Articulate Storyline vs. Gnowbe

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Articulate Storyline
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Articulate Storyline is a learning content creation platform. It provides prebuilt and customizable content, along with gamification capabilities. Articulate emphasizes user-friendliness, including mobile accessibility. It is offered on a perpetual license.
$1,398
Gnowbe
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Gnowbe headquartered in San Francisco offers their mobile micro-learning application, for adult education.N/A
Pricing
Articulate StorylineGnowbe
Editions & Modules
Storyline3
$1,398
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Articulate StorylineGnowbe
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Features
Articulate StorylineGnowbe
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Articulate Storyline
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Ratings
Gnowbe
6.5
2 Ratings
23% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings5.12 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings5.82 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings5.62 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings4.72 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings5.82 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings6.32 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings7.62 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Gamification00 Ratings5.82 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning00 Ratings5.82 Ratings
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User Ratings
Articulate StorylineGnowbe
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(118 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.0
(21 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.7
(15 ratings)
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Availability
8.6
(4 ratings)
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Performance
8.8
(5 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.1
(15 ratings)
-
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Online Training
5.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(4 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Articulate StorylineGnowbe
Likelihood to Recommend
Articulate Global, Inc.
In an office where you're planning to do a large amount of module-based training, Articulate Storyline will prove useful. A consideration to make, however, is whether your team members focused on training design will have the capacity to learn the software enough to create interesting and effective training modules. The basic functions can be simple, but the more advanced capabilities of the software take considerable effort to master and employ to create the more visually appealing presentations/modules you see in much of the promotional materials. If you have a small training team (or even without anyone dedicated specifically to training and development), Storyline is not a wise choice as the cost and effort required to fully make use of the software would be far too much of a commitment to make it worthwhile.
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Gnowbe
Gnowbe is well suited for many situations. Some examples include when employees are being onboarding and / or off boarded. It is also great for sales enablement and allowing sales people to learn and sharpen their skills. I love how it offers personalized progress tracking. That helps employees see what they are learning and grasping versus what they still need assistance on
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Pros
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • Storyline integrates with the Canvas LMS fairly seamlessly. There have been a few glitches, but for the most part, the interactions we have created will play directly in the Canvas LMS.
  • Storyline is great for creating short drag and drop interactions for self-reviews or even graded assignments. Its many options for quizzes such as "answer reveal" or using tabs help the student get a different perspective on the content rather than just an "A, B, or C" answer.
  • Storyline is great for tutorials or training sessions. There are many options to help guide the learner (or employee) through a process. it is not just linear, but you can branch the slides based on the answers. A great way to engage the learner or employee.
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Gnowbe
  • Personalized progress tracking
  • Mobile learning
  • User-friendly
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Cons
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • I wish that you could customize the UI ribbons to bring features you use frequently to the front and to hide options you rarely use.
  • It would be great if there was a way for non-technical collaborators (SMEs, management, etc) to be able to open a *.story file directly and provide comments. You currently have to publish the course, load it to the LMS, update the LMS, and then hope that users can find it in the LMS. A Storyline Viewer/Previewer standalone application would be awesome.
  • The price is too high for freelancers to purchase and use. I no longer contract and work exclusively for the firm, but even with our resources, the high price limits the number of licenses available to use.
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Gnowbe
  • A way to share content you create as well as use others content
  • Leverage more virtual activities
  • Allow free trials
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Likelihood to Renew
Articulate Global, Inc.
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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Gnowbe
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Usability
Articulate Global, Inc.
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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Gnowbe
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Reliability and Availability
Articulate Global, Inc.
Installed software so alway available
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Gnowbe
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Support Rating
Articulate Global, Inc.
They are support-superstars and the software they use for support is excellent too (I don't know what it is). The model they use for support should be followed by all companies. It is a conversation/discussion forum model that shows everyone's questions in a knowledge base capacity so you can get the help you need in a speedy way.
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Gnowbe
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Online Training
Articulate Global, Inc.
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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Gnowbe
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Implementation Rating
Articulate Global, Inc.
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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Gnowbe
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Alternatives Considered
Articulate Global, Inc.
Articulate Storyline is the only authoring tool we have used with our LMS to date. We are seeing different platforms now, as opposed to LMS platforms. And, many of those have their own content. However, we will always need to create/author our own because of the nature of what we do and how we do it. I'm a big fan!
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Gnowbe
We used Microsoft Teams for a while; Gnowbe is far superior. First of all, the mobile application is much more useful. With Gnowbe, online exams have been made much faster and easier. Very good support is provided for content creation. There are options for system integration, and it's pretty easy. I can say that Gnowbe is user-friendly. It has many features that can be useful, such as learning about daily routines, applying standard processes, and communicating a leader's priorities.
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Scalability
Articulate Global, Inc.
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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Gnowbe
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Return on Investment
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • Allows for on-demand training that is accessible to anyone in the organization instantaneously.
  • Heavily reduces travel expenses by eliminating the need for in-person training classes.
  • Gives my department creative liberties in designing content that can be customized to each and every subject/business group in the organization. No two courses are ever the same.
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Gnowbe
  • Positive engagement by employees seemed to have increased
  • More willingness to learn due to the mobile learning option
  • Increased knowledge
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