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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

Bridge

45 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Bridge

45 Ratings
Score 8 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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Bridge

Bridge is suited for scenarios where you need ppl to complete steps in order or test that they received the correct amount of knowledge after watching a video. I do think Bridge is less appropriate for companies that use it in external training scenarios as there is some key functionality missing. We gotten very good at brainstorming and finding solutions/ways to get Bridge to work the way that we need it to
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.4
Bridge
6.9
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Bridge
7.2
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Bridge
6.3
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Bridge
7.0
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Bridge
6.8
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
7.3
Bridge
7.5
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Bridge
7.1
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
6.5
Bridge
7.1
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.0
Bridge
7.4
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.0
Bridge
6.5
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
7.3
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
5.1

Onboarding

Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.5
New hire portal
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.1
Manager tracking tools
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.7
Compliance tracking and reporting
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.8

Performance and Goals

Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.3
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.6
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.0
Individual goal setting
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
5.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.2
Performance tracking
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
7.1

Performance Management

Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.3
Performance plans
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.9
Plan weighting
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
7.3
Manager note taking
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.0
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
5.6
Review status tracking
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.9
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.4
Review reminders
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
5.8
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.2
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.4
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
Bridge
5.9

Pros

  • Captivate allows the user the ability to create a drag n drop method within your presentation. I was able to successfully incorporate an activity within my course module that would allow the learner the chance to test their knowledge by dragging and dropping items into the correct sections. I found that to be nice and pretty seamless.
  • Captivate allows the user to create and include states and actions. I think this is important because it allows for the creator to make engaging and interactive slides that will hopefully keep the learner motivate and engaged in the material.
  • Captivate has the options of demo and simulation slide presentations. I found these to be useful within the course I was building because it prevented me from having to complete extra steps of using a different video caption software tool then having to upload it into Captivate. This feature was already included within Captivate which made it nice and easy to access and incorporate into my presentation.
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  • Bridge is designed for the user so it is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Bridge includes an authoring tool so building custom content is fast and easy.
  • Bridge does a good job of providing user information for managers. Managers can quickly and easily see how many courses their reports are enrolled in and if anyone is overdue on required courses.
  • Bridge is also built with learning science in mind. There are multiple options for assessments, including an option for verified tasks to be completed to demonstrate proficiency.
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Cons

  • Adobe Captivate has some limitations in how dialog boxes and text frames work. This restricts the creativity of my team.
  • It would be nice to have an automatic voice to text feature to turn the narration into closed captioning.
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  • I would like Bridge to allow all of the functions that we can do through Word. For example, it would be nice if we were able to do multiple bullet types/indentations when expanding on points in a training. I would also like to be able to hit the "undo" button when I accidentally delete information.
  • Due to the large amount of courses available in Bridge, it would be nice if there was a better way to organize/categorize the courses to where learners can browse what's available specific to their role within the company. Right now, there is no organization to the courses. We are hoping that the categories function rolls out soon.
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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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Bridge6.4
Based on 1 answer
Pretty likely because Bridge is a good product that will probably meet our needs. However now that I am more familiar with what the LMS can/can't do I will probably be a better shopper to see if there is another LMS that can fill the gaps that this one has
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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 Captivate10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Captivate is more full-featured than Snagit (which is the most limited), Adobe Presenter Video Express (which is probably the next most limited), or Camtasia (which is probably the most direct competitor that I'm at all familiar with). While I have a limited familiarity with Camtasia (and actually do have access to it because it was bundled into another e-learning authoring tool that I have, Lectora), everything I've seen and read seem to indicate that it's more limited than Captivate.As to why I selected Captivate....my company is basically an Adobe "shop" -- unless there's something that an Adobe product can't do (or can't do well enough), we're heavily discouraged (or, in some cases, simply not allowed) to purchase a competing product.
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Our previous LMS was Symphony. Hands down, there is no comparison. Switching to Bridge was the best decision made by our management team. All we used Symphony for was for our monthly compliance training. Many times people would complain that they would need to retake their compliance course as Symphony would lose records. It became a hassle having to retake a course because you didn't save a copy of the completion certificate. Bridge allows for more than just compliance training AND we are able to see if learners didn't complete their courses via the reports.
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Return on Investment

  • We recently stopped using a vendor-supplied Security Awareness training and created our own in Captivate. Doing so saved our organization $15,000 per year.
  • We are looking to stop using other vendor-supplied training that will save us an additional $45,000 per year.
  • Adobe Captviate's subscription program is the way to go. For roughly $40 per month, we are able to use Captivate and receive all enhancements they release.
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  • Bridge has made it easier for my training team and I to create course content pertinent to our company's needs. We receive positive feedback from other employees regarding the courses they're able to register for as self-paced trainings and they're constantly keeping an eye out for more.
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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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Bridge

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
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Bridge More Information