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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio

If you need to build courses that have quizzes and want to control the audience's attention to the course, rather than starting a course and watching YouTube while it plays in the background, or if you need to have the results go to a proprietary system that you control, then Articulate Studio will be a well suited software solution for you.
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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 Studio
8.2
Saba Cloud
8.0
Course authoring
Articulate Studio
8.6
Saba Cloud
7.9
Course catalog or library
Articulate Studio
9.0
Saba Cloud
8.2
Player/Portal
Articulate Studio
7.6
Saba Cloud
7.9
Learning content
Articulate Studio
7.4
Saba Cloud
8.0
Mobile friendly
Articulate Studio
8.0
Saba Cloud
7.7
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Studio
7.7
Saba Cloud
8.5
Assignments
Articulate Studio
9.0
Saba Cloud
8.1
Compliance management
Articulate Studio
8.0
Saba Cloud
8.2
Learning administration
Articulate Studio
8.4
Saba Cloud
8.3
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Studio
8.6
Saba Cloud
7.7
Social learning
Articulate Studio
8.0
Saba Cloud
7.9

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

Articulate Studio

  • Easy learning curve. Just some button clicks for recording narration, syncing animations, and adding annotations.
  • They made some fairly recent improvements to how you sync animations and add annotations. With the timeline, you can manually move the timing around. Much better than the earlier task of having to just re-do it from the beginning and hope you get the timing right.
  • If you're using Studio in the Articulate 360 subscription, you can easily review the course before it publishes.
  • The included Quizmaker program is just great. Simple to use, but you can make a varied mix of questions, and the customization options are great.
  • You can add background music in slides, which is pretty great in certain situations.
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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 Studio

  • It's icing on the cake. It provides a lot of usability with its quiz-maker and presenter. The presenter can sometimes feel like an unnecessary add on. If it didn't come apart of a package, I don't think we would have purchased it outright.
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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 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.
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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 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!
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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 Studio

Articulate Studio 8.0
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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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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Implementation

Articulate Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Saba Cloud

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

General

Free Trial
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 Studio
7.7
Saba Cloud
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Studio
10.0
Saba Cloud
7.3

Usability

Articulate Studio
10.0
Saba Cloud
7.1

Support

Articulate Studio
8.0
Saba Cloud
8.4

Implementation

Articulate Studio
Saba Cloud
4.0

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