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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. So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Average.

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Special Post – Why the Big Four are not on my latest Top 10 LMS List

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Since my Top 10 list of LMS vendors has been posted online, I have received quite a bit of e-mail wondering why the biggest names: Cornerstone On Demand, Saba, SumTotal and SuccessFactors are not on the list. When I talk about a LMS, I am saying specifically a learning management system and the vendors themselves should see their own product first and foremost as a LMS, not as a TM/PM or whatever. There is a wide assumption that if a product sells a lot it means that it is better than anyone else. Do you own a product that isn’t well known to your friends?

Dissecting Saba's New "Anywhere" Product for Mobile Learning

mLearning Trends

I happened upon a tweet last week while trolling my Twitter in-box that heralded a product announcement from Saba for their new " Saba Anywhere " offering designed to make training delivery to mobile workers easy, practical and secure. They can even re-purpose their adopted product tag line too when that time comes (". Thump !

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). Saba. 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. Categories.

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.

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

Challenge to Learn

I 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. Results.

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

Challenge to Learn

I 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. 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’m not sure why they “appear” as separate products on their site. While I place Saba in the average spot, I do think Learning@Work is heading in the right direction (cloud based platform). . If I was to compare the Big Dog Four – SuccessFactors, Saba, Cornerstone OnDemand and SumTotal by Skillsoft, Saba would win hands down. Infor.

Attention LMSs – I’m mad as…

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I’m calling out Saba. That’s right, Saba and their wonderful salesperson HSwidget (name withheld). I contacted Saba and dealt with some really good salespeople. End result – no business for him or Saba. I even buy the extra bing-zings you tell me I need, because I love your product. I’m tired of hearing the excuses. Guess what happened?

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

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I 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. Saba Learning. And BTW, nearly every LMS can interface with Oracle products. The previous, Growth Engineering is still a phenomenal product, much more than just gamification. It’s nearly here. Not everyone gets in. No.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

A recent study by Saba revealed that social learning supports an overall learning culture, and that “the evolution from social media to social learning is where forward-thinking companies are moving to accelerate the development of their people and better accomplish business goals. Knowledge is attained very differently today than it was in the past. Read an informational blog post.

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?

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

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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 Feature wise the product is impressive.

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. We read the publicly available information, converse with executives, receive briefings , get deep product demonstrations, test drive their applications and even interview their customers. Saba Software.

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.

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. A good example would be Bupa’s course on time management using Outlook.

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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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2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

There is really only a handful of LMS vendors that specialize in the complexities of continuing education including Abila , eLogic Learning , WBT Systems , Digitec Interactive , WebCourseworks , EthosCE , Cornerstone , SumTotal , Saba and YM Learning. #4 – Vacuum of Professional Service LMS Vendors. The 2016 LMS market is not what you think. In 2016, it is not so simple.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

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Docebo, Axonify, Administrate, SumTotal, Cornerstone on Demand, Spoke by Unboxed Technology, Service Rocket, Saba, LearnUpon. Product Roadmap for 2017. It’s that time of the year, when research firms, industry firms, Fred your mailman and Judy the person who nags you each day you come into your office, announces their best of the best awards. And I’m along with them. Well, sort of for authoring tools. For the whole whammy of LMSs, the list has been out for nearly 12 months (for 2016). You can still buy the 2016 Top 50 LMS Report (BTW). 30, 2017. . How? The nuances.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Trying to proactively dislodge Cornerstone, SumTotal, Saba, SuccessFactors or Oracle as a business model is a fool’s errand. All facets of the solution strategy – functional use cases, pricing and license models, implementation and setup services, productized integrations , as well as support offerings are designed to win a particular type of customer, often in a particular industry. #11

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? I have. Been there. Better: 1.

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.

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. I 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. It can make or break any product. Several months ago I picked up on a few items other vendors would mention about other systems.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

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Docebo, Axonify, Administrate, SumTotal, Cornerstone on Demand, Spoke by Unboxed Technology, Service Rocket, Saba, LearnUpon. Product Roadmap for 2017. It’s that time of the year, when research firms, industry firms, Fred your mailman and Judy the person who nags you each day you come into your office, announces their best of the best awards. And I’m along with them. Well, sort of for authoring tools. For the whole whammy of LMSs, the list has been out for nearly 12 months (for 2016). You can still buy the 2016 Top 50 LMS Report (BTW). 30, 2017. . How? The nuances.

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.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

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Numerous vendors posted a full demo of their product on my lmsdemos.com site. Cornerstone OnDemand (#24), Saba (#50). In an earlier post, I presented the top ten LMSs of 2013-14, but held back on announcing the top 20. Not anymore. Below are my top 20 rankings for 2013-14. Before the Top 20, here are the. Top Three Open Source LMSs of 2013-14. One of these vendors is listed in my top 50. Their name begins with a M and sounds like Noodle. Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. Moodle ranks #46. The Top Twenty. If you (i.e.

What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016

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Yes it will be a splash, it’s Workday after all, but their product IMO is targeting some certain folks i.e. Cornerstone, SuccessFactors, SumTotal by Skillsoft and to a lesser degree Saba. Lately there have been quite a few articles relating to where the LMS is heading, what is the future of the LMS market and so forth. All interesting reads, but do they really get to the heart of the matter, which is how will it affect you the buyer and what advantages are available for the supplier (i.e. vendor)? Forecast #1. Curating Content. files, images, etc.) Forecast #2. Mobile Video.

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Hello from Our New VP of Partnerships and Distribution Strategy

OpenSesame

Innovative companies such as SuccessFactors / SAP , Taleo / Oracle , Saba , SilkRoad are enabling companies to deeply integrate employee learning and skill development with other aspects of Human Resource Management (and generating billions of dollars of value in the process). It’s been a month since I joined OpenSesame, and it’s time to say a few words about what brought me here.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

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This year the show by my estimation was 60% pure instructor led/classroom based products and 40% e-learning. I love the end of the year. It enables you to look back and see the triumphs, the disappointments, the good and the bad. Many people look back and are amazed. Thankfully, rather than just one person looking back and seeing what happened, we can all do so. . On Fire. Mobile Learning.

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ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

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If your LMS is in the cloud (SaaS), you have a web site, what stops someone from checking out your product and buying it – regardless of where they are in the world? I often hear vendors say “we focus first on the product, then will market it” – here is an idea – do both at the same time – Yowsa, what a concept! At the entry point it identified what each letter stood for, thus if you saw – D it meant there was Dairy in the product. . in the form of information, insight and yeah, products. Well hello there! Great. Pluses.

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Do customers renew at a higher rate, or buy complementary products when trained vs. untrained? Many talent management systems such as Cornerstone , SuccessFactors , Oracle , SumTotal and Saba have their own proprietary integrated LMS solutions. In 2016, it makes more sense to think of a LMS as part of a digital business ecosystem, rather than a standalone island destination.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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Product training becomes real – they interact, engage and see it in real time, rather than a static experience. These vendors, I believe will consist of: Vendors who offer an authoring tool or game sim and will develop additional product lines tied to Augmented Reality. For vendors creating standalone apps for the masses on a variety of offerings or new product lines, costs will need to be significantly lower, otherwise it will not be successful. However, at the minimum you should be offering (regardless of your product line). ” The Future. #1. Boring.