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Adobe Captivate

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Score 7.7 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Captivate is well suited for technical scenario activities. For example, software simulations where demonstration, practice, and assessment are necessary. Captivate does a very good job of creating simulation type activities compared to other solutions. Captivate also does very well with scoring on assessments. Whether you use clicks or questions to score, Captivate has a great ability to score both types. It is less suited for rapid eLearning development. If your company is looking for a solution to build more traditional eLearning such as click-through presentations with some interactivity and the ability to include multimedia elements, then another solution may be more appropriate. Captivate is a great tool for more advanced developers.
Michael Whatley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

Saba LMS is well-suited for Life Sciences, Banking and Manufacturing industries. However, if it is a new implementation, it will be good to have Saba Cloud. If it is implemented for the organizations where legacy applications to be migrated, Saba Cloud would not be the right choice. Reports and Analytics in Saba Cloud are unique and it is not available in other LMS applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.7
New hire portal
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.9
Compliance tracking and reporting
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.1

Performance and Goals

Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.2
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.2
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.2
Individual goal setting
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.6
Performance tracking
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.6

Performance Management

Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.6
Performance plans
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.2
Plan weighting
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.5
Manager note taking
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.4
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.2
Review status tracking
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.9
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.1
Review reminders
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.9
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
6.9
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.7
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.2

Succession Planning

Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
6.7
Create succession plans/pools
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
6.7
Candidate ranking
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
6.8
Candidate search
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
6.6
Candidate development
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
6.8

Recruiting / ATS

Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.2
Job Requisition Management
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.3
Company Website Posting
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
6.8
Publish to Social Media
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.3
Job Search Site Posting
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
6.8
Customized Application Form
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.3
Resume Management
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.2
Candidate Search
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.1
Applicant Tracking
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.2
Collaboration
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.5
Email Templates
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
6.7
User Permissions
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.2
Notifications and Alerts
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.5
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.9

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.9
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.6
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.1
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.6
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.8
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.6
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.4
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.1
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.2
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.3
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
7.6
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
8.1

Pros

Adobe Captivate

  • Quickly adding in graphics, text, and interactive buttons.
  • Has extensive variables and branching for additional customization, beyond the competition.
  • Has 360 degree capability which competitors don't offer (I have not used this feature).
  • High degree of customization and personalization.
  • True responsive screen display on all devices, viewable as you are creating the training. This is different than some competitors - some just shrink the screen, but Adobe Captivate allows actually removing or moving or changing items at different screen sizes.
  • If you like Flash, it has Flash output, although it's going away in 2020. Personally, I think this is an outdated technology.
  • Many advanced capabilities. I chose this product due to the capabilities.
  • Comes with assets, templates, people, head shots, and full body—excellent.
  • Adobe Captivate is the authoring tool. It integrates with Adobe Captivate Prime - which I highly recommend if you want to truly take advantage of all of its features in reporting, administration, compliance, and social learning. (I didn't use Prime because you essentially need 100+ students to affordably use Prime.) If you look at my chart of what Captivate is capable of, I can't say that Captivate has a lot of the reporting features because they are part of Prime/SCORM, although, with Captivate's customization, you might be able to do most of them if you are up to it, but I did not.
Pam Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

  • Skills Management - Saba has allowed us to set specific expectations for employees based upon their role, and this has clarified the skill requirements for employees.
  • Goal Management - With Saba, managers can easily create goals aligned up to senior leadership, and then work with their direct reports to create supporting goals.
  • Learning Management - Using Saba's built-in Smart Lists, assigning compliance training is a simple process that used to be a challenge in our former LMS.
Paul Ellison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Captivate

  • Adobe struggles in its customer support. Knowledgeable Captivate support technicians to teach and troubleshoot would elevate this powerful tool.
  • As mobile learning journeys away from Flash, developing strictly in HTML5 is a becoming a must. Captivate has an HTML5 inspector to review your project for potential flash-based issues, but development in HTML5 only is not as intuitive. I waste valuable time and effort making adjustments after the fact.
  • Many of my SMEs (subject mater experts) submit drafts in PowerPoint. Captivate has a PowerPoint import option, but transforms each slide into an image, removing any ability to edit the content after import. The issue alone is enough to drive me to alternate authoring tools. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to distribute and teach all of our SMEs to use Captivate.
Relton McBurrows | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

  • Saba continues to improve their reporting and analytics. While it is much improved over previous versions, it can be improved.
  • Release Notes for system updates need to be delivered to admins farther in advance of the update in order to prepare properly.
Chris Salles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 8.8
Based on 3 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.
Tracy Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.3
Based on 4 answers
Typically customers that acquire a Saba solution rarely move away. There are reasons and "legends" behind this. The investment is significant. Time and money are required to make the engine go smoothly. But once it runs at full capacity, it doesn't stop! Professional Services are extremely competent and able to close implementation gaps quickly.
Stefano Tempesta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 8.0
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.
Tracy Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.7
Based on 11 answers
As someone who creates classes and is also a learning administrator in the system, I have run into some issues with the system's capabilities for my needs. I am not a fan of having to use Adobe Captivate to download a PowerPoint presentation into the system, as my training sessions are much more than a glorified PowerPoint. Our organization has yet to turn on Saba Meetings, which may help with these limitations.
Ashley Gibson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 6.7
Based on 30 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.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 8.1
Based on 19 answers
For the times that we have used the support provided by Saba, it has been a very pleasurable experience for our department. Part of our package with Saba includes a specified number of hours of "training" time with Saba. During these meetings, we have shared our desires of the product and the support personnel have either shown us how to accomplish our task or they have taken our requests to their developers to look at future enhancements. Overall, very pleased with the support.
Bruce Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Captivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
Musham Yadagiri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is an okay software program, but it is not something I'd pick over Articulate Storyline or Articulate 360. I only selected Captivate because it was mandatory for my course plus I wanted to explore it to find out how it worked. But after using it, I didn't find it to be as appealing as I thought. It's not a horrible software tool, it has its perks but it's just not as user-friendly as I'd hoped it would be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

We had extensive reviews with a plan of what we needed and must have out of the system, including custom learning paths and tracking inside our HRIS system to grant permissions and positions based on completed learning certifications and courses. We weighed each option and chose based on the one that met the most of the must-haves.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Captivate

  • Adobe Captivate has helped us lower training costs without the need for external training.
  • The program allowed us to create in house training without the need for third party collaboration.
  • End users could communicate about training needs and Adobe Captivate made it easy to update current training modules.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

  • We were able to get Saba's entire Talent Cloud for the cost of our last LMS. That meant we were able to implement performance management for no additional licensing costs.
  • There's no doubt that any organization burdened with compliance requirements needs an LMS. Saba has all the bells and whistles needed.
Jeanne Bonzon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate

General

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

Saba Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate
7.7
Saba Cloud
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate
8.8
Saba Cloud
7.3

Usability

Adobe Captivate
8.0
Saba Cloud
7.7

Support Rating

Adobe Captivate
6.7
Saba Cloud
8.1

Implementation Rating

Adobe Captivate
Saba Cloud
4.0

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