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Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

It is a great tool for creating software simulation training to users. I have used it extensively for years for a client and it has worked very well for them because we can allow the users to practice using the system without being in the live system. Scenario-based eLearning can be cumbersome depending on the amount of decision-making/branching required but totally achievable with upfront planning.
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BizLibrary

BizLibrary is a great tool for our employees to achieve their safety compliance. It is also a great avenue for them to learn new topics that can help bolster their skill set to move up in the organization. The content is available 24/7 which allows our employees to complete training when it is appropriate for them.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.9
BizLibrary
8.1
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.1
BizLibrary
9.1
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
BizLibrary
8.2
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
BizLibrary
7.3
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
BizLibrary
8.6
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
BizLibrary
8.2
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
7.8
BizLibrary
8.6
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
BizLibrary
6.8
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
BizLibrary
8.6
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
BizLibrary
6.8
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.9
BizLibrary
7.3
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.2
BizLibrary
9.1

Pros

  • The ability to create demos, software simulations, and practice exercises quickly and easily using the built-in recording features is a huge plus.
  • Captivate allows you to implement rapid prototyping for your customers and then use the prototype to create your course. Customer's love being able to "see" the possibilities instead of trying to visualize it based on a storyboard or design document.
  • It's a flexible tool. It's easy to reorganize your content, control objects, and the ability to create smart shapes and use them as an interactive object/button is a huge time saver.
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  • I believe one of Biz Library's strengths is in the people they hire. My Client Rep., Stacey Moore, visits with me on a monthly basis to talk about my needs and she is more than happy to share any material she feels would be helpful. She knows our business like it's her own and because of that, she can make suggestions that are meaningful to us.
  • Their technical support is top notch! Whenever their is an issue, they contact you as soon as possible. Usually it's within minutes of sending them an email.....and they are very nice and happy to help you.
  • I like that Biz Library updates their material on a regular basis. The type of industry we are in needs refresher courses each year and I can usually find a course that is not a repeat from last year which keeps my employees engaged.
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Cons

  • I do wish it were natively able to adjust to all mobile devices like other programs.
  • I wish there weren't so much coding type work to make interactions work.
  • It takes up a lot of space, it should be cloud-based.
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  • If I were to list anything, it would be a feature that I was use to having on their old portal before they switched over to their new portal. My concern has been noted and they are working with their staff to add such a feature.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate9.3
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.
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Usability

Adobe Captivate8.0
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.
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Support

Adobe Captivate8.2
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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

Adobe is a leader in the CBT training field; it's not as easy to get started as some competitors, but it does have a full feature set.
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The last time I checked has been a couple years ago and I do not recall the vendors. I do; however, recall a lot of them had you pay per course per employee and they didn't have the variety of courses I needed for our industry.
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Return on Investment

  • Captivate delivers at the subscription price. We pay $29.99 per month and that's about the product's value.
  • The learning curve for Adobe Captivate 2017 is VERY steep. A new user can expect to spend many hours trying to find solutions to how the program does things.
  • I'm still considering attending a paid course to better learn how to use the software. The biggest challenge in that regard is that hardly anyone is offering training on the current version of Captivate.
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  • I haven't done any analytical data as of yet. It has added to our expenses but overall we've definitely streamlined our process.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate

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

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details