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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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SAP Jam

When you need to create a private, secure space for individuals to collaborate or work on a project together, SAP Jam does a great job at bringing people together and giving them a space to work together in. There are also great ways to provide learning opportunities (including sharing webinars or other educational content)
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
8.0
SAP Jam
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.1
SAP Jam
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.4
SAP Jam
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
SAP Jam
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.7
SAP Jam
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.0
SAP Jam
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
7.9
SAP Jam
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.6
SAP Jam
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
8.8
SAP Jam
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
SAP Jam
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
7.0
SAP Jam
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.2
SAP Jam

Project Management

Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
6.5
Mobile Access
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
5.0
Search
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
8.0

Communication

Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
8.0
Chat
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
9.0
Notifications
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
9.0
Discussions
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
10.0
Surveys
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
6.0
Internal knowledgebase
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
6.0

File Sharing & Management

Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
8.3
Versioning
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
8.0
Video files
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
7.0
Audio files
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
7.0
Document collaboration
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
8.0
Access control
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
10.0
Advanced security features
Adobe Captivate
SAP Jam
10.0

Pros

Adobe Captivate

  • 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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SAP Jam

  • Managing members with the communities is easy (including inviting them to join).
  • Publishing and editing content is easy with the platform.
  • The interface is easy to use and navigate.
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Cons

Adobe Captivate

  • 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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SAP Jam

  • Sometimes users get too many notifications from the system which can be overwhelming if they haven't set up their notifications to their standards.
  • Analytics on engagement aren't great.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 9.2
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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SAP Jam

SAP Jam 4.0
Based on 1 answer
We are moving toward other platforms that are meant more for virtual community, like Higher Logic. The customer support at SAP Jam is also lacking.
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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.
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SAP Jam

SAP Jam 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's an integrated platform that brings together a lot of different people from across the association to work on shared projects, etc. Given the various roles people play and the varying skill sets they bring to the table, the platform is fairly intuitive to use and easy to navigate around
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Support

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 7.8
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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SAP Jam

SAP Jam 2.0
Based on 1 answer
We have to submit requests multiple times to get a response and it often feels like they go into a black hole. Because we don't have anyone in house really supporting the back-end of the platform, we rely on SAP Jam's support and development teams to help solve problems and improve the platform for us.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate

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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SAP Jam

We actually probably moving to Higher Logic for our virtual community needs -- their interface is better and can more easily integrate with our website to provide a seamless experience for our users. We also want them to be able to toggle between our website and the community platform and it's not currently set up to do that well
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Return on Investment

Adobe Captivate

  • 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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SAP Jam

  • Our constituents value community and this has enabled us to be able to bring people together in a secure, virtual space.
  • We are a national association and many of the people that need to collaborate on work projects aren't physically in the same place, so this virtual space has improved work output.
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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

SAP Jam

General

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

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