Cornerstone Acquisition of Saba ? What you need 2 know

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There has been a lot of talk recently of the acquisition of Saba by Cornerstone. Some of the information that I have seen out in the world wide web has been erroneous and in other cases, people who are not fully aware of what the acquisition means in relation to systems, offerings and etc., Question: I am a current Saba Cloud customer, will I have to switch over to Cornerstone? Question – What if I want to buy Saba Cloud for the learning management system?

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

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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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Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They?

Tony Karrer

Ben Werdmuller posted his comments on this Does location matter for web startups? One thing that just dawned on me is how few product vendor blogs there are in eLearning. Where's a blog from Saba, SumTotal? In other industries, you see authentic conversation coming from vendors (from people inside the vendor) - where are they in eLearning Another thought just occurred to me based on my last post Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning.

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A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

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LMSs – Finally vendors took notice. Sadly though many still are in the dark on true mobile learning – i.e. not accessing their platform via a mobile web browser. Authoring Tools – With only a small sample of vendors that are SaaS based, pickings are slim. Web Conferencing – You would think that all these services would have a native app for tablets. Increase in number of vendors. I love the end of the year.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

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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. Saba - A solid system, but IMO (in my opinion) better suited for talent/performance management. Q: We use WebEx as our web conferencing tool.

LMS Identify

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You will not forget them when you view a demo, nor when you are looking at the company’s web site or literature. 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. Welcome, Welcome. How are you today?

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Latest Takeaways from Craig Weiss

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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. Vendors who have a booth would need to have disinfectant, hand sanitizers and wipes with them at all time, and rub down anyplace that someone put their hand on, on a regular basis, and not say once a day. Cornerstone Acquires Saba. A year ago, Saba went buying.

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What I want 2 see in your #LMS

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I’ve heard vendors rave how awesome they are, how much their clients love them, how they understand what the market needs and wants, how their support is number one and so on and so on. Grab a set of records and rather than smash them everywhere, tell you, the LMS vendor, what I’d want to see in your system, that will take you to number one (on the charts). Sadly to many vendors this is not feasible. One vendor had what looked like a wrench.

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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.

Attention LMSs – I’m mad as…

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I’m tired of telling people that it is better to buy 3rd party courses through you even though they can get a better deal by going straight to the 3rd party vendor. #5 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.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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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.

What is the Importance of SCORM Compliant LMS?

G-Cube

It is implemented by the top Learning Management Systems, including TalentLMS, Docebo, Saba, as well as our proprietary GCube LMS. ? Integrate with other LMS vendors ? Design static content like a web page. ? 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.

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M-Learning: Where’s the app for that?

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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. Web Conferencing. iPad/iPad 2 Vendors.

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2010 LMS Products of the Year

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Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). 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). Vendors who are my clients are aware, prior for me working with them, that there is no quid pro quo, nor any special treatment given to them on my blog.

LMSs, TMs and HCMs

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If you believe for one moment, that “training or as known in the e-learning community: “learning” is not going to continue to fall under HCM systems for vendors who have talent management systems that offer “compensation, benefits, recruiting” and alike, you may be interested in some swamp land in Florida. What about other companies out there in the HCM space, will they be seeking to acquire LMS vendors with such a goal in mind?

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.

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.

A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

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From a vendor perspective there was a huge impact, but what was odd, is that some vendors still are living in the past, as though, this is a minor blip, and in 2021, everything will go back as it was – corporate wise that is. Cornerstone acquired Saba, and Clustree.

LMS or LXP – Confused?

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Sure a vendor can say we are an LXP, but a LMS too or vice versa. LMS vendors on the other hand are adding LXP features, to counter, and in some marketing may note, learning experience blah blah. . One vendor Linkedin Learning bases it on everyone in the system, regardless if they work at your place or not. And to be fair, a chunk of LMS vendors aren’t either. Machine Learning – Sometimes referred by vendors as AI.

Naming Names – LMS Mini Reviews

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What is happening with some better known vendors or those on my radar of up and coming will be equally presented. Issue #1, Vol 1, Vendors 5. Saba Cloud (Legacy is finished – at least in my opinion – and the cloud is the way to go, but is it for Saba customers?). The whole “non-traditional” push or more importantly, when a vendor says “traditional” implies that their system is not like Cornerstone, SumTotal, and alike.

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The Business of Learning

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If you are buying a web conferencing tool, it is very feasible to be profitable six months into your purchase, even at a low price point. I’m not referring to the dollar amounts of the buys, rather the number of vendors acquiring other vendors, the number of PEs buying a vendor and/or the number of companies outside of the space jumping in by buying a learning system vendor. Let’s say Vendor A has 50 current clients for 2018. Pick a number.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

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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.

NexGen Learning Systems T-Grid 2019-20

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Nowadays every learning system vendor out there will tell you their system is Next Generation or some nuanced spin that goes towards NexGen. Breakdown of each Grid – Leaders, Risers, Steady – and each vendor that is in that grid. The only vendor that fits this bill is Hub360, which is in Steady. The biggest surprise to me is Saba. Again, this is in reference to the learning portion of Saba and not the entire platform of talent, etc.

Can you recommend an LMS?

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Vendors saying “have you looked at XYZ” (which is their system). plus all the vendors will be found in FindAnLMS), I do have systems I can recommend based on various criteria. Folks seem fine with the vendor noting how awesome their support is, without extracting any metrics or verifiable data. . And I ask it often when talking to vendors. I have asked vendors to complete a Support Card , and many have. Saba the same thing.

Overview of different types of LMS

Xpertcube

Web-based LMS and Installed LMS software. Most of the LMS vendors develop web-based online learning management systems than installed LMS software. The expense for web-based online learning management system is a fraction of the big installed software. Users can access software online via the vendors host the software on their servers. More than that LMS vendors maintain the software and keep improving their online LMS software. TYPES OF LMS.

Grids are gone, Welcome2 T-Quad

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And on this Grid he has some vendors, e-i-e-i-o. He had vendors in this quad, he had vendors in that quad and didn’t have your vendor, e–i-e-i-o.” This will be a group of six vendors who once were on the rise, but something has happened. You could find vendors that are in the other quads at the top level, equally here and the same applies to the second category of Admin UI/UX/data one too. . Mid T – Vendors to Watch.

Learning Technologies UK 2015 Review

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Lots of vendor booths. One vendor told me it was 296, another said, 260. I did see one vendor who bought a booth and never showed up (G-Cube). Vendors who were in certain sections (I counted Seven sections), seemed to have more humans than say others. One vendor put it so eloquently when describing the two (learning tech area, learning skill area): “The decision makers (CLOs, Training Directors, etc.) Vendors. Vendors of Intrigue.

The NexGen LMS Grid

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One Grid that goes beyond the Quadrants of the world, the other type of grids focusing on the space, the vendors that make it based on a variety of factors as defined by the firms themselves. I decided for this debut to focus on 20 vendors. 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. . The sample size included vendors located throughout the world.

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Innovators' Dilemma in Learning/eLearning

Tony Karrer

I blogged about this before on LCB - The Innovator's Dilemma of Learning , but the recent discussion in Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They? If you look at what's happening with Web 2.0, The fact that the discussion around Product Vendor Blogs and Innovation came back that it may be there but is hidden suggests that they aren't going to be the source. Does anyone from Saba, SumTotal, Adobe/Macromedia/eHelp, Lectora, etc.

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. Have a private API library or web services that require the LMS vendor to build and configure the integration. The chart below shows the most popular LMS integrations according to 72 LMS vendors we surveyed. All of this is terribly confusing and generally impossible for a LMS vendor to manage.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

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Rather than go into a whole diatribe about CMI-5, I recommend you read this info on CMI-5 (put together in part from vendor RISC). Thus by saying Tin Can repeatedly, I was doing you an injustice, since in essence I was putting out a brand name by one vendor. But on the other side, so were (and currently are) many vendors in the entire e-learning industry, and they have the right to do so. In 2015, I do expect to see an increase in the number of vendors implementing xAPI.

Forecasts for 2020

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Workforce management is vague and ambiguous enough to do well in 2020, albeit for learning it would seem to me that workforce enlightenment would be better suited, unless you plan to incorporate additional HCM functions into your learning system, which of course, will place you completely into the segment of SuccessFactors, Cornerstone, SumTotal, Saba Cloud, Talentsoft among others. I know of vendors who tell me they are not in the content business. I love forecasts.

2019 Turkey Awards

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Web Conferencing – Will last year’s GoToMeeting win again? . Web Conferencing. Sure, who doesn’t love a good pantomime, but on a web conferencing call? WebEx – The granddaddy of the web conferencing space. Once a darling of vendors who used it to show their demos, now? In fact, in 2019, I did not see one demo from a vendor on Adobe Connect. The David Bowie video Blue Jeans, is a fine representation of this web conferencing tool.

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Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know

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Changes have been made from the previous report, including vendors who are now out and new ones that are now “in” . Q: What is the criteria for vendors being listed in the report? The 10% – Cool features that do not fit in any of the below sections, for example, a couple of vendors have a built-in CRM, that’s cool, another two supported Office 365 – very nice. I had one on my web site in 1994.

Review of #ASTD2014 International Conference and Expo

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Although after talking to several vendors, irritation seemed to be a part of their response to me. Estimate 55% e-learning related content, including e-learning vendors and ILT vendors who added a “virtual training” component as part of their offerings. To me, many more LMS vendors than in the past, especially some newbies I’ve never seen attend the show. Great to see Saba attend the event. Expo vendor pick up in terms of leads and traffic.

Early Look – Top 50 Learning Systems 4 2018

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I could easily argue that a micro-learning platform can slide under a learning engagement platform and/or a learning platform in of itself. Plus there are vendors who say they are this and then when something gets hot the next year or the change their “spin”, they are now in this category. and a link to the vendor’s web site (you can see the site in the page and then bounce for more info). 15th, albeit, I will be working on adding vendors, etc.