Microsoft Dynamics 365 vs. Saba TalentSpace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a CRM providing sales, marketing, and service functionality. It is offered as SaaS and on-premise. Dynamics 365 is part of the larger Dynamics suite of business intelligence and ERP products.
$44
per month
Saba TalentSpace
Score 7.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Halogen Software offers a cloud-based talent management suite that includes recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning and compensation programs. It is optimized for mid-sized businesses.N/A
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics 365Saba TalentSpace
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft Dynamics 365Saba TalentSpace
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
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Top Pros
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Features
Microsoft Dynamics 365Saba TalentSpace
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
69 Ratings
4% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
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Ratings
Customer data management / contact management8.668 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management7.266 Ratings00 Ratings
Territory management8.250 Ratings00 Ratings
Opportunity management8.462 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)7.765 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract management8.451 Ratings00 Ratings
Quote & order management8.447 Ratings00 Ratings
Interaction tracking7.259 Ratings00 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management7.750 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
6.9
54 Ratings
8% below category average
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Case management7.850 Ratings00 Ratings
Call center management8.144 Ratings00 Ratings
Help desk management4.948 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.8
66 Ratings
3% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Lead management8.460 Ratings00 Ratings
Email marketing7.261 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.8
63 Ratings
3% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Task management7.458 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management7.743 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting8.452 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.9
64 Ratings
16% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Forecasting9.154 Ratings00 Ratings
Pipeline visualization9.160 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports8.463 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9
66 Ratings
4% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Custom fields8.465 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom objects7.960 Ratings00 Ratings
Scripting environment8.447 Ratings00 Ratings
API for custom integration6.951 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
61 Ratings
4% below category average
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability8.455 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.656 Ratings00 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
36 Ratings
10% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Social data8.435 Ratings00 Ratings
Social engagement7.736 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.7
55 Ratings
7% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Marketing automation7.755 Ratings00 Ratings
Compensation management7.728 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.4
47 Ratings
12% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Mobile access8.447 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
-
Ratings
Saba TalentSpace
7.8
8 Ratings
6% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
-
Ratings
Saba TalentSpace
5.1
33 Ratings
35% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings3.528 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings3.628 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.232 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings4.929 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings6.432 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
-
Ratings
Saba TalentSpace
6.1
32 Ratings
12% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings4.628 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings6.012 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings3.625 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings5.430 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings6.332 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.024 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings3.130 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Dynamics 365
-
Ratings
Saba TalentSpace
7.8
5 Ratings
8% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365Saba TalentSpace
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(88 ratings)
4.4
(58 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(20 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(18 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(11 ratings)
4.4
(12 ratings)
Online Training
7.5
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.2
(4 ratings)
8.1
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
3.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft Dynamics 365Saba TalentSpace
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
All told, if it hadn't been for the fact that we were testing it with both employees who knew CRM lingo and those who were new, we wouldn't have found such an issue. The program itself can be very useful for people who already manage CRMs, who know how to use them, who know how to run and manage employees on them, namely because of the "one-stop-shop" concept in data visibility. When it came down to it though, if you have high-turnover, then this product will devolve into only being used for it's base components. Down the middle, we found that the people who'd been in marketing for 4-5 years fell into the product easily because of the way it was written. Everyone before that, with novice experience, thought it was written like a textbook for a graduate class - little to no leeway if you don't happen to know one specific term
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Cornerstone OnDemand
I think it's a good platform for tracking and monitoring goals, feedback, and development. We don't use the 1:1 meeting feature, however, I can see how that would be valuable for many organizations. I do like that it is very customizable, however, that also presents problems in that sometimes forms and/or processes can be a bit challenging to create easily and quickly.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Some useful out-of-the-box features, like mass uploads of Leads from trade shows or when qualifying a Lead, CRM automatically creates the Opportunity, Contact, and Account for you, etc.
  • Really powerful customizations through the user interface to improve user experience. Things like Business Rules, for example, if Field A = 1, then Field B = 2 and Field C = 2, if Field A = 2, then Field B and Field C don't apply, so automatically hide them.
  • Or other functionality that improves user experience, like Business Process Flows. These walk users step by step through our business process, helping them know when certain actions should take place, and at what point other data is now required. We've used this extensively with our Lead to Opportunity to Quote to Order process, helping users understand the business process each step of the way.
  • Customizations built on top of the platform now called model-driven PowerApps. You can have connections to "typical" data, like Accounts, Contacts, or Opportunities, for example, but then connect that data to custom entities, records that only apply to your specific business. This is all done through the user interface and allows you to customize and automate specific line-of-business applications for your specific needs.
  • Behind the scenes, D365 CE is built on SQL. So the data conforms to industry standards and makes it much easier to interact with. Your developers and IT team will thank you.
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  • 1:1 agendas are easy to create, add comments to and prompt excellent conversation flow on the topics that truly matter to the manager and the employee.
  • The system can be easily customized to reflect your company's language and culture. We did this in several areas of the platform (goals, development, learning), and it made a world of difference in the understanding and adaptation of our users. One example is that in each learning module, we added 3 questions in the course description so that managers would be automatically prompted to ask to follow up / learning transfer questions when their employees enroll and take a learning course.
  • Halogen support is outstanding. Any question I have had has been answered upon the first contact or within 24 hours.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 storage & license cost can prohibit some large deployments or even cost-sensitive small projects from using the platform (although I'm certain most deployments would realize a positive ROI if implemented correctly with process automation).
  • The cost and licensing document for Dynamics 365 is 61 pages and will take a rocket scientist to understand it. It's better to just have your Microsoft help estimate the cost if they are willing to help you that.
  • The documentation on how to first fully understand the Out of the Box default solution and settings is lacking or even non-existing. This has the potential to derail Dynamic 365 launches and implementations from the gitgo. Want to use an out of the box entity?.. well it's probably related to 5 other entities that require configuration and full understanding of it to successful implement. And you ask where is the laymen guide or instructions?... User groups and forums. In Summary, Microsoft can up its game in deployment training and supporting documentation.
  • Microsoft needs to incentivize more external platforms to build app connectors for easy integration, such as ZenDesk, Slack, Tableau, etc. Even the current connector apps such as Salesforce, MailChimp, Docusign are useless or don't work at all.
  • Several limitations inhibit successful Dynamics 365 deployments such as: limited number of Rollup field calculations (summarizing fields on child/related records), limited number rows that can exported to Excel via advanced find, Dynamics 365 files, log and database storage size limit is extremely small and will always require purchasing additional storage (for Online deployments).
  • New user buy-in or acceptance or system platform changes can be difficult if a solid change management plan isn't enacted.
  • Don't expect much help from Microsoft on implementation or solutions unless it's a technical flaw with the platform. Microsoft relies on their MVP partner network to consult for implementations at a hefty cost. Hiring a knowledgeable and savvy Dynamics 365 System Administrator can reduce the need for consultant support; of course, this is dependant upon many many variables.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
  • My organization does not use all of the functions/modules that Halogen offers, but I find that those modules still appear on the Halogen main page. I think a great area for improvement is to hide these functions so as not to confuse employees.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
CRM has allowed us to keep all of our data in one place that is easy for all users within the company to view. I came into the company after they had been using CRM for about 4 years. They have all said that since we have used this it has helped us control work processes better, it has allowed us to be able to track things so much better, and has been something that has helped unite many processes that used to be all over the place. We are currently using CRM 4.0 and are planning on upgrading in the next 18 months to the 2011 version. Support for 4.0 is almost all but dried up. Understandably so. Some of the customization we have done, and a plugins we use, are now contained within the 2011 version so we are looking forward to that upgrade. We use an email marketing company as well, and they primarily support the 2011 version, but their product connects and is integrated within CRM. This is a great benefit as well so that all of our marketing information can be contained in one location.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
Implementing a new system and process company wide is never an easy task. We moved so quickly in such a short period of time that we were able to learn quickly but also have the opportunity to improve the Halogen experience. We will more than likely will renew our use of Halogen as we already are seeing a small impact which hopefully in the long run will lead to a greater impact
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Usability
Microsoft
My review can help others to choose the correct CRM like Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM. I see lots of great things in Microsoft Dynamics 365 that make your business easy and smooth also MS allows users to customize the software according to their needs. So Thought I should share my experience with others.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
Halogen is very intuitive and provides very clean work-space ... lots of white space and modern layouts. There is more than one way to accomplish your action, too!
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Support Rating
Microsoft
Our partner, Ledgeview Partners has been FANTASTIC to work with. They are always timely in their response and have taken time to understand our business and our specific needs. We've made a lot of advanced customizations and they have been a great help in making those updates.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
We only purchased the appraisal module and without the other modules offered, you are really limited in what you can do and the process becomes much more involved with needing to maintain information across multiple platforms. We found that they charge for everything and call it "consulting." We poured so much money and time into a system that was just overkill for what we really needed.
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Online Training
Microsoft
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Cornerstone OnDemand
It is very easy to use and I can do my own programming instead of paying a technician and waiting sometimes days for them to program the changes.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
We used a data warehouse to house our data, and our IT team and implementation vendor worked diligently ahead of time to construct idea implementation plans. Out of millions of records- we had less than a dozen errors, which is remarkable. My major insight is simply having a group of completely devoted individuals working towards your goal who fully understand the desired outcome. Focused resources for implementation season are critical to success.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
Get to know your CAM - Customer Account Manager! They are a lifesaver! (Thanks Jorie Basque!)
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Salesforce has more desirable functions than Microsoft Dynamics 365, at a competitive price. Its user interface is far more superior, it has more customization, easier customization, and out of the box it is more pleasing to the eye and to the end user. If the client doesn't have a deep-rooted connection with Microsoft I wouldn't leap to Dynamics 365.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
I have used other systems in the past and I like that Halogen provides everything in one space. I would like to see a more developed way to report training, not in the LMS, but I think that for the most part that Halogen is a robust system that is superior to its competition.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Microsoft
On our purchase, I'd been interrogated about our usage. Our needs are met by Microsoft Dynamics 365, which is simple to use. With so much data and information available, we must ensure that it is presented correctly to managers. Due to a lack of use, we don't have to spend as much money on Salesforce.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
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Professional Services
Microsoft
My company's preferred program right now is Microsoft Dynamics 365. We use it to keep track of customers and important sales metrics in a streamlined manner. Anyone familiar with CRMs will find the tool extremely useful. Considering that we have a good turnover, this product will be used for its basic segments. As a result, there are few chances of error with Microsoft dynamics because it is so easy to use. Many options for recording data on these leads are available. It meets our needs and pays off.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • It is hard to say, the reason why we are using Microsoft Dynamics CRM is because it is provided to us for free.
  • It could be worthwhile to investigate whether an alternative CRM (even though paid) can be used to boost the ROI
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Cornerstone OnDemand
  • We are able to get our reviews done in a quicker amount of time. Instead of 4-8 weeks we were able to get it done under a month.
  • Halogen has gotten better at given us a heads up when the system will be down. Most patches are done overnight so we can at least verify it was done, but their success rate of a patch not breaking something is not at 99%. So we do lose productivity when the system is down.
  • The tool is easier to do so there are fewer questions from users outside the core team.
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