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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

eFront

4 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

eFront

4 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate can open up the door to eLearning, but it is not quite as intuitive as I would have liked to see. There is a lot of support for Adobe Captivate, but it must be constantly sought out on specific topics. The integration of Adobe Stock and Assets gives Captivate a strong push.
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eFront

Make sure you are aware of all the costs associated with this software. If you want something that's user-friendly and easy to learn, this probably isn't the best software to go with. They do provide good customer service with quick responses to logged issues. They have the enthusiasm to help with creating any reports your organization might need, but at a high price.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Pros

  • Adobe Captivate records screen shots click-by-click. This allows us to control exactly what steps the users see.
  • Adobe Captivate allows voice-over dubbing. This feature lets us narrate the steps people need to take to learn the products we are covering.
  • Adobe Captivate allows closed captioning. This lets us add voice-over narration, but also allows users to turn off the sound and read the instructions. Many users participate in training from a cubicle where sound travels too broadly to listen to the voice narration.
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  • eFront has a great deal of flexibility, allowing us to customize certain requirements, the look and feel of the web interface, the overall user experience.
  • It keeps very good track of user progress throughout lessons, and allows us to quickly identify users who may require more personalized training.
  • The reports module has a great selection of standard reports, and allows us to build certain custom reports as well.
  • SCORM compliant, with the Tin Can API means that we will be able to share data with parts of the organization that are not using eFront as their primary LMS.
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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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  • It is difficult to learn how to create reports that show exactly what you want. The dashboard part of the software is not very user friendly. Extensive training is necessary to learn how to use it proficiently.
  • It is very expensive, including licenses, training, report creation, etc.
  • I've experienced downtime with the site a few times.
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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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eFront9.0
Based on 3 answers
Once you make the plunge and choose a platform, there is really no point in backing out. We could theoretically export all of our courses out of eFront and import them into a new system, but we like some of the strong points about eFront, particularly around security and ease of modification (for PHP programmers, anyway). I see no reason to switch - all of the Professors and Admins are comfortable with the system, and it is taking us light years ahead of the curve in terms of training.
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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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eFront8.0
Based on 1 answer
For most situations, it is extremely easy to learn and use. There are ergonomic issues that seem a bit tedious, but overall, we are seeing a very high success rate with new registrants. They are learning the material and earning their certificates at a rapid pace. This is a good program once it is properly installed by a knowledgeable systems architect.
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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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eFront6.0
Based on 1 answer
Two disadvantages: 1. Many staffers who respond don't know how to solve the problem using the User Interface - they want to work from the back end, to which I have no access.2. The support staff are in Europe and I am in California, so there is an overnight delay in getting a response.
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Alternatives Considered

Although Articulate Storyline is more user friendly, Adobe Captivate has more functionality and options to choose from when designing an eLearning course. Articulate Storyline's interface is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint, so if you have experience with that program, Storyline should come as a Breeze. However, you are limited by all of the things you may wish to do when creating your eLearning course, which is why we chose Captivate instead.
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I inherited eFront from an employee who chose the product and left before the project got started. I can't fairly compare it to anything else.
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Return on Investment

  • Captivate has a steep learning curve, it takes a while for users to become proficient.
  • Travel for training has been nearly eliminated when Captivate has been utilized to create the learning modules.
  • SME's are paid more than content developers so it makes sense to have content developers create the content instead of an SME needing to spend the time to get up to speed to use the software or to train in person.
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  • Faster, more accurate reconciliation
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ease of reporting
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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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eFront

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details