Rise vs. Kajabi

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
Kajabi
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Kajabi is a web hosting platform for online learning or membership websites, featuring landing pages and support for email marketing, video hosting, and codeless web building tools.
$149
per month
Pricing
RiseKajabi
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
Basic
$149.00
per month
Growth
$199.00
per month
Pro
$399.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RiseKajabi
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details20% discount for annual pricing.
More Pricing Information
Features
RiseKajabi
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Rise
-
Ratings
Kajabi
8.3
6 Ratings
8% above category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings8.36 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings8.76 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Rise
-
Ratings
Kajabi
8.4
6 Ratings
10% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings8.26 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Rise
-
Ratings
Kajabi
8.4
5 Ratings
1% above category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Rise
-
Ratings
Kajabi
8.3
6 Ratings
10% above category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings8.26 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Rise
-
Ratings
Kajabi
9.1
5 Ratings
15% above category average
Multi-site management00 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Order processing00 Ratings9.73 Ratings
Inventory management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Custom functionality00 Ratings8.43 Ratings
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User Ratings
RiseKajabi
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(3 ratings)
8.2
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
RiseKajabi
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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Kajabi
I wouldn't recommend Kajabi for someone that's starting to figure out what their product is going to be and who is the target audience. While one could argue the starting price point isn't high compared to having a brick and mortar store, it's also not practical pay between $100-$200 a month while the business figures out their offer. Kajabi is better suited for someone who has already tested their product, specifically courses, and can start selling it relatively soon after launching their Kajabi site. While Kajabi has come out with a coaching and community products, those are still in their infancy. The strength of Kajabi is in their course content delivery supported by the ability to have a simple website and email marketing system in the same platform.
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Pros
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • Mobile compatibility
  • Rapid eLearning design
  • Online collaboration
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Kajabi
  • With a featured button as opposed to just a hyperlink, it is incredibly simple to link to a page within an email.
  • The marketing strategy's functionality and the ability to customize emails allow me to communicate with every client.
  • Course creator to create digital products from your content.
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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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Kajabi
  • The inbuilt themes are excellent but sometimes a small change is required to improve it - that then requires a code change which must then be reapplied if Kajabi issue an upgrade.
  • Once you get the "hang" of it, Kajabi is a very powerful platform. But it does take an investment of time. Kajabi also has a best-practice way of doing things and I feel that it is worth paying for skilled support to get through the setup quickly.
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Likelihood to Renew
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Kajabi
We are committed to it and once we get "really good" at using it, I think it is a excellent platform and links well to Hubspot. At present, we are still just barely scratching the surface with our use of its features
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Usability
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Kajabi
Kajabi is very usable. But it is complex and if you haven't used it for a few weeks you have to remind yourself how to do things. It is very important to treat it like any major system and be very disciplined about how you file things and name documents
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Support Rating
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Kajabi
The Kajabi Support people are helpful, fast and knowledgeable. I usually call in a panic - because I have lost something, messed something or am on a deadline. Sometimes we speak, or we do a chat. Always my angst is eliminated. I often thank the person for being "so patient" with me. LOL
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Implementation Rating
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Kajabi
These platforms are big complex pieces of software. Mor recently - Kajabi provides a done for you example which you can borrow and customise - but those were not available when we started.
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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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Kajabi
ClickFunnels is a great tool for funnel automation, landing pages, and lead generation but when it comes to product delivery for content creators it lacks functionality as it reality it was not meant for that purpose. Originally, we used ClickFunnels for our funnels but we found out that we could do exactly the same with Kajabi, so we migrated all of our funnels to Kajabi
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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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Kajabi
  • When we used Kajabi to launch new programs we achieved the ROI of our monthly investment each time.
  • With Kajabi, the ability to offer old programs that have been offered in the past is easy to present to one-off customers or when not in a launch series.
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