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Adobe Captivate

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Captivate is well suited for technical scenario activities. For example, software simulations where demonstration, practice, and assessment are necessary. Captivate does a very good job of creating simulation type activities compared to other solutions. Captivate also does very well with scoring on assessments. Whether you use clicks or questions to score, Captivate has a great ability to score both types. It is less suited for rapid eLearning development. If your company is looking for a solution to build more traditional eLearning such as click-through presentations with some interactivity and the ability to include multimedia elements, then another solution may be more appropriate. Captivate is a great tool for more advanced developers.
Michael Whatley | TrustRadius Reviewer

ADP Enterprise eTIME

It is well suited for an Outsourcing business. This type of business has a lot of clients to serve and most of the time consultants serve multiple different clients, eTime suits this kind of setup since it can aid on the accuracy of billing clients for hours rendered by consultants to them.
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Captivate

  • 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 Personally, I think this is an outdated technology.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.
Pam Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

ADP Enterprise eTIME

  • Ability to clock hours without a physical time clock/punchcard -- great for jobs like tutoring, which may not have a central meeting location
  • Ability to clock hours for multiple positions in different departments across an organization -- one paycheck, even though I had multiple supervisors and different pay rates
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Captivate

  • Adobe struggles in its customer support. Knowledgeable Captivate support technicians to teach and troubleshoot would elevate this powerful tool.
  • As mobile learning journeys away from Flash, developing strictly in HTML5 is a becoming a must. Captivate has an HTML5 inspector to review your project for potential flash-based issues, but development in HTML5 only is not as intuitive. I waste valuable time and effort making adjustments after the fact.
  • Many of my SMEs (subject mater experts) submit drafts in PowerPoint. Captivate has a PowerPoint import option, but transforms each slide into an image, removing any ability to edit the content after import. The issue alone is enough to drive me to alternate authoring tools. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to distribute and teach all of our SMEs to use Captivate.
Relton McBurrows | TrustRadius Reviewer

ADP Enterprise eTIME

  • The setup is difficult for administers.
  • Mapping the pay rules to the accrual profiles, pay codes, etc., is hard to administer as well.
  • The consultants at ADP do not know the system well in some cases so getting help with setup and issues can be difficult.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 8.8
Based on 3 answers
There is no doubt in my mind that we will be using Adobe Captivate for years to come. There are so many uses for the software that we are just scratching the surface. The more we use it, the better it gets. This is a great option for anyone looking for an eLearning authoring tool.
Tracy Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

ADP Enterprise eTIME

ADP Enterprise eTIME 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Already using product and I have been happy with the results.
Christina O'Steen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Tracy Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

ADP Enterprise eTIME

ADP Enterprise eTIME 9.0
Based on 2 answers
In some ways, the flexibility of eTime makes it much more usable than some time card systems. I can log my own hours at my convenience (as long as it is during the pay period), and eTime sends me a reminder email 24 hours before the cut-off for each pay period. I can log hours for multiple positions using particular pay codes, although there is no way for me to save frequently used or "my" pay codes -- adding this feature would be a much-appreciated improvement to eTime's usability. Juggling multiple pay codes within the current system, however, is cumbersome. There can also be problems if an incorrect or overlapping hour is accidentally entered and saved -- certain fields turn red and are difficult to adjust, often requiring the help of a software administrator. Correcting other errors and entering historical hours is extremely difficult, and the software does not work well on some browsers (and it is unattractive when I have been able to get it to work)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 6.7
Based on 30 answers
The support team is good in responding and maintaining communication. Sometimes...well...almost always, you will find yourself having to use a 2nd attempt with more details and easier terminology to get the tech to understand the question or situation. These techs should know English 100% and their product 100% to be on a support team for the USA. I do not get the impression this is true.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

ADP Enterprise eTIME

ADP Enterprise eTIME 8.2
Based on 4 answers
Based on my usage of the program is why I rated it a 7. I used for verifying attendance and employee time cards for accuracy and/or discrepancies.
Stephanie Rigsby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is an okay software program, but it is not something I'd pick over Articulate Storyline or Articulate 360. I only selected Captivate because it was mandatory for my course plus I wanted to explore it to find out how it worked. But after using it, I didn't find it to be as appealing as I thought. It's not a horrible software tool, it has its perks but it's just not as user-friendly as I'd hoped it would be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ADP Enterprise eTIME

The ADP Enterprise eTIME side of the customer service team is excellent. We have had many complicated phone calls and the ADP Enterprise eTIME team has always been able to help us. They have helped us to come up with many solutions, from shift differential codes to setting up holidays automatically at the beginning of the year. Great team!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Captivate

  • Adobe Captivate has helped us lower training costs without the need for external training.
  • The program allowed us to create in house training without the need for third party collaboration.
  • End users could communicate about training needs and Adobe Captivate made it easy to update current training modules.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

ADP Enterprise eTIME

  • The system allows our employees to quickly record their time so that they can focus on their day-to-day jobs.
  • The system allows our managers to quickly approve time cards.
  • ADP Enterprise eTime does not have a sufficient query function to enable employers to easily create/schedule reports that the business needs. ADP charges high fees for custom reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Adobe Captivate Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

ADP Enterprise eTIME

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Call for details

ADP Enterprise eTIME Editions & Modules

Edition
ADP Vantage HCM TimeCall for details
ADP Global Time and Labor ManagementCall for details
ADP Workforce Now Enhanced TimeCall for details
ADP Vantage HCM TimeCall for details
    Additional Pricing Details
    Pricing is based on a per employee model. Billing is monthly, based on a subscription model.

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