Absorb LMS vs. Deltek Talent Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Absorb LMS
Score 8.9 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
Deltek Talent Management
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Deltek Talent Management is a suite of modules for talent management. Modules include Talent Acquisition, Performance, Development, Compensation, and Learning. These modules enable employee hiring, onboarding, training, and performance management.N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSDeltek Talent Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSDeltek Talent Management
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Absorb LMSDeltek Talent Management
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.5
65 Ratings
4% above category average
Deltek Talent Management
8.8
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Course authoring9.152 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.259 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Player/Portal9.258 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Learning content8.046 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.945 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.260 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Assignments8.452 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Compliance management9.249 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Learning administration9.663 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.160 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Social learning7.128 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Gamification6.327 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.443 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Deltek Talent Management
8.4
7 Ratings
14% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Deltek Talent Management
8.7
4 Ratings
18% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Deltek Talent Management
8.6
4 Ratings
23% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Deltek Talent Management
8.4
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Deltek Talent Management
8.3
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSDeltek Talent Management
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(67 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
8.1
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(53 ratings)
8.0
(1 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 LMSDeltek Talent Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Absorb Software Inc.
Absorb LMS is appropriate for any continuing education organization or company that wants a reliable platform to host enduring educational content. It has been a great experience in terms of building and designing courses, monitoring learner progress, and as another touch point for learners to access other resources our organization offers.
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Deltek, Inc.
Once you know how to utilize the filters, it is very handy when looking for something specific. However, it requires a bit of handholding to get to that point. Also, adjusting hours for artists is pretty quick which is useful when needing to do something right away, especially on a meeting call.
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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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Deltek, Inc.
  • It is very easy to know which employees have a detachment in the activities they carry out. What I like the most about Deltek is that it allows me to visualize in real time, the performance that each employee has had depending on the assignments fulfilled in the labor sector. The real-time reports are very detailed, it offers information on work time, the activities carried out, assignments fulfilled and not fulfilled, and it also performs an automated process to know how effective each of the assignments fulfilled has brought to the company.
  • It has excellent integration with our workforce management software. This integration is what has allowed us to obtain these great results, since it allows us to transfer all the data collected about the work of each employee, and automates the analysis of the data collected, providing us with a detailed report on the performance and prominence of the various employees.
  • The support and technical assistance Deltek provides is second to none. When I started using this software in my Marketing sector, I had several questions about the compensation system and how I could apply it to my employees. The doubts were answered in a live chat, with precise answers.
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Cons
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Uploading documents is perceived as hard for employees, especially with video uploads.
  • Sometimes the program lacks and then an employee has to start all over.
  • Spacing courses is possible but not with a certain amount of time, which would be useful if the next course could open after a week/month instead of when the employee finishes the previous course.
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Deltek, Inc.
  • The user interface is crammed with stuff and it's sometimes hard to find where you need to be at any given time. For example, you can't just use the search bar to find all people in the system named "Maria". You need to know whether she is a "resume", a "candidate" or an "employee", or use one of the menus to search in a different window.
  • It's not very Canadian-friendly. The options for cross posting are mostly American or Spanish.
  • The onboarding isn't the greatest. They have lots of options for creating e-signable documents, but some of the most necessary information (like tax forms) are not able to be e-signed, so candidates were having to do some forms online and print some off and they were getting very confused and we had to scrap the whole endeavour.
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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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Deltek, Inc.
Their support and assistance was timely, the system wasn't overly complicated and it simplified the sourcing process stem to stern
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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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Deltek, Inc.
HRSmart is a basic, antiquated ATS that does not meet current challenges organizations face. Reporting and analytics is basic.
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Support Rating
Absorb Software Inc.
I know the support team is hard at work! We are currently dealing with a confusing issue where our buttons don't connect to the pages we assign them, and they have been looking into this for a number of weeks. I hope they will unravel the issue soon so we can role out our modules!
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Deltek, Inc.
Deltek provides adequate support for their products and I have had no complaints at all with their customer support and time to help fix the problems.
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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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Deltek, Inc.
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Alternatives Considered
Absorb Software Inc.
Our organization previously used LMS365, which did not support eCommerce and had difficulties supporting external users. (My understanding is the issues with external users may have been directly related to our Microsoft implementation and not directly LMS365's fault, but it was nonetheless a deal breaker for us.) Docebo was the runner up in our LMS selection process and I spent significant time chatting with the team at Docebo. It seemed like a strong competitor to Aborb. Ultimately, Absorb was both slightly more cost-efficient for our scenario.
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Deltek, Inc.
HRSmart would actually be my last choice of these (lynda.com isn't an ATS so it would come in ahead, but the training on lynda.com is excellent). We are actually switching over to BirdDogHR based on functionality, price, usage and ease of use. HRSmart is an ok system, but there are better and more affordable options out there.
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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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Deltek, Inc.
  • Absolutely improved our candidate managemenr capability. Before we simply had three piles of resumes on our desk for each position (yes, no, and not yet reviewed). HRSmart changed all of that.
  • Our cost per hire was positively affected. We were hiring at a high volume and this soltion facilitated us doing that very efficiently.
  • Our ability to share candidates across open positions turned out to be a huge plus.
  • Not having to copy or scan resumes and send them via interoffice mail was HUGE in terms of efficiency gain.
  • HRSmart made it easier for candidates to apply for openings and that increased our applicant flow for open/posted positions. This translates into better hires in the end.
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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 the course creation workflow, that offer a diverse set of formats, including instructional videos, quizzes, and assessments.Screenshot of Absorb's course details page, accessible from the course catalog dashboard, used to give learners an understanding of the course material.Screenshot of learners' progress insights, used to make data-driven decisions with the reporting capabilities of Absorb LMS.Screenshot of course creation with Create AI Beta.

Deltek Talent Management Screenshots

Screenshot of Deltek Talent Onboarding Portal - Streamline onboarding with checklists and action items and get new hires assigned to billable projects fasterScreenshot of Deltek Talent Performance and Development Project-Based Appraisals -  Drive continuous performance improvement with project-based appraisals that help your teams grow faster from project to projectScreenshot of Deltek Talent Learning - Offering the right learning opportunities ensures that your firm is leading the industry and that your workforce is ready to take on the next new projectScreenshot of Deltek Talent Performance and Development 9 Box-Matrix - Identify top performers and high-potential employees with a highly configurable 9-box rating system