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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Articulate 360

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.9

    SumTotal Talent Development

    19%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    Payroll Management

    Articulate 360

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.3

    SumTotal Talent Development

    33%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Leave and Attendance Management

    Articulate 360

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Employee Self Service

    Articulate 360

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 3/3 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    HR Reporting

    Articulate 360

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    10%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Articulate 360 is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Articulate 360

    91%
    60 Ratings
    1.1

    SumTotal Talent Development

    11%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Articulate 360

    91%
    1 Rating
    6.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    60%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    8.5

    Articulate 360

    85%
    8 Ratings
    2.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    20%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.6

    Articulate 360

    76%
    23 Ratings
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    I personally, am not a fan of SumTotal. I have worked on several different HRIS and Payroll systems which outweigh all aspects of SumTotal (Lawson Interface Desktop, Ceridian Dayforce, ADP Enterprise, and Ultimate Software's UltiPro). As antiquated as Lawson felt, it had more functionality than SumTotal. Of course, all others I worked on were for the most part cloud based and had modern functionality to go with it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    • Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses.
    • Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress.
    • Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    • Navigation (too many clicks to get anything done).
    • Reporting is complicated.
    • Buttons everywhere that don't do anything.
    • Features enabled that don't fully work or function the way they should.
    • Support for the product is lacking.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Articulate 360

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 per year

    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.

    SumTotal Talent Development

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SumTotal Talent Development Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Articulate 360

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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    SumTotal Talent Development 6.0
    Based on 5 answers
    I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
    Kimberly Barricklow | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    SumTotal Talent Development 2.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Articulate 360

    Articulate 360 7.6
    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    SumTotal Talent Development 3.0
    Based on 4 answers
    We have our own IT support to assist in SumTotal issues, however, we have had to log in cases directly. Support is mediocre at best.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    When I came to my company, they had been using a "light" LMS called Articulate. It was cheap and bare bones; i.e. not a lot of features, really just a platform to launch eLearning from and not real interface for student to utilize. When I began to overhaul the training department, this was one of the first things I changed. Articulate would only run courses built in their software, and the software was not 508 compliant. In addition, we had no ability to create learning plans, house transcripts, customize the interface, or manage the students. I made the choice to select and LMS that was a true LMS with all of the features that were critical to our clients' needs. Thus far, SumTotal has been able to support all of our needs, except one; mobile learning that is media rich
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    • Clean front-end user interface for easier course catalog management.
    • Reporting has been more difficult than previous LMS.
    • Audience building has more variables making it more difficult to manage.
    • Slower overall client turnaround due to admin side interface.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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