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Adobe Captivate

91 Ratings

Kofax Capture

18 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

91 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 101

Kofax Capture

18 Ratings
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Score 8.4 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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Kofax Capture

If there is a desire to extract text from emails, documents, spreadsheets, and faxes this is the perfect platform for that. The only thing it does, extracting information, it does well. External information in terms of flat files, databases, and web services can be tied into the platform as well to allow line item matching, address validation, and other features that make it just an overall great ingestion system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
8.6
Kofax Capture
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.8
Kofax Capture
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.6
Kofax Capture
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
8.2
Kofax Capture
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
8.2
Kofax Capture
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.9
Kofax Capture
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
9.1
Kofax Capture
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
8.2
Kofax Capture
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.7
Kofax Capture
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.7
Kofax Capture
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Kofax Capture
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Kofax Capture

Pros

  • The program really excels at providing central platform for combining different training technologies such as voice recordings and videos.
  • Adobe Captivate can provide different types of training media including mobile applications and HTML 5 files.
  • The program provides a robust set of interactive and multimedia features that can aid in providing a more effective training session
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  • Images are easy to manipulate prior to incorporating them into the electronic health record.
  • It is very easy to use and compatible with our current software.
  • Very useful for our batch scanning needs.
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Cons

  • The learning curve for adding and manipulation effects can be quite steep. If I haven't used Captivate in a while, it takes several minutes to remember how things work.
  • Audio editing could be improved by making it easier to place edit markers without having to pause the play cursor at a given spot.
  • Recording new audio or video to an existing presentation makes my Captivate crash. I've had to record audio in a separate program and import as media. Fixing this bug would be very helpful.
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  • We have at least 10+ licenses so it can be somewhat pricey.
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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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Kofax Capture9.0
Based on 1 answer
Cost of Kofax is high, however the cost to benefit scenarios always pay 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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Support

Adobe Captivate8.4
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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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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Kofax is quicker when searching mass amounts of documents and data. Any filters would bring up immediate information, whereas in Access the database is slower.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Captivate was a HUGE cost savings for us. We were using an external firm to design our content (in flash) which is now uneditable and not user friendly, at a large cost.
  • Due to the ability to publish more interactive PDF files we can allow people without access to Prime or an LMS to leverage our eLearning content through Adobe Reader
  • Full flexibility in updating and aligning training to new branding easily and cost free.
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  • Positive impact due to increased accounting efficiencies in filing AP and AR backup
  • Positive impact if company gets audited, as all files are easily retrievable based on criteria and filters
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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

Kofax Capture

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