Adobe Captivate Prime: Perfect LMS for Small Business
September 20, 2020

Adobe Captivate Prime: Perfect LMS for Small Business

Ted Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Captivate Prime

I've used Adobe Captivate Prime with a small preschool system of six schools I consult for. It's used with 100 employees to meet their professional development needs. It addresses their needs to provide consistent training across six locations that is accessible in a variety of ways.
  • Easily integrates with a variety of curriculum authoring products.
  • Easy for users to access on multiple devices.
  • Cost effective solution for small companies.
  • Very adaptable to adding or subtracting users as needs change.
  • Stable platform backed by Adobe support.
  • No easy way to generate hard copy certificates for course completion.
  • Not as cost effective as users increase beyond 2000 per month.
  • Better e-learning modules needed from Adobe to support authors and administrators.
  • Ability to provide immediate and consistent training and resources to staff for reopening after COVID without having them to be physically present and jeopardizing their health.
  • Many staff did not have computers at home during COVID-19 lockdown, so the ability to view courses on their smartphones was a godsend. 60 teachers completed a year's worth of coursework in one month's time during the lockdown.
  • Utilizing the LMS to update policies and resources in one central location that everyone can access has helped ensure that everyone is working off of the most current information.
It took about a month to deploy Adobe Captivate Prime. Much of the support material is written, so it was not as helpful as some robust e-learning modules would have been. I eventually found a good learning module on LinkedIn Learning, which has been a godsend. Overall, the authoring and administration are pretty intuitive once you spend some time with it.
The purchasing and cost of the product are very straight forward and easy to understand. Adding users can be done instantaneously and reducing users is just as easy. Overall, the cost and pricing are one of the main reasons I would recommend Adobe Captivate Prime.
More than one of the above
I would definitely recommend it for small companies with less than 1000 users per month that do not have a strong technology department within their company. The monthly subscription rate per user makes it cost affordable to have a robust LMS without paying the upfront costs to build one and the ongoing support that a company like Adobe can provide. For larger companies with strong tech support, I would probably recommend they build their own LMS specific to their unique needs.

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