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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Trakstar Learn ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Learning Management

8.5

Absorb LMS

85%
9.3

Trakstar Learn

93%
Trakstar Learn ranks higher in 9/13 features

Course authoring

8.8
88%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Course catalog or library

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Learning content

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Mobile friendly

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
3 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Assignments

8.7
87%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Compliance management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Learning administration

8.6
86%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

7.5
75%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Social learning

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gamification

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Trakstar Learn is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Absorb LMS

83%
10 Ratings
10.0

Trakstar Learn

100%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Absorb LMS

91%
1 Rating
10.0

Trakstar Learn

100%
5 Ratings

Usability

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Trakstar Learn

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

Absorb LMS

90%
4 Ratings
10.0

Trakstar Learn

100%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Trakstar Learn

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS Software Inc.

All in all, the Absorb LMS system is a user-friendly system for the employee as well as the administrator. Creating courses is not cumbersome and allows for a variety of types. The only missing type of content that it doesn't allow is the upload of a PPT that can be viewed directly in the training window instead of forcing the download to the user's computer. The workaround is to save the PPT presentation as a video or to create a scorm file. I really like the scheduled emailed course activity reports that can be set up for course owners so that they may track course completion by users. All in all, I would highly rate the system from a cost standpoint, user-friendliness, and in the area of course creation. I do wish the more advanced reporting features were included without a significant cost upgrade.
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Trakstar

We use Mindflash for a lot of our internal training needs, and it is very versatile to accomplish your needs in training employees in a variety of different areas. I've never tried to use it for external needs, but I feel like the software at the advanced level wouldn't suit that need very well at all. At the Pro level, you get a lot more flexibility, but the cost is prohibitive for the size of our company.
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Pros

Absorb LMS Software Inc.

  • The admin reporting dashboard is amazing. Customizing widgets with course stats for our courses allows us to see (or share with stakeholders) visual representations of our progress immediately upon login.
  • Publishing SCORM content from Create into the LMS is seamless. Maintenance and editing is a breeze!
  • I have worked in many systems in my tenure as a designer at multiple companies- the admin side of Absorb is by FAR the easiest to learn and use. Many systems have a deeply nested structure that is difficult to navigate - Absorb has lots of features and options but doesn't nest them in a way that difficult to understand.
  • The LMS is flexible and provides options regarding course setup that is nearly limitless. If you want multiple lessons within one course you can do that- if you want only one lesson per course but then you want to build a curriculum you can do that. You can enforce orders with ease. Set up enrollment rules with ease. Use email messaging from within the system- or turn it off for individual courses while not affecting global levels. Those are just a few examples of things I have done in Absorb with ease that couldn't be done in other systems I worked with.
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Trakstar

  • Mindflash is very clean and user-friendly. Very easy for learners to navigate and understand.
  • Mindflash’s reporting tool is unmatched. You can pull any type of report you could want or need.
  • Customer service is top-notch. From our Sales Executive to our CSM, all the way up to the VP, our experience has been amazing.
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Cons

Absorb LMS Software Inc.

  • Communication of updates in the Platform can be improved.
  • Social interactions amongst the learners can be improved to facilitate an environment of learning.
  • A quick search bar can be added to search for courses.
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Trakstar

  • Integration with Salesforce using professional level software. Mindflash's limited integration to only work with the higher level of Salesforce product.
  • More brand customization for multiple product line trainings.
  • Communication of trainers using Mindflash and sales team. We have multiple trainers sending invitations for training with no way for them to communicate with our sales team when a person has completed training.
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Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Absorb LMS editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Trakstar Learn

    Starting Price

    $149 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Trakstar Learn editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Basic249/mo1
    Advanced599/mo2
    Pro1,199/mo3
    EnterpriseCall for details4

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    I enjoy using Absorb, especially as a first-time user and not being familiar with an LMS. I have also received a great amount of support.
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    Trakstar

    The number of people using Mindflash is only going to rise and we need a system that remains easy to use for everyone involved. [update] This is especially vital now that we've lost head count in critical departments. Getting all of our training and Safety objectives met would be impossible without Mindflash.
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    Usability

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Trakstar

    The interface is just so simple to understand. It's clean and efficient. We showed Mindflash off to the Safety group, who are not computer gurus and they were beyong excited to use it.
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    Support Rating

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    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.
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    Trakstar

    Any problems or questions we have had with Mindflash have been handled promptly and effectively. I normally use the online chat option but have had to correspond with them through email and phone as well. We have never had an issue languish for weeks or months with Mindflash. They either fix the problem or let you know that the software isn't capable to handle the need at that point.
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    Implementation Rating

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Trakstar

    If you're going to develop a short course to demo the product internally, don't bother avoiding your own topics. Mindflash rolls whatever content you create during the trial into your production environment when you decide to buy. The time taken to go from not having a system to being live with Mindflash is virtually instant. What you'll be wanting for is time to develop content and people to test it out.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    Absorb LMS is the only LMS we have used and we made the selection based on recommendations from other Learning and Development Professionals in our industry.
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    Trakstar

    This is an alternate software that we have looked into, right now we don't have the need for the increased flexibility that Lesson.ly provides with learning from your mobile or tablet. We haven't seen a lot of those things as particularly useful for our current training methods, but we see the quality to be similar.
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    Return on Investment

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    • Absorb [LMS] allows us to decrease live customer training by 80 percent
    • Required much larger time investment than expected
    • Consulting services routinely delivered modules late
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    Trakstar

    • Mindflash has had a positive impact on our business because it allows us to train more new users with less effort, and ensure that trainees have access to the course materials for a period of time after they have started using our software to do their daily jobs. Review of the course materials allows them to get answers to common questions without having to submit requests to our support team, thereby reducing the administrative burden on our resources.
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