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Score 7.4 out of 100

Articulate 360

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb is very well suited for any company looking to standardize training for all employees. It is also best suited when paired with a course vendor to pick specific courses aimed towards employees and their interests. This makes orientation very simple. We used to have a 2-hour orientation conference to cover everything these courses can cover.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Articulate 360

I can't imagine being able to do my job and do it well without Articulate 360. I am able to create simple linear training courses and complex branching courses with ease. Some of the greatest training courses involve a "choose your own adventure" feel with many branches and the outcome is based upon the points earned through the course. The better decisions, the better the outcome. Importing from PowerPoint is easy. The content library that comes with 360 is very helpful. Images are crystal clear, high-resolution, and able to be used with any use. No need for me to have subscriptions to other content services anymore. I love how easy it is now to create a video background with the content library included in 360.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
Articulate 360
7.9
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.0
Articulate 360
9.3
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.0
Articulate 360
8.0
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
7.0
Articulate 360
8.8
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Articulate 360
7.5
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Articulate 360
7.8
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Articulate 360
6.8
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
9.0
Articulate 360
7.6
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
10.0
Articulate 360
7.2
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
8.3
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
8.6
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
6.6

Pros

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Articulate 360

  • Articulate 360 has lots of options: Rise is for simple, HTML-based course content delivery. Storyline is an animation/interactive eLearning designer that is robust yet easy to learn.
  • It totally simplifies the review process. When I want to have my boss look at a course I made, I create the Articulate Review link and he can make comments at any point in the course for suggestions/corrections, and the program takes a picture of where he is looking so I know exactly what he is talking about. I can also comment back.
  • The content library is high quality and professional. You can search images of people, backgrounds for Storyline projects, or entire project templates that you just plug your content into. It allows you to create content really fast and good looking.
Rebecca Mogollón | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • Automated creation of manager groups.
  • Easier way of seeing who employees report to so we can create manager groups.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Articulate 360

  • There could be more intuitive buttons in many places. Without a "getting started" training, it might be tough to just try and figure out how to do things in the software.
  • The software has been known to be a little buggy (all versions). It is known that you should save your work often in case it crashes.
  • I wish the the vendor would build in more integrated instruction and tips withing the interface, so you can be reminded or clued in to what you are looking for if you are not an expert yet.
Cordell Yin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb Anywhere LMS

No score
No answers yet
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Articulate 360

Articulate 360 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Once you get over the learning curve, the platform is pretty easy to use, but the learning curve itself is rather steep. Even once you are familiar with the feature set, it is easy to overlook a small setting, which can cause client-facing errors. Correcting these errors is kind of a tedious process due to having to load up the application, make your change, and re-publish the course.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb Anywhere LMS 8.9
Based on 2 answers
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 8.4
Based on 9 answers
It took forever to get someone to respond--either by email or by phone--directly to a pricing and licensing question. It is unfortunate that a company that has such potential as a streamlined course building/authoring tool not only missed the boat with service but also proves itself to be all fluff and no substance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Absorb Anywhere LMS

At the time of selection, we went with Absorb as they were one of the few that could handle online transactions for courses. We are in the process of migrating to Skilljar and will be discontinuing our subscription to Absorb in 2018.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Articulate 360

I haven't used development software other than storyline since it came out. One, because I haven't had to. This software is much more user-friendly and rapid development than previous software I have used. It also is capable of creating pretty complex items. I recommended out team get Articulate 360 because of its new additions such as Review.
Kristen Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • This has been a positive ROI as we can track all course completions for audits as well as cutting costs for travel and training.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Articulate 360

  • I spend less time developing courses, and more time engaging learners with Articulate 360. Not only has our development timeline shortened because of Articulate Review and Rise, but we are also putting out better, more engaging content.
  • The subscription model of Articulate 360 paid for itself almost immediately by providing access to some awesome stock content in the Content Library. We used to spend hundreds of dollars buying content that is now included in our membership to a tool we were already paying for.
  • The greatest return on our investment has come in the form of time. Stakeholders love Articulate Review. It's easy to check the progress of the course creation, see what issues have been addressed by the development team, and provide feedback-- cutting back on everyone's least favorite thing: MEETINGS.
Ryan Parish | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Absorb Anywhere LMS

General

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

Articulate 360

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.9
Articulate 360
8.8

Usability

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
8.0

Support Rating

Absorb Anywhere LMS
8.9
Articulate 360
8.4

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