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Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
166 Ratings

Saba

Top Rated
34 Ratings

Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
166 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 101

Saba

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34 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

Do you want to create an interactive learning activity? Are you prepared to rework your content into a format that allows users to take the reins and decide how they want to move through the content (rather than you giving them the content in a linear fashion)? Do you have time to invest in learning how to use the advanced features of this software? If yes, then I would highly recommend Storyline.
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Saba

Saba is great for all types of users (from technology natives to technology avoiders). The mobile apps are a great complement if your workforce is on the move! Saba is also well-suited for a large, global workforce and supports many languages. The application also performs well for small businesses and franchises.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.5
Corporate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.9
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.0
Individual goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.4
Performance tracking
Articulate Storyline
Saba
7.1

Performance Management

Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.7
Performance plans
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.8
Plan weighting
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.6
Performance improvement plans
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.7
Review status tracking
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.6
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate Storyline
Saba
7.5
Review reminders
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.8
Workflow restrictions
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.4
Multiple review frequency
Articulate Storyline
Saba
7.1
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.9

Succession Planning

Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.4
Create succession plans/pools
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.8
Candidate ranking
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.5
Candidate search
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.3
Candidate development
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.0

Recruiting / ATS

Articulate Storyline
Saba
4.7
Job Requisition Management
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.4
Company Website Posting
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Articulate Storyline
Saba
2.7
Candidate Search
Articulate Storyline
Saba
2.7
Applicant Tracking
Articulate Storyline
Saba
2.7
Collaboration
Articulate Storyline
Saba
4.5
Email Templates
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.5
User Permissions
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.5
Notifications and Alerts
Articulate Storyline
Saba
4.7
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.2

Pros

  • Articulate's community is just a click and email away...support when you need it. The amount of free templates, storyboards, ideas, and graphics is absolutely amazing. We all share information, issues, and resolutions together, making for a true "community" of e-Learning professionals.
  • Articulate's Storyline tool enables you to import a PowerPoint and add engagement through built-in interactions, or you can start from scratch and build the same look and feel.
  • Easy enough for beginners, robust enough for programmers.
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  • Prescriptive Rules allow us to assign training based on data parameters such as job titles and campus locations. Previously, these assignments were manually created and the result of hours of data analysis.
  • Saba's options allow us to provide self-assignment options based on responses to questions related to actual job functions. They also allow us to integrate with collaborative partners in other organizations.
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Cons

  • While AS is very user-friendly, with that comes a loss of control in being able to script things in a customized way.
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  • The administrative side of Saba is extremely complex and is a lot for a single saba administrator to manage
  • There are many click paths for users to complete simple functions like signing up for e-learning or editing a goal
  • The succession planning module is limited and does not allow for much flexibility to create custom 9-block grids or integrated dashboards
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline8.9
Based on 19 answers
Nothing ticks all the boxes for me even after nearly 2 years of use and with updated versions now on the market it really is a killer product.
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Saba7.2
Based on 4 answers
We are continuing with ERP systems that include learning, performance, and succession with increased user/community training and US-based support.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.9
Based on 15 answers
"if you can use PowerPoint, you can use Articulate Storyline" (perhaps not its more advanced features, but enough to get going)!
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Saba6.4
Based on 2 answers
Complications with changing behaviors when operational changes are made.
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Support

Articulate Storyline9.0
Based on 9 answers
The online community and the folks at Articulate are both incredibly helpful. Many possible questions do not even need to be asked, as the answers can already be found in the "E-Learning Heroes" community that supports the products and their users. This includes lots of examples, free content, and "show me how X is done" tutorials.
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Saba2.9
Based on 2 answers
Too many touches and lack of support team understanding of the issue.
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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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Implementation

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 9 answers
Implementing Articulate Storyline was a straight-forward and painless as humanly possible. There were no headaches found with other authoring tools not behaving well in existing systems, it really is excellently designed software. Everything was thought out so very well.
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Saba4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
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Alternatives Considered

I have only ever used Storyline.
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Cornerstone offers a cloud-only solution, which may not be convenient for large enterprises with a solid IT department that prefers to own the infrastructure. Saba also has a more complete and unified offering, fruit of a decennial experience in the market. Vision and ability to execute are typically very high in the Saba products, with new innovative functionality constantly added to the products, also thanks to the large customer base that provide significant feedback.
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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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Return on Investment

  • Easy for a novice to use.
  • Saves money from not needing to use externals to develop material.
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  • Saba has helped us automate our performance review process - everything used to be submitted to excel documents before we implemented saba.
  • Saba has helped us assign and track learning, before implementation we did not even have an LMS
  • Saba has served as the foundation for our first recognition program through the use of impressions
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Saba

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