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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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SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning is well suited for training across multiple job functions, locations, and workday environments. It's able to be completed on many hardware platforms, in any location. I was able to access from phone, iPad, or laptop. Lessons could be done in an airport waiting for a flight - or on vacation. Learning is a continuous process and this meets you where you are.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Pros

  • 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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  • Greenlight allows our field employees to have all the necessary instructional manuals and forms at an easy reach without having to print everything.
  • Greenlight keeps good track of annual re-certifications and sends them out on time.
  • The notifications make it easy to communicate with the field.
  • Greenlight allows detailed customization from the admin side.
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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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  • Our company purchased GreenLight along with Red Carpet and Open Hire about a year ago. GreenLight went live for us January 2014. I have been making all student, org chart, and any other changes or additions manually as we have not had our payroll processing system integrated with GreenLight. This has been very difficult as we have over 3100 employees. UPDATE: The integration from our payroll system to Greenlight went live on September 17, 2014. I had to make some adjustments to the way some qualifications were assigned, but there were no issues with any training going out.
  • The integration team has been eager to help, but sometimes a little incompetent in the knowledge necessary to make the integration happen as quickly as possible.
  • I had only two weeks to learn GreenLight before we went live. I need a little extra help with things at times, and the support team is very slow to respond and slower in solving the issues. UPDATE: The support team is always there for me when I call now. They are very knowledgeable in helping me make things happen in Greenlight. My only issue is that they do not have full knowledge of the integration side and that causes some problems in advising me.
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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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SilkRoad Learning3.6
Based on 2 answers
Our training director has determined that the customer service and ease of use is too difficult. She intends to check into other LMS systems and end our contract with Silkroad.
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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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SilkRoad Learning8.0
Based on 1 answer
I have a better understanding of the system and so it is easier for me to use. The student side is very easy and simple for anyone to use.
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Reliability and Availability

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SilkRoad Learning8.0
Based on 1 answer
There have been many times when the site was unavailable for a short time. Also, glitches and unexplained ed activity such as sending training notifications out to terminated employees.
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Performance

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SilkRoad Learning7.0
Based on 1 answer
It works well most of the time.
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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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SilkRoad Learning7.0
Based on 1 answer
The questions regarding how to implement in the system are answered quickly and efficiently. If there is an issue with the technical side or integrations it takes forever to get results and after much escalating.
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Online Training

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SilkRoad Learning8.0
Based on 1 answer
some are thorough and others are not. I like that they are available for review.
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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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GreenLight was selected because we also wanted to utilize SilkRoad's RedCarpet and OpenHire programs for a more seamless onboarding process.
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Scalability

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SilkRoad Learning7.0
Based on 1 answer
The system went down/offline for 5 or 6 days in January. This is the month we have 3400 employees taking annual required training. It had several glitches afterwards that took months to correct.
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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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  • It has helped to consolidate everything in one place.
  • It has made the suite of trainings more easier to manage for HR and compliance.
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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

SilkRoad Learning

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