Saba TalentSpace Software


Saba TalentSpace is a talent development solution suitable for small and midsize businesses. The integrated suite offers comprehensive tools for learning and development, recognition, coaching and feedback.

TalentSpace offers an interactive and centralized platform to track and collaborate on goals and projects, exchange feedback, provide coaching and discuss career development opportunities. With the TalentSpace mobile app, managers and employees can share instant feedback, hold 1:1 meetings and connect with peers.

The TalentSpace suite has performance management tools built to help organizations connect goals, learning and development directly to their performance process. Features include automated workflows, a configurable form builder, competency libraries, flexible rating styles and built-in content and tools for managers to develop their employees.

The suite also has development-focused learning solutions that connect on-the-job learning, continuous coaching and formal learning activities directly to the business strategy.

TalentSpace offers industry-specific solutions to address the unique requirements and challenges of companies in healthcare, professional services, manufacturing, the public sector and more.



210 Reviews of Saba TalentSpace

Overall rating

4.24 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Saba

Pros

Easy to integrate and track workforce training, for example, as that is its use at my company.

Cons

No option to review multiple items at once. Once one training item is opened, no option to select the next one, and one must go back to the homepage and manually select the next training

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Provide Feedback With Ease

Pros

I use Saba Talentspace for one on one meetings, annual performance evaluations, tracking of goals, providing feedback and kudos to my colleagues, and to track documents of achievement etc. Saba Talentspace allows a company to personalize the program with branding specific for your organization. I love that I can keep track of my progress on my goals. The one on one meetings with your supervisor are all stored right in the program. It is a one stop shop. The coolest feature is that you can provide feedback or coaching to any of your colleagues through the organization. It is a nice surprise to see the kudos you receive

Cons

The only con I have is the slow loading time. We have over 30k employees so when I need to access a review it can take a bit of time. Do not let this hinder you though. It is a great program

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

Saba at work

Pros

At work we use software for our soft skills “university”, our bi annual Self and co-worker assessments. It’s easy to use from a user standpoint; meaning I just go in a use what others set up.

Cons

I’ve heard those in my company mention it doesn’t have as much functionality as they would like, but I woudln’t know what that is. It seems to do everything we need it to do.

December 2018

Louis from LionRT

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Saba Talent Space Software offers an exciting team galvanizing solution to tracking performance according to project and specific task.

We began experimenting with Saba Talent Space software as a solution to involve each team member into identifying their progress and to communicate while pursuing common goals. This result is realized through the use of Saba Talent Space's intuitive user interface which allows communication and a monitoring dashboard which they can constantly update.

Pros

The best features of Saba Talent Space are contained via their proprietary dash board where team leaders can interact individually
or in group context in order to provide support as well as to continue education mid task. This insures progression which influences
our positive productivity. This software provides features which allow the inclusion of third party materials which can then be associated
to employee and task. We love this feature because it allows for continual education at a time where the expertise is most needed.
An invaluable feature as well is "flow reporting" which allows project leads the ability to configure and to customize reporting on project progress.

Cons

Our only concern is that the mobile software version of their software might benefit from some design improvements to
make it as interactive and as intuitive as their desktop solution. That observation aside we can say Saba's Talent Space software
has provided much more benefits to our teams ability to cultivate our own talent and to assist in the project completions and success.

December 2018

Natasha from Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL)

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Manage talent with participation and productivity

We have evolved in the areas related to the training of each member of our institution, it is an experience that encourages both the organizers and participants, the planning of our training is much more accurate allowing the employee to expand their professional development even more

Pros

It is a new and complete talent management platform, you receive the necessary support to learn how to use it in case you need it, the customer service is fast and efficient. You can track the training and see how they are developing each of the participants

Cons

It is a multiplatform application, so the mobile application should improve

December 2018

Whitney from Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Halogen is great for performance reviews

Pros

Very customizeable
Easy to use for staff
Can save work along the way
Automated approval/signature process

Cons

I don't really have any complaints about Halogen. It's a pretty streamlined. I did with it synced with our HRIS (we use AssureHCM)

December 2018

Alex from Moffitt Cancer Center

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Excellent for training and feedback

Pros

It creates a great connection between the coworker and supervisor/manager due to the functionality of assigning task and exams that can be reviewed by the leads.

Cons

It is organized, yes, but it needs to be more user friendly, meaning that it would be nice if it was more interactive.

December 2018

Emmanuel from VMware

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Big Improvement over in-house LMS

I have worked at several companies who have had proprietary LMS's, and Saba helped reduce our workload (of time it took to create content), improved visibility of our content throughout the organization.

Pros

The best feature about Saba is that when we merged over from our in-house LMS, there was little work that was required to make sure the system ran videos which were created in WebEx, Ponopto, and Zoom. The reporting capabilities also allowed me to figure out who in my organization was still delinquent on their training, which is valuable as a manager.

Cons

The organization I worked for did not have a great history of tagging their data, so when we migrated from our in-house solution to our new solution, it was difficult to search for content unless you knew the exact name of the item you were looking for. I was hoping there was be some better filtering capabilities.

December 2018

Phil from B&H Photo Video

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Saba Suite review

Pros

Goals, development plans, tasks, all in one place. Updates as new tks and docs are added.

Cons

I dislike the overall layout of the workspace

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Top Line LMS

Pros

This was one of the best LMS systems we have experienced. Top of the line, met all our team needs and was incredibly user intuitive. Easy navigation makes for easy implementation across the team.

Cons

Very expensive. You definitely get what you're paying for.

November 2018

Russell from American Savings Bank

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Halogen is a little complex, but quite powerful.

Halogen is great product but also has great customer service. I was never on hold for very long and called them often. They do not have an automated phone service. You just call the support line and you'll be talking to a real person in just a few minutes.

Pros

Halogen's 'comment helper' function is easily the best and most innovative feature. The comment helper makes it really easy for managers to add specific comments to their direct reports without having to come up with comments from scratch. For example, if you have a 5 point scale, manager's simply drag the slider from a level 5 comment (ie. He/she is always courteous and respectful with customers) to a level one comment (ie. He/she is rarely courteous and respectful with customers). It takes a little bit to setup, but you don't have to write them. Admins can just download the comment helpers directly from Halogen and train managers on how to use them.

Halogen also has a multi-rater and a third-party rater function. This is quite nice for larger organizations. A multi-rater function gives managers the ability to combine/average out the ratings from multiple managers. The third-parter rater gives the manager the ability to forward the appraisal to another manager entirely.

Cons

Halogen is not intuitive. It's unlike any other software I've come across, so the back end might be confusing if you try and learn it on your own with no training. For example, administrators might be confused by the fact that there are two locations sets of user information; one called the 'user center' and the other set inside each 'appraisal process'. The user center information holds user demographic information while the appraisal process set contains user performance information.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Saba Cloud - powerful yet simple to use

Positive - it has been pretty straight forward to get into and set up, the end users have had positive experiences with use

Pros

Menus are intuitive, simple to add courses to the site, user friendly navigation for end users.

Cons

Has a lot of functions that a smaller company may not use that you need to wade through to get to want you want.

November 2018

Katie from VSECU

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

November 2018

Hard way to Capture Sucess

Pros

One pro of Halogen is having a space to capture your goals for the year and have a measure of success.

Cons

Very confusing program to understand. There are many different spots to enter in goals and I have had mine disappear on multiple occasions.

October 2018

Marti from Quaker Chemical Corporation

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Halogen - LMS Admin Review

Halogen Talentspace allows use to execute our e-learning strategy - deliver curated content to different audiences, engage management, and strengthen demand for e-learning.

Pros

System is user friendly! I was able to pick it up as an admin in a few weeks. Our associates seem to be able to navigate the system well from a learning perspective. The system,also, integrates well with our e-learning content provider.

Cons

Halogen has been great with responding to inquiries to help solve problems. I would say my biggest ask would be for their to be more built in abilities for our associates to review courses after the fact and track those metrics. I feel there could be a more streamlined way to create learning units but I'm ok with current functionality.

October 2018

nancy from gst

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

October 2018

Like a bad dream

I am disappointed in SABA. They have added an unneccessary burden to my work life and I resent it.

Pros

Less paper in my office - mobile platform. Some groups like being able to send kudos to each other in a public forum. If it worked, it would be great. Theoretically employees and managers would have access to prior years docs. For a small company of 200 people, with a tiny HR department, the ADMIN burden of this product outweighs any benefit.

Cons

The product is counterintuitive, difficult to maneuver thru, inefficient, and offers no immediate online training/support. If an employee fails to hit complete on their input or hits complete too soon, it affects the Managers ability to see the input. If a Manager fails to log in and hit the complete button after the final review mtg, then the review won't be available for viewing in next year. This is emblematic of multiple faults with the software. At review time, I become a Full Time Software Support rep trying to handling all employee inquiries relating to Saba's many limitations. I do NOT have time for this additional FT job! There is no reason this software should be so difficult to use. The fact that Training is extra adds insult to injury. It should not be an annual add-on. This is expensive software. Saba should offer a FREE generic training and offer a buy-up for customers wanting something Customized. Saba nickel and dimes customers to death. for the ridiculous price we pay, I do not think we get our money's worth.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Halogen TalentSpace Review

Overall, Halogen TalentSpace is a great for documenting performance reviews and real time feedback and it's nice that it can be customized based on a company's requirements. Would recommend.

Pros

Halogen TalentSpace is great because my company was able to configure the performance review template to our own framework. We are able to fill out evaluations by rating team members on various core competencies and then provide commentary to explain the ratings. I also really like the feedback feature within Halogen TalentSpace, as it allows quick feedback to be shared with anyone at the company even if they are not a direct report.

Cons

The 1 on 1 meeting agenda points are automatically populated with feedback notes which makes it cluttered. It would be better for these to only be entered by the reviewer/reviewee to drive the 1 on 1 meeting and if the feedback notes are relevant, then the reviewer/reviewee could choose to add if they wanted.

October 2018

Ryan from Sikich

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

It is what you make it

Pros

There is a lot of information at my fingertips to get access to data I need to make life a little easier.

Cons

The version I'm on seems a little outdated, the UI is a little difficult to get used to and it isn't always intuitive.

September 2018

Sean from Holiday Inn Express

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

September 2018

It works, that's all.

Pros

My company uses this software for training, and it's pretty irritating. I'm not well versed with the scope of it all, but for what I need it for, it's mediocre at best. It does provide a virtual classroom feel.

Cons

Very prone to connection and hardware compatibility issues. If I weren't required to use this by IHG, then I wouldn't.

September 2018

Justin from PSSI

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

SABA Knows LMS

Pros

Intuitive and user-friendly interface with a seamlessly never ended list of enhancements. We leverage the social interaction feature to create a true learning experience.

Cons

I currently don't have any Cons for the SABA software platform. I haven't found anything of concern to this point.

September 2018

Bonnie from BlueSky Resource Solutions

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Highly Customizable

Really good but be prepared to dedicate some major man hours in the set up

Pros

You really can make this software do whatever you want it to do. There are a lot of customizable options

Cons

It takes a lot of work building out the software. It’s be nice if there were more “out of the box” functions and forms that could be edited. Especially for companies that don’t already use paper forms