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Absorb Anywhere LMS

5 Ratings
Score 4.9 out of 101

HealthStream

21 Ratings
Score 7.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb worked well for us for a number of years but once we started to push the limits of the software, the company and the product let us down. Support became unresponsive and the product enhancements that we were told were coming never did.
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HealthStream

We often use healthstream as a way to complete our yearly competency of hospital protocol and policies. Its a great time saver for things like HIPAA practice and emergency code situations without having to have a meeting every year covering the same thing. Sometimes I do wish we had a meeting about new applications and programs instead of just healthstream, but I think that's a department issue more than a healthstream one.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.3
New hire portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
8.0

Performance and Goals

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.1
Corporate goal setting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.3
Subordinate goal setting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
Individual goal setting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.3
Performance tracking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.3

Performance Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.1
Performance plans
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.5
Plan weighting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Performance improvement plans
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.3
Review status tracking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.3
Rater nomination workflow
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.0
Review reminders
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.0
Workflow restrictions
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Multiple review frequency
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Reporting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.7

Succession Planning

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.0
Create succession plans/pools
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
Candidate ranking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate search
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate development
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.5
Job Requisition Management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.5
Company Website Posting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.5
Publish to Social Media
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Job Search Site Posting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
Customized Application Form
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.5
Resume Management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.5
Candidate Search
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.5
Applicant Tracking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.5
Collaboration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
5.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
6.0
Email Templates
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
User Permissions
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.5
Notifications and Alerts
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0
Reporting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.0

Pros

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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  • Allows you to be able to keep track of all your assignments from your manager.
  • Often gives you the ability to test out of having to do the training with a pretest
  • Keeps all your completed work for you to review or look back on should you need a refresher.
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Cons

  • Customer Support is unresponsive and poor
  • Inconsistent interface in the product
  • Reporting out of Absorb is cumbersome
  • No search functionality within courses.
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  • Class maintenance
  • Reporting
  • Add video content to authored courses
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Likelihood to Renew

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HealthStream7.2
Based on 11 answers
Our employees have become used to using the system
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Support

Absorb Anywhere LMS1.0
Based on 1 answer
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
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HealthStream9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to get support when needed regarding Healthstream issues
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Alternatives Considered

At the time of selection, we went with Absorb as they were one of the few that could handle online transactions for courses. We are in the process of migrating to Skilljar and will be discontinuing our subscription to Absorb in 2018.
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Again, it is user friendly, easier to implement, and fewer errors/IT issues.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to lighten the work load on our finance team by moving course purchase processing to the online platform.
  • Learning team was able to reduce the amount of live training and travel.
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  • More efficient training platform for annual compliance needs.
  • Assignment Completion feature excellent.
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Pricing Details

Absorb Anywhere LMS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

HealthStream

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details