Rise vs. Articulate Storyline

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Rise
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Rise, from Articulate Global, is a web-based system for course creation and learning, featuring a library of imagery and a collection of modular, customizable lessons on business topics relevant to every employee that can be mixed with the user's own content to develop custom courses faster.
$399
per month
Articulate Storyline
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Articulate Storyline is a learning content creation platform. It provides prebuilt and customizable content, along with gamification capabilities. Articulate emphasizes user-friendliness, including mobile accessibility. It is offered on a perpetual license.
$99
per one user/per year
Pricing
RiseArticulate Storyline
Editions & Modules
Starter
$399.00
per month, billed annually
Growth
$799.00
per month, billed annually
Midsize
$1,299.00
per month, billed annually
Larger
$1,999.00
per month, billed annually
Freelancers - Personal Plan
$99
per one user/per year
Academic - Personal Plan
$499
per one user/per year
Academic - Teams Plan
$649
per user/per year/for teams of one or more
Companies - Teams Plan
1,299
per user/per year
Freelancers - Teams Plan
1,299
per user/per year/for teams of one or more
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RiseArticulate Storyline
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
RiseArticulate Storyline
Considered Both Products
Rise
Articulate Storyline
Chose Articulate Storyline
We actually use both as they come in a pair and work amazingly well together to produce solid learning content. I can't see using Storyline without Rise as well.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
RiseArticulate Storyline
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Medium-sized Companies
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User Ratings
RiseArticulate Storyline
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(3 ratings)
8.1
(116 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(21 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(15 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(30 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.1
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(18 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
RiseArticulate Storyline
Likelihood to Recommend
Articulate Global, Inc.
We have utilized Articulate Rise for our primary curriculum design platform for multiple years. Although it can look pricey compared with other free options, they do a great job of supporting nonprofit use and more cost-effective. By doing so, they continue to be the best in the industry when it comes to value relative to cost with a nice suite of content creation tools that can easily create an out-of-the-box online curriculum while still being easy to navigate for traditional teachers who may be extremely knowledgeable about curriculum development but not tech-savvy. The product could benefit from more content formats and activity types (doesn't seem to have been updated in years) and more authority and control over color/visual palettes and style.
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Articulate Global, Inc.
In an office where you're planning to do a large amount of module-based training, Articulate Storyline will prove useful. A consideration to make, however, is whether your team members focused on training design will have the capacity to learn the software enough to create interesting and effective training modules. The basic functions can be simple, but the more advanced capabilities of the software take considerable effort to master and employ to create the more visually appealing presentations/modules you see in much of the promotional materials. If you have a small training team (or even without anyone dedicated specifically to training and development), Storyline is not a wise choice as the cost and effort required to fully make use of the software would be far too much of a commitment to make it worthwhile.
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Pros
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • Mobile compatibility
  • Rapid eLearning design
  • Online collaboration
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Articulate Global, Inc.
  • Storyline integrates with the Canvas LMS fairly seamlessly. There have been a few glitches, but for the most part, the interactions we have created will play directly in the Canvas LMS.
  • Storyline is great for creating short drag and drop interactions for self-reviews or even graded assignments. Its many options for quizzes such as "answer reveal" or using tabs help the student get a different perspective on the content rather than just an "A, B, or C" answer.
  • Storyline is great for tutorials or training sessions. There are many options to help guide the learner (or employee) through a process. it is not just linear, but you can branch the slides based on the answers. A great way to engage the learner or employee.
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Cons
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • I think it struggles a little being screen-reader friendly
  • Image sizes are challenging sometimes to get right
  • Storyline blocks mean you need to make sure you don't delete them from Articulate Rise
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Articulate Global, Inc.
  • I wish that you could customize the UI ribbons to bring features you use frequently to the front and to hide options you rarely use.
  • It would be great if there was a way for non-technical collaborators (SMEs, management, etc) to be able to open a *.story file directly and provide comments. You currently have to publish the course, load it to the LMS, update the LMS, and then hope that users can find it in the LMS. A Storyline Viewer/Previewer standalone application would be awesome.
  • The price is too high for freelancers to purchase and use. I no longer contract and work exclusively for the firm, but even with our resources, the high price limits the number of licenses available to use.
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Likelihood to Renew
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Articulate Global, Inc.
We are moving away from the standalone eCourse model, so depending upon when that shift happens, we might choose not to renew since we won't be supporting eCourses built in Articulate Storyline anymore. As long as we are still selling and supporting those eCourses, we will continue to renew the licenses we have.
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Usability
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Articulate Global, Inc.
The basics are easy to learn but you won't get really robust activities from using just the basics. However, if you can invest the time in learning how to use all of Storyline's features, you'll have tremendous learning development power at your fingertips. I do have to say, though, that there is a beautiful logic to how everything in Storyline works. Once you learn a few of the advanced features, you can learn them all because there's a similar underlying logic. The interface is also very appealing and friendly.
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Reliability and Availability
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Articulate Global, Inc.
Installed software so alway available
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Support Rating
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Articulate Global, Inc.
They are support-superstars and the software they use for support is excellent too (I don't know what it is). The model they use for support should be followed by all companies. It is a conversation/discussion forum model that shows everyone's questions in a knowledge base capacity so you can get the help you need in a speedy way.
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Online Training
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Articulate Global, Inc.
I love the fact that both a demonstration AND text version of the tutorials are available. Our firewall was blocking the demos until I requested my company allow them! Having the text version available still enabled me to learn from the tutorials. They are very well done and informative, and there is a tutorial for just about anything you need to learn to do with Storyline. I have always been more than satisfied with the support and training available to us for all Articulate products and I love the community!
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Implementation Rating
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Articulate Global, Inc.
Outside of having to dedicate a powerful enough PC for the installation and having to update Flash in our browsers there really isn't much pain involved in using Articulate. For the most part this is an easy to implement and roll-out product. The installation occurs quickly and smoothly with no additional steps needed.
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Alternatives Considered
Articulate Global, Inc.
We chose Articulate Rise because it was the best balance of offering multiple design tools and embeddable content without being obnoxiously priced. Because the course design also ensures SCORM-compliance, whatever we create can easily be embedded in learning management systems later on. We looked at some more robust platforms but the type of tools they offered required a level of coding and technical expertise that would have left those same tools unused by staff. Meanwhile, many free services have some features but make it hard to create a truly cohesive, unified course experience (as opposed to disjointed activities and readings that essentially just get "collated" online). In this case, you really can build a great, linear, holistic course without spending an arm and a leg.
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Articulate Global, Inc.
Articulate Storyline is the only authoring tool we have used with our LMS to date. We are seeing different platforms now, as opposed to LMS platforms. And, many of those have their own content. However, we will always need to create/author our own because of the nature of what we do and how we do it. I'm a big fan!
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Scalability
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Articulate Global, Inc.
It is easy to train new users and manage content. Being able to import older projects and PPT files makes it very easy to use for a lot of "moonlighters" in our department.
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Return on Investment
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • Has made the development of truly mobile eLearning possible
  • Saves our developers time with rapid design tools
  • Allows for the development of eLearning on any computer with a modern browser
  • Allows for collaboration across our team without files sharing
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Articulate Global, Inc.
  • Allows for on-demand training that is accessible to anyone in the organization instantaneously.
  • Heavily reduces travel expenses by eliminating the need for in-person training classes.
  • Gives my department creative liberties in designing content that can be customized to each and every subject/business group in the organization. No two courses are ever the same.
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