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Articulate 360

Articulate 360 is a powerful tool if you plan on teaching any topic. It can be as simple or complex as you like. You can create a Rise course which has videos, interactive Storyline content, quizzes, interactive images, buttons, and more. It's not necessarily suited for compliance training because it is hard to verify completion.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

We did have some issues with browser support in IE in the beginning.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate 360
8.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.7
Course authoring
Articulate 360
9.6
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Course catalog or library
Articulate 360
8.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.1
Player/Portal
Articulate 360
8.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.6
Learning content
Articulate 360
9.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Mobile friendly
Articulate 360
9.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.6
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate 360
7.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Assignments
Articulate 360
9.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.3
Compliance management
Articulate 360
6.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.7
Learning administration
Articulate 360
7.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.1
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate 360
7.6
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Social learning
Articulate 360
8.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Onboarding

Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.5
Compliance tracking and reporting
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.5

Performance and Goals

Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Corporate goal setting
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Individual goal setting
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Performance tracking
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Performance Management

Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.5
Performance plans
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Plan weighting
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.0
Manager note taking
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.1
Performance improvement plans
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
Review status tracking
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.5
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
4.0
Review reminders
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
Workflow restrictions
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.9
Multiple review frequency
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Reporting
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Pros

  • 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.
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  • Offers a variety of courses
  • Maintains accountability
  • Is easy to use
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Cons

  • I occasionally have issues with the launcher in 360, and can't get the program to open. It seems to be an intermittent bug on my computer that has to do with being enterprise-locked. The first time this happened, I reached to Articulate's world-class support, who helped me get up and running again. I've been able to fix the issue subsequently by following the instructions provided by the Articulate folks, so I'm happy with that!
  • I would like to see further integration with TinCan API (xAPI) in the platform. Right now, I believe that TinCan is only supported in Storyline, and that the statements it is capable of sending to an LRS system are limited to 6 canned verbs. While that is fine, there is no native support for sending variables directly to an LRS without doing some XML tweaking behind the scenes. I'd like to see Articulate lead the industry in xAPI use cases and support, since I hope that's the direction that the industry is headed.
  • I say this every time I have an opportunity, but I'd love to see Articulate develop a native version for the Mac. I've had some success running Storyline 360 on my Mac with Parallels and VMWare Fusion, but I'd like to free up my system resources to edit video AND develop courses, which is difficult to do when you're running a virtual machine.
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  • Allowing printing of just the signature page.
  • Making it easier to make changes across the board.
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Likelihood to Renew

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PiiQ by Cornerstone3.0
Based on 2 answers
It's not that CSB isn't a decent performance management system, but we have decided to go with just one vendor (Workday) for an HRIS/performance management/payroll system so we can directly relate pay to performance. We are more interested in having just one system that "talks" to the other pieces instead of having to work with several vendors. It reduces the hassle of having to communicate with different support teams, having different contracts, and so on.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
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PiiQ by Cornerstone7.8
Based on 26 answers
This is really good
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far 100%.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone7.0
Based on 1 answer
The saving process slows it down. It doesn’t auto save. If you leave a page, it will sometimes warn you, but not always. When you hit the save button, a window pops up that says creating/saving packets. It feels very archaic.
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Support

Articulate 3609.1
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone8.7
Based on 25 answers
Customer support responses are always helpful, but often come 24 hours later. Sometimes issues are easily fixed (even though they can only be fixed by customer support.) I'm not sure if it is a time zone issue, or why the long lag.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone9.0
Based on 1 answer
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone9.0
Based on 2 answers
I think we could have done a better job of rolling out the tool to our managers. We were under a tight timeline. In the training, we showed them everything and said go do it by this date. Looking back, I would have done it in pieces: for example, 2 weeks to write goals, 2 weeks to get sign-off from direct reports. I just let them go at it. Since then we’ve moved to agile development environment and are applying the technique to everything. In future would only do through change sprint. It is a big change I didn’t take it seriously enough.

I had a team of 3 project managing. You need a champion from every department to make sure you’re getting it right and to make sure what’s happening is communicated. It’s not something you can do without input from department heads
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Alternatives Considered

Articulate 360 takes a slightly different approach to multi-device support compared to other authoring tools. Instead of true responsive design, which requires at least twice as much time to develop, it strikes a balance with the addition of the responsive player. Although having a single layout for every device may not meet all needs, it helps to make development as efficient as possible while minimizing overall time/effort for turnaround. Where Articulate 360 really outperforms the competition is the inclusion of multiple tools in a single ecosystem—this allows for deeper integration between tools.
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Did not look at other options.
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Return on Investment

  • There has been a positive impact for our support efforts with the addition of Peek's integration with Review. Specifically, it's reduced time to provide just-in-time support for our developers by being able to quickly record, upload, and share a screen-cast with our remote team.
  • We have had some difficulty with upgrading existing projects to the new platform, but mostly due to them not being previously tested for HTML5/mobile. It's unclear whether or not this is due to underlying bugs in the new A360 software, or unidentified issues in the initial files. But having the ability to work with Articulate Support is making a world of difference.
  • The new mobile player has better positioned us to offer mobile device support, despite not offering true responsive design. It strikes a nice balance between development effort and versatility for multi-device support.
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  • Too much employee time on set up
  • User difficulties
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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
Articulate 360
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$1,000*
1.  per installation
PiiQ by Cornerstone Editions & Modules
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Edition
PiiQ Performance 1-49 Users
$8.001
PiiQ Performance & Learning 1-49 Users
$10.001
PiiQ Performance 50-99 Users
$7.001
PiiQ Performance 100-249 Users
$6.001
PiiQ Performance 250+ Users
Custom
PiiQ Learning 1-49 Users
$4.003
PiiQ Learning 50-99 Users
$3.503
PiiQ Learning 100-249 Users
$3.003
PiiQ Learning 250+ Users
Custom
PiiQ Performance & Learning 50-99 Users
$8.755
PiiQ Performance & Learning 100-249 Users
$7.505
PiiQ Performance & Learning 250+ Users
Custom
1. per user per month
3. per user per month
5. per user per month
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