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Saba

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Score 4.8 out of 101

Saba

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Score 7.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb Anywhere LMS

Absorb worked well for us for a number of years but once we started to push the limits of the software, the company and the product let us down. Support became unresponsive and the product enhancements that we were told were coming never did.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
6.5
Corporate goal setting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
5.9
Subordinate goal setting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
6.0
Individual goal setting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
6.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
6.4
Performance tracking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
7.1

Performance Management

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
6.7
Performance plans
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
6.8
Plan weighting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
6.6
Performance improvement plans
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
5.7
Review status tracking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
6.6
Rater nomination workflow
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
7.5
Review reminders
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
6.8
Workflow restrictions
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
6.4
Multiple review frequency
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
7.1
Reporting
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
6.4

Succession Planning

Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
5.4
Create succession plans/pools
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
5.8
Candidate ranking
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
5.5
Candidate search
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
5.3
Candidate development
Absorb Anywhere LMS
Saba
5.0

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
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  • Notifications
  • Automated Course Assignments
  • Workspaces
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Cons

  • Customer Support is unresponsive and poor
  • Inconsistent interface in the product
  • Reporting out of Absorb is cumbersome
  • No search functionality within courses.
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  • The administrative side of Saba is extremely complex and is a lot for a single saba administrator to manage
  • There are many click paths for users to complete simple functions like signing up for e-learning or editing a goal
  • The succession planning module is limited and does not allow for much flexibility to create custom 9-block grids or integrated dashboards
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Likelihood to Renew

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Saba7.2
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.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
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Saba6.4
Based on 2 answers
Complications with changing behaviors when operational changes are made.
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Support

Absorb Anywhere LMS1.0
Based on 1 answer
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
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Saba2.8
Based on 2 answers
Too many touches and lack of support team understanding of the issue.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Saba4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
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Alternatives Considered

At the time of selection, we went with Absorb as they were one of the few that could handle online transactions for courses. We are in the process of migrating to Skilljar and will be discontinuing our subscription to Absorb in 2018.
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I would use Saba over the previous program.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to lighten the work load on our finance team by moving course purchase processing to the online platform.
  • Learning team was able to reduce the amount of live training and travel.
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  • We have been able to meet our performance objectives
  • We have been able to meet our learning objectives
  • Have have not been able to meet our succession and compensation objectives
  • We're half way on the social front
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Pricing Details

Absorb Anywhere LMS

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