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Features Comparison Chart

Features
Desktop

Client/Server

Web

List Available Training
   
Training records include: title, number, revision, release date, description, type, hours, expiration period, status, and exam requirements.
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Attach a document or file to each training record which can be available for employees to review before taking an exam.
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Set the status of a training to "inactive" to keep the data but not include it in reports.
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Yes
List Employees      
Employee records include: employee name, ID number, phone, email, hire date, job title, department, supervisor, employee type, shift, and location.
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Add new job titles, departments, shifts, locations, or employee types as you need them, or by importing them with your employee data.
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Assign multiple job titles to each employee.
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Attach a document or file to each employee record
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Upload a photo of each employee, track Human Resources data such as Social Security number, birth date, address, home and cell phone numbers.
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Track skills, education, qualifications, or certificates.
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Yes
Designate Required Training      
Require training by job title, department, individual employee, or all employees.
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When a new employee is added, the required training is automatically listed based on job titles and department.
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Exempt individual employees from requirements.
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Set up a parent/child module and the children are automatically required or completed when the parent is required or completed.
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Allow a substitute training to fulfill a requirement.
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Require a second training after the first has been completed.
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Add a Date Started and Date Due to any required training for each employee.
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Yes
 
Automatic Email Notices      
The program can be set to automatically send email notices to employees and/or supervisors for training that is due or about to expire, scheduled classes, and reminders for upcoming classes.
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You may also manually send notices to employees, supervisors, or others of training due or training scheduled.
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Yes
Expiration, Revision, and Re-Training
Each training can be set to expire after a specified number of months, or to never expire.
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When completions are entered, the expiration date is automatically calculated.
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When you have a new revision for a training (or document), you may elect to automatically expire all completions from the previous version.
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You may over-ride the calculated expiration by manually entering an expiration date.
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Yes
 
Schedule Classes      
Employees may log in and enroll in scheduled classes, or you may enroll them and send an instant email notification.
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Indicate a maximum capacity for each training location to limit enrollment.
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Record Training Completion      
Completion records include: Training, employee, revision, completion date, expiration date, cost, hours, score, and pass/fail.
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Attach a document or file to each training completion record.
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Print sign-in sheets with barcodes and enter completion records by simply scanning in the barcodes.
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Enter completion records for groups of employees all at once by checking off the names from a list.
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View Completion Status      
Filter completion and status records in a variety of ways.
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Status is automatically calculated as needed, scheduled, completed, failed (if an exam is required), or expired.
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Retain training history when an employee completes a training multiple times over the years.
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Yes
Exams      
Allow employees to take exams electronically, or indicate that they have completed a training.
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Employees may sign exam or completion records with an electronic signature.  
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Allow employees to review a document or presentation before taking the exam just by clicking the link.
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View completed exams with answers and scores
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Yes
 
Import and Export      
Import data from another program or file using the Excel® templates.
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Export data or any report to Excel® or other standard file formats, or send it as an email attachment.
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Reports      
Generate a variety of reports showing training due or completed.
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Print over 60 standard reports featuring your own logo
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Use filters to create custom reports.
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Filter for any criteria from multiple fields at once (for example, all trainings completed in May by employees in the IT department or with job title containing "Manager"). Generate reports based on your criteria or export the search results directly to Excel®
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Yes
 
Print individual certificates of completion, or print them for an entire class.
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Yes
 
Sort, Search, and Edit Data      
Sort, search, or filter records on any screen by any field.
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Edit lists for drop-down menus.
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Form validation prevents entry of duplicate records.
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Click on a field to open the related record. For example, when looking at an employee record, click a training title to open that record. From the training screen, click an employee name to open that record.
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User Access Levels      
Assign read-and-edit, read-only, or limited access to users.
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Users are authenticated using their Windows® login; no need to type a separate user name and password.
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Employees taking exams or viewing their own status do not need to have a Windows® login, they can type in their unique user name and password.
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Allow users to only view/edit subordinate records.
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Allow users to only view/edit one department.
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Allow users to only edit completion records.
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Set password expiration and timeout interval.
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Audit Trail and Electronic Signatures
An audit trail tracks all record changes and user logins.  
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Electronic signatures and compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11.  
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Validation documents available (purchased separately).  
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Setup and Support      
SQL Server back-end database.  
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Runs through a web browser    
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Nothing to install on client workstations.    
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Free support by phone, email or chat.
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