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34 Ratings
46 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
46 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Absorb LMS ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Learning Management

8.5

Absorb LMS

85%
5.8

PeopleFluent

58%
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
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Player/Portal

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Learning content

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Mobile friendly

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Progress tracking & certifications

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Assignments

8.7
87%
6 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Compliance management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Learning administration

8.6
86%
9 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

7.5
75%
8 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Social learning

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

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

Onboarding

Absorb LMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

PeopleFluent

80%
PeopleFluent ranks higher in 3/3 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
7 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Performance and Goals

Absorb LMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

PeopleFluent

82%
PeopleFluent ranks higher in 5/5 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
7 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
6 Ratings

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
9 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Performance tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Performance Management

Absorb LMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.5

PeopleFluent

65%
PeopleFluent ranks higher in 10/10 features

Performance plans

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
7 Ratings

Plan weighting

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
6 Ratings

Manager note taking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Review status tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
7 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Review reminders

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
6 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
7 Ratings

Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
8 Ratings

Succession Planning

Absorb LMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.3

PeopleFluent

63%
PeopleFluent ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
8 Ratings

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
6 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

Absorb LMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.5

PeopleFluent

95%
PeopleFluent ranks higher in 15/15 features

Job Requisition Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Company Website Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Customized Application Form

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Resume Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Candidate Search

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Email Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

User Permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Absorb LMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
  • Absorb LMS and PeopleFluent are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Absorb LMS

83%
10 Ratings
8.3

PeopleFluent

83%
31 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Absorb LMS

91%
1 Rating
9.0

PeopleFluent

90%
13 Ratings

Usability

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

PeopleFluent

75%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Absorb LMS

90%
4 Ratings
8.5

PeopleFluent

85%
8 Ratings

Online Training

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

PeopleFluent

70%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PeopleFluent

90%
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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PeopleFluent

PeopleFluent has eliminated the use of paper reviews. It is also eliminated the use of scanning, emailing or interoffice mail. It is a great tool for communication and I highly recommend it. However, in some ways, the product can be improved. Some processes are tied to each other and could function in tandem. For example, while completing the self-review, the employee has to capture multi-raters. If self-review is submitted without listing multi-rater names then multi-rater review has to be captured separately on paper. In my opinion, these two processes can be different. Multi-raters should be added/removed/modified after submitting self-review.
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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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PeopleFluent

  • It was very easy to go through resumes, choose the people you wanted to interview and set up the interviews.
  • It is great at keeping track of people that have come through hiring process in the past so you do not waste time on those that have already been declined or are sent in by multiple vendors.
  • The handling of time sheets and expense reports is very easy to manage.
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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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PeopleFluent

  • The interface is a little confusing. I'm not sure if it's something that can be fixed in implementations, or if it's inherent to PeopleFluent, but there are almost too many tabs asking for too much information. A lot of it can be repetitive as well.
  • Changing your password/resetting your password seems to be nightmarish. It requires an organization ID as well as security questions, and forces you to reset your password far too often. I really dislike that feature.
  • Honestly, PeopleFluent itself looks pretty outdated. I feel as though the entire application really needs a facelift to be more current.
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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

    PeopleFluent

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    PeopleFluent 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

      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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      PeopleFluent

      PeopleFluent continues to develop an already high quality product and works to continually improve the user experience. The different modules integrate well, and the administrative functions are easy to understand and perform resulting in less time spent with KTLO functions. They provide world class customer service and work hard to keep you engaged as a customer.
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      Usability

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      PeopleFluent

      PeopleFluent seems to have all the functionality one would need, but it can be a bit overwhelming. Depending on the client implementation, it can be downright confusing and not intuitive. My 6 rating comes from the fact that it seems like the system can be configured to actually be confusing and not make sense. I think a VMS should be set up not to allow a customer to configure it in such a way as to not really work, or to allow users to circumvent steps. I also really don't like the "organization key" that needs to be entered every time you log in. Why is a login and password good enough for 99% of the systems out there, but PeopleFluent requires an extra field?
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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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      PeopleFluent

      I would rate this ATS system a 9 as there's some room for improvement as mentioned prior. I really love the design and its functionality buttons and the way I can integrate it with other systems. I would really love to see a more detailed reporting metrics long with super candidate filters when searching profiles.
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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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      PeopleFluent

      Its great, its very versatile and stacks up very well against the competition. In terms of usability and ease of use, anyone can quickly learn how to use PeopleFluent. Again, the faults against the system would be when a client who is running the tool customizes it to their liking. Not to mention it's a very popular tool that i have had the pleasure of working in twice now with two different organizations.
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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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      PeopleFluent

      • I do believe that goal setting and the workflow of following up, going through the process yearly is as good as you make it. If you set good goals, or help your team make good goals then the experience can go well. Otherwise it's just another thing that an employee is doing to make their manager happy.
      • I am not sure the cost of the product, but if it is really expensive I am not sure that we are getting fully what we should be for what the product offers. Make sure you are using what is offered.
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