Compare Absorb LMS vs LearnDash

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comparison of Absorb LMS vs. LearnDash
based on data from user reviews. Absorb LMS rates 4.3/5 stars with 31 reviews. LearnDash rates 4.3/5 stars with 23 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
PRO
$329
Unlimited Site License
 
BASIC
$159
1-Site License
 
PLUS
$189
10-Site License
 
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
Absorb LMS
Free Trial
LearnDash
PRO
$329Unlimited Site License
BASIC
$1591-Site License
PLUS
$18910-Site License
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.6
8.6
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.5
7.9
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.8
8.0
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.8
8.1
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.6
8.6
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.6
8.7
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.1
8.9
Meets Requirements
Absorb LMS
8.6
LearnDash
8.6
Ease of Use
Absorb LMS
8.5
LearnDash
7.9
Ease of Setup
Absorb LMS
8.8
LearnDash
8.0
Ease of Admin
Absorb LMS
8.8
LearnDash
8.1
Quality of Support
Absorb LMS
8.6
LearnDash
8.6
Ease of Doing Business With
Absorb LMS
8.6
LearnDash
8.7
Product Direction (% positive)
Absorb LMS
8.1
LearnDash
8.9

Features

Platform Content
File Sharing
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Gamification
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Collaborative Learning
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
White-Labeling
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Content Library
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Assessments
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Grading
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Course Authoring
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Video Conferencing
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Course Authoring
Course Builder
Absorb LMS
10.0
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Role-Based Templates
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Assessments & Quizzes
Absorb LMS
8.1
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Instructor-Led Training
Absorb LMS
7.5
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Platform Additional Functionality
Cloud
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Mobility
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Messaging
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Course Delivery
Learning Paths
Absorb LMS
9.4
LearnDash
Not enough data available
24/7 Availability
Absorb LMS
9.7
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Communication & Notifications
Absorb LMS
8.9
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Assignment Scheduling
Absorb LMS
9.3
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Platform Data
Visualization
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Dashboard
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Reporting
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Course Management
Gamification
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Varied User Types
Absorb LMS
9.3
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Certifications
Absorb LMS
9.2
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Industry Compliance
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Platform
Customization
Absorb LMS
7.8
LearnDash
7.8
Integration APIs
Absorb LMS
9.2
LearnDash
8.9
Internationalization
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
8.7
User, Role, and Access Management
Absorb LMS
8.9
LearnDash
7.8
Performance and Reliability
Absorb LMS
9.6
LearnDash
8.8
Mobility
Absorb LMS
9.7
LearnDash
7.4
Reporting
Absorb LMS
8.3
LearnDash
7.0
Dashboards
Absorb LMS
7.8
LearnDash
7.2
LMS Marketplace
E-Commerce
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Course Marketplace
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Subscriptions
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Interface
White Labeling
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Multilingual
Absorb LMS
Not enough data available
LearnDash
Not enough data available
Training & eLearning
Assessments and Practice
Absorb LMS
8.0
LearnDash
9.0
Content Delivery and Tracking
Absorb LMS
9.3
LearnDash
8.5
Content Creation
Absorb LMS
8.1
LearnDash
6.7
Customer Training
Absorb LMS
9.7
LearnDash
8.1
Manager Portals
Absorb LMS
9.0
LearnDash
7.5
Content Storage and Management
Absorb LMS
9.3
LearnDash
8.0
Content Libraries
Absorb LMS
9.4
LearnDash
6.4

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
30.0%
87.0%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
40.0%
8.7%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
30.0%
4.3%
Absorb LMS
Small-Business
30.0%
Mid-Market
40.0%
Enterprise
30.0%
LearnDash
Small-Business
87.0%
Mid-Market
8.7%
Enterprise
4.3%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Professional Training & Coaching
6.5%
E-Learning
13.0%
 
Non-Profit Organization Management
6.5%
Professional Training & Coaching
8.7%
 
Insurance
6.5%
Marketing and Advertising
8.7%
 
Information Technology and Services
6.5%
Internet
8.7%
 
Health, Wellness and Fitness
6.5%
Information Technology and Services
8.7%
 
Other
67.7%
Other
52.2%
Absorb LMS
Professional Training & Coaching
6.5%
Non-Profit Organization Management
6.5%
Insurance
6.5%
Information Technology and Services
6.5%
Health, Wellness and Fitness
6.5%
Other
67.7%
LearnDash
E-Learning
13.0%
Professional Training & Coaching
8.7%
Marketing and Advertising
8.7%
Internet
8.7%
Information Technology and Services
8.7%
Other
52.2%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Bryan C.
Consultant in E-Learning

Lots of recent polls show that companies don't like their learning management system. The reason is that most LMS's are too complex, steep learning curve, not very flexible, often they have too many features that are not used. Absorb LMS has a good balance...

Brian H.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

One of the best things about LearnDash is how easy it is to start adding in your content. Yet it has all the options nicely laid out to configure the course just the way I wanted! Their support was also top notch to give help on their core features and...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Executive Sponsor

Some features within the administrative side of the software can be cumbersome to use. A few features take extra steps that seem unnecessary and slow admin users down. The use of filters to drill down in data exists but using them can feel cumbersome.

Agency in Internet

Not user friendly. you have to be familiar with wordpress and web master to manage it. A regular user can't use this system at all.

 
Absorb LMS
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Bryan C.
Consultant in E-Learning

Lots of recent polls show that companies don't like their learning management system. The reason is that most LMS's are too complex, steep learning curve, not very flexible, often they have too many features that are not used. Absorb LMS has a good balance...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Executive Sponsor

Some features within the administrative side of the software can be cumbersome to use. A few features take extra steps that seem unnecessary and slow admin users down. The use of filters to drill down in data exists but using them can feel cumbersome.

LearnDash
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Brian H.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

One of the best things about LearnDash is how easy it is to start adding in your content. Yet it has all the options nicely laid out to configure the course just the way I wanted! Their support was also top notch to give help on their core features and...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Agency in Internet

Not user friendly. you have to be familiar with wordpress and web master to manage it. A regular user can't use this system at all.

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Videos

 

The Kinaxis team knew they needed a learning management system (LMS) when tasked with building a learning and development organization from the ground up. They sought a flexible technology to empower their personal configurations, while still being easy to use and administer. Hear why the API, positive customer references, and overall value made Absorb stand apart.

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Absorb LMS

The Kinaxis team knew they needed a learning management system (LMS) when tasked with building a learning and development organization from the ground up. They sought a flexible technology to empower their personal configurations, while still being easy to use and administer. Hear why the API, positive customer references, and overall value made Absorb stand apart.

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