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Attribute Ratings

  • A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.6

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

96%
25 Ratings
6.0

Adobe Captivate

60%
125 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

100%
1 Rating
7.0

Adobe Captivate

70%
9 Ratings

Usability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

Adobe Captivate

76%
6 Ratings

Availability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

N/A
0 Ratings
1.8

Adobe Captivate

18%
1 Rating

Performance

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Adobe Captivate

73%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

90%
1 Rating
6.4

Adobe Captivate

64%
33 Ratings

Implementation Rating

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

N/A
0 Ratings
2.7

Adobe Captivate

27%
2 Ratings

Configurability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

Adobe Captivate

55%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Adobe Captivate

73%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Adobe Captivate

82%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Adobe Captivate

82%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Adobe Captivate

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

A Cloud Guru

If your organization is technical-based and offers its employees different online courses to enhance their knowledge, then A Cloud Guru will be perfect for you. There are multiple courses available from different cloud platforms. The platform is easy to use and navigate and does not require much knowledge. Even if you do not have basic technical knowledge, the courses available in A Cloud Guru are designed in such a manner that a non-technical person will understand the concept easily.
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Adobe

Captivate is well suited for instruction designers who want to build attractive, personalized, interactive, energetic lessons. It's also a good choice for someone who wants to build something innovative because Captivate gives the developer so much control over so many aspects.
But if someone wanted something built quickly, generically and didn't care about holding the viewer's attention, then Captivate might be an expensive tool. That person might be more satisfied with a cheaper and easier to learn authoring tool.
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Pros

A Cloud Guru

  • The team at A Cloud Guru is excellent at responding to user feedback that is submitted through their website.
  • The content created is well organized and aligns to certification paths.
  • The content is accessible on mobile and web platforms, which is great for learning on the go.
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Adobe

  • Quickly adding in graphics, text, and interactive buttons.
  • Has extensive variables and branching for additional customization, beyond the competition.
  • Has 360 degree capability which competitors don't offer (I have not used this feature).
  • High degree of customization and personalization.
  • True responsive screen display on all devices, viewable as you are creating the training. This is different than some competitors - some just shrink the screen, but Adobe Captivate allows actually removing or moving or changing items at different screen sizes.
  • If you like Flash, it has Flash output, although it's going away in 2020. Personally, I think this is an outdated technology.
  • Many advanced capabilities. I chose this product due to the capabilities.
  • Comes with assets, templates, people, head shots, and full body—excellent.
  • Adobe Captivate is the authoring tool. It integrates with Adobe Captivate Prime - which I highly recommend if you want to truly take advantage of all of its features in reporting, administration, compliance, and social learning. (I didn't use Prime because you essentially need 100+ students to affordably use Prime.) If you look at my chart of what Captivate is capable of, I can't say that Captivate has a lot of the reporting features because they are part of Prime/SCORM, although, with Captivate's customization, you might be able to do most of them if you are up to it, but I did not.
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Cons

A Cloud Guru

  • More material on other cloud providers GCP, Azure, Huawei.
  • Extend the sandboxes to other cloud providers not only AWS.
  • Include more material for non-technical people, sometimes the sales teams are completely lost in the platform but they would like to learn about it.
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Adobe

  • Clunky interface, it takes a lot of extra clicks to get places compared to other Adobe apps and competitor's eLearning software.
  • Would be nice if it was part of creative cloud, or at least in the group of apps you can add through Creative Cloud.
  • More regular and meaningful updates. Compared to flagship apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. Captivate is like the read headed step child. Competitors excel at providing regular updates with clear change documentation. How are we still using Captivate 2019 in 2022?
  • The interface feels like it is still stuck in the 90s, would be nice if it was more modern and better in-line with flagship adobe offerings.
  • Variables and associated menus are a nuisance to work with vs some of the clever drop down and content-sensitive options in Articulate Storyline.
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Pricing Details

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

Starting Price

$0 per month

Editions & Modules

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free$0.001
Personal Basic$31.59 ($379.00)2
Personal Plus$41.59 ($499.00)3
Business Basic$41.59 ($499.00)4
Business Plus$58.25 ($699.00)5

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  4. per month (per year)
  5. per month (per year)

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Contact Sales for Enterprise Pricing. https://acloudguru.com/solutions/business

Pricing Info

Adobe Captivate

Starting Price

$399 one-time fee

Editions & Modules

Adobe Captivate editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Subscription33.991
Pereptual License1,2992
Student & Teacher Edition3993
Upgrade4994

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. one-time fee
  3. one-time fee
  4. one-time fee

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

A Cloud Guru

No answers on this topic

Adobe

We have hundreds of courses that were created in Adobe Captivate. It will take us a while to convert to Articulate. We'll need a license for another year and/or until Adobe comes out with a true update to the software.
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Usability

A Cloud Guru

No answers on this topic

Adobe

Adobe Captivate does take some getting used to. There are features that are much more convoluted than they need to be, but overall it is a great product with a some excellent features. Being in a pretty small market, Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline dominate the space. They are not the same software, but allow for eLearning authoring. Each has their benefit and their downside, but, for me, Adobe Captivate edges out Storyline.
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Support Rating

A Cloud Guru

The support team of A Cloud Guru is quite quick. There are scenarios where A Cloud Guru was not working in my organization. We reached out to their support team and they quickly resolved the issue. Also, if any individual is facing issues accessing A Cloud Guru, their support team is quick to resolve the issue.
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Adobe

It is difficult to get in touch with Adobe Captivate support. With a seemingly limited number of resources, mostly outsourced, getting in contact with someone to help troubleshoot an issue is challenging. Typically wait times are long, and the desired path to resolution is to use an existing knowledge base or a self-help guide. It is certainly not a user-friendly experience.
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Implementation Rating

A Cloud Guru

No answers on this topic

Adobe

I'm only aware of the problems Adobe Captivate had with SumTotal LMS and Upside LMS, requiring extensive contact with both internal and external support staff to fix the problems. We had no problems at all with Articulate.
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Alternatives Considered

A Cloud Guru

The main differentiator was the contents as we were interested in a cloud platform other similar platforms did not have the below: it is very good to establish cloud learning development plans and then track them and manage them for the team. The platform supports learning tracks, exams, and sandboxes with all major cloud providers guarantees that you don't get an accidental charge as a result of [the] testing and exploring the cloud
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Adobe

I think that Articulate360 is more user-friendly and has a cleaner, more updated look. If you can edit a PDF, then you can use Articulate 360. Adobe Captivate may be more challenging for the designer, but it has more features. We chose Adobe Captivate because we want the option to create interactive learning environments. Adobe Captivate plays well with the other Adobe design products including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premier. Additionally, Adoe Captivate is highly compatible with Cornerstone, our preferred Learning Management Systems.
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Return on Investment

A Cloud Guru

  • Engagement scores around investment in L&D have increased.
  • There's excitement around upcoming changes to our technology instead of fear we have seen in the past.
  • We feel confident we will be able to deliver these new technologies - although we are at the start of our journey.
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Adobe

  • Adobe Captivate has allowed our instructors to engage students in ways we never have before.
  • Instructors who have used Adobe Captivate in our organization have reported higher levels of engagement with their courses and their students, theoretically leading to improved assessment of student performance.
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