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22 Ratings
4 Ratings
22 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
4 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Absorb LMS ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Learning Management

8.7

Absorb LMS

87%
7.7

Totara LMS

77%
Absorb LMS ranks higher in 12/13 features

Course authoring

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Course catalog or library

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Player/Portal

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Learning content

9.3
93%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Mobile friendly

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.4
84%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Assignments

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Compliance management

7.4
74%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Learning administration

8.7
87%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

8.4
84%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Social learning

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Gamification

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Absorb LMS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Totara LMS is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Absorb LMS

83%
5 Ratings
8.0

Totara LMS

80%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Absorb LMS

90%
4 Ratings
10.0

Totara LMS

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS is a very easy-to-use, intuitive solution to your LMS requirements. The platform comes loaded with features and is completely plug-and-play. It has been developed for mid-size to large organizations. It helps to organize your learning content in a way that you will see a boost in the learning engagement right from the start. The platform can help organizations reach their learning and development goals regardless of whom training is being training are provided. It may not be very suitable for very small organizations or startups due to its pricing and what I feel is that it has been designed keeping the requirements of the mid-size to large organizations.
Ankit Hasija | TrustRadius Reviewer

Totara LMS

As a real estate services company with properties (& employees) in six states, Totara LMS is well suited for implementing and our employee learning platform to our many team members that work remotely and cannot benefit from regular in-person learning courses. Totara LMS's comprehensive and customizable reporting system also allows us to accurately review and tell the story of employee performance and talent development, while tailoring this reporting to the needs of different internal stakeholders.
Benjamin Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Absorb LMS

  • Ease of use
  • Simple interface
  • High degree of customization
  • Ability to offer paid for content
Jason Davitsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Totara LMS

  • Distribute elearning
  • run exams
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

Totara LMS

  • Reporting can be a little inflexible - sometimes, the report cannot be customized to have all the columns you need as they are not available from that area of the LMS.
  • Graphic reporting needs some more work to be a bit more professional looking.
Andrea Lambell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

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

Starting Price

Totara LMS

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

Absorb LMS

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

Totara LMS

Totara LMS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to access both local support and support/advice from other Totara LMS users as we keep in regular contact as a part of the totara government users group. Our vendor also keeps in touch with this group and a lot of knowledge is shared. It's easy to access the Totara LMS users academy, and one of my administrators has also set up a local forum where they ask each other questions and share knowledge as well. Our vendor is easy to access via our support plan and we have monthly catch-ups with our account manager where we hear about anything new coming up.
Andrea Lambell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS is certainly better than most of the platforms out in the market due as it's far more intuitive and offers far more templates and customizations, while the other two platforms are also good in their respective specialties, Absorb LMS completely nails it in the number of features and functionality it offers. The customizations that Absorb LMS is offering are not available on the other platforms which have been very much beneficial to our company.
Ankit Hasija | TrustRadius Reviewer

Totara LMS

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Absorb LMS

  • Honestly, I can't really say that Absorb [LMS] has had a positive or negative impact on the business
  • Some features are better than the last program we used, but nothing earth shaking
  • Some features are less than ideal, but it's nothing we really feel the need to complain about
Marquis C. Brantley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Totara LMS

  • Totara LMS has helped increase our employee retention by 15%.
  • Totara LMS has drastically improved our employee learning and development processes that weren't in place prior to having this system.
  • Totara LMS has decreased the time the onboarding process takes by 1 day.
Benjamin Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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