About Absorb LMS

Absorb Software is an AI-powered learning management system (LMS) provider for all learners inside and outside an enterprise, across industries globally. Purpose-built for an engaging, personalized learner experience and efficient administration, Absorb LMS enables millions of employees, customers, partners, and members to discover, absorb, and apply the knowledge they need. From meeting compliance to motivating learners, up-skilling/re-skilling to improving productivity, and creating/curating to monetizing course content, the platform unlocks potential.

Evaluating learning management systems (LMS) can be a challenging, but critical task. Selecting the right LMS is key to driving business results through learning and creating a return on investment for years to come. Whether you’re implementing your first LMS or looking for a better solution, read these key considerations.

Legacy Lacks Agility

In one corner of the LMS market, you have your well-known legacy vendors. These might seem like a safe choice, but their products and services are anything but nimble. These vendors are expensive—serving you less, but charging you more. The products work, but outdated interfaces and functions don’t meet modern expectations.

Inexperience Limits Results

Then there are hundreds of small LMS vendors. Some of these systems look enticing but are not established. They often lack the experience to drive results for developed businesses. Plus, many small vendors don’t have the people power to deliver 100% in-house support when you need it most.

The Absorb Difference

Finally, there’s Absorb. We’ve been exclusively focusing on eLearning for 18+ years. Serving over 2,350+ customers and 29+ million learners, we have the experience and agility to supercharge your learning program. And we don’t have an outdated legacy product that hinders progress. In fact, we built the most agile LMS on the market and have industry awards to back it up. Absorb LMS earned recognition from Gartner, PCMag, and many others. But we didn’t stop there. Our team of eLearning experts are constantly making updates to enhance the experience for learners and LMS administrators.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Absorb LMS

Intelligent Assist: An AI feature that helps manage day-to-day admin tasks more efficiently using natural language, ask a simple or even complex request, and be taken directly to the pre-configured report page or action screen with one click.

Absorb Pinpoint: Uses AI and natural language processing to automatically transcribe and timestamp your video lessons – and then makes them searchable. A simple search query gives learners a direct path to the point in the video or transcript they need, transforming longer LMS video content into contextualized microlearning experiences.

Absorb Engage: A set of collaborative tools, like discussion and breakout rooms, that help facilitate learner engagement and boost user experience to keep your learners hooked.

Absorb Create: Create AI Beta is a powerful tool made for course creators and subject matter experts in organizations of all sizes and types who want to streamline their course creation process. It allows course creators to save time on research and design, while still producing high-quality content using Absorb Create.

Easy-to-Use: Count on an intuitive experience. Get up and running in a matter of days—not weeks.

Feature-Rich: Tap automated enrollment, mobile learning, learner engagement and many more features to streamline learning.

Responsive Support: Rely on award-winning 24/7/365 support powered by our client services team—you’ll never talk to an outsourced rep.

Custom Branding: Get the best custom branding options in the industry. Wow your learners with beautifully designed portals.

Reporting and Analytics: Prove ROI for your learning program with an array of customizable reports and configurable dashboards.

Seamless Integrations: Leverage standard or custom integrations to connect with the HCM systems and content libraries you already use.

Outstanding Security: Entrust your company’s safety to our experts focused on the strictest data security standards, including SOC 2 and GDPR.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil and 37 others

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 18 others

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Absorb LMS Software - Native assessment creation
Absorb LMS Software - Easy to upload Learning Objects
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Absorb LMS Software - Custom branded learner interface
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Absorb LMS Software - Native assessment creation
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Features

Total features of Absorb LMS: 123

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audio/Video Conferencing
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certificates
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Questions
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Extended Enterprise Learning
  • Feedback Management
  • For Hospitality Industry
  • For Nonprofits
  • Gamification
  • Instructor-Led Courses
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Leaderboards
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Media Management
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Question Types
  • Offline Access
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Peer Learning
  • Performance Metrics
  • PowerPoint Conversion
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Quizzes
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recommendations
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Enrollment
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Course Library
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Third-Party Integration
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • User Management
  • User Onboarding
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Content
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(241)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Anthony
Anthony
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Robust and easy-to-use learning platform

Reviewed on 6/7/2022

Pros

It offers a very pleasant experience when browsing its interface and viewing the content of the learning programs. Its search tool is very precise to quickly find the required courses. It provides a lot of versatility with its mobile app, which allows you to log in from anywhere and at any time. The evaluation process is very intuitive and simple to carry out.

Cons

So far, the only thing I think it can add is a better level of personalization of the learning processes, however, this is a versatile and very complete platform.

Yashovardhan
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

All-in-one learning platform for Everyone

Reviewed on 31/1/2023

I have been using the Absorb LMS for a few years, and have been very pleased with their platform....

I have been using the Absorb LMS for a few years, and have been very pleased with their platform. It is user-friendly, offers a great range of features, is well-supported and highly customisable. The training program setup and course creation process has been easy to learn and manage. I especially appreciate the reporting features which are very user-friendly and provide meaningful data. I also think Absorb has done a great job of creating an online community of customers which is a great resource for ideas and best practices.

Pros

The features most impactful in Absorb LMS are customizability, scalability, analytics, and reporting. Users can easily customize the look and feel of the platform to best suit their organization's needs. Additionally, it can be scaled up or down depending on the size of the organization and their training needs. The analytics and reporting tools provided by Absorb LMS make it easy to track learner engagement and course effectiveness. Additionally, Absorb's API also allows organizations to easily integrate Absorb into existing business processes. Finally, Absorb LMS is incredibly easy to use and provides a straightforward user interface for authors and learners.

Cons

One of the areas of least satisfaction with Absorb LMS is the amount of setup required to configure the system. This can be particularly challenging for non-technical users and requires a fair amount of time and energy to get the system settings just right. Additionally, the interface of the interface and navigation could be more intuitive.

Alternatives Considered

WizIQ LMS, eFront and Docebo

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS stood out to us as a comprehensive, cost-effective, and intuitive platform that addressed all of our training needs. It provides a comprehensive range of features and customization options, making it easy to customize and configure the system to our specific needs. The customization flexibility also allows us to create automated rules and automate much of the training process. It offers scalability for growth, flexibility for changes, and has robust security measures in place to protect our data. Finally, the Absorb LMS is one of the most cost-effective options on the market. That combination of features makes it an easy choice for a reliable and successful implementation of our online training.
Christine
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

simple to use, but QA poor and support prioritized by popularity votes on their customer forum...

Reviewed on 25/3/2017

had it for 3 years. our requirements were basic - no hr integration, no e-commerce, short term...

had it for 3 years. our requirements were basic - no hr integration, no e-commerce, short term users, few courses. yet when we were faced with their sudden requirement for us to move/"upgrade" to their new system that contained functional and design continuity problems from the system version we were using, we were told that our problems would not be fixed due to the fact that not enough other customers had "voted" for the same issues to be fixed. that was a dealbreaker. :(

Pros

easy startup, easy to use (provided everything is working properly)

Cons

Software is AS-IS product. Difficulty getting help with system problems - first tool for them is interpersonal pleasantry, and email with article links to something that may or may not be addressing the reported problem. If there is not an easy out-of-the box solution (addressed by the link they send you by email), it will take many interactions and possibly a video screener of your problem before your issue is investigated. Individual learner issues are typically not investigated.

Amy
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Absorb is a game-changer!

Reviewed on 31/10/2023

The onboarding experience was amazing! We felt heard, our questions answered, and we knew where to...

The onboarding experience was amazing! We felt heard, our questions answered, and we knew where to go to get help when we needed it. I love that we are not just emailing a bot. The fact that there are people responding is refreshing.

Pros

Absorb allows my company to track our customer learning progress to see if they are taking time outside our account manager meetings. It prevents repetitive meetings reviewing the same feature numerous times because customers need time to review topics.

Cons

It takes time to set up, but you get out what you put into any product.

Mark
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Making My Life Easier

Reviewed on 3/6/2022

My overall experience has been great. The LMS has allowed me to build an entire corporate training...

My overall experience has been great. The LMS has allowed me to build an entire corporate training program while simultaneously building the LMS to support it. The time-based credential reporting and compliance tracking has allowed to avoid those possible awkward moments with clients' specific training requirements. With this tracking and reporting, we're also able to respond to a client's immediate need by knowing who is qualified and current on a given access or occupational training requirement.

Pros

The Absorb LMS is easily customizable and Admin/Learner user-friendly. This allowed me to expand my Training effort and capabilities with not only scope but greater efficiencies in that I can customize the LMS to meet the varying needs of my different stakeholders.

Cons

If there is a negative, it is in the format of the Training Transcript when printed, or exported as an electronic file. The courses appear in alphabetical order without the ability to filter for a time period, or sort chronologically. This frustrates Supervisors who then have to review the entire transcript to find what training an employee has completed in the last year. I understand the Transcript are being reworked by Absorb for 2022, so this may become a non-issue.

Reasons for Choosing Absorb LMS

I was seeking a fully supported proprietary platform with the enhanced features and functionality my training program had grown to demand.

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS

Absorb met the overlapping sweet spot between cost, features, supported company size, and alignment with the structure of our training program.
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Absorb LMS FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Absorb LMS.

Absorb LMS offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from:
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Your needs are specific. And since LMS pricing isn't one size fits all, examining the advantages and disadvantages of popular LMS pricing models is crucial in deciding which one is right for you: pay per user, pay per active user, and other LMS pricing and costs associated with a perpetual license. Absorb LMS understands that it's imperative to meet you where you are. That's why we offer a more tailored pricing approach based on your input and our recommendations. Absorb reps consult with you about your company size, budget, eLearning goals, usage patterns, and other considerations to craft the unique pricing model that works for you and is flexible enough to accommodate future growth and changes.

Absorb LMS has the following typical customers:

51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Absorb LMS supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Absorb LMS supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Absorb LMS integrates with the following applications:

ADP GlobalView Payroll, ADP Vantage HCM, ADP Workforce Now, Auth0, BambooHR, BizLibrary, Centrify Identity Service, Clarity Wave, ClearCompany, Dayforce HCM, Degreed, Foxy, Google Analytics 360, Google Workspace, Meta for Business, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, Namely, Okta, OneLogin, Oracle Cloud HCM, Oracle Taleo Cloud, PayPal, PingFederate, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Skillsoft, Twitter/X, UKG Pro, Workday HCM, Zoom

Absorb LMS offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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