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. We spoke with Saba CEO Phil Saunders for a few minutes while we were there.

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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. Video-centered training is going mainstream and every vendor seems to be pushing new boundaries.

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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. and a link to the vendor’s web site (you can see the site in the page and then bounce for more info). We want forward thinking vendors.

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. I removed any vendor built 100% on free open source or open source whereas it is always 100% customized so that one could build a mega monster or build a 1995 version.

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.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

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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. .

Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Vendors saying “have you looked at XYZ” (which is their system). plus all the vendors will be found in FindAnLMS), I do have systems I can recommend based on various criteria. Folks seem fine with the vendor noting how awesome their support is, without extracting any metrics or verifiable data. . And I ask it often when talking to vendors. I have asked vendors to complete a Support Card , and many have. Saba the same thing.

Avoiding the LMS Overkill

QuoDeck

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.

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Who’s The Best: Learning System Tourney

eLearning 24-7

While there are plenty of vendors who cross over into all sections, I placed them into one specific segment of the learning system space. Lastly, I based the tourney selections from the period of Jan 1, 2018, to April 25, 2018. If you are a vendor and post yourselves, it won’t be considered. But I surmise, that as a whole, the reader will click the link to the vendor to see where it takes them.

NexGen Learning Systems T-Grid 2019-20

eLearning 24-7

Nowadays every learning system vendor out there will tell you their system is Next Generation or some nuanced spin that goes towards NexGen. In the past, I went with a single grid with four quadrants – see the 2018 listing here. The biggest surprise to me is Saba.

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

eLearning 24-7

Every vendor, with the exception of Blackboard (who is coming soon) can be found on FindAnLMS.com , my learning system search engine platform, an independent and trusted source to search, compare and engage with vendors in the learning system space. Rankings are based on 1,000 vendors across the globe. This includes vendors who have a content marketplace over those who don’t, thus they received more points on that feature, for example. Create LMS (2018, 2017).

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

eLearning 24-7

People always inquire why I like one system over the next, and how their system (if they are a vendor) is not on the list or if a customer, how the system they purchased is not on the list. And is one that is often overlooked when folks are considering a vendor. I hear the “they never called us back,” “they promised and never delivered,” and the “they ignore us”, and yet, I equally have heard folks say that, then renew with the same vendor.

The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

One Grid that goes beyond the Quadrants of the world, the other type of grids focusing on the space, the vendors that make it based on a variety of factors as defined by the firms themselves. I decided for this debut to focus on 20 vendors. It’s been a long time coming.

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E-Learning Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

I’ll keep them on my system to watch again for 2018. Built-in authoring tools – More vendors are including them into their systems. Saba – Look the Learn side I like for the most part. Blog Nov 7th – Top Forecasts for 2018. This is Voodoo.

Forecasts for 2020

eLearning 24-7

For 2019, written in 2018, close to 95% accurate (as of today). . Cornerstone and SumTotal already note they have a content-first strategy, and just in the past few weeks, even more, vendors are adding this to their repertoire. One such vendor, NovoEd comes to mind.

2019 Turkey Awards

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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. Once a darling of vendors who used it to show their demos, now? Welcome.

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Recommended Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

If a vendor heavily pushes talent management, be aware that is not the same thing as skills management, and to me, makes me question what is the end game, because it hard to say TM first, and then push you are customer training B2B too. 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 Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. 21 Vendor Expansion and Consolidation Continue at a Brisk Pace. As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time.

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. But Workday believes it makes sense for a company to have all its cloud enterprise applications come from one vendor, though Vice Chairman Mike Stankey does say it’s impossible to be everything for everyone and says, “We’ll pick those industries where we think we can build almost everything,” including human resources and financials.

2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

Vendors can’t buy their way onto these lists. In fact, there is no cost to participate and no way vendors can influence the outcome directly. We won’t even confirm if we’re considering a vendor for recognition. Travis Hudelson – Saba.

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