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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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Cornerstone OnDemand

Tracking online learning completion for compliance or other reasons is easy within Cornerstone. Performance reviews are easy to set up and manage from the system as well. Searching for training can sometimes be difficult. Users do not know what types of subjects are available and can be confused as to how they can find a course.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4

Onboarding

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
New hire portal
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Manager tracking tools
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Compliance tracking and reporting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6

Performance and Goals

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Corporate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Individual goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Performance tracking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9

Performance Management

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Performance plans
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Plan weighting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Manager note taking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Performance improvement plans
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Review status tracking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Review reminders
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Workflow restrictions
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Multiple review frequency
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8

Succession Planning

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Create succession plans/pools
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Candidate ranking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Candidate search
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Candidate development
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6

Recruiting / ATS

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Job Requisition Management
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Company Website Posting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Publish to Social Media
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Job Search Site Posting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Customized Application Form
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Resume Management
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Candidate Search
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Applicant Tracking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Collaboration
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Task Creation and Delegation
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Email Templates
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
User Permissions
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Notifications and Alerts
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7

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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Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Custom email configuration allows us to communicate not only the expectations but help our team members understand what is asked of them. The ability to target messages based on completion of items allow team members to take the next steps and stay focused on their learning and development.
  • Robust reporting - coupled with experienced LMS admins with excellent analytical skills, you can track progress with a high level of accuracy.
  • We have a LinkedIn Learning integration which has been a grand slam, in less than a year we have over 10,000-course completions. I personally have developed a "thirst to learn" because of this tremendous partnership and the easy to access content on my mobile device.
  • Custom Pages, we have over 50,000+ team members without company email and we use Custom pages as a Bulletin Board to layout all details for our career development program. This keeps our team members in the loop at all times.
  • If you have a dynamic, talented team which I am fortunate to have, who is eager to use this LMS with an excellent attitude you can make a great impact on your organization and truly develop a culture of learning and accountability.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand

  • It's an off the shelf package, so while you can add in custom fields (a big plus), it's very rigid in terms of how it is designed to be used. Not every company works in the same way, and I've found that a lot of the recruitment functionality is more suited to high level or blue chip hires, rather than seasonal or bulk hires.
  • Specific issues we are having revolve around the references functionality. We ended up having to develop something in-house, as the system doesn't let you verify referee details o relationships prior to triggering the reference request. In addition, the form for capturing referee details only requests a name and email address. As a company working with children and young adults, we need to ensure the references we obtain are professional and tie in with a person's work history.
  • The self-scheduling of interviews is a great feature, but it could be so much better. It's impossible to see what slots you have offered to someone, and it's also impossible to see what slots each recruiter has free. As such, you end up inviting people to book in an interview...only for them to discover that all the slots are already filled.
  • Notifications. Generally, this is poor in Cornerstone. If, for example, a candidate requests alternative interview dates, there is no notification that goes to the recruiter or person who initially created the invite. Likewise, if you use the email functionality within Cornerstone (which we'd like to do, as this helps to maintain a full history) when a candidate replies to the email there is no easy way of knowing they have replied unless recruiters go into the user's profile. As a high volume recruiter, this just isn't workable.
  • There are a number of other areas in the system that are 'OK' but with some development could be great. They include: Offer Letters, Editing/Deleting Data (if you want to update a field on an application form or delete a document you've uploaded...you need to put in a service request with Cornerstone), Reporting, and the overall 'bigger picture/ view' of a candidate and their application/work history.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.4
Based on 22 answers
As long as pricing stays reasonable, we will likely stay with Cornerstone for at least one more contract renewal. It would be a large task to migrate all of our content to a new system. However, the LMS landscape is diversifying with new startups that are showing some real innovation.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 7.8
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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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.4
Based on 19 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 Storyline

Articulate Storyline 8.6
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I've never felt like i've been left high and dry by Cornerstone. we may be frustrated with some problems but they are always there with us working for solutions
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Performance

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 8.8
Based on 5 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 2.7
Based on 2 answers
Pages do not load quickly. Often times any action or selection of a box, drop down, check, pretty much ANY Javascript interaction causes the whole entire page to load/reload/start doing something in the background. This makes a nightmare for having to mass edit courses or upload ILT sessions. It's the one of the archaic web designs they use that really bugs me as an admin and makes working in the portal at times intolerable and insufferable
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.5
Based on 15 answers
They are still working out issues with their support ticket system. I think we are now experienced enough that when we submit a ticket, there is not a quick easy answer and involves higher levels of support so it does tend to take a LONG time to get assistance. When there is a major issue, their communication is getting better but when you have a defect to report or a high level support it's going to be a while. They do have EXCELLENT online help, a very active online community where customers help customers and great user groups so there is other avenues of help
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In-Person Training

Articulate Storyline

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.3
Based on 2 answers
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 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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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 7.7
Based on 4 answers
Training was thorough.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 7.7
Based on 6 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is simply more flexible, powerful and easier to use and manage than previous Learning Management systems that we have managed. I would say this carry's over to the implementation process as well. Far easier with Cornerstone.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.1
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

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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Cornerstone OnDemand

  • One of the main reasons we switched to Cornerstone OnDemand was to deliver video training seamlessly. Cornerstone OnDemand has been able to support most of the video training we do. This has allowed us a single source delivery point, lowering the costs of having multiple delivery providers for SCORM and non-SCORM compliant content.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is far more difficult to administer for our trainers. This has taken up more time from training operations. Cornerstone OnDemand takes approximately 20% more effort to maintain, enroll, and communicate with our users and regional support staff across our nine offices.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand has a robust reporting system that is too difficult to use. We spend 65% more time getting reporting than we did with our previous LMS.
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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

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

* One-time fee

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