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based on preference data from user reviews. Blackboard Learn rates 3.9/5 stars with 741 reviews. By contrast, Paycom rates 4.2/5 stars with 754 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
(741)
3.9 out of 5
Blackboard Learn
Paycom
Paycom
(754)
4.2 out of 5
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Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Market Segments
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Enterprise (50.3% of reviews)
Paycom
Paycom
Mid-Market (75.5% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
No pricing information available
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Paycom
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Blackboard Learn vs Paycom

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Paycom easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Paycom overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Paycom meets the needs of their business better than Blackboard Learn.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Paycom is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Paycom over Blackboard Learn.
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.2
Responses: 667
Paycom
Paycom
8.6
Responses: 639
Ease of Use
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.5
Responses: 672
Paycom
Paycom
8.5
Responses: 645
Ease of Setup
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.5
Responses: 135
Paycom
Paycom
7.4
Responses: 249
Ease of Admin
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.9
Responses: 133
Paycom
Paycom
7.9
Responses: 258
Quality of Support
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Responses: 540
Paycom
Paycom
8.4
Responses: 568
Ease of Doing Business With
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Responses: 102
Paycom
Paycom
8.0
Responses: 252
Product Direction (% positive)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.4
Responses: 672
Paycom
Paycom
8.0
Responses: 627
Features
Course Authoring
Course Builder
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
9.3
Responses: 7
Paycom
Paycom
8.8
Responses: 31
Role-Based Templates
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 7
Paycom
Paycom
8.9
Responses: 32
Assessments & Quizzes
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.7
Responses: 9
Paycom
Paycom
8.9
Responses: 35
Instructor-Led Training
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
9.2
Responses: 8
Paycom
Paycom
8.7
Responses: 31
Course Delivery
Learning Paths
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 8
Paycom
Paycom
9.0
Responses: 37
24/7 Availability
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.3
Responses: 7
Paycom
Paycom
9.3
Responses: 35
Communication & Notifications
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 9
Paycom
Paycom
8.8
Responses: 38
Assignment Scheduling
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 9
Paycom
Paycom
9.4
Responses: 35
Course Management
Gamification
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.9
Responses: 6
Paycom
Paycom
9.2
Responses: 25
Varied User Types
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 6
Paycom
Paycom
9.0
Responses: 29
Certifications
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.9
Responses: 7
Paycom
Paycom
8.9
Responses: 30
Industry Compliance
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
9.4
Responses: 17
Platform
Customization
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
7.8
Responses: 168
Integration APIs
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
8.1
Responses: 104
Internationalization
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
Feature Not Available
User, Role, and Access Management
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
8.4
Responses: 180
Performance
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
8.6
Responses: 174
Mobility
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
8.5
Responses: 162
Reporting
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
8.4
Responses: 172
Dashboards
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
8.5
Responses: 181
LMS Marketplace
E-Commerce
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
9.3
Responses: 24
Course Marketplace
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
9.0
Responses: 26
Subscriptions
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
9.1
Responses: 23
Interface
White Labeling
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 6
Paycom
Paycom
9.3
Responses: 30
Multilingual
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Paycom
Paycom
9.0
Responses: 25
Training & eLearning
Assessments and Practice
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 28
Paycom
Paycom
8.8
Responses: 45
Content Delivery and Tracking
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.8
Responses: 32
Paycom
Paycom
8.9
Responses: 45
Content Creation
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.2
Responses: 27
Paycom
Paycom
8.8
Responses: 44
Customer Training
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.5
Responses: 20
Paycom
Paycom
8.9
Responses: 39
Manager Portals
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.0
Responses: 17
Paycom
Paycom
8.6
Responses: 45
Content Storage and Management
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.0
Responses: 28
Paycom
Paycom
8.8
Responses: 46
Content Libraries
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.7
Responses: 24
Paycom
Paycom
8.9
Responses: 47
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of Blackboard Learn were most often representing companies in the Enterprise segment, while reviewers for Paycom were more commonly in the Mid-Market segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
16.6%
Paycom
Paycom
14.7%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
33.1%
Paycom
Paycom
75.5%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
50.3%
Paycom
Paycom
9.7%
Reviewers' Industry
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn Industry
Higher Education
45.1%
Education Management
19.3%
E-Learning
9.7%
Primary/Secondary Education
3.0%
Information Technology and Services
1.9%
Other
21.0%
Paycom
Paycom Industry
Non-Profit Organization Management
7.2%
Hospital & Health Care
5.8%
Information Technology and Services
5.7%
Education Management
4.1%
Marketing and Advertising
3.8%
Other
73.5%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Blackboard Learn
Neil H.
User in Non-Profit Organization Management

From a student user perspective, I like how easy and uncomplicated Blackboard can be to keep up with my classes all from one place online. It allows me to easily access documents, online quizzes, online tests, grades and any other relevant class resources...

Paycom
Susan S.
Administrator in Aviation & Aerospace

I like the customer service the best. It has been a smooth transition from ADP to Paycom and implementation was less stressful than it was with ADP. I have one dedicated person to my account that I can call or email whenever I have a question. All the...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Blackboard Learn
Stefan B.
User in Research

It is cumbersome to use. It seems like a product from the '90s and takes too much effort, even for trivial tasks. The interface has improved a bit with recent updates, but it is still complicated to use. Many common tasks are actually implemented better...

Paycom
Walter S.
Executive Sponsor in Hospitality

We switched from ADP to Paycom. Big mistake. While we were not happy with ADP, we had no idea how terrible Paycom would be. Conversion was expensive and full of errors. Time off PTO accruals were a total disaster. Almost our entire Paycom "team" left in...

Discussions
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn Discussions
It seems like I see a lot of reviews saying 'back in the day' in reference to how Blackboard has been surpassed by several new products. What new products are out there today that compete well or have surpassed Blackboard in both features and usability?
3 comments
Jon J.
JJ
It think D2L (Desire To Learn) is a pretty good modern alternative to Blackboard. It requires far less down time and is more intuitive. I've had better...Read more
I would be curious if the designers have taken to heart the UX concerns that have been raised.
1 comment
JM
Everyone dislikes their enterprise level LMS and wants to replace it. I worked with Bb daily for 8 years. Yes. I had complaints about the UX. But the...Read more
API
1 comment
Asmat M.
AM
Hi Asmat, This is Shaun from G2. If you’re looking for information about APIs in Blackboard Learn, this is a useful website:...Read more
Paycom
Paycom Discussions
What kind of employee training does Paycom provide and what’s the implementation process?
2 comments
G2
I have implemented Paycom at three companies. Implementations are never easy but I have always been pleased with the overall process. The more I...Read more
Did anyone else get told that Paycom would not raise their prices on existing clients?
1 comment
Karissa B.
KB
Yes we were told that when they sold us on Paycom in 2018. They said no price increases was a differentiator vs ADP (our previous provider) but they lied....Read more
What is your experience with the software?
1 comment
Ricardo G.
RG
Our implementation was very professional, complete - and any questions we had were handled promptly and completely. Great experience.Read more
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