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Score 8 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

TriNet

TriNet is well suited for a smaller organization - the support they provide is really quite good.If an organization has their own special benefits plans, i.e. deferred compensation that TriNet didn't "write," sometimes it can be a bit cumbersome to implement within the TriNet system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Human Resource Management

Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.9
Employee demographic data
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.4
Employment history
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.5
Job profiles and administration
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.9
Organizational charting
Articulate Studio
TriNet
6.9
Organization and location management
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.9

Payroll Management

Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.3
Pay calculation
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.1
Benefit plan administration
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.2
Direct deposit files
Articulate Studio
TriNet
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.8
Reimbursement management
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.1
Approval workflow
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.1
Balance details
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.0

Employee Self Service

Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.8
Update personal information
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.7
View company policy documentation
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.4
Employee recognition
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.4
View job history
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.4

Asset Management

Articulate Studio
TriNet
1.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Articulate Studio
TriNet
1.0

HR Reporting

Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.3
Report builder
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.3
Pre-built reports
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.1

Onboarding

Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.4
New hire portal
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.3
Manager tracking tools
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.6

Performance and Goals

Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.3
Corporate goal setting
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.9
Individual goal setting
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.7
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.1
Performance tracking
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.4

Performance Management

Articulate Studio
TriNet
6.8
Performance plans
Articulate Studio
TriNet
6.5
Performance improvement plans
Articulate Studio
TriNet
6.7
Review status tracking
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.2
Review reminders
Articulate Studio
TriNet
6.3
Multiple review frequency
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.2

Succession Planning

Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.3
Candidate ranking
Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.2
Candidate search
Articulate Studio
TriNet
6.9
Candidate development
Articulate Studio
TriNet
6.9

Recruiting / ATS

Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.5
Job Requisition Management
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.6
Company Website Posting
Articulate Studio
TriNet
5.5
Publish to Social Media
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.4
Job Search Site Posting
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Articulate Studio
TriNet
9.1
Applicant Tracking
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.8
Notifications and Alerts
Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.6

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

TriNet

  • TriNet benefit offerings are very good. The team assigned to help with everything from plan design and cost through employee Open Enrollment is strong.
  • TriNet's platform is acceptable in today's market - there are areas in which integration could be stronger, but they are on the plus side of what we need and open to feedback and enhancements.
  • TriNet was and continues to be cost-effective. They have a straightforward, transparent method of charging for services.
Deborah Klein | 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

TriNet

  • The app. The are adding some admin features but I would like to be able to do more.
  • The ability to customize the dashboard. The ability to see employee birthdays.
  • As an administrator, when I log in, I want to have it default to the admin/manager tab. It would be a nice feature since that it typically the tab I always go to.
  • The ability for employees to congratulate others on promotions, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
Steve Humphries | 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

TriNet

TriNet 8.6
Based on 32 answers
For all the reasons given in this review, we are highly likely to renew with TriNet, as it supports our key business objectives. Fingers crossed that TriNet will offer better options in the near future for managing independent contractors, so we can manage our entire workforce in one place.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TriNet

TriNet 8.2
Based on 462 answers
It is very easy to use for inputting payroll, however it isn't as flexible as an ADP when it comes to making adjustments to employee payroll for expense reimbursements. It works great for the TriNet expense platform from both an employee and approval process. The PTO tracker is also a great tool and easy to use. Benefits renewal is also an easy process
Michael Schiavo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Articulate Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 8.6
Based on 11 answers
Unplanned downtime is extremely rare... planned downtime for maintenance and upgrades are done in off hours or weekends
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Articulate Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 7.9
Based on 11 answers
Trinet works great with all our the needs we have as a company.
Nick Sucan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TriNet

TriNet 8.1
Based on 1012 answers
TriNet Live Chat is very supportive for a few things, but Connect 360 email customer service takes a long time (for example more than 48 hours) to reply for any urgent issues which really need to be addressed. Earlier there were some client managers who always address[ed] our concern for any queries. It would be great if TriNet got back the client manager[s] for their clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Articulate Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 8.4
Based on 3 answers
It was very good. The rep came to our office and went over a lot of the functions.
Nick Sucan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Articulate Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I learned the most from the online training.
Nick Sucan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Articulate Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 7.1
Based on 40 answers
Someone familiar with benefits and human resources should be in charge of the implementation. It is a human resource platform.
Cheryl Staritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TriNet

When Astrolabe was founded we used Gusto. They have a slick portal and they are significantly cheaper than TriNet (order of magnitude or more). Unfortunately, Gusto does not provide small companies (less than 5 employees) with benefits or any concrete HR services other than payroll, which dictated our switch.
El-ad David Amir | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Articulate Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 4.9
Based on 6 answers
meets small (1 person company) through needs of large companies (many 1000's)
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

TriNet

  • Time - TriNet has helped reduce the amount of time spent on basic administrative tasks like processing vacation requests and employee address changes.
  • Onboarding - New hire onboarding is no longer a daunting task of signing endless paperwork and forms. With new hire enrollment and acknowledgment all via the portal, the process is extremely quick and easy!
Tara Lopez, M.S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Articulate Studio

General

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

TriNet

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Studio
9.9
TriNet
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Studio
10.0
TriNet
8.6

Usability

Articulate Studio
10.0
TriNet
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.6

Performance

Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.9

Support Rating

Articulate Studio
8.2
TriNet
8.1

In-Person Training

Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.4

Online Training

Articulate Studio
TriNet
8.5

Implementation Rating

Articulate Studio
TriNet
7.1

Scalability

Articulate Studio
TriNet
4.9

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