About Absorb LMS

Absorb is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) engineered to drive business productivity and deliver a top-tier learner and admin experience. Absorb LMS is a powerful and flexible software that allows its customers to fit the LMS to their learning program. Get more ROI from your learning program with simplified and AI-driven admin tools and a more intuitive user experience for learners to access, discover, and retain learning content. The Absorb Difference 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: An online course builder and authoring tool that allows you to easily craft and publish interactive eLearning courses to the LMS, or to SCORM, xAPI, and HTML5 formats. Absorb Amplify: High-quality turnkey content library filled with expert-designed, video-based microlearning courses to accelerate value and fuel learner engagement. 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.
Absorb LMS Software - Custom Branded Learner Dashboard
Absorb LMS Software - Learner Course Search
Absorb LMS Software - Custom Branded Learner Dashboard
Absorb LMS Software - Learner Course Search
Absorb LMS Software - Admin Visual Dashboard
Absorb LMS Software - Custom Absorb Inform Reporting Dashboard
Absorb LMS video
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Absorb LMS Software - Custom Branded Learner Dashboard - thumbnail
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Absorb LMS pricing

Absorb LMS does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Starting Price:
Not provided by vendor
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Absorb LMS Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.3
Functionality
4.2
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 230 View all reviews
Nicolas
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 08/07/2022

Flexible and very complete LMS

Pros

It stands out for its simplicity of use and its pleasant user interface. It offers great flexibility in the design of learning experiences, adapting them to the characteristics of each training process. It has an electronic signature so that participants can demonstrate that they met the requirements of their training process. Integrates seamlessly with any eLearning content library.

Cons

I consider that this is a platform with a lot of potential, the only thing that I think can be improved is to simplify some processes to make the configuration easier.

Celia
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 16/08/2021

Finally, an LMS that is Simple and Customizable

We use Absorb for an external audience - volunteers - and they have no complaints. They find it simple to use and don't require an official onboarding process.

Pros

I love that this product is customizable according to your organization's needs. The business model is to teach you how to fish so that you own the system and can make branding updates, page templates, email templates, etc. You can customize the Learner Home to your preferences. You're not stuck with an LMS in a box where you have to rely on customer support for everything. In addition, the system is simple to learn administratively. I'm most impressed with its reporting function which has been very complicated in my experience with many other learning systems. Also, the Global Resources field is awesome so you don't have to pretend documents always belong with a course.

Cons

The ILC course feature could use more flexibility. Would be great to have users be able to register for more than one ILC session within a course. I end up duplicating a lot of courses just to add the ability to register for more sessions.

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
1

3
Reviewed on 15/11/2020

Great Software, Suffers terribly from its customer service.

I rushed into this purchase a little and didnt investigate the level of support that would be offered. In hindsight this would have been a game changer for me as I would have went elsewhere.
The software is good, though it doesnt manage blended learning easily which is frustrating.
Customer Support is absolutely non existent.

Pros

Good User Interface,
Good Course Management.
Good sync with BambooHR on most things.
Good Learner interface.
Good Customisation options.

Cons

Difficult to manage blended learning.
Some factors in course management could use improvements. (Managing assessments)
Cannot see how many absences from courses that users have.
Some issues with how it syncs with Bamboo(overwriting course information)
Customer Support is non existent. 10+ days to resolve any issues. Most issues I have to try and resolve myself by resetting and that causes me other issue.
Can sometimes be 'buggy' and will introduce random bugs which can be time consuming to fix and result in me resetting the system sync.

Devin
  • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 23/03/2022

Absorb LMS

We had such a fantastic start up team on our project with Absorb. We had a lot of ideas/goals for our LMS and our team seemed to help us meet most of our goals/expectations! Absorb is user friendly and allows for some real great content building in dashboards and online courses! Our learners love the look/design.

Pros

Coming from another software, we loved the customizable features of the software!

Cons

Only honestly the reports feature. There was only ways to run mass reports, or individual person or courses. I couldn't pick various folks and run it all at once. HOWEVER being able to to download to excel file instead of CSV file was a game changer!!

Alternatives Considered

Relias Healthcare LMS

Reasons for Choosing Absorb LMS

Our contract was ending with them and we used them for HR purposes as well.

Switched From

Paycor

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS

The product design, the team, the support, and our data transfer.
Kimberly
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 10/02/2022

Easy, Fluid Implementation; a Game-Changer for Our Company

Pros

Absorb has made the implementation process incredibly easy. User training was broken down into helpful microlearning and many features have been customizable, which my company stakeholders have loved. Having a project manager as a go-to source of knowledge has been fantastic, and the Help Center has given me self-sufficiency that I look for when working with other vendors. We also love that most features are already included in the pricing, versus being nickel and dimed for reporting, mobile interfaces, different learning methods, company branding, etc. We're excited to have Absorb help our company grow.

Cons

I'd love it if Absorb could work on additional API integrations that are included in the price. My company uses several 3rd party content creators (KnowB4, Udemy) and there are currently no connections with them.

Alternatives Considered

Coassemble, Skilljar Customer Education, LearnUpon and Docebo

Reasons for Switching to Absorb LMS

Absorb offered the most functionality for its price. It has not required major additional upsells to get the functionality we were looking for. Any other company either did not have key functionality, or cost more than Absorb to get the functionality we were looking for.

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