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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Presenter

As I mentioned earlier, it's best used for "presentations," rather than bona fide "training." That's why we tend to use it when the information is relatively simple and/or doesn't need to be fully internalized or mastered (which would require providing opportunities for practice and feedback and a more engaging, interactive learning experience). However, it can be used as part of a blended-learning solution, with some information provided via an Adobe Presenter module first, and then some kind of instructor-led session as a follow-up, which would include more role-specific info, as well as practice and feedback opportunities.Also, as I mentioned earlier, Adobe Presenter Video Express is great for creating quick overview demos about a new system -- more of a "see what it can do" type thing than a "here's how you do it" thing (unless the "it" is very simple and the video is used more as a microlearning/performance support type of offering).
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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
8.6
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
6.5
BizLibrary
7.3
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
7.0
BizLibrary
8.7
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
BizLibrary
8.3
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
6.0
BizLibrary
7.9
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
BizLibrary
7.6
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
8.0
BizLibrary
7.3
Mobile friendly
Adobe Presenter
BizLibrary
7.6
Compliance management
Adobe Presenter
BizLibrary
8.3
Social learning
Adobe Presenter
BizLibrary
8.2

Pros

Adobe Presenter

  • This tool is great for allowing anyone already familiar with PowerPoint to convey reasonably simple and short content asynchronously. It's quick and easy to learn how to use it and even allows for some basic types of quiz questions.
  • You can publish it to your company's Adobe server (if you have one) or as a SCORM package to upload to a traditional LMS.
  • It gives you the choice of recording audio within its own PowerPoint ribbon (not my method of choice) or to import and sync audio created outside of Presenter (which I prefer, because it's easier to edit and maintain.)
  • I also love that it comes with Adobe Presenter Video Express, which can be used within the Presenter ribbon or as a stand-alone application. It's a very easy way to create short system demos with narration, and allows for zooming and panning, as well as allowing you to intersperse, or even simultaneously show, webcam video.
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BizLibrary

  • Guide and direct us with client success representatives
  • IT support is phenomenal
  • Refresh courses when they become irrelevant or outdated
  • Provide the best variety of training topics and presentation styles
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Cons

Adobe Presenter

  • Sometimes I feel like Presenter feels too much like Power Point. This may make some users not want to use the software.
  • I have a hard time when saving presentations and then pulling them up in other locations- it often takes longer than I want to wait, but I am a millennial (I think?).
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BizLibrary

  • There is some depth lacking around very-specific technical and analytics competencies. Though I understand that not every company has the same "big data" needs as we do in our industry, the basic tools or skill set is one which is easily transferable and a value add to other roles/industries.
  • It would be great to see an LMS built into the BizLibrary platform !
  • A suggestion made recently by one of our VPs (which I agree with) was that it would be nice if there was a section of more-advanced content in areas around leadership development, conflict management, operating across boundaries... the kind of critical thinking skills people need to advance their careers from an individual contributor level into management.
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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

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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
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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
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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

No score
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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
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Return on Investment

Adobe Presenter

  • It will be safe to say that overall impact had been positive in regards to ROI
  • Training costs have been reduced by a huge margin since we started using this tool.
  • Time consumed in training staff is also decreased, as with Adobe Presenter training can be done remotely and are able to train different groups at the same time.
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BizLibrary

  • Safety first. With the videos' emphasis on safety, I am noticing co-workers and myself being more aware of our surroundings.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Presenter

General

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

BizLibrary

General

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

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