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Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Well suited: Gives your presentation a different appearance and allows you to create simulations that lessen your steps when it comes to making training/simulation videos.Less appropriate: Not as user-friendly as I thought. Animations/states are hidden and cause the creator to take extra steps versus using a different type of software program tool.
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Axonify

Axonify is perfect for serving up MUST-KNOWs to staff. Safety and compliance related topics are best. Axonify is not currently suited as a full-on LMS for more intensive training, like webinars or soft skill training. Due to this, there is not as much incentive for high-level executive employees to engage since they usually have a good handle on compliance training and find it a waste of time.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
8.0
Axonify
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.2
Axonify
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Axonify
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Axonify
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
Axonify
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Axonify
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Axonify
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Axonify
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Axonify
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Axonify
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Axonify
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Axonify

Pros

  • The program really excels at providing central platform for combining different training technologies such as voice recordings and videos.
  • Adobe Captivate can provide different types of training media including mobile applications and HTML 5 files.
  • The program provides a robust set of interactive and multimedia features that can aid in providing a more effective training session
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  • Great user interface. Intuitive. Simple. Clean look.
  • Easy to access reports that deliver well for C-Suite presentations.
  • Simple gamification structure with well-thought out reward design.
  • Amazing customer service team that passes on our feedback to design team and, get this, oftentimes actually implements our ideas. Gotta love that!
  • Bite-sized learning that is served quickly while maintaining high-quality.
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Cons

  • It drives me crazy that the caption text doesn't automatically put a period at the end...I always have to end up going into each and every one to add that darned period!
  • The caption boxes aren't as slick looking as they should be nowadays, and the ability to customize them isn't quite as robust as I'd like.
  • Getting live tech support is exceedingly expensive and Adobe has the worst, most frustrating website (which is ironic, considering the products that they sell). Adobe has many very good products, but they're not a company I enjoy doing business with.
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  • The results display for surveys tends to cut off comments. There should be a better export option to save editing time on our end when generating reports.
  • I would like to be able to see the amount people spent to win prizes on the Reports>>Winners page.
  • Live Polling, registration, and electronic QA feature in Events section (like EventMobi).
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate9.3
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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.
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Usability

Adobe Captivate8.0
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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

Adobe Captivate8.3
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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.
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Alternatives Considered

I have created a matrix that explains how we, as a training team, can help determine the right authoring tool for the learning development job. Captivate really only comes out on top for high priority/high impact courses, since it takes a lot of development time, programming time, narration syncing, etc., but it is much more robust than the others.
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Return on Investment

  • Allows flexibility in terms of presentation
  • It enhances the experience of the user
  • Combines multiple processes into one package
  • Communicates with our LMS
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  • Before, we could not accurately measure if people were really reviewing our monthly safety material or really reading our new policy releases. Now we have nearly 100% compliance.
  • Over the past two years since we implemented Axonify, we have seen a decrease of $200,000 in our workers comp annual cost. We expect this trend to continue or stay stable due to a staff that is more aware of safety.
  • We maintain our position as a San Francisco and Silicon Valley Best Place to Work due to our high morale and employee engagement level. 99% of our employees engage with Axonify an average of 13x per month. This ranking has made us an leader in affordable housing with some of the best staff members in our industry.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate

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

Axonify

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