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

Talented Learning

Cornerstone plans to acquire Saba for a hefty $1.395 billion. Here’s why: Cornerstone is shaking-up the lives of over 3000 Saba customers, primarily to pump-up cash flow for its investors. Doesn’t sound like Saba customers will see much upside anytime soon.

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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. All existing customers on Saba Cloud can stay on the system.

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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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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. 2) Talent Management LMS Platforms Struggle With Extended Enterprise. New year. New decade.

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

Six years ago I pivoted after 14 years on the front lines with two major commercial LMS vendors. But corporations found it difficult to shoehorn open source into their infrastructure – especially for extended enterprise learning. 5 Defining Extended Enterprise Attributes.

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.

Should You Use an Employee LMS for Extended Enterprise Learning in 2019?

Talented Learning

Primarily because employee educational goals, interests and motivations don’t apply to extended enterprise learners. The reverse is true also – there are many employee LMS features that are unneeded in extended enterprise applications. 2) Corporate Extended Enterprise Solutions.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital.

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

eLearning 24-7

And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included. This isn’t a beauty contest, nor a pay for play (I NEVER accept that, nor play that game, nor do I accept any referral fees or whatever some vendors offer for recommending them). These are vendors who have been around a long time, build share of the market and generally speaking had early name recognition which has helped them in build business. Saba 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 product “ Saba 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.

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

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Well, not yet, but it is coming up and with that are all those wonderful vendors and that magical expo. But one of the biggest problems I see at such shows are the number of vendors who in hindsight I wished I avoided. I recall at ATD this past year, a vendor who was trying to sell people ahead of time their LMS. And, because many of the other vendors who are here at HR Tech, really are just average to poor (but not everyone). Welcome, welcome all!

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?

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

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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. I have some real concerns on what is taking place with Saba today.

The Latest LMS Insight

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Every E-Learning vendor should want your business and treat you as they would want to be treated. Every LMS vendor should have a standard regarding response times, when they receive an inquiry via the internet. I know of one vendor who responds within 30 minutes of receiving an inquiry. That every e-learning vendor who receives an internet inquiry, responds in a personal nature – rather than responding with a canned message, a pre-sales pitch or a pre-something pitch.

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What is the Importance of SCORM Compliant LMS?

G-Cube

From its conception in the year 2000, SCORM or Shareable Content Object Reference Model holds the utmost importance in enterprises that embrace technology-led learning. There are multiple benefits of deploying a SCORM compliant LMS within an enterprise.

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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.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Saba acquired Halogen. Among the more than 700 vendors participating in today’s LMS marketplace, we continue to see a wave of learning solutions designed to solve “niche” business challenges. 15 Business Turns Up the Volume On Extended Enterprise Learning.

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Latest Trends in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

We call online learning, e-learning, not e-training, but some vendors will have you believe that “training” is the appropriate term, rather than learning. Custom Development and LMS vendors. LMS vendors – read below. LMS vendors build in-house or outsource. Back in the early years you were more likely to see vendors build their own courses, with a nice size staff and someone who had an instructional design background leading the charge.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Market demand has grown, along with the number of vendors, business uses, integration points and related feature sets — and with good reason. Trying to proactively dislodge Cornerstone, SumTotal, Saba, SuccessFactors or Oracle as a business model is a fool’s errand.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. They’ve hit a wall with features that don’t accomplish what a vendor promised.

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LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

Extended Enterprise – aka Multi-Tenet, Portals-Sub Portals. What about a payment gateway – does the LMS vendor assist you with this or do you have to find your own? Drilling down, will provide you with additional information you need to ask and know, and as a result, even when looking at a potential vendor’s site, you will be able to see what they offer in this area. A friend of mine, got a RFP template from a LMS vendor’s web site.

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Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

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Some vendors have multiple systems, but generally speaking it is usually one to one, i.e. one vendor and one system. Open source systems are included, but not “customized shops or botique firms from customized Moodle per se that you pay” In the 2017 report, the number of vendors explored was 1,000. Upon making your selections, a customized Top 50 report will be viewable on your screen, listing all the vendors in the Top 50 that match with that criteria.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

Some vendors have multiple systems, but generally speaking it is usually one to one, i.e. one vendor and one system. Open source systems are included, but not “customized shops or botique firms from customized Moodle per se that you pay” In the 2017 report, the number of vendors explored was 1,000. Upon making your selections, a customized Top 50 report will be viewable on your screen, listing all the vendors in the Top 50 that match with that criteria.

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. My latest take on those three vendors (plus one) are: Cornerstone On Demand – I have seen the new UI and I like what I saw. While the learning cloud and extended enterprise cloud are purchased by folks, I still see the platform – assuming you get all the modules as a HCM.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

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Vendors can move up, down or out of the rankings – after all it is on-going. Rankings are based on my directories which are updated monthly; I also keep a separate directory which will contain more vendors than listed within the visible directories – reason being it offers clients (those who hire me – buyers to have an added bonus, of course it contains much more info); that said the monthly directories provide key info and in future updates have new columns added.

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. .

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. Expect a few commercial vendors to jump into the augmented reality space for e-learning. These vendors, I believe will consist of: Vendors who offer an authoring tool or game sim and will develop additional product lines tied to Augmented Reality.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

I mean ever&# , from a senior executive at a mid to large size vendor that has been in the market for several years. Across the board, a large number of vendors (from small to large) saw increases in their quarter numbers. Especially, when vendors released their 2010 final numbers and saw big increases from the previous year. One vendor is months behind their release schedule. Another vendor is suffering Q/A issues. Identify the problem, the vendor too.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

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. Please remember for TM or as some vendors like to pitch as “performance management or knowledge management&# , the modules are extra and are not part of the system (at least for now). Extended Enterprise.

M-Learning: Where’s the app for that?

eLearning 24-7

With all these vendors talking about their solution and its capabilities on mobile devices, it should be easy to find an app for that. Regardless if the vendor is m-learning specific, content authoring tool, LMS, web conferencing or a hybrid. Nowadays more and more vendors (thankfully) are seeing the benefit of mobile devices. There is actually a vendor who has a mobile app available on iTunes, Upside Learning. iPad/iPad 2 Vendors. Saba Centra.

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Origin Learning Gets Shortlisted at the 2014 Learning In Practice Awards

Origin Learning

Practitioner awards recognize chief learning officers and qualified senior learning executives for their leadership in developing and executing enterprise education initiatives. There’s no greater pleasure than to reap the fruits of your hard work.

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E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

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What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Yet, for all that do it, their are equal number of vendors who do not. Vendors who do not have anyone in their booth, during expo times – I see this at all shows, regardless of the product or market; but at e-learning/training shows you see it a lot OR you see them eating in their booth. Meridan KSI and Meridan Anywhere – LMS vendor.

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.

Award for all awards

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Granted it does not include bloggers (I hand them out- more on that in a sec) or believe it or not – other vendors, but it is a nice list nevertheless. Nothing wrong with that, mind you, after all when a company or vendor wins such an award it makes for great advertising and marketing. There are a couple of ways that a firm, company, vendor or individual can win an award, depending on the organization that is selecting winners. Big Dog LMS – Saba.