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Score 6.4 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

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.
Eric Bryant, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

Generation of templated reports is the strong suit of SAP Crystal. Allows users to change formats in templates bases on requirement with minimal effort.Automated report delivery requires the user to be aware of sql which cannot be expected from all users.Should support more document export formats and improve the UI for SAP B1 Users
Issac Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
SAP Crystal
New hire portal
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.7
SAP Crystal
Manager tracking tools
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
SAP Crystal
Compliance tracking and reporting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0
SAP Crystal

Performance and Goals

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.3
SAP Crystal
Corporate goal setting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.7
SAP Crystal
Subordinate goal setting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.9
SAP Crystal
Individual goal setting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.3
SAP Crystal
Line-of sight-visibility
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.9
SAP Crystal
Performance tracking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.6
SAP Crystal

Performance Management

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.2
SAP Crystal
Performance plans
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.0
SAP Crystal
Plan weighting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.7
SAP Crystal
Manager note taking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.2
SAP Crystal
Performance improvement plans
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.8
SAP Crystal
Review status tracking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.7
SAP Crystal
Rater nomination workflow
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
SAP Crystal
Review reminders
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.5
SAP Crystal
Workflow restrictions
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1
SAP Crystal
Multiple review frequency
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.0
SAP Crystal
Reporting
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.1
SAP Crystal

Succession Planning

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
SAP Crystal
Create succession plans/pools
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
SAP Crystal
Candidate ranking
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
SAP Crystal
Candidate search
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0
SAP Crystal
Candidate development
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0
SAP Crystal

BI Standard Reporting

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.7
Publish to Web
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.5
Publish to PDF
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
9.1
Report Versioning
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.8

Access Control and Security

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.5
Dedicated Android Application
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.5
REST API
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.4
Javascript API
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.8
iFrames
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.1
Java API
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.2

Pros

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • 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.
Bonnie Van Epps | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

  • Crystal Reports allows us to create a consistent template for all of our reports.
  • Crystal Reports and Server allows us to house a repository for all of our reports to make them easy to find and update when necessary.
  • Crystal Reports can connect to a wide variety of data sources.
  • Crystal Reports can be a little daunting when first implementing. There are a lot of nuances in learning how to truly master this software and it can be frustrating at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

  • The export of reports to Excel is very cumbersome and the results are difficult to format.
  • The design of reports and the graphical features (e.g. charts) feel quite rigid.
  • The learning curve for a non-programmer is incredibly steep, making Crystal a specialty tool.
Frank Hunt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.0
Based on 11 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 10.0
Based on 19 answers
We have been using this product for so many years and it has truly become a cornerstone to our business processes when it comes to developing and distributing information via reports. We currently have over 500 reports developed to date over about 30 systems and that will continue to grow as user needs change.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 9.1
Based on 4 answers
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!
Karen Blalock | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 9.0
Based on 29 answers
The interface of SAP Crystal will be very familiar to most users as it follows the same text-based WYSIWYG interface as many other commonplace software. The build-in plugins, adapters and middleware to common data sources makes it rather easy to pull data for visualization and reporting. However, when dealing with less structured data, some more work needs to be done
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 5.1
Based on 20 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 7.4
Based on 24 answers
The support community can be difficult to navigate. I've also run into issues with my login. The SAP system has a bizarre mechanism for validating users that requires users to have what is called an S-ID. A basic ID may not give you access to all the features in the portal. The limitation may include not being able to perform a simple task like downloading patches and updates. This isn't a big deal for single user license but for teams it can be a pain.
Nathan Patrick Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Trainer was patient and thorough in going through the basics and willing to answer questions by email after the initial training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Ron Ketelsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.1
Based on 6 answers
Get to know your CAM - Customer Account Manager! They are a lifesaver! (Thanks Jorie Basque!)
Karen Blalock | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

SAP Crystal 8.7
Based on 16 answers
Just like any other implementation: When designing the differing reports, get end users' input, make sure to design the reports so that they display the information that the company requires, in the best and clearest way possible.
Test, test, test, revise when needed, and, particularly, do sufficient training so users are comfortable using Crystal Reports!
John Suit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

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.
L Bednar, Learning and Development Guru | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

Crystal reports is useful in case we want to import data from data base . We can write queries in it but Google Charts require to be implemented in our application using code so crystal reports is better than Google Charts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Crystal

  • It is a decent buy for specific departments in terms of reporting capabilities but updates and cost (frequent) demands are higher with the benefits offered.
  • So long as the requirements are not ever changing, with scheduling functionality, it's a handsome tool.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SAP Crystal

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

SAP Crystal Editions & Modules

Edition
SAP Crystal Reports 2020 64-Bit$4951
Upgrade Version to SAP Crystal Reports 2020$2951
SAP Crystal Reports 2016 32-Bit$4951
SAP Crystal Server 2020 1 NUL$8692
SAP Crystal Server 2020 5 CAL$8,7443
  1. per single user license
  2. per user license + first year maintenance to be added
  3. 5 concurrent users + first year maintenance to be added
Additional Pricing Details
* SAP Crystal Reports 2020 Viewer allows you to view static data within a SAP Crystal Reports file. * SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - Full version allows you to create powerful, richly formatted, and dynamic reports from virtually any data source, delivered in dozens of formats, in up to 28 languages. If you already have an older version of Crystal Reports, buy a license for SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - Upgrade at a discounted, upgrade price. * SAP Crystal Server 2020, 1 NUL includes 1 license of: SAP Crystal Reports 2020 - SAP Crystal Server 2020. * As an add-on to SAP Crystal Server 2020 1 NUL, SAP Crystal Server 2020 5 CAL allows you to support a wider, intermittent audience of end users, up to five logged on at the same time.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.5
SAP Crystal
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0
SAP Crystal
10.0

Usability

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
9.1
SAP Crystal
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.0

Performance

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
8.0

Support Rating

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.1
SAP Crystal
7.4

In-Person Training

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
10.0

Online Training

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
10.0
SAP Crystal

Implementation Rating

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1
SAP Crystal
8.7

Scalability

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
SAP Crystal
7.0

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