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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Presenter

I believe that Presenter is a handy tool for anyone who needs to create training experiences or lessons to allow learners flexibility in their learning. It does, however, seem to need updating to produce a more stable platform as Flash is phased out. It is relatively easy to use for those without much experience building online experiences, but some pop-up messages that appear could be troubling for users who are not expecting them.
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BizLibrary

If you're looking for a video-based learning content provider, BizLibrary is one of the best in the business (we vetted over a dozen other vendors before moving forward with them). On the other hand, if you are not staffed to handle the manual nature of course population into your existing LMS BizLibrary may not be the right solution for you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.4
BizLibrary
8.1
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
BizLibrary
9.1
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
BizLibrary
8.8
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
6.5
BizLibrary
7.3
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
7.0
BizLibrary
8.9
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
BizLibrary
8.1
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
6.0
BizLibrary
7.6
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
BizLibrary
7.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
8.0
BizLibrary
7.2
Mobile friendly
Adobe Presenter
BizLibrary
7.6
Compliance management
Adobe Presenter
BizLibrary
8.2
Social learning
Adobe Presenter
BizLibrary
8.5

Pros

Adobe Presenter

  • A pro user can definitely generate an impressive presentation for exhibitions and other networking events.
  • Converts Powerpoints into learning courses effectively.
  • The option provided to chat during the presentation is quite useful, especially for trainees.
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BizLibrary

  • Client success managers, in addition to helping with course selection, give advice on building your learning program.
  • The BizLibrary tech team was instrumental in working with my LMS provider to tackle some technical challenges.
  • The biggest strength BizLibrary has, in addition to its huge content library, is a team truly dedicated to your success.
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Cons

Adobe Presenter

  • I don't know if this qualifies as a "con," per se, but it's important not to try and use this as a full-fledged e-learning authoring tool, as the opportunities it affords for effective practice and feedback is minimal. It's a well-named product, since "Presenter" really is best used for "presentations," rather than bona fide training.
  • There's no real "programming" ability (like being able to use custom actions and variables).
  • I also wish that, when syncing animations to audio narration, if you make a mistake mid-way through a slide, you could re-do just from where you made the mistake on forward, rather than having to resync the whole slide.
  • Better audio editing capabilities within the product would make it feel less "necessary" to me to use an external audio editing product.
  • It's also not the cheapest of the tools that does this kind of thing. For example, SNAP, by Trivantis, does many of the same things at about a tenth the cost.
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BizLibrary

  • As a third party consumer of the BizLibrary content (meaning, we use courses from their content library in our LMS, versus their LMS) I'd love to see streamlined processes for clients like us in getting the courses into our LMS.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 8.2
Based on 1 answer
My company is pretty invested in the Adobe ecosystem and is unlikely to change that in the foreseeable future. Also, Adobe Presenter is a very valuable tool and, with the new subscription model and the pricing we have, a relatively modest expense now. It's also fairly easy to learn and use, so it is starting to spread beyond the sphere of the various Learning & Development departments.
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BizLibrary

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 7.0
Based on 2 answers
For all of the reasons I mentioned earlier. Overall, it's quite easy to create basic presentations with and to publish output with, either to an Adobe server, an LMS, or, I think, as stand-alone module. But there are some areas for improvement and better in-product help and explanations would be helpful, as well.
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BizLibrary

BizLibrary 9.1
Based on 1 answer
BizLibrary is intuitive, user-friendly and offers a wide range of content that is applicable across an organization.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is easy to access since it is an added tool to the Powerpoint program. We have not had complaints from faculty members regarding not having it available when they need it.
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BizLibrary

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Due to the aforementioned issues with Flash, it can be discouraging to get to the publishing stage and begin receiving error messages. Once we are able to move past that issue, we have great success with the performance of Adobe Presenter.
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BizLibrary

No score
No answers yet
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Support

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 3.6
Based on 1 answer
I think I pretty much answered this earlier....premium support is extremely expensive and online support can be difficult to navigate. Although, to be fair, when it comes to Presenter (compared to, say, Captivate), there isn't too frequent a need for support, since Presenter is a rather simple tool to use
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BizLibrary

BizLibrary 10.0
Based on 1 answer
They've always been prompt at responding and we get through my questions - I have nothing but good things to say about the customer service team.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Presenter

I compared Adobe Presenter to Brainshark many years ago and found that I vastly preferred Presenter because it had much better quality audio (Brainshark used telephones to record audio at that point, although that may have changed over the years) and was easier and more intuitive to use (at least to me. I also looked at Snap, but that wasn't quite as full-featured, although it was vastly less expensive. Another main reason why we use Adobe Presenter is that my company is pretty deeply invested in Adobe products and we have our own hosted Adobe server, which we can easily publish to via Adobe Presenter
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BizLibrary

Most other companies do not offer the wide range of content that Biz Library has. You have to purchase different catalogs at different prices to get more modules. The pricing per employee is more expensive. The user interfaces for the other applications are usually a little more slick, but not as good behind the scenes. At some point we plan to have a learning management system integrated with our HR system and I know that Biz Library can do that
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Scalability

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The program still seems to rely heavily on Adobe Flash even though the online community is moving away from it. When publishing, users will experience error messages regarding Flash, which can make it difficult to complete your work.
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BizLibrary

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Adobe Presenter

  • We don't really measure the ROI of this tool directly or in any kind of "hard numbers" way.
  • However, I will say that its ease and speed of use (compared to some of our more full-featured e-learning authoring tools) does allow us to create more deliverables more quickly, which has a (non-quantified) positive ROI in terms of L&D staffing and throughput.
  • Also, the fact that it's PowerPoint-based means that we can have subject-matter experts create the initial draft of the underlying content, saving L&D "specialist" time for just doing stuff that may require greater expertise, like tweaking the content for better instructional design, creating the quiz questions (if any), recording the narration, and doing the other more "technical" Adobe-Presenter-specific things.
  • It also saves the company money in that we don't have to provide the subject-matter expert with Adobe Presenter licences for them to be able to substantially contribute to the creation of the module.
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BizLibrary

  • I haven't done any analytical data as of yet. It has added to our expenses but overall we've definitely streamlined our process.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Presenter

General

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

BizLibrary

General

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

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