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Score 7.7 out of 101
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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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Pluralsight

Pluralsight is extremely well suited to many training needs, including supporting engineers as they look to enhance their skillsets, either by improving or enhancing a skill or by learning a new skill that may be needed in the future. Pluralsight eliminates much of the need for traditional (and expensive!) training courses. The only place where I'd recommend traditional training over Pluralsight is when you need to provide upstart training to a large group, thus needing an environment where questions are easily asked.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.4
Pluralsight
7.8
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Pluralsight
8.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Pluralsight
8.7
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
6.5
Pluralsight
7.8
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Pluralsight
8.3
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
Pluralsight
8.7
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Pluralsight
7.2
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Pluralsight
8.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
8.0
Pluralsight
7.2
Mobile friendly
Adobe Presenter
Pluralsight
8.4
Compliance management
Adobe Presenter
Pluralsight
8.7
Social learning
Adobe Presenter
Pluralsight
4.5

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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Pluralsight

  • Pluralsight courses are delivered at a self-directed pace, enabling users to stop, rewind, or fast forward, depending on their familiarity with the content.
  • Pluralsight offers a wide variety of technical courses, providing opportunities to explore new skill areas beyond engineers' current responsibilities.
  • Pluralsight is available on most platforms, providing a high level of accessibility to the content.
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Cons

Adobe Presenter

  • I feel it is a bit overpriced. That may be because of the Adobe name.
  • Our team has experienced a few technical issues over time which sometimes limit our use of the software.
  • Limited features available for our macOS users.
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Pluralsight

  • Difficult to Address - Yes, that is my con. I simply do not have a con I could address that is worth noting for potential buyers of this product.
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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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Pluralsight

Pluralsight 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great product and service so far. Awesome new content almost every week.
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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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Pluralsight

Pluralsight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very, VERY easy to use.
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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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Pluralsight

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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Pluralsight

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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Pluralsight

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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Pluralsight

They provide a lot of courses, but not every course is given and explained in detail like Pluralsight does.
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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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Pluralsight

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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Pluralsight

  • I am just a user through my company - but it was worth the money
  • Some courses are not there at all - so it's not used at all times
  • The overall impact is average
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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

Pluralsight

General

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

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