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Score 8 out of 100

Rippling

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Score 8.8 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

Rippling

I really like how easy it has been to use Rippling as both an employee and as a manager. It helps keep everything in one place and makes all tools necessary to be a manager of both salary and hourly staff easy and feasible. I would say that it is very well suited to larger companies that have organizational complexity. Smaller and less complex organizations with few managers probably have less need for this platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
9.0
Rippling
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
Rippling
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
Rippling
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
Rippling
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
10.0
Rippling
Assignments
Absorb LMS
10.0
Rippling
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
10.0
Rippling
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
9.0
Rippling
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
10.0
Rippling

Human Resource Management

Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.5
Employee demographic data
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.6
Employment history
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.3
Job profiles and administration
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.4
Organizational charting
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.7
Organization and location management
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.3

Payroll Management

Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.9
Pay calculation
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.4
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.4
Benefit plan administration
Absorb LMS
Rippling
9.4
Direct deposit files
Absorb LMS
Rippling
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
Absorb LMS
Rippling
9.2
Reimbursement management
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.7

Leave and Attendance Management

Absorb LMS
Rippling
9.0
Approval workflow
Absorb LMS
Rippling
9.1
Balance details
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Absorb LMS
Rippling
9.0

Employee Self Service

Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
Absorb LMS
Rippling
9.0
Update personal information
Absorb LMS
Rippling
9.5
View company policy documentation
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.6
Employee recognition
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.2
View job history
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.9

Asset Management

Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.4

HR Reporting

Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.1
Report builder
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.0
Pre-built reports
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.2
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.0

Onboarding

Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.7
New hire portal
Absorb LMS
Rippling
9.0
Manager tracking tools
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.5

Performance and Goals

Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.6
Corporate goal setting
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.6
Individual goal setting
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.5
Line-of sight-visibility
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.7
Performance tracking
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.5

Performance Management

Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.4
Performance plans
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.5
Performance improvement plans
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.5
Review status tracking
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.4
Review reminders
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.4
Multiple review frequency
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.4

Succession Planning

Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.3
Create succession plans/pools
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.4
Candidate ranking
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.2
Candidate search
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.3
Candidate development
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.3

Recruiting / ATS

Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.3
Company Website Posting
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.2
Publish to Social Media
Absorb LMS
Rippling
7.9
Job Search Site Posting
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.2
Applicant Tracking
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.3
Notifications and Alerts
Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.3

Pros

Absorb LMS

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

Rippling

  • It has helped give me references to go back to when I have questions about how to do something within my company process.
  • It has helped organize my training modules so I can easily know what else I have to complete.
  • It has helped me keep myself on track and on point so that I know how to manage the basic functions of my job.
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

Rippling

  • There isn't a ton of changes that comes to mind.
  • I feel like Rippling could turn into an overall hub for a business. Where notifications of meeting and other things could be put in.
  • From my stand point and my experience of rippling it seems like payroll, time off, and on boarding are all Rippling is used for.
Caden Maughan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb LMS

No score
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Rippling

Rippling 8.9
Based on 75 answers
Rippling is definitely more user friendly and less complicated than the HR software I've had to use in the past. It does everything I need it for and does not bombard me with tons of buttons and options that are not necessary. That's why I prefer Rippling over the others.
Carlo Larose | 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

Rippling

Rippling 8.4
Based on 64 answers
Rippling is changing the employment industry by providing great resources that enable us to maintain tasks and workloads. The interface overall is fantastic that provides helpful resources. The easy user friendly platform Rippling provides to their clients is fantastic. Personally, I really enjoy using Rippling interface. I would recommend to others.
Jimmy Lunagsidasay | 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

Rippling

Rippling's PEO application was so much more intuitive, clear, and efficient than others I have used. Their simplicity made the process of creating my profile and enrolling in benefits so easy. The employee site is not cluttered, it is very clean, making it easy to navigate and find exactly what you are looking for quickly.
Anonymous | 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

Rippling

  • Unsure of how much we paid to use Rippling, but I do know we are paying far less for health insurance with better policies
  • Being able to have each employee in the same place for mandatory trainings is easier to keep track of.
  • Always super simple to find my 401k contribution and change when needed
Sarah Goins | 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

Absorb LMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rippling

General

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

Rippling Editions & Modules

Edition
Recommended$8.001
  1. starting price per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
For additional pricing details visit: https://www.rippling.com/pricing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
Rippling
8.7

Usability

Absorb LMS
Rippling
8.9

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
Rippling
8.4

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