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Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    9.4

    Brightspace

    94%

    Paycom

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Brightspace ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Course authoring

    9.5
    95%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    10.0
    100%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    9.8
    98%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    9.5
    95%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    9.8
    98%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    9.4
    94%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    9.8
    98%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    9.8
    98%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    9.8
    98%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social learning

    8.4
    84%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    Paycom

    68%
    Paycom ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    263 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    255 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    253 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    255 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    182 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    218 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    207 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Paycom

    74%
    Paycom ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    298 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    47 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    13 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    251 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    301 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    246 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    163 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Paycom

    76%
    Paycom ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    255 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    257 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    215 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Paycom

    77%
    Paycom ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    304 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    305 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    267 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    144 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    240 Ratings

    Asset Management

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    4.8

    Paycom

    48%
    Paycom ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.8
    48%
    26 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.2

    Paycom

    62%
    Paycom ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    256 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    254 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7
    57%
    55 Ratings

    Onboarding

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.6

    Paycom

    66%
    Paycom ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    250 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    214 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.7

    Paycom

    57%
    Paycom ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.2
    42%
    36 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    136 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.8
    48%
    35 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    144 Ratings

    Performance Management

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Paycom

    72%
    Paycom ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    173 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    163 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    168 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    176 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    156 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    Paycom

    68%
    Paycom ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    24 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    30 Ratings

    Candidate search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    33 Ratings

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    29 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    Brightspace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.1

    Paycom

    61%
    Paycom ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    157 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    155 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    121 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    140 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    134 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    163 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    165 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Brightspace is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Performance, Support Rating, Product Scalability
    • Paycom is rated higher in 4 areas: Usability, Availability, Online Training, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    Brightspace

    92%
    44 Ratings
    6.3

    Paycom

    63%
    325 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Brightspace

    90%
    25 Ratings
    8.1

    Paycom

    81%
    16 Ratings

    Usability

    6.4

    Brightspace

    64%
    11 Ratings
    7.2

    Paycom

    72%
    19 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Brightspace

    90%
    2 Ratings
    9.1

    Paycom

    91%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    9.0

    Brightspace

    90%
    4 Ratings
    8.2

    Paycom

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Brightspace

    100%
    11 Ratings
    9.2

    Paycom

    92%
    56 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Brightspace

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    Paycom

    64%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    4.0

    Brightspace

    40%
    2 Ratings
    7.3

    Paycom

    73%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    1.6

    Brightspace

    16%
    6 Ratings
    5.8

    Paycom

    58%
    7 Ratings

    Configurability

    Brightspace

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    Paycom

    55%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Brightspace

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    Paycom

    55%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    9.0

    Brightspace

    90%
    1 Rating
    5.5

    Paycom

    55%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    Brightspace

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    Paycom

    50%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Brightspace

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4

    Paycom

    84%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    D2L

    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.
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    Paycom

    in my experience, Paycom has been a great program to process payroll more efficiently and timely. The thought of doing payroll the old way sounds dreadful. This change has definitely been a positive change and one that I would recommend. Paycom also makes it easier to work on payroll outside of the office using their Manager on the Go app. If employees contact me while I'm outside of the office at meetings, I can still login and help answer their question quicker than I could before. Anytime you change systems there is a lot to learn, however, with the help of my implementation team and help features within the website, I can always get a quick response
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    Pros

    D2L

    • 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.
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    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.
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    Cons

    D2L

    • 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.
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    Paycom

    • Occasionally we struggle to get into contact without a dedicated specialist who would know more detail about our personal circumstances. However, Paycom seems to always have an expert standing by that can jump in when needed. Ultimately, we get great help quickly, no matter what.
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    Pricing Details

    Brightspace

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Brightspace editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Must contact vendor for pricing information. 30-day free trial is available.

      Paycom

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Paycom editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Pricing Info

        Likelihood to Renew

        D2L

        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.
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        Paycom

        We've made the mistake of moving away from Paycom to a PEO which had made a lot of promises, that they could not keep. Less than a year after that transition, we returned to Paycom and are happier than ever.
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        Usability

        D2L

        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.
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        Paycom

        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!
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        Reliability and Availability

        D2L

        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.
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        Paycom

        They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
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        Performance

        D2L

        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.
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        Paycom

        It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
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        Support Rating

        D2L

        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.
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        Paycom

        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.
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        In-Person Training

        D2L

        Did not participate in the in-person training due to distance; training was completed online
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        Paycom

        They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
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        Online Training

        D2L

        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.
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        Paycom

        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.
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        Implementation Rating

        D2L

        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.
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        Paycom

        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
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        Alternatives Considered

        D2L

        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.
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        Paycom

        Paycom blows both Heartland and ADP away. No comparison. I had nothing but issues with the others and no issues to speak of with Paycom. I will recommend Paycom to anyone looking for a truly all-in-one provider.
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        Scalability

        D2L

        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.
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        Paycom

        They are not able to meet our current needs
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        Return on Investment

        D2L

        • 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.
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        Paycom

        • We no longer have a full-time HR manager. The duties are split between a Controller and another manager-reduced costs-all in an $80,000/year savings.
        • Employee self-management of benefits enrollments eliminated manager support for the process. It's completely self-administered by the employee, probably saves 80 hours of administrative work at a minimum and eliminating any chance that management makes an error on the employee's record.
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