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Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
167 Ratings

Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
167 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 101

Cornerstone OnDemand

134 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline is very well suited for customer service type training or other sort of flashy demonstrations as it offers a lot of human character options and interactivity features. We use Storyline for our more technical training, however we only utilize about 20% of the program's features because the characters or animations are quite out of place in our modules. We need a much more academic look and feel in our material.
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Cornerstone OnDemand

Their learning system is unmatched - it really has most of the features we required in our environment which is heavily instructor led as well as online. If they can get their support lined out to provide timely support they will be the leader in this area and I would be able to give them a 10
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Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
New hire portal
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Manager tracking tools
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.6

Performance and Goals

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Corporate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Individual goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Performance tracking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0

Performance Management

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Performance plans
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Plan weighting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Performance improvement plans
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Review status tracking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Review reminders
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Workflow restrictions
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Multiple review frequency
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7

Succession Planning

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Create succession plans/pools
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Candidate ranking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Candidate search
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.9
Candidate development
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Job Requisition Management
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Company Website Posting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Publish to Social Media
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Customized Application Form
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Resume Management
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Candidate Search
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Applicant Tracking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Collaboration
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Task Creation and Delegation
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
4.6
Email Templates
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
User Permissions
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Notifications and Alerts
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.2

Pros

  • Storyline is incredibly flexible. It incorporates a wide range of media formats (images, videos, etc), if you want to add a quiz you have a wide range of question formats (drag and drop, text, etc), and the Triggers and States features let you customize what happens based on the user's actions. You can basically build a choose-your-own-adventure activity.
  • The basics of Storyline are easy to learn. When you open Storyline for the first time, you can immediately start building simple activities with minimal training. That said, you'll want to refer to the online video tutorials to learn the advanced features.
  • Once you've created an activity, you can publish it in multiple formats, including web format, mobile, SCORM, and Word. I usually publish an activity to both web format and Word (which I then convert to PDF). The Word/PDF version serves as a transcript of the interactive version for people with auditory disabilities.
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  • Single admin console with granular control over user access and reporting. They continue to keep the admin in mind when rolling out new features. Giving us additional tools and improvements to more easily manage a large organization of learners.
  • A complete solution. Cornerstone OnDemand is a human performance management solution. This includes: compensation, on-boarding, performance reviews, succession, training, and social interaction. All of the areas of the product are cohesively tied to one another for convenience and powerful cross-feature functionality. It has been developed organically from the ground up, so everything works together for a competent experience.
  • Increasing support for mobile learning. Our field is relying on mobile devices to stay connected. Cornerstone OnDemand continues to improve their support for mobile through web browser support and mobile apps.
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Cons

  • Pricing is more straight forward but I would have liked to see a monthly alternative similar to Adobe. The one size fits all may be too much for everyone. An a la carte option again similar to Adobe (Photoshop and Lightroom for a price) might be helpful in this case as well. (Storyline and Content Library for a price).
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  • The administrator interface is not at all intuitive. It takes many hours to fully comprehend how to function as an admin.
  • The ingestion of users from your HRIS or Active Directory is difficult and time consuming. It took us 8 months to figure out the intricacies of how users are ingested into the system.
  • While most of the support team is nice and friendly, I've come across a few that were condescending and rude. Also, if you want immediate answers, you must call. It seems that their email help team takes a long time to respond.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline8.9
Based on 19 answers
We can easily convert our older content into Storyline 2 courses, which makes updates a breeze. We've been well-pleased with the software, Articulate's dedication to releasing bug fixes and new features, and the fact that it is well-received by our associates and stakeholders.
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Cornerstone OnDemand6.6
Based on 16 answers
We are still new and to consider making a change at this point seems far off.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.9
Based on 15 answers
It's simply a breeze to use. I've never had a problem with it.
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Cornerstone OnDemand6.8
Based on 12 answers
Cornerstone OnDemand in general has very good usability. It is easy for end users to start using it. We don`t need to provide any trainings for learners or line managers. At maximum we can create one pager with general information. It is easy to search trainings. You don’t need to know the ID or full name of training.
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Reliability and Availability

Articulate Storyline8.6
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
Cornerstone OnDemand8.2
Based on 2 answers
It was down for a couple of hours in our first month. Occasionally, in the evening we have trouble logging in even though it is not a maintenance window.
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Performance

Articulate Storyline8.8
Based on 5 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
Cornerstone OnDemand2.7
Based on 2 answers
It’s surprisingly slow for a SAAS product. When you click on links, there’s no hourglass or waiting indicator, so it’s difficult to tell if the system is going to respond.
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Support

Articulate Storyline9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Articulate staff and user community converge into the invaluable resource known as the eLearning Heroes Community. You can go there for anything ranging from tech help, inspiration, and though provoking discussion. They don't just support you using the software, they support you in your career as an Instructional Designer or eLearning Developer, and no one else offers that on the same level as Articulate.
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Cornerstone OnDemand5.0
Based on 8 answers
My issues have always been understood and resolved. I don't feel like I'm explaining it to someone who doesn't understand the system. Often times they know the issue and have quick fixes from their experiences.
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In-Person Training

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Cornerstone OnDemand8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very personable and patient. Features that I'm sure to them are very simple and repetitive were trained with patience and understanding.
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Online Training

Articulate Storyline5.1
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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Cornerstone OnDemand9.1
Based on 2 answers
The interface not great. It would be nice to have a full video vs. slide by slide.

They use their LMS tool – it’s a curriculum. It is slow going.
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Implementation

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 9 answers
Not really.
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Cornerstone OnDemand6.4
Based on 4 answers
Dig deep on what your current processes are and how they match up to Cornerstone OnDemand functionality. It's not that the Cornerstone OnDemand is bad, it just the amount of work it requires you to do to get your current data to fit into their system.
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Alternatives Considered

Articulate is more intuitive to use if you are more familiar with Microsoft products. Captivate may be easier to use if you're more familiar with Adobe products. I would still choose Articulate over Captivate due to its intuitiveness, simplicity to add triggers and variables, and even due to minor items such as not having to import buttons you would like to use.
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Our shortlist was: Litmus, Success Factors, Absorb, and Bloomfire. Our primary business need was learning management

a) Bloomfire – seemed more of a social networking, knowledge management tool, not really for learning management and so was eliminated.

b) Our initial choice was Success Factors, but we couldn’t come to terms on the contract. They weren’t willing to work with us on contract language for future purchases. Workday (who we use for HRIS) used Success Factors as their LMS at the time, but I understand it's since been decommissioned.

c) We didn’t know about Cornerstone at the time we selected Success Factors, but would have picked them otherwise. We learned about them after we had ruled out Success Factors. We ended up choosing Cornerstone as it had the best integration with Outlook and the highest capability to integrated with our HRIS (Workday) and to customize. You can change the display of the interface and put things where you want to go. It is highly customizable for branding and business
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Scalability

Articulate Storyline9.1
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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Cornerstone OnDemand9.1
Based on 1 answer
It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
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Return on Investment

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Decreased turnaround time
  • Increased operational capacity
  • Improved professional reputation (through better crafted courses)
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  • Cornerstone OnDemand's robust reporting features has allowed us to provide senior management with robust operational metrics around our talent development initiatives for the first times. Reports are straightforward to build and the resulting data is used to populate a broader HR scorebook.
  • CSOD has made it easier for our employees and partners to find critical training due to its modern search facilities.
  • CSOD has enabled us to automate the enrollment e of several mandatory training initiatives, effectively eliminating hours of tedious manual work by members of our talent development staff
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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
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Cornerstone OnDemand

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
1.  One-time fee
Additional Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand More Information