Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Relias Learning Management System

7 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate can open up the door to eLearning, but it is not quite as intuitive as I would have liked to see. There is a lot of support for Adobe Captivate, but it must be constantly sought out on specific topics. The integration of Adobe Stock and Assets gives Captivate a strong push.
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Relias Learning Management System

It is well suited for our agency as we have numerous locations and our workforce is spread out among a large geographic area. Face to face training is not always feasible.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.4
Relias Learning Management System
6.8
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Relias Learning Management System
8.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Relias Learning Management System
4.0
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.0
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
7.3
Relias Learning Management System
4.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Relias Learning Management System
6.0
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
6.5
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.0
Relias Learning Management System
7.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.0
Relias Learning Management System
6.0
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
Relias Learning Management System
8.0
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
Relias Learning Management System
9.0

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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  • Being cloud based our staff can access RLMS readily allowing them to address training as their schedules allow.
  • RLMS allows us to customize the training and add agency generated training and/or material that needs to be circulated to all staff as needed.
  • RLMS is easy to use and user-friendly.
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Cons

  • Adobe Captivate does not allow for great customization overall. For example, you cannot change the default font, causing a lot of wasted time changing the font choice.
  • Creating engaging interactions could be a simpler process.
  • A customizable Quick Access Toolbar would be quite useful.
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  • RLMS could offer more reporting and/or ad hoc report functionality to be able to drill down to the individual user, course, etc. to better manage staff training.
  • Ability to customize staff reminders would help our agency imensely.
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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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Relias Learning Management System10.0
Based on 2 answers
RMLS have become an important component of our agency's support systems. It provides consistent context for education and trainings as well as being flexible to allow staff to access it on their time. We have found many of the content sessions to be very useful for staff development and supportive of our overall agency goals and strategies.
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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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Relias Learning Management System10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's super 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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Relias Learning Management System10.0
Based on 1 answer
RLMS customer service and support are exemplary.
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Implementation

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Relias Learning Management System10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was very easy to implement. It's cloud based, so the most difficult part was getting users loaded.
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Alternatives Considered

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Halogen also had it's pros and cons but for the industry that i am in, Relias is a better option due to the number of courses available for staff in the industry.
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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 is costly when employees have to retake courses and re-bill for courses due to constant system glitches
  • Our NHO has improved tremendously with the system as group training is possible with easy access to videos
  • RBT series courses really helped expedite getting all employees certified however the process is timely due to constant glitches
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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

Relias Learning Management System

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