eSSential LMS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

eSSential LMS

The LMS you want, the partner you deserve.

4.6/5 (43 reviews)

eSSential LMS overview

What is eSSential LMS?

eSSential from eLogic is a Learning Management System designed to help learning and development teams manage training in their companies. Create, organize, broadcast, and track learning programs' performance.

Managers can organize users in customizable groups (departments, location, workflow, etc.) with appropriate level of access. The administrative dashboard provides managers with tools to monitor training performances and course catalog. Learning content is then assigned and delivered with goals setting & history tracking.

With Single Sign-On (SSO) and personalized interfaces, eSSential LMS is a learner-centric LMS. eSSential enables users to quickly launch assigned or at-the-ready training content, and also see what's most important to them via a drag-and-drop learner dashboard. Accessible on desktop, tablet, and a mobile app, eSSential LMS is designed to work on any device to improve learner engagement.
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Pricing

Starting from
$21000/year
Pricing options
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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eSSential LMS reviews

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Reece, Kristi

With no formal education or experience with an LMS, I was able to use this software quickly & easily

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-01-23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like that there are so many features. Most things that we have thought of could be completed using eLogic (with some modification if not a specific feature). Those include: 1. Capturing information in a survey in order to complete flight, ground transportation, and overnight rooming needs 2. Creating notifications that include links to resources and videos to welcome new employees 3. Compliance training with e-Signatures to eliminate manual tracking. 4. Multiple Themes so we can provide a site for company partner vendors to register for training sessions but not have access to proprietary content. 5. Content pages are limitless and we have the freedom to customize them anyway we like.

Cons
1. I do not like that when I make a mistake on the admin side, it can be difficult to fix and (can be) visible to end users. That may be all LMS platforms - I'm not sure. 2. Initially, and until very recently (January 2018), the user manual was difficult to navigate and glean the exact steps to take to complete an action. This has been updated and is MUCH improved. I would still like to see added to the manual - fixes for those mistakes I mentioned. 3. The 'stage' or 'sandbox' environment is ok. It is helpful to test a SCORM course, but we add so much so frequently that I find it difficult to keep it up to date enough to use in any other fashion.

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Sean McGinty

Best LMS I have ever managed!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-01-05
Review Source: Capterra

Recently switched to eLogic after 9 years with another vendor. The experience has been great. The only thing eLogic does better than building a great LMS manages the processes of implementation, launch, and continued support. I reviewed 100+ LMS platforms over the course of a three-year search for my company. I narrowed that down to 5 for my manager and I to review. We then cut it to 3 for our team to review together. We selected eLogic. It has been a year and we are very satisfied. We are in Phase 1 of our deployment and are only using about a third of the platform's functionality. As the primary admin, I can't wait to roll out everything to our learners I know they'll be happy with the work we put into their learning experience. In the end, I do not think this is a more robust LMS platform on the market for the price. I know there is no better support structure.

Pros
my favorite feature is the bulk loading of ILT

Cons
If had to be picky there are a lot of screens to go through from creating a class/course to having it ready to registration/use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

It has been a steep learning curve.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-30
Review Source: Capterra

We are getting done what we needed.

Pros
It is customizable which is nice. Having our training available 24/7 is great. The ability to start and stop the training works very well.

Cons
Help manual and help ticket system is ugly. We have been struggling to get mobile devices to work and they have not been very helpful. If you have issues with the software you use to create your training you are on your own. We first started with a software they recommended and when experienced a lot of problems we were told they could not help and perhaps we needed to change to something else. I got the feeling they partnered with the first software company and did not test it out. You must use Google Chrome even though it is suppose to be compatible with all systems. Any time you have an issue with IE or other system the answer to the problem is use Chrome.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Christopher Gumpper

Hard to Start Up- Great to Run

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-23
Review Source: Capterra

The software gave us a great way to interface with members of the public and from Community Health Organizations. We have a separate Learning Management System that was not an option for external users. Having this system to function with our External Partners was vital to our mission of protecting, maintaining, and improving the life of all Minnesotans.

Pros
The software is HIGHLY configurable. You can plug it into almost any business model (including complex ones like State Government) and make it work. Additionally I appreciate the ongoing improvements and stability. Even when eSSential's HQ was getting hit by a hurricane they took steps to ensure no interruption of service.

Cons
It takes a fair amount to get the configuration in place. They had an onboarding team who helped us set up the initial parts but it is difficult to take it to the next operational level. Because the system is so highly configurable, determining which configuration options are right for your organization takes time, and more than a few failed attempts.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ciara Daume

Overall the customer support we have received has been wonderful!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-01-23
Review Source: Capterra

A vehicle to deliver our learning packages, the ability to customize our own look and feel of the platform to meet our expectations as an organization, a high level of customer service.

Pros
The array of functionality it provides to our learners! We have never been able to provide a learning experience like we are now with the LMS.

Cons
Adapting the software to our needs has been a bit of a challenge. I believe this would occur no matter what software we were using. The learning curve of never using a LMS, and then to take our current systems/processes and apply them to how the software is built has required both parties to really think outside of the box. eLogic has been great to work with in terms of understanding our needs and trying to find the best solution for both our organization and theirs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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eSSential LMS pricing

Starting from
$21000/year
Pricing options
Subscription
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Please contact eLogic Learning for additional pricing information.

eSSential LMS features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Customizable Branding

Applicant Tracking (315 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (388 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (300 other apps)
Data Import/Export (292 other apps)
Employee Database (286 other apps)
Employee Management (351 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (250 other apps)
Employee Portal (253 other apps)
Employee Self Service (248 other apps)
Performance Management (244 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (261 other apps)
Recruitment Management (268 other apps)
Reminders (260 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (453 other apps)
Self Service Portal (326 other apps)
Third Party Integration (356 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for eSSential LMS

Key features of eSSential LMS

  • Course authoring
  • Customizable branding
  • Dashboard
  • Digital signature
  • Email notifications
  • Employee profile
  • Goal setting / tracking
  • History tracking
  • Learning management
  • Single Sign-On
  • Student management
  • Training management
  • User access controls
  • User activity monitoring
  • eCommerce integration
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Benefits

Customization : eSSential can be personalized and branded down to the individual user level and adapts to brand culture. Each audience (employees, customers, partners, etc.) can login into its own portal.

Administration: eSSential enables managers to create, define, and organize users and users groups with profiles and unlimited custom fields. They also have the ability to create unlimited ad hoc reports with 1,500+ report variations, or choose from numerous standard reports.

Mobile: eSSential works seamlessly on desktop and tablets with a modern and customizable user interface. Users can also complete training on their mobile devices through eLogic Learning's mobile app available in both the Google Play and iTunes stores.

Content Standards: eSSential is SCORM-certified and is an AICC & xAPI partner.