Saba Software


 

A pioneer in Intelligent Talent Management, Saba provides companies across the globe with cutting-edge, cloud-based learning and talent management applications designed to drive higher employee engagement, increase productivity, and improve overall business results. 

In addition to providing applications for traditional talent management that include learning, performance management, goals, succession planning, recruiting, and more, Saba enhances each with innovative social and mobile capabilities that further transform, simplify, and optimize strategic talent management processes.

The Saba Cloud is comprised of a diverse set of applications that are designed to optimize how you manage your people from hire to retire. The platform offers end-to-end support for every step of the process, and was designed to be highly configurable. Saba understands that one size does not fit all, so the platform can be flexed to meet each company's unique needs, even at the global level. As well, end users can customize their own personal experience, resulting in greater user engagement and increased productivity.

Saba also offers highly advanced cloud delivery and currently supports over eleven million users around the globe. Certified secure and highly reliable, Saba Cloud offers a number of benefits, including high scalability, a faster implementation, and reduced IT costs.

We recommend Saba to large companies in any industry seeking innovative ways to support and empower their people.

 

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  • Saba - Contact
    Contact
  • Saba - Mobile access
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    Dashboard
  • Saba - Plan dashboard
    Plan dashboard
  • Saba - Reports
    Reports
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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

8 Reviews of Saba

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from Cognizant Technolgies Solution Ltd
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

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The product is good overall. However there are some cons like the fields available in Saba standard report templates are minimal, making it difficult to pull required details like vendors etc. Also the support received from the customer care is not up to the mark.

 
 

from Best Buddies International
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

Staff really likes Saba

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Our staff really likes Saba which is a great first step since moving from our old LMS. The UI is accessible and the system, per the staff, is very intuitive. We use the meeting app quite a bit and feel it gives team leaders a great way to start building their training.

In the next two quarters we will be move beyond the original learning module and are optimistic that the performance module will solicit the same positive results.

Pros

Easy to use. Easy for learners. The meeting app gives all staff a wonderful tool to use. Tech support has been very quick and attentive. The training consultant and tech support from Saba that I used to go live were terrific.

Cons

I am an admin team of one and there are not enough hours in the day to explore Saba. I think the notifications can be complicated and, in many cases, are system-wide. Also, there is no way to send a test to yourself to see what they look like.

Advice to Others

Make sure you can communicate with your sales & implementation folks and explain exactly what you want to do so that they build the the right start plan and understand your priorities.

 
 

from The Co-operators
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

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This past June we completed our migration from Saba SEC 5.5 to Saba Cloud. The upgrade process itself was lengthy and at times a bit challenging, but in the end was a success and well worth it.

The migration took close to a year (from initial meetings to launch day), and because we were on such an old version of SEC which included customized reports, we found it a challenge to build new processes and functionality to accommodate existing business requirements, given that Saba Cloud doesn't allow for customizations. In the end we chose to export the required data elements using Analytics, and build a separate external system to manage the data.

Saba cloud itself was well received by our internal stakeholders and end users. The interface is much more intuitive and we didn't have much resistance or confusion with our staff in using the new system.

Also finally being able to properly integrate Single Sign on has been wonderful.

Pros

Analytics tool is fantastic and much improved over our previous SEC 55 reporting system! We heavily depend on it to run daily reporting and to export large chunks of data to an offsite system and it has been running quite smoothly.

Single Sign on (finally) Is a big plus.

For our people administrators the "Proxy user" from people admin has been invaluable for troubleshooting.

The interface as a whole is a big improvement and has been well received by our clients.

Cons

Coming from SEC 5.5. some things still appear to be the same, and still seem too confusing or clunky:
- Notification system is incredibly flexible, but very confusing to use and extremely time consuming to make changes to. Especially when trying to manage two different locals (EN UK and French Canadian) - especially when these locals are not EN US.
- Completed Courses page: the "Load More" at the bottom of the page is confusing. Even if "Show all" has been selected, the learner still needs to click "Load More" to view other transcripts. Also sorting this list is very limited. Our users have a large collection of courses and had heavily used the sorting features of this page in SEC 5.5

Advice to Others

If you are upgrading to Saba Cloud. Map out your needs and business processes heavily prior to beginning the sprinting process in the Migration.

Sprinting is fast and you won't have enough time to test everything you need to.

 
 

from COUNTRY Financial
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

Glitches but strong support available

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We just recently implemented Saba Cloud, so we're still ironing out some difficulties. Overall, I find the product fairly intuitive and usable. We're still having issues getting several of our online courses to work correctly, but I think setting up new courses is easy and adaptable. There are a lot of great features available in the product that we aren't currently using, which gives us a lot of room to grow into the product.

Pros

A lot of nice features. I like the flexibility of things like skills, tasks, etc. I think setting up an instructor-led course is very easy. The Saba team we worked with on the implementation was great. The Saba Community is helpful and active.

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We've just experienced a lot of glitches with our online courses so far. Many of them are somewhat sporadic (only a few users not marking complete...for no good reason)

 
 

from Visier
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

Worst LMS I have ever used as an admin or end user

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Nothing about this vendor would make me leave a positive comment.

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Their product doesnt work and we had it for 2.5 years

Recommendations

Make sure having it up and running is part of your original contract as they don't honour agreements or provide implementation services after the fact.

 
 

from West Marine
Specialty: Retail

This is a new tool for our company but so far we really like it

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Ease of use, nice screen views, collaborative, engaging

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so far so good, nothing bad to say about the product

Recommendations

Ensure your company knows what they need and build in all data first

 
 

from K2
Specialty: Software / Technology

Using Saba for delivering Virtual Training

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Covers a lot of features and function. Maybe tries too many.

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It is obtuse, though it changes and sometimes get better.

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It should go through more vigorous UAT. The UX is often cumbersome and difficult to get to what you want.

 
 

from IPM
Specialty: Consulting

Highly Flexible and Robust

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The Saba application is a full suite solution and gracefully manages and integrates objects. Where many systems provide one or two methods of managing an activity, the breadth/depth of the Saba table structure provides more. Finding a way to manage or nest objects is easy.

Support is very solid, if sometimes pricy. At least you get what you pay for.

Likes Least

Built from the ground up as an LMS/LCMS, it is very strong in that arena. It can get a little counterintuitive with the more recent functionality.

Saba provides a well-thought-out approach, but frequently includes additional capability that the industry is not yet ready for. (They pursue the vision.) Expect to have unused functionality that may be moot by the time your organization matures to managing the capability they provide.

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It's a straightforward approach to multi-tiered activities. When assessing your data migration, keep it as simple as possible. When dealing with one-off objects, treat them as such and find a way to house them using existing functionality. Tailoring is expensive and not what Saba spends it's coding resources on; you'll have resource availability issues if you work outside the box.

 
 
 
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