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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio is constantly surprising in terms of what it can do. It is like a "Swiss Army Knife" of functionality. I've used it to build portfolios, whole interactive websites, authoring videos and I often discover novel ways to make it useful on a pretty regular basis. What would be a situation where you would not want to use Articulate Studio? Well, even though you can use it to author video and to publish websites, it's not a replacement for a video editing package or a web platform like WordPress, but there are times when it will do certain things in an astoundingly simple way superior to other tools.
Joseph Benton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

It is great for perfecting sales skills and ramping up new talent via a library of videos. It is also great for creating sales competitions. This gets everyone engaged on the specific exercise that the firm is looking to educate its employees on
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Studio
8.2
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)
Course authoring
Articulate Studio
9.2
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)
Course catalog or library
Articulate Studio
9.2
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)
Player/Portal
Articulate Studio
8.0
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)
Learning content
Articulate Studio
9.5
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)
Mobile friendly
Articulate Studio
9.0
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Studio
7.9
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)
Assignments
Articulate Studio
8.0
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)
Compliance management
Articulate Studio
9.2
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)
Learning administration
Articulate Studio
8.1
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Studio
6.2
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)
Social learning
Articulate Studio
6.2
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

Pros

Articulate Studio

  • 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!
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

  • It allows Managers to share videos/recordings that were extremely strong and can allow reps to see what "good" looks like.
  • It allows Managers to perfect sales skills through various exercises.
  • Overtime, an organization can develop a library of videos that can be used for future hires. This helps with the ramp up of new talent that joins the firm.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Articulate Studio

  • The audio editor is awful. Sometimes when you cut a section, it actually takes a different section that you selected. Especially when in zoom mode. You have to then undo the action, and re-do. Also, scrubbing through the audio is difficult. If you're exporting audio, it can glitch during the process. I avoid using the audio editor whenever I can.
  • After all these years, it's still a buggy program. You can be doing your recordings, and a sudden message appears saying that something went wrong and needs to close. I've done re-installs, contacted support, and I constantly clear the temp folder. Still happens. Also, it's a good idea to export your audio, and there have been times the program freezes up on me, and the audio file (in the .ppta file) gets corrupted and all audio is permanently lost.
  • The program can get slow when publishing, previewing or opening the audio editor.
  • The included Engage program is pretty good, but it needs more customization options. And I think they can add more modules that provide a little more engagement.
Chris Bloom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

  • LearnCore has lost videos that I have had my reps record. This is absolutely not acceptable.
  • A couple months ago, you could not assign one employee to a specific exercise. You had a create a group.
  • The platform is not as intuitive as one would think. Setting up an exercise is somewhat annoying.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
D Walwyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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!
D Walwyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Articulate Studio

Articulate Studio 8.2
Based on 4 answers
I've never really had any major issues with the product (Other than the registration loop error)and my ten out of ten rating is based on the assistance I got when we initially set up the extension in Power Point. I found the support folks to be professional, helpful and friendly
Louis Ellis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

There are other ways you could store videos, however, LearnCore and its grading system were one of a kind. This is the reason it was selected to see if it would move the needle at our firm.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Luciano Gardesani Marques | TrustRadius Reviewer

Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

  • It has improved sales reps in becoming audible ready on different topics via lots of practice via LearnCore.
  • It has made the job more interesting by employing competitions.
  • It has made our reps more polished and client facing out in the field and has reduced ramp up time on new hires.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Articulate Studio

General

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

Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio
9.9
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Studio
10.0
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

Usability

Articulate Studio
10.0
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

Support Rating

Articulate Studio
8.2
Showpad Coach (LearnCore)

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