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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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Saba

Great overall from a feature and meeting the needs of a company [standpoint] as far as compliance and overall usability [go]. It struggles from a logical perspective, in my opinion of course, as well as a support perspective. Also, they came onsite and tried to cram a full admin training into two days which is far from best practice and may be a company issue on our part for trying to force them to do that but not sure why they would even allow that. I would tell the company that we would only cover "x" material in those two days and would need to come back to provide more information because no one truly remembers much from that training and I came in and took the full admin training online and it took me well over two weeks to complete it. That should be delivered if a rushed training is requested, just to cover their own butts.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.9
Saba
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Saba
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Saba
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Saba
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
8.0
Saba
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
Saba
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Saba
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
9.0
Saba

Performance and Goals

Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.5
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Presenter
Saba
5.9
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.0
Individual goal setting
Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.4
Performance tracking
Adobe Presenter
Saba
7.1

Performance Management

Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.7
Performance plans
Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.8
Plan weighting
Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.6
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Presenter
Saba
5.7
Review status tracking
Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.6
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Presenter
Saba
7.5
Review reminders
Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.8
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.4
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Presenter
Saba
7.1
Reporting
Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.4

Succession Planning

Adobe Presenter
Saba
5.4
Create succession plans/pools
Adobe Presenter
Saba
5.8
Candidate ranking
Adobe Presenter
Saba
5.5
Candidate search
Adobe Presenter
Saba
5.3
Candidate development
Adobe Presenter
Saba
5.0

Recruiting / ATS

Adobe Presenter
Saba
4.7
Job Requisition Management
Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.4
Company Website Posting
Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Adobe Presenter
Saba
2.7
Candidate Search
Adobe Presenter
Saba
2.7
Applicant Tracking
Adobe Presenter
Saba
2.7
Collaboration
Adobe Presenter
Saba
4.5
Email Templates
Adobe Presenter
Saba
5.5
User Permissions
Adobe Presenter
Saba
5.5
Notifications and Alerts
Adobe Presenter
Saba
4.7
Reporting
Adobe Presenter
Saba
6.2

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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  • Flexibility
  • Content Interoperability
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Cons

  • 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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  • The administrative side of Saba is extremely complex and is a lot for a single saba administrator to manage
  • There are many click paths for users to complete simple functions like signing up for e-learning or editing a goal
  • The succession planning module is limited and does not allow for much flexibility to create custom 9-block grids or integrated dashboards
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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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Saba7.2
Based on 4 answers
We are continuing with ERP systems that include learning, performance, and succession with increased user/community training and US-based support.
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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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Saba6.4
Based on 2 answers
Complications with changing behaviors when operational changes are made.
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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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Saba2.8
Based on 2 answers
Too many touches and lack of support team understanding of the issue.
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Implementation

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Saba4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Presenter was the first product we started using. We were lacking something in our system and someone recommended Adobe Presenter to us. After carefully reviewing aspects of Adobe Presenter, we figured it will be best for our needs. Although the transition period was a little tough for us, in a couple of weeks time we were very comfortable with it.
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I would use Saba over the previous program.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • We have been able to meet our performance objectives
  • We have been able to meet our learning objectives
  • Have have not been able to meet our succession and compensation objectives
  • We're half way on the social front
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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

Saba

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