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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 9.8 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

Trainual

I have enjoyed using Trainual as an employee, and also creating new Trainual subjects for my employees. Trainual allows for videos to be added as well as images, text, gifs, and more! This array of options allows us to communicate with all types of learners quickly and effectively. I think Trainual is best suited for education-related opportunities such as employee on-boarding, employee training, or education courses. Because each subject is broken down into tasks and steps, it gets super granular which is great, but it's best used for education and not general employee notifications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
9.0
Trainual
9.6
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
Trainual
9.7
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
Trainual
9.4
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
Trainual
9.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
10.0
Trainual
10.0
Assignments
Absorb LMS
10.0
Trainual
10.0
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
10.0
Trainual
10.0
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
9.0
Trainual
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
10.0
Trainual
9.4
Course catalog or library
Absorb LMS
Trainual
8.7
Learning content
Absorb LMS
Trainual
10.0
Social learning
Absorb LMS
Trainual
10.0

Pros

Absorb LMS

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

Trainual

  • The ability to get very granular with detail.
  • The ability to integrate different types of media for different kinds of learners.
Julianna Oates | 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

Trainual

  • Not a ton of template customization.
  • Wish we could segment users even more.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Absorb LMS

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

Trainual

Trainual 10.0
Based on 4 answers
I haven't contacted Trainual's support team, but I take that as a positive because I haven't needed to! The platform is easy to use, attractive (that counts for something), and everything is in a logical place when you do have a question and go searching for an answer. I have 0 complaints!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Trainual

  • 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!
Julianna Oates | 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

Trainual

  • Trainual has very positively help us in on-boarding new employees! Everyone is provided the same information about company structure, mission, vision, etc.
  • Trainual has helped us solidify and keep consistent with our training of new employees. We are able to train people faster and they seem to be retaining the information better!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

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

Absorb LMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Trainual

General

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

Trainual Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$1191
Premium$1791
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
Trainual
10.0

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
Trainual
10.0

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