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.

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Talent view

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High potential report

High potential report

Direct report appraisal

Direct report appraisal

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10



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Marti from Quaker Chemical Corporation

Industry:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

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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.

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nancy from gst

Industry:  Other Services

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

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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.

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Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

Ryan from Sikich

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

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.

Review Source: GetApp

Sean from Holiday Inn Express

Industry:  Hospitality / Travel

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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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.

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Justin from PSSI

Industry:  Maintenance / Field Service

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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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.

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Bonnie from BlueSky Resource Solutions

Industry:  Recruiting Agency

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

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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

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Michelle from Food and Sweeten Preservatives

Industry:  Food / Beverage

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

August 2018

Reviewing Saba Software

Pros

I really like the way it teaches courses. It really suits my needs for online courses. A well-recommended software to use.

Cons

I have a little concern on lagging scenes, maybe it can fix on future updates to guarantee a quality experience.

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Anne from Food Manufacturing

Industry:  Other

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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August 2018

Saba Review

Pros

This makes our grading system seems easy in terms of evaluating ourselves, peer or subordinates. Good aesthetic.

Cons

Maybe a more or additional functionality and feature in some area to broadly discuss some topic that can be improved.

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Alan from HCL Technologies

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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Value for money

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August 2018

An organization centric solution for talent management.

Pros

Customer service and support team are very courteous and knowledgeable, they listen to our problems and promptly fix them. Coming to features, Halogen is very functional and highly customizable. Presence of a wide range of modules to achieve performance management. Rather than just concentrating on technical aspects, it also pays equal attention to personalize the features with respect to a firm’s vision and mission. The application tracks, records and engages the employees through chat and voice-enabling them to learn while they work. It has really helped us with our HR activities and boosts efficiency. Being a cloud-based system, it is a bit expensive but worth it. You can check out the evaluations and feedback along with the updates of your whole organization chart.

Cons

As I mentioned earlier, the cost of it is slightly on the heavier side (which is fine, because it is efficient). Also, we feel we should be able to delete certain classes because they may seem to be outdated.

Review Source: GetApp

Lalita from NeighborWorks America

Industry:  Non-Profit

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

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August 2018

Excellent Performance Management Platform

I appreciate the training provided to me, as I am a new administrator and the training is interesting and useful.

Pros

I like the reports that can be created. They are easy to create, and are very useful in evaluating performance and providing performance bonuses.

Cons

I think it can be more user friendly and engaging for our employees. Some of our employees get confused about how to include goals and write self-evaluations, so a guide for employees would be beneficial.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

Clean

Pros

I like the neatness of the layout. It helps me keep track and stay more focused.

Cons

I have yet to have a negative experience with this software.

Review Source: Capterra
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Ease-of-use

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July 2018

Use it to load training sessions for all my employees in one touch!

Ease of training and learning

Pros

The recent interface change provides an easy way to look for current trainings pending, new training sessions and register for them in one single step.

Cons

The interface is quite slow and has become worse recently after the revamp to include the graphical progress charts.

Review Source: Capterra

Adnan from Atos India

Industry:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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July 2018

Good platform for learning and development

Mobile platform integration would be big value add

Pros

Good platform for hosting Learning and Development for organizations who want to up skill their workforce

Cons

There are certainly room for improvements in terms of SSO - Single Sign on feature and seamless integration with IAM - Identity Access and Management, also can look for some content acceleration technologies to throttle content for better and faster delivery across different form factors and Mobile platform integration would be big value add

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Bonnie from First Business

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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June 2018

Halogen has been an incredible partner from implementation to ongoing support.

Pros

The functionality of the software is incredible. It has been easy to implement and use for our managers and employees. It has transformed our organization's philosophy and execution of 1:1's, goal setting, performance processes and learning.

Cons

Setting up processes on the admin side isn't terribly intuitive. Most modules are customizable, but a few areas are not and I really wish they were. (Development Plans in particular).

Review Source: Capterra

Nick from USTA

Industry:  Other Services

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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June 2018

Great product

Very happy so far

Pros

Very easy to configure - the system can be kept simple for some business units
Allows you to grow into their features
Price is right

Cons

Integration of third party data sources for company goals
Certain modules are part of the more expensive suite of software

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Jen from PC

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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June 2018

My company uses Halogen for all things relating to employee performance and growth

Pros

The ability to customize processes and forms to do exactly what you need them to do has been great. We're able to direct employees to one place for performance reviews, goal setting, policy sign offs, compensation increases (if they're managers), etc. This keeps us from having to train employees on multiple systems and gives them the ability to self direct to the things they need.

Cons

The administration side of the learning module is clunky and outdated. They done great updates over the past year to make the user side of the software look sleek and current. I hope they will update the back end soon!

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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June 2018

Halogen Performance is a way to create or enhance a feedback culture in your organization.

Pros

By utilizing the various modules within Halogen you eliminate paper. In today's day as well you connect easier with your younger employees.

Cons

There are always improvements that can be made. But what is great about this company is they listen to their clients and are constantly updating/upgrading based on suggestions from us.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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June 2018

Unattrative complex processes set up for short review

Pros

Details carryover from one year to next, can capture info from co-workers and peers, and allows for multiple performance raters.

Cons

It takes an extremely long amount of time to set up the process when a change is needed prior to being launched. Also, the "document" appears as if an actual document, not a software piece. It looks clunky when filling out.

Review Source: Capterra
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June 2018

The best talent management suite available to manage and document performance.

All around performance managment and the bonus of job descriptions.

Pros

Their talent management suite is the best I have seen anywhere. Not only it is comprehensive but it is easy to use and to administrate. Whenever you can't figure something out the support team is out of this world and will do what it takes to assist you in the mean time give you a work around if needed. The system is also easy to customize to design and complete other processes that reduce the use of paper and improve efficiency. I am thinking of things monthly to add to Halogen to streamline our HR processes.
Anything related to performance they have thought of it all. If not, I guarantee you they are working on in to launch in a new version.

Cons

The way the licenses are structured it can be expensive if you have a high turnover. Licenses are not replaceable.
The other thing is that you do get a discount to add some other products to your talent management suite, but some of them can be kind of pricey.

Review Source: Capterra

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