Latest Takeaways from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

It has been a wild week from the acquisition of Saba by Cornerstone to the ability to compare systems in detail on FindAnLMS, to the Coronavirus and the usage of Microsoft Teams as part of the L&D experience. For anyone who is in L&D, HR and Marketing, the typical three that get cut when there is a financial recession, budgets will get tooled back as well. If budgets are scaled back, then pricing will reflect that. . Cornerstone Acquires Saba.

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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. . Top Three LMSs when budget is extremely tight and you still want a very solid system. Saba was #2.

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The Importance of Voice Search and Virtual Classrooms in Learning Platforms

Origin Fractal LXP

This is precisely why blended learning continues to retain a significant chunk of corporate training budgets. IBM uses Saba Centra technology to deliver its virtual classroom training.

The Business of Learning

eLearning 24-7

Want to keep that budget of yours? If you are involved with creating your own budget (based on the dollars that whomever you report to, gave you), then you will need to allocate that money. It requires a constant stream of funds, a series of line items in your budget. And with that cycle you will need a new budget with new line items for whatever is needed, including tying it back to the system already purchased. Pick a number. Any number.

Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

The problem with asking random folks to recommend an LMS is that they have no idea on what specific functionality you need, nor your budget, nor your challenges or issues you are facing, nor your requirements, nor your training approach or L&D approach, nor your experience with e-learning. I admit I was surprised that Cornerstone Learning Suite, Saba, Blackboard, Bridge, SuccessFactors, Linkedin Learning and even Docebo did not. Saba the same thing.

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

eLearning 24-7

Thus, you can be always assured that the best of the best will be on the platform, no more searching for months, reaching out to vendors who never respond (ours do), spending way too much time seeing if the system has what you need AND as a result blasting RFPs to vendors who won’t meet your needs and your budget! Saba (2018, 2016). 30 Saba Learning – Welcome back (please hum the Welcome Back Kotter theme)!

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Q : I am curious on why Cornerstone On Demand, Saba and SumTotal do not appear in your top twenty lists even though they appear on other sites as the best products in the market. Saba - A solid system, but IMO (in my opinion) better suited for talent/performance management. It used to be that people would mention CoD, SumTotal and Saba when they were looking at those three platforms – at least to me they would – but nowadays, I don’t hear that.

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. At the same time, it improves learner experience, content delivery, analytic insights, budget optimization and business adoption. A whole new season of learning tech guidance is coming this fall, and we saved you a front-row seat!

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

Because LMS licensing comes at no/low cost, nearly every budget can afford a service provider. Recognized names in this group include Cornerstone , Saba and SumTotal. You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. But I’m also a recovering LMS sales guy. Six years ago I pivoted after 14 years on the front lines with two major commercial LMS vendors. I learned a lot during those years. I also developed some strong opinions.

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. If your approach is methodical and coherent, it’s easy to get budget authorization. At this pre-budget stage, high-level pricing is good. If so, you are ready to take your case up the ladder for budget approval. What budget parameters makes sense? It happens at least once a week.

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Free L&D webinars for May 2020

Limestone Learning

It’s great that L&D is the function your staff demands, but the budgets are slashed. Join Joe Burton, Founder and CEO of Whil Concepts, and Carl Crisostomo, Product Manager for Content at Saba, for this experiential webinar. “ Nature, dandelion, macro, close up ” by David Reed is licensed by Pixabay. Most years at this time, taxes are the most stressful thing happening.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Saba acquired Halogen. Price-conscious buyers will need to pay closer attention to identify solutions that fit their requirements while satisfying their budget parameters. #15 What budget parameters makes sense? Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! What is a trend, anyway? And how much do trends matter?

LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

eLearning 24-7

Where they gave budget control or not? I’ve had budget control and yes, at a few places not so much. I’ve had high budgets and really low budgets. . 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. Vendors usually want to know your budget.

Free L&D webinars for December 2019

Limestone Learning

Join guest speakers, Cliff Stevenson, Principal Analyst for Brandon Hall Group, and Nick Hutchinson, Head of Solution Consulting for Talent Acquisition, Saba Software, as they take a deep dive into the candidate experience, starting from the moment a new potential employee first hears of your organization all the way through to recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding processes. When budgets and time are in short supply, organizations can no longer afford such an approach.

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Free L&D webinars for September 2019

Limestone Learning

Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Carl Crisostomo, Product Manager, Content at Saba Software, as they share key insights into how to set the strategic foundation to create a learning experience that engages learners and drives outcomes for your people and your business. “ Branch, tree, leaf ” by günter is licensed by Pixabay. For many people this time of year means feverish activity and preparation.

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Free L&D webinars for July 2019

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Memes & Scavenger Hunts: Ten Ways to Improve Your L&D Program on a Budget Is your learning and development budget missing some zeros? You’ll get boatloads of budget-stretching ideas from your colleagues during this interactive session. “ Assorted Vegetable Dishes on White Plate ” by Pixabay is Public Domain. The heat is on! Is your action plan ready for summer?

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2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Saba. Saba does a good job as well. Cost/Budget Allocation. Your competitors are not always the Big Dogs – Learn.com, Saba, Plateau, etc. 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. These standout to me. I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

Looop , LearnUpon , SAP Litmos , Saba , Docebo are just a few options that you will see mentioned and each one usually has a special area of focus, such as Docebo focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Looop focusing on mobile learning. And, for smaller organizations, a consultant may be able to steer you quickly away from expensive platforms that are providing you with functionality that is not of service to you so you can deliver your online courses quickly and within your budget.

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. This means that more of the budget can be invested in content and marketing that move a business forward. New year. New decade. No better time to step back and look at the big picture. And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. But which 2020 LMS trends really deserve your attention?

Free L&D webinars for June 2019

Limestone Learning

That depends on a range of factors—your subject matter, your audience, your budget, and more. 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. “ Green lawn at a public park in Zakariah, June 2015 ” by David Bena is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. It’s hard to believe we were wearing our winter woollies just a while back!

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Who’s The Best: Learning System Tourney

eLearning 24-7

LearnUpon, Torch, Workday Learning, Saba, Degreed, Toolwire, Player Lync, Pathgather, Grovo, Axonify, Gameffective, Mind Tickle!, The statement “We don’t have the budget to spend on a results-based Learning and Development Solution. 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?

Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014

eLearning 24-7

This makes no sense in my book, because you could have 500 users and have a high budget for training and equally you could have 5,000 users and your budget is slightly higher than 35 candy bars. Curious to know where SumTotal, Cornerstone, Saba and SuccessFactors ended up? I love to travel. I especially love it when I get the opportunity to present all over the world on a variety of e-learning topics.

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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. Like always, the decision to use video and/or any instructional media will be a combination of audience, learning objective, business goal, timeline and budget. Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year. These aren’t Nostradamus-style prophecies.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

With Totara’s very low-cost entry point, organizations can choose to spend the lion’s share of their budget on services to develop an exceptional learning environment and high-quality content. Saba is a longtime player in the learning management space and is widely known for its talent management system. However, Saba also has a long history in extended enterprise learning, especially solutions for franchisees, retailers, channel partners and customers.

What is Needed to Develop an E-learning Course?

CommLab India

The process you follow is very important to ensure that your e-learning project confines to the set timelines and budget. Some of the popular proprietary LMSs are Blackboard and SABA Learning Management System. Implementing eLearning appears to be a minefield because a lot of investment and time goes into shifting training from the classroom to e-learning.

B2B Top Five LMSs

eLearning 24-7

But if you can and you want to decide between CoD, SF, Saba or SumTotal. However, I listed Docebo here because their price point is so affordable, having that feature included is not a budget breaker. I admit I love lists. I’m one of those people who sees a book of lists about anything and then I must have it. I must read it. I just like lists. It seems to me that there are others who also love lists.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

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.

E-Learning Q&A November Issue

eLearning 24-7

I’d rather have someone whose sales are up even 25% over the previous quarter as a result of the courses, than showing me that you are saving me 10% in your budget – which is also a positive. Back from Australia and boy are my arms tired (Yes, the worst joke ever!). Seriously it was a great conference and glad to see so many people who attended as well as readers who stopped by to say “greetings” This week, another installment of Q&A from readers.

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

Disprz

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. Reading Time: 10 minutes. The need for a dedicated learning solution in changing times.

Free L&D webinars for October 2018

Limestone Learning

Join David Wentworth with the Brandon Hall Group and Hawley Kane at Saba, as they examine how learning and performance intersect to drive business success. No Problem: Making Professional Graphics on a Budget Do you want customized, professional graphics but lack the resources? “ Spider, Web, Tree, Branches ” by skeeze is Public Domain. Are you ready for October? If it feels like autumn has crept up on you, join the club.

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How Authentic Is Your Leadership Development?

CLO Magazine

To further support this hypothesis, the November study, “Transforming Learning Into a Strategic Business Enabler,” conducted by Human Capital Media Advisory Group — the research arm of Chief Learning Officer magazine — and Saba Software Inc., CLOs may already know who they want to pull into leadership development programs, but it pays to include high potentials at lower levels to add cultural and business performance value.

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

Disprz

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. Reading Time: 10 minutes. The need for a dedicated learning solution in changing times.

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

Growth Engineering

What I’m not a fan of is when some vendors ask ‘what’s your budget?’ I never recommend that people actually tell them, because unfortunately there are vendors who will then increase their price in order to align into their budget. For example, SABA was always a really big name, but they’re sort of starting to slip off. Welcome to a brand new episode of GE TV ! This week we’re joined by Craig Weiss , the CEO of E-Learning 24/7.

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. In fact, content takes up 20 per cent or more of the learning budget for more than half of companies. " Mushroom and fern " by Manuel Barroso Parejo is licensed by Unsplash. It’s a busy time of year.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

In fact, each of the “Four Horsemen” who rule the enterprise – namely SumTotal , Saba , Plateau & Geolearning – gave it a go in some way although no one outside their immediate customers or PR agencies seemed to notice. The acceptance and adoption of "cloud computing" resources for mobile learning will become commonplace as IT budgets remain strained and the complexity of mobile authoring and delivery continues to increase - especially in larger, more complex environments.

2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

Instead, stakeholders, budgets, stakeholders and program managers typically are located within business units. Any association of any size or budget can now support member education with sophisticated learning technology. Travis Hudelson – Saba. As 2017 draws to a close, the learning community is buzzing with chatter. Why? It’s time again for the annual Talented Learning LMS Awards!

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Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

Any association of any size or budget can now support member education with sophisticated learning technology. Joe Majors , Saba Software. It is not easy choosing the best LMS for 2016. In fact, it is impossible to choose just one. That’s because the learning management systems market has never been stronger or more diverse. LMS specialists of every size, shape and focus continue to enter the space with impressive new capabilities.