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Articulate 360 Pricing

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4.3

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446

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1399

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Articulate 360 offers a 30-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing - outlined below - scales with the number of users.

Companies:
Team Plan - $1299/per user (annually)

Freelancers:
Personal Plan - $999/per user (annually)
Team Plan - $1299/per user (annually)

Academic:
Personal Plan - $499/per user (annually)
Team Plan - $649/per user (annually)

What users say

This subscription makes it so easy to develop amazing eLearning courses. From quick cloud based courses in Rise, to more elaborate course development in Storyline.
I like that there are regular updates and support with the subscription model. The multi state object interface is so much better than captivate’s.

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Rachel G.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best e-learning tool

Reviewed 5 years ago

I use this took daily. It is amazing and constantly improving. The e-learning heroes community is phenomenal when it comes to needing anything.

Pros

Easy to use. Intuitive. Great features. And the studio of tools is phenomenal

Cons

The price is definitely not the best for a small organization but you definitely do get a lot of benefits

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Joseph D.

Consumer Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Expensive But Worth It If You Are Do E-Learning

Reviewed 6 years ago

Since I do a lot of e-learning and all of it is on Articulate Storyline, it is a must but it has serious deficiencies and that is compounded by the fact that the customer service is utterly deceptive. If you need an e-learning tool, this is the best one even though it costs as much as it does. It is worth it. However, you need to be ready to understand a few things quickly. One thing you will learn...

Pros

There is really no other software for publishing e-learning that is as easy to use and has the best non-programmer customization as Articulate Storyline. I absolutely love what you can do with it and how it can be used in many, many ways.

Cons

I absolutely hate three things about Articulate Storyline. I hate the enormous cost. I hate the way they handle their customer support and the way they deal with their own product development. If the product didn't cost as much as it does, then these other issues would not be so terrible, but because we pay so much for it, there really should be excellent customer support and excellent product development.

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Glenn T.

Automotive, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Articulate Storyline 3

Reviewed 2 years ago

Really good I did switch to captivate 17 when I left Storyline 2 but found that much more difficult to use, so went back to Storyline and got version 3. Great product but perhaps because it was familiar to me as opposed to Captivate.

Pros

I use the standalone Storyline 3 having upgraded from version 2 - whilst this would come as part of 360 it proves more cost-effective to buy the product once rather than a never-ending monthly subscription just to get access to features that we can create ourselves.

Cons

That there is no spell checker within the subtitle option to videos and audio. Have to cut and paste into another product to check sometimes.

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Donna L.

Legal Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Hands down the best and easiest authoring tool

Reviewed 5 years ago

This is an expensive solution but overall, it's the best purchase we've made for Authoring

Pros

This is so much easier to use than anything else our team has tried. We can easily create a PowerPoint presentation and then convert it to and Articulate Storyline file. This means that a lot of the legwork is done before we even begin working in Articulate

Cons

Things start getting a little difficult when we are creating tests/quizzes in Articulate. There are a lot of options and we have to be extremely thorough and detail oriented when it comes to creating pre/post exams for the relevant courses.

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Keith L.

E-Learning, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Good option if you do not want the subcription model.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Storyline has made my team process of converting courses from Flash to HTML5 a dream. We have been able to not only make this fix but elevate the quality of our training.

Pros

This is a great option if your team does not have the budget to pay for software yearly. Same great product at a one-time price.

Cons

The non-subscription method does not get updates as quickly as the subscription option so there will be times that you are not using the latest and greatest software.

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Ryan P.

Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Articulate Unifies the Product Line and Blows Me Away.... Again.

Reviewed 7 years ago

I've been using Storyline 2 for the past two years, and have been one of its most loyal fans. So, needless to say, when Articulate 360 was announced, I had high expectations. I expected iterative improvements, but instead, experienced a massive, sweeping upgrade across the entire product line. The improvements to Storyline, including the addition of new interactive elements, and access to a robust...

Pros

Articulate Review blows me away. Reviewing content with project stakeholders and clients has always been a major pain point for me, and with Dropbox ending its Public Folder support in 2017, Review has come in at just the right moment. The Content library will save me hundreds of dollars a year in content licensing fees, and Rise makes it easy for me to quickly create new types of content. Publishing in HTML5 and previewing how content will look on multiple device types is amazing.

Cons

I don't really use Articulate Studio 360, so I think it would be nice to offer customers a small discount if they wanted to leave that feature off. But then again, at the current price point, I'm not going to complain.

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Aimee S.

Alternative Medicine, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Worth the investment

Reviewed a year ago

I got several free trials with Articulate before I decided to purchase it. All of the free trials give you access to the full functionality of the software and by the second time I had run through it I knew that it was absolutely worth the price. It’s like hiring a person with impeccable design skills to build your course for you, except you have to actually put in the work but the ease of the process and beautiful outcome is worth every penny.

Pros

This state of the art software will inspire you to build better courses! The thing I love about Articulate 360 is that it provides you with a beautiful user interface that will inspire your course creation. So many other course creation tools are clunky and slow. Articulate 360 is the exact opposite of that. It’s fast it’s super smooth in all of his operations, and because of that I find myself constantly inspired to create new content.

Cons

The worst thing about this software is that it cost over $1000 and they don’t have a payment plan or a monthly option.

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Lewis E.

Used daily for 2+ years

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The best E-Leaning Authoring System by far, but with a steep learning curve and no Macro capability

Reviewed 6 years ago
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Best Authoring Program by Far Most features Microsoft PowerPoint Style Great Exemplary Support Very Powerful Continuous addition of new features Excellent Review System Powerful Testing & Feedback Capability Integrated Audio & Video Editing Rarely ever crashes Large library of Tutorials This is a really great program for developing E-Learning and training lessons and courses. The program...

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Some operations are very slow No Macro Capability Very steep learning curve Expensive Very limited availability to send e-mails Biggest negative is the very high price and the pricing rules. Each user has to have a license. This is a killer if you have developers, supervisors, subject matter experts, and editors. each needs a license. For a program of such power and so Microsoft like, it...

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Russell S.

E-Learning,

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Great software but needs some serious updating

Reviewed 8 years ago

I have been an Articulate StoryLine user since it came out in about 2013. It took a while, but once I learned how to use it, I was able to create hundreds of amazing e-course modules and interactive games. It became one of my favorite software development tools allowing me to do things I never dreamed possible and really impressed (and expanded) my clients. Support was okay. But I never really...

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Karin R.

E-Learning, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Articulate 360 is a $weet $uite

Reviewed a year ago

I use Storyline 360 most days, and find it very user friendly. It has a lower learning curve than Captivate or Lectora for sure. The online community at eLearning Heroes is amazing, and Adobe's support is excellent.

Pros

The suite includes everything an elearning specilist might need to create great elearning: Storyline 360 (authoring tool), Rise (authoring tool), Review (a tool that works to capture feedback from reviewers for both Storyline and Rise), Replay (video-reording tool for capturing screen activity), Peek ( for recording screencasts), as as a large content library, and live online training. The suite is award-winning and very popular.

Cons

The suite is quite expensive for a single elearning developer.

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E-Learning, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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Still my favorite authoring tool - powerful, modern & easy to get ideas/suplort

Reviewed 4 years ago

I chose Storyline as our primary authoring tool at my previous company. The templates and straightforward approach to creating interactivity with layers with trigger was really a joy to develop with.

Pros

My favorite feature of storyline is the fact that it only been around 6-8 years. All of the examples, just-in-time support and troubleshooting you search for online are applicable to the current version (360) and can be implemented. Their online community is best in class.

Cons

As a freelancer, when work is light in for my elearning business (I also work FT and do webdev work) - the subscription price Of Storyline 360 is too much. I wish I could pay for a month only.

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Veronica B.

E-Learning, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Articulate 360 - Every an e-learning developer needs

Reviewed 7 years ago

Articulate 360 is a suite of e-learning products every e-learning developer should have. We know how great and popular Storyline is, and now Storyline 360 is even better. Add to that the new Content Library, Rise and Review, among others, and you're set! Beginners can create great looking e-learning literally in minutes, while it's powerful enough for advanced users to create complex pieces. Rise,...

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Ease of use and power. Range of tools to do all the jobs I need. Subscription model with frequent updates.

Cons

Would like to see an option to pay for a subscription monthly, with a discount for annual payments.

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Mari M.

Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best authoring tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

I started by using Captivate and was not happy with the results. I found that the training I created and articulate looks more professional and was much easier to author.

Pros

Articulate has a suite of products that will serve any training needs. For a quick training with interactive elements, RISE is what you will need. For a more complex robust training, STORYLINE is best suited. Assets are robust and very numerous.

Cons

The price point is a little high for an individual license. That being said, if that is the only drawback, it is very well worth the price.

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Rob W.

Alternative Medicine, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great software to create e-learning modules

Reviewed 4 years ago

Great software to create e-learning but to bad about some limitations.

Pros

I use this software to create e-learning modules for my students. I like the ease of use and the simple way things work. It is possible to create very complex modules and a beginner or someone not making a living from it; it can be used. Of course, you need other software/services to distribute the modules. The modules contain tests, audio, video, written text, and interactivity. I like the fact that it is offline because I can use it anywhere (often I do not have fast internet when traveling). Also, paying for the perpetual software in one go is a relief because paying a monthly fee is eventually much more expensive.

Cons

The inability to batch convert projects is a real bummer. You have to open each project file one by one and convert it. I do not understand why this has not been implemented yet. Another thing I do not like is the restrictions regarding tests. Tests can only contain 400 questions. It does seem enough, but in our school, we often have larger batches of questions of which randomly are selected a number of questions. The final problem is that support is generally not very helpful, and you need to figure out a lot by yourself. That is based on two experiences; however, both were quite bad.

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Higher Education, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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eLearning Design made easy

Reviewed 5 years ago

Easy to use, great support forum, fast cloud based development in Rise

Pros

This subscription makes it so easy to develop amazing eLearning courses. From quick cloud based courses in Rise, to more elaborate course development in Storyline. It does not get easier.

Cons

As always, the subscription cost could be lower not thankfully it is not outrageous. I wish they would get rid of Quizmaker already.

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Computer Software,

Used daily for 2+ years

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Perfect tool for avid developers

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I love how intuitive the UI is - very similar to the familiar Office suite. Tons of triggers, animations, and media types to make great elearning. Especially useful is the layers function, which makes it easier to create rich media and manage the source files. Lots of my clients really appreciate the review site and our communication there, and it makes it easier for me to manage feedback!

Cons

You definitely need to be an expert in order to make the most of this tool; while a novice may be able to create objects and basic animations, you've got to dive pretty deep to use all of the features. You'd be surprised that the elearning courses you've taken before which look like they are built by the most creative developers and designers are actually done in Storyline. It's also insanely expensive and make it cost prohibitive for most.

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Graeme E.

Semiconductors, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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Ease of use

Reviewed 7 months ago

Having worked with both Adobe Captivate and Storyline I must say I am extremely impressed about how easy the software is and how many options are available to develop content right out of the box.

Pros

Articulate 360 comes with many tools available, including video capturing and rapid eLearning development. I use the authoring tool Storyline mainly from the suite and it meets all my requirements - powerful, customisable and easy to use. Being able to use javascript adds additional options behind the scenes. To their credit they are constantly updating the software and from time to time introduce new features. The community "ELearning Heros" is great with lot's of support and members sharing ideas and troubleshooting. The review process is incredible and makes it easy to keep track of changes that are required.

Cons

Suggestions to enhancements are slow and sometimes are ignored for years. Needing to pay full price for a full suite of products also makes it expensive for small teams , e.g. I didn't even consider suggesting Rise to our community of SMEs because it requires a full license even though they're only using one small feature set of the Articulate 360 suite. A BIG NEGATIVE for me is no native Apple Mac support. This is a serious problem for me and many other members of the community

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Michael J.

E-Learning, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Articulate 360 shows promise to be a game changer.

Reviewed 8 years ago

Upgrading to Articulate 360 has been very exciting, it's nice to have access to all of Articulate's existing software, plus two new screencasting and four new web-based tools. The latest version of Storyline brings new features and enhancements that really help to take my projects to the next level; perhaps the best feature being the new responsive player. Out of the new web-based tools, Review...

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I like the new features that have been added to the existing tools, but the addition of the web-based tools is really what makes Articulate 360 shine. The opportunity to collaborate with the Review tool alone made the upgrade to Articulate 360 worthwhile. The rest is just the cherry on top of the cake.

Cons

Single, one-size fits all model for the subscription plan.

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Adrian T.

Food & Beverages, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The tool I've always wanted to master

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I have been following the eLearning Heroes blog (by the trainers for Articulate) for years, and am thrilled to finally have an opportunity to work with this software. The 360 product includes multiple products - including the flagship Storyline program, also heavy hitters Rise and Studio. The 360 suite includes desktop versions and web versions, depending upon your need. I haven't even been able to...

Cons

There is a steep learning curve with Storyline, which is probably the biggest reason to get the 360 subscription. Although there are a number of learning opportunities, the product seems like it will take a few years to master. The biggest con has got to be cost. I have never been able to afford or justify the cost of this tool, which is probably the top tool for ID's to be able to use. The pricing is not structured in such a way to lower the cost for individuals. Lucky for me, it is something my current employer was happy to pay for otherwise it would be out of reach.

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Melissa J.

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Storyline - the best hands down!

Reviewed 9 years ago

Articulate had been listening to its users and working busily to provide us with a tool that offered many of the features we had been asking for. I feel that the company really stands behind its product. The community offers so many valuable resources: ' helpful community managers who always try to answer questions quickly and clearly ' a way to network with other users and share insights...

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Emre O.

E-Learning, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great software for great learning experiences

Reviewed 5 years ago

Creating interactive learning: branching scenarios, drag and drop interactions, creating the feel of interacting with an environment (e.g. office in an onboarding program)

Pros

Storyline is easy to use. It enables you to make interactive learning fast. Interface that resembles Powerpoint will help new users feel welcome.

Cons

Small/medium sized businesses that have less frequent needs for e-learning may not have the budget for an on-going subscription. I'd like it if the price point was lower.

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Ahmed M.

E-Learning, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The #1 Custom Interactive Learning

Reviewed 2 years ago

I love it! It is by far the #1 authoring tool for many reasons, but on top of the list is the ease of use.

Pros

I have been using Articulate 360 for 5 years or so. I love everthing about it. Starting from Storyline to Rise. We have built a lot of interactive & engaging learning experiences using it. I also love the continuous updates.

Cons

It is kinda expensive. If I thought of buying a license for ny own use, i really need to secure income to justify the price. I know you are getting a lot as part of the whole 360 suite. Yet, having a customized pricing could solve a lot.

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Consumer Goods, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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An all-encompassing learning creation platform!

Reviewed 6 years ago

The best e-learning development platform on the market, and I've used Captivate and Lectora.

Pros

Articulate 360's suite of learning authoring tools are best-in-class and allow for the creation of truly impactful learning programs. Storyline 360, included in the suite, is the industry-standard for creating e-learning and the program is created in such a way that one is only limited by their imagination.

Cons

I am not a fan of the subscription model for software. Sometimes, I may go months without a paid gig as a freelancer, but in order to stay up to date, I need to opt for this rather expensive software.

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Ben S.

Airlines/Aviation, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Its obvious that Articulate are really listening to the market and continually improving.

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Expands on the offering, creating an overall suite of features and potential. For example, the content library lets you grab media where you needn't worry about royalties and searching endlessly. Allows for constant upgrades and improves to each component of the software. This is a growing suite and updates are released regularly. Unlocks potential for greater and more in-depth solutions, rather than standalone content. For example, object collision allows for game creation. Addresses QA issues, with the fantastic review feature. You can see exactly what and when the reviewer is experiencing issues.

Cons

Price point may be prohibitive for freelancers, but this has been addressed with normal licence availability. Studio and Replay seem a bit unnecessary now and could perhaps take efforts away from the more useful components of the suite.

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Yves S.

Human Resources, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great generalist product

Reviewed 5 years ago

I have used it for years for all of my clients and it still covers most, if not all of their needs. Use it in cunjunction with a good understanding of javascript, xapi and css and you have an amazing little tool.

Pros

Storyline is the easiest to use yet most complete e-learning software that I use and recommend to my clients. It is very straightforward and most functionnalities that you would need in an e-learning modules are there.

Cons

The cost is pretty steep for the desktop version. So for companies that aren't cloud friendly yet, you have to buy, manage and attribute licenses.