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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

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.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Prezi

When you have to present complex hierarchical structures, and if your audience would require navigation in and out of the hierarchy, then Prezi is a good candidate for you. But be prepared, Prezi is not as intuitive as a standard presentation tool, and it may take some time to get used to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.1
Prezi
7.9
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.7
Prezi
7.9
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.2
Prezi
7.7
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Prezi
8.1
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.2
Prezi
8.0
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.6
Prezi
7.6
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
8.1
Prezi
6.8
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Prezi
9.2
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Prezi
7.8
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.8
Prezi
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.6
Prezi
7.7
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.6
Prezi
8.4

Pros

Articulate Storyline

  • 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.
Mark Labbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Prezi

  • It is great for creating more compelling and attractive presentations. A wide variety of features and possibilities.
  • Dozens of fantastic templates that may be easily adopted. It helps a lot in terms of productivity, specially for beginners.
  • It provides many resources and options to create presentations with sophisticated visual and animations.
  • It is simple and easy to use - no need of programming knowledge to create animations, import assets, edit and export the presentations.
Luciano Gardesani Marques | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Articulate Storyline

  • 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.
Benjamin Brogdon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Prezi

  • Linux support is non-existent. With Android/Chrome OS being based on the linux kernel but also with lots of tech-savvy and influencers using non-Windows and non iOS platforms, I feel a pariah.
  • As far as I know for Android phones and tablets you can only present but not edit prezis in its native app. Again an Android users, it is a sub-par experience the app in general is lacking functionality.
  • Using the browser version (because I have no other alternative) uploading multiple images is very buggy
  • Having a version history would be great when you are editing a large presentation over several days
Javier Schwersensky | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Rebecca McKenna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Prezi

No score
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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.
Louisa Fricker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Prezi

No score
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Support

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline 9.0
Based on 14 answers
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.
Rebecca Mogollón | TrustRadius Reviewer

Prezi

Prezi 6.6
Based on 5 answers
Prezi offers phone support, has an extensive online knowledge base, and offers advanced online training. The online training can be customized for your specific needs. You can also hire a Prezi expert to edit your presentation - you'll save time overall, but you'll have to pay for the expert to put the presentation together. That's a great one-stop option for having a professional and on-brand presentation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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!
Melissa Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Prezi

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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.
Refugio &quot;Gio&quot; Jones | M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Prezi

No score
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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.
Kyle Trail | TrustRadius Reviewer

Prezi

Other solutions for presentations all fall on the typical slideshow paradigm. So far, only Prezi walked away from this path. Its expanding canvas and freeform path are refreshing in this scenario. In this sense, Prezi is unique in its style of presentation, which makes difficult to establish comparisons based on costs. The still ongoing migration to Prezi Next has been a bit troubled, according to some old users, but it seems the company is working to give Prezi Next the same flexibility that Prezi Classic. And Prezi already has a huge user base that do not want to go back working with the limits of slides.
Marcelo de Vasconcellos | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Melissa Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Prezi

No score
No answers yet
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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!
Anika Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Prezi

  • Prezi provided us with a unique selling factor when it came to pitching our services to new prospects.
  • While creating a presentation from scratch might be time-consuming, Prezi allows you to easily reuse and utilize old designs to create new presentations with a different vibe and content.
  • An easy way to impress upper management and stakeholders, especially when presenting to the management of our clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Articulate Storyline

Pricing Details

Articulate Storyline

General

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

Prezi

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline
8.8
Prezi
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline
6.0
Prezi

Usability

Articulate Storyline
7.7
Prezi

Reliability and Availability

Articulate Storyline
8.6
Prezi

Performance

Articulate Storyline
8.8
Prezi

Support

Articulate Storyline
9.0
Prezi
6.6

Online Training

Articulate Storyline
5.1
Prezi

Implementation

Articulate Storyline
10.0
Prezi

Scalability

Articulate Storyline
9.1
Prezi

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