Saba provides companies across the globe with a cloud-based learning and talent management application designed to drive employee engagement, elevate skills and improve business productivity.

Saba provides traditional talent management features that include course building, learning management, performance management, goal tracking, succession planning, and recruiting. The solution offers personalized and relevant content recommendation to learners. The web and video meetings embedded into the content, help learners collaborate with the tutor during the training.

Saba offers traditional classroom instruction with virtual classrooms and recording functionalities. With the personalized dashboard, teachers can track learner's progress, evaluate test scores and see how different pieces of content are performing in terms of engagement. Businesses can also integrate their KPIs with learning performance, and define employee promotion structure.

Saba offers instant access to thousands of learning courses available online. Each learner gets a personalized portal to view content history, pending courses, scores and rewards achieved. The solution is suitable for midsize to large enterprises across a wide range of industries including airline, energy, healthcare, retail and financial services.



204 Reviews of Saba

Overall rating

4.0 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 204 reviews

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

August 2018

Michelle from Food and Sweeten Preservatives

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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.

August 2018

Anne from Food Manufacturing

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

August 2018

Alan from HCL Technologies

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

August 2018

Lalita from NeighborWorks America

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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.

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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.

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

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.