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

Talented Learning

Cornerstone plans to acquire Saba for a hefty $1.395 billion. An acquisition may mean instant access to a massive new customer base or lucrative distribution channels. My View From the LMS Customer Front Lines. 3) What About Extended Enterprise? 7) Saba is the Better LMS.

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Cornerstone Acquisition of Saba ? What you need 2 know

eLearning 24-7

There has been a lot of talk recently of the acquisition of Saba by Cornerstone. Question: I am a current Saba Cloud customer, will I have to switch over to Cornerstone? If you are an existing customer of Saba Cloud, including folks who are using the on-premise version, you can stay on the system(s). Cornerstone will continue to update and enhance Saba Cloud, and support all Saba Cloud product lines. See the product list under each Category.

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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. After the Saba/Halogen acquisition, we stepped back for a while to let the dust settle and to see where the company was headed.

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Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

But corporations found it difficult to shoehorn open source into their infrastructure – especially for extended enterprise learning. Now, there are multiple reasons to seriously consider open source for corporate extended enterprise needs. 5 Defining Extended Enterprise Attributes.

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

Talented Learning

Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. Besomebody Acquires Pixelbug to Add AI, AR and VR to Its Skills Training Products. Customer relationship management.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

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. EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES.

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.

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Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Well, a lot is happening in extended enterprise learning and we want to touch on all the high points. Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. Saba Software acquired Lumesse. 19 Five Use Cases Propel Extended Enterprise Learning.

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. Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their productSaba Social.&#.

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2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Today is a banner day for extended enterprise education , because today we’re unveiling the new face of learning systems excellence – The 2019 Talented Learning Awards! However, the extended enterprise is our lifeblood. Today we start with corporate extended enterprise systems.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. Is enterprise mobile learning best delivered via native mobile apps or using mobile web apps?

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

When we started Talented Learning nearly four years ago, our mission was to help clients find and use learning management systems that effectively support extended enterprise education. Augment their existing employee LMS with extended enterprise capabilities.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

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. Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Extended Enterprise – System must have e-comm, multi-tenet – fully skinnable, additional functionality. Saba. Saba does a good job as well. Extended Enterprise. Extended Enterprise capability.

Special Post – Why the Big Four are not on my latest Top 10 LMS List

eLearning 24-7

Since my Top 10 list of LMS vendors has been posted online, I have received quite a bit of e-mail wondering why the biggest names: Cornerstone On Demand, Saba, SumTotal and SuccessFactors are not on the list. When I talk about a LMS, I am saying specifically a learning management system and the vendors themselves should see their own product first and foremost as a LMS, not as a TM/PM or whatever. From a general product standpoint, go take a look at Amazon.com or Consumer Reports.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

The problem with the global employee learning solutions market is that the big, boring talent management LMSs we just mentioned are the standard for managing enterprise-wide learning complexity. For example, Litmos acquired extended enterprise specialist View Central last year.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Demonstrations are crucial, whether it is a 30 minute one, with an audience or one on one, with a potential customer. Regardless, you need to have your product out and showing. Demonstrations or Live Product – The majority show you the actual product and let you test drive it. their own sales folks) and type of product they are pitching.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Saba acquired Halogen. Instead, these are precision tools, aimed at customers who are grappling with well-defined issues. 15 Business Turns Up the Volume On Extended Enterprise Learning. Increased customer satisfaction. Accelerated product rollouts.

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2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Every LMS tried to be all things to all types of customers in all industries. A steady flurry of acquisitions disrupted customers’ lives but never the market as a whole. Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another.

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Do customers renew at a higher rate, or buy complementary products when trained vs. untrained? Fortunately, the best global extended enterprise LMSs integrate with global taxation management software – primarily Avalara.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

After some trial period the free trial customer can optionally convert to a paying customer. Workday, accustomed to disrupting the broader finance and HR enterprise software industry, has decided to now target LMS. 1- Doubling Down on Extended Enterprise.

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

Disprz

In the changing scenario, they realize that the need of the hour is a dedicated enterprise knowledge platform (by dedicated, you must read specialized). Research studies, after all, say specialists deliver 10x more productivity over generalists. Reading Time: 10 minutes.

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

Disprz

In the changing scenario, they realize that the need of the hour is a dedicated enterprise knowledge platform (by dedicated, you must read specialized). Research studies, after all, say specialists deliver 10x more productivity over generalists. Reading Time: 10 minutes.

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. It’s SaaS (Software as a Service) offering, launched a few years ago to support medium-sized enterprises, now 4m users.

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LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

Most of the time (as is the case with Oracle) these are different products. I know the folks from CornerStone and their product does some really interesting things. As these systems catch up, this will make the market really hard for Saba and SumTotal. NetDimensions Enterprise.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Originally, many LMS specialists tried to compete head-to-head with the established giants of the talent management LMS world like Cornerstone , Saba , SumTotal , SAP/SuccessFactors , Oracle. Customers and Prospects.

Hello from Our New VP of Partnerships and Distribution Strategy

OpenSesame

I believe that enterprise elearning (particularly the content side) is one such market. We have also seen sea change on the platform side of enterprise learning. This is by far the single largest library of enterprise learning content in the world! Customer Delight.

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

eLearning 24-7

Between the two systems, I am leaning more towards LMS365, just because I honestly believe it has a future in the SharePoint space much more so than their other product (nothing against it, but…). Oh, strategic learning, extended enterprise and compliance are all included in their LMS. I’m not sure why they “appear” as separate products on their site. HCM product all the way, but learning is offered. Anyway, the product is dated.

The World of Employee Training – Monthly Article Roundup

WalkMe Training Station

These articles will be beneficial and informative as they provide background as to what is happening in the world of training, as well as helpful tips to boost productivity and efficiency, which are somethings we are always looking to improve.

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Free L&D webinars for September 2019

Limestone Learning

Join Todd Tauber, Vice President of Product Marketing, Degreed, as he explains how understanding how your workforce learns leads to better enabling of their skill development. By becoming more innovative, productive and efficient employees through coaching.

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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. Multi-Tenant is relevant to me though, speaking of features, especially if the system is B2B, regardless if it is association, client partners or customer training. Questions covering implementation, product roadmaps and client influence are listed too. Saba Cloud (*).

Free L&D webinars for May 2020

Limestone Learning

But with the COVID-19 pandemic running its course, this is a year like no other — a year in which we’ve rapidly adapted to working from home, meeting virtually, and finding new ways to be productive and manage our deliverables. Are remote workers super productive?

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

By doing this, George argues that vendors (LMS in particular), and the organizations they sell to, will begin to see their product no longer as simply an event-based tool for learning, but rather as a process-based tool for capacity planning and workplace effectiveness.

Will Big Data Equal Big Learning?

CLO Magazine

The power of big data will emerge as data sets mesh with financial systems and other enterprise business data. Here is an action plan: Learn the basics of the concept, become verbally fluent regarding the benefits for the learning function and be ready to work it to advantage for your enterprise. For as long as enterprises have provided training, they have gathered data: how many learners, how many courses and how well learners do.

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

eLearning 24-7

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?). Are they better suited than anyone else for Enterprise or Extended Enterprise? However, I will say this: I like what Saba is doing. The system still – equally as Saba – needs some work. Saba Learning. B2B/B2C aka Extended Enterprise.

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

Training Industry

Founded in 2005, Workday develops enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Workday’s 2012 IPO was valued at $637 million and was described by Forbes as “the clearest sign yet of the relative strength of new enterprise technology companies.” It recently embarked on a discovery process in which it interviewed customers to find out what they want from learning solutions.

Early Look – Top 50 Learning Systems 4 2018

eLearning 24-7

Nowadays you see vendors stating “Enterprise” from 301, up to X (which can be as low as 700), 1,000, 1,500 and so forth. if you buy a SMB per se – the features are the same as Enterprise). . Extended Enterprise as a category has been vanquished as well.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

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. Welcome back – Saba and Absorb LMS. UI/UX are solid, can be improved to take the product to the next tier.