Our Top Picks

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Absorb LMS
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Blended learning

Absorb LMS is a customizable software package that gives organizations the flexibility they need to develop successful training programs. The software enables users to upload multimedia content, which helps keep learners engaged and increases information retention. With Absorb LMS, users also have the ability to create custom reports and share them with executives, training professionals, and department managers, ensuring everyone is on the same page when it comes to employee training. Absorb LMS even makes it possible to customize the training experience for different users; for example, it's possible to deploy custom training content based on employee location or department assignment.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Built-in features to increase retention of information shared during training
  • E-signatures to streamline the process of documenting training completion

Cons

  • No course-management features

Summary

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Absorb LMS
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Course Management
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Blended learning
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Bridge Software
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Course management

Bridge is a learning management system designed to help users increase engagement and keep track of everything involved in running a successful training program. Simple course-authoring tools make it easy to create new content or convert content from another LMS or training software. Bridge also has benefits for employees, such as the convenience of accessing required training content on a mobile device. Employees receive feedback immediately, reinforcing new concepts and increasing confidence, which may lead to increased job satisfaction and overall engagement. Additional features include detailed reports, third-party integrations, and the ability to manage blended-learning programs, making it easier to track training completion and enroll employees in new courses.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Integrates with ADP, Kronos, and other popular HR information systems
  • Offers video role-playing tools to help employees learn new skills

Cons

  • No training simulations available

Summary

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Bridge Software
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Course Management
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Course management
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Docebo LMS
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Reports

Docebo LMS is designed to help organizations ensure they have well-trained employees capable of meeting new challenges. Robust course-creation tools make it possible to create user-friendly training pages, customized menus, and branded training portals, ensuring employees have access to the tools they need to learn effectively. Customizable reports give admin users the information they need to make decisions and determine whether new programs are successful, and personal learning paths make it easier to customize training content based on each user's skill level. Additional features include simulations, a custom user portal, and the ability to administer blended-learning programs with the software.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Social-learning tools make it possible to deliver team training online
  • Gamification features keep trainees engaged

Cons

  • Pricing varies based on the number of active monthly users

Summary

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Docebo LMS
  • Starting Price
    • $1
    • 600/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Course Management
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Reports
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SAP Litmos Software
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Simulations

SAP Litmos is designed to help enterprises meet the learning needs of their employees. One of the key features of SAP Litmos is that it's available 24/7 on any device, from a desktop computer to a smartphone, making it easier for employees to fulfill their training requirements. Because SAP is designed for enterprise use, it integrates with many popular HR information systems, ERP systems, and CRM tools, giving users access to additional features. To increase engagement and motivate employees to reach their goals, the software awards points and badges for participating in training activities, provides immediate feedback, and makes it easier for trainers to determine if employees have unmet learning needs.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Integrates training with performance management
  • Trainers can track every answer submitted, not just final assessment scores

Cons

  • Designed for larger enterprises, not small firms

Summary

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SAP Litmos Software
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-day trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Course Management
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Simulations
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Tovuti
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Online, phone during business hours
  • Course management

Tovuti LMS has several administrative tools to help users save time and increase their efficiency. For example, the analytics dashboard offers a high-level view of training performance throughout the organization. Tovuti also has a report builder, giving trainers the flexibility they need to develop custom reports related to individual learner performance and attendance at training events. With the Pro plan, users can integrate their Tovuti software with thousands of third-party applications, offering access to additional HR management capabilities. Because Tovuti is a "white-label" software, it can easily be customized with a firm's logo and color scheme; custom URLs are also available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Open API and single sign-on capabilities available
  • Unlimited number of courses and lessons to ensure employees have as many opportunities as possible to learn new skills

Cons

  • Training simulations not available

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Course Management
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Online, phone during business hours
  • Course management

How We Chose the Best Employee Training Software

Many vendors offer employee training portals or complete learning management systems, all of which have varying features and price points. With so many software packages available, it's difficult to determine which one has the best combination of features at the most affordable price. We evaluated each package based on the availability of employee training features, software integrations, and detailed reports.

Employee Training Features

A successful training program has many components, including relevant training content, reliable assessments, and the ability for trainees to provide feedback to improve future training sessions. Keeping track of everything manually can be cumbersome, so we looked for employee training software with a wide range of features, including user portals, course-management tools, and the ability to manage blended-learning programs.

Integrations

The best software makes it easy to access additional features by integrating with other tools. We looked for employee training software that offers as many integration options as possible.

Reports

Detailed reports make it easier for managers to make decisions. That's why we looked for employee training software capable of producing a variety of detailed reports. These reports make it possible to track things like the overall number of trainings completed, the average number of participants per session, and the average feedback score for each trainer.