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Adobe Presenter

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Score 7.5 out of 101

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

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Score 7.2 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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

SuccessFactors is a platform that can grow with you. Generally speaking HR software that is targeted to under 500 people lacks a host of important features that are needed in business; workflows for approvals being the main one. SF has this as a core feature which is critical when looking at scale. SF can handle more complex organizations that include matrix, division, acquisition, etc., but keep in mind all of these foundation objects require a good amount of time and configuration to work properly. Mid-size to larger companies, as a result, are better suited for this platform. If you look at the modules as stand alones, then PM is great for implementing a flexible goals and performance product; something that is suitable for a variety of organizations regardless of their stage of development. In terms of selection, be very clear about your strategy and what you want to achieve especially if you have an existing system you are looking to replace or one that you want to integrate with. When you construct a Statement of Work (SOW) of requirements start with the ideal state and work back into the capabilities. Easier if you have nothing in place and start with SuccessFactors but more complex when other system and process dependencies are involved.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Onboarding

Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.0
New hire portal
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.9
Manager tracking tools
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.1

Performance and Goals

Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.0
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.0
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.4
Individual goal setting
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.3
Performance tracking
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.1

Performance Management

Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.8
Performance plans
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.0
Plan weighting
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.5
Manager note taking
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.8
Review status tracking
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.4
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.9
Review reminders
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.7
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
6.8
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
6.6
Reporting
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.3

Succession Planning

Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.3
Create succession plans/pools
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.9
Candidate ranking
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.3
Candidate search
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.0
Candidate development
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.9

Recruiting / ATS

Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.9
Company Website Posting
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.9
Customized Application Form
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.0
Resume Management
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.9
Candidate Search
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
6.5
Applicant Tracking
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.3
Collaboration
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.4
Task Creation and Delegation
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.9
Email Templates
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.4
User Permissions
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
9.1
Notifications and Alerts
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
7.8
Reporting
Adobe Presenter
SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
8.2

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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  • Performance appraisals are fairly simple. When we implemented, we had to create a form for each variation of content and language combination which made it a maintenance issue. The product now offers the ability to have a single form which can be translated into multiple languages. The process has been fairly intuitive for our managers who appreciate the continuity more than anything.
  • Appraisals can be conducted offline and then uploaded back into the system which is convenient for our traveling Sales staff. The process itself is either easy to grasp or our users can't track with it, so the results are a bit mixed but the opportunity is solid.
  • SMART goals are easy to maintain. There are areas that you should consider before establishing your goal foundation. If you want your goals to be private, this has impact to the goal content being visible on the dashboards. Only those with admin reporting privileges can truly report out private goal content.
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Cons

  • I don't know if this qualifies as a "con," per se, but it's important not to try and use this as a full-fledged e-learning authoring tool, as the opportunities it affords for effective practice and feedback is minimal. It's a well-named product, since "Presenter" really is best used for "presentations," rather than bona fide training.
  • There's no real "programming" ability (like being able to use custom actions and variables).
  • I also wish that, when syncing animations to audio narration, if you make a mistake mid-way through a slide, you could re-do just from where you made the mistake on forward, rather than having to resync the whole slide.
  • Better audio editing capabilities within the product would make it feel less "necessary" to me to use an external audio editing product.
  • It's also not the cheapest of the tools that does this kind of thing. For example, SNAP, by Trivantis, does many of the same things at about a tenth the cost.
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  • The bonus planning module is cumbersome and overly complex to administer and program each year. It is not intuitive - for example, the administrator must manually calculate the bonus targets outside of the system and input them manually because SF is not intuitive enough to do the calculations on its own.
  • The talent management suite was in its infancy when I started using it. It has had been developed and fine tuned quite a bit since then but is still not as intuitive and easy to administer as other talent management tools available in the market place.
  • SF is a hierarchical based system, like others on the market. This presents difficulties when dealing with a matrixed organization. The person who is planning the compensation or performance mgmt is not always the one doing the review or familiar with the employee. There are work arounds but they are manual and are affected by any changes made to the data system that is used to feed SF.
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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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions7.0
Based on 15 answers
I am no longer at the company where I used SF. However, I know that the company has since renewed its agreement with SuccessFactors and continues to fine tune the suites for its changing business needs. SF is venturing in to Employee Central that has the potential to really amp up and syenergize its capabilities and modules. I would like to see how the implementation and use of Employee Central progresses and allow them to work through the glitches first but would be interested in investigating that capability in a year or so
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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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions8.0
Based on 4 answers
The goals module could be a little more straightforward in terms of aligning and linking goals. The employee central is relatively new, so it's been a little buggy and we've had to use workarounds. However, overall I am very satisfied.
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Reliability and Availability

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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions8.9
Based on 2 answers
If you had asked me before the summer, I would have rated them 10/10 for up time. I am not sure if it was due to the SAP acquisition or not, but we had quite a few significant issues over the summer. Their servers have been bombarded. I know they are setting up new data centers, so some of these issues are supposed to go away. We have had more downtime than I think is acceptable, especially based on past performance.
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Performance

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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions6.2
Based on 2 answers
We had some slow downs in last 6 months because of the server issues. They were experiencing load balancing issues. In previous years we have not had problems. We do batch our appraisals into one time at the end of our fiscal year which is June.
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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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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions6.9
Based on 2 answers
I would rate the support for Employee Central much higher - 9/10. It is a new product and they want people to be successful. For other modules, tech support is abysmal. They made some changes over the summer and last fall and it was really challenging. Their people did not understand the product and they would take an eternity to get back to you. They would make changes that effected other areas of product and they were not aware of it
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In-Person Training

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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's great. Whenever we've asked for in person training, it's been very tailored to our needs. There's a lot of good discussion before hand in preparation.
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Online Training

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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions8.0
Based on 2 answers
When available it is good, for new products. It has been slow to get up and running and should be more expansive.
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Implementation

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SuccessFactors Talent Solutions7.5
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In reference to the implementation of Employee Central, the consultants were less familiar with certain aspects of product as it's new. I would have liked them to have better handle on all aspects of product as there were some things we had to go back and change. They were however helpful and open to discussion all the time. They were very accessible to us.
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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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We currently are looking for a new Performance plan software. We are looking into using UltiPro which so far looks like it is going to be a lot more effective and user friendly. SuccessFactors was put in place when I joined the company. As far as I can tell the reason why it was chosen is because at the time it was one of the only performance tracking software
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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's difficult to tie performance reviews to ROI, especially at my company because our talent initiative is only one of 8 things going right now. The biggest positive impact though has just been the changing expectations. We went from a company that did not conduct performance reviews, to rolling out a program to every salaried employee (executive management included) in about four years. There is a genuine mindset change that has occurred. Performance reviews are now a part of the normal, year-end process and people think about their goals throughout the year. Teams conduct strategic goal planning sessions, individuals are engaged in employee develop opportunities. What percentage has that contributed to our EBIT for 2013? I don't know. But I certainly believe it's had a huge positive effect. Overall our company's stock is up 50% from when I started here five years ago, and last year was our highest year of EBIT ever (and we've been around for 130 years).
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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

SuccessFactors Talent Solutions

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