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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

I think Storyline is great for self-reviews. It is fairly easy to set up a "Drag and Drop" slide with a few questions to drag over to the right answer. You can use pictures and graphics to make it more appealing and interactive. It is also very useful for training processes. For example, if you wanted to show someone how to use a specific program, you can use screenshots and screen video captures to help show the process. I think it would be harder to use Storyline for a class lecture or just for videos. For example, if you wanted to record a physical classroom, or record a screen capture in which you are just using screen captures.
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Axonify

Axonify is an excellent tool for any workplace that meets any of the following criteria:
  • Has very complex processes or that implements regular changes to policies or procedures (building spaceships, synthesizing plutonium, etc.)
  • Is in a highly regulated industry that requires regular compliance training (i.e. finance, childcare, medical, etc.)
  • Has roles with a high risk of injury necessitating regular safety training (warehouse workers, welding, etc.)
The reinforcement function ensures that workers are always aware and up to date of changes AND most importantly, learners are always working on improving their weaknesses. It is not an ideal platform for industries that are not highly regulated, do not have a high risk of injury, or for workers with very simple and consistent roles, since once it is learned there is a small probability that a worker will need a refresher on any of the content.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Axonify
8.3
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.5
Axonify
8.4
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.1
Axonify
8.2
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Axonify
8.4
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Axonify
8.5
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.4
Axonify
8.7
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Axonify
8.7
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Axonify
8.2
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Axonify
8.4
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.7
Axonify
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Axonify
8.0
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Axonify
7.5

Pros

Articulate Storyline

  • The UI closely resembles the general UI that is used by Microsoft Office products. It is instantly familiar, decreasing the learning curve.
  • Storyline is very powerful. If you can imagine the design, you can develop it in Storyline. The built-in templates and player skins offer a wide variety of page layouts. I particularly like how Storyline organizes slides by scenes and provides a visual map to help you see the course navigation.
  • Storyline is not a resource hog. You can't simply install it on any machine, but you do not need a tricked-out rig with gaming specs to run. It runs very smoothly on an Intel i5 with 8gb of RAM with plenty of system resources available for Microsoft Office and Adobe applications to run in different windows.
  • Storyline output HTML is very clean. With other authoring tools, bad Javascript and poor CSS output really had a negative impact as you had to devise workarounds and implement patches for them to work with your LMS. Storyline is the closest authoring tool that I've found "just works."
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Axonify

  • Great user interface. Intuitive. Simple. Clean look.
  • Easy to access reports that deliver well for C-Suite presentations.
  • Simple gamification structure with well-thought out reward design.
  • Amazing customer service team that passes on our feedback to design team and, get this, oftentimes actually implements our ideas. Gotta love that!
  • Bite-sized learning that is served quickly while maintaining high-quality.
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Cons

Articulate Storyline

  • Although the professional content library is available, it is still pretty easy for new users to make overly cartoonish looking pieces of training.
  • The program is very heavy load so you have to have a pretty powerful computer to run it effectively.
  • Final projects can be played by anyone but they can sometimes be glitchy because they are a bit heavy for users to run on their computers.
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Axonify

  • The chief complaint from my learning audience is that they cannot pick their path between options like daily questions, new topics, and exams.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 6.0
Based on 21 answers
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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Axonify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 7.7
Based on 15 answers
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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Axonify

Axonify 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Axonify is extremely easy to use, for both employees and managers. The platform is visually appealing, and Axonify offers a number of videos and tutorials for any administration and user functionality. The reporting is also very easy to obtain and review, with the ability to drill down to team and individual results.
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Support

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 10.0
Based on 10 answers
I've engaged with their support three times since I've owned the product. Each time, I was treated very professionally and the issues were addressed quickly. Even in situations where the problem was not due to their software, their engineers were able to assist and get the project back on track.
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Axonify

Axonify 8.6
Based on 4 answers
There is a dedicated Zendesk, and replies to queries are prompt and useful. They also have support mechanisms on their website.
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Online Training

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 5.1
Based on 3 answers
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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Axonify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 10.0
Based on 9 answers
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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Axonify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Articulate Storyline

I've used a few other products that are similar to Storyline. Captivate by Adobe is overly complex and frustrating at times, so that's gonna be a "no go" for most users. The addition of these new 360 applications (Rise, Review, etc) makes Articulate the top option when it comes to developing e-learning in my opinion.
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Axonify

There are so many training platforms and increasing numbers of non LMS training platforms that it can be very difficult to figure out what is best for you. It's been a while since I did all the research that led me to Axonify, but below is a short summary of the pros and cons of the platforms I looked at and how I decided to implement Axonify.
  • Compligo- This platform was recommended by the Director of Legal and Regulatory when I first joined my current company. Its main feature is that they provide training on legal and regulatory topics (this is very important to my organization) however, it is a very old school platform, the training tended to be very long, and there was no element of reinforcement. It felt more like "check the box" training than education our workforce, so I opted to continue looking
  • Docebo- This was my second choice. Docebo is extremely similar to Axonify in the learning philosophy but ultimately I chose Axonify. I won't give my exact reasoning because I'm sure both platforms have made considerable updates since I did my research and I don't want to cause confusion by posting out of date information
  • Inkling- Inkling is a very cool platform, but not quite as robust as I knew I would need, although I'm sure they have added functionality since I last tested the platform
now I am out of space, so I'll leave it at that.
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Scalability

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 9.1
Based on 4 answers
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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Axonify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Articulate Storyline

  • We have been able to bring our training development in-house with Articulate Storyline. This has reduced the cost substantially of module development from about $120,000 annually to less than $50,000.
  • It is now possible for the subject matter expert to work directly in Articulate Storyline rather than have to work with a third party and try to explain what needs to be developed as far as content.
  • Articulate Storyline has a bit of a learning curve and not everyone takes to it quickly, so although the training development has been brought in-house, there is now a back-log of work for those who use the software!
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Axonify

  • The total cost of the operation has been favorable. We get much better usage of this product than any other product we've deployed. We've been able to use data from Axonify to undermine arguments that people haven't been trained.
  • We are still trying to get some SME's in the business to comprehend just how powerful the platform is.
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Pricing Details

Articulate Storyline

General

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

Axonify

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline
8.8
Axonify
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline
6.0
Axonify

Usability

Articulate Storyline
7.7
Axonify
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Articulate Storyline
8.6
Axonify

Performance

Articulate Storyline
8.8
Axonify

Support

Articulate Storyline
10.0
Axonify
8.6

Online Training

Articulate Storyline
5.1
Axonify

Implementation

Articulate Storyline
10.0
Axonify

Scalability

Articulate Storyline
9.1
Axonify

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