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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

Talentsoft

I think some of my problems with Talentsoft aren't so much the fault of the software as it is how my company is organized. I have to enter many different property levels so that a review gets created, I'm not certain that these fields are required by Talentsoft or by my corporate office. This software is not suited for companies where a segment of the employees do not have a company email address and/or access to a company computer
Richard Kutschera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Performance and Goals

Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
8.6
Corporate goal setting
Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
9.0
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
9.0
Individual goal setting
Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
8.0
Performance tracking
Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
9.0

Performance Management

Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
6.3
Performance plans
Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
8.0
Plan weighting
Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
8.0
Performance improvement plans
Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
5.0
Review status tracking
Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
6.0
Workflow restrictions
Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
6.0
Reporting
Articulate Studio
Talentsoft
5.0

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

Talentsoft

  • Having the reviews in Talentsoft makes it much easier for one person to manage the entire process from start to finish.
  • When an employee switches managers during the year, the delegation feature makes it very easy to have the previous manager add their input to the employees review.
  • Being able to have a daily import file from our HR system into Talentsoft helps in having the information in Talentsoft be current.
Richard Kutschera | 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

Talentsoft

  • I would like to have access edit and update the goal section throughout the year, not just during the review period.
  • The reporting function is very cumbersome and needs to have easier ways to create custom reports.
  • Streamline the create a review template process.
  • Email notification for employees to let their manager know when they have completed entering information in Talentsoft.
Richard Kutschera | 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

Talentsoft

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

Talentsoft

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

Talentsoft

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

Talentsoft

I think SuccessFactors is more flexible to customer needs when creating review templates and allowing access to goals year round. They also track changes for the goals. Talentsoft was selected by our corporate office before I started with the company.
Richard Kutschera | 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

Talentsoft

  • Positive - Managers and employees have access to their reviews without having to contact HR.
  • Positive - Management of the entire review process is less manual and takes less time.
Richard Kutschera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Articulate Studio

General

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

Talentsoft

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio
9.9
Talentsoft
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Studio
10.0
Talentsoft

Usability

Articulate Studio
10.0
Talentsoft

Support Rating

Articulate Studio
8.2
Talentsoft

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