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Adobe Captivate

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95 Ratings

Bridge

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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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Bridge

Bridge is well suited to providing and managing internal training within your own organization. It is great for mandatory and optional training and you can pull in courses provided by Bridge or upload your own. Bridge is great when you need to manage oversight on learning as it offers both at-a-glance views of your team and detailed CSV files can be exported.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
8.0
Bridge
6.9
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.2
Bridge
7.2
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Bridge
6.3
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Bridge
7.0
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
Bridge
6.8
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Bridge
7.5
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Bridge
7.1
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Bridge
7.1
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Bridge
7.3
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Bridge
7.4
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Bridge
6.5
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Bridge
5.1

Onboarding

Adobe Captivate
Bridge
6.6
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

  • Adobe Captivate can integrate current PowerPoint presentation, and transform them into eLearning curriculum.
  • Publishing an Adobe Captivate project is simple.
  • Adobe Captivate uses built-in interactions to engage the learner, making the content easier to remember.
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  • It is quick and easy to develop programs.
  • Easy for learners to utilize.
  • Easy for supervisors to manage.
  • We really like people being able to quickly register for live training.
  • Easily assign training to individuals and departments.
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Cons

  • Adobe Captivate does not allow for great customization overall. For example, you cannot change the default font, causing a lot of wasted time changing the font choice.
  • Creating engaging interactions could be a simpler process.
  • A customizable Quick Access Toolbar would be quite useful.
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  • I would like to be able to choose which fields I want for reports.
  • I would like to see the same visuals (incomplete/complete learners) for programs as we have for courses.
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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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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 Captivate8.3
Based on 2 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.
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Alternatives Considered

Articulate 360 offers a both Storyline and Rise as eLearning authoring tools, as well as a Stock Library with over 100,000 images for $1200/year. Adobe Captivate is a stand alone product for $30/month. If you are only using eLearning authoring tools the cost is significantly less. If you are looking at the broader suite of software, Articulate 360 does offer two eLearning authoring tools and a Stock Library, in addition to 3 other program, for a total of 5. For the same cost, I purchased Adobe Captivate along with the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite (27 programs), including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, etc.. This suite offers a much broader range of design, allowing for content to be created and engaged in many more ways
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Easy to use from start to finish - all of the features are already there.
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Return on Investment

  • One negative aspect of ROI is Adobe Captivate has a steep learning curve.
  • Another negative impact on ROI is Adobe Captivate isn't the least expensive tool on the market.
  • On the positive side, Adobe Captivate has freed up our trainers from tedious classroom tasks.
  • Another positive is that our implementation of Adobe Captivate has resulted in dozens of time-saving training modules, building a library of content used throughout the firm.
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  • Bridge has helped us to reach the compliance goal of 95% completion on all compliance training.
  • Bridge has helped us to identify learning gaps and close them.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Bridge More Information