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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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Saba Cloud

Saba LMS is well-suited for Life Sciences, Banking and Manufacturing industries. However, if it is a new implementation, it will be good to have Saba Cloud. If it is implemented for the organizations where legacy applications to be migrated, Saba Cloud would not be the right choice. Reports and Analytics in Saba Cloud are unique and it is not available in other LMS applications.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Saba Cloud
8.0
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.5
Saba Cloud
7.9
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.1
Saba Cloud
8.2
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Saba Cloud
7.9
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Saba Cloud
8.0
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.4
Saba Cloud
7.7
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Saba Cloud
8.5
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Saba Cloud
8.1
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Saba Cloud
8.2
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.7
Saba Cloud
8.3
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Saba Cloud
7.7
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Saba Cloud
7.9

Onboarding

Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.8
New hire portal
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.9
Manager tracking tools
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
8.1
Compliance tracking and reporting
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
8.3

Performance and Goals

Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.8
Corporate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.7
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.6
Individual goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
8.1
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.3
Performance tracking
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
8.3

Performance Management

Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.3
Performance plans
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.7
Plan weighting
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.3
Manager note taking
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.6
Performance improvement plans
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.6
Review status tracking
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.5
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.3
Review reminders
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.5
Workflow restrictions
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.7
Multiple review frequency
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.7
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.3

Succession Planning

Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.5
Create succession plans/pools
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.5
Candidate ranking
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.6
Candidate search
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.4
Candidate development
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.5

Recruiting / ATS

Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.9
Job Requisition Management
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.1
Company Website Posting
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.7
Publish to Social Media
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.3
Job Search Site Posting
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.8
Customized Application Form
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.3
Resume Management
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.5
Candidate Search
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.5
Applicant Tracking
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.5
Collaboration
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.2
Email Templates
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.4
User Permissions
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
6.5
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
Saba Cloud
7.2

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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Saba Cloud

  • Skills Management - Saba has allowed us to set specific expectations for employees based upon their role, and this has clarified the skill requirements for employees.
  • Goal Management - With Saba, managers can easily create goals aligned up to senior leadership, and then work with their direct reports to create supporting goals.
  • Learning Management - Using Saba's built-in Smart Lists, assigning compliance training is a simple process that used to be a challenge in our former LMS.
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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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Saba Cloud

  • Saba continues to improve their reporting and analytics. While it is much improved over previous versions, it can be improved.
  • Release Notes for system updates need to be delivered to admins farther in advance of the update in order to prepare properly.
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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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Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.3
Based on 4 answers
Typically customers that acquire a Saba solution rarely move away. There are reasons and "legends" behind this. The investment is significant. Time and money are required to make the engine go smoothly. But once it runs at full capacity, it doesn't stop! Professional Services are extremely competent and able to close implementation gaps quickly.
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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.
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Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.1
Based on 4 answers
Saba strives to make the user experience streamlined and effective. The administration side is also constantly in review and updated to make administration easier. The ability to use content from anywhere makes this a robust training option. Being cloud-based, there were no downloads required, which was a win from our IT department's perspective.
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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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Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 8.4
Based on 9 answers
Training for Saba admin is pretty good. I was able to seek out and conduct certified admin training online with little support. I prefer support this way, asking for help when I need it. I am now a Trained Saba Administrator using only the online education that Saba provides via their support site.
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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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Saba Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
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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.
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Saba Cloud

We had extensive reviews with a plan of what we needed and must have out of the system, including custom learning paths and tracking inside our HRIS system to grant permissions and positions based on completed learning certifications and courses. We weighed each option and chose based on the one that met the most of the must-haves.
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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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Saba Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Saba Cloud

  • We were able to get Saba's entire Talent Cloud for the cost of our last LMS. That meant we were able to implement performance management for no additional licensing costs.
  • There's no doubt that any organization burdened with compliance requirements needs an LMS. Saba has all the bells and whistles needed.
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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

Saba Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline
8.8
Saba Cloud
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline
6.0
Saba Cloud
7.3

Usability

Articulate Storyline
7.7
Saba Cloud
7.1

Reliability and Availability

Articulate Storyline
8.6
Saba Cloud

Performance

Articulate Storyline
8.8
Saba Cloud

Support

Articulate Storyline
10.0
Saba Cloud
8.4

Online Training

Articulate Storyline
5.1
Saba Cloud

Implementation

Articulate Storyline
10.0
Saba Cloud
4.0

Scalability

Articulate Storyline
9.1
Saba Cloud

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