Adobe Captivate

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Captivate is leading the pack with this software solution. While Adobe has owned it for a few years now, Macromedia had already built an amazing tool. Captivate will provide you solutions for training internal staff as well as customers. It is so much easier to quickly record a short tutorial and send it out to your staff to watch at their own pace, than to host a classroom of people that are all learning at different speeds...the slower bunch taking more time and frustrating the faster bunch. With Captivate, I can create any type of video I want and add music, or background audio, or speech to it along with sound effects. Great solution!
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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program

Courseware is either bought or built by a company. With Skillsoft, it is very economical to obtain a large library of courseware to supplement courseware that is custom built internally. Also, much of the Skillsoft content is foundational to other learning programs thus providing a more fully rounded learning program.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

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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  • I really like their library of leadership videos where leaders share their best practices. They're short and easy to use in a variety of settings (e.g. trainings, business meetings, etc.).
  • I find Skillsoft to have strong customer service. They do a very good job of listening to your needs and advising a variety of solutions within the given parameters.
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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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  • Voice Narration for US. Some areas don't respond to other accents.
  • Easier names for reports, easier access to reports.
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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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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program8.8
Based on 5 answers
Currently we operate in developing nations. If Skillsoft had a pricing program for those nations versus what they use in the Americas / Europe, we would greatly consider it. Right now though, the Skillsoft pricing, while affordable for advanced nations, is out of reach for the developing nations. We hope that changes.
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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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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program8.0
Based on 2 answers
The integration between the main Skillsoft portal and Books24x7 could use improvement. Most users don't realize there is actually a separate books portal because the link to it is not that visible. Yet, once they discover it, they realize that the books portal is actually easier to use to search for books, ebook summaries, and videos.
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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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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very responsive, knowledge and helpful. They are always focused on ensuring they are doing the very best to support our success.
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Implementation

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Skillsoft Leadership Development Program7.0
Based on 2 answers
Just that it takes a village. It cannot be done alone. Everyone needs to know what you are doing and what their role is in the implementation. Tightly managing the project management schedule and resources is important in ensuring that everything gets done on time, and with quality. Education is KEY
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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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lynda.com is still used at internally along with Skillsoft mainly because much of our staff are visual and gain a lot from the bounty of videos and courses lynda.com has to offer on an array of subject that are not always as technical to the library we posses in Skillsoft.
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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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  • Increased participation in employee development
  • Less cost than sending employees out to training
  • Increased knowledge in specific departments (better customer service, financial understanding for non-financial professionals, etc.)
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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

Skillsoft Leadership Development Program

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