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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9 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

Talentsoft

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
Richard Kutschera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Performance and Goals

Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
8.6
Corporate goal setting
Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
9.0
Subordinate goal setting
Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
9.0
Individual goal setting
Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
8.0
Performance tracking
Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
9.0

Performance Management

Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
6.3
Performance plans
Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
8.0
Plan weighting
Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
8.0
Performance improvement plans
Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
5.0
Review status tracking
Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
6.0
Workflow restrictions
Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
6.0
Reporting
Absorb LMS
Talentsoft
5.0

Pros

Absorb LMS

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

Talentsoft

  • 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.
Richard Kutschera | 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

Talentsoft

  • I would like to have access edit and update the goal section throughout the year, not just during the review period.
  • The reporting function is very cumbersome and needs to have easier ways to create custom reports.
  • Streamline the create a review template process.
  • Email notification for employees to let their manager know when they have completed entering information in Talentsoft.
Richard Kutschera | 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

Talentsoft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Talentsoft

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.
Richard Kutschera | 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

Talentsoft

  • Positive - Managers and employees have access to their reviews without having to contact HR.
  • Positive - Management of the entire review process is less manual and takes less time.
Richard Kutschera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

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

Talentsoft

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
Talentsoft
8.0

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
Talentsoft

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