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Adobe Captivate

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Saba

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Adobe Captivate

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Saba

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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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Saba

Saba is great for all types of users (from technology natives to technology avoiders). The mobile apps are a great complement if your workforce is on the move! Saba is also well-suited for a large, global workforce and supports many languages. The application also performs well for small businesses and franchises.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
8.0
Saba
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.2
Saba
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Saba
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
Saba
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
Saba
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
Saba
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Saba
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Saba
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
Saba
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
Saba
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
7.4
Saba
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.3
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
6.4

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

  • I love the Text-to-Speech feature in Adobe Captivate. I use to record all of the audio manually, which was time-consuming to say the least. Now, I can easily convert text to speech before I submit the project which gives users, SMEs and other stakeholders a good idea how the finished project will look and sound.
  • Pan and Zoom is another feature that I like to use in Adobe Captivate. When creating application simulations, this feature allows you to pan to an area or zoom in on specific areas to bring more clarity to the end user.
  • I love Adobe Captivate Interactions. Every time I'm faced with a project, I try to think of how to use one. I use interactions to create quizzes, graphs, or whenever I need to another level of engagement.
  • The latest version of Adobe Captivate makes it easy to publish content for mobile and desktop users. I love how professional my projects look as a result.
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  • The user interface is much improved over any previous product they offer. Users find navigating the application seamless and effortless.
  • Saba's personnel, including support, is attentive, caring, and eager to help.
  • True SaaS, cloud-based model. Updates are frequent and constantly improving the product.
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Cons

  • I honestly can't think of how to improve Adobe Captivate at this time. I've been using Adobe Captivate for years to create eLearning content. While I also use other authoring tools, I always come back to Adobe Captivate to do my heavy lifting. It's a great product!
  • I just thought about one thing. I really like the way I can animate square and circles in Camtasia to look as if they were hand drawn. I wish I could do the same with Adobe Captivate.
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  • The support could be 95% better. Majority of the time I end up teaching them something about the system. if they were a general support group, I would expect this, but when I tell them I am reaching out about Saba Cloud's learning platform, they route me to someone who I assume is focused on that but can not answer my questions. this is also evident in the frustrations seen in the community.
  • The tool could also allow better naming ... so for courses, all classes underneath the course inherit the EXACT same name... it would be better if it allowed you to AT LEAST add a sub-name that displays with the class name to know without having to click in or memorize class numbers.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate9.3
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.
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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 Captivate8.3
Based on 2 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.
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Saba2.8
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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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Saba4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
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Alternatives Considered

As I mentioned before, I've used Adobe Captivate for a long time. I've used other authoring tools, but always come back to Adobe Captivate to do my heavy lifting. Perhaps, I'm just more comfortable with Adobe Captivate and always am surprised at what I can do with it. Camtasia works well with my video, but Adobe Captivate can do it all.
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I would use Saba over the previous program.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Captivate has had a very positive impact on our bottom-line and allowed us to win customers by demonstrating the software's capabilities and flexibility.
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  • We have been able to meet our performance objectives
  • We have been able to meet our learning objectives
  • Have have not been able to meet our succession and compensation objectives
  • We're half way on the social front
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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