Coursera vs. Saba Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Coursera
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Coursera is a learning management platform from the company of the same name in Mountain View, California.
$400
Per User Per Year
Saba Cloud
Score 7.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Saba Cloud is a talent management suite which includes performance management, succession planning, learning management, planning, and recruiting. The vendor intends the cloud-based platform to be highly scalable to enable continuous corporate employee development.N/A
Pricing
CourseraSaba Cloud
Editions & Modules
Team
$400
Per User Per Year
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CourseraSaba Cloud
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
CourseraSaba Cloud
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Coursera
8.8
4 Ratings
3% above category average
Saba Cloud
8.9
31 Ratings
23% above category average
Course authoring8.94 Ratings9.024 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.14 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Player/Portal8.94 Ratings8.528 Ratings
Learning content9.54 Ratings9.029 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.24 Ratings9.530 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics8.03 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Social learning8.94 Ratings8.021 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings9.529 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Coursera
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
8.0
24 Ratings
9% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.411 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.519 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Coursera
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
7.9
26 Ratings
8% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.724 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.026 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.725 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Coursera
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
7.5
28 Ratings
9% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings6.614 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.818 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.519 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings7.515 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.618 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings6.414 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.116 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings7.027 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Coursera
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
7.7
14 Ratings
7% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.613 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.312 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.512 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.413 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Coursera
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
8.6
8 Ratings
16% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.75 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.35 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings8.55 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings9.26 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings9.28 Ratings
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User Ratings
CourseraSaba Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(17 ratings)
9.0
(50 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
4.5
(5 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CourseraSaba Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Coursera
The Coursera platform can be a useful part of your overall learning content portfolio if utilized correctly. It's fantastic for asynchronous courses that don't necessarily need a dedicated faculty member (though I'd highly recommend at least having some discussion moderators/student workers) and for offering MOOCs. The ability for the learners to contribute translations really makes it ideal for the international learning community - I am always amazed to see a course we launched with 2-3 languages to quickly have 10-12 more added. This feature really helps expand the audience reach and Coursera has such a large following already that it can grow seemingly overnight.
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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
Coursera
  • Interaction: the student learns by doing. For programming courses, this means programming!
  • Assessments: the courses I'd taken ask students to grade each others work with a rubric. This is hugely effective and permits tests and quizzes to be other than multiple choice.
  • Creativity and enthusiasm of the instructors. Some of the approaches demonstrated real out-of-the-box thinking by the instructors. For example, the Rice Python course was a self-contained website requiring no installation of IDE on one's computer, and the final project was a working version of Asteroids.
  • Low cost of entry: most of the course I enrolled in were free, with an optional fee for certifications. This really gives people the freedom to explore learning. It's almost like a Public Library of Learning.
  • Coursera forces a weekly discipline on the user with lectures and assignments and this really motivates one to put in the effort.
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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
Coursera
  • Some of the courses (very few) have some old information (more than 2 years), and in some areas like technology the information has to be very new and updated.
  • Some professors or people doing videos are not good in front of the camera, they should train their people a little bit more for those things.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Coursera
Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
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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
Coursera
User-friendly and developer-friendly Web UI.
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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
Coursera
I’ve used it a couple of times and... that did great. They take their time, but in the end they solve your issues.
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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
Coursera
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
Was not involved with integration.
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Alternatives Considered
Coursera
I think Coursera has the best overall interface. I think you will find that different platforms go in different directions, and have different specialities. For the most part the differences are more in the types of courses they offer than one being particularly better than the other, so it comes down to content for me.
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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
Coursera
  • The greatest benefit of Coursera is access to quality courses on various subjects that you can either browse or dive in deeply. Customizable, flexible and accessible.
  • Helps our department to recommend trainees courses on this website and gain important knowledge. Also, the courses are provided by big-name universities which helps students in their careers
  • Developing and exploring professional skills.
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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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ScreenShots

Saba Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of The Intelligent Mentor in Action - RecommendationsScreenshot of Learning PlanScreenshot of Informal LearningScreenshot of Performance Check-insScreenshot of Succession Talent DashboardScreenshot of Organizational Planning