Kajabi vs. Open LMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kajabi
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Kajabi is a web hosting platform for online learning or membership websites, featuring landing pages and support for email marketing, video hosting, and codeless web building tools.
$149
per month
Open LMS
Score 4.1 out of 10
N/A
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms) is an open source learning management system for educational institutions, formerly supported by Blackboard, and now part of the Learning Technologies Group.
$999
per year
Pricing
KajabiOpen LMS
Editions & Modules
Basic
$149.00
per month
Growth
$199.00
per month
Pro
$399.00
per month
Innovator
$999
per year
Professional
4,599
per year
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KajabiOpen LMS
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details20% discount for annual pricing.
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Features
KajabiOpen LMS
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
8.0
8 Ratings
3% above category average
Open LMS
-
Ratings
Product catalog & listings8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Product management8.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk product upload3.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Branding9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile storefront9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Product variations8.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Website integration9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual customization7.87 Ratings00 Ratings
CMS7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
8.7
8 Ratings
13% above category average
Open LMS
-
Ratings
Abandoned cart recovery9.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Checkout user experience8.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
9.0
6 Ratings
8% above category average
Open LMS
-
Ratings
eCommerce security9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
9.0
7 Ratings
17% above category average
Open LMS
-
Ratings
Promotions & discounts8.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Personalized recommendations9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO8.66 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
8.8
6 Ratings
11% above category average
Open LMS
-
Ratings
Multi-site management9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Order processing8.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory management8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Shipping9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom functionality8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
-
Ratings
Open LMS
9.2
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Course authoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
KajabiOpen LMS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(17 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
KajabiOpen LMS
Likelihood to Recommend
Kajabi
I wouldn't recommend Kajabi for someone that's starting to figure out what their product is going to be and who is the target audience. While one could argue the starting price point isn't high compared to having a brick and mortar store, it's also not practical pay between $100-$200 a month while the business figures out their offer. Kajabi is better suited for someone who has already tested their product, specifically courses, and can start selling it relatively soon after launching their Kajabi site. While Kajabi has come out with a coaching and community products, those are still in their infancy. The strength of Kajabi is in their course content delivery supported by the ability to have a simple website and email marketing system in the same platform.
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Moodlerooms
I currently use, talk about and promote all educators using Moodlerooms. The functionality that Moodlerooms provides is unmatched in most software. It is well suited in all educational realms. Teachers that teach all online electronic courses could use this to post assignments online, separate the classes and post a variety of assignments, tasks, and activities. Additionally, in blended situations where some students are face to face and sometimes working at home, the Moodlerooms makes it easy to education and be a hands-on teacher and a hands-on learner. Less appropriately, I find using Moodlerooms in some of the private sector industries could be tougher. Moodlerooms provides people and content management, and to use it in advertising or marketing and accounting, it could be difficult to find an easy use and function for it.
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Pros
Kajabi
  • With a featured button as opposed to just a hyperlink, it is incredibly simple to link to a page within an email.
  • The marketing strategy's functionality and the ability to customize emails allow me to communicate with every client.
  • Course creator to create digital products from your content.
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Moodlerooms
  • Something that Moddlerooms does very well is that it allows teachers to structure their online classroom as one focused curriculum.
  • Moodlerooms also allows for customization of the layout. Being able to add and remove certain functions that Moodlerooms can perform definitely helps.
  • Moodlerooms is able to add different types of activities to the rooms for increased interaction.
  • Moodlerooms provides large chat opportunities to all students that are online at the same time.
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Cons
Kajabi
  • The inbuilt themes are excellent but sometimes a small change is required to improve it - that then requires a code change which must then be reapplied if Kajabi issue an upgrade.
  • Once you get the "hang" of it, Kajabi is a very powerful platform. But it does take an investment of time. Kajabi also has a best-practice way of doing things and I feel that it is worth paying for skilled support to get through the setup quickly.
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Moodlerooms
  • Easier to change permissions.
  • Adding the ability to tweet.
  • Decrease bandwidth to improve back end loading times.
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Likelihood to Renew
Kajabi
We are committed to it and once we get "really good" at using it, I think it is a excellent platform and links well to Hubspot. At present, we are still just barely scratching the surface with our use of its features
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Moodlerooms
No answers on this topic
Usability
Kajabi
Kajabi is very usable. But it is complex and if you haven't used it for a few weeks you have to remind yourself how to do things. It is very important to treat it like any major system and be very disciplined about how you file things and name documents
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Moodlerooms
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Kajabi
The Kajabi Support people are helpful, fast and knowledgeable. I usually call in a panic - because I have lost something, messed something or am on a deadline. Sometimes we speak, or we do a chat. Always my angst is eliminated. I often thank the person for being "so patient" with me. LOL
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Moodlerooms
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Kajabi
These platforms are big complex pieces of software. Mor recently - Kajabi provides a done for you example which you can borrow and customise - but those were not available when we started.
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Moodlerooms
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Kajabi
ClickFunnels is a great tool for funnel automation, landing pages, and lead generation but when it comes to product delivery for content creators it lacks functionality as it reality it was not meant for that purpose. Originally, we used ClickFunnels for our funnels but we found out that we could do exactly the same with Kajabi, so we migrated all of our funnels to Kajabi
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Moodlerooms
I would select Moodlerooms over many competitors as a result of what it offers in terms of functionality and control. Google classrooms has a definite place in education; however, Moodlerooms provides significantly more control for authors. As the owner and manager of the content, and as someone familiar with technology, I can incorporate a lot more functions and create different layouts with functionality boxes
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Return on Investment
Kajabi
  • When we used Kajabi to launch new programs we achieved the ROI of our monthly investment each time.
  • With Kajabi, the ability to offer old programs that have been offered in the past is easy to present to one-off customers or when not in a launch series.
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Moodlerooms
  • Moodlerooms has given classes of mine a positive ROI because it improves the educational experience for all students. It has helped all of our students, and with this, we can even help students who can not get to the classroom for some reason.
  • It helps to improve student scores, GPAs, and college attendance.
  • The positive impact can be directly correlated with the improvement of grades for students. Being able to access work in person and via Moodlerooms helps students to learn anywhere and any time. Grades have improved, and that is due to Moodlerooms.
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