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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS

Absorb is very well suited for any company looking to standardize training for all employees. It is also best suited when paired with a course vendor to pick specific courses aimed towards employees and their interests. This makes orientation very simple. We used to have a 2-hour orientation conference to cover everything these courses can cover.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

I am a CPA working in private industry. I have utilized payroll software for over 30 years. I have utilized in-house software and have outsourced both to Paycom and ADP. By far, Paycom is the best payroll software I have ever used. I first learned of Paycom from a colleague about 8 years ago. I implemented Paycom at my previous place of employment where there were approximately 120 employees. I never regretted the decision. I am in a smaller organization now with approximately 25 employees. The company had payroll software as a part of their specialized accounting software. It was awful. I implemented Paycom about 8 months after I joined the organization. The functionality and ease of use are just very good. Your support services are also very good. I can't speak to how Paycom works in a very large company, but for small businesses, it is second to none.
Lee Ann Tipton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
9.0
Paycom
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
Paycom
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
Paycom
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
Paycom
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
10.0
Paycom
Assignments
Absorb LMS
10.0
Paycom
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
10.0
Paycom
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
9.0
Paycom
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
10.0
Paycom

Human Resource Management

Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.9
Employee demographic data
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.9
Employment history
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.1
Job profiles and administration
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.2
Organizational charting
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.5
Organization and location management
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.9

Payroll Management

Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.1
Pay calculation
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Absorb LMS
Paycom
6.6
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.3
Benefit plan administration
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.1
Direct deposit files
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.5
Salary revision and increment management
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.8
Reimbursement management
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.8

Leave and Attendance Management

Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.4
Approval workflow
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.6
Balance details
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.9

Employee Self Service

Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
Absorb LMS
Paycom
9.0
Update personal information
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.9
View company policy documentation
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.4
Employee recognition
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.4
View job history
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.3

Asset Management

Absorb LMS
Paycom
4.6
Tracking of all physical assets
Absorb LMS
Paycom
4.6

HR Reporting

Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.0
Report builder
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.7
Pre-built reports
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Absorb LMS
Paycom
5.5

Onboarding

Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.0
New hire portal
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.5
Manager tracking tools
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.5

Performance and Goals

Absorb LMS
Paycom
5.9
Corporate goal setting
Absorb LMS
Paycom
4.0
Individual goal setting
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Absorb LMS
Paycom
4.1
Performance tracking
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.2

Performance Management

Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.0
Performance plans
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.8
Performance improvement plans
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.7
Review status tracking
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.1
Review reminders
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.5
Multiple review frequency
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.0

Succession Planning

Absorb LMS
Paycom
6.8
Create succession plans/pools
Absorb LMS
Paycom
9.2
Candidate ranking
Absorb LMS
Paycom
6.8
Candidate search
Absorb LMS
Paycom
5.8
Candidate development
Absorb LMS
Paycom
5.3

Recruiting / ATS

Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.6
Job Requisition Management
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.7
Company Website Posting
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.1
Publish to Social Media
Absorb LMS
Paycom
6.9
Job Search Site Posting
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Absorb LMS
Paycom
6.9
Applicant Tracking
Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.6
Notifications and Alerts
Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.1

Pros

Absorb LMS

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

  • PAF's: I no longer have to remember to make changes in payroll. PAF's make the changes for me! Payroll day has become much easier!
  • Checklists (HR): We no longer use a checklist in word or excel to remind us of all of the tasks that need to be done when we on-board, off-board, have a life change event, etc. Checklists make life so much easier!
  • Validating Payroll: The warnings that are given when we process payroll take all of the guesswork out of ensuring payroll is correct.
  • Timecards and Punch Change Requests: Our team is empowered to make changes to their own timecards (with supervisor's approval). This has cut down on correction times incredibly!!!
  • Support: This is my favorite thing about Paycom. From the minute we started the transition process to this very day, our TSR, Specialist and Account Executive are incredibly responsive and helpful!
Margie Reed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb LMS

  • Automated creation of manager groups.
  • Easier way of seeing who employees report to so we can create manager groups.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

  • Secure uploader response when submitting items here.
  • Ability to schedule a background check from the applicant's page. The option is there but the feature does not work.
  • Option to withdraw assigned survey.
  • There is no email notification option when assigning performance goals and performance reviews. I would like to be able to notify the employee that this action item is in their queue by sending an email when assigned and/or they should get a notification in the EE view (indicated by the bell in the top right corner of their home screen) that they have an action item to complete.
  • Setting up performance reviews are a little complicated to navigate to ensure all items are connected and tied together for the employee to view on their end and also that they populate in the Talent Manager's queue. Great feature but not easy to navigate even with the help of our account specialist.
Quinika Qualls | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 9.0
Based on 8 answers
The initial experience with Paycom was so bad that we decided we won't be renewing anything with them and will be terminating our business relationship mid year. Issues with the implementation, the support we receive from the implementation team and the production team has been just awful and it just doesn't meet our expectations nor what we were pitched during the sales meetings.
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 8.3
Based on 14 answers
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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom 7.5
Based on 51 answers
I was asked by the client and very willing to assist. Paycom and its people have been wonderful as a vendor to us. We are very thankful to have the ability to use their system. Paycom will be our payroll vendor now and into the distant future as we do not see any way another vendor could replace them.
Scott Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 6.4
Based on 1 answer
They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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.
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 5.9
Based on 6 answers
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
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Absorb LMS

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.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

We were using BambooHR, Workable, and Lattice before switching to Paycom. All of them were great software, but we switched to Paycom to accommodate our anticipated growth and reduce the number of separate HR software our employees were using. Bamboo, Workable, and Lattice have fantastic UX/UI and many "extras" that make their product stand out for the specific HR element they cover, but for us, it made more sense to switch to an HRIS that was more scalable. Paycom lacked in some ways in comparison, but in most instances, it can do everything each software does separately equally or better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 5.5
Based on 1 answer
They are not able to meet our current needs
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb LMS

  • This has been a positive ROI as we can track all course completions for audits as well as cutting costs for travel and training.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

  • Now, I am good at handling expense management, my employees can send me the receipts about any travels and stays and I process the cash flow with just one click by confirming through its tracking feature.
  • I always remain updated about the latest requirements, about the empty slots, and about the new hiring.
  • It is time saving platform.
Emily Fasano | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Paycom

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
Paycom
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS
Paycom
9.0

Usability

Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.3

Reliability and Availability

Absorb LMS
Paycom
9.1

Performance

Absorb LMS
Paycom
8.2

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
Paycom
7.5

In-Person Training

Absorb LMS
Paycom
6.4

Online Training

Absorb LMS
Paycom
7.3

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS
Paycom
5.9

Scalability

Absorb LMS
Paycom
5.5

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