Absorb LMS vs. Paycor

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
Paycor
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSPaycor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSPaycor
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Absorb LMSPaycor
Considered Both Products
Absorb LMS
Chose Absorb LMS
Absorb is much easier to navigate! I was not a part of the selection process of Absorb for our company, so cannot provide feedback on that piece of the question.
Paycor

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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Absorb LMSPaycor
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.6
51 Ratings
5% above category average
Paycor
-
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
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Paycor
7.9
285 Ratings
1% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.3242 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.0257 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.0243 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.4240 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.7191 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8200 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.7180 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Paycor
8.1
298 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.5290 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.2106 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.6207 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.6287 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.9243 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.055 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Paycor
7.7
228 Ratings
4% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.9205 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.7221 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.6183 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Paycor
8.2
284 Ratings
1% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.2263 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.3267 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.2196 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.250 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.1225 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Paycor
8.2
89 Ratings
6% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.289 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Paycor
6.8
252 Ratings
10% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.0245 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.1245 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.5161 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Paycor
7.9
237 Ratings
0% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.2233 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.6178 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Paycor
8.0
107 Ratings
2% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.039 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.9101 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.080 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.0100 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Paycor
7.3
135 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.3129 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.3115 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.1120 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.4120 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.3101 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Paycor
8.5
30 Ratings
8% above category average
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.527 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings8.529 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Paycor
8.4
131 Ratings
8% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.3107 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.4113 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.398 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.3103 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.392 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.5113 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.1120 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSPaycor
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(53 ratings)
7.3
(319 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
9.8
(16 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.8
(287 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(40 ratings)
5.5
(55 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.4
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.1
(16 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Absorb LMSPaycor
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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Paycor, Inc
It's really great for us. Our payroll administrator retired and we decided to absorb that function within HR. Paycor takes care of the taxes and much of the extra details she had done previously allowing that transition to be possible. The software is easy to use and my managers have taken on more with timesheet review. If a company has really complex differentials it might not be ready for them, yet. We have one that I have to do manually but I'm hopeful they will be able to add it in soon!
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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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Paycor, Inc
  • Scheduling for management is well organized and easily visualized to ensure proper coverage while avoiding overtime or being over staffed.
  • Scheduling for the employees is user friendly. Employees can easily request and view their time off. They can also view their schedule along with their team's at any time.
  • Payroll is very streamlined. With scheduling and payroll in the same system, everything can be quickly verified for accuracy. All time sheets are kept within the system and then easily processed for payroll.
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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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Paycor, Inc
  • Customer Service is atrocious. We've had 6 Customer Success Managers in less than 3 years-hard to develop any type of rhythm in addressing and solving problems. They also utilize a ticketing system to report issues, but there is little to no communication of when tickets are actually resolved and what the resolution was-requires a ton of prodding from the client to get answers to emails.
  • Integration with third party platforms (benefits for example) is also lacking. Issues are prevalent and take excessive time to resolve.
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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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Paycor, Inc
The product is really good overall. The customer service is not the best and the benefits administration is kind of painful. However, the good outweighs the bad. We might get a different benefit admin system that can be integrated into Paycor. My controller doesn't want to switch anything for a [long] time.
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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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Paycor, Inc
Unfortunately, Paycor has a major system issue that in my opinion needs to totally be reconfigured. The benefit module is not accurate and does not work correctly. The EDI feeds do not work and took over a year to be implemented and still were not accurate
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Reliability and Availability
Absorb Software Inc.
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Paycor, Inc
I feel like Paycor is always up and running! If they are planning downtime, they communicate it clearly. Every once in a while, I get something that says the system isn't working but it is usually back up within the hour. I typically find by the time that the employees complain about it, that it is resolved within the system.
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Performance
Absorb Software Inc.
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Paycor, Inc
For the most part, everything moves super fast. There are a few sections (Expense Management) that sometimes take a bit to load correctly. Or if they are interesting, it takes a minute to talk to each other! But reports are quickly downloaded and available! Even data heavy reports run fairly fast!
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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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Paycor, Inc
I feel like support will transfer you back and forth between departments and put you on hold forever. I believe it is very difficult to see the status of an open ticket. During my experience, it feels like the client has to push all communication and request updates from support regularly.
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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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Paycor, Inc
The online trainings are super helpful. They have user guides that you can read through, interactive training that will walk you through it as well as plain web based ones. I've actually never had an in-person training but all of the information you need can be found online. They also will do individual support training if you are struggling with a certain area.
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Implementation Rating
Absorb Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Paycor, Inc
Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
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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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Paycor, Inc
Paylocity was cumbersome and not very intuitive. I was constantly on the phone with them trying to figure out how to do something. I once called back 4 different times( because I didn’t believe the answer they gave me was how to do what I was asking), explained my problem the exact same way and got 4 different answers. So, I lost trust in the product and started looking for a product I could rely on.
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Scalability
Absorb Software Inc.
No answers on this topic
Paycor, Inc
I gave it a 10 because we only use it across one organization. However, it has allowed us to break it into multiple departments and layers of management. It is also easy for us to utilize across different locations but still under one master company. They have always provided us support when we decide to change something on an organizational 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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Paycor, Inc
  • ACA - Great. It took us approximately two hours to complete, compared to the 40+ Hours it took us in previous years.
  • Timesheet maintenance- this takes more time than it did previously.
  • Reporting - Confusing and Difficult. Very little customization and has forced us to rely less on reports.
  • Performance- Supervisors are spending 20% less time on performance reviews due to the easy of answering the questions.
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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.

Paycor Screenshots

Screenshot of Real-time data insights to make critical business decisions.Screenshot of Paycor expense reportingScreenshot of Recruiting processes streamlined in PaycorScreenshot of Workforce scheduling in PaycorScreenshot of Paycor's mobile app allows employees to punch in and out from their phonesScreenshot of Paycor Home Screen