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Overview

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Absorb Software is an AI-powered learning management system (LMS) engineered to drive business productivity and deliver a...

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Forma LMS is an open-source eLearning platform designed to help businesses provide corporate training related to talent management,...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
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  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
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  • Web-based
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  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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User reviews

4.5

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5

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  • Customer support
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4.6

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would recommend this app

Pros

Absorb has been great to learn, the customer support team and CRM's are amazing to work with. They are always willing to help achieve overall success for Admin and learners.
Their customer service is by far THE BEST customer service I have ever received working with any other company. They are fast, responsive and always willing to help me out.
Great looking site design and flawless implementation. Amazing pricing and good product support.

Pros

Another great feature that I find very useful is the ability to create and manage user groups. This makes it easy to assign courses and track the progress of learners.
Its awesome and worth satisfying. The Forma LMS is the best LMS solutioning in the market.
Overall, my experience with Forma LMS is awesome. This is a great solution for learning management and the reporting feature is very useful.

Cons

Again we were really disappointed about the department/sub-department functionality. So if you are using Absorb for multiple clients not just internally then beware.
Thus, whenever you update a course, you will have to re-enroll all users. It has limited assessment options.
Resources don't have a thumbnail- makes them look empty/incomplete. No place for text on the home dashboard.

Cons

It's hard to pinpoint anything that I would dislike about Forma LMS.
I don’t have any definite aspect that I can describe as a flaw.
There is no aspect that I can term daunting to utilize on this platform.
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Key features

  • Total features124
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Activity Tracking
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audio/Video Conferencing
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Bite-Sized Learning
  • 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
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Extended Enterprise Learning
  • Feedback Management
  • For Hospitality Industry
  • For Nonprofits
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • 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-Service Content Curation
  • Self-paced Learning
  • 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
  • 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
  • Total features69
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Activity Tracking
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audio/Video Conferencing
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Bite-Sized Learning
  • 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
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Extended Enterprise Learning
  • Feedback Management
  • For Hospitality Industry
  • For Nonprofits
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • 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-Service Content Curation
  • Self-paced Learning
  • 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
  • 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

Integrations

  • Total integrations41
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Workable
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud
  • Total integrations5
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Workable
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud

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Machinery, 1,001-5,000 employees

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Absorb LMS: A Great Learning Management Solution for Everyone

Reviewed 3 months ago
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Everyone should adopt Absorb LMS because it is a reliable learning management system. I like simplicity of the features of Absorb LMS.

Cons

Absorb LMS meets our needs. No flaws about Absorb LMS.

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Tushar J.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Absorb LMS: Great LMS

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

The Absorb LMS is the most interactive platform for online learning. Lots of courses on the particular technologies are easily available. Offers challenging and productive Assessment and Quizzes. Content management and storage are done easily on Absorb LMS.

Cons

There's nothing to dislike about Absorb LMS. It is efficient and widely used LMS. Customer service are highly interactive and gives resolution properly.

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Craig M.

Management Consulting,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Absorb LMS - Flexible and User-Friendly

Reviewed 10 years ago
Pros

We have been using Absorb LMS for 4+ years. The product is excellent and the Absorb team is very cooperative in working with us to customize the LMS for our unique needs. It has evolved into a collaborative partnership, rather than a typical vendor-client relationship. We have users around the world, and the user-side LMS has proven to be stable and easy to use. The admin-side has a wide range of features, and it is relatively easy for people to learn the basics. We use the LMS to deliver classroom courses, e-learning and bundles. We have established special access roles for instructors which has streamlined operations. Absorb is releasing a major upgrade which we are testing. The upgrade adds great features, and we are eager to migrate to the new version.

Cons

We provide our clients with very specific project tracking and reporting functions that have become part of our competitive advantage. These functions go beyond the capabilities of the Absorb LMS and the needs of typical LMS users. We have had to develop customized modules that import data from the LMS.

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Reviewed 10 years ago

The Absorb LMS is a streamlined LMS that functions as an LMS should, it handles transcripts, self-paced courses, ILTs and assessments. The platform is HTML5 compatible and works great on a MAC and tablet devices. We chose the Absorb LMS because we needed a great LMS, not an LMS that tried to be six other things at once. The development and support teams are responsive and willing to work to improve the product as needed.

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Payal J.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Absorb LMS: Make Your Online Learning Interactive

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Absorb LMS has the excellent customer support. Integration with PowerBi is easy. Training and reporting are boosted with the help of Absorb LMS through automation.

Cons

I haven't find anything to dislike about Absorb LMS. Wherever I was having difficulties the customer support provides excellent solutions.

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Alina M.

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This is a great product, you will not be dissappointed.

Reviewed 16 years ago

This is a great product, you will not be dissappointed.

Pros

Very intutive and user friendly. Simple LMS - not one of these huges systems where you don't use the majority of the features. Cost effective. Very easy to train staff on. Doesn't require an entire technical team to mantain the LMS.

Cons

I don't really have any. This LMS works perfectly for our needs.

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Ofra I.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Absorb LMS

Amazing customer support and guidance

Reviewed 2 years ago

The Absorb team, [SENSITIVE CONTENT] in particular, are all very professional and a pleasure to work with! Always available to answer questions and provide beneficial feedback.

Pros

The LMS is very intuitive and easy to navigate.

Cons

Can't import zoom attendance report, has to be manually tracked.

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Valerie S.

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I highly recommend Blatant Media's Absorb LMS.

Reviewed 15 years ago

I highly recommend Blatant Media's Absorb LMS.

Pros

Very friendly and responsive company.

Cons

I can't think of anything

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Accounting, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Reviewed 5 years ago

The best and easy to use LMS

Pros

Administration of this Learning Management system require some learning, but after that everything works like charm.

Cons

Some learning required but this is normal, and I don’t complain.

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Sergey P.

Design, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Absorb LMS

Our client and we have demoed this solution.

Reviewed 6 years ago

Good option as LMS for medium sized business.

Pros

This software has beautiful interface and "just right" set of features. We were impressed by it as well as our client. They also have authoring tool - very easy to use and nice interface.

Cons

We had long discussions but our client opted for another, free solution. So perhaps, the fact that this software is not free makes it a bit uninteresting for companies that need "cheap and dirty" solution.

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Tim Y.

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Absorb LMS

Simple & Powerful LMS

Reviewed 13 years ago

I recommend this LMS system and recommend you host it with Blatant, because you'll receive new system updates immediately.

Pros

Excellent LMS system. Built clean and simple, works clean and simple. This LMS is typically faster than most and is very user friendly. The admin side is also self explanatory and has amazing reporting functions. Many other tools and functions to use that I couldn't find in other LMS systems. Blatant's support is fast and helpful.

Cons

When registering users into separate departments, the enrollment key buttons have a small "cookie" issue. E-commerce system puts a charge on the course as a whole and can't be applied to just the CME certificate. This can be a little trouble some if your offering free content with an option to purchase the certificate.

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Chris R.

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Absorb LMS

Reviewed 8 years ago

Absrob LMS is a great tool that is easy to use, has a great variety of course options and is right at the forefront of development in LMS technology

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sherrie n.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Absorb LMS

LMS Training system

Reviewed 3 months ago

This LMS system is very user friendly, and the buy in from your team is great. I looked at UKG LMS and it isn't as user friendly as Absorb

Pros

Ease of use, and user friendly. Layout is self explanatory

Cons

Limitations, and time for certain updates to come out

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Joelene B.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Absorb LMS

Works as expected

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

The user interface is nice and modern looking. It is an effective LMS tool.

Cons

The user experience is sometimes lacking. The navigation between courses can feel a bit clunky at times.

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Ravena R.

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Absorb LMS

An LMS Worth Buying

Reviewed 9 years ago

We have just migrated to Absorb LMS and it has been nothing but positive. This robust LMS not only meets our needs, but exceeds the needs of our organization. With Absorb, LMS administration is quick and easy. When we need support, Absorb customer service is quick to respond with a suitable solution.

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Charles H.

Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Absorb LMS

Reliable LMS

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

Reliable LMS. The continual enhancements that continue to improve the Admin and the Learner experience.

Cons

Difficult experience a few years ago with the Professional Services team. Since that time, they have addressed the BI tool challenges that we identified to the PS team.

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Eric M.

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Absorb LMS

LMS 2.0

Reviewed 13 years ago

A great LMS choice for businesses of all sizes. Ideal for separating internal and external facing courses. Absorb is a new generation of LMS, light and agile, with all the features you actually use.

Pros

> Custom Admin Roles / Levels > Custom, HTML Email > Easy SCORM Course Loading > Beautiful Learner Interface > Rackspace Hosting > Custom Reporting with Subscribing > Amazing Pricing > Full API > Integration with SalesForce.com

Cons

> Need Custom Site for Viewing on iPad (although, the site is awesome) > Email support sometimes slow, but always thorough

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Mark G.

Oil & Energy, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Making My Life Easier

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

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Eric D.

Professional Training & Coaching, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Absorb is a Game Changer for Any Learning/Training Usecase

Reviewed 7 months ago

Loving every minute of our Absorb experience. We are beyond happy with our decision and as we hit the almost 1-year point, we know this is the home for our training content for years to come!

Pros

Absorb is an amazing powerful LMS, but is amazingly easy to use as well. The dashboard customization, course settings, and user management are straightforward and impactful. And if you get some of the add-ons, you won't ever think of switching to another LMS!

Cons

For our specific use case (recurring training vs one and done or certificate renewal), the out-of-the-box reports don't allow us easy visibility into individual chapter completions. It focuses more on course completion

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Jesse L.

Printing, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Absorb Experience

Reviewed 3 months ago

I enjoy Absorb and their commitment to evolving every day. The ideas portal is fantastic and they show what they are working on.

Pros

It has most features that are out in the LMS world and their customer service is great!

Cons

The 3rd party content provider integration. It takes too much time to make course edits and syncing is over a week, not instantly.

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Jack M.

Computer Software,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Highly Recommend

Reviewed 10 years ago
Pros

Its all about customization for us and our clients, and Absorb says "yes" when other platforms say "no."

Cons

Nothing bad to say here, as far as overall satisfaction goes. It's a progressive LMS that is becoming the frontrunner.

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Dustin R.

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Superb LMS. Highly Recommend.

Reviewed 12 years ago

We have a yearly software review policy at our company to evaluate the UI, cost, usability, etc. During this review we evaluate other LMS providers and yet none of them even come close to superb quality of Absorb. We highly recommend them!

Pros

We moved from a home grown LMS/CRM system and went shopping for many different LMS providers. After evaluating over 25+ of the top LMS's and talking to LMS Consultants, we happily purchased Absorb. The main reasons for us ws that they are on a CDN (Content Delivery Network), They work with us on customization, they have a great support team, and the ability for us to have self enrollment based on an enrollment key.

Cons

As of the date of this review, parts of our system are still Adobe Flash based. They are working on HTML5 based system in the very near future.

Vendor response

Thanks for the review - and as promised: HTML5 version is live!

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Adrianne H.

Medical Practice,

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent LMS!

Reviewed 10 years ago
Pros

The LMS is flexible and scalable. Our large, complex institution is using the LMS to deliver training to employees, students, and volunteers. The product is fully supported on multiple browsers, and the user interface scales beautifully on tablets and phones. Administrators with access to create training are finding it generally easier to use than our previous LMS systems. Updates are frequent and regularly scheduled, and the vendor is open to ideas for improvements.

Cons

My only concerns have been related to the process for suggesting improvements and getting them approved and implemented. The vendor's development team is small, so some improvements take a while to implement.

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Steven P.

Public Safety, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy to Absord

Reviewed 3 months ago

It's been great the two months I have been using it.

Pros

The majority of the features are very intuitive to utilize, and our Rep [sensitive content hidden] is amazing with the level of support she offers.

Cons

I think a few features are missing that other LMS systems, like post-hiring day enrollments not tied to another course.

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Edna H.

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Absorb LMS

I have and will continue to recommend Absorb LMS. The system is user friendly.

Reviewed 15 years ago

I have and will continue to recommend Absorb LMS. The system is user friendly.

Pros

The ease of using the product, which includes reporting features, and enrollment key set up and also being open to adding new features if possible. Customer service support has improved in many ways, such as introducing one key contact for business inquires, indicating the response guidelines and setting up webinar training sessions by scheduling as meetings.

Cons

No cons as any of the suggestions that have been put forward as additions/improvements have been listened to and this is beneficial as one suggestion from one customer may be beneficial to another customer.

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Valarie V.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Forma LMS

Intuitive Learning Platform and Easy to Use.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Forma LMS provide unique learning experience and the capabilities are more productive and the coordination for the teams is excellent.

Pros

Forma LMS content creation and the learning content management capabilities are quite reliable and the collaboration through Forma LMS is the best. Forma LMS reporting tools are stable and file sharing ability and the content integration is amazing and the easy on getting valuable data insights across other learning systems through Forma LMS is incredible.

Cons

Dislike on Forma LMS there was nothing since even the deployment was easy and smooth through the help from Forma LMS technical team.

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beta k.

Animation, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Forma LMS

Free LMS with lots of features

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

LMS is quite a complex software and that's why most LMS software is offered as SAS, but Forma LMS came as free open source, no ads or annoying popups.Even though this is free software, Forma LMS gives us lots of features more than most of us need. And as an open source software, you can customize it as needed or buy an add-on to support this project.Forma LMS is best used for internal webinar/training.

Cons

Forma LMS has lots of features but unfortunately, the website itself lacks of detailed documentation, and there is no video tutorials.Also, I wish someday they created a modern and clean interface.

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Ronnie B.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Forma LMS

Synchronous and Asynchronous Corporate Learning Tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

Managing and tracking learning materials.

Pros

Forma LMS enhances learning interactive by allowing users to collaborate while learning.

Cons

I have zero drawbacks associated to Forma LMS at this moment.

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Arianna T.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Forma LMS

Certification and very easy Learning Solution.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Best and comprehensive learning platform and the most effect content creation tool with powerful reporting features.

Pros

Forma LMS creates an excellent and effective learning environment and perfect collaboration and easy data analytics creation. The content management through Forma LMS and generating reports is also simple and the ability to categorise document is fantastic and the management of courses using Forma LMS is the best experience.

Cons

None for the moment, Forma LMS is easy to maintain and the training is very effective with short learning curve.

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Samuel O.

Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Forma LMS

MY Overall Experience with Forma LMS

Reviewed 2 years ago

Managing learning materials and enhancing corporate training as well as certification tracking in one place.

Pros

Forma LMS offers built-in learning management system tools that accelerated implementation.

Cons

All the LMS tools are handy and easy to use without outsourcing support.

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Mohammad A.

Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Forma LMS

A Good Open Source E-Learning Platform

Reviewed 2 years ago

I can't say Forma LMS is bad. It is good because it has some good features but in 2022 there are so many amazing LMS Tools are available.

Pros

Forma LMS has some advanced features which are very essential to manage a E-Learning platform. If you are trying to sell online courses with control panel Forma LMS can help you.

Cons

The user interface and user experience need huge development. This is not an user friendly tool to use at all.

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Hello Mohammad, thanks for your review, I don't know what version you are using but we improved our usability and our interface a lot, you might want to give it a further look.

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Cindy F.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Forma LMS

Effective Learning Platform.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Forma LMS overall learning experience and services quality is very effective and productive content management solution.

Pros

Forma LMS has simple features and easy to navigate across the entire dashboard and effective solution for perfect learning content creation and functional reporting features. Project data management and the collaboration through Forma LMS is excellent and data analytics provided are valuable.

Cons

No issues from Forma LMS functionalities and the training when getting started was very easy.

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Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Forma LMS

Highly scalable open-source LMS.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Forma LMS is an excellent LMS. The stocked features make management of course paths a breeze. I have been able to produce several courses for new interns in my department with great ease.

Pros

The open source LMS is free! You can manage your multimedia and html pages from a central location. It automatically generates verifiable certificates upon completion of a course. Plenty of configurations and automation to make your courses as engaging as possible.

Cons

I had a had time fully understanding how Forma LMS work but this was solved with time.

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Amanda D.

Hospitality, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Forma LMS Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

Managing teaching and training online.

Pros

Ever since I started using Forma LMS it has always been effective to manage training materials from HTML pages to scorm multimedia.

Cons

It was a challenge to integrate Forma LMS with Zoom Video Webinars, but vendor success team offered support.

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Palla S.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Forma LMS

A Dynamic Tool for Developing Effective E-Learning Programs

Reviewed a year ago

The creation tool that allows users to create engaging and interactive e-learning content. The platform's mobile compatibility ensures that learners can access the content on the go, making it more convenient for them to complete their courses. The mobile support is seamless and responsive, allowing for a smooth transition from desktop to mobile devices. The platform's ability to create mobile-friendly content is especially important for organizations with remote or distributed workforces. Overall, Forma LMS's course creation and mobile support capabilities make it a valuable learning technology platform for organizations looking to develop effective e-learning programs.

Pros

Open-source platform: Forma LMS is an open-source platform, which means that it can be customized and extended according to the unique needs of an organization.User-friendly interface: Forma LMS has a user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate, making it accessible to users with varying levels of technical expertise.Multi-language support: Forma LMS supports multiple languages, which is essential for organizations operating in global markets.

Cons

Limited third-party integrations: While Forma LMS offers a range of features, it has limited third-party integrations. This can be a disadvantage for organizations that rely on specific tools or services that are not supported by the platform.Steep learning curve for customization: While Forma LMS is a user-friendly platform, customization of the platform can be challenging for those who lack technical expertise.

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Marilena C.

Management Consulting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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We use Forma Lms for several years, the experience is very satisfactory.

Reviewed 6 years ago

I was able to develop the online training business in my company, with great satisfaction!

Pros

Forma Lms is simple, intuitive and designed for the corporate world so much more practical and intuitive to use than other open source LMS designed for the academic world. The new responsive version responds to a need that we have been waiting for a long time. Now we hope that developers continue to optimize the project more and more by following the suggestions of users who use the LMS daily

Cons

More things I like about those I do not like about Forma Lms. The exchange of ideas with the team of developers in the forum is very active and above all reactive so even things that do not work now are always resolved within a reasonable time.

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Thank you Marilena, your review makes us very proud of our product! The best part of the review is that thanks to Forma you could develop your business, that's one of the core reasons behind our project: the idea that if many people benefit from it, we'll benefit too. We will always do our best to improve Forma every day: stay tuned, important news are coming fast!

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Ridwan A.

Human Resources, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Forma LMS

A great, professional looking, open source, option perfect for establishing a no cost LMS

Reviewed 3 years ago

Forma LMS helped me to launch a low cost, professional looking and easy to use LMS. My audience loved it too as they can dive right in without crossing a complex learning path.

Pros

I was trying out different LMS solutions in the market. I tried several paid options which are mostly out of my league just to get the taste of the current innovations in LMS. Then I came back to the real world and started test riding all the open source options. My 1st test was with Moodle as it was the go to option recommended by most websites. I didn't like Moodle's interface. It has a ton of options...

Cons

Certification Module is very irritating. You have trial so many times to get your working certificate template. And it is broken if you use any PHP version later than 7.0. Another thing is the exam module. No doubt its very powerful. But powerful doesn't mean the UI have to look complex.

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Hi Ridwan, thanks for your excellent review. Version 3 will be out in a few weeks, with added support for php 7.4 I will report your comments on the certificates and on the exam module to the UX team.

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Nikhil R.

Marketing and Advertising, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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