Rise vs. iSpring Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Rise
Score 9.3 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
iSpring Suite
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
iSpring Suite helps users build courses that are mobile-ready and adaptive. It’s integrated with PowerPoint, so users can create the…
$470
per year per user
Pricing
RiseiSpring Suite
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
Academic. iSpring Suite
$470
per year per user
Freelancers. iSpring Suite
$490
per year per user
Academic. iSpring Suite Max
$670
per year per user
Freelancers. iSpring Suite Max
$690
per year per user
Business. iSpring Suite
$770.00
per year per user
Business. iSpring Suite Max
$970.00
per year per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RiseiSpring Suite
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAcademic, non-profit, government and volume discounts are available.
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Community Pulse
RiseiSpring Suite
Considered Both Products
Rise

No answer on this topic

iSpring Suite
Chose iSpring Suite
I looked at Articulate, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, and Moodle and I found a fine line between a course authoring tool and a full-fledged LMS system. I like that iSpring Suite sells these options separately. It will allow me to build up a set of courses, and as our company …
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RiseiSpring Suite
Small Businesses
iSpring Suite
iSpring Suite
Score 9.4 out of 10
Tovuti LMS
Tovuti LMS
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
iSpring Suite
iSpring Suite
Score 9.4 out of 10
Tovuti LMS
Tovuti LMS
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
iSpring Suite
iSpring Suite
Score 9.4 out of 10
Articulate 360
Articulate 360
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
RiseiSpring Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(3 ratings)
9.2
(59 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(15 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
RiseiSpring Suite
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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
This is one of the best authoring tools in the market. As a strong user of most of them, we ran across iSpring Suite years ago when the product was still evolving. Who would have thought that having these tools embedded inside PowerPoint would make such an impact? There is nothing I can't do with iSpring Suite that others claim is unique to their authoring products, and some things that I can do even better.
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Pros
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • Mobile compatibility
  • Rapid eLearning design
  • Online collaboration
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iSpring Solutions, Inc
  • iSpring integrates with PowerPoint extremely well and enables the user to develop training in PowerPoint with ease.
  • iSpring characters are fantastic. They continue to add more regularly features regularly.
  • The voice recording and ability to integrate music is a very easy process.
  • Customer service is fantastic. They are quick to respond and their training is easy to follow.
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
  • Adding audio narration to interactive slides is easy, but still perhaps a bit repetitive/clunky
  • The way you add playlists works well, but wish it was "project/course specific", instead of carrying over from project to project. Easy to delete playlists, tho.
  • If you have a common set of learner resources to make available over many courses, you must manually add the URLs and/or PDFs manually each time. Would be so nice to be able to create a "reference list" and import it to each course with a click or two. This is the most annoying thing I can think of about iSpring.
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Likelihood to Renew
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
iSpring Solutions, Inc
I would give it 10 but I also like to try new solutions.
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Usability
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
iSpring Solutions, Inc
The software integration was appealing to our department--particularly to the faculty who had not, prior to the pandemic, taught online--because it integrates with an already known entity: PowerPoint. Furthermore, iSpring's assessment builder with its wide variety of questions is extremely easy to use--basically plug and play--for any level of comfort that a faculty member has in terms of online teaching.
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Support Rating
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
iSpring Solutions, Inc
I had a difficult issue where iSpring just stopped working. It turned out to be a Microsoft Windows/Office issue. The iSpring Support team continued to contact me until we got the issue resolved. A support team that does not wait for the customer to call back is EXCEPTIONAL. I can not think of any other vendor that was this devoted to finding a solution! My compliments to "Dana" and the rest of the iSpring support teasm!
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
Therer are several other interactive video creation tools out there, such as Camtasia, Adobe Captivate and even PowerPoint on its own, but none of them come close to offering the galaxy of features that is served up by iSpring Suite, and it's the easiest to learn and use with affordable price tags
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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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iSpring Solutions, Inc
  • We allow potential customers to sample training and feedback is our offerings differentiate us from our peers.
  • Having the ability to offer an accessible training catalog and self-enrollment is also something our customers comment on positively.
  • The training developed in iSpring has allowed our customers to prepare for further interaction with our processes and projects on their own timeline, and has positively impacted the ease with which we are able to execute project rollouts.
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ScreenShots

iSpring Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of iSpring SuiteScreenshot of the customizable course player — the layout can be changed as desired.Screenshot of a role-playScreenshot of course interactionsScreenshot of the online collaboration toolScreenshot of Video lessons and screencasts