Saba Insight 2018 Insights

Bluewater Learning

Now that we are all back in the office on the Monday after Saba Insight 2018 , I thought it’s a good time to reflect on the Saba Insight 2018 event. There were about 500 attendees at the conference, which is little smaller than other user conferences we attend for similar size companies in the Learning and Talent space, but perhaps that’s not surprising giving the transformation Saba has been through in the past few years.

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Saba Software Completes Acquisition of Lumesse

Training Industry

Saba Software Completes Acquisition of Lumesse - Read more by Taryn Oesch on Training Industry. learning experience platform M&A Saba talent development talent management software

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Take Your Saba LMS To The Limit: Getting The Most Out Of Your Solution

Bluewater Learning

You have a great solution with Saba, b ut it can do so much more. We get it — you are incredibly excited about the potential of your Saba solution. Thousands of customers worldwide, in virtually every industry, count on Saba to engage their people, connect their teams, and get the critical insight they need to prove the impact of talent on business success. Surveys show that customers like you are mostly happy with Saba. But imagine taking Saba further.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

So we invite you to join us as we outline 18 key factors that are influencing today’s learning landscape: 18 Top Learning Systems Trends for 2018. #18 Saba acquired Halogen. My recommendation for 2018: Prepare to pay the price for proven sales talent as the core of your team, but also invest in creating a sales training and mentoring culture to groom less experienced people who demonstrate interest and potential.

Early Look – Top 50 Learning Systems 4 2018

eLearning 24-7

I was going to cover my Corporate Learning Systems forecast for 2018, but decided instead to discuss the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018. This post includes our new format and approach to the upcoming Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018, and how data, findings, and end results were put together. . on the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018. The Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018 first post will be on Feb. Learning Engagement Platforms for 2018 (The Top three).

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

This year’s Top 50 learning systems for 2018 is now out, and we are doing it a bit different this year. The PDF also includes a link to my Top 50 for 2018 listings on my page – Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018 , whereas I provide some high level analysis, including a couple of cons or weaknesses in each product (if applicable). . The Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018 listings on my Welcome back – Saba and Absorb LMS.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Straight Talk: Communication and Connection Skills to Increase Influence (Free for ATD members) Learn effective communication techniques to improve your communication skills, and learn to connect effectively to leverage those communication skills. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Create Your First eLearning Course with Captivate Are you just getting started with Adobe Captivate? Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: SERIOUSLY???

What Organizations Can Do To Prevent Candidates From Ghosting

Bluewater Learning

Shark Bites - Saba Edition Culture Ghosting HR Recruiting Saba talent managementGhosting has become a hot topic in talent management. Traditionally when you discuss ghosting in the workplace, it looks like this: Bob is on his third round of interviews and believes he is a perfect fit for the job. He has received positive affirmation from both the recruiter and hiring manager who told him he is an excellent candidate. Two weeks go by, a month goes by, two months go by and nothing.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

Docebo, Asentia LMS, Syfadis Experience, Saba, G-Cube, Brainier LMS, Persona Learning Management, SkyPrep, Blackboard (Corp version), . After seeing the latest version of Saba and talking to execs, and the recent acquisition of Lumesse with me:time too, Saba returns to the Top 50. . Saba was #2. If you were in the nineties here in the states, and had a postal address, you likely received the Publisher’s Clearinghouse sweepstakes. I know I did.

Content: The Key To Employee Engagement

Bluewater Learning

Your Saba LMS holds the potential for delivering learning that engages and sticks with employees. But to really shape your Saba LMS into the effective piece of technology you know it can be — to see it achieve the results you and your leadership team expect it to deliver — you need to be a content architect. Click below to download our Content eBook to learn more on the process we have developed through years of experience helping clients worldwide maximize their Saba LMS.

NexGen Learning System Grid 2018-19

eLearning 24-7

Unicorn LMS, Workday Learning, Degreed, Saba, Torch LMS, Learn Amp. They are my 2018 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde winner. . Saba’s machine learning is fantastic, but they haven’t really pushed the envelope beyond that powerhouse of a component. Welcome. Welcome. . To the 2018-19 Learning System Grid,identifying the Leaders, Risers, Steady and Slow vendors for NexGen functionality. .

Avoiding the LMS Overkill


At this stage, it is advisable to go for a full-featured LMS like Moodle , Saba , Blackboard , QuoDeck Enterprise, CornerStone On Demand , etc. “The world is full of people who will help you manufacture tornados in order to blow out a match” Shaun Hick, Author. What LMS Overkill Is And Ways To Avoid It? In a fast-changing world, organizations need to keep their teams up to speed with the latest trends and methods for each industry.

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Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

I admit I was surprised that Cornerstone Learning Suite, Saba, Blackboard, Bridge, SuccessFactors, Linkedin Learning and even Docebo did not. Saba the same thing. Perhaps you have to someone you know. Or maybe you have posted this same question on various social media platforms such as Linkedin. Or you have seen it posted someone on the internet. I know I have. Seen it that is.

How to Leverage Opportunities for Microlearning Impacts - Tip #170

Vignettes Learning

Microlearning is predicted to continue leading discussions in 2018. They want to discover and define their own personal learning journeys,” says John Hiraoka , chief strategy officer at Saba. What Trends are Going to Shape Employee Training in 2018? SABA Blog, January 12, 2018 Tip #42 - Provoking Learners with Story Questions Tip #134 - Microlearning Leads to Rapid Skill Acquisition Tip #158 - What Happens If There Is a Chip on Your Windshield?

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Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Strong compliance LMS solutions are available from NetDimensions , BlueDrop , Compli , Cornerstone , eLogic Learning , Gyrus , Risc , Saba and SumTotal. Extended enterprise compliance isn’t a one-way street. It isn’t even a two-way street or a highway. Actually, it’s more like a roundabout at rush hour, with stakeholders entering the fray from every direction. If you don’t pay close attention or you’re not sure where you’re going, you’ll crash.

Meridian Expands Leadership Team with Learning Industry Experts


Reston, VA – December 13, 2018 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced a significant leadership team expansion with the recent addition of three learning industry veterans. Prior to Blackboard, Ken held public sector sales roles at Saba and SumTotal Systems.

“How can I deliver training to my customers’ clients?”

Rustici Software

Hey Andy, I currently use Saba as an LMS. This blog post is part of our “Ask Andy” series in which we publish Andy’s plain-spoken, straight shooting answers to common or uniquely interesting (eLearning) questions. If you have a question, you can always fill out this form and ask Andy too. I need to deliver SCORM compliant training to my clients that they can distribute to their employees. Does SCORM cloud allow for customized URL?

Who’s The Best: Learning System Tourney

eLearning 24-7

Lastly, I based the tourney selections from the period of Jan 1, 2018, to April 25, 2018. LearnUpon, Torch, Workday Learning, Saba, Degreed, Toolwire, Player Lync, Pathgather, Grovo, Axonify, Gameffective, Mind Tickle!, Look around and you see folks trying to figure out who is better, who is the best. Sports? Yep, it is achieved via playoffs. Politics? Here in the states, it is called the primaries, then mid-terms (this year at least). Books?

5 Tips to Make Learning Personal, Relevant and Meaningful

Your Training Edge

According to the LinkedIn 2018 Learning Trends Report , 58 percent of employees prefer to learn at their own pace, while 49 percent prefer to learn at the point of need. Author Bio: Andrea Miles VP of Digital Content, Saba Software.

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

eLearning 24-7

Who in the Top 50 to 30 appeared in past rankings for 2018, 2017, 2016? Blackboard (2018, 2017, 2016). Create LMS (2018, 2017). Tessello (2018, 2017, 2016). TILE (2018). Persona Learning Management (2018, 2017 – 2016 under their other name). Accord LMS (2018, 2017, 2016). G-Cube (2018, 2017). eXact LCMS (2018, 2017, 2016). Agylia (2018, 2017, 2016). Talent LMS (2018, 2017). Asentia LMS (2018, 2017).

The Importance of Voice Search and Virtual Classrooms in Learning Platforms

Origin Fractal LXP

Market data from eConsultancy and SEO Tribunal indicates that a quarter of a trillion voice searches were made in 2018. IBM uses Saba Centra technology to deliver its virtual classroom training.

NexGen Learning Systems T-Grid 2019-20

eLearning 24-7

In the past, I went with a single grid with four quadrants – see the 2018 listing here. The biggest surprise to me is Saba. Again, this is in reference to the learning portion of Saba and not the entire platform of talent, etc.

E-Learning Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

Still needs better data visualization, like to see more video capabillities (but I expect to see that in all systems, franklystein). I expect big things for Litmos in 2018, one of which I hope is taking the e-commerce components from ViewCentral (an acquisiton) and using all that goodness into the Litmos system, along with a virtual wallet. . I’ll keep them on my system to watch again for 2018. Saba – Look the Learn side I like for the most part.

Recommended Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

Saba Cloud – Saba is such a wild card here. Saba was once a kingpin in the industry, then dropped down, now, I think they are on the upswing again, so it is a system to keep on an eye on. Top five system for 2018 and 2019 in my rankings. T his post covers a list of systems that I’d recommend on any given day, that based on nearly 20 years of experience in online learning, and witnessing the trends, the duds, the promises and disappoints.

The Business of Learning

eLearning 24-7

Already in 2020, we have seen Cornerstone acquire Saba, and a few other smaller buys (other vendors). . Let’s say Vendor A has 50 current clients for 2018. Again, I’m not referring to new clients who signed in 2019, rather for renewal rate in this example, the original 50 from 2018. If you have 50 original clients for 2018, and all 50 renewed that is 100%, you can’t go higher than that. Pick a number. Any number.

The Talent Management Award

CLO Magazine

As a result of this initiative, PSAV delivered 218,000 learning hours in 2018. percent in 2018 for managers. Looking to improve its performance management function, Vulcan designed and launched a continuous, unique performance management program with Saba TalentSpace.

Deliver the ultimate employee experience through development

CLO Magazine

According to LinkedIn Learning’s “2018 Workplace Learning Report,” 68 percent of employees prefer to learn at work. At Saba, we’re fond of saying that the learning experience is a strategy, not a product. All talent development starts with a dream.

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The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

The GRID focuses only on next generation functionality and growth and not where a vendor ranks or doesn’t rank in my Top 50 for 2018, which will be live in 2018. . Has a strong deep learning capability with an algorithm (a requirement), but the nice plus is that the admin can change the weights/points and what is and is not required/completed to achieve (some vendors require you to complete content/courses to score plus in the algorithm, thankfully Saba does not).

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A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Associations – BTW, this will continue into 2021 more than in 2020, which was higher than 2019, 2018, 2017. . Cornerstone acquired Saba, and Clustree.

2019 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

Last year’s 2018 Awards were all the rage. In 2018, we also had the Worst Awards (after all, way too many best out there), but for 2019, the Turkey Awards combine the two. Chat Rooms – Another nominee from 2018. Welcome. Welcome to the annual Turkey Awards.

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Get Ready for a Season of Learning Tech Success! Fall Webinar Series

Talented Learning

Just in time for your 2018 planning, we’ve lined-up a fall series of webinars packed with practical advice and real-world insights you won’t want to miss. Your organization long ago settled on Cornerstone, Saba, SumTotal, Oracle, SAP or another full-blown talent suite LMS, and there is little chance of change anytime soon. A whole new season of learning tech guidance is coming this fall, and we saved you a front-row seat!

With New Application and MediaCore Acquisition Workday Extends Cloud Offerings to Learning

Training Industry

Historically, Workday has worked with Cornerstone OnDemand and Saba to help its customers find learning solutions. Some analysts predict that over 80 percent of all mobile Internet traffic will be video by 2018. Despite recently reporting a wider loss and a “lackluster revenue forecast,” last month, Workday, Inc. announced the development of Workday Learning and the acquisition of MediaCore.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

eLearning 24-7

SuccessFactors – Last year in my Turkey Awards for 2018, I think they won. Saba Cloud (*). That sounds about right. Initially the list was 100, but culling has begun and for some, that meant, well, why be an “in the box” kind of the person, when being a bit “outside” of the box is so much more fun. It does seem like such a large number, but when you realize that there are over 1,300 learning systems around the world, 85 isn’t such a big number.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

In 2018, we tracked 40 notable acquisitions – up from 35 in 2017. Saba Software acquired Lumesse. Popular vendors in this space include Cornerstone OnDemand, CrossKnowlege , Degreed , EdCast , eLogic Learning , Media Defined/NetExam , OnPoint Digital , PeopleFluent , Saba , Skilljar and Totara. Welcome to our 5th annual trends post! When you look at the list below you might wonder why we’re not calling this our 2019 Book of Learning Systems Trends.

Forecasts for 2020

eLearning 24-7

For 2019, written in 2018, close to 95% accurate (as of today). . Workforce management is vague and ambiguous enough to do well in 2020, albeit for learning it would seem to me that workforce enlightenment would be better suited, unless you plan to incorporate additional HCM functions into your learning system, which of course, will place you completely into the segment of SuccessFactors, Cornerstone, SumTotal, Saba Cloud, Talentsoft among others. I love forecasts.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?


Here is a simple landscape of learning platforms: HCM with learning modules Enterprise learning systems that later added other HCM modules Pure-play learning platforms SuccessFactors SABA SumTotal TalentLMS Adobe Captivate Prime Docebo Litmos LMS iSpring Learn Disprz. According to a 2018 study by LinkedIn , getting employees ready to make time for learning remains the biggest challenge when it comes to talent development. Reading Time: 10 minutes.

Free L&D webinars for June 2019

Limestone Learning

You’ll also hear from Carl Crisostomo, Saba Product Manager for Content, as he shares how organizations can offer engaging learning experiences while also delivering learning at scale. During part 2 of a two-part webcast series, Keith Keating, senior director of Global Learning Strategies, walks you through a detailed design thinking case study for an initiative he led in 2018 for a Fortune 500 company.