Accord LMS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Accord LMS

LMS solution for SMBs and extended enterprises

4.53/5 (46 reviews)

Accord LMS overview

What is 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.
www.accordlms.com

Pricing

Starting from
$295/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, Australia

Supported languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
Accord LMS screenshot: Learners stay up to date with Accord's intuitive Learner Dashboard featuring targeted announcements, training calendar, assigned courses, and other helpful featuresThe Accord Learner ExperienceAccord LMS screenshot: The Accord LMS Training Plan shows the learner exactly what they have been assigned and a quick view of their progressAccord LMS screenshot: Accord LMS engages learners with built-in learning communities and gamification features.  Leader boards show earned badges and activity points in team and organizational viewsAccord LMS screenshot: 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 pathsAccord LMS screenshot: Unlimited user roles allow hierarchical team management, unlimited learner types, distributed administration and other extended enterprise functionalityAccord LMS screenshot: Responsive design allows Accord LMS to work on all devicesAccord LMS screenshot: 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 LMSWelcome to the Accord LMS

Accord LMS user reviews

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Marie M.

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

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-09-18
Review Source: GetApp

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dale W.

Accord LMS: Flexible, Valuable and Reliable.

Reviewed 2016-06-17
Review Source: Software Advice

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Riyaz A.

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-15
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Candace G.

Review of Accord LMS

Reviewed 2015-08-03
Review Source: Software Advice

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lam N.

Good Value and Support Service

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-10-28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Accord provides good value for its cost and has responsive and friendly customer support.

Cons
Automatic reports could be improved so that they are cleaner in appearance and more customizable. Additionally, we are waiting for more features to control the user experience.

Response from Accord LMS


Thank you for the review Lam! Our team has enjoyed working with you as you consistently grow your learning programs with the Accord LMS.

Your Solutions Engineer is in the process of submitting a feature request on your behalf. We'll run it past the roadmap team and see what we can do. We're currently working on a number of exciting new features which we also think you'll like.

Thanks again! We appreciate your business.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Accord LMS pricing

Starting from
$295/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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For 200 active learners: $295 per month
For 500 active learners: $495 per month
For 1,000 active learners : $745 per month

Active Learners refer to users who utilize tracked training material during the billing period. Accord allows unlimited registered users who have full access to all other content and functionality at no additional cost.

*all plans are billed annually

Accord LMS features

API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Employee Profiles
Reporting/Analytics
Third Party Integrations

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Mobile Access (479 other apps)
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Self Service Portal (810 other apps)
Training Management (417 other apps)

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Additional information for Accord LMS

Key features of Accord LMS

  • Active directory integration
  • Automatic notifications
  • Live/video conferencing
  • Create & manage learning content
  • Content management
  • Customizable branding
  • Contextual reporting
  • eCommerce management
  • Unlimited portals
  • Employee profile
  • Self-service options
  • Enterprise applications
  • File management
  • Group calendars
  • One click access to entire learning history
  • Asynchronous & synchronous learning management
  • SharePoint connectors
  • Multi-language
  • Permission management
  • Real time reporting
  • Single sign on
  • Support for multiple third party plug-ins
  • Dashboard for learners and managers
  • Survey management
  • Classroom management
  • Blended learning
  • Content repository
  • Data import/export
  • Track and report time
  • Built-in course authoring
  • Certification management
  • .Net and RESTful API
  • Gamification
  • Role-based permissions
  • Learner communities for discussion
  • Self-enrollment
  • Cataloging
  • SCORM compliance
  • eLearning management
  • Enrollment management
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Benefits

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.