Articulate 360 vs. Wisetail LMS

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
Wisetail LMS
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Wisetail LMS is a learning management system, from Wisetail in Bozeman, Montana.N/A
Pricing
Articulate 360Wisetail LMS
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 360Wisetail LMS
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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Articulate 360Wisetail LMS
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Features
Articulate 360Wisetail LMS
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
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Ratings
Wisetail LMS
3.2
1 Ratings
88% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Articulate 360Wisetail LMS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(72 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(16 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Articulate 360Wisetail LMS
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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Wisetail
Even their newest 5.0 upgrade only puts their technology capabilities at the back of the pack compared to other major LMS' in the marketplace. That said, their customer service team is very good, and they have a good company culture. If you are a very small company that wants a decent LMS, this is a good product to look at.
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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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Wisetail
  • Customer service.
  • User community.
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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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Wisetail
  • Keeping promises -- they consistently miss deadlines.
  • Staying current with other LMS platforms in the industry.
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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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Wisetail
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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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Wisetail
No answers on this topic
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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Wisetail
Excellent staff and customer service.
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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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Wisetail
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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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Wisetail
Last. Dead last. We selected Wisetail years ago when it was cutting edge. It's had very little development since then, and has sadly fallen to the back of the pack. It's unfortunate, since they have such a great staff. Promises to fix this have repeatedly been made and broken. There is a large client exodus from this platform taking place.
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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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Wisetail
  • We've been able to eliminate costly live events in lieu of live webcasts. The recordings of those are hosted on our Wisetail platform.
  • The 4.0 platform has a significant administrative burden that is only partially fixed in 5.0.
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