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Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS


What is Absorb LMS?

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.

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  • Learning administration (49)
  • Progress tracking & certifications (46)
  • Player/Portal (46)
  • Learning reporting & analytics (46)

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What is Absorb LMS?

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.

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What is Absorb LMS?

Absorb LMS helps organizations to provide employees, customers, partners, or members with the knowledge they need. The Absorb LMS interface was built to offer an easy-to-use and dynamic experience for both learners and administrators. Absorb LMS platform aims to combine the power of traditional LMS features and a core focus on user experience.

Some of its top features include:
  • Generative AI: Create AI Beta enables course creators to streamline the course creation process, saving the time and effort needed for research and design.
  • Engaging learner platform: To foster deeper learning comprehension and retention, Absorb LMS supports multimedia content formats, responsive design, social learning, and branded interfaces.
  • Support: 24/7/365 days support from anywhere. Plus, a Client Success Manager is also available to offer further support.
  • Actionable Reporting: To prove ROI for training programs with flexible reporting, including configurable admin dashboards and automated reports.
  • Turn-key learning content: Simplifies employee training with a ready-to-use content library. Fuels learner engagement with secure knowledge retention with expert-designed, video-based microlearning courses with Absorb Amplify.
  • Robust Security: Absorb successfully completed the (SOC) 2 Type 2 examination for Security and Availability. Absorb also maintains the LMS compliance standards for data security and privacy protection (GDPR).
  • Modern mobile-app: Leaners can train offline, then course progress automatically syncs when internet connection is restored. Available to iOS and Android devices.
  • In-the-flow learning: Absorb Infuse enables the user to integrate training into native systems and applications learners are already using - embedding training directing into existing workflows.

Absorb LMS Features

Learning Management Features

  • Supported: Course authoring
  • Supported: Course catalog or library
  • Supported: Player/Portal
  • Supported: Learning content
  • Supported: Mobile friendly
  • Supported: Progress tracking & certifications
  • Supported: Assignments
  • Supported: Compliance management
  • Supported: Learning administration
  • Supported: Learning reporting & analytics
  • Supported: eLearning
  • Supported: Assessments
  • Supported: Live online learning
  • Supported: In-person learning
  • Supported: Micro-learning
  • Supported: Video learning
  • Supported: eCommerce
  • Supported: AICC-compliant
  • Supported: SCORM-compliant
  • Supported: Tin Can (xAPI) compliant
  • Supported: Social learning
  • Supported: Gamification
  • Supported: GDPR Compliant Learning
  • Supported: Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

Additional Features

  • Supported: Generative AI

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 Assembling courses that offer a diverse set of formats, including instructional videos, quizzes, and assessments.Screenshot of Gives Learners a thorough understanding of the course material using Absorb's rich course details page, accessible from the course catalog dashboard.Screenshot of Learners' progress insights to make data-driven decisions with the advanced reporting capabilities of Absorb LMS.Screenshot of course creation with Create AI Beta.

Absorb LMS Videos

The Absorb LMS showcase portal is where the learner experience can be seen firsthand.
Absorb LMS delivers for customers in healthcare, retail, restaurants, and manufacturing by providing flexible learning, extensive customization, and reporting and analytics.
Absorb LMS's smart administration aims to automate processes for maximum efficiency and is customizable to fit unique needs and schedule.

Absorb LMS Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesArgentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela
Supported LanguagesArabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Litmos, Docebo Learning Platform, and Adobe Learning Manager are common alternatives for Absorb LMS.

Reviewers rate Learning administration highest, with a score of 9.6.

The most common users of Absorb LMS are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

Absorb LMS Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)5%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)25%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)70%
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Vera Schuurmans | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Create tool.
  • Allowing to organize and track all types of courses, not just e-learnings.
  • Overview of people skills in their profiles.
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to navigate the admin platform
  • Reminders built in to ensure you activate your courses and avoid frustration
  • Vast amount of options in Absorb Create, so you can make your courses exactly what you want them to be
  • You don't have the option to make your buttons within an object skip to the next course (only the next page within the Create object), so people have to navigate using buttons on the bottom panel, which is not always intuitive
  • If you un-enroll someone and re-enroll them, they start back where they left off, instead of wiping the slate clean
  • I have not been able to figure out how to clean up the courses page (ie putting them into folders)
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Up-time. (We have never experienced an outage that impacted us or our clients.)
  • Tracking and reporting.
  • Customization of the platform by Department
  • eCommerce
  • Zoom integration can sometimes be a bit wonky (and auto-course attendance does not seem to work consistently, but our application with clients is unique)
  • The admin interface could use a UX redesign - It's not quite as pretty or as self-explanatory as the learner interface
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Comprehensive training for account administrators.
  • User-friendly content creation.
  • Wide varieties of module content options.
  • We would love to be able to have credentials expire on a stagnant date that revolves rather than a date reflected by course completion.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Building engagement from the team on training
  • Onboarding has become so much simpler for new hires
  • Tracking on educational and additional training
  • Viewing the scheduled reports would be nice. This would help redundant reports and be able to add or delete users receiving reports would be nice.
  • Inactivity report for users so that we can isolate users that are not meeting the training requirements.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
  • Reporting - The out of the box reporting is a little cumbersome when trying to view more than one course at a time.
  • Completed courses disappear from catalog - I know there is a setting, but it's also connected to the My Courses display so its either all or nothing. Would love to see that option split up
  • Training History does not show inactive courses - To keep an accurate training history, courses cannot be deactivated or else the records disappear to the user.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • integration with Storyline courses
  • Robust reporting capabilities
  • Engaging user interface
  • Multiple language equivalencies
  • SMTP support
  • Hierarchy built into reporting
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Admin reports are easy to use and provide a lot of detail
  • Integrates with our HRIS software for hands-off, automated user management
  • Allows us to segment our staff to deploy trainings specific to our users.
  • There are rollouts of new features that seem to not be vetted enough by end users. This could be resolved by having more test groups review these new features first before sending it to all customers.
  • Some reports need improvement, where you can download reports for multiple courses for multiple people.
  • Absorb does not have the ability to assign courses based off hire date, so once a user is in added to the system (in our case, automatically), they are immediately assigned to content. Users are added sometimes a month in advanced thus training can be overdue on their first official date of hire.
  • Courses can not be scheduled to assign which causes us work the day of assignment.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to use interface for users
  • Implementation team very supportive
  • Absorb continues to improve on their tool with new releases
  • Ability to collaboratively suggest modifications to the platform in a forum and vote on other suggestions
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The reporting feature in Absorb is very strong. Reports are customizable to your company needs and the Absorb Analyze feature is very helpful. Having the ability to create dashboards right from your learning platform builds efficiency especially in our company where we don't have a data visualization platform i.e. PowerBI or Tableau.
  • Absorbs ability to connect to course libraries such as GO1 is an amazing feature that opens up the learning possibilities and creates a unique benefit for our employees.
  • The Absorb engage features are a useful addition for communicating with our employees and gamifying learning. The billboards let us share information throughout the company. Leaderboards create incentive to complete training. Polls let us quickly gain insights on employee opinions.
  • We've encountered errors with certain trainings not marking complete and we have to go in and do this manually.
  • Within Absorb analyze, it would be useful to be able to create visualizations & reports using 2 different data sources.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
  • Our CSM has been fantastic. Very approachable and takes on all questions/concerns we have.
  • Analyze has allowed us to take our reporting to another level.
  • Robust support site where client feedback/ideas can be posted. This is reviewed by the product team to determine whether this can be implemented. The feedback is always taken on board and I have seen a number of suggested ideas move forward to the implementation phase.
  • Great knowledge base for admins with articles/resources to provide step by step work throughs of the different features available.
  • At the moment you are unable to schedule recurring sessions that are different durations and/or cadence to each other. For e.g. if you have 3 ILC sessions and the time between session 1 and 2 is 1 week but 2 and 3 is 2 weeks, then this can't be recurring. Meaning individual ILC sessions need to be set up and users having to enroll in 3 sessions instead of 1.
  • Auto enrolment for ILC sessions would be great. Would allow us to automatically new employees in to the required onboarding training without us having to do a manual file upload via FTP
  • Custom messaging options. In addition to the messages that can already be sent out, it would be great if custom messaging could be sent out to address a certain subject that is not covered in the existing messaging.
  • The option to send out resources at certain intervals after a training has taken place. We send out learning boosters for our programmes at 2 day, 2 week, 2 month intervals. This is a manual task as there is no way to automate this via Absorb.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
  • Analyze is a complete gamechanger. Has transformed our analytics and saved tons of time.
  • Auto-assignment of curriculums.
  • Custom curriculum/course pages
  • ILT set up; ability to have recurring sessions that are different lengths
  • Auto-enrollment at various post-intervals; ie 60-days post completion receive an elearning follow up
  • Only being able to enroll in one ILT session. Sometimes we have things people need to repeat and need to make new courses every time.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Ease of impersonating others for troubleshotting issues
  • Uploading content and allowing for resources and multifunctional courses
  • Approval process for External Training and Course uploads
  • Learner dashboard navigation is easy for users
  • Spell check not only for Absorb but for Create too
  • making all reports have the same display columns funtions - locations - supervisor- filter to show inactive employees on all reports
  • pull all reports assigned to one department to see gaps.
  • Seperate divisions/departments via by loaction when drilling down on department progress
  • Show percentage of completion out of total assigned at the bottom of the report.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Simple and Fast access to trainings
  • Support our Business
  • Fast reach to tech admin support if needed
  • More automations
  • Automations with Partners, such as Go1
  • Less manual work on selecting users one by one, to give them credit for courses
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
  • Updates and enhancements
  • Easy course creation
  • Data sorting and reporting - though limited
  • Reporting needs to be enhanced to allow for pulling data on multiple users and courses at once
  • There needs to be a curriculum component completion report showing the progress for enrolled users by each item within the curriculum
  • There needs to be a way to create a one-time enrollment in a course/curriculum that has a specific due date associated with that one enrollment.
  • There should be options for enrolling users in a course or curriculum from the course/curriculum level. Currently, when attempting to enroll users, you have to select them individually. It would easier to do this by group, dept., division, etc. directly from this screen as opposed to going through users, filtering the users, then bulk enrolling.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Provides a user friendly way to deliver training content.
  • Provides an administrator interface that is easy to navigate.
  • Provides an easy method for enrolling users to trainings in bulk.
  • The default reporting and data export options from the administrator interface do not always allow you to report across all the desired data points. We have recently added Analyze and we think this might open up our options considerably.
  • There is not an audit trail available for custom fields. This would be a nice feature to have so we can see who made changes to data within those.
  • The ability to export an audit trail would be nice.
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