The benefits of using Rustici Engine

  • Save development time today and always

    The standards are hard: SCORM’s spec is complex and xAPI is an evolving standard. We’ll save you the initial 5+ years of a developer’s time estimated to support all of the standards. We’ll also ensure your system is future-proof, putting in the hours required for ongoing maintenance and support post-development. We consistently update Engine (check out SCORM Engine and Rustici Engine’s history here) and we actively contribute to the evolution of the standards so you don’t have to worry about it.

  • Support every crazy and historic SCORM interpretation

    Engine makes sure you support every version of SCORM, from 1.2 to 2004 4th edition. But since not everyone follows the letter of the spec, we’ve also made sure Engine is tolerant of crazy interpretations of SCORM, xAPI, LTI and AICC content. This attitude of embracing the standards’ concepts, limitations and history is precisely what makes Engine more compatible with the standards than any other delivery mechanism.

  • Enjoy working with our delightful support team

    We’ve been working with the standards since 2002 and we believe deeply in providing amazing support. When you call us, you’ll talk to a Donnelly brother (no really) in Nashville, TN. If you don’t feel like giving us a call, we’ve built Rustici Engine to help you troubleshoot on your own. Engine’s debug tool helps you understand exactly what’s happening with a course.

  • Support obscure or emerging standards

    Supporting SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 and xAPI is step one, and an absolute requirement. While we’re at it, we’ll also ensure you support AICC, cmi5, xAPI 2.0, LTI 1.1, LTI 1.3 and PENS. We play a big role in rolling out new and necessary standards in the industry, like cmi5, and ensuring users have access to standards that make their lives easier, like PENS. We take care of all the standards. That’s our focus.

A selection of Rustici Engine features

We listen to our customers and use this feedback to create amazing new features. These are some of our favorites from Rustici Engine’s history.


Rustici Engine is licensed under a term license, which allows you to integrate Engine with your application and offer that combined application to your clients. Engine costs include an initial and annual fee, which accounts for ongoing use, support and maintenance. Specific pricing depends on whether you license your learning platform to others or use it internally, the number of learners and the complexity of your deployment.


Engine can be deployed in the following ways:

  • On-premise

    Some customers already have competent hosting teams that manage their own applications and prefer to have all of their software sit together on their own servers. Engine can be deployed on either Linux or Windows machines and has built-in support for SQL Server, Oracle, Postgres and MySQL out of the box.

  • Managed hosting

    We manage the delivery of millions of eLearning courses and can do it for you too. We maintain each client’s environment in complete isolation and ensure you always have the latest version of Engine. Our managed hosting services are a great fit for our customers who would prefer to avoid the hassle of hosting or who recognize that hosting a content delivery application is a different challenge from other applications.

  • SaaS

    This fully hosted option is available via SCORM Cloud. Integrate with Cloud via its API and enjoy no start up costs, a pay-as-you-go monthly fee and a free development environment. Cloud is the easiest place to start experimenting and is generally the most cost effective for customers with lower overall volume and lower content launching penetration amongst their users.

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