Product Review: Saba Social

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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. Under your bio profile, optional items include you providing your religion and ethnicity.

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Saba to Acquire Halogen Software in 2017’s First Big HR Technology Deal

CLO Magazine

While consolidation in the HR technology space isn’t much of a surprise anymore, Saba Software’s announced acquisition of Ottawa, Canada-based Halogen Software was a bit unexpected. Saba’s expertise lies in the L&D space, while Halogen’s software focuses on performance management.

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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. “While the pricing is outrageous and the Saba as a whole seems better suited as a HCM, their learning suite is a better alternative than those who want Cornerstone OnDemand.” I have some real concerns on what is taking place with Saba today.

Saba CEO Steps Down

CLO Magazine

Shawn Farshchi, Saba’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named interim CEO. — March 1 Saba, a provider of people-centric enterprise services, announced a leadership transition Friday. Source: Saba. Bobby Yazdani and the board of directors have agreed he will step down as chairman, CEO and director. Redwood Shores, Calif. Bobby Yazdani and the board of directors have agreed he will step down as chairman, CEO and director.

Companies Lack Employee Feedback Channels

CLO Magazine

According to cloud-based talent management solutions provider Saba, U.S. Saba’s October 2016 survey suggests there’s a decent chance a company’s workforce engagement is suffering due at least in part to inadequate employee feedback channels.

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Can PeopleCloud support learning in all its contexts?

Clive on Learning

Learning professionals have no real difficulty in supporting the formal element of their work, i.e. providing access to courses. Over the past few months I've been looking at a number of tools that might just help learning professionals to make a positive contribution in this area; tools that provide an infrastructure to support informal learning. The first I want to examine is Saba's new PeopleCloud. Last week I posted that Formal learning doesn't need to be all that formal.

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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The NexGen LMS Grid

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I wanted to provide the “Big Dogs” on the list, so that folks where aware of those vendors and their nextgen functionality and track record, which ties to growth. . Chrome extension called Saba Discovery is quite nice, a perfect compliment to content curation.

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

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While I place Saba in the average spot, I do think Learning@Work is heading in the right direction (cloud based platform). . I love the deep learning component where courses are recommended based on a set of variables – which for Saba is courses/content taken or completed, skills and profiles. . If I was to compare the Big Dog Four – SuccessFactors, Saba, Cornerstone OnDemand and SumTotal by Skillsoft, Saba would win hands down. Welcome, welcome all!

E-Learning Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

Still doing it the right way, and if you are not FS, don’t worry, Minds-I (hands down the best mobile app for online learning out there) is available to you, even with your current LMS provider. Saba – Look the Learn side I like for the most part. This is Voodoo.

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 Although the use of Web 2.0

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. The company turned to Saba and its Saba Cloud system, which provides social collaboration, training and crowd-sourcing. Saba implemented and deployed the system within 45 days. It also offered a tool to introduce the system to Kaspersky employees and provide best practices.

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5 Ways to Use New Generation Learning Tools

CLO Magazine

A survey released this week sponsored by Saba revealed that HR leaders in the U.S. Didi D’Errico is the vice president, brand advocacy for Saba.

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

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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?). However, I will say this: I like what Saba is doing. The system still – equally as Saba – needs some work. Saba Learning. This year’s report still provides you with the details, data and info that crushes any other report out there.

What I want 2 see in your #LMS

eLearning 24-7

What does it really cost you in terms of providing free training (when needed) and more than once to an administrator? I had a discussion with Linkedin Learning and found out that they provide only ONE demonstration per customer. I’ve been around the block.

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2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

To address the culture shift, hundreds of learning technology providers are taking bold and unprecedented leaps and are creating net new opportunities in the market. The barrier of entry for new LMS providers and new LMS buyers has never been lower. #7

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

To save the day the cloud was invented and with it the significant fiscal barriers of entry for new LMS providers were removed. The cloud LMSs provide learning management to the masses. Saba Software. The world’s best talent LMS solution are: Saba. Travis Hudelson , Saba.

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

The first software element that makes up a virtual world is a synchronous learning tool similar to WebEx or Adobe Connect or Saba’s Centra. Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds.

LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

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As you can see, providing insight when you haven’t been standing in your “shoes” in a manner of speaking, really doesn’t tell you the reality, because they haven’t had to be in reality. Did they provide breaks? Did they provide an agenda?

Opinion: The LMS Isn’t Dead … Yet

CLO Magazine

For example, read the battling viewpoints expressed on this site between Carol Leaman of Axonify and Joe Majors of Saba. There are dozens of other ancillary services that the LMS also claims to provide but typically aren’t well performed — or at least not as good as best-of-breed tools that serve the same purpose. Mike Rustici, founder and CEO, Watershed. There’s a lot of talk about the fate of the LMS these days. Some argue it’s going the way of the dinosaur.

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#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

20 Saba Learning Suite. While the pricing is outrageous and the Saba as a whole seems better suited as a HCM, their learning suite is a better alternative than those who want Cornerstone OnDemand. Personally, I feel you shouldn’t have to spend the $$$ to find a system that is comparable and even better than Saba, but if you want to go with the big dogs, this is the one to go with it. . #19

Listen to Learners’ Needs, Not What They Say

CLO Magazine

But according to an August 2016 Saba Software survey of 1,800 HR managers, only 22 percent of employees feel their employers are “very effective” in providing easy access to learning. We are entering a time of uncertainty and upended mores. Perhaps it’s a time for hope.

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LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Vendors can: Provide an open API library consisting of available scripts that a tech-savvy buyer can use to automate integration with client systems. Provide pre-built connection APIs that can be used to automate many of the integrations outlined in this section.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

Who can you expect to see (I’m just going to provide a small list here, so not every vendor in the Top 50 is listed below). Docebo, Axonify, Administrate, SumTotal, Cornerstone on Demand, Spoke by Unboxed Technology, Service Rocket, Saba, LearnUpon. What you are getting is a report that goes beyond the standard fare and provides you with extensive specific details that get to the heart of the matter. .

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. As a result, training programs suffered (along with the reputation of LMS providers).

Profile of a learning architect: Tiina Paju-Pomfret

Clive on Learning

In this next profile, extracted from The New Learning Architect , we see another fine example of how a learning and development department has been able to break free from the confines of the face-to-face course to provide support for learning across multiple contexts.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

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However those that followed this approach provided groups – with group chat, file repositories, discussion boards, forums, blogs, wikis and so on. Some of the ILT vendors were providing components and offerings that were pure online. . I love the end of the year.

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B2B Top Five LMSs

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Resellers who are part of your business learning network – maybe you provide them courses on how to sell your product. Content Providers – the fastest growing B2B right now in e-learning; best or most amazingly of all – it can be just one person who has created a course (content) and then has their own clients who purchase the course or courses to provide to their own employees; the days of large content providers as the only option is gone.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

A recent study by Saba revealed that social learning supports an overall learning culture, and that “the evolution from social media to social learning is where forward-thinking companies are moving to accelerate the development of their people and better accomplish business goals.

What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016

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While systems going back from the dawn of LMSs have provided the opportunity for a learner to select their own courses, the factor of course is the administrator has to allow that; with deep learning obviously that changes things. The vendors who follow this route are course providers who have or include an LMS. . Lately there have been quite a few articles relating to where the LMS is heading, what is the future of the LMS market and so forth.

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LMS State of Affairs

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Fastest growing verticals – Healthcare/Medical care, Content Providers, Technology, Education (K-12, first and foremost, then HE). Market with high revenue potential, yet has minimal competition – Content providers, B2B – unique angle – many systems do not understand the space, nor have a system that truly delivers what these markets need. It can provide a modern UI and all the nuggets that go with it. 620 and counting. . Learning Systems.

The Latest LMS Insight

eLearning 24-7

Part of the confusion is the usage of the term “traditional”, whereas I think that people who use that term are focusing on vendors such as Cornerstone or Saba, for example, and assuming that all vendors are like them. One of the hottest markets, starting in 2013 and expanding in 2014, are content providers who need a LMS to sell their own content, whether it is for their clients B2B or in some cases B2C direct.

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What is Needed to Develop an E-learning Course?

CommLab India

SMEs are the providers of the content, and they work in close collaboration with instructional designers who define the activities and learning outcomes of an e-Learning course. Some of the popular proprietary LMSs are Blackboard and SABA Learning Management System.

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. In 2017, the aim is to provide the best solution in a well-defined niche.

Totara: re-shaping Moodle for corporate use

Clive on Learning

I wanted to know whether Saba, one of the most successful of the big LMSs, could reinvent itself to accommodate informal learning. It provides a place for course materials to be shared, for students to collaborate and for assignments to be uploaded and graded. The LMS catalogues all the learning opportunities that an organisation provides, mainly classroom courses (including virtual ones) and self-study e-learning, and makes them available for booking by employees or their managers.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

Who can you expect to see (I’m just going to provide a small list here, so not every vendor in the Top 50 is listed below). Docebo, Axonify, Administrate, SumTotal, Cornerstone on Demand, Spoke by Unboxed Technology, Service Rocket, Saba, LearnUpon. What you are getting is a report that goes beyond the standard fare and provides you with extensive specific details that get to the heart of the matter. .

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

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The options that exist from a user side is via your own user name and password or via a webhook (allows the app (API) to provide other apps/applications with real time information and data). If it was me, I would go with the user name/password of the app, and then whalla you are done and live, because the LMS provider would have it all set to run and you do not have to deal with locating the webhook URL.