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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

108 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate can open up the door to eLearning, but it is not quite as intuitive as I would have liked to see. There is a lot of support for Adobe Captivate, but it must be constantly sought out on specific topics. The integration of Adobe Stock and Assets gives Captivate a strong push.
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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

Positive: Great advantage is when using Recruiting, Performance Reviews, Goal management, and Training for your employees. The need for real-time updates and adjustments is imperative in the world of human resources.Less Appropriate: The app is currently not up to par and would be a great asset once they update and release more features.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Onboarding

Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.1
New hire portal
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.9
Manager tracking tools
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.2
Compliance tracking and reporting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.3

Performance and Goals

Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.3
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.4
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.4
Individual goal setting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.7
Performance tracking
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.6

Performance Management

Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.1
Performance plans
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.4
Plan weighting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.8
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.7
Review status tracking
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.4
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.9
Review reminders
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.5
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
6.8
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
6.6
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.6

Succession Planning

Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.3
Create succession plans/pools
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.9
Candidate ranking
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.3
Candidate search
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.0
Candidate development
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.9

Recruiting / ATS

Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.8
Company Website Posting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.9
Customized Application Form
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.0
Resume Management
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.8
Candidate Search
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
6.5
Applicant Tracking
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.3
Collaboration
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.4
Task Creation and Delegation
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.9
Email Templates
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.4
User Permissions
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.1
Notifications and Alerts
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.8
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.2

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 Recruiting module is one of the best tools on SuccessFactors. This has so many capabilities and has truly helped managing all the positions and candidates that have applied to our requisitions.
  • The Learning module is a great asset to provide and push out required training for all employees. Tracking and reporting is seamless and easy to execute. Easy to manage, update and provide to all or a few employees.
  • Performance and Goals module is a great way to track and maintain professional and personal goals. This process is easy to track, update when needed, and beneficial for manager and direct reports. Powerful and accurate goal management for all levels.
  • Reporting module is easy to create own customized reports as needed that may not be standard out of the box. Ability to share those reports across groups/employees is extremely beneficial.
  • The org chart functiality is really impressive. You can make edits/changes within the org chart that have real time effects. The ease to view divisions and company org charts is so simple. One of the best features of any HRIS I have ever experienced.
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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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  • There is a high level of disparity between some of the products. Many were purchased later on and "bolted" to the existing software. Unfortunately, there are always parts of this purchased software that do not mesh well with the existing system. They sometimes require separate log ins, additional uploads/permission/management, and sometimes separate reporting. There hasn't been much of an effort by SuccessFactors to better align these products so that there is a fluid transition between the modules.
  • The system lags in several key areas. The latest software update (v12) adds a far more robust homepage, however, it slows the initial site load considerably. Navigation between the modules is also very slow.
  • Parts of the software are dated. They either lack functionality that most systems have today or simply look like older technology. The v12 update improves on this issue but is only available for some modules.
  • Much of the software feels like it was "designed" by programmers. The user interface is not the most intuitive and can be confusing for non tech-savvy users. Even more astute users struggle with over-complicated processes and layouts.
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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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions7.0
Based on 15 answers
Support is still lacking. If we don't have a critical business need where we're looking to license something new, there is no partnership with SuccessFactors. Unless of course you purchase the Platinum Support which we did not. It is difficult for us to take advantage of new functionality when we have professional services fees that will be incurred as a result. We're in a tough economy and our budgets are slim. We don't have wiggle room to add $5k here or $10k there. The overall integration into a total HCM solution is also lacking.
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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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions8.0
Based on 4 answers
The goals module could be a little more straightforward in terms of aligning and linking goals. The employee central is relatively new, so it's been a little buggy and we've had to use workarounds. However, overall I am very satisfied.
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Reliability and Availability

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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions8.9
Based on 2 answers
If you had asked me before the summer, I would have rated them 10/10 for up time. I am not sure if it was due to the SAP acquisition or not, but we had quite a few significant issues over the summer. Their servers have been bombarded. I know they are setting up new data centers, so some of these issues are supposed to go away. We have had more downtime than I think is acceptable, especially based on past performance.
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Performance

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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions6.2
Based on 2 answers
We had some slow downs in last 6 months because of the server issues. They were experiencing load balancing issues. In previous years we have not had problems. We do batch our appraisals into one time at the end of our fiscal year which is June.
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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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions6.9
Based on 2 answers
I would rate the support for Employee Central much higher - 9/10. It is a new product and they want people to be successful. For other modules, tech support is abysmal. They made some changes over the summer and last fall and it was really challenging. Their people did not understand the product and they would take an eternity to get back to you. They would make changes that effected other areas of product and they were not aware of it
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In-Person Training

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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's great. Whenever we've asked for in person training, it's been very tailored to our needs. There's a lot of good discussion before hand in preparation.
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Online Training

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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions8.0
Based on 2 answers
When available it is good, for new products. It has been slow to get up and running and should be more expansive.
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Implementation

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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions7.5
Based on 2 answers
In reference to the implementation of Employee Central, the consultants were less familiar with certain aspects of product as it's new. I would have liked them to have better handle on all aspects of product as there were some things we had to go back and change. They were however helpful and open to discussion all the time. They were very accessible to us.
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Alternatives Considered

I have used Lectora and Storyline. All of these authoring tools have their pros and cons. Lectora: great for adding custom UI to a course, or branching. Can be complicated to learn though. Storyline: probably the easiest tool of the three to use. Can be limited. Captivate: excellent at screen recording and grabbing screenshots and making simulations/demos. Difficult to do a custom UI
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As a whole, SuccessFactors is tough to beat. It's at its best when all of the modules are working together. There are few competitors that offer the full talent suite.Individually, the quality of the modules can vary. The performance and goal management modules perform well but the recruiting one significantly lags its competitors. The recruiting world has seen a lot of advances in technology over the last few years but these have yet to trickle down into the SuccessFactors module.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Captivate has upped our game considerably when it comes to creating content for our employees' learning experience. As a result, we can deliver more impactful and relevant content to our employees in the field.
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  • We have better performance and a consistent user experience for appraisals which has helped our user adoption of appraisals.
  • We struggle with user adoption of certain areas such as development goals. We can provide competencies linked to a given role, but the maintenance of the configuration is a nightmare. Very cumbersome, you can mass load the competencies and their mapping to a family & role, but you cannot mass load the expected rating & weightings which is incredibly time consuming. That was submitted to SuccessFactors as an enhancement request back in 2008 and has yet to come to fruition.
  • We are still working to build our succession process, so we have not yet realized our ROI in that area. However, as we roll the process out to lower levels of our business we are certainly seeing good information around our talent pipeline.
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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

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

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