Absorb LMS vs. Access People HR Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Absorb LMS
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Absorb LMS aims to empower organizations to train employees with the skills needed to stay modern and relevant in today's fast-paced world. The LMS software focuses on aligning learning needs with business demands.N/A
Access People HR Suite
Score 6.3 out of 10
N/A
Access PeopleXD is a mobile-first, 100% SaaS HR and Payroll solution that connects processes from hire to retire including Payroll, People Management, Workforce Management, Talent, Recruitment, Learn, Compliance and Analytics. The unified solution can be integrated or implemented as standalone. Access PeopleXD aims to transform how complex organisations approach their people strategy by giving users the freedom and flexibility to adapt, evolve and use technology to create engaging experiences.N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSAccess People HR Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSAccess People HR Suite
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Absorb LMSAccess People HR Suite
Top Pros
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Features
Absorb LMSAccess People HR Suite
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.6
51 Ratings
5% above category average
Access People HR Suite
-
Ratings
Course authoring9.238 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.245 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal9.246 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content8.033 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.932 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.246 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments8.441 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management9.237 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.649 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.146 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning6.918 Ratings00 Ratings
Gamification6.718 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.631 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Access People HR Suite
7.5
1 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Access People HR Suite
7.7
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Access People HR Suite
7.3
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Access People HR Suite
6.0
1 Ratings
18% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Access People HR Suite
8.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSAccess People HR Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(53 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(40 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Absorb LMSAccess People HR Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Absorb Software Inc.
Absorb is suited for any organization looking for an LMS that covers all aspects of L&D without needing other programs to create courses or analyze progress. It has many functionalities, so if one is looking for an easy, no-nonsense platform, it may be complicated.
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The Access Group
It is very useful for the medium size or large scale of businesses, it almost settled down the HR and payroll basis transactions just click away. In this digital era it also provides you a desktop free or desktop away environment (accessible via cellphone). You may use it to extract your payslip, mark your leave, generate a report as an when it required
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Pros
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Usability - Both the User and Admin Experience is so simple and intuitive. The admin tools are clearly defined and laid out, yet the functionality makes it still powerful.
  • Integration - We used the Scheduled Data Imports and Exports to connect with our HRIS tool. After the initial configuration, it has worked reliably and gives me all the custom data I need to make assignments and reporting a breeze.
  • Design - I know it's covered a little bit in the Usability above, but the site just looks fantastic. There are a lot of options to customize and fit your branding requirements and all of the thumbnails/posters/billboards/etc give a very visual and appealing look to the LMS. Much better than I've seen in other products.
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The Access Group
  • People management
  • Payroll management
  • Talent management
  • Digital Learning
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Cons
Absorb Software Inc.
  • You don't have the option to make your buttons within an object skip to the next course (only the next page within the Create object), so people have to navigate using buttons on the bottom panel, which is not always intuitive
  • If you un-enroll someone and re-enroll them, they start back where they left off, instead of wiping the slate clean
  • I have not been able to figure out how to clean up the courses page (ie putting them into folders)
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The Access Group
  • Provide easy ways for customization
  • Provide more ways for integration of processes
  • Provide access at user level to prepare reports, drag and drop basis
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Likelihood to Renew
Absorb Software Inc.
We have no plans to move away from Absorb at this time. It has all of the functionality we are looking for in a learning management system and we have a lot of info stored in our LMS system for trainings including all of our current and past employee transcripts. It is also getting easier to manager with being able to connect the LMS to ADP to update employee reporting/department/location/etc. We don't have a need or reason to move away from Absorb at this time.
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The Access Group
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Usability
Absorb Software Inc.
It's a great place to house our trainings and keep things interesting for our associates.
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The Access Group
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Support Rating
Absorb Software Inc.
Absorb's support team has always responded to inquiries quickly and has been extremely friendly. Occasionally, our front-line support rep misunderstands the question wildly or provides feedback that is unhelpful. This is particularly true when it appears that problem is a result of a bug, rather than us using the LMS incorrectly. (We do not pay for the escalated/additional support.)
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The Access Group
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Absorb Software Inc.
I meet and do training with my absorb support every week. and I have all my questions answered! it's great
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The Access Group
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Alternatives Considered
Absorb Software Inc.
The main reasons why we chose Absorb LMS was: 1) Best overall features for the cost 2) Easy integration with our HRIS, (ADP WFN) 3) Platform has the ability to add Skill Assessment levels 4) Professional look with easy interface for users
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The Access Group
Access people HR suite (people XD) having a complete package as per the requirement of medium or large scale of businesses, all the HR and payroll related opts and benefits may gets via single window, but for the small businesses/enterprises its of very high cost and not useful on optimize level
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Return on Investment
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Course enrollments and completions have increased by 500% since implementation
  • Employee visits to our learning centre have increased by 300% since implementation
  • Cost saving from a time perspective as we can automate a lot of the admin work we used to do.
  • Pre Absorb we had about 3 or 4 e-learnings that were available. We now have over 100 that are accessible to all employees
  • Ability to seamlessly integrate with Workday and Udemy allowing all learning to be in one place, people data to be imported from WD, and very comprehensive reporting
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The Access Group
  • Time saving for business
  • Cost saving for business
  • Effective and efficient system to use
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ScreenShots

Absorb LMS Screenshots

Screenshot of a company's unique identity with a training interface that is custom-designed for the brand.Screenshot of A company's image and values with a training interface that is tailored to the brand's specific needs.Screenshot of Assembling courses that offer a diverse set of formats, including instructional videos, quizzes, and assessments.Screenshot of Gives Learners a thorough understanding of the course material using Absorb's rich course details page, accessible from the course catalog dashboard.Screenshot of Learners' progress insights to make data-driven decisions with the advanced reporting capabilities of Absorb LMS.Screenshot of course creation with Create AI Beta.