Absorb LMS vs. EPAY Systems

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
EPAY Systems
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
EPAY Systems, a PrismHR Company, is a SaaS provider of human capital management technology and services designed to help medium to large businesses better manage their workforce. Their solutions include recruiting and applicant tracking, new hire onboarding, benefits administration, HR management, time tracking, workforce management, payroll processing, tax management, performance management, ACA reporting, and COBRA administration.N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSEPAY Systems
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSEPAY Systems
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredRequired
Additional Details
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Features
Absorb LMSEPAY Systems
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.5
61 Ratings
4% above category average
EPAY Systems
-
Ratings
Course authoring9.148 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.255 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal9.255 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content8.043 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.941 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.256 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments8.450 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management9.246 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.659 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.156 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning6.926 Ratings00 Ratings
Gamification6.425 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.439 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
EPAY Systems
2.5
2 Ratings
103% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings2.42 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings2.42 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
EPAY Systems
3.1
5 Ratings
89% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings6.75 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings2.82 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
EPAY Systems
2.8
3 Ratings
97% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings3.63 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings2.32 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
EPAY Systems
3.3
3 Ratings
84% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings3.63 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings3.83 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
EPAY Systems
3.4
3 Ratings
76% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings3.53 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings3.33 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings3.53 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
EPAY Systems
2.4
2 Ratings
108% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings2.42 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings2.42 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
EPAY Systems
2.4
2 Ratings
109% below category average
Individual goal setting00 Ratings2.32 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
EPAY Systems
2.1
2 Ratings
116% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings2.82 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings2.82 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings2.82 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
EPAY Systems
2.1
2 Ratings
115% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings2.52 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSEPAY Systems
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(63 ratings)
6.5
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(50 ratings)
1.0
(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 LMSEPAY Systems
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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EPAY Systems
I am able to track which of my clients have paid their invoices and which have not. The number of days that the EPAY invoice is outstanding is easily accessible. The date the original invoice was sent is displayed. The initial form to complete in order to send the EPAY is so simple a caveman can do it. Just need the client's name, email, and the amount of the invoice. The automated follow-up emails to the clients who have not paid are helpful.
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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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EPAY Systems
  • EPAY team is responsive to our needs. Excellent team who understands our challenges and helps us come up with solutions.
  • System functionality is configurable so that we minimize custom programming.
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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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EPAY Systems
  • All-time punches are rounded to 15-minute intervals which can skew accurate break times.
  • Slow lading or occasional lags due to server overload.
  • Sync errors cause occasional overlapping punches.
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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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EPAY Systems
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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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EPAY Systems
Because I can't give it a Zero, I believe EPAY Systems is the most senseless system I have ever used. I worked on systems over 25 years ago that were better. In my opinion, there is no logic to the programming; the system is unbelievably SLOW, and there and hundreds of problems every week. And major ones that they will not or can not correct. For example, we can not file or access employee records in the system as it can take longer than 10 minutes to view or load one document for one employee - IF the system allows you to get that far, which it usually doesn't.
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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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EPAY Systems
I feel the support is terrible. We have an outsourced support purpose who doesn't understand the EPAY Systems or our company, [removed], will only answer the first thing mentioned even if there is an entire list. Then the answer does not solve the 1st problem on the list or any other and has no idea how to help us. We have requested a replacement and were told we would get one, then told later we would not. I believe while the support person is nice, I believe they were not trained or supported on their end, and effectiveness is probably 1% or less, takes forever, and is only on the minor issues.
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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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EPAY Systems
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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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EPAY Systems
Our main reason for switching to Blueforce is
that we found the platform to be pretty promising and interactive than other
alternatives. With other alternatives, there was one issue or another which just
used to not give us a very smooth and subtle experience. Thankfully, this tool
has solved all our problems and has been a godsend gift that does its job
quietly and lets the final results make the noise.
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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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EPAY Systems
  • Decreased the Risk of lawsuits due to paying incorrectly
  • Allows for accurate Payroll process
  • Employees are paid correctly per the law- Employee Happiness
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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.

EPAY Systems Screenshots

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