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Product Review: Saba Social

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I admit that in general I have been underwhelmed in the past with Saba. A LMS whose UI is poor, ease of use not there and questionable feature sets and service.  So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. I was surprised. Upon entering Saba Social you are presented with an visually solid home screen.

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Is Saba Coming Back?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have always had strong support for customer education (the original Saba data model called a course a "product").

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Is Saba Coming Back?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have always had strong support for customer education (the original Saba data model called a course a "product").

Is Saba Coming Back?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have always had strong support for customer education (the original Saba data model called a course a "product").

Is Saba Coming Back?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have always had strong support for customer education (the original Saba data model called a course a "product").

Is Saba Coming Back?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have always had strong support for customer education (the original Saba data model called a course a "product").

2010 LMS Products of the Year

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LMS Products of the Year 2010. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Otherwise, you get bleech, IMO.   If you are seeking TM as your focus and you want one of the big dogs – I found Plateau’s system to offer appropriate functionality for it, but found some real concern in other areas (see my product review).  Saba does a good job as well.  – especially if your product is SAAS.

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E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

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What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Regardless, you need to have your product out and showing. Demonstrations or Live Product – The majority show you the actual product and let you test drive it. their own sales folks) and type of product they are pitching. Vendors who do not have anyone in their booth, during expo times – I see this at all shows, regardless of the product or market; but at e-learning/training shows you see it a lot OR you see them eating in their booth.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

The sixth LMS in the LMSs that kick ass Friday series is Saba. Saba’s primary market is corporate learning with just more than half of all implementations installed behind-the-firewall (largest implementation 2,000,000 learners). Saba is a major player among corporate LMSs -you can say it’s a benchmark system. and the Social Social software phenomena, Saba has long held the point of view that these are meaningful technologies and philosophies that can and do drive real productivity. interviewed Ben Willis, Sr. generation of the suite). suite.

Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training?

Clive on Learning

I must confess it is now four months since I received an in-depth demonstration from the people at Saba of their People Systems Suites. First off, it’s worth noting that Saba does not seem to have been suffering like so many of its competitors through the downturn: It gained 113 new customers in 2010, which was a record year. What interested me was the extent to which Saba has been remodelling its applications to reflect a very different view of what ‘people systems’ could consist of in the years to come. So what are Saba up to with their latest software?

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Naming Names – LMS Mini Reviews

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Instructure Bridge (Yep those HE folks are adding a corporate system to their product line). Saba Cloud (Legacy is finished – at least in my opinion – and the cloud is the way to go, but is it for Saba customers?). Saba Cloud (but they do have some serious issues to resolve  – get them solved and they could move up – however their predictive analysis is sweet) – I’d put them in a tie with IMC-AG for internal employees. Saba Cloud. This was not surprising, since Saba told me the same thing (i.e. Let’s begin.

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Saba Announces PeopleCloud and Acquisition of Human Concepts

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week Saba made two major announcements. First, the company introduced a bold new product offering, Saba PeopleCloud, an integrated new "work environment" which pulls together corporate social networking, knowledge sharing, real-time collaboration, web conferencing, and all of Saba's formal learning technology in a brand new platform. Human Concepts.

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Saba Announces PeopleCloud and Acquisition of Human Concepts

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week Saba made two major announcements. First, the company introduced a bold new product offering, Saba PeopleCloud, an integrated new "work environment" which pulls together corporate social networking, knowledge sharing, real-time collaboration, web conferencing, and all of Saba's formal learning technology in a brand new platform. Saba PeopleCloud.

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Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

have to know about e-Learning, finance, management, marketing, sales, product development and more in order to manage all these developments in our company. You can buy a big system that does all (like Blackboard, Sumtotal, Saba, Cornerstone on demand, et cetera) or you can go for a bunch of specialized tools that will beat that big solution on every specialty. My Results.

Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

have to know about e-Learning, finance, management, marketing, sales, product development and more in order to manage all these developments in our company. You can buy a big system that does all (like Blackboard, Sumtotal, Saba, Cornerstone on demand, et cetera) or you can go for a bunch of specialized tools that will beat that big solution on every specialty. My Results.

2013 Excellence in Social Learning

CLO Magazine

Gold: Saba Software Security vendor Kaspersky Labs has more than 2,700 employees operating in almost 200 countries. It serves 300 million people worldwide, including 20 million product activations per year. The company turned to Saba and its Saba Cloud system, which provides social collaboration, training and crowd-sourcing. Saba implemented and deployed the system within 45 days. To serve this large customer base, it’s essential for the company to keep its workforce up to date with learning and development. Silver: Interactyx Ltd.

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Numbers Don’t Lie: ROI of Corporate Training

LearnDash

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and Saba. Effects of Leadership Training on Manufacturing Productivity. Every company makes the majority of their decisions based on how it will impact their bottom line. If it can bring in more money, or perhaps save money, then it is considered good for business. For example: Personal development. Sales & marketing.

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#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

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Between the two systems, I am leaning more towards LMS365, just because I honestly believe it has a future in the SharePoint space much more so than their other product (nothing against it, but…).   I mean ELF SharePoint LMS isn’t going anywhere,  but again, this is just my opinion, LMS365 is a new take with the integration of Office 365. Oh, strategic learning, extended enterprise and compliance are all included in their LMS.  I’m not sure why they “appear” as separate products on their site. HCM product all the way, but learning is offered. 

Attention LMSs – I’m mad as…

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That’s right, Saba and their wonderful salesperson HSwidget (name withheld).  contacted Saba and dealt with some really good salespeople. I was forwarded over to HSwidget (name withheld). End result – no business for him or Saba. even buy the extra bing-zings you tell me I need, because I love your product. Guess what happened? He called me. Bottom Line.

Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They?

Tony Karrer

and asked about innovation in eLearning, especially innovation that leads to products. One thing that just dawned on me is how few product vendor blogs there are in eLearning. Where's a blog from Saba, SumTotal? Another thought just occurred to me based on my last post Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning. Ben Werdmuller posted his comments on this Does location matter for web startups? If you look on my link roll, there's one from Articulate, elgg, ummm. I'm already running out. Do they not have anything interesting to say about where things are going?

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

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identify the Big Dogs as SumTotal by Skillsoft (yes, that is the actual name),  Cornerstone OnDemand, Saba, SucessFactors and Oracle Taleo (although, I ask myself who is using this and if you still are why?). However, I will say this: I like what Saba is doing.  The system still – equally as Saba – needs some work.  I think Skillsoft has the power to turn it around – ST that is, when it comes to learning. Saba Learning. The previous, Growth Engineering is still a phenomenal product, much more than just gamification.  Not everyone gets in.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

As employees and learning leaders become more comfortable with social learning and the value it can add to an organization, the challenges with adoption will ease, allowing for even more creative and productive use.” Knowledge is attained very differently today than it was in the past. It seems that, as time progresses, education is becoming increasingly less hands-on. Networking – 30%.

The World of Employee Training – Monthly Article Roundup

WalkMe Training Station

These articles will be beneficial and informative as they provide background as to what is happening in the world of training, as well as helpful tips to boost productivity and efficiency, which are somethings we are always looking to improve. 10 Steps to Help Your Employees Be More Productive. Read more on how Walmart is increasing productivity with their own training academy.

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The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

In the late 1980s a few pioneering companies (Saba, Docent, and Pathlore) set out to build a new generation of systems to manage not only formal training, but also e-learning and other forms of digital content. Many were underfunded, but still built great products focused on addressing this rapidly growing market. How can we improve new hire onboarding and productivity? The $1.8

A Conversation with Steven Just

Kapp Notes

He was previously the founder and CEO of Pedagogue Solutions which he sold to Saba and he is now working on an launching new venture called Intela. Just: I’m very excited about our new company and its product, Intela® (www.intelalearning.com). Kapp: Can you provide us some insights into the science behind your product? So, as Intela evolved during design and development we realized that by unifying a learning system with an assessment system we were creating a product that didn’t really fit into any single existing product category. Gamification. Assessments.

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

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Hopefully this will change. . #20 Saba Learning Suite. With its m-learning capability including on/off synch and rather solid UI, the product continues to be an effective solution. While the pricing is outrageous and the Saba as a whole seems better suited as a HCM, their learning suite is a better alternative than those who want Cornerstone OnDemand. Personally, I feel you shouldn’t have to spend the $$$ to find a system that is comparable and even better than Saba, but if you want to go with the big dogs, this is the one to go with it.  . #19 WBT Top Class .

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

In the late 1980s a few pioneering companies (Saba, Docent, and Pathlore) set out to build a new generation of systems to manage not only formal training, but also e-learning and other forms of digital content. Many were underfunded, but still built great products focused on addressing this rapidly growing market. How can we improve new hire onboarding and productivity? The $1.8

Profile of a learning architect: Tiina Paju-Pomfret

Clive on Learning

This was accomplished using Bupa’s Saba Centra virtual classroom platform. Bupa Live acts as a valuable repository for more informal learning resources, but direct links can easily be made to Bupa Learn, the Saba-based LMS. Production values play second fiddle to simplicity and effectiveness. good example would be Bupa’s course on time management using Outlook.

LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

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People either love or hate Cornerstone OnDemand, SumTotal Learn, Saba, SuccessFactors. If you are seeking an HCM or a system and plan to buy two or more modules, then Cornerstone, SumTotal, Saba are definite routes to consider. Did they sound interested and passionate about their product? And if yes, what verticals? What challenges did they face? Been there.  The LMS itself. 

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital.  All LMS vendors on this list actively promote channel learning on their website with product offerings, case studies, webinars, and client testimonials. Saba Software. Travis Hudelson , Saba.

The Cornerstone Effect

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Similar thoughts are often associated with SumTotal (although they have vastly improved their UI, but they do see themselves at least from my take, and even through a Google search as a HCM, especially after the acquisition by Skillsoft), SuccessFactors, Oracle Learn, Saba, Kenexa and a few others. mean sure I hear we got folks from SumTotal or Saba (heard quite frequently of late),  but by a hug margin, Cornerstone comes up way more. Perception can go a long way in any industry.  It can make or break any product. buyers or those just following the space. Traditional.

The Social Collaboration Party – Should Learning Gatecrash ?

Learning Cafe

Alex Grahovac - Director, Learning Products & Strategy ANZ at SuccessFactors. Alex has worked in senior leadership positions in Jive, SumTotal, Talent2 and Saba. Thu, Sep 11, 2014 12-1 PM Sydney , Register. In February this year Facebook was 10 years old with 1.4 billion Facebook users. Twitter signs up 135,000 new users every day. billion hours of YouTube is watched every month.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

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On the home page the product is able to recommend courses based on what courses have been started and completed – per user. While the UI is vastly improved, on the admin side it needs a slight touch – but don’t get wrong the product is doable and nice. Can zero in with a mobile device in recording, even with a DV camera – so it is not just a wide shot when recording – which is awesome function for product demonstrations, heck even when showing someone how to do whatever. Feature wise this product is fantastic. Saba: See SumTotal.

Workday Unveils Workday Learning With the Goal of Redefining Learning Management Systems

WalkMe Training Station

According to Amy Wilson, vice president of HCM products at Workday, the new app is needed because “today’s learning management systems are broken. Workday launches Workday Learning, eyes Cornerstone, Saba. It’s expected to launch in the second half of 2016. The training process for these is impersonal and usually lacks a connection to the employee’s needs.

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