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Score 8.4 out of 100

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    8.5

    Absorb LMS

    85%

    Rippling

    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
    8.8

    Rippling

    88%
    Rippling ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    216 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    213 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    262 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    208 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    269 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    230 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    166 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Rippling

    93%
    Rippling ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    302 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    176 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    322 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    312 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    204 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    170 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Rippling

    91%
    Rippling ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    281 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    255 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    167 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Rippling

    88%
    Rippling ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    354 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    373 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    291 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    173 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    242 Ratings

    Asset Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Rippling

    82%
    Rippling ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    137 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Rippling

    83%
    Rippling ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    138 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    128 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    113 Ratings

    Onboarding

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.2

    Rippling

    92%
    Rippling ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    254 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    172 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.2

    Rippling

    92%
    Rippling ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    79 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    84 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    81 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    81 Ratings

    Performance Management

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Rippling

    86%
    Rippling ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    94 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    89 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    97 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    107 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    87 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Rippling

    87%
    Rippling ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    72 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    75 Ratings

    Candidate search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    81 Ratings

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    74 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    Absorb LMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Rippling

    87%
    Rippling ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    74 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    74 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    70 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    70 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    72 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    75 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    94 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Absorb LMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
    • Rippling is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Absorb LMS

    83%
    10 Ratings
    9.0

    Rippling

    90%
    402 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Absorb LMS

    91%
    1 Rating
    8.8

    Rippling

    88%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2

    Rippling

    92%
    399 Ratings

    Availability

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Rippling

    91%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Rippling

    91%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Absorb LMS

    90%
    4 Ratings
    8.7

    Rippling

    87%
    366 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Rippling

    91%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Absorb LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Rippling

    91%
    1 Rating

    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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    Rippling

    I feel like Rippling is a great platform for a company that needs a place to handle major HR functions with people who work remotely. It provides a great breakdown of steps you need to take and it is easy enough to learn so that a new employee doesn't need to be walked through as they are starting out. With other companies, I feel like their HR system is so complex that new staff need an introduction just to find out where their pay stubs are. If you are a company with a wide array of HealthCare plans that need more of a presentation and walk-through for employees to make the best decision, I feel like Rippling may not be the best product. Since my options were few, very similar, and clear, I felt like I didn't need someone to explain the differences. Similar to a retirement plan, if there were multiple, I may have needed more resources and support to make a decision.
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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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    Rippling

    • User Interface: extremely friendly compared to ADP or other software I have used in the past.
    • Organization: the app is very well organized and simple; no need to dig through complicated menus to find what you need to look for.
    • Responsive: the app is very fast and responsive to click, with virtually no wait time between screens.
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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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    Rippling

    • Device management is just ok - it doesn't easily fit all of our needs and is not as necessary for us.
    • The Application Tracking System is just ok.
    • The canned reports could use a little work - they suffice, and we can modify them to our needs, but some accountant-ready reporting would be great.
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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

      Rippling

      Starting Price

      $8 starting price per user, per month

      Editions & Modules

      Rippling editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Recommended$8.001

      Footnotes

      1. starting price per user, per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      For additional pricing details visit the Rippling pricing page.

      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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      Rippling

      Because it is through my current job I would recommend it to other friends with businesses both large and small. It is an easy to use app and it is super helpful and beneficial for time tracking and ensuring accuracy of the time clock. It notifies you when you are close to your allotted PTO limit which is also a neat feature.
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      Usability

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Rippling

      Easy interface to navigate - one does not need significant time to play around on the platform to determine what to do. In particular, I appreciate how there are 'less clicks' needed to toggle between different views on the platform. One needs to only hover over the global menu page and then select the option. Small things like this help promote a seamless experience
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      Reliability and Availability

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Rippling

      I like that the availability in using Rippling at any given time is useful to me. Getting on the site freely when I need gives me security of knowing that I can be in control of viewing health insurance and hours information. I have yet to get any errors in using the Rippling app.
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      Performance

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Rippling

      Rippling's performance has been great, no errors or glitches yet so far. I am confident that Going from one page to the next and all its complexity usage does not lag or times out, it works effectively and efficiently. While using Rippling and other apps it does not tend to slow it down, works great. No complaints.
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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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      Rippling

      While I've not had to directly contact Rippling's support desk as of yet, I'm sure that if I ever have to in the future, I'll get top-tier support, as my user experience with the platform has been A1 from the very beginning.
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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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      Rippling

      I've enjoyed my experience with Rippling significantly more than Paylocity primarily due to its ease of use. Rippling has an app that is more functional and a web platform that is more intuitive than anything I experienced with Paylocity. It was challenging at times to figure out how to do simple tasks with the previous tool.
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      Scalability

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Rippling

      I can go on here and see all my hours and pto plus health benefits. I like to have the work handbook handy to refer to legal things. How to work my role within it's limits. Being able to put in my hours and view when they are approved is a huge benefit for me.
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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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      Rippling

      • Rippling has made it incredibly simple for me to get the information I need when I need it
      • Rippling allows me to see the people I work with well, an especially important task for this remote environment
      • I've been able to save time in my day since I no longer have to goggle HR specific criteria thanks to Rippling
      • I also have been able to save time not having to go to all of the different sites to see things like my vested shares, 401k Balance, etc.
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