Yes. You can set up Administrators from your sales, product or professional services teams. They can invite your customers, partners, distributors within the LMS and then can invite learners and start distributing courses. If you want to track completion you can do that or simply focus on distributing your courses. With Abara Enterprise LMS, you can have separate portals for training your employees and separate portals for customer/partner/distributor training. One can be managed by your HR/Training or L&D teams and the other portal can be managed by your teams that are responsible for customer/partner or distributor training.
We have mixed feelings about this. Feel free to evaluate our system, but we think our system is more tailored toward corporate training and/or training companies. While the system could be used to deliver learning to your students, we feel the system may need to be customized quite a bit to fit into the mold of a Moodle or a Canvas, etc. It is possible, we may produce a variant of our LMS for the academic space in the future. But currently, Abara and its road-map is tailored for the corporate training space. Feel free to get in touch with us in case you feel the system works for you.
Yes. We have a 24/7 support mechanism in place. Phone support hours are limited to between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST. Standard support tickets can be raised anytime, and our team will respond to you at the earliest. Our typical response time is:
- Critical issues: 1 to 2 hours
- Major issues: 5 hours
Non-urgent issues: One business day
Yes. Whether you are using an enterprise LMS or an open source system, our professional services team can help you transition from your existing system to Abara. Our system has APIs that help you connect to existing systems. Alternatively, we can have our database team plan the transition from your existing system, and give you the ability to upload your legacy data and reports and make it visible. Some customization may be required to display reports from your existing system.
- It is a modern LMS built for a mobile-first world.
- It focusses on user experience and not just adding in a meaningless list of features.
- It is extremely simple to use, and administrators and learners love using it. Using your LMS should be fun and not stressful.
- It is a cloud-based LMS and is SaaS ready. Get started almost instantly, and avoid long set up and configuration phases.
- It is an ideal LMS for corporates and training companies. Whether you want to train your employees and/or your extended enterprise, the multi-portal architecture allows you to have separate portals of each set. If you are a training company with a need for multiple portals for corporate clients, the system allows you to do that seamlessly.
Yes. Abara is hosted and architected around the Amazon AWS cloud hosting platform. We can offer high-volume servers setup for any usage pattern, whether you want 2,000 active users per month or 10,000 active users. For usage above 1,000 active users per month, we set up a dedicated server tailored to your usage patterns and performance expectations.
The core features of the ready-to-go system and the enterprise system are the same—with a few key differences. You will need an enterprise system in the following circumstances:
- If you need the LMS to go live before August 2016: Please contact our sales team to get an enterprise version of Abara set up. The ready-to-go SaaS plans are available from August 2016.
- If you need to set up a multi-portal system: The ready-to-go SaaS pricing will allow you to set up a standard single portal, and training your employees, customers, or partners, or even use the portal to sell your courses to your customers.
- If you need any specific customization which is not possible since it is a SaaS system: All core functionality is the same for all portals on the SaaS platform.
- If you have specific hosting requirements: Specific hosting requirements include the need for a specific high-concurrency server due to high load, server location in a specific region, etc.
If you wish to pay via wire transfer, etc.: Ready-to-go SaaS plans require an active credit card month-on-month for payments. (Annual payment is also possible.) Enterprise plans are annual license plans. You will still need to pay via credit card on a month-on-month basis for additional active users that log in.
As of now, we need you to sign up for a minimum of 1 year once you complete your trial.
From August 2016, you can add your credit card details and pay on a monthly basis. After August 2016, you can cancel your subscription before the next billing cycle.
Simply add your name and email ID, and set up the name of the portal that you want, and you will have a separate portal with its own unique URL instantly. You can start adding administrators, managers, and learners right away, and also add courses and deliver them immediately. Please contact our sales team before the 30-day trial expires. At present, automated payment via credit card is not available (but will be available in August 2016).
Yes. Abara makes it easy to upload courses, set prices for courses, offer pricing discounts, and invite your customers to buy your courses and take them. You can distribute your courses and manage licensing of these courses, and view reports on how your courses are selling. Abara can be integrated with your Website as well (in case you choose to sell off your Website), or you can use the internal ecommerce engine to sell courses from the LMS itself.
Yes. You can set up administrators from your L&D, HR, or Training team. Set up your company’s hierarchy (departments, etc.), add managers and learners, upload courses, and start distributing courses to your employees, and start tracking completion rates and scores. Whether you are rolling out induction training, compliance courses, soft skill courses, or sales training, Abara is ideal to train your employees via eLearning or mLearning courses.
Each portal within Abara has its own unique URL (clientname.abaralms.com). Each portal can be branded with its own logo, color scheme, and URL. Each portal can have multiple administrators, managers, instructors, and learners.
The enterprise version of our LMS allows companies to create separate portals on the same system.
Registered users are all users within the system, whether they log into the system or not. There are no limits to the number of registered users in our LMS. The pricing is based on active users. So, you only pay for those users who log into the system per month rather than inactive users. For example, if your usage pattern is around 500 users, then a 500 Active User Plan will work for you. You could have 5,000 or 10,000 registered users in the system. But, as long as no more than 500 users log into the system, you are perfectly fine. It is an intelligent way to only pay based on usage patterns rather than pay for every learner within your system.
An ‘active user’ is a user who signs onto the LMS during a particular billing period (in our case, a month). When a user becomes active for a billing period, they can log in any number of times after that billing period. For example, if you have signed up for a 500 Active User Plan, that means 500 unique users can log into the system during the month before additional charges apply for users more than 500. Typically, a charge of $2 USD will apply per month for users above the number of users in your plan. So, if you pay $750 USD for a 500 Active User Plan, and if 525 unique users sign up that month, then your bill for that month would be an additional $50 USD.
An LMS is a learning portal—or an online learning platform—meant to automate the delivery of eLearning and mobile learning courses to learners. To put it simply, add users, add courses, and assign courses to learners, and view reports of completion, test scores, certificates, and analytics data. Corporate clients use an LMS to ensure anytime, anywhere delivery of eLearning courses to their employees, customers and partners. Training companies create eLearning courses and distribute it to their customers who are either learners who want to subscribe to their courses or to corporate customers who want their employees trained.