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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 7.1 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

SAP SuccessFactors

Success Factors is really well suited to handling needs of my organization. They've done a good job integrating with our course catalog and making it easy to book courses right from within the application. It falls short in letting managers cascade their objectives easily. When I cascade an objective, the cascaded objective will often inherit comments from my own objective and share them down to my reports - not ideal behavior.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Human Resource Management

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Employee demographic data
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.9
Employment history
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Job profiles and administration
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.1
Organizational charting
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Organization and location management
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5

Payroll Management

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Pay calculation
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.0
Benefit plan administration
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Direct deposit files
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Salary revision and increment management
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Reimbursement management
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.5
Approval workflow
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.9
Balance details
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0

Employee Self Service

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Update personal information
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
View company policy documentation
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
Employee recognition
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
View job history
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.5

Asset Management

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Tracking of all physical assets
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5

HR Reporting

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
5.9
Report builder
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.1
Pre-built reports
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
5.7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.0

Onboarding

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.4
New hire portal
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.4
Manager tracking tools
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.7

Performance and Goals

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Corporate goal setting
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
Individual goal setting
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Line-of sight-visibility
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Performance tracking
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7

Performance Management

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Performance plans
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Performance improvement plans
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
Review status tracking
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.5
Review reminders
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Multiple review frequency
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4

Succession Planning

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Candidate ranking
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.4
Candidate search
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Candidate development
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8

Recruiting / ATS

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
5.6
Job Requisition Management
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.8
Company Website Posting
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.1
Publish to Social Media
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.3
Job Search Site Posting
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
6.4
Applicant Tracking
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.1

Pros

Absorb LMS

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

SAP SuccessFactors

  • Assignment Profile: This is an automated way of assigning courses and activities to users (through user interface configuration or through data feed synchronization).
  • Plateau Reports Designer: A client tool to customize the reports in SAP SuccessFactors Learning, widely used by most of the large organizations.
  • BizX integration: It's a SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) platform to connect the talent management and human resource management. It has a comprehensive view of the organization's resources skills, expertise, experience, and competency, etc.
  • Domain, Domain Restrictions and Roles: This is mainly to create an organizational structure and to provide the needed security permissions.
  • Integration with Jam, Skype and WebEx, etc.
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

SAP SuccessFactors

  • The app for ios and android have room for improvement. They are aware of the limitations but amount of access and functionality is not where it needs to be.
  • The homepage of Successfactors takes longer to load and refresh itself. Especially true when viewing employee files. That is partially due to how much information is having to show on the page but it still seems to take more time than usual to show each screen.
  • You can't change the amount of time the homepage will lock you out from inactivity. This might seem minuscule but it causes so many painful re-logins and time wasting effort to login again. There currently isn't an option to change the time before lockout.
Adam Kasten, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 7.0
Based on 12 answers
Support is still lacking. If we don't have a critical business need where we're looking to license something new, there is no partnership with SuccessFactors. Unless of course you purchase the Platinum Support which we did not. It is difficult for us to take advantage of new functionality when we have professional services fees that will be incurred as a result. We're in a tough economy and our budgets are slim. We don't have wiggle room to add $5k here or $10k there. The overall integration into a total HCM solution is also lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 8.0
Based on 2 answers
To develop all objectivity of researches.
Anton Smorodin | 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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 6.6
Based on 21 answers
The overall platform could use the updates, so the overall look of it seems more modern. Also, the number of possible customizations could be made more simple to implement. SAP SuccessFactors does have a helpline that is helpful and free. On a positive note, it is beneficial in our performance reviews and recruiting efforts.
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

SAP SuccessFactors

As a whole, SuccessFactors is tough to beat. It's at its best when all of the modules are working together. There are few competitors that offer the full talent suite.Individually, the quality of the modules can vary. The performance and goal management modules perform well but the recruiting one significantly lags its competitors. The recruiting world has seen a lot of advances in technology over the last few years but these have yet to trickle down into the SuccessFactors module.
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

SAP SuccessFactors

  • Visibility to the organization was an immediate impact and socialized the value of the product immediately.
  • A common and aggregated performance process reduced time and energy spent on quarterly goal setting.
  • Consolidating performance to pay outputs reduced time in some manual audit processes.
Tony Deblauwe | 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

SAP SuccessFactors

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
SAP SuccessFactors
6.8

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
7.0

Usability

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
SAP SuccessFactors
6.6

Online Training

Absorb LMS
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0

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