Who Uses Acorn?

We aim to make the management of staffs training and compliance easy. We offer an LMS that integrates into HR and accounting systems with ease. We understand your needs and strive to fulfil them.

What Is Acorn?

Acorn is an intuitive cloud-based LMS software that makes creating eLearning fast and easy. Create personalised learning paths. Easily design and tailor workflows for your staff. Structure content yourself or use authoring tools to quickly populate SCORM or TinCan content. Acorn is mobile-ready, so you and your staff will never miss a training session. Track your teams progress with sophisticated reporting. Acorn also integrates with all HR systems to automate administration tasks.

Acorn Details

Acorn

https://acornlms.com/

Founded 2013

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Acorn pricing overview

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


Starting Price

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Free Version

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Free Trial

Acorn deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Acorn Features

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Aging Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Processing
  • Collections Management
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Statements
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Partial Payments
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audit Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • CRM
  • Carrier Access Billing
  • Client Portal
  • Collections Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Billing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Flexible Rate Tables
  • Internet
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Order Management
  • Post-Paid Systems
  • Pre-Paid Systems
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Product Catalogue
  • Provisioning
  • Rating Engine
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Request Management
  • Subscription Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • VoIP

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  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Employee Portal
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • CRM
  • Cancellation Management
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Profiles
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Discount Management
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Order Management
  • Product Catalogue
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Revenue Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Subscription Management
  • Subscription Plan Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics

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Acorn Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.7
Customer Service 4.7
Features 4.5
Value for Money 4.8

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Adrian C.
Adrian C.
Director
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/06/2020

"Amazing tool and support!"

Comments: 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: Docebo, Simplify LMS, SAP Litmos and Absorb LMS

Reasons for Switching to Acorn: Ease of use, responsive local support

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/06/2020
Melinda V.
Learning and Development Manager
Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/07/2020

"Set up of new Acorn system"

Comments: 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: SAP Litmos, Thinkific and iSpring Learn

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/07/2020
Kimberly A.
independent contractor
Retail, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
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    Unrated
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/08/2021

"Easy to use"

Comments: I really like the overall concept of being able to invest like a pro at a cost I don't even notice. it makes me feel like I'm doing something for my future instead of being confused on the fence.

Pros: You can set it up to auto invest with your spare change or you can set it up to take a set amount each month. I love that it is being invested for me by pros as I am not stock savvy. also if I forget to stop auto withdraw they will pause it for me if my bank account looks low that month.

Cons: I get a little confused with the settings I have, when I first signed up and started using Acorns it was taking my spare change automatically then a couple of months later I had to go in and check my settings as it was no longer taking spare change to invest. not sure why that happens.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/08/2021
Christina R.
Freelancer
Arts & Crafts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    3/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/07/2021

"How I feel about acorns"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/07/2021
Savanna S.
Volunteer Engagement and Events Manager
Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/06/2021

"SAVE by using Acorn"

Comments: Acorn is a huge benefit when it comes to investing. My invest value goes up on the daily just by using the "round up" feature!!! I highly recommend!!

Pros: Acorn is easy to use and I love that it helps build up credit from everyday spending. It allows you to EARN MORE MONEY and helps to spend your money in a smarter way.

Cons: Didn't know about this software until it was brought to my attention. Promote, promote, promote!!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/06/2021