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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Qstream

Qstream is great when used for reinforcement of training conducted. Especially when that training is detailed or complex, Qstream will help to embed key concepts and drive adoption while ensuring reps are interacting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate 360
8.5
Qstream
Course authoring
Articulate 360
9.6
Qstream
Course catalog or library
Articulate 360
8.9
Qstream
Player/Portal
Articulate 360
8.6
Qstream
Learning content
Articulate 360
8.9
Qstream
Mobile friendly
Articulate 360
9.1
Qstream
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate 360
7.8
Qstream
Assignments
Articulate 360
9.5
Qstream
Compliance management
Articulate 360
7.2
Qstream
Learning administration
Articulate 360
7.7
Qstream
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate 360
7.2
Qstream
Social learning
Articulate 360
8.8
Qstream

Sales Gamification

Articulate 360
Qstream
7.3
Sales contest templates
Articulate 360
Qstream
8.0
Custom sales contests
Articulate 360
Qstream
5.0
Team competitions
Articulate 360
Qstream
8.0
Contest flexibility
Articulate 360
Qstream
6.0
Sales rep view
Articulate 360
Qstream
8.0
Game notifications & updates
Articulate 360
Qstream
7.0
Social competition / Game collaboration
Articulate 360
Qstream
8.0
Sales performance reporting
Articulate 360
Qstream
8.0

Pros

Articulate 360

  • I love the addition of Review. It allows us to send items to external customers for their review and feedback as well as allows me to comment back via one location. When you update and re-publish you can update the item they can see. I did stumble across the fact that if you have multiple people working on a project and they publish and send a link to the customer it is saved into their own 360 site. I need to explore this more to see if there is a way to make a collaborative site that two people can update to. If not, it is important to be aware that you need to send the updated links to your co-worker too or they won't see comments made on the newer items published by a different person. We ran into this because I had to go out of town and someone else had to help with some updates.
  • Storyline is something I have been using since it came out and wow, it has come a long way in a relatively short time. I have to say my favorite thing about the software though is the collaborative site to teach people on how to use it and to collaborate with others. It is unlike any other support/tutorial site I have ever used. I also like Storyline because it is robust but user-friendly. You can make very simple or very complex items based on your skill set. There is also a newly updated content library full of great resources to use in your training. I feel like the access to this has really opened up options for our training programs.
  • Another thing I really like it the ability to change your design view for PC to tablet to mobile...seamlessly. This is huge! As the world turns more to mobile learning this is a great way to see what you have done and how it will transfer between formats.
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Qstream

  • Gamification: gets reps involved in ways that keep it interesting while bringing in elements of competition.
  • Mobile: ease of use and direct access to reps while on the move. The interface is intuitive and able to be interacted with in quick increments rather than lengthy elearning.
  • Coaching: provides direct insights into who is coping and who is not so that enablement efforts can be focused.
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Cons

Articulate 360

  • There are some functions in scoring and reporting that can be improved. I have had to use advanced scripting to accomplish some tasks that could be added to the product.
  • Their Rise product is great for using template content blocks and creating a modern look to training courses - however, it is limited in the amount of customization compared to Storyline 360.
  • The audio editor can be a little jumpy when trying to micro-edit sound.
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Qstream

  • Reporting: we only had access to some of the reports so would have liked to see more detail and have the ability to create custom reports.
  • Licensing: we accessed qstream via Growthplay so only had access to limited features. Would like to see this extended so that we could truly experience all of the qstream benefits.
  • Content Creation: we were not able to create our own questions and streams but had to rely on the external team. Self-creation and self-directed streams would have been preferable.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate 360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qstream

Qstream 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Qstream is good in terms of gamification and driving adoption. However we are looking for a platform that supports content creation, ILT training as well as gamification. Qstream would meet only one of those criteria. We may still use them again if we are unable to find a compete platform in future
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Usability

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.
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Qstream

Qstream 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Qstream was easy for us to use and gain insights from. Feedback from sales leaders and reps was generally positive. Having greater flexibility about creating custom reports and streams would have increased the rating
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Support

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Support is always available.
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Qstream

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Articulate 360

Articulate 360 is much more user-friendly than Captivate. I would recommend Articulate over Captivate any day.
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Qstream

Qstream was selected by default because it was offered by Growthplay as their preferred gamification and adoption tool. We have subsequently looked at acquiring Qstream for other initiatives and are in the process of evaluating options
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Return on Investment

Articulate 360

  • We have seen many users take our eLearning or webinars and purchase many more training pieces.
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Qstream

  • Reps have adopted our new sales methodology quicker and with more rigour meaning we are more successful in the field.
  • We’ve been able to create scale to drive adoption. Without technologies like Qstream, we would never be able to meet our enablement and growth targets.
  • More reps talking a consistent message means our customer experience has improved at the sales front. This allows us to differentiate versus the competition and ensures we win more often.
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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

Qstream

General

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

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