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Saba

Top Rated
32 Ratings

Absorb Anywhere LMS

5 Ratings
Score 4.9 out of 101

Saba

Top Rated
32 Ratings
Score 7.4 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

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.
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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
6.9

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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  • 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.
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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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  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Saba7.2
Based on 4 answers
Typically customers that acquire a Saba solution rarely move away. There are reasons and "legends" behind this. The investment is significant. Time and money are required to make the engine go smoothly. But once it runs at full capacity, it doesn't stop! Professional Services are extremely competent and able to close implementation gaps quickly.
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Usability

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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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Saba2.9
Based on 2 answers
Too many touches and lack of support team understanding of the issue.
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Implementation

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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 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.
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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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  • Saba has helped us automate our performance review process - everything used to be submitted to excel documents before we implemented saba.
  • Saba has helped us assign and track learning, before implementation we did not even have an LMS
  • Saba has served as the foundation for our first recognition program through the use of impressions
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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
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Saba

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