Articulate 360 vs. Saba Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Articulate 360
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Articulate 360 is an e-learning course development subscription offering. It includes every Articulate authoring tool, including the latest version of Storyline and Rise, a web-based app for creating inherently responsive courses. The vendor offers a 30-day free trial.
$549
per year
Saba Cloud
Score 7.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Saba Cloud is a talent management suite which includes performance management, succession planning, learning management, planning, and recruiting. The vendor intends the cloud-based platform to be highly scalable to enable continuous corporate employee development.N/A
Pricing
Articulate 360Saba Cloud
Editions & Modules
Academic - Personal
$549.00
per year
Academic - Teams
$699.00
per year
Freelancer - Personal
$1,099.00
per year
Teams
$1,399.00
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Articulate 360Saba Cloud
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsArticulate 360 is available on the Articulate website and through Articulate Authorized Resellers. The Articulate 360 Teams plan is available for $1,399 per user, per year, and individual subscriptions perfect for freelancers are available for $1,099 per user, per year (all prices USD). Eligible educational customers receive a 50% discount on list prices.
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Community Pulse
Articulate 360Saba Cloud
Considered Both Products
Articulate 360
Chose Articulate 360
I've used a number of course authoring software (some of which the names slipped my mind) and Articulate Rise is by far the easiest to learn and the most professional output.
Saba Cloud
Chose Saba Cloud
Previously we were authoring training and posting on our employee portal with no real feedback or analytics.
Chose Saba Cloud
Saba Cloud has a more straightforward user interface than Cornerstone OnDemand, but the simplicity is not always a benefit. We moved from SilkRoad because of its lack of features. Saba Cloud has a more features than SilkRoad, but fails to make those feature accessible in an …
Chose Saba Cloud
The integrated Saba Meeting component and reduced cost vs sumtotal were very important to us.
Chose Saba Cloud
I was not part of the process to select Saba, but based on team feedback, we went with Saba mainly because of its capabilities in reporting and analytics. We also chose to use it due to its learning environment capabilities and the potential for growth that the system has in …
Chose Saba Cloud
Saba has a competitive LMS with both Brightspace and Canvas. It offers class and course management that is easy to use. It out classes the others by its use of assessment tools and analytics. Where Saba excels is in its talent management system. Being able to track users and …
Chose Saba Cloud
Each of the other platforms we used or researched had their own specialities. Some were excellent for specific uses. We wanted a tool that had a more comprehensive package though with performance, compensation and succession planning. This way the tool could grow with us. Given …
Chose Saba Cloud
Saba was extremely similar to Cornerstone, but we decided to go with Saba because of the cost of implementation and the integration with job competencies.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Articulate 360Saba Cloud
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
8.0
24 Ratings
9% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.411 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.419 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
7.9
26 Ratings
8% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.724 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.026 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.725 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
7.4
28 Ratings
8% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings6.614 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.818 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.419 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings7.515 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.618 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings6.414 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.116 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings7.027 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
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Ratings
Saba Cloud
7.7
14 Ratings
7% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.613 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.312 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.512 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.413 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
8.6
8 Ratings
16% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.75 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.35 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings8.55 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings9.26 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings9.28 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
8.9
31 Ratings
23% above category average
Course authoring00 Ratings9.024 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.528 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings9.029 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings9.530 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings9.529 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings8.021 Ratings
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User Ratings
Articulate 360Saba Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(72 ratings)
9.0
(50 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(3 ratings)
4.5
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(9 ratings)
7.8
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(16 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Articulate 360Saba Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Articulate Global, Inc.
I am not a fully trained instructional designer, but I found the user experience to be enjoyable. I have crafted my own revision of a course using Articulate 360 and while the process was lengthy, I found edits and changes to be relatively easy to implement. I also had a great deal of fun making tweaks, organizing and adding imagery. I think with regard to creating online courses/products for students to utilize, this is a great program and serves several levels of instructional design well (from me being brand new to this, to my supervisor who is newly certified, up to a longtime LD). I don't know that this is wholly relevant to courses that are live, be they in-person or virtual (Zoom webinars for example). Most of the material created in Articulate 360 tends to sit on the side of an on-demand, at-your-own-pace as far as coursework is concerned. A live course with an instructor, while it could be utilized in a live setting, the way it would be used I am unsure would be as dynamic or worthwhile as other more traditional options.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
Our organization uses Saba Cloud primarily to manage all types of learning systems or staff training empirically. In addition, it provides us with a quick test-based follow-up to the trainees. We use Saba Cloud to train our clientele in a professional manner with respect to our worldwide online service. With this tool we are able to enhance the customer experience with the organization. Similarly, our organization uses Saba Cloud to monitor the performance and effectiveness of our employees and customers after having access to all the information provided by the application to subsequently make learning and development reports.
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Pros
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • Rise is clean and professional. It looks polished to users and is easy for learners to follow.
  • They have outstanding support.
  • Storyline allows you to create some very engaging intricate interactive learning.
  • Generally, their products are user friendly.
  • They are considered the Gold standard in elearning authoring.
  • Their courses can be read on phones, tablets computers. etc.
  • They also have a powerpoint add in for making really nice slides.
  • Their review tool, allows you to easily send the courses to reviewers who can update in course.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Skills Management - Saba has allowed us to set specific expectations for employees based upon their role, and this has clarified the skill requirements for employees.
  • Goal Management - With Saba, managers can easily create goals aligned up to senior leadership, and then work with their direct reports to create supporting goals.
  • Learning Management - Using Saba's built-in Smart Lists, assigning compliance training is a simple process that used to be a challenge in our former LMS.
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Cons
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • I'd like to see more variety in the types of interactions available. The ones that exist now (hot spot, drag n' drop, flip cards, etc.) are useful, but it would be nice to have more options without having to build something custom in Storyline to pull over. For example, I'd like a more elaborate sorting activity, customizable drag and drop activity, game options such as crosswords, options that allow user response, and more variety in the quizzing and assessment.
  • The built-in branching scenario feature requires a bit of trial and error. I'd like to see a snapshot, at-a-glance view of the scenario so it easier to see where the branching is, or where its missing.
  • The built-in assessment features are pretty limited - the Knowledge Check block has only multiple choice, multiple response, fill in the blank and basic matching. There is the option to pull in a test bank which is great, but it would be great to have more options built-in without having to develop something more elaborate in Storyline.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Saba continues to improve their reporting and analytics. While it is much improved over previous versions, it can be improved.
  • Release Notes for system updates need to be delivered to admins farther in advance of the update in order to prepare properly.
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Likelihood to Renew
Articulate Global, Inc.
Articulate 360 is an essential tool in our organisation's workflow. The money that we make through its use, far outweighs the cost of renewing our licenses. Articulate 360 has exposed us to new clients that we may not have otherwise encountered if we did not subscribe to the Articulate services.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
Typically customers that acquire a Saba solution rarely move away. There are reasons and "legends" behind this. The investment is significant. Time and money are required to make the engine go smoothly. But once it runs at full capacity, it doesn't stop! Professional Services are extremely competent and able to close implementation gaps quickly.
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Usability
Articulate Global, Inc.
I rate the overall usability of Articulate 360 ​​with an 8, because of the many possibilities the software offers me. The software ensures that almost anyone without knowledge of coding can develop an interactive online course in a fairly simple and pleasant way.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
As someone who creates classes and is also a learning administrator in the system, I have run into some issues with the system's capabilities for my needs. I am not a fan of having to use Adobe Captivate to download a PowerPoint presentation into the system, as my training sessions are much more than a glorified PowerPoint. Our organization has yet to turn on Saba Meetings, which may help with these limitations.
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Support Rating
Articulate Global, Inc.
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.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
For the times that we have used the support provided by Saba, it has been a very pleasurable experience for our department. Part of our package with Saba includes a specified number of hours of "training" time with Saba. During these meetings, we have shared our desires of the product and the support personnel have either shown us how to accomplish our task or they have taken our requests to their developers to look at future enhancements. Overall, very pleased with the support.
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Implementation Rating
Articulate Global, Inc.
It is pretty straight forward and easy to implement is you are already creating eLearning. If you have old courses created in other versions of Articulate I recommend you update them to the new version even though it is not necessary (especially From Storyline3 to 360) but if you don't you may find difficulty opening and keeping things straight
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Cornerstone OnDemand
Was not involved with integration.
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Alternatives Considered
Articulate Global, Inc.
Adobe Captivate has a ton of incredible functionality. You're able to fully customize user experiences through interactive elements, buttons, transitions, hiding and activating various elements, and so on. But overall Captivate is insanely difficult for someone new to the tool to learn. Most of what I learned about Captivate, I had to do by trial and error or by watching Paul Wilson's YouTube videos. I find Articulate 360 to be far more intuitive
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Cornerstone OnDemand
We had extensive reviews with a plan of what we needed and must have out of the system, including custom learning paths and tracking inside our HRIS system to grant permissions and positions based on completed learning certifications and courses. We weighed each option and chose based on the one that met the most of the must-haves.
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Return on Investment
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • I am an independent user so far so no ROI; however it has clearly made a positive impact on my course as my students love the clear navigation interface and know exactly where to find content.
  • On point to consider is that it has no forum option on its lesson option so this hinders some asynchronous users from interacting with others on the course.
  • Users have expressed many positive feedback from using Articulate 360 which increases productivity and engagement.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
  • This may seem small but with 90% of our workforce not at our main facility just the fact that since July 1, 2021, we have had over 18,956 compliance-related training completed by our staff. Do the math the ROI is wonderful.
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ScreenShots

Articulate 360 Screenshots

Screenshot of Creating a course in RiseScreenshot of Articulate 360Screenshot of Storyline 360Screenshot of Rise 360Screenshot of Content Library 360Screenshot of Review 360

Saba Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of The Intelligent Mentor in Action - RecommendationsScreenshot of Learning PlanScreenshot of Informal LearningScreenshot of Performance Check-insScreenshot of Succession Talent DashboardScreenshot of Organizational Planning