What users are saying about

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

PiiQ by Cornerstone

46 Ratings
Score 7.8 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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PiiQ by Cornerstone

Great for managing medium sized teams of people spread over geographically dispersed offices. Not so good for small teams (less than 15). Requires a degree of time and effort to set up correctly to provide useful data for management and a good experience for staff members, but once that effort has been made the results are great.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.8
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.2
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
7.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
9.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
6.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.2
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.2
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0

Onboarding

Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0

Performance and Goals

Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.6
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
Individual goal setting
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Performance tracking
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Performance Management

Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.4
Performance plans
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Plan weighting
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.9
Manager note taking
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.6
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
Review status tracking
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.1
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
4.0
Review reminders
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.5
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.9

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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  • Great way to visually identify how different staff members are progressing and performing
  • Simple and intuitive interface for staff members to use - making the process of job performance reviews more enjoyable
  • Good existing library of competencies to draw upon
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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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  • We would like to see better integration with our HR system
  • Could offer more up to date learning for Microsoft Office products
  • Terms the system uses e.g. "submit," "unsubmit," and "confirm" can be confusing
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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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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 Cornerstone7.6
Based on 23 answers
The update caused a lot of conufsion for the admins and managers that assign courses.
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Reliability and Availability

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PiiQ by Cornerstone10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far 100%.
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Performance

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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 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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PiiQ by Cornerstone8.7
Based on 22 answers
Any time I have needed assistance, the support team was extremely responsive and helpful.
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Online Training

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PiiQ by Cornerstone9.0
Based on 1 answer
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.
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Implementation

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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

TutorPro's LiveContent leaves a lot to be desired. It is very difficult to use as an assessment tool. It won't record web-based applications correctly and the results are impossible to analyse. StoryBoard was similar to Adobe Captivate, but the LMS integration left us needing more. Camtasia is a linear recording tool with some add quirks that make longer videos very difficult and time consuming to edit. Camtaisa has some very strong tools, though, for video and audio editing, and we keep it around for those needs.
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We have used Performance Impact, Sonar6, CSB and now PiiQ.
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Return on Investment

  • I believe that it's had a generally positive effect, but that's mostly based on anecdotal info, "Level 1" evaluation, and some non-quantitative "Level 3" information from supervisors/managers, as we don't generally do "Level 4" or "Level 5" measurement of our e-courses.
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  • Our company believes the way we use objectives does create more efficiency and a more productive individual. We use our objectives program not just with ordinary tasks, but as stretch objectives ---ones that are over and above what the normal day to day tasks involve. It makes them "think out of the box" more, and aligns them to the company objectives.
  • For some of the routine positions, the employees view them as "having to jump through hoops" to please their managers. I agree it is difficult at times, for those employees to come up with ideas to improve. But, I guarantee even with blue collar and service type individuals, they are at least thinking of how to work differently.
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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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