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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

Qstream

1 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Qstream

1 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate really excels at providing tools to create interactive, electronic learning sessions. We were able to create electronic training modules on how to use a Joomla based CMS system as well as with procedures for handling data forms. It was also helpful for creating short videos with screenshots for help guides. Perhaps the one area where the program might not excel as well would be with paper based instructions or training documents. Adobe Indesign or other programs are much more feature rich for documentation creation.
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Qstream

Qstream is great when used for reinforcement of training conducted. Especially when that training is detailed or complex, Qstream will help to embed key concepts and drive adoption while ensuring reps are interacting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Sales Gamification

Adobe Captivate
Qstream
7.3
Sales contest templates
Adobe Captivate
Qstream
8.0
Custom sales contests
Adobe Captivate
Qstream
5.0
Team competitions
Adobe Captivate
Qstream
8.0
Contest flexibility
Adobe Captivate
Qstream
6.0
Sales rep view
Adobe Captivate
Qstream
8.0
Game notifications & updates
Adobe Captivate
Qstream
7.0
Social competition / Game collaboration
Adobe Captivate
Qstream
8.0
Sales performance reporting
Adobe Captivate
Qstream
8.0

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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  • Gamification: gets reps involved in ways that keep it interesting while bringing in elements of competition.
  • Mobile: ease of use and direct access to reps while on the move. The interface is intuitive and able to be interacted with in quick increments rather than lengthy elearning.
  • Coaching: provides direct insights into who is coping and who is not so that enablement efforts can be focused.
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Cons

  • Additional image editing options within Captivate would be nice.
  • While the addition of State Views in Cp9 are a welcome change, I would prefer to add the views if I want to utilize them instead of having them automatically attached to objects. This would avoid the added step of deleting the states when you don't want to use them.
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  • Reporting: we only had access to some of the reports so would have liked to see more detail and have the ability to create custom reports.
  • Licensing: we accessed qstream via Growthplay so only had access to limited features. Would like to see this extended so that we could truly experience all of the qstream benefits.
  • Content Creation: we were not able to create our own questions and streams but had to rely on the external team. Self-creation and self-directed streams would have been preferable.
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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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Qstream6.0
Based on 1 answer
Qstream is good in terms of gamification and driving adoption. However we are looking for a platform that supports content creation, ILT training as well as gamification. Qstream would meet only one of those criteria. We may still use them again if we are unable to find a compete platform in future
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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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Qstream7.0
Based on 1 answer
Qstream was easy for us to use and gain insights from. Feedback from sales leaders and reps was generally positive. Having greater flexibility about creating custom reports and streams would have increased the rating
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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

I have used Lectora and Storyline. All of these authoring tools have their pros and cons. Lectora: great for adding custom UI to a course, or branching. Can be complicated to learn though. Storyline: probably the easiest tool of the three to use. Can be limited. Captivate: excellent at screen recording and grabbing screenshots and making simulations/demos. Difficult to do a custom UI
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Qstream was selected by default because it was offered by Growthplay as their preferred gamification and adoption tool. We have subsequently looked at acquiring Qstream for other initiatives and are in the process of evaluating options
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Return on Investment

  • It has enabled us to tailor our courses to the authoring tool that our client wants to use.
  • It lets us work with more clients.
  • It gives us more options in terms of authoring.
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  • Reps have adopted our new sales methodology quicker and with more rigour meaning we are more successful in the field.
  • We’ve been able to create scale to drive adoption. Without technologies like Qstream, we would never be able to meet our enablement and growth targets.
  • More reps talking a consistent message means our customer experience has improved at the sales front. This allows us to differentiate versus the competition and ensures we win more often.
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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

Qstream

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