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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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Udemy for Business

Udemy for Business may be best suited for organizations that budget (or are looking to budget) for employee growth. This is tool whereupon the more employees put into it, the more they will get out of it
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.9
Udemy for Business
8.1
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Udemy for Business
7.0
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Udemy for Business
10.0
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Udemy for Business
7.0
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
8.0
Udemy for Business
7.5
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
Udemy for Business
8.0
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Udemy for Business
9.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
9.0
Udemy for Business
7.5
Mobile friendly
Adobe Presenter
Udemy for Business
10.0
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
Udemy for Business
7.0
Social learning
Adobe Presenter
Udemy for Business
8.0

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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  • It’s cheaper than other platforms. It’s affordable if the worker has to pay part of the course.
  • They have more specific courses than other platforms.
  • The platform is easy to use.
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Cons

  • Among its strengths, Presenter is outstanding at demonstrating software. However, it has zero native simulation capability. For that, you also need Captivate. While it's designed to work with that solution, I've yet to find an efficient application in a real-world training environment.
  • Presenter is a deceptively unintuitive solution. If you know PowerPoint (and who doesn't?), it feels like home. However, it has nuances that aren't readily obvious. For example, it's video recording capability is both built into the PowerPoint add-in and is accessible as a standalone. How they behave is similar but not identical..
  • Support is surprisingly weak. The version I have is once removed from the latest. I recently discovered that it has a bug. I was surprised to learn that reporting it to Adobe is impossible since the web page where this occurs does not include Presenter as an option. Are they aware and was it corrected? I don’t know. Fortunately, it's not critical, but it does raise several concerns.
  • Training and on-demand help is also weak. While there are some standalone videos and other help resources on the internet, what’s freely available isn’t complete. As a result, ramp up took several months longer than it should have. Much of my learning was through experimentation and web searches. Those searches were at times frustrating since the community of users doesn't appear to be as great as other training development solutions. The best training I found was on Lynda.com. I highly recommend either Lynda or a similar site if you get Adobe Presenter.
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  • One of the biggest problems of this platform is the credibility of their certificates because they are not endorsed and don't have the support of a university as other platforms do.
  • Anyone can upload a course, so sometimes you will have a bunch of options, but you really don’t know which one is the best for you among all of them.
  • Another thing that I don’t like about Udemy is that the platform is not very well organized, everything looks crowded.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter8.2
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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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Usability

Adobe Presenter7.3
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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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Support

Adobe Presenter3.6
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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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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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Udemy for Business is a competent alternative to other business education tools on the market, it provides applicable content that enables users to study at their own pace. Some areas they can improve: adding engaging videos for learning, and a badge that can be placed on users LinkedIn account after they have been certified for a particular skill or topic
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Return on Investment

  • The net impact is extremely strong due to it's relatively low cost, high flexibility and extremely rapid development capability.
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  • The most important impact Udemy has had in our Business is that continuing education is making them happier for a low cost, and everyone can choose a topic of their interest and the interest of the company.
  • It has reduced the amount of people quitting their jobs because we care about their personal growth.
  • Some of our areas have become more efficient.
  • Remember that it is less expensive to train people even if they leave your company than it is having someone not trained with a lack of knowledge in your company!
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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

Udemy for Business

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