PerformYard vs. Saba Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PerformYard
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
PerformYard, headquartered in Arlington, VA, providesperformance management software aimed at providing features for HR and a simple employee experience. It offers HR teams tools to build out any performance management strategy so employees get a streamlined experience so they can focus on quality feedback and effective performance discussions.
$5
per month per employee
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
PerformYardSaba Cloud
Editions & Modules
Professional
$5-$10
per month per employee
Enterprise
Custom Quote
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PerformYardSaba 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
PerformYardSaba Cloud
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
PerformYard
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
8.0
24 Ratings
9% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.511 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.319 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
PerformYard
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
7.8
26 Ratings
7% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.624 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.026 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.625 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
PerformYard
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
7.4
28 Ratings
8% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings6.514 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings7.016 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.618 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.319 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings7.415 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.418 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
PerformYard
-
Ratings
Saba Cloud
7.6
14 Ratings
6% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.413 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
PerformYard
-
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
PerformYard
-
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 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings8.021 Ratings
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User Ratings
PerformYardSaba Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(35 ratings)
9.0
(50 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(3 ratings)
4.5
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.2
(3 ratings)
7.8
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(3 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
PerformYardSaba Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
PerformYard
Perform Yard is best suited for business managers to monitor the performance of their employees, set and review goals as well as implement performance improvement plans. It’s not so ideal for small groups. The precise questions asked of the employees makes it perfect for the responses to paint the overall picture of the progress and production of the employee, and helps supervisors really gauge the output from their employees. Overall, it is a great tool to utilize for monitoring employees progress, as well as evaluate the employee at your end to assist with setting goals for the new year.
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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
PerformYard
  • Customer Service! The service support is unmatched compared to other vendors! Our rep is nothing short of amazing with her timeliness, helpfulness, and ability to navigate the issues we encounter!
  • Streamlining automated reviews - Effortlessly send out a whole years reviews in one sitting!
  • Auto updating from our HRIS system - Automated SFTP integration with our HRIS system to auto update employee fields and keep the system up to date with less manual process!
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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
PerformYard
  • Don't really need to have multiple team member selection options in the dashboard. Would be more efficient to drill down from the team member selected rather than have to scroll through the list amongst all other team members data files.
  • Would be nice if contributors could also opine as to the perceived level of performance for the person they are commenting on, i.e., unsat, sat, excellent.
  • Those are my only issues at this time.
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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
PerformYard
It has been excellent among the employees. It is a great way to keep up with the tasks and goals throughout the year. Manager/employee communication can increase with this program. It is very easy to use and understand. Navigation can be a bit tricky but the overall ease of going through it is splendid.
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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
PerformYard
This is one of the best features of PerformYard - it is extremely easy to use and intuitive. There was no learning curve. This is what is so phenomenal about PerformYard. Their layout, while offering so many features, is extremely simple.
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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
PerformYard
The support from PerformYard is unmatched when compared to other systems I have worked with. Not to say that the support personnel always have an immediate answer, but they are so committed to solution and timeliness that it is not long before we are able to work through any issues. Emails are quickly returned for ease of access, and they never fail to offer to hop on a call and visually walk through something if that may help the issue!
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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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Online Training
PerformYard
Training for PerformYard was fantastic and very easy to understand! I highly recommend this product to any company. It is super helpful for communicating with staff, for keeping track of your goals, tasks and reviews for the current (or past) year. Definitely get online training for implementation. You won't regret it!
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Cornerstone OnDemand
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
PerformYard
Our Human Resources department handled the implementation of PerformYard and they did a fantastic job. A tutorial was sent out via email to all employees with a requirement of viewing it. In additionto that, a ZOOM session was scheduled so that any questions or concerns could be answered after viewing the tutorial.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
Was not involved with integration.
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Alternatives Considered
PerformYard
PerformYard is much more specialized for feedback, where the rest seemed to add it as a lesser feature. I wanted a tool that’s built around making it easier to both give standardized feedback as well as receive and review it. This has helped streamline our practices and inspection on completion is easy as well.
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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
PerformYard
  • It has encouraged me to actually complete goals rather than "almost" complete them because I want to be able to check off the box.
  • Sometimes it's difficult to track goals without clear metrics, however, this might be a positive thing because it encourages the user to create metric-based goals.
  • One positive impact is the impact this program has on extrinsically motivated employees.
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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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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