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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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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
7.9
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.1
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
7.8
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.9
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.2
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

Onboarding

Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.1
New hire portal
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.0
Manager tracking tools
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.9
Compliance tracking and reporting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.4

Performance and Goals

Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.9
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.9
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.5
Individual goal setting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.2
Performance tracking
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.0

Performance Management

Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.9
Performance plans
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.9
Plan weighting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.6
Manager note taking
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.1
Review status tracking
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.8
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.0
Review reminders
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.6
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
6.9
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
6.5
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.7

Succession Planning

Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.4
Create succession plans/pools
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.0
Candidate ranking
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.5
Candidate search
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.0
Candidate development
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.0

Recruiting / ATS

Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.4
Job Requisition Management
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.5
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
8.0
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
8.0
Candidate Search
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
6.5
Applicant Tracking
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.3
Collaboration
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.5
Task Creation and Delegation
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.0
Email Templates
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.5
User Permissions
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.3
Notifications and Alerts
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.9
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.7

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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

  • The LMS is very user friendly for general users. The user interface is very straight forward and easy to understand. We don't even need to do user training when we implement the LMS.
  • The career portal is very well designed. It allows the internal and external candidates to maintain their profile and keep abreast with our company's open positions worldwide. This is important for a global company like us.
  • The succession planning and performance management dashboard is great.
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Cons

Adobe Captivate

  • 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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

  • Occasionally you'll see some inconsistencies. For instance, on our review form (Revolution interface) all of the ratings are provided on a sleek, graphical 5-star rating. You click on the star that corresponds to the rating that you want to give to the employee. This is true for Goals and Competencies, yet for someone reason the Overall Form rating at the bottom is a picklist from a dropdown menu, not the same graphical stars. The scale is the same, it just makes you scratch your head a little bit as to why they didn't make them all the same. Works perfectly fine, just a little odd. This sort of thing isn't unusual.
  • The SuccessFactors implementation team is typically not as good as some of their more pricey outside vendors, especially if you get an engineer that does not speak English as a native language. We did our first implementation with a SuccessFactors guide and he was much better at telling us everything that we could do, not necessarily what we wanted to do. We ended up with a highly customized (really more like re-purposed/rigged) system that wasn't very intuitive. It did everything that we had asked for, just not very well and had we known that we wouldn't have asked! We did several other implementations with Aasonn that went fabulously. They were much better at saying, "yes, you could configure it that way...but this will be how it looks and it will have ____ negative effect." For our last change to the Revolution UI we went back in-house thinking our experience would help the process. I'm sure it did, but it was still a struggle for things that Aasonn would have handled much more easily.
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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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions 7.0
Based on 15 answers
Well, first of all it's a huge decision. We've spent years now implementing and tweaking our performance management system, so there would have to be something pretty major for us to drop all of that and go in a new direction. That being said, we're also very happy with our product, the way it functions, the way our users have grown accustomed to its design, and the support that we receive in moving forward every year.
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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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions 8.0
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

Adobe Captivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions 8.9
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

Adobe Captivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions 6.2
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 Captivate

Adobe Captivate 8.0
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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions 6.9
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

Adobe Captivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions 9.0
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

Adobe Captivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions 8.0
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

Adobe Captivate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions 7.5
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

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is an okay software program, but it is not something I'd pick over Articulate Storyline or Articulate 360. I only selected Captivate because it was mandatory for my course plus I wanted to explore it to find out how it worked. But after using it, I didn't find it to be as appealing as I thought. It's not a horrible software tool, it has its perks but it's just not as user-friendly as I'd hoped it would be.
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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

Against its competitors, SuccessFactors Talent Solutions is a very simple solution. There are other programs out there that offer a lot more in the way of complex reporting, better allocation of merit and/or bonus amounts. However, as a basic product, I can't really complain. It does that job.
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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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

  • It has given us a more streamlined performance review process
  • It has kept us on track with our deadlines
  • Proper approvals have been set in place and are now followed
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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

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