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Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio is fantastic for sharing information based eLearning content that can be developed quickly and easily by developers who are not well versed in programming, scripting or graphic design. It is less appropriate for eLearning that requires simulations or complex interactions as the bulk of the content is derived from templates.
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Saba

We feel as the Saba LMS is great for anyone that has their own content creators or utilize 3rd parties for content. It can even function as an LRS, HRMS, LMS, as has other vast options. It is great for those that want to condense systems into one, however anyone that wants a stand-alone LMS, it can function as this, but works better with direct ties to HRIS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Performance and Goals

Articulate Studio
Saba
6.7
Corporate goal setting
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.3
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.3
Individual goal setting
Articulate Studio
Saba
7.2
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.2
Performance tracking
Articulate Studio
Saba
7.2

Performance Management

Articulate Studio
Saba
6.7
Performance plans
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.9
Plan weighting
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.6
Performance improvement plans
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.8
Review status tracking
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.7
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate Studio
Saba
7.6
Review reminders
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.5
Workflow restrictions
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.9
Multiple review frequency
Articulate Studio
Saba
7.5
Reporting
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.4

Succession Planning

Articulate Studio
Saba
5.7
Create succession plans/pools
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.9
Candidate ranking
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.9
Candidate search
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.6
Candidate development
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.2

Recruiting / ATS

Articulate Studio
Saba
4.7
Job Requisition Management
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.4
Company Website Posting
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Articulate Studio
Saba
2.7
Candidate Search
Articulate Studio
Saba
2.7
Applicant Tracking
Articulate Studio
Saba
2.7
Collaboration
Articulate Studio
Saba
4.5
Email Templates
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.5
User Permissions
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.5
Notifications and Alerts
Articulate Studio
Saba
4.7
Reporting
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.2

Pros

  • 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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  • Organize Learning Library
  • Full Restful API
  • Connectors for common other 3rd party applications like Salesforce, HRIS, and even Lynda
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Cons

  • There are at times a problem with PowerPoint and its connectivity with the program. It is an add in to PowerPoint and sometimes they don't "talk." I am not sure if this is a solved situation with the latest versions of PowerPoint with Studio, since I have only used it with PowerPoint 2010 or older.
  • It doesn't have the advanced features that the Storyline product provides, and it doesn't have the advanced updates and capabilities of the new Articulate 360.
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  • 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 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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Saba7.2
Based on 4 answers
The only reason I wouldn't rate this a 10 is because we always want to evaluate the technology we use to drive our business. While Saba would be the "leader in the clubhouse", we would still perform our due diligence when it's time to renew.
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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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Saba6.4
Based on 2 answers
Complications with changing behaviors when operational changes are made.
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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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Saba2.8
Based on 2 answers
Too many touches and lack of support team understanding of the issue.
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Implementation

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Saba4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
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Alternatives Considered

Each tool I mentioned has its pluses and minuses. The other tools aren't as easy to use right out of the box, Articulate is. Articulate has its limits and if I had a more complex course I needed to build I would choose one of the other products. But again for the easier projects that don't require much I would use Articulate
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Each of the other platforms we used or researched had their own specialities. Some were excellent for specific uses. We wanted a tool that had a more comprehensive package though with performance, compensation and succession planning. This way the tool could grow with us. Given the expanded HR functions we still wanted learning at the core, though, and Saba does that. The peer learning tools were far better than others we looked into.
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Return on Investment

  • It's not a very expensive tool to purchase.
  • It's easy to use and can help you do more in a short time frame.
  • It has a community that you can use for templates and help.
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  • Automated course assignments are a positive
  • Ability to integrate with most content services is a positive
  • Inflexible functionality such as changing the due dates on a recurring course is a negative
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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

Saba

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