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Score 8.4 out of 100

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Score 6.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    8.5

    Absorb LMS

    85%

    Paycom

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Absorb LMS ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Course authoring

    8.8
    88%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    8.9
    89%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    8.3
    83%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    8.7
    87%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    7.6
    76%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    8.6
    86%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    7.5
    75%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social learning

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gamification

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

    8.4
    84%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Paycom

    71%
    Paycom ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    228 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    218 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    220 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    220 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    161 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    188 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    181 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Paycom

    76%
    Paycom ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    258 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    47 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    13 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    217 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    260 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    216 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    144 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Paycom

    77%
    Paycom ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    219 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    221 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    186 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Paycom

    80%
    Paycom ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    266 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    265 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    230 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    126 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    205 Ratings

    Asset Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    4.8

    Paycom

    48%
    Paycom ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.8
    48%
    26 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.4

    Paycom

    64%
    Paycom ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    221 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    220 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    55 Ratings

    Onboarding

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    Paycom

    68%
    Paycom ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    213 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    182 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.8

    Paycom

    58%
    Paycom ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.1
    41%
    36 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    120 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.7
    47%
    35 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    127 Ratings

    Performance Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Paycom

    73%
    Paycom ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    154 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    143 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    149 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    155 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    138 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.7

    Paycom

    67%
    Paycom ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    24 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    30 Ratings

    Candidate search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    33 Ratings

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    29 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.5

    Paycom

    65%
    Paycom ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    138 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    137 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    106 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    123 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    119 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    144 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    147 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Absorb LMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
    • Paycom is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Absorb LMS

    83%
    10 Ratings
    6.5

    Paycom

    65%
    284 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Absorb LMS

    91%
    1 Rating
    8.1

    Paycom

    81%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    Paycom

    73%
    19 Ratings

    Availability

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Paycom

    91%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Paycom

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Absorb LMS

    90%
    4 Ratings
    9.1

    Paycom

    91%
    56 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    Paycom

    64%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    Paycom

    73%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0

    Paycom

    40%
    6 Ratings

    Configurability

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    Paycom

    55%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    Paycom

    55%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    Paycom

    55%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1

    Paycom

    51%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    Paycom

    85%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    All in all, the Absorb LMS system is a user-friendly system for the employee as well as the administrator. Creating courses is not cumbersome and allows for a variety of types. The only missing type of content that it doesn't allow is the upload of a PPT that can be viewed directly in the training window instead of forcing the download to the user's computer. The workaround is to save the PPT presentation as a video or to create a scorm file. I really like the scheduled emailed course activity reports that can be set up for course owners so that they may track course completion by users. All in all, I would highly rate the system from a cost standpoint, user-friendliness, and in the area of course creation. I do wish the more advanced reporting features were included without a significant cost upgrade.
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    Paycom

    Paycom has been great for me as an employee when I've been curious about my payroll information and I had real-time access to it. We have several different benefits as a company such as dependent care, expense reimbursement, and regular bonuses. In the Paycom app, I can see everything in one clear location and understand my earnings in a more concrete way. This makes me more confident in my financial understanding and gives me tools to plan for the future, as well. I love also how secure Paycom is. Pay/data security is important to me. I use two-factor authentication on all apps and logins where possible, and it makes sense to me that it would also be part of the process when accessing my payroll info. I love the authentication that goes into accessing the app; it makes me feel like my sensitive data is secure. I enjoy how accessible my information is with the Paycom app. I rely on apps on my phone for many services and products, so it's cool that I'm able to access my pay information via that medium as well.
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    Pros

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    • The admin reporting dashboard is amazing. Customizing widgets with course stats for our courses allows us to see (or share with stakeholders) visual representations of our progress immediately upon login.
    • Publishing SCORM content from Create into the LMS is seamless. Maintenance and editing is a breeze!
    • I have worked in many systems in my tenure as a designer at multiple companies- the admin side of Absorb is by FAR the easiest to learn and use. Many systems have a deeply nested structure that is difficult to navigate - Absorb has lots of features and options but doesn't nest them in a way that difficult to understand.
    • The LMS is flexible and provides options regarding course setup that is nearly limitless. If you want multiple lessons within one course you can do that- if you want only one lesson per course but then you want to build a curriculum you can do that. You can enforce orders with ease. Set up enrollment rules with ease. Use email messaging from within the system- or turn it off for individual courses while not affecting global levels. Those are just a few examples of things I have done in Absorb with ease that couldn't be done in other systems I worked with.
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    Paycom

    • Provides easy-to-use payroll software that is structured to help eliminate human error, allowing me to self-manage payroll with complete accuracy.
    • Automatically generates the necessary and easy-to-access reports relating to wages and payroll taxes paid.
    • Offers exceptional customer service with dedicated representatives who are very professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and courteous.
    • Received thorough personal instruction/training on the use of the online software program.
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    Cons

    Absorb LMS Software Inc.

    • Communication of updates in the Platform can be improved.
    • Social interactions amongst the learners can be improved to facilitate an environment of learning.
    • A quick search bar can be added to search for courses.
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    Paycom

    • Would like to see more options when creating a custom report.
    • Clocking in 1 minute after the start of a schedule, takes away half an hour from the employee. We are consistently pushing the clock back one minutes so that employees don't lose that half hour. This only happens on our morning shift; not our Swing Shift.
    • On anniversary dates the system changes the vacation accrual but does not enter the additional lump sum of 40 hours vacation to the employee's account. We go in and enter the lump sum manually.
    • It is difficult to reprogram our time clock bells. Over time, the bell rings 1 or 2 minutes earlier than the actual time.
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    Pricing Details

    Absorb LMS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Absorb LMS editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Paycom

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Paycom editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Pricing Info

        Likelihood to Renew

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        I enjoy using Absorb, especially as a first-time user and not being familiar with an LMS. I have also received a great amount of support.
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        Paycom

        We've made the mistake of moving away from Paycom to a PEO which had made a lot of promises, that they could not keep. Less than a year after that transition, we returned to Paycom and are happier than ever.
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        Usability

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Paycom

        The system is very user friendly. Once you navigate where your information is stored under the forms you are golden. While the training amplified my capabilities and knowledge, I could have jumped into the system without and training and managed just fine. This probably one of my favorite parts about Paycom!
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        Reliability and Availability

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Paycom

        They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
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        Performance

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Paycom

        It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
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        Support Rating

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        Support is very helpful when needed. It is easy to open a ticket and support is always quick to assist in getting the issue fixed the first time. My only issue was an issue we had for a long time when trying to get the file feed up and running which never seemed to work right, however it does now work correctly the way we want it to.
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        Paycom

        Paycom is the best payroll and HR software I have utilized in my 30 plus years as a CPA working in private industry. I am always confident in the software and my support team. The software is updated on an ongoing basis automatically. Paycom relieves a lot of stress over this vital area of any business.
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        In-Person Training

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Paycom

        They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
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        Online Training

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Paycom

        All the online training modules were short and straight to the point. Every module teach you how to use the system. If there is one thing they know how to do is training. We did implementation during the pandemic so all had to be done online or via zoom meetings.
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        Implementation Rating

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Paycom

        Not at all satisfied it was a nightmare we spent over 8 months with the implementation team having issues after issues all related to the Puerto Rico regulations (half my employees are in Puerto Rico) and at the end we were moved over from the implementation team to the production team without all the issues being resolved
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        Alternatives Considered

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        Absorb LMS is the only LMS we have used and we made the selection based on recommendations from other Learning and Development Professionals in our industry.
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        Paycom

        Paychex was very poor in the way they handled taxes. In addition, we went through 7 client support representatives in less than a year. We would not be told when someone left or was transferred. If the representative was off for any reason you may have to wait days until you received assistance. In addition, the report feature was limited and in many instances had to wait for the representative to run it. By going to Paycom we have the client support we need, no issues with the way taxes are handled and the ease of running reports saves so much time.
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        Scalability

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Paycom

        They are not able to meet our current needs
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        Return on Investment

        Absorb LMS Software Inc.

        • Absorb [LMS] allows us to decrease live customer training by 80 percent
        • Required much larger time investment than expected
        • Consulting services routinely delivered modules late
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        Paycom

        • Incurred over $8,000 in additional fees because of a missing account number, it was corrected but took almost three months to do so[.]
        • We paid to have Paycom sign up for our tax accounts only to find out they did not and we’re reporting under a wrong state ID.
        • Paycom’s reporting made it easy to pull employee data[.]
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