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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Avoiding the LMS Overkill

QuoDeck

In the Startup Stage, the requirement is for a low-cost system that can be handled by the manager himself. Leading with classroom sessions, most organizations typically look to add in eLearning to standardize the content and dissemination approach as well as reduce costs. At this stage, it is advisable to go for a full-featured LMS like Moodle , Saba , Blackboard , QuoDeck Enterprise, CornerStone On Demand , etc.

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Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

2) Audience Size – Core open source LMS licensing costs are zero (or minimal). Here are some key differences that can swing buying decisions in one direction or another: Cost. Because LMS licensing comes at no/low cost, nearly every budget can afford a service provider.

New offerings provide a gateway to Learning 2.0

Clive on Learning

The first is from one of the major corporate LMS providers, Saba. According to the announcement , Saba Social will incorporate "comprehensive social networking tools - blogs, communities of practice, wikis, discussion boards and social connection capabilities will enable people to conduct informal knowledge exchange, build connected communities and extend blended learning." Saba's new offering is a leaning towards Web 2.0 The bronze package costs only $49/month.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

To achieve lower cost, faster time-to-market and to be able to support growing mobile access and specialized kinds of information access, I think we are going to see growth in the use of text-to-speech. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

Free L&D webinars for May 2020

Limestone Learning

Because coaching’s a just-in-time, customized approach to development, it’s far more cost-effective than more prevalent one-size-fits-all approaches to learning. Learn to turn any content into professional graphics using PowerPoint, free and low-cost tools, and a few tricks the pros use. Join Joe Burton, Founder and CEO of Whil Concepts, and Carl Crisostomo, Product Manager for Content at Saba, for this experiential webinar.

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Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

Cornerstone OnDemand (#24), Saba (#50). 13 Totara - Extensive feature set, relatively low cost. But what stops the system is the add-ons such as Motion – which enables on/off synch with a self-contained app and another add-on Luminosity Mentor Apps, which is cool but as noted – costs extra. In an earlier post, I presented the top ten LMSs of 2013-14, but held back on announcing the top 20. Not anymore. Below are my top 20 rankings for 2013-14.

Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

eLearning 24-7

While I do not know who WD will focus on in the market, my belief is that it will be SuccessFactors (an easy win), Cornerstone (mixed results), Oracle (victory!), SAP (if they can’t win this one, they shouldn’t be in the game), SumTotal Learn (mixed results – and how important – unknown) and to a very lesser degree Saba. The Low Price Scale Box. Some of the solutions that use this model start at a low number of users.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

LearnUpon is a highly functional, low-cost extended enterprise solution with low or no implementation fees, even though the company provides ample support to get you up and running quickly. 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.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Saba acquired Halogen. Decades of expensive LMS solutions gave way to a pricing revolution over the last 10 years, as cloud computing paved the way for low-cost LMS competitors that drove the overall price point down. This kind of holistic business learning strategy has potential not only to pay for itself, but also to transform L&D from a cost center to a profit center. Decreased new store/dealer onboarding costs.

Best Practices for Moving Instructor-Led Training to Webinars and Virtual Classrooms (Live Online Learning)

Convergence Training

If you’re getting a new one, now or in the future, consider features, cost, and the number of licenses. It could well be that you’ve already got something like Office 365 or you’ve got the Saba LMS and there’s something that naturally fits really nicely with that. The other thing then you need to look at, obviously there’s a cost element, how much can we spend on this? Even their low cost headsets are really good.

Free L&D webinars for July 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. These are traditional learning habits, costly processes, and antiquated skills. Implement low-cost nudge campaigns.

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

Costs and quality will vary. For vendors creating standalone apps for the masses on a variety of offerings or new product lines, costs will need to be significantly lower, otherwise it will not be successful. Costs will vary, again lower price points are needed. Thus, your competition expands: Large size vendors such as Saba, Cornerstone On Demand, SumTotal, Taleo, SuccessFactors – recently acquired by SAP. Low cost.

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. And being the low cost provider in this sector hasn’t proved to make much of a difference in what an enterprise will purchase for their mobile workers.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Join Emily Manley, Saba Product Expert, and Helen Rossiter, Learning & Talent Development leader, as they outline a step-by-step process for launching a company-wide personal development program that is employee-driven and designed to put people in the best position for success. Uncover the organizational and personal costs of avoiding feedback. Only recently have the hardware and software costs come down to where the barrier to entry is not much of a concern.