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Articulate Studio

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25 Ratings

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Articulate Studio

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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Score 7.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio

Studio is really a good program for turning PowerPoint into eLearning presentations. If you're comfortable in PPT, you can really spice it up with Studio. If you also use Storyline (also by Articulate), you will find it's not nearly as flexible or robust, but the learning curve is much easier and turning out finished courses is much quicker. Just be aware that it's still somewhat buggy, and the audio editor is very frustrating at times.
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Saba

Saba is great for all types of users (from technology natives to technology avoiders). The mobile apps are a great complement if your workforce is on the move! Saba is also well-suited for a large, global workforce and supports many languages. The application also performs well for small businesses and franchises.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Studio
7.8
Saba
Course authoring
Articulate Studio
8.3
Saba
Course catalog or library
Articulate Studio
8.5
Saba
Player/Portal
Articulate Studio
8.0
Saba
Learning content
Articulate Studio
7.7
Saba
Mobile friendly
Articulate Studio
7.0
Saba
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Studio
8.0
Saba
Assignments
Articulate Studio
9.0
Saba
Compliance management
Articulate Studio
7.0
Saba
Learning administration
Articulate Studio
7.0
Saba
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Studio
7.0
Saba

Performance and Goals

Articulate Studio
Saba
6.5
Corporate goal setting
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.9
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.0
Individual goal setting
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.4
Performance tracking
Articulate Studio
Saba
7.1

Performance Management

Articulate Studio
Saba
6.7
Performance plans
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.8
Plan weighting
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.6
Performance improvement plans
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.7
Review status tracking
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.6
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate Studio
Saba
7.5
Review reminders
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.8
Workflow restrictions
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.4
Multiple review frequency
Articulate Studio
Saba
7.1
Reporting
Articulate Studio
Saba
6.4

Succession Planning

Articulate Studio
Saba
5.4
Create succession plans/pools
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.8
Candidate ranking
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.5
Candidate search
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.3
Candidate development
Articulate Studio
Saba
5.0

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

  • Converts PowerPoint Presentations into e-learning modules quickly.
  • It has a quick and easy learning curve.
  • The supplemental programs like Quiz Maker and Engage allow a user to create expanded content that would be virtually impossible with just PowerPoint. It give the designer a professional course look and feel.
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  • The user interface is much improved over any previous product they offer. Users find navigating the application seamless and effortless.
  • Saba's personnel, including support, is attentive, caring, and eager to help.
  • True SaaS, cloud-based model. Updates are frequent and constantly improving the product.
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Cons

  • Because it is a PowerPoint plug in, when you go into audio editing or timing, it is sometimes slow to respond and a little clunky to use.
  • Timing slides is a bit tedious. I tend to prefer the timeline in storyline.
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  • The support could be 95% better. Majority of the time I end up teaching them something about the system. if they were a general support group, I would expect this, but when I tell them I am reaching out about Saba Cloud's learning platform, they route me to someone who I assume is focused on that but can not answer my questions. this is also evident in the frustrations seen in the community.
  • The tool could also allow better naming ... so for courses, all classes underneath the course inherit the EXACT same name... it would be better if it allowed you to AT LEAST add a sub-name that displays with the class name to know without having to click in or memorize class numbers.
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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
We are continuing with ERP systems that include learning, performance, and succession with increased user/community training and US-based support.
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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

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 was extremely similar to Cornerstone, but we decided to go with Saba because of the cost of implementation and the integration with job competencies.
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Return on Investment

  • A high retention rate of students
  • Fairly cheap for team licenses but not as friendly for individuals
  • Once you understand how it works you can build modules very quickly
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  • Saba has helped us automate our performance review process - everything used to be submitted to excel documents before we implemented saba.
  • Saba has helped us assign and track learning, before implementation we did not even have an LMS
  • Saba has served as the foundation for our first recognition program through the use of impressions
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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