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Likelihood to Recommend

Brightspace

If you're an educational institution (K-12, Higher Ed, etc.), this is an amazing tool, and it will provide you all the functionality to support anything you may want and need it to do.If you are looking at Brightspace as a tool for corporate training, I'm not sure exactly how good or bad it will be for you. My guess would be that it likely depends on your organization's size. Along that line, what I can speak to is how we use it for our customized training and in-house professional development/training, and it works fantastically for that. While we primarily use it for normal higher ed coursework, we regularly do training and professional development for all of our employees and I manage those along with our HR department. Because we use it for many other things as well, all of our employees are familiar with the product, which makes our trainings go that much smoother and makes my job that much easier.
John Bayerl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

If you need a simple system to automate some of your payroll processes, Paycom may be for you. However, keep a close eye on your invoices as they are more than giving when it comes to charging additional fees for small things. The system is overall easy to use and is much like other payroll providers. It is a bit pricey, though and those additional fees add up fast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Brightspace
9.3
Paycom
Course authoring
Brightspace
9.3
Paycom
Course catalog or library
Brightspace
9.9
Paycom
Player/Portal
Brightspace
9.7
Paycom
Learning content
Brightspace
9.3
Paycom
Mobile friendly
Brightspace
9.7
Paycom
Progress tracking & certifications
Brightspace
9.3
Paycom
Assignments
Brightspace
9.7
Paycom
Compliance management
Brightspace
8.0
Paycom
Learning administration
Brightspace
9.7
Paycom
Learning reporting & analytics
Brightspace
9.7
Paycom
Social learning
Brightspace
8.4
Paycom

Human Resource Management

Brightspace
Paycom
7.4
Employee demographic data
Brightspace
Paycom
7.5
Employment history
Brightspace
Paycom
7.9
Job profiles and administration
Brightspace
Paycom
7.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Brightspace
Paycom
7.7
Organizational charting
Brightspace
Paycom
7.1
Organization and location management
Brightspace
Paycom
6.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Brightspace
Paycom
7.5

Payroll Management

Brightspace
Paycom
7.8
Pay calculation
Brightspace
Paycom
7.9
Support for external payroll vendors
Brightspace
Paycom
6.5
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Brightspace
Paycom
8.4
Benefit plan administration
Brightspace
Paycom
7.7
Direct deposit files
Brightspace
Paycom
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
Brightspace
Paycom
8.5
Reimbursement management
Brightspace
Paycom
7.1

Leave and Attendance Management

Brightspace
Paycom
8.2
Approval workflow
Brightspace
Paycom
8.4
Balance details
Brightspace
Paycom
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Brightspace
Paycom
8.0

Employee Self Service

Brightspace
Paycom
8.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Brightspace
Paycom
8.5
Update personal information
Brightspace
Paycom
8.8
View company policy documentation
Brightspace
Paycom
7.8
Employee recognition
Brightspace
Paycom
7.0
View job history
Brightspace
Paycom
8.2

Asset Management

Brightspace
Paycom
4.4
Tracking of all physical assets
Brightspace
Paycom
4.4

HR Reporting

Brightspace
Paycom
6.5
Report builder
Brightspace
Paycom
7.0
Pre-built reports
Brightspace
Paycom
7.1
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Brightspace
Paycom
5.4

Onboarding

Brightspace
Paycom
7.3
New hire portal
Brightspace
Paycom
8.0
Manager tracking tools
Brightspace
Paycom
6.7

Performance and Goals

Brightspace
Paycom
5.5
Corporate goal setting
Brightspace
Paycom
3.9
Individual goal setting
Brightspace
Paycom
6.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Brightspace
Paycom
4.1
Performance tracking
Brightspace
Paycom
7.5

Performance Management

Brightspace
Paycom
7.4
Performance plans
Brightspace
Paycom
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Brightspace
Paycom
6.9
Review status tracking
Brightspace
Paycom
7.5
Review reminders
Brightspace
Paycom
7.7
Multiple review frequency
Brightspace
Paycom
7.7

Succession Planning

Brightspace
Paycom
6.6
Create succession plans/pools
Brightspace
Paycom
9.1
Candidate ranking
Brightspace
Paycom
6.7
Candidate search
Brightspace
Paycom
5.5
Candidate development
Brightspace
Paycom
5.1

Recruiting / ATS

Brightspace
Paycom
6.9
Job Requisition Management
Brightspace
Paycom
7.1
Company Website Posting
Brightspace
Paycom
7.3
Publish to Social Media
Brightspace
Paycom
6.7
Job Search Site Posting
Brightspace
Paycom
6.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Brightspace
Paycom
6.5
Applicant Tracking
Brightspace
Paycom
6.8
Notifications and Alerts
Brightspace
Paycom
6.9

Pros

Brightspace

  • Allowing users to embed content links from YouTube or Google Drive enables learners to experience a richer lesson.
  • Providing a powerful editor that allows developers to also include content from Adobe Stock as well as textbook publishers and cloud storage companies gives more power and creative ability to instructors.
  • Providing scaling for mobile and traditional computer systems ensures students will not have issues on the go.
  • The customization of home pages and groups enable courses to be used for small training sessions with breakout groups, large courses with separate sections, and even just more engaging courses that present themed icons and logos.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

  • Provides easy-to-use payroll software that is structured to help eliminate human error, allowing me to self-manage payroll with complete accuracy.
  • Automatically generates the necessary and easy-to-access reports relating to wages and payroll taxes paid.
  • Offers exceptional customer service with dedicated representatives who are very professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and courteous.
  • Received thorough personal instruction/training on the use of the online software program.
Georgann Peiffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Brightspace

  • One can feel a bit rushed on the Brightspace platform during the log-out period. Security requirements may require this, but it makes end-users more conscious about getting through content than taking notes.
  • From my experience, there is not a direct connection between the platform and Outlook.
  • Some content on the platform can feel redundant.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

  • Would like to see more options when creating a custom report
  • Clocking in 1 minute after the start of a schedule, takes away half an hour from the employee. We are consistently pushing the clock back one minutes so that employees don't lose that half hour. This only happens on our morning shift; not our Swing Shift.
  • On anniversary dates the system changes the vacation accrual but does not enter the additional lump sum of 40 hours vacation to the employee's account. We go in and enter the lump sum manually.
  • It is difficult to reprogram our time clock bells. Over time, the bell rings 1 or 2 minutes earlier than the actual time.
Fran Bosch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Brightspace

Brightspace 9.0
Based on 25 answers
I would never give any system a perfect score. In the technology environment today we need to be constantly looking at ways to improve the user experience and LMS companies like Desire2Learn need to know that we have options today with other systems and they need to stay current with features and listen to their customers.
Ed Lovitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 10 answers
The initial experience with Paycom was so bad that we decided we won't be renewing anything with them and will be terminating our business relationship mid year. Issues with the implementation, the support we receive from the implementation team and the production team has been just awful and it just doesn't meet our expectations nor what we were pitched during the sales meetings.
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Brightspace

Brightspace 6.4
Based on 11 answers
Overall, the learning environment works as expected. However, there are plenty of bugs. For example, for a few versions, trying to print out a PDF from the Content screen in several browsers would produce a blank page. We inform D2L support about these issues, most of which are known issues. However, they are very slow to respond. D2L seems to spend more time selling than actually coding and testing their product. Most of the issues are not major -- however, there have been a few that are unbelievable. In fact, this past week we had a sudden issue where the "Submit" button in quizzes would not appear if users had a certain browser/operating system combination. This is a major problem, if students cannot submit their exams! D2L is slow to respond to these kinds of situations, which do occur more often than I would like.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom 8.3
Based on 15 answers
The system is very user friendly. Once you navigate where your information is stored under the forms you are golden. While the training amplified my capabilities and knowledge, I could have jumped into the system without and training and managed just fine. This probably one of my favorite parts about Paycom!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Brightspace

Brightspace 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Both students and instructor enjoy the 24-hoiur access. After, all isn't that the point of online learning. As an instructor located in an Eastern time zone state it is great to connect with students located in a Pacific time zone state. I have gotten comments about the early hours I am in the course room grading assignments . . . 4:00 a.m. PST; 7:00 a.m. EST So, it's sleep time for my students and "first cup of coffee" time for me.
Randi Tucker Barr, MBA, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Brightspace

Brightspace 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to navigate; little to no delay from one section of the course room to another; actually fun to use after overcoming the learning curve.
Randi Tucker Barr, MBA, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Brightspace

Brightspace 10.0
Based on 6 answers
I have had excellent support from Desire2Learn. Any ticket that I submit is acknowledged immediately and the correction is usually almost as quick. We use this for thousands of classes and it is pretty well liked by both faculty and students. We have been using it for almost 4 years now and most of our instructors have become pretty proficient with it.
Steven Mitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom 7.6
Based on 52 answers
Paycom is the best payroll and HR software I have utilized in my 30 plus years as a CPA working in private industry. I am always confident in the software and my support team. The software is updated on an ongoing basis automatically. Paycom relieves a lot of stress over this vital area of any business.
Lee Ann Tipton | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Brightspace

No score
No answers yet
Did not participate in the in-person training due to distance; training was completed online
Randi Tucker Barr, MBA, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom 6.4
Based on 1 answer
They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Brightspace

Brightspace 4.0
Based on 2 answers
The training provided online did not, necessarily, fit the version of the system that I was using. Screens were somewhat different and not all options were readily available. This could have been due to customization on the part of my institution however, I rather believe it was due to version changes and training materials not yet being updated.
Ken Matthias | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom 7.3
Based on 1 answer
All the online training modules were short and straight to the point. Every module teach you how to use the system. If there is one thing they know how to do is training. We did implementation during the pandemic so all had to be done online or via zoom meetings.
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Brightspace

Brightspace 1.6
Based on 3 answers
The D2L implementation team listened to our concerns and built a system based upon our needs. We wanted to keep them after the initial implementation.
Ed Lovitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom 5.5
Based on 6 answers
Not at all satisfied it was a nightmare we spent over 8 months with the implementation team having issues after issues all related to the Puerto Rico regulations (half my employees are in Puerto Rico) and at the end we were moved over from the implementation team to the production team without all the issues being resolved
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Brightspace

I have used Blackboard Learn 8 and 9. I am currently learning about Canvas. Blackboard is overall much clunkier and lacks the intuitive feel in some parts of D2L. Its grade book is much harder to control and manipulate than D2L's. Its navigation menu can be more radically modified from the default than D2L's, but this doesn't seem that useful to me. Discussions in Blackboard can be more easily reorganized than in D2L, but no grading of discussions is possible. Blackboard Assignments is a good innovation which allows markup directly in the students' submissions, but it displays student work in a confusing manner that doesn't allow for any customization, and its markup options need further tweaking. Furthermore, no rubrics can be used in Blackboard in any way to grade any kind of work (that I am aware of). Overall, I would choose D2L over Blackboard.
Tom Carlson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom's time and attendance is fully automated, much easier:1. To use for employees and managers2. Make changes3. Add comments4. Approve timesheets5. Has built in drop down options6. quick tabs with accrual info, calc detail and audit detail7. Adds hours with a few click for payroll processing
Cecilia Terrazas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Brightspace

Brightspace 9.0
Based on 1 answer
During my first semester working with Desire2Learn the integrated learning management system was more down than up. This meant reconfiguring assignment due dates, frustration for both the instructor, students, and help desk staff. After an upgrade, Desire2Learn has been reliable.
Randi Tucker Barr, MBA, PhD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

Paycom 5.5
Based on 1 answer
They are not able to meet our current needs
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Brightspace

  • I cannot speak to whether this system is less expensive than the more fully featured Blackboard, but employees are far less efficient, frustrated, and require frequent calls to the help center to set up fairly simple course templates.
  • I have been asked to consider teaching courses which will be completely online at my current institution. I have done such online courses several times at other universities, but I have decided Desire2Learn is too frustrating and cumbersome to do so. I am now exploring using Google Drive to teach a course online. Otherwise, I will not teach online until required or I find an alternate system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paycom

  • We've been able to automate a number of our processes as we've worked with Paycom. This has saved us a huge amount of time per pay cycle.
  • Since Paycom is easy to use all employees are glad to monitor their own accounts so that the Payroll staff doesn't have to follow up on minor items.
  • Due to the ease of use of Paycom our business has more than doubled in the last 2 years.
Jonathan Stankey | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Brightspace

General

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

Paycom

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Brightspace
9.2
Paycom
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Brightspace
9.0
Paycom
9.1

Usability

Brightspace
6.4
Paycom
8.3

Reliability and Availability

Brightspace
9.0
Paycom
9.1

Performance

Brightspace
9.0
Paycom
8.2

Support Rating

Brightspace
10.0
Paycom
7.6

In-Person Training

Brightspace
Paycom
6.4

Online Training

Brightspace
4.0
Paycom
7.3

Implementation Rating

Brightspace
1.6
Paycom
5.5

Scalability

Brightspace
9.0
Paycom
5.5

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