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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...

Northpass is the learning platform for mid-sized businesses seeking to create and scale learning to customers, partners and employees.

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

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Pricing

Starting from

8600

Per year

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

15000

Per year

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

260

5

4

3

2

1

162

82

8

5

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
94%
would recommend this app

4.8

24

5

4

3

2

1

20

4

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  • Customer support
100%
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

On top of the platform being just what we were looking for, the support team is just phenomenal and have continued to impress me with their dedication, care, and passion.
Anyone can quickly learn to build there own courses and there is an incredibly low barrier to entry. On top of the benefits from an Admin perspective, we LOVE how customizable Northpass is.
We like the flexibility and support that allow us to create programs that provide a great user experience.

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

For example, I pointed out a problem I was having and within 48 hours the problem was fixed. Plus I received an email noting such.
I have moved from another well known online education provider, after being dismayed about a number of things, not least of all, the fact that the product that hosted my courses, just did not work.
It is a little bit difficult to follow and use the reporting features of the system in some cases (not all).
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  • Last review9 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa year ago

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 Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • 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 Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • 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 integrations40
  • 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
  • Twitter/X
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud
  • Total integrations45
  • 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
  • Twitter/X
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud

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Thomas (TC) R.

Media Production, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Northpass

Great platform with unlimited possibilities

Reviewed 3 years ago

Northpass has been incredible to work with from an administrative perspective. Not only do they make account management easy, but are there to support us with every obstacle we face. Anyone can quickly learn to build there own courses and there is an incredibly low barrier to entry. On top of the benefits from an Admin perspective, we LOVE how customizable Northpass is. We have deployed LMS solutions to over 150 clients and each of them has different requirements and requests for their academy. Northpass' liquid template-based construction allows us to provide as much, or as little, customization as any client needs and easily create hundreds of unique LMS platforms with minimal work on our end.

Pros

The biggest pros to Northpass relate to their incredibly straight-forward platform with incredible support. We had a unique need in requiring hundreds of LMS accounts for various clients, but I would recommend Northpass to anyone looking to deploy an individual LMS or deploy them at scale. In addition to a very intuitive platform that enables you to be building your own courses within minutes, the incredible support team at Northpass is there to help you at every turn. You might not need it often because of the great platform, but always great to have incredible support, if it is needed!

Cons

There aren't many drawbacks to utilizing Northpass, but they are a smaller/younger company than some of the other big players in the LMS space. Some might view this as a disadvantage since they have less native integrations with other platforms, but I'd argue that it's actually an advantage. Northpass truly treats each customer as if they're the most important and we've personally seen that you just don't get service like that form some of the 'bigger names' in the space.

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Northpass

Great LMS and Customer Service

Reviewed 8 years ago

Short Version: As CEO of a startup online learning business, I highly recommend. Longer Version: We've looked at dozens of LMS options and were not satisfied. Then we found SchoolKeep. The flexibility, ease of use, available analytics and customization of SchoolKeep's LMS convinced us to move to their platform from another provider. Their team has proven to be very easy to work with, proactive and incredibly helpful, especially as we implemented several new features (like product bundling) to our site. No regrets and we've seen the analytics to back up our decision.

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Steven G.

E-Learning, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Northpass

We love Northpass and their absolutely INCREDIBLE team!

Reviewed 3 years ago

We've just gone through a migration of all of our systems to integrate with Salesforce; Northpass and their support team have made our transition to their LMS very smooth! We love the way they deliver our content and it's made it so much easier to create and delivery more and more complex course.

Pros

This is the best LMS software that I've found! We were able to put all of our courses in Northpass and we've never been happier with how our content is being delivered to our users. On top of the platform being just what we were looking for, the support team is just phenomenal and have continued to impress me with their dedication, care, and passion.

Cons

We've had some issues with being able to create email campaigns that are dripped out in a similar way/along with our course content.

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Sean L.

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Northpass

SchoolKeep has allowed us to scale new user onboarding while keeping the the team small

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Setting up our first course to train new users was fairly easy. One of the limitations our team had in mind when evaluating LMS options was that our central operations team would need to roll the new process out without any engineering help. Our scrappy 2 person (at the time) Host Success team was able to successfully pull that off and users have responded well. The structured way in which SchoolKeep allows us communicate learnings and marketplace guidelines has not only enabled us to keep up with increasing demand, but has also made a dramatic impact on team productivity and user engagement. We're able to onboard new users quicker than we ever have, without sacrificing the quality of the onboarding education and process.

Cons

No major cons from our point of view. We've had a few technical hiccups using some of the more advanced features, but the SchoolKeep team has been quick to look into those. As a startup ourselves, we definitely appreciate their support, willingness to listen to feedback and regular updates to the product.