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80 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Saba Cloud ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Learning Management

8.5

Absorb LMS

85%
9.1

Saba Cloud

91%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 9/13 features

Course authoring

8.8
88%
8 Ratings
6.9
69%
21 Ratings

Course catalog or library

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
9.3
93%
28 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
9.3
93%
25 Ratings

Learning content

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
9.8
98%
27 Ratings

Mobile friendly

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
9.8
98%
22 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
9.4
94%
27 Ratings

Assignments

8.7
87%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
26 Ratings

Compliance management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
9.3
93%
28 Ratings

Learning administration

8.6
86%
9 Ratings
9.4
94%
27 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

7.5
75%
8 Ratings
9.3
93%
27 Ratings

Social learning

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.8
98%
19 Ratings

Gamification

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

Absorb LMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Saba Cloud

82%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
11 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
18 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
22 Ratings

Performance and Goals

Absorb LMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.8

Saba Cloud

98%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 5/5 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
23 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
23 Ratings

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
24 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
24 Ratings

Performance tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
23 Ratings

Performance Management

Absorb LMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

Saba Cloud

84%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 10/10 features

Performance plans

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
20 Ratings

Plan weighting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
13 Ratings

Manager note taking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
14 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
17 Ratings

Review status tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
18 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
14 Ratings

Review reminders

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
17 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
13 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
14 Ratings

Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
25 Ratings

Succession Planning

Absorb LMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

Saba Cloud

84%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
12 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
11 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
11 Ratings

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
12 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

Absorb LMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.9

Saba Cloud

89%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 14/14 features

Job Requisition Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
5 Ratings

Company Website Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
5 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
4 Ratings

Customized Application Form

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
4 Ratings

Resume Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
4 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Candidate Search

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
5 Ratings

Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Email Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
6 Ratings

User Permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
8 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Absorb LMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
  • Saba Cloud is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Absorb LMS

83%
10 Ratings
9.5

Saba Cloud

95%
47 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Absorb LMS

91%
1 Rating
4.5

Saba Cloud

45%
5 Ratings

Usability

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8

Saba Cloud

78%
11 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Absorb LMS

90%
4 Ratings
8.4

Saba Cloud

84%
24 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5

Saba Cloud

45%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS Software Inc.

All in all, the Absorb LMS system is a user-friendly system for the employee as well as the administrator. Creating courses is not cumbersome and allows for a variety of types. The only missing type of content that it doesn't allow is the upload of a PPT that can be viewed directly in the training window instead of forcing the download to the user's computer. The workaround is to save the PPT presentation as a video or to create a scorm file. I really like the scheduled emailed course activity reports that can be set up for course owners so that they may track course completion by users. All in all, I would highly rate the system from a cost standpoint, user-friendliness, and in the area of course creation. I do wish the more advanced reporting features were included without a significant cost upgrade.
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Cornerstone OnDemand

Our organization uses Saba Cloud primarily to manage all types of learning systems or staff training empirically. In addition, it provides us with a quick test-based follow-up to the trainees. We use Saba Cloud to train our clientele in a professional manner with respect to our worldwide online service. With this tool we are able to enhance the customer experience with the organization. Similarly, our organization uses Saba Cloud to monitor the performance and effectiveness of our employees and customers after having access to all the information provided by the application to subsequently make learning and development reports.
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Pros

Absorb LMS Software Inc.

  • The admin reporting dashboard is amazing. Customizing widgets with course stats for our courses allows us to see (or share with stakeholders) visual representations of our progress immediately upon login.
  • Publishing SCORM content from Create into the LMS is seamless. Maintenance and editing is a breeze!
  • I have worked in many systems in my tenure as a designer at multiple companies- the admin side of Absorb is by FAR the easiest to learn and use. Many systems have a deeply nested structure that is difficult to navigate - Absorb has lots of features and options but doesn't nest them in a way that difficult to understand.
  • The LMS is flexible and provides options regarding course setup that is nearly limitless. If you want multiple lessons within one course you can do that- if you want only one lesson per course but then you want to build a curriculum you can do that. You can enforce orders with ease. Set up enrollment rules with ease. Use email messaging from within the system- or turn it off for individual courses while not affecting global levels. Those are just a few examples of things I have done in Absorb with ease that couldn't be done in other systems I worked with.
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Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Skills Management - Saba has allowed us to set specific expectations for employees based upon their role, and this has clarified the skill requirements for employees.
  • Goal Management - With Saba, managers can easily create goals aligned up to senior leadership, and then work with their direct reports to create supporting goals.
  • Learning Management - Using Saba's built-in Smart Lists, assigning compliance training is a simple process that used to be a challenge in our former LMS.
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Cons

Absorb LMS Software Inc.

  • Communication of updates in the Platform can be improved.
  • Social interactions amongst the learners can be improved to facilitate an environment of learning.
  • A quick search bar can be added to search for courses.
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Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Saba continues to improve their reporting and analytics. While it is much improved over previous versions, it can be improved.
  • Release Notes for system updates need to be delivered to admins farther in advance of the update in order to prepare properly.
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Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Absorb LMS editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Saba Cloud

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Saba Cloud editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      I enjoy using Absorb, especially as a first-time user and not being familiar with an LMS. I have also received a great amount of support.
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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      As someone who creates classes and is also a learning administrator in the system, I have run into some issues with the system's capabilities for my needs. I am not a fan of having to use Adobe Captivate to download a PowerPoint presentation into the system, as my training sessions are much more than a glorified PowerPoint. Our organization has yet to turn on Saba Meetings, which may help with these limitations.
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      Support Rating

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      Support is very helpful when needed. It is easy to open a ticket and support is always quick to assist in getting the issue fixed the first time. My only issue was an issue we had for a long time when trying to get the file feed up and running which never seemed to work right, however it does now work correctly the way we want it to.
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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      For the times that we have used the support provided by Saba, it has been a very pleasurable experience for our department. Part of our package with Saba includes a specified number of hours of "training" time with Saba. During these meetings, we have shared our desires of the product and the support personnel have either shown us how to accomplish our task or they have taken our requests to their developers to look at future enhancements. Overall, very pleased with the support.
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      Implementation Rating

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      Was not involved with integration.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      Absorb LMS is the only LMS we have used and we made the selection based on recommendations from other Learning and Development Professionals in our industry.
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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      We had extensive reviews with a plan of what we needed and must have out of the system, including custom learning paths and tracking inside our HRIS system to grant permissions and positions based on completed learning certifications and courses. We weighed each option and chose based on the one that met the most of the must-haves.
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      Return on Investment

      Absorb LMS Software Inc.

      • Absorb [LMS] allows us to decrease live customer training by 80 percent
      • Required much larger time investment than expected
      • Consulting services routinely delivered modules late
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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      • This may seem small but with 90% of our workforce not at our main facility just the fact that since July 1, 2021, we have had over 18,956 compliance-related training completed by our staff. Do the math the ROI is wonderful.
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