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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

BizLibrary

6 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

BizLibrary

6 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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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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BizLibrary

In my opinion, BizLibrary is well-suited for any organization where learning & development is wanted/needed, but there is a lack of resources to deliver it all internally. Regardless of the size of the company, I can see a fit. Resources have always been a challenge... whether I was in a Fortune-ranked organization or a nonprofit or a start-up... so I feel they have a product offering which can fit nearly anyone out there.
Brad Holliday, PHR, SHRM-CP, CBM, MBA profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.4
BizLibrary
8.1
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.3
BizLibrary
9.1
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
7.0
BizLibrary
8.2
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
BizLibrary
7.3
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.0
BizLibrary
8.6
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
7.3
BizLibrary
8.2
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
9.0
BizLibrary
8.6
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
6.5
BizLibrary
6.8
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.0
BizLibrary
6.8
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.0
BizLibrary
7.3
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
BizLibrary
8.6
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
BizLibrary
9.1

Pros

  • If you can think it, Captivate can most likely do it. Captivate is extremely versatile in its functionality - which means that whatever you want to happen, you can design the course to behave in that way.
  • Captivate integrates seamlessly with our Learning Management system. You can choose to publish in whichever format is accepted by your LMS: SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC, .mp4, etc.
  • Captivate's software simulation feature is remarkable. Anytime we have to train software functionality to our users, we use this feature as it easily identifies the steps users must complete to reach their desired result.
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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

  • Additional image editing options within Captivate would be nice.
  • While the addition of State Views in Cp9 are a welcome change, I would prefer to add the views if I want to utilize them instead of having them automatically attached to objects. This would avoid the added step of deleting the states when you don't want to use them.
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  • There is some depth lacking around very-specific technical and analytics competencies. Though I understand that not every company has the same "big data" needs as we do in our industry, the basic tools or skill set is one which is easily transferable and a value add to other roles/industries.
  • It would be great to see an LMS built into the BizLibrary platform !
  • A suggestion made recently by one of our VPs (which I agree with) was that it would be nice if there was a section of more-advanced content in areas around leadership development, conflict management, operating across boundaries... the kind of critical thinking skills people need to advance their careers from an individual contributor level into management.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate10.0
Based on 2 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
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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 Captivate10.0
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Every issue I have ever had was handled with care and quite thoroughly. After the initial conversation on the phone, I received frequent emails letting me know what they were working on, and also received follow up phone calls. After I found the resolution, I got one more call to ensure everything was working properly. The follow up was quite surprising.
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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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Although at least one other vendor offers more content, it appeared the source(s) were not resident to that vendor... i.e. they are accessing yet someone else's material for presentation as part of their platform. With BizLibrary, we know they have properly vetted all content and stand behind it. The pricing for BizLibrary is also competitive, which is an additional plus.
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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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  • Employee engagement feedback related to the need for learning & development has already seen an uptick. Many express alot of gratitude/appreciation for the JIT learning opportunity.
  • 1st year ROI achieved with first half-dozen employees who participated in courses which were otherwise budgeted to be taken as one-day, offsite sessions from other (classroom) vendors.
  • Broad-based management support was at first a struggle, to be candid, but as employees have completed courses and then we've followed up, managers are now providing positive feedback from their perspective.
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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