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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 6.5 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

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.
Shreshthi Mehta, PMP®, PHR® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
9.0
PeopleFluent
7.7
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
PeopleFluent
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
PeopleFluent
8.0
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
PeopleFluent
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
10.0
PeopleFluent
Assignments
Absorb LMS
10.0
PeopleFluent
8.0
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
10.0
PeopleFluent
8.0
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
9.0
PeopleFluent
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
10.0
PeopleFluent
Course catalog or library
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
6.0
Learning content
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
8.0

Onboarding

Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
8.3
New hire portal
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
8.0
Manager tracking tools
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
7.9
Compliance tracking and reporting
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.0

Performance and Goals

Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
7.5
Corporate goal setting
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
6.9
Subordinate goal setting
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
7.3
Individual goal setting
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
7.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
8.1
Performance tracking
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
8.1

Performance Management

Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.0
Performance plans
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
8.3
Plan weighting
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.8
Manager note taking
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.3
Performance improvement plans
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
7.1
Review status tracking
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
8.3
Rater nomination workflow
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
10.0
Review reminders
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
8.0
Workflow restrictions
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
10.0
Multiple review frequency
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.9
Reporting
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.1

Succession Planning

Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
8.4
Create succession plans/pools
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.0
Candidate ranking
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
8.0
Candidate search
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
8.4
Candidate development
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
8.4

Recruiting / ATS

Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.5
Job Requisition Management
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
10.0
Company Website Posting
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
10.0
Publish to Social Media
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
10.0
Job Search Site Posting
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
10.0
Customized Application Form
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
10.0
Resume Management
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
6.0
Candidate Search
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.0
Applicant Tracking
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
10.0
Collaboration
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
10.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
10.0
Email Templates
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
10.0
User Permissions
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.0
Reporting
Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
10.0

Pros

Absorb LMS

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

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.
Anonymous | 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

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.
Elias Cobb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PeopleFluent

PeopleFluent 9.0
Based on 13 answers
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.
Brian Alterman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PeopleFluent

PeopleFluent 7.5
Based on 3 answers
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?
Elias Cobb | 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

PeopleFluent

PeopleFluent 8.5
Based on 8 answers
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.
Anonymous | 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

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.
Fernando Vargas Jr. | 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

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.
David Greenwell | 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

PeopleFluent

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
PeopleFluent
6.6

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.0

Usability

Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
7.5

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
PeopleFluent
8.5

Online Training

Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
7.0

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS
PeopleFluent
9.0

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