About Acorn

Acorn is a cloud-based learning management solution designed to help businesses handle corporate training for employees. The platform comes with white-label capabilities, which allow organizations to personalize the interface using custom logo, colors and themes. Acorn includes a performance management module, which enables employers to manage the entire employee lifecycle, including recruitment, onboarding, induction and development. It offers a host of features such as certifications, reports, customizable rules, courses catalog, feedback and assessment, custom email notifications, resources library, approval workflows, gamification and more. Additionally, employees can track progress across courses, view content and get rewarded for completing assignments. Acorn allows users to filter assigned tasks and view upcoming/enrolled courses via a built-in calendar functionality. It supports integration with various third-party applications such as LinkedIn, Oracle, Microsoft Active Directory, Skillsoft, Xero and more. It offers monthly subscription plans and support is extended via email, documentation and other online measures.
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Acorn pricing

Acorn does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

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Free Version:
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Free trial:
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Acorn Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.8
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.8
5 reviews of 21 View all reviews
Adrian C.
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 22/06/2020

Amazing tool and support!

Amazing tool & service! It was difficult sifting through the seemingly dozens of LMS platforms out there - we must have done a demo with at least 6 or 7. Acorn impressed us with how easy-to-use it appeared, and we've not been disappointed in our decision. Their support is incredible, and helps being in the same timezone (lots of others were either US or UK office hours which wasn't very convenient for us).

Pros

Onboarding was as painless as could be expected. Reporting is simple but comprehensive, and the local support has been amazing at answering any of our questions.

Cons

No real negatives from my side except maybe a larger content library, but I know this is on the roadmap and being built currently. Plus integrations with content providers mean there's lots available.

Alternatives Considered

Absorb LMS, Simplify LMS, Docebo and SAP Litmos

Reasons for Switching to Acorn

Ease of use, responsive local support
Melinda V.
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 01/07/2020

Set up of new Acorn system

We needed a system that could have multiple tenancies which we have achieved that function in different ways. This has allowed us to have our internal training for staff and contractors separate from our external training that is a revenue line for the business.

Pros

The platform has been easy to set up with the support of the Pursuit Technology developer. The course set up structure is also easy to use.

Cons

There is no option to have a course changed from self-enrolment to admin enrolment only. There is limited functionality to choose different selections in setting up cohorts to use fields not equal to. The set up of new users is clunky with having to upload the whole user dataset again as we don't have a HR system to draw the data from. The other issue is the inability to change the home page to feature the elements we want to have eg a blog.

Alternatives Considered

iSpring Learn, Thinkific and SAP Litmos

Reasons for Choosing Acorn

Many reasons including cost of the platform, functionality, multiple tenancies.

Switched From

Totara Learn

Reasons for Switching to Acorn

The ability to have multiple tenancies, the look and feel of the system and the cost.
Christina R.
  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 27/07/2021

How I feel about acorns

I used the free trial but I will not pay for what I get for free from other banks.

Pros

All financial resources at finger tips and ease of use.

Cons

The cost mostly I can get the same service from my original bank with no cost.

Erika K.
  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 21/08/2020

Enjoying it so far.

Pros

We have really enjoyed transitioning to Acorn as our LMS, and are finding that the software is particularly pleasing from a learner's perspective. We have had positive feedback from students and trainers when it comes to navigating course content. There are a host of useful features and functions including flexible enrolments, resources and activities, plus a great range of reports. I have been most impressed with the technical support received from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and regular updates from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], which has made the experience much less stressful.

Cons

Due to the size of our RTO and the number of courses we need to create, the system can run slowly at times - this is being improved gradually. We are looking forward to seeing a user profile feature become available soon.

Janette K.
  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 22/06/2020

Highly recommended Learning Management System for all agencies big small and in between.

We have been using this learning management system for 6 years now and will continue to do so. We could not have operated without it and the technical support is second to none.

Pros

This learning management system has really provided us with a one stop shop for all learning and development requirements for our staff. The product is user friendly, visually pleasing, modern and upbeat in style. The integration of the learning management system was an overnight success with staff having the functionality to self register for multiple face to face courses and complete online learning. The great part about the learning management system is that you can print off attendance sheets for facilitators to reconcile records. The system also provides a range of reports that are 100% accurate because a staff member cannot register twice for the same program. We have also been able to design other online learning and development forms specific to staff's requirements and have recently added annual refresher modules for all staff so we are customizing the system to suit our needs as we go.

Cons

We have only had a few glitches over the last six years but on each occasion the issue was rectified within a couple of hours.

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