Rippling vs. Totara LMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Rippling
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. This enables users to manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system. For example, when onboarding a new employee, Rippling can take a new hire from anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party…
$8
starting price per user, per month
Totara LMS
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Totara Learning, headquartered in Wellington offers the Totara workforce learning management system with core LMS (Totara Learn) integratable social platform (Totara Social), support for instructor led learning, and cloud storage for learning materials, available on cloud.N/A
Pricing
RipplingTotara LMS
Editions & Modules
Recommended
$8.00
starting price per user, per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RipplingTotara LMS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
RipplingTotara LMS
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.1
560 Ratings
3% above category average
Totara LMS
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.0372 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.1389 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.3452 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.3383 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting8.0472 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.3402 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.3301 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.5
604 Ratings
6% above category average
Totara LMS
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.5523 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.1324 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.8544 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.1528 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.5361 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.0299 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
9.0
519 Ratings
11% above category average
Totara LMS
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.1496 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.0456 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.8312 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.9
642 Ratings
9% above category average
Totara LMS
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information9.2603 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information9.3631 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.9504 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition8.3303 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.9426 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
7.9
234 Ratings
2% above category average
Totara LMS
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.9234 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.2
265 Ratings
8% above category average
Totara LMS
-
Ratings
Report builder8.0258 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.0242 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.6203 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.8
428 Ratings
9% above category average
Totara LMS
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.8420 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.8300 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.6
165 Ratings
5% above category average
Totara LMS
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.9140 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.6146 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.3140 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.6144 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.6
195 Ratings
8% above category average
Totara LMS
-
Ratings
Performance plans8.3170 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.2159 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking9.1167 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.1183 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.5149 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
9.2
152 Ratings
15% above category average
Totara LMS
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools9.1124 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.3133 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search9.2139 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development9.2128 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
8.7
174 Ratings
10% above category average
Totara LMS
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.2134 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.4128 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.0119 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.8120 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.2123 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.5128 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.0157 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Rippling
-
Ratings
Totara LMS
7.7
3 Ratings
7% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
RipplingTotara LMS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(684 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(681 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(613 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
RipplingTotara LMS
Likelihood to Recommend
Rippling
Rippling is the best payroll provider if you have multiple companies that you want registered together. No other payroll provider we spoke to offered the multi-EIN feature that Rippling provides. We are a small company and Rippling works great for us at our size. I do not know how well the application scales, but I could see the systems being less than ideal for very large companies. Similarly, a very small company many not need all the features that Rippling offers and can get away with a cheaper payroll company. For example, a sole proprietorship with two employees probably should use Gusto or some other option if they need a payroll company, but Rippling would still be a useful service for these companies vs. no payroll company at all. It is just a matter of price.
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Totara Learning
As a real estate services company with properties (& employees) in six states, Totara LMS is well suited for implementing and our employee learning platform to our many team members that work remotely and cannot benefit from regular in-person learning courses. Totara LMS's comprehensive and customizable reporting system also allows us to accurately review and tell the story of employee performance and talent development, while tailoring this reporting to the needs of different internal stakeholders.
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Pros
Rippling
  • Clean UI - there is no ambiguity about what function each button will perform.
  • Very easy to navigate. It is not difficult to find what is being looked for.
  • Single location for multiple functions. This is great for me as there is one central hub for all professional admin matters. Saving me valuable time that I can better spend on more pressing work matters.
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Totara Learning
  • Distribute elearning
  • run exams
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Cons
Rippling
  • Providing point of contact for different aspects of the program, we have a customer service rep, who is fantastic, but he is the only person I know to reach out to, and he generally has to follow up with me with information on which department/person I need to get in touch with to resolve my question.
  • Their "help" section is a bit difficult to navigate, but I will say the team chat makes up for that particular shortfall.
  • Their pricing is a bit all over the place. Everything is "al a carte," so the costs can add up quickly.
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Totara Learning
  • Reporting can be a little inflexible - sometimes, the report cannot be customized to have all the columns you need as they are not available from that area of the LMS.
  • Graphic reporting needs some more work to be a bit more professional looking.
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Likelihood to Renew
Rippling
Rippling continues to innovate and amaze me with their new innovations and features. Product feedback is taken seriously so I always give it whenever I can and end up seeing results. Rippling is the new wave of HRIS that cannot compare against others in the industry just due to the fact they are super user friendly!
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Totara Learning
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Usability
Rippling
Rippling stands out with its dependable, transparent, and intuitive platform for HR management. It simplifies tasks like managing team details, payroll, and benefits, making them straightforward and efficient. This user-friendliness has been a game-changer for companies like Noticed, where it streamlined employee onboarding and Open Enrollment. Their features combine to create a positive and stress-free experience for HR professionals and employees alike. Rippling's focus on user-friendliness makes it a clear choice for companies seeking a streamlined and efficient HR solution.
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Totara Learning
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Reliability and Availability
Rippling
I like that the availability in using Rippling at any given time is useful to me. Getting on the site freely when I need gives me security of knowing that I can be in control of viewing health insurance and hours information. I have yet to get any errors in using the Rippling app.
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Totara Learning
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Performance
Rippling
Rippling's performance has been great, no errors or glitches yet so far. I am confident that Going from one page to the next and all its complexity usage does not lag or times out, it works effectively and efficiently. While using Rippling and other apps it does not tend to slow it down, works great. No complaints.
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Totara Learning
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Support Rating
Rippling
The Rippling support team is INCREDIBLE. Their chat bot feature is very robust and if you need a live agent they are quick to hop on and a very helpful and friendly. Whether you need a Zoom call for a screen share or things are complicated and they need to make a support ticket, they will always work with you until you find a solution. VERY helpful! and Onboarding as a company/customer was great too.
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Totara Learning
Easy to access both local support and support/advice from other Totara LMS users as we keep in regular contact as a part of the totara government users group. Our vendor also keeps in touch with this group and a lot of knowledge is shared. It's easy to access the Totara LMS users academy, and one of my administrators has also set up a local forum where they ask each other questions and share knowledge as well. Our vendor is easy to access via our support plan and we have monthly catch-ups with our account manager where we hear about anything new coming up.
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Alternatives Considered
Rippling
Proof was much more convoluted and not easy to maneuver. Also all the platforms could not relate to each other and so nothing was streamlined in its approach. Also things seemed to lag and was not very up to date when it needed to be. I feel rippling has simplified their processes
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Totara Learning
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Scalability
Rippling
I can go on here and see all my hours and pto plus health benefits. I like to have the work handbook handy to refer to legal things. How to work my role within it's limits. Being able to put in my hours and view when they are approved is a huge benefit for me.
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Totara Learning
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Return on Investment
Rippling
  • The organization of information increased the business efficiency
  • Employee can search for themselves, leaving HR to do the things they need to be productive
  • Access 24/7 thru mobile app allows employee to function when they have the opportunity leaving the normal work hours for other business.
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Totara Learning
  • Totara LMS has helped increase our employee retention by 15%.
  • Totara LMS has drastically improved our employee learning and development processes that weren't in place prior to having this system.
  • Totara LMS has decreased the time the onboarding process takes by 1 day.
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ScreenShots

Rippling Screenshots

Screenshot of Rippling Dashboard: Employees' home for their payroll, benefits, documents, devices, expenses, and apps.Screenshot of Rippling Payroll: Runs payroll in 90 seconds. Pays employees and contractors around the world. Automatic tax filing.Screenshot of Rippling Benefits Administration: Management of employees' Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, FSA, HSA, and commuter benefits.Screenshot of Rippling Single Sign-On: Employees can access all of their SaaS apps in one click from their Rippling dashboard.Screenshot of Rippling’s Time & Attendance platform integrates with the rest of the product suite so that when employees clock in, their approved hours automatically synced with payroll and accounting systems.Screenshot of Rippling Mobile Device Management: To manage employees' computers and devices 100% remotely.

Totara LMS Screenshots

Screenshot of Ensure compliance with programs and pathways to improve safety and reduce business risks.Screenshot of Cater to multiple groups, partners and customers from a single instance of your LMS.Screenshot of The learning management system, trusted by thousands of customers, upskills your workforce the way you want, with the power and flexibility to deliver transformational learning.Screenshot of The Totara Mobile app is developed by Totara for Totara users. Our native app is available for both Android and iOS devices and offers a number of authentication options, including support for both single sign-on and manual login users. Your app login screen can be customized and branded to match your Totara Learn site so learners are offered a familiar and intuitive user experience.