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. Why do these customers look elsewhere?

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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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Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

I admit that in general I have been underwhelmed in the past with Saba. So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. Upon entering Saba Social you are presented with an visually solid home screen.

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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. Surveys show that customers like you are mostly happy with Saba. But imagine taking Saba further.

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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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Content: The Key To Employee Engagement

Bluewater Learning

Is directly related to increasing positive metrics in areas such as customer satisfaction, productivity, and profitability. Your Saba LMS holds the potential for delivering learning that engages and sticks with employees. Does your organization struggle with employee engagement?

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.

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). Saba. If you are seeking TM as your focus and you want one of the big dogs – I found Plateau’s system to offer appropriate functionality for it, but found some real concern in other areas (see my product review).

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.

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

That can include any combination of: Customers and prospects. But extended enterprise deployments typically integrate with numerous other systems and tools, including customer relationship management , marketing automation, ecommerce, content management, customer support and more.

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

Talented Learning

Besomebody Acquires Pixelbug to Add AI, AR and VR to Its Skills Training Products. You know the names – Cornerstone , Oracle , Saba Software , SAP SuccessFactors , SumTotal Systems and Workday. 4) Customer Education Remains a Golden Ticket. Customer relationship management.

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. Cornerstone Acquires Saba. I viewed the buy as more of what it told me about Saba, rather than Cornerstone. Privately, and this is going back a decade, Saba saw themselves as a performance management solution. A year ago, Saba went buying.

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The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

At that time, interest in training customers, channel partners and others “outside the firewall” was on the rise, but many organizations either could not or would not use their internal employee-focused LMS to support external learning programs.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

For instance, in the corporate world , that could include customers, prospects, channel partners, franchisees, contractors, suppliers and perhaps employees, too. 1) Why is customer education gaining momentum? Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Outreach.

Attention LMSs – I’m mad as…

eLearning 24-7

I’m calling out Saba. That’s right, Saba and their wonderful salesperson HSwidget (name withheld). I contacted Saba and dealt with some really good salespeople. End result – no business for him or Saba. I’m the customer here and not you.

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? This can easily increase brand and content awareness and interest in learning programs beyond an organization’s active customer base.

Numbers Don’t Lie: ROI of Corporate Training

LearnDash

Customer service. Even a simple, yet comprehensive training program for custom service reps resulted in an improved customer satisfaction rating of 9.5%, and happy customers are reported to be 33% more likely to do more business.

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2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

After some trial period the free trial customer can optionally convert to a paying customer. LMS vendors sold the fiscal and operational advantages of one enterprise LMS supporting all employees, contractors, channel partners, prospect and customers.

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. This means Workday Learning needs to be included in broader HR and financial systems opportunities, or focus on selling into its existing customer base.

The Technology Award

CLO Magazine

With the help of Saba Cloud, Dutta was able to guide the company in adopting digital badging and gamification as a scalable and engaging learning delivery method for its employees companywide. On the Saba platform, Yum!

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.

2013 Excellence in Social Learning

CLO Magazine

Gold: Saba Software Security vendor Kaspersky Labs has more than 2,700 employees operating in almost 200 countries. It serves 300 million people worldwide, including 20 million product activations per year. To serve this large customer base, it’s essential for the company to keep its workforce up to date with learning and development. The company turned to Saba and its Saba Cloud system, which provides social collaboration, training and crowd-sourcing.

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

Disprz

Research studies, after all, say specialists deliver 10x more productivity over generalists. Your business productivity soars when you leverage learning to keep your workforce upskilled and trained up-to-the-minute with what we call as continuous learning. Reading Time: 10 minutes.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

As outlined last month , we’re simplifying the way we honor the best learning systems by focusing on two key extended enterprise categories: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: Business-oriented solutions targeting external audiences such as customers, channel partners, suppliers and contractors.

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

Disprz

Research studies, after all, say specialists deliver 10x more productivity over generalists. Your business productivity soars when you leverage learning to keep your workforce upskilled and trained up-to-the-minute with what we call as continuous learning. Reading Time: 10 minutes.

Naming Names – LMS Mini Reviews

eLearning 24-7

Instructure Bridge (Yep those HE folks are adding a corporate system to their product line). Saba Cloud (Legacy is finished – at least in my opinion – and the cloud is the way to go, but is it for Saba customers?). It is a middle of the road new platform that neither inspires nor awes its potential customer. Saba Cloud. I should note that SuccessFactors told me that the majority of their customers purchase learning and performance together.

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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

According to Amy Wilson, vice president of HCM products at Workday, the new app is needed because “today’s learning management systems are broken. We deliberately chose not to acquire a LMS because customers have told us existing solutions do not meet their needs.”

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.

A Whole New World (of Learning)

CLO Magazine

Yes, many LMSs are very complex e-commerce, customer education and revenue-generating systems. I don’t predict the end of big systems like Saba, SumTotal, SAP or any other LMS vendor overnight. Josh Bersin is founder of Bersin by Deloitte, and a principal with Deloitte Consulting.

Enhancing our Reporting and Analytics

Mindflash

Through discussions with our customers, and Mindflash users in our customer community, we gathered your requests for a more advanced reporting tool in Mindflash. As with all Mindflash features, we wanted to make sure our customers have the best user experience possible.

#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…). I’m not sure why they “appear” as separate products on their site. While I place Saba in the average spot, I do think Learning@Work is heading in the right direction (cloud based platform). . HCM product all the way, but learning is offered.

Meridian Expands Leadership Team with Learning Industry Experts

Meridian

These new staff possess a combination of operational, sales and marketing expertise that will greatly help the firm to achieve significant growth, as well as support its current customer base of federal, state, local and commercial organizations. There, he established a product consulting practice focused on addressing the training needs of performance and development programs across public sector organizations and commercial companies.

NexGen Learning System Grid 2018-19

eLearning 24-7

For example, I like Thought Industries as a customer training LMS, but the platform is missing items for NexGen, which is suprising because it has the modern UI, which folks would thus assume, oh, it must be NexGen. . Unicorn LMS, Workday Learning, Degreed, Saba, Torch LMS, Learn Amp.