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15Five

5 Ratings

Saba

31 Ratings

15Five

5 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Saba

31 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

15Five

15Five is well suited for businesses/groups that are transparent, and willing to share information. If an organization was not a place where information is freely shared, it would not be helpful. Although, it could improve the level of transparency, as members of the organization could have space where they feel comfortable to share information. There are several different privacy settings within the each 15Five, so users can choose what they want to share. Also, it's best to make sure you/your organization has the time to use 15Five. It can be time-consuming for users, but also for those reviewing employees 15Five. It can be a lot of information to sift through. However, the layout of the software is easy to engage with and digest, which is helpful! Additionally, it's important to share with the team how 15Five works, and why it's being utilized. Depending on the questions that are set up within the software, it would seem a bit invasive to some. However, if a clear expectation is set prior to use 15Five, this may not be an issue.

Saba

We feel as the Saba LMS is great for anyone that has their own content creators or utilize 3rd parties for content. It can even function as an LRS, HRMS, LMS, as has other vast options. It is great for those that want to condense systems into one, however anyone that wants a stand-alone LMS, it can function as this, but works better with direct ties to HRIS.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

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

  • Goals/To-do lists: 15Five is a great tool for creating to do lists or establishing goals for the week. Employees can add them easily, and check them off when completed. For me, this has provided a helpful visual of what needs to be accomplished that week.
  • It's easy to send information out to anyone in the organization - tagging individuals or @all is an easy way to share information within the platform. Our president is a big fan of 15Five, and she has utilized it as a way to disseminate information throughout our organization. Information can be uploaded in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access manner.
  • Reminders - it's easy to set up reminders within the program, to ensure employees are completing their portion. As an employee, the reminders are helpful in encouraging completion.
  • Customizable questions - direct supports/supervisors can set up different questions to be asked of employees from week to week. This is helpful if there are questions that are needed to be asked weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. Being able to change questions regularly is great.
  • The social collaboration aspects of the tool were unparalleled to any other we looked at. It has lead to us transitioning our intranet onto it as well.
  • Unlike other platforms they put learning at the core of all they do, and that was something we wanted to help create a culture of personal development.

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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Saba7.1
Based on 4 answers
We are continuing with ERP systems that include learning, performance, and succession with increased user/community training and US-based support.

Usability

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Saba6.5
Based on 2 answers
Complications with changing behaviors when operational changes are made.

Support

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Saba3.2
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.
I have used a lot of LMSs in the past and I think that Saba does a lot of good things that the others could not do effectively. Automated the assignment of courses is difficult but this has a lot to do with business rules and organizational structure. I think the Saba's UI is more modern in its design and is a lot more user-friendly to administer than the other products listed.

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.
  • Automated course assignments are a positive
  • Ability to integrate with most content services is a positive
  • Inflexible functionality such as changing the due dates on a recurring course is a negative

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