A Great Option
October 06, 2022

A Great Option

Ilyssa Russ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Learning Manager

We used Adobe Captivate and Learning Manager to design and develop training for both corporate and retail Apple employees. This included engineers, program managers, Tech & merch pros in the stores, and so on. Apple is a very private company and so using cloud-based SaaS is a bit difficult therefore using native Adobe programs is the best option.


  • Single unified platform.
  • Ease of use.
  • Accessibility.
  • Personalization and curation.


  • Guidance and training.
  • Easier integration with Articulate and Rise 360.
  • Simple, modern templates and graphics.
  • Apple built its own LMS (The Grove) on top of the Adobe Learning Manager with Saba, so overall it was a great experiment.
  • Adobe Learning Manager is really useful for bringing learners together in one place, under a unified solution.
  • Customer satisfaction equals more learners with an appetite to learn.
Adobe Learning Manager is really easy to use and intuitive to learn. I love the drag and drop features and the ability to do more if you want. The analytics help provide a clear picture for leadership as well so the usability extends beyond just the folks maintaining the backend and the learners taking the courses.
Adobe is great at connecting with all of those tools if they're already part of your workflow. I'd like to see Adobe build out integrations with more popular content development platforms like Articulate (Storyline 360 and Rise 360). Most folks are still stuck in a learning curve when it comes to Adobe Captivate (before Project Charm releases), and so the project marketplace is the next best thing right now.
Rippling is mostly an HRIS that now has an LMS component. It's truly meant for one-a-year compliance training as learners cannot return to the courses and review them unless they are re-assigned. It has good features like automatic enrollment, but it doesn't give us the ability to edit courses and republish them. Lessonly is both a content development platform and an LMS. It makes it easy to create content and immediately assign it to learners, but it's...ugly. There are great grading features, but overall it is unimpressive.

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Adobe Learning Manager is perfect for an organization that's already bought in to the Adobe suite of products, including Captivate. If you have a large body of employees and/or various personas and learning journeys you need to support, it's a really viable solution. For companies that only have, say, internal employees to train, the number of features might be a bit of an overkill.

Adobe Learning Manager Feature Ratings

Course authoring
Course catalog or library
Learning content
Mobile friendly
Progress tracking & certifications
Compliance management
Learning administration
Learning reporting & analytics
Social learning
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning


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