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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

Saba

Top Rated
32 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Saba

Top Rated
32 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Saba

We feel as the Saba LMS is great for anyone that has their own content creators or utilize 3rd parties for content. It can even function as an LRS, HRMS, LMS, as has other vast options. It is great for those that want to condense systems into one, however anyone that wants a stand-alone LMS, it can function as this, but works better with direct ties to HRIS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Performance and Goals

Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.5
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
Saba
5.9
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.0
Individual goal setting
Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.4
Performance tracking
Adobe Captivate
Saba
7.1

Performance Management

Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.7
Performance plans
Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.8
Plan weighting
Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.6
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Captivate
Saba
5.7
Review status tracking
Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.6
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Captivate
Saba
7.5
Review reminders
Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.8
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.4
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Captivate
Saba
7.1
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.9

Succession Planning

Adobe Captivate
Saba
5.4
Create succession plans/pools
Adobe Captivate
Saba
5.8
Candidate ranking
Adobe Captivate
Saba
5.5
Candidate search
Adobe Captivate
Saba
5.3
Candidate development
Adobe Captivate
Saba
5.0

Recruiting / ATS

Adobe Captivate
Saba
4.7
Job Requisition Management
Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.4
Company Website Posting
Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Adobe Captivate
Saba
2.7
Candidate Search
Adobe Captivate
Saba
2.7
Applicant Tracking
Adobe Captivate
Saba
2.7
Collaboration
Adobe Captivate
Saba
4.5
Email Templates
Adobe Captivate
Saba
5.5
User Permissions
Adobe Captivate
Saba
5.5
Notifications and Alerts
Adobe Captivate
Saba
4.7
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
Saba
6.2

Pros

  • Captivate allows the user the ability to create a drag n drop method within your presentation. I was able to successfully incorporate an activity within my course module that would allow the learner the chance to test their knowledge by dragging and dropping items into the correct sections. I found that to be nice and pretty seamless.
  • Captivate allows the user to create and include states and actions. I think this is important because it allows for the creator to make engaging and interactive slides that will hopefully keep the learner motivate and engaged in the material.
  • Captivate has the options of demo and simulation slide presentations. I found these to be useful within the course I was building because it prevented me from having to complete extra steps of using a different video caption software tool then having to upload it into Captivate. This feature was already included within Captivate which made it nice and easy to access and incorporate into my presentation.
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  • Organize Learning Library
  • Full Restful API
  • Connectors for common other 3rd party applications like Salesforce, HRIS, and even Lynda
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Cons

  • Captivate can stagnate and is less user-friendly when it comes to adding animations and certain transitions on your presentation.
  • I found that Captivate wasn't always so user-friendly when it came to using the Demo presentation feature. There were times when I'd have to re-record my steps because for some reason it wasn't accepting certain clicks and/or it would capture things I didn't want it to capture.
  • I found myself getting frustrated a lot when using Captivate because some of the things that I was used to clicking/creating on a different software tool (that was more user-friendly) and the results I was looking for caused me to take extra steps when using Captivate.
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  • Error Logging in Systems Admin feeds (SMF)
  • Customization Capabilities of Rosters
  • Easier ILT tracking
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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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Saba7.2
Based on 4 answers
The only reason I wouldn't rate this a 10 is because we always want to evaluate the technology we use to drive our business. While Saba would be the "leader in the clubhouse", we would still perform our due diligence when it's time to renew.
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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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Saba6.4
Based on 2 answers
Complications with changing behaviors when operational changes are made.
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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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Saba2.9
Based on 2 answers
Too many touches and lack of support team understanding of the issue.
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Implementation

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Saba4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
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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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Saba's complete talent solution stands up against the competition in a number of ways: complete suite offering, seamless look and feel between features, customized feature set, user interface, administrative interface, company personnel, and company vision.
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Return on Investment

  • One negative aspect of ROI is Adobe Captivate has a steep learning curve.
  • Another negative impact on ROI is Adobe Captivate isn't the least expensive tool on the market.
  • On the positive side, Adobe Captivate has freed up our trainers from tedious classroom tasks.
  • Another positive is that our implementation of Adobe Captivate has resulted in dozens of time-saving training modules, building a library of content used throughout the firm.
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  • Saba has allowed us to have company goals at the senior executive level that cascade down to departments. This has increased visibility on how what an associate does relates to results.
  • Saba recognition tools allow us to recognize associate contributions across teams and locations in a way we never had before. This has benefited engagement immensely and it pulls directly into reviews when its time so managers can see the whole year better.
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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

Saba

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