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Score 8.4 out of 100

Paylocity

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Score 6.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    8.5

    Absorb LMS

    85%

    Paylocity

    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
    6.4

    Paylocity

    64%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    184 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    184 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    169 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    167 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    153 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    149 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    120 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Paylocity

    72%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    190 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    82 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    103 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    124 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    189 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    145 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    88 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.6

    Paylocity

    66%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    153 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    162 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    122 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Paylocity

    75%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    194 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    196 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    157 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    137 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    159 Ratings

    Asset Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    Paylocity

    69%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    50 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.8

    Paylocity

    58%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    173 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    173 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    113 Ratings

    Onboarding

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Paylocity

    71%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    157 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    127 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Paylocity

    74%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    70 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    78 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    61 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    85 Ratings

    Performance Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Paylocity

    70%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    96 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    86 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    96 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    101 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    85 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.3

    Paylocity

    63%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    41 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    53 Ratings

    Candidate search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    55 Ratings

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    46 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Paylocity

    75%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    83 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    87 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    70 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    86 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    70 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    94 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    95 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Absorb LMS is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Absorb LMS

    83%
    10 Ratings
    5.0

    Paylocity

    50%
    214 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Absorb LMS

    91%
    1 Rating
    7.2

    Paylocity

    72%
    14 Ratings

    Usability

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    Paylocity

    77%
    10 Ratings

    Availability

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Paylocity

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    Paylocity

    50%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Absorb LMS

    90%
    4 Ratings
    2.3

    Paylocity

    23%
    35 Ratings

    Online Training

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Paylocity

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    Paylocity

    64%
    4 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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    Paylocity

    The user experience for my managers and employees is simple, clean, and direct. Allowing them to make changes, find information, and own their Paylocity Supervisor Self Service and Employee Self Service saves me a lot of time. I use this time to make improvements on the back end. For example, we are rolling out the Paylocity scheduler soon to replace Hot Schedules. The integration and ease of use will help the managers track tardiness, and absenteeism, and save their time on manual set ups and reporting. It will all be in one place, easy to use, easy to manage - that is what I like most about Paylocity.
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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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    Paylocity

    • Integration between modules, so information entered in one place imports into the other modules. The employee & employer don't have to enter duplicate information.
    • Company Administrators can override approvals where needed - if a supervisor can't get to something, we're not stuck!
    • Tech-first support team constantly welcomes suggestions of things that can be built out on the back end to enhance system capabilities.
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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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    Paylocity

    • Hired my employee... Do not do that again, or no matter how good your product is we will be finding another provider.
    • Enhancement requests are nice in theory, but when you are told it'll be 12-18 months terrible. You need to improve on that. Hire more programmers (and not from my employment pool).
    • Ridiculous that the application does not flow through to HR & Payroll.
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    Pricing Details

    Absorb LMS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Absorb LMS 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

      Paylocity

      Starting Price

      $2 Per Employee Per Month

      Editions & Modules

      Paylocity editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Paylocity$2.001

      Footnotes

      1. Per Employee Per Month

      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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      Paylocity

      The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
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      Usability

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Paylocity

      Although it is fairly easy to use, there are some processes that just don't make munch sense. For example, if an employee has 2 bank accounts and the funds are returned from one account the process to reissue is TEDIOUS and confusing. Unless you want to PAY for Paylocity to do it for you. I think the manual process should be as easy for us.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Paylocity

      Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
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      Performance

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Paylocity

      It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
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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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      Paylocity

      The frustrations I have with Paylocity customer support are what drove me to leave a review in the first place so I can warn anyone considering purchasing this product. I really like the software and it has a lot of great features, but my complete distrust of their customer service has led me to rue the day I chose Paylocity to be our payroll vendor. For one thing, they are often slow to respond. That alone might be manageable, except even when I do get a response, half the time the answers are incomplete/not helpful, if not completely incorrect! Imagine waiting 90 days and paying thousands of dollars for a corrected W2 only for it to come back more incorrect than it was when you started, and not only that but they also made me question my sanity trying to convince me that they were correct when it was BLATANTLY wrong - and that's just one example! Sometimes you might be lucky to get a decent customer service rep using the chat help feature, but most of the time whoever you talk to does not seem to have any more knowledge of the system than you do. I am a patient person and I have a lot of grace for administrative errors (we're all human) but Paylocity customer service is consistently unreliable and sometimes unprofessional to boot. To their credit, the sales and implementation teams do seem really good. It seems like maybe they just can't retain good customer service reps. We've been through several account managers without ever having a good experience.
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      Online Training

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Paylocity

      very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
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      Implementation Rating

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Paylocity

      I would make sure you have a dedicated team at Paylocity to complete the implementation. We had staff from Paylocity quit and things were not completed properly. They dropped the ball so to speak on that portion of it. we have encountered multiple issues since then and are still not using the Time off tracking to its full capabilities.
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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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      Paylocity

      Both ADP and Paylocity are good programs. However, the personalized service I get from the Support Team with Paylocity far exceeds my expectations. They are quick to answer my call, always helpful, and patience as I learn the processes associated with the functions that my firm uses.
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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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      Paylocity

      • Reduced time spent on payroll.
      • Saves time from the start with new employees by utilizing Recruiting, Onboarding, and HR & Payroll models.
      • Set up and distribution for online training is super easy. If you hire a bunch of employees at one time (even if you don't), you can have the system automatically assign certain training to the employee based on their employment type/position.
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