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For our organization, Absorb is a fantastic choice. We are able to offer comprehensive learning opportunities for users and to do so in a system that is user-friendly, attractive, modern, and robust in its reporting capabilities. The fact that Absorb has the capability to manage communication with users surrounding expiry dates and outstanding elements to be completed is life-changing for our team.
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We have offices set around the world, and hiring new team members in certain countries makes it a bit difficult, especially now to fly out or fly in to help get them situated and fully trained. This really helps close the gaps in between the distance and training. Makes onboarding a heck of a lot easier.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Tracks progress for training. Easily determines a new hires competency in handling tasks on their own. Houses all of our documents and videos in one location versus several. Read full review Cons The manager experience needs further development, including how access the manager experience from the user experience There needs to be an easier search feature to find a course without having to use the filter option. There seems to be a slight delay when completing a course before it shows as completed in the transcript. Read full review The subject organization could use work! It's just jumbled and needs folders. It's very cumbersome to have to click back and forth to subjects when you are within a task. I wish there was a larger side bar that could show ALL subjects, topics, and tasks in one glance with drop-down menus. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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It's a great place to house our trainings and keep things interesting for our associates.
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We cannot speak highly enough for the Elite Support service. Having a dedicated partner to help us through multiple projects, multiple upgrades, and multiple custom configurations has been absolutely key. Our CSM really has been like an extra team member and we know we can rely on him for anything we need. His product expertise and friendly professionalism is unrivaled!
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During the entire sales process, the Trainual team was great to work with. After the sale, their onboard process was top notch as well and was very quick to answer any questions and actually were open to customizing the platform to meet our specific needs. They have been great this entire time.
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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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We were very disappointed with D2L and Workday's ability to customize what or how content is shown to users. The platforms can be robust but the onboarding time for new administrators is much longer than Absorb. Workday's current offering (2023) for external learners is unacceptable for our use case and much more manual then Absorb's solutions. Workday does not have the ability to create engaging content or notifications to the user and the UI is pulled directly from the HCM with very little flexibility between the modules on look, feel or layout. While
was good for external users and monetization, it also lacked flexibility for multiple different demographics.
while having a good mobile presence and quick turnaround for course creation, it's offerings for other engagement factors fell short of Absorb.
can be a great LMS, but all of the features require you to plan and (potentially)code your requirements into the platform. This required time that we didn't have and to administrate the platform required additional personnel and resources for any changes we wanted to have after go live. We didn't have the time nor other organization resources available when launching so it couldn't be considered.
Read full review This is our first time using anything like this! Previously we just wrote task items in shared Google documents. It was the best of what we could do at the time, but this is a whole different world, and we love it! Being able to integrate quizzes and photos and interactive video is excellent! Read full review Return on Investment 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 Read full review Saves time for the team for training The fact that everything is in one location is really good! Allows us to edit and change and adjust as the business does Keeps us flexible and not cemented to a way of doing things Read full review ScreenShots