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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

Pluralsight

Top Rated
19 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Pluralsight

Top Rated
19 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is well suited for situations where a training department needs to create simple video presentations of software tools. Adobe Captivate is great at capturing the exact user experience, while also controlling the environment enough to develop the training topics correctly and effectively. Adobe Captivate also allows us to assess user learning. We want users to attempt the actions we are training them so they can gain muscle memory. Using Adobe Captivate to capture the clicks of the user's mouse is a great feature.
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Pluralsight

Pluralsight's best demographic is already-seasoned technology for professionals who are looking to improve their skills and train themselves to move up in job titles. There are competitors that are better suited for absolute beginners. While the content is excellent and presented in a manner significantly less boring than reading the documentation, it's still up to the user to ensure they're comprehending the information.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

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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  • When it comes to Microsoft tools, languages and techniques, Pluralsight brings its customers the very latest in content. Just after the release of ASP.NET Core 2.0 came out they had a course available online.
  • The instructors are top-notch. You get incredible presenters such as Paul Sheriff, Shawn Wildermuth, Scott Allen and more. All are incredibly articulate and provide great download code.
  • Pluralsight offers a cool set of tools that let you take a test and see where you stand on the learning curve of a given technology. This lets you know where you should be brushing up on a given technology.
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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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  • Difficult to Address - Yes, that is my con. I simply do not have a con I could address that is worth noting for potential buyers of this product.
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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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Pluralsight10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great product and service so far. Awesome new content almost every week.
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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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Pluralsight9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very, VERY easy to use.
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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

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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I think pluralsight's price point is a little better, and I think the depth and breadth of classes offered is oriented more towards my field than Coursera. While Coursera has a nicer interface, Pluralsight, at the time, had more classes and seems to be designed for enterprise use whereas Coursera is more for individuals
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Return on Investment

  • We recently stopped using a vendor-supplied Security Awareness training and created our own in Captivate. Doing so saved our organization $15,000 per year.
  • We are looking to stop using other vendor-supplied training that will save us an additional $45,000 per year.
  • Adobe Captviate's subscription program is the way to go. For roughly $40 per month, we are able to use Captivate and receive all enhancements they release.
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  • It helped me get acquainted with a new technology that I needed to support without having to flounder and click around.
  • Without buy in from management, it can go to waste if not actually used by employees. I saw that happen often.
  • With more knowledgeable employees, the risk of them moving on to new roles is increased.
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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

Pluralsight

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