Absorb LMS
8.0
SmarterU.com
7.4

Pros

Absorb LMS

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

SmarterU.com

  • Software works on multiple devices: computer, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, etc.
  • Easy to navigate
Anonymous | 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

SmarterU.com

  • Reporting System can be improved.
David Moore | 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

SmarterU.com

SmarterU.com 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Really good support initially, now support is OK but we have fewer needs.
Anonymous | 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

SmarterU.com

Most online LMS systems work really well to track and manage training that the system is delivering. However, most systems are not very good at managing training requirements which are delivered outside of the system. For example, First Aid training, or license requirements are accomplished through third party. SmarterU was the only system we evaluation that was able to track these items with the ability to monitor the renew dates properly.
David Moore | 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

SmarterU.com

  • It has helped us to make sure our training is consistent across multiple locations and trainers and ensured less drift.
  • The course tracking and certification allows us to manage new hires and make sure they complete all required training to later achieve an RBT certification.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

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

SmarterU.com

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
SmarterU.com
9.7

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
SmarterU.com
8.0

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