HealthStream Learning & Performance vs. Saba Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HealthStream Learning & Performance
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
HealthStream is a cloud-based Talent Management Suite specifically designed for the healthcare sector. Focused on training (LMS), the suite also includes performance management, competency, simulation and credentialing. HealthStream also provides research services to healthcare organizations.N/A
Saba Cloud
Score 7.4 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
HealthStream Learning & PerformanceSaba Cloud
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HealthStream Learning & PerformanceSaba 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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Community Pulse
HealthStream Learning & PerformanceSaba Cloud
Considered Both Products
HealthStream Learning & Performance

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Saba Cloud
Chose Saba Cloud
As an LMS, it has everything that its competitors offer. The integration capability at a great price made the decision easy.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
HealthStream Learning & PerformanceSaba Cloud
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
HealthStream Learning & Performance
6.0
8 Ratings
22% below category average
Saba Cloud
7.8
26 Ratings
7% above category average
Corporate goal setting5.86 Ratings8.424 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting5.05 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Individual goal setting5.86 Ratings8.026 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility6.86 Ratings8.625 Ratings
Performance tracking6.88 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
HealthStream Learning & Performance
6.8
9 Ratings
16% below category average
Saba Cloud
7.3
28 Ratings
7% above category average
Performance plans6.24 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Plan weighting5.03 Ratings6.514 Ratings
Manager note taking5.01 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.05 Ratings7.418 Ratings
Review status tracking8.08 Ratings8.119 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow7.03 Ratings7.415 Ratings
Review reminders9.04 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Workflow restrictions5.02 Ratings6.414 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.03 Ratings7.116 Ratings
Reporting7.78 Ratings7.027 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
HealthStream Learning & Performance
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Ratings
Saba Cloud
7.9
24 Ratings
7% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.511 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.219 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
HealthStream Learning & Performance
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
7.6
14 Ratings
6% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.312 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.412 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.413 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
HealthStream Learning & Performance
-
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
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
HealthStream Learning & Performance
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
8.9
31 Ratings
23% above category average
Course authoring00 Ratings9.024 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.528 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings9.029 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings9.530 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings9.529 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings8.930 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings8.930 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings8.021 Ratings
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User Ratings
HealthStream Learning & PerformanceSaba Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(21 ratings)
9.0
(50 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(12 ratings)
4.5
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(11 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.9
(5 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
HealthStream Learning & PerformanceSaba Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
HealthStream
HealthStream is a wonderful tool for assigning assessments and evaluating knowledge. The assessments have a large pool of questions to pull from. The exams are timed and will generate a test report at the end of the exam so the clinical team can see what tests were passed and failed. These are helpful in ensuring we know what the nurse needs extra education on. HealthStream would be less suited for education items that would need to be validated in person...skills such as CPR.
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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
HealthStream
  • Reporting. Having the ability to track compliance (and non-compliance) at our fingertips ensures that we are up-to-date with Federal, State, Local and internal policies, requirements and educational initiatives
  • Customization. Developing in-house materials, specific to our variable training needs is a huge plus - HealthStream's commitment to SCORM-ready content since 2011 has made it simple for us to connect, engage and interact with all of our staff and providers.
  • Integration. Allowing us to interface with our HRM/HRIS systems is invaluable. Keeping up with a dynamic workforce, both in terms of retention and attrition, would not be possible without our current interface structures.
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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
HealthStream
  • Embedding elearning tutorials into HealthStream can be a bit complicated, and even slow down the site for the end user. In my experience, I found it much easier to just offer a link to the tutorial through the assessment portion.
  • Keeping users synced into the most up-to-date user groups can be a bit tricky. If you create your own student groups, and then these students transfer to a different job role or department, you will manually have to make these changes yourself. A more automated process would be great.
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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
HealthStream
We just can't imagine NOT having HealthStream as it has become such a part of our training system. The per user cost has actually gone down from 3 years ago. However, we are using more courses we have purchased. This allows us to be more efficient with our time and more convenient for the end users. We are considering purchasing other aspects of the system.
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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
HealthStream
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
HealthStream
I only used HealthStream for a short time, but it wasn’t overly user-friendly or pretty. There were some quirks that I didn’t like, like the quiz builder or uploading lists. Whenever you assigned a group it was difficult to tell and confirm that the assignment went out. Overall I like other systems better.
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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
HealthStream
No answers on this topic
Cornerstone OnDemand
Was not involved with integration.
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Alternatives Considered
HealthStream
The interface for HealthStream is 1000x better than My Learning. I still struggle to find my assignments and upcoming in person training on My Learning. It is not intuitive and doesn't have a dashboard when you sign on to see everything at once. HealthStream lets me easily see my assignments, their due dates, and any upcoming dates
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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
HealthStream
  • More efficiency. Easy way to implement training to a larger group of people.
  • Helps to orientate new hires to our organization quicker.
  • Consistency with training messages. We can communicate a method that can be easily adopted and implement across the organization.
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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

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