Accord LMS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Accord LMS

LMS solution for SMBs and extended enterprises

4.58/5 (44 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.


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United States, Australia, Canada

Supported languages

English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Accord LMS reviews

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Marie McIntyre

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!

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.

Thus far, nothing to report

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dale Warner

Accord LMS: Flexible, Valuable and Reliable.

Reviewed 2016-06-17
Review Source: Software Advice

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.

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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Thomas Steele

Accord - Nearly there, but not quite

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-12
Review Source: Software Advice

We reviewed this LMS along with four other systems. Accord was very competitive with Cornerstone in many features, but lacked in some very important ways. One of the features we found lacking is the ability to book several classrooms at once in multiple offices and have them act as one event. We do a lot of firm wide instruction and need to be able to book one event in many locations. The people at Accord said they would work on that feature if we would pay for it. That was not acceptable.

Accord LMS is very easy to navigate. The look and feel is really nice and gives the appearance of a professional system. The reporting tools are good and allow a level of customization. Their sales guy we worked with was very good and fed us all the information we needed in a timely fashion.

The biggest deal-breaker for us was the inability to book many conference rooms across our firm for one single event. We loved the rest of the product.

Response from Rick Bruce

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for taking a few minutes to share your experience. I'm sorry that there was some confusion about our functionality. Our Instructor Led Training does support an unlimited number of sessions which can occur in many locations, physical or virtual, all at the same time.

It sounds like our team offered to do some custom development in order to customize the feature for your use. That's a service that we occasionally offer to help customers with unique needs, but it's very seldom needed due to the standard functionality of our system.

Accord's enterprise customers benefit from unlimited custom portals, unlimited distributed administration, and time-saving automation. Our features are very competitive with other enterprise level systems at a fraction of the cost. If our team can be of assistance in the future, please contact us.

Best Wishes,

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Candace Girard

Review of Accord LMS

Reviewed 2015-08-03
Review Source: Software Advice

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).

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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Erin Gillaspy

I am impressed with Accord's robust LMS

Reviewed 2016-05-25
Review Source: Software Advice

We are still in the implementation phase with Accord and the support has been top-notch. Accord offers many features at a very reasonable cost. The Accord system included everything we were looking for in the way of features such as branding and customization capability, ease of administration, certification tracking, ILT support, virtual classroom, extended enterprise capability, a strong compliance aspect, resource upload ease, a community aspect, gamification and so much more--right out of the box! After months of research, and several months of actually using the Accord system, I would highly recommend Accord to any company looking to implement a new Learning Management System.

So far there have been no dislikes. Both sales and support have been extremely responsive to our needs. We are a small company with rapid growth and needed a company that could keep up with our growth. Accord has been able to do that.

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Accord LMS pricing

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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

Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Real Time Reporting
Third Party Integration

Activity Tracking (255 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (303 other apps)
Employee Database (274 other apps)
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Employee Onboarding (241 other apps)
Performance Management (229 other apps)
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Reminders (257 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (431 other apps)
Self Service Portal (302 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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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.