Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Clarifi Talent Development by HotSchedules

Top Rated
55 Ratings
Score 8.3 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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Clarifi Talent Development by HotSchedules

We have special locations that work differently and I have recommended this to them. Even for locations set up differently, it still applies. Because everything can be personalized to fit the need of the user. These locations have become so adept at it that they have become admins themselves so they can implement their ideas immediately. I have yet to come across a scenario where this is not appropriate
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

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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  • Testing: The testing that HotSchedules Train provides is great because it allows you to create your own questions and answers providing multiple different types of questions.
  • Organized: The organization of this training system is very well put together. Being able to break down your training into curricula, course, lecture, on the job training. The system also allows you to create different categories for different curricula.
  • Reporting: At Hickory Tavern we are big into the reporting this system offers. We can view reporting any way we would like to. By location, job code, individual, course, curricula, you name it. This makes it easy for the training department to see where our training lacks.
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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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  • User accounts: HotSchedules Train has each user in the system by first and last name which is a great tool but this becomes a problem when you have more than one person in your company with the same first and last name. Maybe they should identify by email instead of name so accounts of users with the same name do not merge together.
  • Copying Course or Test: Throughout the system you see the option to copy a course or a test but then the only place you can "paste" is within that same course or test. If I am creating two different courses or test that are similar it would be easy to use this function if it were designed a little better. Instead to "copy" a quiz you need to add all questions to a pool. In order to "copy" a course you would need to just create a new one from scratch.
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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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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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Clarifi Talent Development by HotSchedules7.1
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It is overall very user friendly. Easy to use for even people who are not the most technologically adept. I have been able to navigate the website easily and haven't had many issues with figuring out most things on my own. There are a few functionality errors though, and when I have called to ask for help customer service hasn't always been the most knowledgeable. About half the time they say they have to ask someone else and they will get back to me
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Support

Adobe Captivate10.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

Each software offers different strengths and weaknesses; however, the cost, reliability, and ease of use of Captivate outshines the competition. As a user since the RoboDemo days, I've been continuously impressed with what can be accomplished with Adobe Captivate.
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Unfortunately, we have not to this date.
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Return on Investment

  • Faster time to effectiveness
  • Lower training costs
  • Remote training
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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate

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

Clarifi Talent Development by HotSchedules

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