Absorb LMS vs. Zywave Client Cloud - Education & Training

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Absorb LMS
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Absorb LMS aims to empower organizations to train employees with the skills needed to stay modern and relevant in today's fast-paced world. The LMS software focuses on aligning learning needs with business demands.N/A
Zywave Client Cloud - Education & Training
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Zywave Learning is a learning management solution providing numerous solutions such as employee sexual harassment prevention training, workplace training, and other employee training courses and testing, from Zywave in Milwaukee.N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSZywave Client Cloud - Education & Training
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSZywave Client Cloud - Education & Training
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Features
Absorb LMSZywave Client Cloud - Education & Training
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.5
61 Ratings
4% above category average
Zywave Client Cloud - Education & Training
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Course authoring9.148 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.255 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Player/Portal9.255 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Learning content8.043 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.941 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.256 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Assignments8.450 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Compliance management9.246 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Learning administration9.659 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.156 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Social learning6.926 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Gamification6.425 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.439 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSZywave Client Cloud - Education & Training
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(63 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
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Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.5
(50 ratings)
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Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
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Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Absorb LMSZywave Client Cloud - Education & Training
Likelihood to Recommend
Absorb Software Inc.
Absorb LMS is appropriate for any continuing education organization or company that wants a reliable platform to host enduring educational content. It has been a great experience in terms of building and designing courses, monitoring learner progress, and as another touch point for learners to access other resources our organization offers.
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Zywave
We have multiple locations across multiple states. Training in person is sometimes impossible. I like that you can assign training that employees can complete at their leisure, and you can track where they are with their tasks.
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Pros
Absorb Software Inc.
  • 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.
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Zywave
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Cons
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Uploading documents is perceived as hard for employees, especially with video uploads.
  • Sometimes the program lacks and then an employee has to start all over.
  • Spacing courses is possible but not with a certain amount of time, which would be useful if the next course could open after a week/month instead of when the employee finishes the previous course.
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Zywave
  • I wish it would alert you via email when someone hasn't completed an assigned training.
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Likelihood to Renew
Absorb Software Inc.
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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Zywave
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Usability
Absorb Software Inc.
It's a great place to house our trainings and keep things interesting for our associates.
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Zywave
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Support Rating
Absorb Software Inc.
I know the support team is hard at work! We are currently dealing with a confusing issue where our buttons don't connect to the pages we assign them, and they have been looking into this for a number of weeks. I hope they will unravel the issue soon so we can role out our modules!
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Zywave
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Online Training
Absorb Software Inc.
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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Zywave
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Alternatives Considered
Absorb Software Inc.
Our organization previously used LMS365, which did not support eCommerce and had difficulties supporting external users. (My understanding is the issues with external users may have been directly related to our Microsoft implementation and not directly LMS365's fault, but it was nonetheless a deal breaker for us.) Docebo was the runner up in our LMS selection process and I spent significant time chatting with the team at Docebo. It seemed like a strong competitor to Aborb. Ultimately, Absorb was both slightly more cost-efficient for our scenario.
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Zywave
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Return on Investment
Absorb Software Inc.
  • 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
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Zywave
  • Positive as I can train people remotely and save on business travel.
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ScreenShots

Absorb LMS Screenshots

Screenshot of a company's unique identity with a training interface that is custom-designed for the brand.Screenshot of a company's image and values with a training interface that is tailored to the brand's specific needs.Screenshot of the course creation workflow, that offer a diverse set of formats, including instructional videos, quizzes, and assessments.Screenshot of Absorb's course details page, accessible from the course catalog dashboard, used to give learners an understanding of the course material.Screenshot of learners' progress insights, used to make data-driven decisions with the reporting capabilities of Absorb LMS.Screenshot of course creation with Create AI Beta.