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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Presenter

Its strength is its ability to develop on-demand content quickly. If good, fast and affordable are your main check boxes, this could be just what you need. On the other hand, this is not your stop for "spit and polished" deliverables. Storyline and Captivate this is not. That said, Adobe Presenter is one of the most flexible, affordable and (once you understand it) easy to use solutions on the market, making it a 9.5 out of 10 when it comes to bang for the buck.
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Mindflash

Why do you want to use an LMS?
Is tracking completion important to you?
Do you have someone that can be the LMS administrator for your org (or a few ppl?)
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.9
Mindflash
9.5
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Mindflash
10.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Mindflash
10.0
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Mindflash
10.0
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
8.0
Mindflash
9.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
Mindflash
10.0
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Mindflash
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
9.0
Mindflash
10.0
Mobile friendly
Adobe Presenter
Mindflash
10.0
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
Mindflash
8.0
Compliance management
Adobe Presenter
Mindflash
10.0

Pros

  • Because it integrates with PowerPoint, it is possible to go from planning outline to storyboard to final output withing a single document and as part of a seamless and logical design process.
  • Its ability to create videos that capture screens along with web-cam recordings, then edit them within the solution means higher level training recordings can be created versus, say a recorded WebEx training session.
  • Presenter's ability to create quiz elements similar to Adobe Captivate, add interactions, and interface with Adobe's LMS means it is capable of functioning as a complete e-learning development environment. .
  • If up front cost is a consideration, Presenter wins hands down over many better known training development and e-learning solutions.
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  • Easy to see trainee status of who has not started, who is in progress and who has completed a course - which makes it easy to send targeted reminders
  • Easy to swap out content when updating a course
  • Easy to create a course series from individual modules
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Cons

  • Among its strengths, Presenter is outstanding at demonstrating software. However, it has zero native simulation capability. For that, you also need Captivate. While it's designed to work with that solution, I've yet to find an efficient application in a real-world training environment.
  • Presenter is a deceptively unintuitive solution. If you know PowerPoint (and who doesn't?), it feels like home. However, it has nuances that aren't readily obvious. For example, it's video recording capability is both built into the PowerPoint add-in and is accessible as a standalone. How they behave is similar but not identical..
  • Support is surprisingly weak. The version I have is once removed from the latest. I recently discovered that it has a bug. I was surprised to learn that reporting it to Adobe is impossible since the web page where this occurs does not include Presenter as an option. Are they aware and was it corrected? I don’t know. Fortunately, it's not critical, but it does raise several concerns.
  • Training and on-demand help is also weak. While there are some standalone videos and other help resources on the internet, what’s freely available isn’t complete. As a result, ramp up took several months longer than it should have. Much of my learning was through experimentation and web searches. Those searches were at times frustrating since the community of users doesn't appear to be as great as other training development solutions. The best training I found was on Lynda.com. I highly recommend either Lynda or a similar site if you get Adobe Presenter.
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  • The live event/classroom training functionality is pretty basic. Would like to see options to enter date/times of training.
  • Automatic calendar invites sent to registrants for live training would be great. I think they are working on this functionality in the near future.
  • Mindflash recently changed from s courses and series structure to modules and courses. I liked it the other way, personally.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter8.2
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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Mindflash10.0
Based on 5 answers
We like a lightweight solution and although Mindflash offers more complex reporting, you can always just use the at-a-glance reports when you don't need all the details.
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Usability

Adobe Presenter7.3
Based on 1 answer
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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Mindflash9.0
Based on 1 answer
The interface is just so simple to understand. It's clean and efficient. We showed Mindflash off to the Safety group, who are not computer gurus and they were beyong excited to use it.
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Support

Adobe Presenter3.6
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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Mindflash10.0
Based on 1 answer
First, they have a decent knowledgebase. Second, you can ask them a question instantly via live chat. I have yet to present a problem they couldn't fix. And I always feel like my problems matter.
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Implementation

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Mindflash9.0
Based on 1 answer
If you're going to develop a short course to demo the product internally, don't bother avoiding your own topics. Mindflash rolls whatever content you create during the trial into your production environment when you decide to buy. The time taken to go from not having a system to being live with Mindflash is virtually instant. What you'll be wanting for is time to develop content and people to test it out.
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Alternatives Considered

To recap, it falls short in the quality of the deliverables compared to some others. That said, it is well within acceptable range for many learning environments and audiences. It also is significantly more flexible and affordable than anything else. If I had only one e-learning solution to pick, this would be the one. It is, in fact, my "Go to" solution most of the time..
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The ease of use for both learners and administrators in Mindflash is unbeatable in my opinion. The system may not have all the fancy bells and whistles that Cornerstone or Litmos has but we didn’t need all that and honestly, it was all getting in the way.
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Return on Investment

  • The net impact is extremely strong due to it's relatively low cost, high flexibility and extremely rapid development capability.
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  • Our eLearning engagement has improved by about 25% over last year.
  • We have been able to provide our compliance department with 100% error free training completion reports since we implemented Mindflash.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Presenter

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Adobe Presenter Editions & Modules
Adobe Presenter
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Mindflash

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Mindflash Editions & Modules
Mindflash
Edition
Basic
249/mo
Advanced
599/mo2
Pro
1,199/mo3
Enterprise
Call for details4
2. 500 trainees
3. 1000 trainees
4. Unlimited
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