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Articulate Storyline

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

Storyline is useful for creating fairly complex eCourse modules with branching decision paths. If you are only looking to create very simple eCourses, its functionality might be overwhelming and unnecessary. It is helpful to have Storyline in a company's arsenal because it is widely used by eCourse vendors, so when an eCourse is delivered and requires edits (copy editing, etc.), then the content manager or LMS manager should definitely have access to this tool.
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Saba

We feel as the Saba LMS is great for anyone that has their own content creators or utilize 3rd parties for content. It can even function as an LRS, HRMS, LMS, as has other vast options. It is great for those that want to condense systems into one, however anyone that wants a stand-alone LMS, it can function as this, but works better with direct ties to HRIS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Saba
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Saba
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.2
Saba
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Saba
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Saba
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.0
Saba
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Saba
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Saba
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Saba
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.8
Saba
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Saba
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Saba

Performance and Goals

Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.7
Corporate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.3
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.3
Individual goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Saba
7.2
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.2
Performance tracking
Articulate Storyline
Saba
7.2

Performance Management

Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.7
Performance plans
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.9
Plan weighting
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.6
Performance improvement plans
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.8
Review status tracking
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.7
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate Storyline
Saba
7.6
Review reminders
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.5
Workflow restrictions
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.9
Multiple review frequency
Articulate Storyline
Saba
7.5
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
Saba
6.4

Succession Planning

Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.7
Create succession plans/pools
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.9
Candidate ranking
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.9
Candidate search
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.6
Candidate development
Articulate Storyline
Saba
5.2

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

  • As a novice with software authoring tools and no coding ability, Storyline's basic platform was easy to learn. It has a PowerPoint type look and feel so it's less intimidating than many other tools.
  • The tutorials provided on the Articulate website quickly helped me move from basic slides to interactive visuals and question elements. They are available any time I am which was perfect!
  • While not part of the software itself, the Articulate community is beyond what I have ever seen for software I use. Other users answer questions, share their work, create templates, and give out information that helps me be successful with my eLearning courses.
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  • The user interface is much improved over any previous product they offer. Users find navigating the application seamless and effortless.
  • Saba's personnel, including support, is attentive, caring, and eager to help.
  • True SaaS, cloud-based model. Updates are frequent and constantly improving the product.
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Cons

  • Responsive- this is a matter of perspective. On one hand, responsive sites are becoming the norm, and sites are arranging themselves to better fit on a device's available space and orientation. On the other, if a designer creates a software simulation or a presentation design ("slide") for a specific presentation, rearranging those assets is not following the designer's intent (this is why Articulate scales, but doesn't have true responsiveness). I see both sides, but may want to see some options to set breakpoints to arrange items for different sizes or orientations in future versions.
  • Articulate is an early adopter of xAPI, and pretty standard features are reporting in xAPI streams, but seeing expansion of xAPI options in triggers would be an amazing feature set to expand
  • Wish I had more to say, but those are the only things I could think of after building over 100 courses in the tool.
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  • There are several administrator functions that require a LOT of clicks to get to a final result.
  • Complicated instructions for some of the functions.
  • Need better instruction guides for functions.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline6.0
Based on 21 answers
It goes without saying that Artculate's products are the easiest to use and offer a great deal of functions with flexibility. Once an eLearning author uses the product it becomes tempting to not use other methods, but one would be wise not to limit him or herself to a single learning authoring platform. On the other hand, if given a single choice of a tool for rapid eLearning development, Articulate's Storyline would be a top choice.
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Saba7.3
Based on 4 answers
The only reason I wouldn't rate this a 10 is because we always want to evaluate the technology we use to drive our business. While Saba would be the "leader in the clubhouse", we would still perform our due diligence when it's time to renew.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.8
Based on 15 answers
Overall the ease of use is one of its endearing qualities. You can open the program, start a new project and get going regardless of your expertise with it. If you have ever created a presentation of any kind you can get going with Storyline on day 1 the first time you open it
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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 Storyline10.0
Based on 10 answers
The Articulate user community (including staff and users) is amazing. There are so many people willing to help each other and offer advice. You can tell people are passionate about this software and supporting new users who are struggling. When you're a new user, it really helps to know you're not alone if you get stuck.
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Saba2.8
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
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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Saba4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
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Alternatives Considered

Articulate is a much more solid product, many more features, and produces a quality deliverable.
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Our grandfathered package of learning with social. Also LD admin access.
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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

  • Tremendous increase in our clients becoming trained on our software
  • Customer satisfaction since clients can view the program many times whenever they need to do so
  • Meeting a business objective to provide consistent and quality training programs for our clients
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  • Better education for all employees.
  • Increased skills for employees.
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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