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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio

Interactive scenarios are Articulate Studio's forte, especially when non-linear delivery of content is useful.It is less appropriate when a simple presentation is the best delivery tool.
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Pluralsight

Pluralsight's best demographic is already-seasoned technology for professionals who are looking to improve their skills and train themselves to move up in job titles. There are competitors that are better suited for absolute beginners. While the content is excellent and presented in a manner significantly less boring than reading the documentation, it's still up to the user to ensure they're comprehending the information.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Studio
8.2
Pluralsight
9.7
Course authoring
Articulate Studio
8.5
Pluralsight
10.0
Course catalog or library
Articulate Studio
9.0
Pluralsight
10.0
Player/Portal
Articulate Studio
7.7
Pluralsight
10.0
Learning content
Articulate Studio
7.4
Pluralsight
7.0
Mobile friendly
Articulate Studio
8.0
Pluralsight
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Studio
7.7
Pluralsight
10.0
Assignments
Articulate Studio
9.0
Pluralsight
10.0
Compliance management
Articulate Studio
8.0
Pluralsight
10.0
Learning administration
Articulate Studio
8.3
Pluralsight
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Studio
8.5
Pluralsight
10.0
Social learning
Articulate Studio
8.0
Pluralsight

Pros

  • Interactive questions and answers
  • Non-linear presentation
  • Deliver on multiple platforms
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  • Pluralsight has hundreds of authors that are constantly producing new content, which is valuable for the tech industry that is constantly moving at a brisk pace.
  • Many content authors are respected leaders in the topic they're presenting. You are able to trust that their content is thorough and authentic.
  • Niche expert-level topics are presented in a curated video format which is difficult to find anywhere else.
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Cons

  • It has a higher learning curve than just presentation tools, primarily because it can do more. With more complexity, there are more things to learn. There are many things you can do without using advanced features.
  • Would like to see higher definition options for presenting on an HD monitor.
  • Occasional problems with publishing that require some time to resolve problems or find work-arounds.
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  • Companies don't change technologies in their products often. For example a product that was built on AngularJS is still viable and the company may have no plans to upgrade it. Pluralsight could do a better job of providing new courses on technology that's still useful, though somewhat dated; like AngularJS for example.
  • Pluralsight has a bad habit of throwing all their courses in a large bucket. For example, when I log-in and look to see what new I often have to wade through courses on tools that a web artist or designer would use. I wish Pluralsight would categorize course and let us (their customers) flag what types of videos we wanted to see, or better yet exclude from our view.
  • Years ago, Pluralsight would let its customer download the courseware and that was great. I was disappointed when they stopped this feature.
  • I'd love to see more course where the goal is to build a particular type of software. For example, lets have one where you build a blog using ASP.NET and deploy it to Azure. Let have one where you build a survey application, etc. Learning technologies is great, but I'd love to see courses where the goal is to build a particular type of application.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Studio10.0
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.
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Pluralsight10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great product and service so far. Awesome new content almost every week.
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Usability

Articulate Studio10.0
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!
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Pluralsight9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very, VERY easy to use.
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Support

Articulate Studio8.0
Based on 2 answers
Overall support is great for issues that they are able to help with. Other times it seems like instead of fixing the bugs you are told to wait for the newest version so instead of getting a fix for free you have to pay to upgrade. I have found this frustrating
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate is the tool I prefer to deliver software tutorials. If a project requires interactive, or non-linear delivery, Articulate Studio has more tools, more options, and can deliver a better, more interesting project with less effort than Adobe Captivate.
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I think pluralsight's price point is a little better, and I think the depth and breadth of classes offered is oriented more towards my field than Coursera. While Coursera has a nicer interface, Pluralsight, at the time, had more classes and seems to be designed for enterprise use whereas Coursera is more for individuals
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Return on Investment

  • Our organization must create training for individual locations that may have as few as 2 and as many as 50 employees. When you do that you can't purchase training and you need to make a lot of site specific courses even to separate video components. This is a cost effective way of providing for that need.
  • The negative might be the cost of the software if you are not going to use it for a large quantity of course work.
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  • It helped me get acquainted with a new technology that I needed to support without having to flounder and click around.
  • Without buy in from management, it can go to waste if not actually used by employees. I saw that happen often.
  • With more knowledgeable employees, the risk of them moving on to new roles is increased.
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Pricing Details

Articulate Studio

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

Pluralsight

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