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Score 7.6 out of 101
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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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SilkRoad Learning

Without having any experience with any other LMS' I can't really say completely. If the person is looking for a full featured system for courses or a place for users to sign up for training sessions, GreenLight is perfect. But getting to a place of knowledge where you're comfortable creating those scenarios is a very long road.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.4
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
6.5
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
7.0
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
6.0
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
8.0
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Mobile friendly
Adobe Presenter
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Compliance management
Adobe Presenter
SilkRoad Learning
8.0
Social learning
Adobe Presenter
SilkRoad Learning
8.0

Pros

Adobe Presenter

  • 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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SilkRoad Learning

  • 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

Adobe Presenter

  • We have faced some difficulty with Presenter and Adobe Flash. Some of our teachers have grown weary of constant messages of not having the correct Flash player, even though it is.
  • We wish we had the ability to use more than one quiz in a presentation in order to more accurately determine student success, but we are able to see the number of slides viewed along with the quiz score to help determine mastery.
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SilkRoad Learning

  • Pushing reports to users (managers) is very much lacking. Even more upsetting, support doesn't seem to know how to make this functionality work.
  • SilkRoad contracts with third-party vendors to assist with the rollout process. The quality is varying. I would rather they do their own implementation training.
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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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SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 3.6
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 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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SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 8.0
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

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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SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 8.0
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

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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SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It works well most of the time.
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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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SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 7.0
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

Adobe Presenter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 8.0
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

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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SilkRoad Learning

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

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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SilkRoad Learning

SilkRoad Learning 7.0
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

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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SilkRoad Learning

  • Right now, which is about nine months into the conversion, I would say we have not yet had a strong ROI. It is a very costly system and process to roll out, and I'm not sure it is significantly better than our previous, cheaper system.
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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

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