Cornerstone-Saba Acquisition: What Does it Mean for LMS Customers?

Talented Learning

Cornerstone plans to acquire Saba for a hefty $1.395 billion. As you may have read in my annual industry trends analysis , the pace of acquisitions and strategic equity investments has been accelerating for several years. 7) Saba is the Better LMS. Have you heard the news?

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2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

You know the names – Cornerstone , Oracle , Saba Software , SAP SuccessFactors , SumTotal Systems and Workday. Start by developing strategic know-how in market segmentation, competitive analysis, customer journey mapping, content marketing and product positioning. New year. New decade.


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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Saba acquired Halogen. Learning Management (LMS) 2018 LMS market elearning software elearning trends extended enterprise learning management systems trends learning platforms learning systems learning systems market learning systems trends learning technology LMS innovation LMS market analysis LMS Predictions LMS trends online learning trendsWelcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! What is a trend, anyway? And how much do trends matter?

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You are a small or medium-sized business that is paying for an oversized SAP, Oracle, SumTotal, Saba or Cornerstone LMS and feel like plankton in an ocean of priorities. Armed with this analysis and insight from the test-drive phase, you should have a strong sense of how your organization will benefit from each option. It happens at least once a week. I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges.

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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. Buying LMS Extended Enterprise In the News Selling LMS Association LMS Best LMS Channel LMS Compliance LMS corporate training Customer LMS Edtech eLearning HR tech Learning Management Systems LMS LMS Awards LMS industry market analysis Talent ManagementLearning management systems didn’t die. They evolved, and today we recognize them.

Numbers Don’t Lie: ROI of Corporate Training


Another training analysis showed that training geared for sales and marketing professionals resulted in 24% higher profit margins and an increase in sales of up to 6.5%. However, with modern data analysis methodologies , you can easily figure the ROI of a training program – and then translate that into real numbers for how it impacts the company. American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and Saba.

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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. So what are Saba up to with their latest software? to provide embedded functionality such as providing instant feedback (‘Saba Impressions’).

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

WalkMe Training Station

Here is a list of the best analysis about Workday Learning, I recommend reading: Workday 25 beefs up financials, announces learning for Workday 27. Workday launches Workday Learning, eyes Cornerstone, Saba. This week Workday announced the launch of its new application – Workday Learning – a Learning Management System (LMS) that offers a more personalized, meaningful learning experience. It’s expected to launch in the second half of 2016.

TalentLMS Alternatives and Competitors


This TalentLMS alternative has recently acquired SABA LMS that makes it prodigious with much more unique features than the usual learning admin console, content uploader, data load wizard and the impressive reporting dashboard. Introduction.

The Social Collaboration Party – Should Learning Gatecrash ?

Learning Cafe

Kelly has focused on the design and implementation of social media for Marketing (business development, profiling, data analysis), HR (strategic sourcing, branding, employee referrals, alumni, graduates), Internal Communications (including enterprise social networking) and Learning & Development (social learning). Alex has worked in senior leadership positions in Jive, SumTotal, Talent2 and Saba. Thu, Sep 11, 2014 12-1 PM Sydney , Register.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

We incorporate what we learn from each conversation into our analysis and understanding of the learning technology market. 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.

LMS or LXP – Confused?

eLearning 24-7

Skill Gap Analysis – it has existed in LMSs since 2000, they just didn’t refer to it as the term. Cornerstone continues to improve with each new release and depending on what they extract from Saba, could really shake things up a bit. . In the past few months, pre-pandemic and in our current state, I’ve been hearing from a lot of people on the consumer side (i.e. not suppliers), on what they are seeking in a learning system, often noting the LMS and an LXP.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

eLearning 24-7

Those vendors who can be found in FindAnLMS, the learning system search engine platform, will be referenced via a digital badging and my analysis in each Vendor listing. . What this means to you is that the analysis is very in-depth, with some categories weighed higher than others, clearly for example, administration functionality should be weighted more than say instructor functionality. They were contacted by me after an analysis for the past several months.

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

eLearning 24-7

My goal has always been to offer a report based on independent, fair analysis. 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. It’s nearly here.

Overview of different types of LMS


Litmos , Topyx , Saba , and Blackboard are the main examples of proprietary LMS and Moodle is an example of open source LMS. Creating a meeting agenda or training material, conducting training for employees, monitoring their training performance and data analysis, post-training tests and assessments, feedback about trainer & employees, etc. TYPES OF LMS.

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. They also offer visual dashboards that make it possible to slice and dice data and drill-down as needed for effective compliance gap analysis and troubleshooting. Extended enterprise compliance isn’t a one-way street. It isn’t even a two-way street or a highway.

Types of Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

Heavy use of metrics – A lot of metrics and analytical analysis here – going beyond learning platforms in general, and depending on the LMS, might exceed that too. . What they are thinking is that they think all LMSs are Cornerstone, Saba, SumTotal, SuccessFactors, and they are not. Most folks are aware of Cornerstone Learning Suite, SumTotal Learning Management, Saba and Workday Learning (all of which are on Let me ask you an honest question.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

10 Predictive Analysis or LMS AI (Artificial Intelligence). If your LMS isn’t doing any predictive analysis, don’t fret about it, because I see real growth in this in 2015. . Right now, there are vendors out there who have some form of predictive analysis with their LMS. . These vendors include ExpertusOne and Saba (and there are other vendors out there too). Anyway, I do see more predictive analysis in 2015.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

Before diving into the high analysis of #11-20, a bit about the rankings. 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). . For folks who think I ignore the big dog vendors, sorry to disappoint, but Saba, SumTotal Learn and Cornerstone Learning Suite are in the Top 50. Welcome back – Saba and Absorb LMS. page for additional analysis.

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

Talented Learning

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. Stephan Pineau and I will look at how this “augmented LMS” strategy can work for you, including: A snapshot analysis of today’s learning technology solutions. A whole new season of learning tech guidance is coming this fall, and we saved you a front-row seat!

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

For the full story, see our awards analysis: Talented Learning LMS Awards – Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems. If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. The “Extended Enterprise” Worldview. What exactly do we mean by the term “extended enterprise” ? Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees.

Early Look – Top 50 Learning Systems 4 2018

eLearning 24-7

A listing of the Top 50 learning systems (by rank) in a mini-report which includes a high-level analysis by me, Craig Weiss. page, whereas you will read more insight and analysis by me, short and tight, after all it is about brief and micro (ha!), The first version includes the rankings, and mini analysis, along with a link to the My debut podcast will cover some additional analysis, etc. Financial Data and Analysis – plays a strong role in the results.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation. I think by now it has become really clear that your selection of your eLearning hosting platform is only going to be as good as the Needs Assessment that goes into your analysis.

Profile of a learning architect: Tiina Paju-Pomfret

Clive on Learning

This was accomplished using Bupa’s Saba Centra virtual classroom platform. The team also uses Bupa Live for more informal training needs analysis to gather requirements directly from the learner audience. 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.

Free L&D webinars for December 2019

Limestone Learning

Training needs analysis. “ Candle, meditation, trinity ” by Daniel Wanke is licensed by pixabay. If you’re in denial that this year almost done, you’re not alone! If it wasn’t obvious from the festive lights and holiday songs, we’ve got one month left this year.

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Chief Learning Officer Unveils This Year's Top Companies for Workforce Development

CLO Magazine

It applies rigorous statistical analysis to evaluating the learning and development services that companies provide and ranks the organizations based upon business impact as well as innovation and execution. The following organizations were honored at the LearningElite Gala, sponsored by Saba, getAbstract and Procter & Gamble: LearningElite Winner’s Circle. Dana Point, Calif.,

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eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

Take a look at the companies: Saba (28) GeoLearning (17) SumTotal (22) Meridian (9) Cornerstone (19) You notice the counts are out of order (not descending). I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training. In each case, these are crude in that they look only at what terms people are using in a given content set.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

It is designed specifically for organizations that create and deploy content to B2B and B2C customers, integrate learning with CRMs, and use measurable analysis to improve related business results on a continuous, iterative basis. Saba is a longtime player in the learning management space and is widely known for its talent management system. In fact, as a client, I participated in a Saba presentation 20+ years ago that helped introduce me to extended enterprise education.

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

eLearning 24-7

Deep learning aka predictive analysis. . 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.

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Forecasts for 2020

eLearning 24-7

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.

Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know

eLearning 24-7

I base it on an independent observation and careful analysis – the fact is there are a lot of really cool systems out there, that no one knows exists. It is that time of the year, okay, not really, but it is time or more specifically near the time for the release of my Top 50 LMS mid-rankings report. The report available for acquisition arrives on June 16th.

E-Learning Q&A November Issue

eLearning 24-7

Graphs, diagrams, Kano analysis and a bit more. Regarding that Kano Analysis, if you could take a brief moment – okay about 10 minutes and complete my “ LMS Features ” I’d like to see survey, that would be grand. Back from Australia and boy are my arms tired (Yes, the worst joke ever!).

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And in this corner: LMS and in the other corner – Learning Platform

eLearning 24-7

” Predictive Analysis is seen so far only in LMS vendors. Granted it is quite small number, but I have yet to see a true predictive analysis capability in a learning platform. It’s time. Two equal fighters. One the former son of the reigning champ. The other, well, uh, the reigning champ. Both hungry for the title. Can there be only one? Of course, not, but this fight analogy is fun. They can both be successful and in fact, they already are.

Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS!

Kapp Notes

Advance ID gives students the real-life experience of doing a needs analysis, creating objectives, applying the right instructional strategies, implementing and evaluating e-learning all under the watchful eye of both a faculty member and a client with a vested interested in the outcome. The latest version of Adobe PhotoShop and Flash, Lectora, Adobe Captivate, Plateau (LMS), Adobe Connect, and Saba's Centra to name a few.

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My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. Brainshark, Plateau/SF/SAP, Saba, Skillsoft) who suggest the mobile web app approach is superior to the native app approach have simply not made the necessary investments required in building the right teams and selecting the proper tools and methods that meet contemporary mobile learner and more general business app mobility expectations.

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

Join David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group and Caitlin Bigsby, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Saba, as they discuss the evolving learning technology landscape and strategies for finding the right LMS for your organization. A walkthrough and demo of an in-house software project that accelerates expertise development, critical analysis, solutions generations and success impacts reporting will be shared.

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

For example, SABA was always a really big name, but they’re sort of starting to slip off. Deep learning, which is predicative analysis is on a fast rise, much quicker than on-off sync with mobile apps. Welcome to a brand new episode of GE TV ! This week we’re joined by Craig Weiss , the CEO of E-Learning 24/7. At E-Learning 24/7, Craig acts as an eLearning analyst, advisor and consultant for buyers and suppliers alike.