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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Cornerstone OnDemand

131 Ratings
Score 7.3 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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Cornerstone OnDemand

The tool is so flexible and powerful. We have recently trained 4 system administrators in one of our Call Centers to publish eLearning and assign this learning to their call center reps. They have to assign multiple courses every single day. I was able to create a role in the system, where these admins can create content and assign to just their division and it doesn't disrupt our overall corporate training initiatives, while supporting their needs fully.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
7.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
6.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Onboarding

Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
New hire portal
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Manager tracking tools
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Compliance tracking and reporting
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5

Performance and Goals

Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Individual goal setting
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Performance tracking
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8

Performance Management

Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Performance plans
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Plan weighting
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Review status tracking
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Review reminders
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2

Succession Planning

Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Create succession plans/pools
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Candidate ranking
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.5
Candidate search
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
Candidate development
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Job Requisition Management
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Company Website Posting
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Publish to Social Media
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Customized Application Form
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Resume Management
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Candidate Search
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Applicant Tracking
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Collaboration
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Task Creation and Delegation
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
4.6
Email Templates
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
User Permissions
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Notifications and Alerts
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.2

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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  • Cornerstone Learning is very powerful and flexible. I have now administered 2 other Learning Management Systems for my organization and Cornerstone is by far the easiest to manage. I haven't run into a learning challenge that I couldn't solve with the Cornerstone Learning system and this system is more intuitive and easy to administer than previous systems. I found myself doing a lot of the work for others in previous systems, however, this system has the capability to easily distribute permissions and roles to Learning Partners throughout the organization to free my time up for more development and testing of new functions for the training organization.
  • Cornerstone Reporting is very easy to use and provides the ability for me to create reporting and share out to various Managers and Departments within the organization and has the flexibility to constrain permissions, so that only various areas see what they need to see. This has been a huge time saver in our organization.
  • Cornerstone has excellent online and inline help which is great when training additional administrators throughout the system. I believe that Cornerstone sets the standard in this area and is truly a Learning organization. You can click Help from any page you are on in Cornerstone and helpful how to videos and documentation immediately pops up to explain how to use that function. It is truly an invaluable resource.
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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 am not aware of a way to distribute reports and dashboards to managers via email automation.
  • I am not aware of a way for Cornerstone OnDemand to batch overdue emails to managers so as to reduce the amount of emails upper management receives.
  • Electronic signature button is not always activated after completing all learning objects. This requires individuals to exit and re-enter the training to use this feature.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand6.6
Based on 16 answers
We are still new and to consider making a change at this point seems far off.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand6.8
Based on 12 answers
Very user-friendly. I am a "millennial" who's rather tech savvy and understands the basic navigation functions and was able to pick up on this very easily. they've mimicked features of popular websites we use every day to make the admins and users familiar with navigation and completion.
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Reliability and Availability

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Cornerstone OnDemand8.2
Based on 2 answers
It was down for a couple of hours in our first month. Occasionally, in the evening we have trouble logging in even though it is not a maintenance window.
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Performance

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Cornerstone OnDemand2.7
Based on 2 answers
It’s surprisingly slow for a SAAS product. When you click on links, there’s no hourglass or waiting indicator, so it’s difficult to tell if the system is going to respond.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand5.0
Based on 8 answers
My issues have always been understood and resolved. I don't feel like I'm explaining it to someone who doesn't understand the system. Often times they know the issue and have quick fixes from their experiences.
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In-Person Training

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Cornerstone OnDemand8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very personable and patient. Features that I'm sure to them are very simple and repetitive were trained with patience and understanding.
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Online Training

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Cornerstone OnDemand9.1
Based on 2 answers
The interface not great. It would be nice to have a full video vs. slide by slide.

They use their LMS tool – it’s a curriculum. It is slow going.
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Implementation

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Cornerstone OnDemand6.4
Based on 4 answers
Dig deep on what your current processes are and how they match up to Cornerstone OnDemand functionality. It's not that the Cornerstone OnDemand is bad, it just the amount of work it requires you to do to get your current data to fit into their system.
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Alternatives Considered

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For ATS, I've used NEOGOV, PeopleAdmin and a few smaller systems. Since CSOD's ATS is fairly young, it could use some pointers from the more established systems. But it has a good foundation and CSOD's teams desire to improve it is reassuring that we'll get a better product before too long. The LMS, I've used homemade systems mainly. Those are much simpler. The LMS is very comprehensive and offers about as much configuration as you could need. Good system overall.
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Scalability

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Cornerstone OnDemand9.1
Based on 1 answer
It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
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Return on Investment

  • To be frank, ROI is difficult to measure at this point in an academic institution, but I do find that in general, online students respond well to seeing and hearing an instructor's face and voice. This has probably helped improve student evaluations in my online classes, would be a metric that most higher ed instructors would be concerned with.
  • I suppose a negative impact would be time investment. However this can be mitigated by re-using materials when appropriate.
  • My use this quarter has involved editing pre-existing lectures. I've been able to shorted several lectures and I've been able to break up one lecture that was way too long into two smaller, more modular lectures. This has helped improve the class without forcing me to re-record the same lecture.
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  • System is still too new to provide
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
1.  One-time fee
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