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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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SAP Jam

When you need to create a private, secure space for individuals to collaborate or work on a project together, SAP Jam does a great job at bringing people together and giving them a space to work together in. There are also great ways to provide learning opportunities (including sharing webinars or other educational content)
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Project Management

Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
6.5
Mobile Access
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
5.0
Search
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
8.0

Communication

Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
8.0
Chat
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
9.0
Notifications
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
9.0
Discussions
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
10.0
Surveys
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
6.0
Internal knowledgebase
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
6.0

File Sharing & Management

Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
8.3
Versioning
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
8.0
Video files
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
7.0
Audio files
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
7.0
Document collaboration
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
8.0
Access control
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
10.0
Advanced security features
Articulate Studio
SAP Jam
10.0

Pros

  • 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!
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  • Managing members with the communities is easy (including inviting them to join).
  • Publishing and editing content is easy with the platform.
  • The interface is easy to use and navigate.
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Cons

  • UI is a bit dated, but it's parallel to PPT which puts some users at ease
  • Storyline is PC only, by far the biggest drawback
  • A big slow in rendering video content during export
  • Player is a bit rigid
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  • Sometimes users get too many notifications from the system which can be overwhelming if they haven't set up their notifications to their standards.
  • Analytics on engagement aren't great.
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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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SAP Jam4.0
Based on 1 answer
We are moving toward other platforms that are meant more for virtual community, like Higher Logic. The customer support at SAP Jam is also lacking.
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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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SAP Jam5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's an integrated platform that brings together a lot of different people from across the association to work on shared projects, etc. Given the various roles people play and the varying skill sets they bring to the table, the platform is fairly intuitive to use and easy to navigate around
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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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SAP Jam2.0
Based on 1 answer
We have to submit requests multiple times to get a response and it often feels like they go into a black hole. Because we don't have anyone in house really supporting the back-end of the platform, we rely on SAP Jam's support and development teams to help solve problems and improve the platform for us.
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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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We actually probably moving to Higher Logic for our virtual community needs -- their interface is better and can more easily integrate with our website to provide a seamless experience for our users. We also want them to be able to toggle between our website and the community platform and it's not currently set up to do that well
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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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  • Our constituents value community and this has enabled us to be able to bring people together in a secure, virtual space.
  • We are a national association and many of the people that need to collaborate on work projects aren't physically in the same place, so this virtual space has improved work output.
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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

SAP Jam

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