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Score 4.8 out of 101
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Score 7.8 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

I think that the biggest area where HealthStream is suited is to track required trainings, presentations, tests etc. Because of its intuitive design and relative ease to set up required material, it would be very easy to implement HealthStream on a larger scale. However, if the primary goal of the end user is simply to roll out assessments, something like SurveyMonkey may be a better option.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Absorb Anywhere LMS
HealthStream
7.4
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
7.4
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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  • Extremely broad customization. Each task or assignment can be distributed to everyone, a department, a role, etc.
  • Easy interface: it doesn't require a bunch of pop-ups, everything just flows.
  • Minimal requirements: most courses just need a browser, no plug-ins or additional features.
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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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  • Hard to get started.
  • Too many steps to verify course completion.
  • User's homepage is unclear and confusing.
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Likelihood to Renew

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HealthStream7.2
Based on 11 answers
This product is not user friendly and requires too much training and must be used exactly as intended or it is not worth your time.
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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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Easily allows us to build tests and track compliance within the system. Ensures we have a standard way of tracking data.
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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 efficiency. Easy way to implement training to a larger group of people.
  • Helps to orientate new hires to our organization quicker.
  • Consistency with training messages. We can communicate a method that can be easily adopted and implement across the organization.
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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