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Saba to Acquire Halogen Software in 2017’s First Big HR Technology Deal

CLO Magazine

While consolidation in the HR technology space isn’t much of a surprise anymore, Saba Software’s announced acquisition of Ottawa, Canada-based Halogen Software was a bit unexpected. According to a joint release , the deal “will extend Saba’s position as a leading provider of end-to-end SaaS talent management solutions. look forward to joining forces with Vector Capital and Saba.

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Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

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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Saba CEO Steps Down

CLO Magazine

Shawn Farshchi, Saba’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named interim CEO. — March 1 Saba, a provider of people-centric enterprise services, announced a leadership transition Friday. Source: Saba. Bobby Yazdani and the board of directors have agreed he will step down as chairman, CEO and director. Redwood Shores, Calif. Bobby Yazdani and the board of directors have agreed he will step down as chairman, CEO and director. Shawn Farshchi, Saba’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named interim CEO.

Articulate Quizmaker and Saba

Learning Developments

I'm working with the Saba LMS for this project. Quizmaker is not alone, I've had this issue with other content I've used in Saba. Open up the file in your favorite editor and look for the following line: var EXIT_BEHAVIOR = "SCORM_RECOMMENDED"; To make the Quizmaker window close correctly and completely in Saba, I had to change it to: var EXIT_BEHAVIOR = "ALWAYS_CLOSE_TOP"; Once you make this change in the Articulate folder, the next time you publish to SCORM 1.2, the new configuration.js JavaScript Saba LMS Articulate SCORMI'm using SCORM 1.2 as my output format.

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. The marketing blurb provides the following background: At first blush, this all sounds great! Thump !

Companies Lack Employee Feedback Channels

CLO Magazine

According to cloud-based talent management solutions provider Saba, U.S. Saba’s October 2016 survey suggests there’s a decent chance a company’s workforce engagement is suffering due at least in part to inadequate employee feedback channels. companies are operating in the dark when it comes to their employees’ needs and perceptions. Comment below or email editor@CLOmedia.com.

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Two leaders in the e-learning space (Saba Live, Adobe Connect 8)

Janet Clarey

The first, Saba Live (formerly Saba Social). Tags: Uncategorized adobe connect 8 saba live Two things I got very excited about last week. The second, Adobe Connect 8.

LMSCommit and Timeouts

Learning Developments

JavaScript WBT Saba LMS SCORMSystems and courses timeout. We all know that. logged in session with a computer only has so long with inactivity before the user is considered to have abandoned their session and the system logs them out. While this is well understood to those in the e-learning industry, it can be confusing for some learner so e-learning developers need to handle this time out gracefully. With the way my organization's LMS is setup inside a single sign on portal, the web based training will continue even after the LMS and portal system has timed out. NOT SAVED!

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. Thanks Ben.

Tech Headlines for March 2015

ATD Learning Technologies

Tech headlines for March 2015 include top LMS rankings, e-learning salary infographic, Saba acquired by Vector Capital, and new MOOC whitepaper. Click here to read full version

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

eLearning 24-7

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. Saba Cloud (again, learning+Performance at the same time). Speaking of Saba: Saba Cloud. SumTotal.

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Can PeopleCloud support learning in all its contexts?

Clive on Learning

The first I want to examine is Saba's new PeopleCloud. My challenge is to see whether it can make a difference across all four learning contexts: Formal Formal learning occurs through courses As you would expect from one of the world's major LMS providers, Saba PeopleCloud does provide extensive support for formal learning. You could then be supported in meeting those goals through YouTube-style video channels, communities of practice, shared content, webinars run using Saba Meetings, and so on. Last week I posted that Formal learning doesn't need to be all that formal.

5 Ways to Use New Generation Learning Tools

CLO Magazine

survey released this week sponsored by Saba revealed that HR leaders in the U.S. Didi D’Errico is the vice president, brand advocacy for Saba. In the 1990s, technology helped chief learning officers streamline and scale learning, moving time-consuming and costly in-house programs from physical classrooms online. Learning leaders have gotten hip to the potential of technology. and U.K.

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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. 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. Using the Saba Cloud system, Kaspersky managers now have a centralized place where they can organize, manage and track learning, as well as easily visualize the learning program, objectives and the progress employees are making. Silver: Interactyx Ltd.

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

Challenge to Learn

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 Making mistakes and learning from them is a good thing; learning from mistakes that others make is even better. Here are the lessons learned. Be careful of Vendor lock in. Results.

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

Challenge to Learn

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 Making mistakes and learning from them is a good thing; learning from mistakes that others make is even better. Here are the lessons learned. Be careful of Vendor lock in. Results.

5 Insights into Workplace Social Learning Technologies

Lambda Solutions

Saba and the Human Capital Media (HCM) Advisory Group surveyed over 500 senior leaders from a wide range of industries and company sizes to better understand how organizations are adopting social learning technologies to achieve their learning and talent development goals.

Numbers Don’t Lie: ROI of Corporate Training

LearnDash

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and Saba. 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. Why then, are many organizations still shy about implementing robust learning programs? For example: Personal development. Prafulla.net.

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

eLearning 24-7

While I place Saba in the average spot, I do think Learning@Work is heading in the right direction (cloud based platform). . The UI has been vastly improved – it still has some work to do, and the feature set is strong.  I love the deep learning component where courses are recommended based on a set of variables – which for Saba is courses/content taken or completed, skills and profiles. . Welcome, welcome all! To those from HR who are new to this blog, I give a high five. To those who have been constant readers, I give a high five with a low five to boot. CD2Learning.

Attention LMSs – I’m mad as…

eLearning 24-7

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. Let me tell you my story. I was looking for a system for a client. Guess what happened? He called me. No response – as in days. 

eLearning Learning Launches New Features

Tony Karrer

Over on eLearning Learning , we've just launched a new version with some great new features. In case you don't know about eLearning Learning, it brings together content from leading experts and companies like the Adobe Captivate Blog , Clark Quinn , Clive Shepherd , Jay Cross , Karl Kapp , and really too many to list. You can find a long list of the Featured sources on the right side.

Tech Headlines for April 2015

ATD Learning Technologies

Headlines for April 2015: global edtech investments, on-the-job device trends, Vector Capital’s acquisition of Saba, and Tin Can’s new recipe for Open Badges. Click here to read full version

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

Knowledge is attained very differently today than it was in the past. Modern students sit in classrooms for hours at a time as information is fed to them through lectures and PowerPoint presentations. How different this type of modern information transmission is from that of centuries past when behaviors and theories were learned by observation and practice. Read an informational blog post.

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

eLearning 24-7

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. It’s nearly here.  In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase.   But I digress.

Origin Learning Gets Shortlisted at the 2014 Learning In Practice Awards

Origin Learning

Some of the well known names include Pricewaterhousecoopers LLC, Skillsoft, Intrepid Learning, Saba and Mind Gym among many others. Origin Learning  is a finalist to the  Social Learning   category, where it is competing with Saba and Interactyx for the gold, silver or bronze award. There’s no greater pleasure than to reap the fruits of your hard work. IBM, Ford Motor Co.,

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

The first software element that makes up a virtual world is a synchronous learning tool similar to WebEx or Adobe Connect or Saba’s Centra. Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. metaverse or virtual world is simply the natural extension and convergence of several technologies currently used for online learning. This is similar to the Web 2.0

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Saba Software. The world’s best talent LMS solution are: Saba. Joe Majors , Saba Software.  . Travis Hudelson , Saba. Learning management systems didn’t die.  They evolved, and today we recognize them. Quick LMS History. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors.  Expertus.

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. Rethinking formal ICT training Working alongside colleague Kerry Baker, Tiina has transformed ICT training at Bupa. learning architects

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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. This is big news.  Conclusion.

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Hopefully this will change. . #20 Saba Learning Suite. 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 . It is the holiday season and for those who see me as the grinch (okay a few vendors do, but I digress) here is a special post. 

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

Docebo, Axonify, Administrate, SumTotal, Cornerstone on Demand, Spoke by Unboxed Technology, Service Rocket, Saba, LearnUpon. 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. . All of their information, ranking, etc. The nuances.

LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

eLearning 24-7

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. The problem I have with all these items, is wondering how many of these people have bought an LMS, i.e. been on your side – the buyer’s side? 

The Next Generation LMS

CLO Magazine

See what Saba’s founder and CEO Bobby Yazdani has to say about the evolution of the LMS and how it needs to adapt to the changing business environment. This is what we’re working on at Saba. At Saba, we spend a lot of time thinking about search, because search is an enabler in the development process. As part of Chief Learning Officer magazine’s ongoing coverage of the Learning Technology Special Report, Saba’s founder and CEO Bobby Yazdani sat down to chat about the evolution of the LMS and how it needs to adapt to the changing business environment.

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