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Score 5.7 out of 100

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).
Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Learn is well-suited for Life Science industries (based on my experience) from the compliance perspective and also in dealing with GxP document management. It has GDPR regulations as well hence can be used in EU regions as well. If the organization is small or medium-sized, then the license and implementation cost would be slightly high. However we get the value for the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
6.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
6.4
SumTotal Talent Development
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
6.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
7.4
SumTotal Talent Development

Human Resource Management

Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
Employee demographic data
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Employment history
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Job profiles and administration
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organizational charting
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organization and location management
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Payroll Management

Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
Pay calculation
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Benefit plan administration
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Direct deposit files
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Balance details
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Employee Self Service

Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Update personal information
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
View job history
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

HR Reporting

Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
Adobe Presenter
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

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.
Ronald Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses.
  • Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress.
  • Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Reporting
  • Mass importing of manual checks to be issued in California
  • Ability to fund pay cards immediately
  • Perform gross-up calculations within the payroll system automatically
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 10.0
Based on 6 answers
I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
Kimberly Barricklow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 7.0
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to learn and use, but is frustrating if you begin to run into error messages concerning Flash as you are in the publishing stage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 2.0
Based on 2 answers
I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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
Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.1
Based on 6 answers
I am supporting SumTotal Learn because I have been using the product since 2015 as a user and as an implementation consultant. The application provides the overall learning solutions to large organizations. It is in compliance with GDPR, CFR 11, and other regulatory requirements hence suitable for industries having mandatory compliance requirements. From value for money to customer support, SumTotal earns good credits for its performance, features, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

When I came to my company, they had been using a "light" LMS called Articulate. It was cheap and bare bones; i.e. not a lot of features, really just a platform to launch eLearning from and not real interface for student to utilize. When I began to overhaul the training department, this was one of the first things I changed. Articulate would only run courses built in their software, and the software was not 508 compliant. In addition, we had no ability to create learning plans, house transcripts, customize the interface, or manage the students. I made the choice to select and LMS that was a true LMS with all of the features that were critical to our clients' needs. Thus far, SumTotal has been able to support all of our needs, except one; mobile learning that is media rich
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Presenter

  • I feel like we have increased productivity of educators and learners. If you've already invested in the Office suite, there isn't a large learning curve for educators, so that is a huge positive when it comes to the lack of training required for the software.
Vicky Creasy, EdD | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Clean front-end user interface for easier course catalog management.
  • Reporting has been more difficult than previous LMS.
  • Audience building has more variables making it more difficult to manage.
  • Slower overall client turnaround due to admin side interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe Presenter

General

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

SumTotal Talent Development

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Presenter
7.0
SumTotal Talent Development
4.7

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter
8.2
SumTotal Talent Development
10.0

Usability

Adobe Presenter
7.0
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Presenter
7.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Performance

Adobe Presenter
5.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Support Rating

Adobe Presenter
3.6
SumTotal Talent Development
6.1

Scalability

Adobe Presenter
6.0
SumTotal Talent Development

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