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Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Captivate is a great tool for creating content from scratch intended for use in responsive design. This is one of my go-to tools when this particular scenario exists. Captivate's responsive design option and the wide range of tools make the application an amazing option for mobile design. Despite having a PowerPoint import and conversion option, Captivate is NOT the tool to use when starting with content created in PowerPoint. Slides are imported as a single image, removing animations and any ability to edit the content.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

We did have some issues with browser support in IE in the beginning.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
8.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.7
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.1
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.6
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.6
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
8.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.3
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.7
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.1
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
7.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Onboarding

Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.5
Compliance tracking and reporting
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.5

Performance and Goals

Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.0
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Individual goal setting
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Performance tracking
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Performance Management

Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.5
Performance plans
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Plan weighting
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.0
Manager note taking
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.1
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
Review status tracking
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.5
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
4.0
Review reminders
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.9
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Pros

  • Easy learning curve. Captivate makes it easy for a new user to pick it up and understand where to begin. Adobe, in general, does this very well and Captivate is no exception. When you begin using Captivate, many of the tasks to create a video come naturally as things are laid out in a way that makes sense.
  • Embedding with LMS (Learning Management Systems). Adobe has made it very easy to deploy your produced video to any of the popular LMS's available. Captivate also gives you a very easy way of including a SCORM score for any quizzes that must be passed at the end of the video in order to proceed to the next video.
  • Capturing Audio has never been easier. With Captivate you can easily add voice-over audio that you can record directly inside of Captivate, or import a pre-recorded audio clip. You can import sounds from other sources for effects in the video and Captivate already includes all of the commonly used sounds for mouse-clicks, error sounds, etc.
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  • The training courses are easy to administer across the organization or to individuals.
  • Tracking completion of the training courses and sending email reminders takes seconds!
  • The implementation and set up was very easy with no fuss or mess. I was able to download the template, obtain the required information in a similar report format from my HRIS system, and simply upload the report to PiiQ. All the information was easily loaded and then I worked with my marketing team to have a proper backdrop banner photo for customization and feel. Couldn't be simpler!
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Cons

  • Adobe Captivate can be a resource hog for lower end systems, especially when working with video clips or voice over recordings.
  • The full license price can be expensive for smaller organizations.
  • The program can be a bit difficult to learn in the beginning.
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  • Maybe provide an actual person to help with implementation
  • We did not use the goals section which makes excellent employees look marginal
  • It can be a little confusing trying to set up the questions for employees
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate9.3
Based on 3 answers
We are all in with Adobe products as creative tools, but are leaning more and more on Articulate for course development. It is likely that Captivate will continue to be a tool in our belt even if it isn't our immediate go to
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PiiQ by Cornerstone3.0
Based on 2 answers
It's not that CSB isn't a decent performance management system, but we have decided to go with just one vendor (Workday) for an HRIS/performance management/payroll system so we can directly relate pay to performance. We are more interested in having just one system that "talks" to the other pieces instead of having to work with several vendors. It reduces the hassle of having to communicate with different support teams, having different contracts, and so on.
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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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PiiQ by Cornerstone7.8
Based on 26 answers
Learning is very easy to understand and use. The performance module requires quite a bit of instruction, but this is because it is flexible in terms of how reviews are set up. I engaged The Pendolino Group for a couple of hours of consulting which was very helpful.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far 100%.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone7.0
Based on 1 answer
The saving process slows it down. It doesn’t auto save. If you leave a page, it will sometimes warn you, but not always. When you hit the save button, a window pops up that says creating/saving packets. It feels very archaic.
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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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PiiQ by Cornerstone8.7
Based on 25 answers
The support desk has always been responsive and follows up on open items.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone9.0
Based on 1 answer
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone9.0
Based on 2 answers
I think we could have done a better job of rolling out the tool to our managers. We were under a tight timeline. In the training, we showed them everything and said go do it by this date. Looking back, I would have done it in pieces: for example, 2 weeks to write goals, 2 weeks to get sign-off from direct reports. I just let them go at it. Since then we’ve moved to agile development environment and are applying the technique to everything. In future would only do through change sprint. It is a big change I didn’t take it seriously enough.

I had a team of 3 project managing. You need a champion from every department to make sure you’re getting it right and to make sure what’s happening is communicated. It’s not something you can do without input from department heads
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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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We reviewed around 5 different products and I don't have all that info off hand. PiiQ stood out in many ways do to price, customer service and user friendly.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Captivate has had a positive impact on our learning and employee development initiatives. People are always impressed at how professional our content looks and is received. The tool is definitely worth the investment.
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  • As with any review process it opens a dialog between the manager and employee. PiiQ assists in starting that conversation.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Adobe Captivate Editions & Modules
Adobe Captivate
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$1,000*
1.  per installation
PiiQ by Cornerstone Editions & Modules
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Edition
PiiQ Performance 1-49 Users
$8.001
PiiQ Performance & Learning 1-49 Users
$10.001
PiiQ Performance 50-99 Users
$7.001
PiiQ Performance 100-249 Users
$6.001
PiiQ Performance 250+ Users
Custom
PiiQ Learning 1-49 Users
$4.003
PiiQ Learning 50-99 Users
$3.503
PiiQ Learning 100-249 Users
$3.003
PiiQ Learning 250+ Users
Custom
PiiQ Performance & Learning 50-99 Users
$8.755
PiiQ Performance & Learning 100-249 Users
$7.505
PiiQ Performance & Learning 250+ Users
Custom
1. per user per month
3. per user per month
5. per user per month
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