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Score 8 out of 100

Articulate 360

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS

[Absorb LMS] is well suited for organizations that have the ability to create and customize their own content. Content creation and maintenance require dedicated resources and smaller organizations will require the expertise in order to create, maintain, and update content. Reporting is fairly simple but provides the basics. Advanced reporting will require additional 3rd party software/integration.
Jason Davitsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 is a great authoring tool for beginners. It has a very clean user interface and makes creating courses a breeze. You don't need to have much experience as an instructional designer to create a great and professional-looking course. I would recommend it for instructors who want to create intuitive courses available on many different platforms.
Jonathan Delgado | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
7.9
Articulate 360
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
Articulate 360
Course catalog or library
Absorb LMS
8.0
Articulate 360
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
Articulate 360
Learning content
Absorb LMS
8.0
Articulate 360
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
Articulate 360
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
8.4
Articulate 360
Assignments
Absorb LMS
8.4
Articulate 360
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
7.6
Articulate 360
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
8.2
Articulate 360
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
7.6
Articulate 360
Social learning
Absorb LMS
8.0
Articulate 360

Pros

Absorb LMS

  • Standardized training for all employees.
  • Easy delivery of new hire orientation courses.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Articulate 360

  • Ease of use/ability to learn how to use features
  • Clean and simple design output makes it easy for learners to navigate through courses
  • Freedom to create what your imagination can dream up
  • Community Support from e-learning heroes is great! Any issues are normally resolved with the community within a day and articulate staff still follows up.
  • 360 is always being upgraded and improved with character bundles, image/video content, and new feature roll-outs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb LMS

  • Customer Support is unresponsive and poor
  • Inconsistent interface in the product
  • Reporting out of Absorb is cumbersome
  • No search functionality within courses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Articulate 360

  • More flexibility to customize the look and feel of Articulate Rise templates (think of position of corporate logo and colors in quizzes)
  • A functionality that I would love to see is A morph transition
  • The JavaScript trigger can’t be used in preview mode. This really slows down the workflow when working with JavaScript
Paul Alders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Articulate 360 is now an integral part of our offering
Phil Mayor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 8.5
Based on 8 answers
Overall I can't fault Articulate 360. Sure, there are always enhancements that an individual user would like to see introduced, but generally speaking the usability is second to none.
Articulate 360 offers something for users of all levels. It can be friendly enough not to turn off novices, but has enough about it to keep the professional coming back for more.
David Tait | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Support is very helpful when needed. It is easy to open a ticket and support is always quick to assist in getting the issue fixed the first time. My only issue was an issue we had for a long time when trying to get the file feed up and running which never seemed to work right, however it does now work correctly the way we want it to.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 8.2
Based on 23 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 LMS

Absorb [LMS] had [many] of the same features. Many of the vendors had a lower base price with additional pricing for the add-ons. From a cost perspective, the majority of software providers' costs were higher with all of the required addons. For the features required Absorb [LMS] offered the best value overall.
Jason Davitsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 has the total package vs the other tools. If you just wanted to do video, you can use tools like Camtasia. Another elearning tool I have tried is called Viewlet Builder. It was a very stripped down version of a Storyline type software where you could create and produce elearning modules as well. Articulate 360 has pretty much all of the capabilities of the other kinds of elearning development tools, so you pretty much only need one suite instead of compiling a toolkit of mixed software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb 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.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Articulate 360

  • So far we have been able to implement a host of interactive eLearnings that have received a widely positive reception from our learner base! It has some glitches but everyone is mostly happy with it and seem to learn a lot.
  • Rise is so easy to use that I can whip up a course as easily as I can whip up an outline, so usually, I just dive into course creation and share that as my "outline." This helps me get work done faster.
  • Being able to review my work with the 'Review' tool has allowed us to collaborate much more quickly, which has DEEPLY benefitted one of our big revenue-generating projects last year.
Rebecca Mogollón | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

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

Absorb LMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Articulate 360

General

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

Articulate 360 Editions & Modules

Edition
Teams$1,299.001
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details
Articulate 360 is available on the Articulate website and through Articulate Authorized Resellers. The Articulate 360 Teams plan is available for $1,299 per user, per year, and individual subscriptions perfect for freelancers are available for $999 per user, per year (all prices USD). Eligible educational customers receive a 50% discount on list prices.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
Articulate 360
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS
Articulate 360
9.1

Usability

Absorb LMS
Articulate 360
8.5

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
Articulate 360
8.2

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