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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS

Absorb is very well suited for any company looking to standardize training for all employees. It is also best suited when paired with a course vendor to pick specific courses aimed towards employees and their interests. This makes orientation very simple. We used to have a 2-hour orientation conference to cover everything these courses can cover.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Absorb LMS
9.0
Saba Cloud
9.3
Course authoring
Absorb LMS
8.0
Saba Cloud
8.0
Player/Portal
Absorb LMS
8.0
Saba Cloud
9.1
Mobile friendly
Absorb LMS
7.0
Saba Cloud
9.4
Progress tracking & certifications
Absorb LMS
10.0
Saba Cloud
9.4
Assignments
Absorb LMS
10.0
Saba Cloud
9.6
Compliance management
Absorb LMS
10.0
Saba Cloud
9.3
Learning administration
Absorb LMS
9.0
Saba Cloud
9.4
Learning reporting & analytics
Absorb LMS
10.0
Saba Cloud
9.2
Course catalog or library
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.3
Learning content
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.5
Social learning
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.6

Onboarding

Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.1
New hire portal
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.3
Compliance tracking and reporting
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.0

Performance and Goals

Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.6
Corporate goal setting
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.6
Subordinate goal setting
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.6
Individual goal setting
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.6
Line-of sight-visibility
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.1
Performance tracking
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.7

Performance Management

Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.9
Performance plans
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.4
Plan weighting
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.8
Manager note taking
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
7.9
Performance improvement plans
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.8
Review status tracking
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.3
Rater nomination workflow
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.7
Review reminders
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.8
Workflow restrictions
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.4
Multiple review frequency
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.2
Reporting
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.3

Succession Planning

Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.7
Create succession plans/pools
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.2
Candidate ranking
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.6
Candidate search
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.6
Candidate development
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.6

Recruiting / ATS

Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.4
Job Requisition Management
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.9
Company Website Posting
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.9
Publish to Social Media
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.9
Job Search Site Posting
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.9
Customized Application Form
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.9
Resume Management
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.9
Candidate Search
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.9
Applicant Tracking
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.9
Collaboration
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.0
Email Templates
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.9
User Permissions
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
8.9
Notifications and Alerts
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.0
Reporting
Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
9.9

Pros

Absorb LMS

  • Clean interface for learners
  • Logical organization of courses
  • Admin portal is OK
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

  • Saba Cloud has Social Learning, Informal Learning, Micro/Nano Learning, Video Learning, and Mobile Learning features for the users.
  • Extended Enterprise Learning available in Saba Cloud can help organizations to take the eLearning contents to the external stakeholders which will have multiple advantages (E-Commerce).
  • Configure, schedule and manage Webinars, Meetings, and Events within the Saba Cloud LMS.
  • Social enterprise tools including Groups, Communities, Discussions, Blogs, and Wikis, along with rating and comments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb LMS

  • Automated creation of manager groups.
  • Easier way of seeing who employees report to so we can create manager groups.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

  • Simplify the creation of a learning event. Right now, it seems to be over-engineered, which might work for some organizations, but is not great for our organization.
  • Minor tweaks with goal management, such as being able to copy goals from one employee to another, or for a goal assigned to multiple individuals, the ability to make a change to one individual, and the change carries over to the other individuals.
Paul Ellison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.3
Based on 4 answers
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.
Chris Salles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.8
Based on 11 answers
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.
Ashley Gibson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 8.4
Based on 26 answers
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.
Bruce Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 4.0
Based on 2 answers
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
Musham Yadagiri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Absorb LMS

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.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb LMS

  • This has been a positive ROI as we can track all course completions for audits as well as cutting costs for travel and training.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

  • We were able to get Saba's entire Talent Cloud for the cost of our last LMS. That meant we were able to implement performance management for no additional licensing costs.
  • There's no doubt that any organization burdened with compliance requirements needs an LMS. Saba has all the bells and whistles needed.
Jeanne Bonzon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

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

Saba Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS
8.0
Saba Cloud
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
7.3

Usability

Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
7.8

Support Rating

Absorb LMS
9.0
Saba Cloud
8.4

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS
Saba Cloud
4.0

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