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Likelihood to Recommend

Coursera

It's absolutely ideal for programming. Today, most programming environments are available for free and enthusiasts can tinker with programming on their own. But Coursera structures that process and presents iteratively more complex assignments to the student.I found it useful for non-programming. I took a refresher Calculus course and the user was able to enter solutions symbolically which I found impressive.
Rei Shinozuka, CFA®, FRM® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

Saba LMS is well-suited for Life Sciences, Banking and Manufacturing industries. However, if it is a new implementation, it will be good to have Saba Cloud. If it is implemented for the organizations where legacy applications to be migrated, Saba Cloud would not be the right choice. Reports and Analytics in Saba Cloud are unique and it is not available in other LMS applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.7
New hire portal
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.9
Compliance tracking and reporting
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.1

Performance and Goals

Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.2
Corporate goal setting
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.3
Subordinate goal setting
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.2
Individual goal setting
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.6
Performance tracking
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.6

Performance Management

Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.6
Performance plans
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.2
Plan weighting
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.6
Manager note taking
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.4
Performance improvement plans
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.3
Review status tracking
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.9
Rater nomination workflow
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.1
Review reminders
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.9
Workflow restrictions
Coursera
Saba Cloud
6.9
Multiple review frequency
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.6
Reporting
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.3

Succession Planning

Coursera
Saba Cloud
6.7
Create succession plans/pools
Coursera
Saba Cloud
6.7
Candidate ranking
Coursera
Saba Cloud
6.7
Candidate search
Coursera
Saba Cloud
6.5
Candidate development
Coursera
Saba Cloud
6.8

Recruiting / ATS

Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.2
Job Requisition Management
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.3
Company Website Posting
Coursera
Saba Cloud
6.8
Publish to Social Media
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.3
Job Search Site Posting
Coursera
Saba Cloud
6.8
Customized Application Form
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.3
Resume Management
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.2
Candidate Search
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.1
Applicant Tracking
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.2
Collaboration
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.5
Email Templates
Coursera
Saba Cloud
6.7
User Permissions
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.1
Notifications and Alerts
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.5
Reporting
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.0

Learning Management

Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.9
Course authoring
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.6
Course catalog or library
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.1
Player/Portal
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.6
Learning content
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.7
Mobile friendly
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.6
Progress tracking & certifications
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.4
Assignments
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.1
Compliance management
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.2
Learning administration
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.3
Learning reporting & analytics
Coursera
Saba Cloud
7.6
Social learning
Coursera
Saba Cloud
8.1

Pros

Coursera

  • Coursera is very well organized. They are partnered with the most important educational institutions around the world.
  • They are very “up to date” in topics of interest and new courses.
  • Coursera has the widest catalog of courses, all of them with a certification given by them in name of a professional institution, like universities.
  • They also have programs together with universities that allow you to get a Masters Degree and Specializations. (Which is awesome)
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

  • 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.
Paul Ellison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Coursera

  • The problem with Coursera is the moderation in the forums. From the few courses I have taken, many of my classmates were criticized heavily or bullied by other classmates for asking questions in the forum. This hasn’t gotten any attention from the forum moderators which makes the community feel uneasy with helping each other.
  • Most of the courses and the related materials used to be freely available on Coursera. However, with the recent changes, some of the courses are categorized into specific tracks, and they are not free anymore. However I am glad that one can still audit the paid courses, but access to the course materials may be limited.
  • Some courses are only available on specific dates and I have missed out on classes I was really interested in.
Ilia Tarasov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

  • 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.
Chris Salles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.3
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.
Stefano Tempesta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 1 answer
User-friendly and developer-friendly Web UI.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.7
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

Coursera

Coursera 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I’ve used it a couple of times and... that did great. They take their time, but in the end they solve your issues.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 8.1
Based on 19 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

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
Musham Yadagiri | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Donovon Carter | 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

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.
Ilia Tarasov | 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

Coursera

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

Coursera
10.0
Saba Cloud
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Coursera
10.0
Saba Cloud
7.3

Usability

Coursera
10.0
Saba Cloud
7.7

Support Rating

Coursera
9.0
Saba Cloud
8.1

Implementation Rating

Coursera
10.0
Saba Cloud
4.0

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