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Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb worked well for us for a number of years but once we started to push the limits of the software, the company and the product let us down. Support became unresponsive and the product enhancements that we were told were coming never did.
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Articulate 360

In the case of software launches for applications that have typical workflows, Articulate 360 is great to create on demand e-learning. You can include live demos, videos, self-paced presentations, knowledge checks, etc... You can also record scoring and return that information to your LMS. this is great where there might be a level of compliance checking in your organization. When mastered, it is also possible to create simulations within the modules as well. The ability to branch and lead the end user in different paths is a great strength as well.Articulate 360 is less suited for more passive learning material. If the need is for a demo only, other tools to record screen capture and creating videos might be more appropriate. However if it needs to be used within your LMS system, you could still use Articulate to output the module. For simple cases, though, Articulate might be overkill for what you need.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
8.5
Course authoring
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
9.5
Course catalog or library
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
9.0
Player/Portal
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
8.6
Learning content
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
8.9
Mobile friendly
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
9.1
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
7.9
Assignments
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
9.5
Compliance management
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
7.2
Learning administration
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
7.6
Social learning
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Articulate 360
8.8

Pros

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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Articulate 360

  • Allows you to develop interactivity in e-learning modules, form simple quizzes to complex branching.
  • Ability to produce e-learning material that is compatible on many platforms, i.e. web browsers, tablets, phones.
  • Quick to learn how to use, especially if you are familiar with e-learning development tools.
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Cons

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • Customer Support is unresponsive and poor
  • Inconsistent interface in the product
  • Reporting out of Absorb is cumbersome
  • No search functionality within courses.
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Articulate 360

  • Just released, so still a few things to iron out.
  • Price point is high for freelancers, but hopefully this will be addressed.
  • Not the ground breaking update to Storyline 2 that I expected, but this is NOT Storyline 3, so I'm happy with this.
  • Studio and Replay seem a bit unnecessary now and could perhaps take efforts away from the more useful components of the suite.
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Support

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb Anywhere LMS 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
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Articulate 360

Articulate 360 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available.
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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.
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Articulate 360

Adobe Captivate vs Storyline - I consider these to be somewhat different in their approach. I was exposed to Storyline, before Captivate. Each have a learning curve.Adobe Muse vs Rise, but I have not used Muse.Camtasia vs Replay/Peek.I don't believe there is currently a direct competitor out there for this full suite.
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Return on Investment

Absorb Anywhere LMS

  • We were able to lighten the work load on our finance team by moving course purchase processing to the online platform.
  • Learning team was able to reduce the amount of live training and travel.
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Articulate 360

  • Quicker turnaround on course reviews. I don't have to fight with multiple documents and QA forms.
  • Cheaper overall costs - media content is available and needn't be produced externally or using other software
  • Better overall customer satisfaction. It feels like a better offering to customers when I can show both them the content, and then QA it, immediately.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Articulate 360

General

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

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