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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

SumTotal Learn is well-suited for Life Science industries (based on my experience) from the compliance perspective and also in dealing with GxP document management. It has GDPR regulations as well hence can be used in EU regions as well. If the organization is small or medium-sized, then the license and implementation cost would be slightly high. However we get the value for the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate 360
8.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Course authoring
Articulate 360
9.4
SumTotal Talent Development
Course catalog or library
Articulate 360
8.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Player/Portal
Articulate 360
8.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Learning content
Articulate 360
8.4
SumTotal Talent Development
Mobile friendly
Articulate 360
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate 360
8.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Assignments
Articulate 360
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Compliance management
Articulate 360
7.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Learning administration
Articulate 360
7.5
SumTotal Talent Development
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate 360
8.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Social learning
Articulate 360
6.9
SumTotal Talent Development

Human Resource Management

Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
Employee demographic data
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Employment history
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Job profiles and administration
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organizational charting
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organization and location management
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Payroll Management

Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
Pay calculation
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Benefit plan administration
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Direct deposit files
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Balance details
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Employee Self Service

Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Update personal information
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
View job history
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

HR Reporting

Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
Articulate 360
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

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

  • Reporting
  • Mass importing of manual checks to be issued in California
  • Ability to fund pay cards immediately
  • Perform gross-up calculations within the payroll system automatically
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 10.0
Based on 6 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 8.4
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 8.5
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 6.3
Based on 6 answers
I am supporting SumTotal Learn because I have been using the product since 2015 as a user and as an implementation consultant. The application provides the overall learning solutions to large organizations. It is in compliance with GDPR, CFR 11, and other regulatory requirements hence suitable for industries having mandatory compliance requirements. From value for money to customer support, SumTotal earns good credits for its performance, features, etc.
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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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.

SumTotal Talent Development

General

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

SumTotal Talent Development Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate 360
8.8
SumTotal Talent Development
5.3

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate 360
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
10.0

Usability

Articulate 360
8.4
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Support Rating

Articulate 360
8.5
SumTotal Talent Development
6.3

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