Absorb LMS vs. Talentsoft from Cegid

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Absorb LMS
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Absorb LMS aims to empower organizations to train employees with the skills needed to stay modern and relevant in today's fast-paced world. The LMS software focuses on aligning learning needs with business demands.N/A
Talentsoft
Score 3.7 out of 10
N/A
Talentsoft, now from Cegid (acquired July 2021) is a talent management suite consisting of Core HR capabilities (Talentsoft Hub), applicant tracking and recruiting (Hello Talent), corporate LMS, employee performance review and compensation management and planning, and requisite analytics. Also, Talentsoft Continuous Conversation is a team-centric solution that facilitates coaching conversations between managers and employees, by establishing a flexible OKR* and feedback approach across the…N/A
Pricing
Absorb LMSTalentsoft from Cegid
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absorb LMSTalentsoft
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
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Features
Absorb LMSTalentsoft from Cegid
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
8.5
62 Ratings
4% above category average
Talentsoft from Cegid
2.7
1 Ratings
90% below category average
Course authoring9.149 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.256 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Player/Portal9.256 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Learning content8.044 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.942 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.257 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Assignments8.451 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Compliance management9.247 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Learning administration9.660 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.157 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Social learning7.027 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Gamification6.326 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.440 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Talentsoft from Cegid
2.0
1 Ratings
114% below category average
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Talentsoft from Cegid
2.6
2 Ratings
95% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Talentsoft from Cegid
2.3
2 Ratings
99% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Talentsoft from Cegid
2.8
1 Ratings
88% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Absorb LMS
-
Ratings
Talentsoft from Cegid
2.4
1 Ratings
101% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absorb LMSTalentsoft from Cegid
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(64 ratings)
2.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(51 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Absorb LMSTalentsoft from Cegid
Likelihood to Recommend
Absorb Software Inc.
Absorb LMS is appropriate for any continuing education organization or company that wants a reliable platform to host enduring educational content. It has been a great experience in terms of building and designing courses, monitoring learner progress, and as another touch point for learners to access other resources our organization offers.
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Cegid
I think some of my problems with Talentsoft aren't so much the fault of the software as it is how my company is organized. I have to enter many different property levels so that a review gets created, I'm not certain that these fields are required by Talentsoft or by my corporate office. This software is not suited for companies where a segment of the employees do not have a company email address and/or access to a company computer
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Pros
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Usability - Both the User and Admin Experience is so simple and intuitive. The admin tools are clearly defined and laid out, yet the functionality makes it still powerful.
  • Integration - We used the Scheduled Data Imports and Exports to connect with our HRIS tool. After the initial configuration, it has worked reliably and gives me all the custom data I need to make assignments and reporting a breeze.
  • Design - I know it's covered a little bit in the Usability above, but the site just looks fantastic. There are a lot of options to customize and fit your branding requirements and all of the thumbnails/posters/billboards/etc give a very visual and appealing look to the LMS. Much better than I've seen in other products.
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Cegid
  • Having the reviews in Talentsoft makes it much easier for one person to manage the entire process from start to finish.
  • When an employee switches managers during the year, the delegation feature makes it very easy to have the previous manager add their input to the employees review.
  • Being able to have a daily import file from our HR system into Talentsoft helps in having the information in Talentsoft be current.
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Cons
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Uploading documents is perceived as hard for employees, especially with video uploads.
  • Sometimes the program lacks and then an employee has to start all over.
  • Spacing courses is possible but not with a certain amount of time, which would be useful if the next course could open after a week/month instead of when the employee finishes the previous course.
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Cegid
  • Better integration with other tools in my opinion
  • Better import/export functionality in my opinion
  • Customisable reports
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Likelihood to Renew
Absorb Software Inc.
We have no plans to move away from Absorb at this time. It has all of the functionality we are looking for in a learning management system and we have a lot of info stored in our LMS system for trainings including all of our current and past employee transcripts. It is also getting easier to manager with being able to connect the LMS to ADP to update employee reporting/department/location/etc. We don't have a need or reason to move away from Absorb at this time.
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Usability
Absorb Software Inc.
It's a great place to house our trainings and keep things interesting for our associates.
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Cegid
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Support Rating
Absorb Software Inc.
I know the support team is hard at work! We are currently dealing with a confusing issue where our buttons don't connect to the pages we assign them, and they have been looking into this for a number of weeks. I hope they will unravel the issue soon so we can role out our modules!
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Absorb Software Inc.
I meet and do training with my absorb support every week. and I have all my questions answered! it's great
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Cegid
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Absorb Software Inc.
Our organization previously used LMS365, which did not support eCommerce and had difficulties supporting external users. (My understanding is the issues with external users may have been directly related to our Microsoft implementation and not directly LMS365's fault, but it was nonetheless a deal breaker for us.) Docebo was the runner up in our LMS selection process and I spent significant time chatting with the team at Docebo. It seemed like a strong competitor to Aborb. Ultimately, Absorb was both slightly more cost-efficient for our scenario.
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Cegid
I think SuccessFactors is more flexible to customer needs when creating review templates and allowing access to goals year round. They also track changes for the goals. Talentsoft was selected by our corporate office before I started with the company.
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Return on Investment
Absorb Software Inc.
  • Course enrollments and completions have increased by 500% since implementation
  • Employee visits to our learning centre have increased by 300% since implementation
  • Cost saving from a time perspective as we can automate a lot of the admin work we used to do.
  • Pre Absorb we had about 3 or 4 e-learnings that were available. We now have over 100 that are accessible to all employees
  • Ability to seamlessly integrate with Workday and Udemy allowing all learning to be in one place, people data to be imported from WD, and very comprehensive reporting
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Cegid
  • In my opinion, does not solve any real business problems
  • In my opinion, high cost with weak functionality
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ScreenShots

Absorb LMS Screenshots

Screenshot of a company's unique identity with a training interface that is custom-designed for the brand.Screenshot of a company's image and values with a training interface that is tailored to the brand's specific needs.Screenshot of the course creation workflow, that offer a diverse set of formats, including instructional videos, quizzes, and assessments.Screenshot of Absorb's course details page, accessible from the course catalog dashboard, used to give learners an understanding of the course material.Screenshot of learners' progress insights, used to make data-driven decisions with the reporting capabilities of Absorb LMS.Screenshot of course creation with Create AI Beta.