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Overview

PDS’ Vista® solves HCM challenges for organizations with employees in the United States and/or Canada. From end-to-end HCM...

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Absorb is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) engineered to drive business productivity and deliver a top-tier...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

ic-pricetag

No pricing info

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.6

16

5

4

3

2

1

11

4

1

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

4.5

215

5

4

3

2

1

130

71

6

5

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
93%
would recommend this app

Pros

It is cleaner than 4 and it is more intuitive. The upgrade went smoothly thanks to the help of PDS Team.
If you like personalized service and a team who genuinely cares about their customers you should definitely consider use of this product.
PDS continues to improve and add to the system. Every department is very responsive to customer needs.

Pros

Absorb has been great to learn, the customer support team and CRM's are amazing to work with. They are always willing to help achieve overall success for Admin and learners.
Their customer service is by far THE BEST customer service I have ever received working with any other company. They are fast, responsive and always willing to help me out.
Great looking site design and flawless implementation. Amazing pricing and good product support.

Cons

Job history has been really hard to accurately track. Tracking applicants in multiple reqs has also been hard.
The position structure is very cumbersome and difficult to update.
Also when using the timesheet to add deduction or fringe adjustments that apply only for the specific pay period it doesn't stay on the same tab when changing employees.

Cons

Again we were really disappointed about the department/sub-department functionality. So if you are using Absorb for multiple clients not just internally then beware.
Thus, whenever you update a course, you will have to re-enroll all users. It has limited assessment options.
Resources don't have a thumbnail- makes them look empty/incomplete. No place for text on the home dashboard.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa year ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 days ago

Key features

  • Total features29
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Benefits Management
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Certification Tracking
  • Check Printing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Gamification
  • HR Management
  • Interactive Content
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Media Management
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-State
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Onboarding
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recommendations
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Portal
  • Succession Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Course Library
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • User Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies
  • Total features100
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Benefits Management
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Certification Tracking
  • Check Printing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Gamification
  • HR Management
  • Interactive Content
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Media Management
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-State
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Onboarding
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recommendations
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Portal
  • Succession Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Course Library
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • User Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

Integrations

  • Total integrationsN/A
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud
  • Total integrations37
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud