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Articulate Storyline

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline is well-suited for providing engaging, interactive training modules for any range of learning topics. It is not very well suited for exams, although they do advertise as having a robust exam feature. While the exam feature is indeed robust, it is also a heavy load for users' computers so a classic HTML-based testing software is very much preferred!
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SAP Jam

When you need to create a private, secure space for individuals to collaborate or work on a project together, SAP Jam does a great job at bringing people together and giving them a space to work together in. There are also great ways to provide learning opportunities (including sharing webinars or other educational content)
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Project Management

Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
6.5
Mobile Access
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
5.0
Search
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
8.0

Communication

Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
8.0
Chat
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
9.0
Notifications
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
9.0
Discussions
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
10.0
Surveys
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
6.0
Internal knowledgebase
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
6.0

File Sharing & Management

Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
8.3
Versioning
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
8.0
Video files
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
7.0
Audio files
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
7.0
Document collaboration
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
8.0
Access control
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
10.0
Advanced security features
Articulate Storyline
SAP Jam
10.0

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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  • Managing members with the communities is easy (including inviting them to join).
  • Publishing and editing content is easy with the platform.
  • The interface is easy to use and navigate.
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Cons

  • While it is easy to use, there is still ramp up time for the non-technical person like myself. Seeing others' cool work and realizing how many elements are in it can be daunting. It just takes time and some study to get some of the more complicated interactions down.
  • The product is a good value for the price. I would have like a couple more characters to have been included.
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  • Sometimes users get too many notifications from the system which can be overwhelming if they haven't set up their notifications to their standards.
  • Analytics on engagement aren't great.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline6.0
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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SAP Jam4.0
Based on 1 answer
We are moving toward other platforms that are meant more for virtual community, like Higher Logic. The customer support at SAP Jam is also lacking.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.8
Based on 15 answers
It does what we need it to. We create computer based learning and occasionally have someone use the tool via a tablet. It works great for that! If you were going to use it on a smartphone, I am not sure it would be the best choice. Since most formal eLearning courses are better suited to a larger screen then I would rate it highly every time.
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SAP Jam5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's an integrated platform that brings together a lot of different people from across the association to work on shared projects, etc. Given the various roles people play and the varying skill sets they bring to the table, the platform is fairly intuitive to use and easy to navigate around
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Support

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 10 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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SAP Jam2.0
Based on 1 answer
We have to submit requests multiple times to get a response and it often feels like they go into a black hole. Because we don't have anyone in house really supporting the back-end of the platform, we rely on SAP Jam's support and development teams to help solve problems and improve the platform for us.
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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
Get buy-in from managers
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Alternatives Considered

When you look at Storyline's most common direct competitors, they are all very comparable in terms of features. Certainly, each tool has a capability or two that is different from it's peers, but truly, these products are extremely comparable when evaluating features- especially the features that are most used by developers and designers.However, I worked in a department of 7. We tried Lectora. Only two of us could truly get competent in the tool. The majority just couldn't "get it". Despite having great features, the users couldn't leverage the features. The team also used Captivate for years. 4 of the team would be considered competent or productive in the tool (but only 2 at advanced levels). When Storyline came in, 6 became competent at a high level within 3 months (or sooner).
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We actually probably moving to Higher Logic for our virtual community needs -- their interface is better and can more easily integrate with our website to provide a seamless experience for our users. We also want them to be able to toggle between our website and the community platform and it's not currently set up to do that well
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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

  • Quick way to impart knowledge, best practise and updates to a wider audience.
  • Able to test learners understanding of the information given by interaction tests of learning that capture attention
  • Cost savings. This has been a huge positve for us as a business due to the number of learners we have. Being able to reach them remotely has revolutionized the way we engage with learners.
  • eLearning can never fully replace the impact of face to face training. This is sometimes a message lost with management as they tend to see the cost savings the good eLearning brings rather than what learners may be missing out on.
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  • Our constituents value community and this has enabled us to be able to bring people together in a secure, virtual space.
  • We are a national association and many of the people that need to collaborate on work projects aren't physically in the same place, so this virtual space has improved work output.
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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

SAP Jam

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