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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

Litmos

18 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Litmos

18 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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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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Litmos

Litmos has been great for the perspective of being able to derive data on our technicians, the built-in reporting features work relatively well, but our ability to build reports and interact with the software from the outside has really been the key in learning more about our technician's ambition and knowledge base. Litmos has been very well suited for our company with the ability to easily set up user profiles and assign as few or as many courses and learning paths as needed. We are able to have pre-employment assessments to check where the user's knowledge level is in response to their perceived knowledge.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

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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  • Self-paced training options - We were able to create and upload short training modules for clients to view at their convenience.
  • Track training progress - We are able to see training completion by individual users, teams, and organizations and can pull reports that help us make decisions about future training offerings.
  • iOS/Android app - Mobile apps allow our users to access training whenever and wherever they'd like.
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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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  • I think Litmos needs to offer a little more in terms of customization options.
  • There should be an ability to organize the order in which classes appear on screen to learners.
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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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Litmos4.0
Based on 1 answer
For what we need in the very near future, Litmos does not offer us the required capability. Ideally, we are looking for an integrated LMS, coaching, mobile support and content creation platform. Litmos may have the LMS part covered but there are other platforms that do this better along with providing an integrated all-in-one service or at the very least support API integration with other vendors to meet our requirements.
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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 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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Alternatives Considered

Captivate is more full-featured than Snagit (which is the most limited), Adobe Presenter Video Express (which is probably the next most limited), or Camtasia (which is probably the most direct competitor that I'm at all familiar with). While I have a limited familiarity with Camtasia (and actually do have access to it because it was bundled into another e-learning authoring tool that I have, Lectora), everything I've seen and read seem to indicate that it's more limited than Captivate.As to why I selected Captivate....my company is basically an Adobe "shop" -- unless there's something that an Adobe product can't do (or can't do well enough), we're heavily discouraged (or, in some cases, simply not allowed) to purchase a competing product.
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Each one of the other products reviewed had one or more required features missing. A big feature that most other LMS's didn't have was a native iOS or Android application; or if there was a mobile application, it was quite frankly difficult to use and unintuitive. The Litmos Applications worked relatively well, were simple to use and enabled us to complete all of our necessary requirements. Other features that the competition struggled with was training material compatibility; Litmos allowed for SCORM or Tin Can, videos, PowerPoint, PDFs, etc. where other programs didn't allow us to add many of these formats.
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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 Technicians are better trained and in the case of a work mishap, we are able to justify and prove that we provided the correct training to the technician.
  • We are able to cost jobs according to the Technicians knowledge base and experience which allows us to more accurately give the customers what they're paying for.
  • Our overall customer satisfaction is on the climb since we have set a baseline standard for all technicians to complete. This also ensures that some techs don't "slip through the cracks" and become a weak link on our teams.
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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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Litmos

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Litmos Editions & Modules
Litmos
Edition
Pro: 1,001 - 1M Active Users
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Pro: 501-1000 Active Users
$22
Pro: 150-500 Active Users
$33
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