About Accord LMS

Accord LMS is a web-based Learning Management System catering to SMB and extended-enterprise organizations. The system provides enterprise level functionality and advanced features such as social learning communities, gamification, and ecommerce at a price rivaling many entry level systems. The solution offers a blended learning environment wherein content creators can build a mix of training programs combining online courses, webinars, instructor-led training, documents and more. Automation features simplify the assignment of courses and training analytics.

Accord LMS is primarily a cloud-based application, but can also be hosted on-premise. Unlimited user roles and multiple portals allow for a customized learning experience based on types of learners. One installation could, for instance, offer compliance courses for employees, product training for customers, and sales training for channel partners while offering each group of learners their own content, distributed administration, and unique branded interfaces.

Accord LMS comes standard with the DNN Content Management System. DNN is an enterprise class CMS similar to Wordpress or Joomla. Using the CMS allows a great deal of customization. Web designers can create modern web interfaces that include the LMS as part of the design. Accord also provides multiple skins for a turnkey setup.

With Accord's Active Learner License, the company only charges for users who have taken online training that is being managed in the system. Unlimited free registered users can utilize all other features, such as social learning groups, educational resources, notifications, and third party modules.

Additionally, Accord LMS offers single sign-on and system integration with Active Directory and SharePoint. The solution can be accessed across PCs, mobile, and iPads and also offers .Net API and RESTful Web API for data integration. Accord LMS serves customers across various domains such as education, franchise, healthcare, hospitality, legal, non-profit, retail and technology.

Pricing starting from:

US$0.90/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Accord LMS

  • Accord LMS offers Enterprise level Learning Management features at pricing comparable to many entry level systems.

  • The included Content Management System allows Accord LMS to be customized to a complete web experience with unlimited registered users.

  • Unlimited custom branded portals and multi-tenant systems support franchisee, channel sales, eCommerce and other extended enterprise applications.

  • Accord LMS offers an intuitive dashboard for managers and learners to schedule training sessions, access training calendars and track the progress of on-going training programs in real-time.

  • The self-enrollment features allow learners to choose and enroll in training programs from a catalog which are specific to their role or team.

  • Organizations can engage learners with gamification and social learning features offering badges, leader boards, and learner peer discussion.

  • Businesses can create the right mix of personal training programs, online training videos, document based training and more to ensure a truly blended learning experience.

  • The solution offers role-based assignment wherein administrators have full privilege to delegate training to employees and make them mandatory or optional for certain employees.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    US$0.90/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Accord LMS Software - Learners stay up to date with Accord's intuitive Learner Dashboard featuring targeted announcements, training calendar, assigned courses, and other helpful features
    Accord LMS Software - The Accord LMS Training Plan shows the learner exactly what they have been assigned and a quick view of their progress
    Accord LMS Software - Accord LMS engages learners with built-in learning communities and gamification features.  Leader boards show earned badges and activity points in team and organizational views
    Accord LMS Software - Flexible blended learning features allow admins to combine a wide range of learning elements including SCORM, video, Instructor Led Training, Quizzes, presentations, documents and more to build customized courses and learning paths
    Accord LMS Software - Unlimited user roles allow hierarchical team management, unlimited learner types, distributed administration and other extended enterprise functionality
    Accord LMS Software - Responsive design allows Accord LMS to work on all devices
    Accord LMS Software - The Accord LMS comes standard with an integrated content management system that turns your LMS into it's own custom web portal.   Accord goes beyond white label branding by giving customers access to design an entire web experience around their LMS
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    Accord LMS Software - Learners stay up to date with Accord's intuitive Learner Dashboard featuring targeted announcements, training calendar, assigned courses, and other helpful features Accord LMS Software - The Accord LMS Training Plan shows the learner exactly what they have been assigned and a quick view of their progress Accord LMS Software - Accord LMS engages learners with built-in learning communities and gamification features.  Leader boards show earned badges and activity points in team and organizational views Accord LMS Software - Flexible blended learning features allow admins to combine a wide range of learning elements including SCORM, video, Instructor Led Training, Quizzes, presentations, documents and more to build customized courses and learning paths Accord LMS Software - Unlimited user roles allow hierarchical team management, unlimited learner types, distributed administration and other extended enterprise functionality Accord LMS Software - Responsive design allows Accord LMS to work on all devices Accord LMS Software - The Accord LMS comes standard with an integrated content management system that turns your LMS into it's own custom web portal.   Accord goes beyond white label branding by giving customers access to design an entire web experience around their LMS

    Features

    Total features of Accord LMS: 59

    • API
    • Academic/Education
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Active Directory Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Asynchronous Learning
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Blended Learning
    • Built-in Course Authoring
    • Built-in LMS
    • Certification & Licensing
    • Class Scheduling
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Conferencing
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Corporate/Business
    • Course Authoring
    • Course Library
    • Course Management
    • Course Tracking
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Reports
    • Data Import/Export
    • Employee Communities
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Training
    • Engagement Tracking
    • Enrollments/Onboarding
    • File Management
    • Gamification
    • Gradebook
    • Historical Reporting
    • Learner Portal
    • Learning Management
    • Learning Paths/Tracks
    • Mobile Learning
    • Multi-Language
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SCORM Compliance
    • Self-Enrollment
    • Single Sign On
    • Social Learning
    • Student Portal
    • Survey/Poll Management
    • Synchronous Learning
    • Tests/Assessments
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Training Administration
    • Training Companies
    • Video Conferencing
    • Virtual Classroom
    • eCommerce Management
    • eLearning Companies

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (47)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.4/5
    Customer Support
    4.7/5

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    Marie M.
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    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Accord ranks #1 in support, price, and functionality!

    Reviewed on 18/9/2016

    My company first began our investigation into various Learning Management Systems a little over a...

    My company first began our investigation into various Learning Management Systems a little over a year ago. After an initial introduction to Accord through Capterra, we quickly narrowed down our selections. Accord LMS remained our number one choice until we were ready to finalize the purchase. Though this was a lengthy process on my own company's end (approx. 12 months), our representative Mary Beth was nothing short of amazing as she remained patient, supportive, and enthusiastic. Mary Beth was always on hand to provide updates, answer questions, and consistently connect us to Solutions Engineers to provide insight into features of Accord that best benefited our company. We have been using Accord now for 6 months and have no complaints. Accord ranks #1 in support, price, and functionality in the world of LMS! Many thanks for the continued support!

    Pros

    Since we are utilizing Accord to connect various independent distributors, Accord's ability to provide Admin capabilities for over 40+ individuals is unmatched. The organization of levels of employees, as well as automatic reports sent to management is easy to understand and extremely effective.

    Cons

    Thus far, nothing to report

    Dale W.
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Accord LMS: Flexible, Valuable and Reliable.

    Reviewed on 17/6/2016

    Pros

    Our client company licensed the Accord LMS several years ago to train temporary employees. The courses we implemented guide the employees to understand the business model, consider specific aspects of their new role, and train them to interact with the business system.

    Some of the content in the courses is confidential, and the Accord implementation helps to limit access to that content by limiting enrollment based on security roles.

    Courses are designed using the SCORM standard, which allows course development to be done independent of the LMS. The courses have loaded and interacted with Accord very well, correctly reporting quiz scores and completion status.

    Accord has been a very stabile product, requiring very little administrative attention. Our version of the product has a limit on the number of active learners, so we have had to monitor our usage and either limit the number of learners or adjust the license to fit our needs.

    We have directed several special requests to the sales department with regard to licensing, and each time they have accommodated our needs. We have found them a good partner to work with.

    We have kept the software on a maintenance contract throughout, and have generally found this to be a good value. While service requests have been minimal, there have been some key times during software upgrades where we have placed service requests. These were answered quickly and our issues were resolved. The cost of the maintenance contract has increased sharply, and this has caused us some concern.

    In summary, we have found the Accord LMS system to be flexible, valuable and reliable.

    Cons

    We were recently surprised by a significant increase in the maintenance contract cost.

    Response from Rick

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review. I'll pass your comments onto the entire team. Our price increase in January 2016 was the first in 4 years. For our hosted accounts, which include maintenance, it was only a modest increase. Our self-hosted customers did experience a more substantial increase. This reflects the additional support requirements that factor into most on-premise installations such as client server access, configuration, updates, etc. This may be why most of our competitors do not offer self hosted systems. I'm confident that you will still find the Accord LMS to be the best deal around.

    Kudzai K.
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Accord LMS - Administrator review

    Reviewed on 27/8/2021

    In-house training has significantly improved as well as for our external clients. Overall performanc...

    In-house training has significantly improved as well as for our external clients. Overall performance is good. Functionality is almost perfect. UI needs to be updated.

    Pros

    The software is packed with features and functionality. It supports a lot of files formats for both documents and video. Integration with GoToMeeting, GoToTraining, and GoToWebinar is a worthy addition. It would be nice to have Zooma as an option. Integration is seamless depending on the configuration you choose. Support is 24/7 but responds in a timely manner. The quiz builder caters to more question types than the usual offerings.

    Cons

    The UI looks antiquated for 2021. It needs a major overhaul. The support documentation needs to be updated as well. Some of the features have been upgraded or changed but the documentation is lagging behind. As a user, organizing files in a playlist style with the next video or document ready to play is useful yet it is missing. A pop-up window opens when using a desktop and it is a bit annoying. The landing page needs improvement with regard to styling.

    Riyaz A.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Accord LMS - Minor league player trying to play in the majors.

    Reviewed on 15/10/2020

    We inherited Accord LMS when we merged with our sister company. Even though we asked, we never...

    We inherited Accord LMS when we merged with our sister company. Even though we asked, we never received the onboarding experience you would normally get when implementing a new system. Accord LMS worked for our employees and customers however, the experience did not keep up with end-user expectations.

    Pros

    An excellent account management team who responds to all queries and concerns as needed. The product works reasonably well, especially if you don't need any fancy design changes.

    Cons

    Customization requires professional services or knowledge of DNN. Not much documentation or assistance from the company. User management, reporting, and course management work until you want in-depth functionality that most other systems have - out of the box.

    Response from Accord LMS

    Hi Riyaz,

    Thanks for your feedback. We genuinely appreciate it. Your positive review of our account management team reflects the feedback we get from most clients. We think that they're the best.

    Your feedback on our documentation was insightful. We are currently in the process of updating our online manuals and dozens of support and training videos to be both easier to follow and more integrated with the product itself.

    I'm sorry that you weren't able to get all of the customizations that you were looking for. As an LCMS, the Accord solution is among the most configurable platforms available, but some things can be more challenging or even out of the system's scope. It's our goal to provide our clients with the best LMS experience for their unique needs. It sounds like we might not have remained the right fit for you after your mergers. We hope that you found the best solution for your training priorities.

    Thanks again,
    Accord Product Team

    Candace G.
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Review of Accord LMS

    Reviewed on 3/8/2015

    Pros

    AccordLMS provides all of the expected LMS capabilities. The installation and upgrade of this product is simple. The administration is easy, customization is good, and the customer service is excellent. The eCommerce piece is robust and the system allows for multiple portals sharing courses from master to child. The system allows for free access (such as for internal training) as well as purchased access (for external sales, either individual or subscription).

    Cons

    One client that I worked with had too many sub-folders for their courses, and this caused performance issues (this may have been addressed in latest release). Also, if you need detailed quiz reporting (down to the individual question and answer level) you must build your assessments with Articulate, as AccordLMS has custom code to extract their reporting details.

    Response from The Accord LMS Team

    The Accord provides detailed quiz reporting for ALL assessments that provide the information, not just those authored with Articulate. Some assessments, from other authoring tools, do not provide detailed quiz information which makes it impossible for the LMS to report it. Concerning sub-folders, our current version is supporting clients with over 10,000 courses and sub-folders with excellent performance.

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    Accord LMS offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$0.90/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Accord LMS has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Accord LMS supports the following languages:

    Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

    Accord LMS supports the following devices:

    Accord LMS integrates with the following applications:

    Dropbox Business, GoToMeeting, GoToTraining, GoToWebinar, Google Drive, Integrity Advocate, OneDrive, OpenSesame

    Accord LMS offers the following support options:

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

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