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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio

Small to medium companies on a tight budget cannot go wrong. Articulate Studio enables smaller companies to produce compliant professional looking training courses without breaking the bank. Additionally, the product is quite intuitive to learn and use. I myself had never used a product such as this but was able to produce course work with quizzes that impressed senior management.
Louis Ellis | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Suite

It is a great tool to generate learning objects until a certain level of content sophistication. It will certainly depend on the creativity and knowledge of the author about how to extract the best from the tool's features. It is recommended for non-technical users and normally it offers much more features than most of the authors will demand and actually use. If you want to develop high-interactive and/or multi-path courses then the tool may be a bit limited, but the best way to find out is downloading the trial version and test it for a while.
Luciano Gardesani Marques | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Studio
7.9
iSpring Suite
Course authoring
Articulate Studio
8.4
iSpring Suite
Course catalog or library
Articulate Studio
8.7
iSpring Suite
Player/Portal
Articulate Studio
7.7
iSpring Suite
Learning content
Articulate Studio
7.8
iSpring Suite
Mobile friendly
Articulate Studio
8.3
iSpring Suite
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Studio
7.1
iSpring Suite
Assignments
Articulate Studio
7.4
iSpring Suite
Compliance management
Articulate Studio
8.0
iSpring Suite
Learning administration
Articulate Studio
8.3
iSpring Suite
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Studio
7.6
iSpring Suite
Social learning
Articulate Studio
7.3
iSpring Suite

Pros

Articulate Studio

  • They made it very easy to understand how to add new content to the courses, including images, videos or audio, of course, you are still able to do text-based content as well.
  • Creating quizzes has never been easier. The ability to add controls to each question and what actions each answer creates, whether an additional question or passing to the next section. Customizing these actions are very easy to learn and add to your course.
  • Being able to use your own scoring mechanism is awesome! I like SCORM but there are many options to use including a custom one of your own. This ability allows you to pass your students over to a proprietary system that enrolls them in the next course, or use the built-in utilities to provide the next course or quiz, the choice is yours!
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Suite

  • No new programming to introduce: iSpring suite sits as an extra for PowerPoint and adds great functionalities to make courses.
  • Includes e-getting the hang of composing simple: I had no related knowledge in making e-learning modules and I discovered working with the well-known PowerPoint interface iSpring makes it simple to make proficient looking courses. Every one of the changes, movements and hyperlinks are dependably changed over by iSpring into HTML5 design in a matter of moments.
  • Excellent Quiz module: I have utilized the test and thought that it was extremely instinctive to utilize. It is anything but difficult to make test and I like the capacity to have the capacity to see how the test looks to the student in a similar screen.
  • Last, however not slightest, astounding help: Right from the season of assessment of their product amid the time for testing till today, I found the help group rushed to react and set aside opportunity to hand-hold at every last advance. The help group simply stick to help and make no endeavors to offer their items. I need to say Paul who came to work one hour sooner today and spent that additional hour to take care of my one-of-a-kind issue. I would suggest iSpring just on this check: world-class bolster!!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Articulate Studio

  • The audio editor is awful. Sometimes when you cut a section, it actually takes a different section that you selected. Especially when in zoom mode. You have to then undo the action, and re-do. Also, scrubbing through the audio is difficult. If you're exporting audio, it can glitch during the process. I avoid using the audio editor whenever I can.
  • After all these years, it's still a buggy program. You can be doing your recordings, and a sudden message appears saying that something went wrong and needs to close. I've done re-installs, contacted support, and I constantly clear the temp folder. Still happens. Also, it's a good idea to export your audio, and there have been times the program freezes up on me, and the audio file (in the .ppta file) gets corrupted and all audio is permanently lost.
  • The program can get slow when publishing, previewing or opening the audio editor.
  • The included Engage program is pretty good, but it needs more customization options. And I think they can add more modules that provide a little more engagement.
Chris Bloom | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Suite

  • Screen capturing leaves much to be desired. This functionality is still very basic.
Veronika Kavun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is very little chance that this software wold not be renewed. It has become an integral part of our standard software for elearning development.
D Walwyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This is very useable software even for novice eLearning authoring users. People with some PowerPoint experience should be fine with this software and even Excel!
D Walwyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio 9.1
Based on 3 answers
I've never really had any major issues with the product (Other than the registration loop error)and my ten out of ten rating is based on the assistance I got when we initially set up the extension in Power Point. I found the support folks to be professional, helpful and friendly
Louis Ellis | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Articulate Studio

We look at Captivate first, which Adobe oddly leaves out of its Creative Cloud suite, and I can see why it seems to be completely foreign in term of UI vs other Adobe products. The familiar PPT structure Captivate leverages is completely absent and the tools are much more rigid. Exporting was also more difficult - it's pretty night and day different. Captivate is AWFUL, especially for an Adobe product.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Suite

I think iSpring is very similar to other main competitors (that we have evaluated) in terms of features and resources. The great difference is pricing, since iSpring has a low cost per license. It is very easy and quick to download, install and use, even during the trial period.
Luciano Gardesani Marques | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Articulate Studio

  • I only see positive impact since it is a very easy to use tool for rapid learning. The only point is to know what is possible to develop using this tool to avoid any kind of frustration afterwards.
  • Another positive impact is that we don't need a diversified development team. There is no need of technical professionals, and a creative instructional designer is enough to develop effective learning content using Studio.
  • The third positive impact is that Studio makes possible to realize short-term projects, mainly when there's already a PowerPoint presentation.
Luciano Gardesani Marques | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Suite

  • You can rapidly give intuitive e-learning substance to your clients which causes them to enhance their insight... and after that to be more effective in their activity! In the event that they are, their organization is too. With the web based business instrument, you can make a connection to an online installment framework specifically offer your e-courses, The ROI is relatively prompt as the iSpring Learn membership expense is extremely reasonable and you can rapidly set the arrangement.
  • Client benefit is incredible.
  • Item gives ensured assets which can have an expiry date.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Articulate Studio

General

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

iSpring Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio
8.3
iSpring Suite
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Studio
10.0
iSpring Suite

Usability

Articulate Studio
10.0
iSpring Suite

Support

Articulate Studio
9.1
iSpring Suite

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