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15Five

5 Ratings

Saba

Top Rated
32 Ratings

15Five

5 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

Saba

Top Rated
32 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

15Five

I think 15Five is well suited for any organization but especially well suited for larger teams and/or teams that are in various geographical locations. For small teams that work closely together on a daily basis, the user may not see the same returns since there would be ample opportunity for communication.

Saba

Saba is great for all types of users (from technology natives to technology avoiders). The mobile apps are a great complement if your workforce is on the move! Saba is also well-suited for a large, global workforce and supports many languages. The application also performs well for small businesses and franchises.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

15Five
10.0
Saba
6.5
Corporate goal setting
15Five
10.0
Saba
5.9
Subordinate goal setting
15Five
10.0
Saba
6.0
Individual goal setting
15Five
10.0
Saba
6.9
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
10.0
Saba
6.4
Performance tracking
15Five
10.0
Saba
7.1

Performance Management

15Five
9.1
Saba
6.7
Performance plans
15Five
10.0
Saba
6.8
Review status tracking
15Five
10.0
Saba
6.6
Rater nomination workflow
15Five
10.0
Saba
7.4
Review reminders
15Five
10.0
Saba
6.8
Workflow restrictions
15Five
7.0
Saba
6.4
Multiple review frequency
15Five
7.0
Saba
7.1
Reporting
15Five
10.0
Saba
6.9
Plan weighting
15Five
Saba
6.6
Performance improvement plans
15Five
Saba
5.7

Succession Planning

15Five
Saba
5.4
Create succession plans/pools
15Five
Saba
5.8
Candidate ranking
15Five
Saba
5.5
Candidate search
15Five
Saba
5.3
Candidate development
15Five
Saba
5.0

Recruiting / ATS

15Five
Saba
4.7
Job Requisition Management
15Five
Saba
6.4
Company Website Posting
15Five
Saba
6.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
15Five
Saba
2.7
Candidate Search
15Five
Saba
2.7
Applicant Tracking
15Five
Saba
2.7
Collaboration
15Five
Saba
4.5
Email Templates
15Five
Saba
5.5
User Permissions
15Five
Saba
5.5
Notifications and Alerts
15Five
Saba
4.7
Reporting
15Five
Saba
6.2

Pros

  • Flexibility to set your questions by company/team/individual.
  • It is a weekly reporting platform that also has the functionality to do end of year reviews. Having continuity makes the end of year process much more streamlined.
  • Allows individuals to set, report and record progress on weekly goals. These users can then go back later and review these goals and progress throughout the year.
  • Prescriptive Rules allow us to assign training based on data parameters such as job titles and campus locations. Previously, these assignments were manually created and the result of hours of data analysis.
  • Saba's options allow us to provide self-assignment options based on responses to questions related to actual job functions. They also allow us to integrate with collaborative partners in other organizations.

Cons

  • Although I mentioned customization as a positive aspect, it could use some improvements. The backend process of updating the questions, and setting them to a certain schedule, can be a bit confusing. This process could be streamlined.
  • The commenting process can be a bit confusing. If a person is tagged/mentioned in a comment, they are typically sent an email notifying them. However, it can be difficult to locate where you can reply and continue the conversation. Although a simple issue, it seems it could be easily rectified.
  • I would like to see more integration of the team portion of 15Five. It seems this feature is not as prominent, so you can easily get stuck in just your specific 15Five information.
  • There are quite a few complexities for learning administrators who are responsible for managing training, but the coming releases are slated to address some of these challenges to improve the experience.

Likelihood to Renew

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Saba7.2
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The only reason I wouldn't rate this a 10 is because we always want to evaluate the technology we use to drive our business. While Saba would be the "leader in the clubhouse", we would still perform our due diligence when it's time to renew.

Usability

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Saba6.4
Based on 2 answers
Complications with changing behaviors when operational changes are made.

Support

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Saba3.0
Based on 2 answers
Too many touches and lack of support team understanding of the issue.

Implementation

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Saba4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.

Alternatives Considered

15Five is the first performance management system I have utilized.
Saba was extremely similar to Cornerstone, but we decided to go with Saba because of the cost of implementation and the integration with job competencies.

Return on Investment

  • 15Five has positively impacted the information provided to our leadership team. Our direct supports feel more connected to their department and are able to resolve issues as they arise, or even beforehand.
  • It has provided a positive impact on the 'kudos' or positive reinforcement our employees can provide to one another.
  • Positive Impact

Pricing Details

15Five

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Saba

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details