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80 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
96 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Saba Cloud ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning

Onboarding

8.2

Saba Cloud

82%
7.8

Saba TalentSpace

78%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 2/3 features

New hire portal

6.9
69%
11 Ratings
7.7
77%
6 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

9.4
94%
18 Ratings
7.6
76%
8 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

8.2
82%
22 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Performance and Goals

9.8

Saba Cloud

98%
5.1

Saba TalentSpace

51%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 5/5 features

Corporate goal setting

9.9
99%
23 Ratings
3.5
35%
28 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

9.9
99%
23 Ratings
3.6
36%
28 Ratings

Individual goal setting

9.9
99%
24 Ratings
7.2
72%
32 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

9.4
94%
24 Ratings
4.9
49%
29 Ratings

Performance tracking

9.9
99%
23 Ratings
6.4
64%
32 Ratings

Performance Management

8.4

Saba Cloud

84%
6.1

Saba TalentSpace

61%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 8/10 features

Performance plans

9.4
94%
20 Ratings
4.7
47%
28 Ratings

Plan weighting

7.5
75%
13 Ratings
8.7
87%
5 Ratings

Manager note taking

6.8
68%
14 Ratings
6.0
60%
12 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.9
89%
17 Ratings
3.6
36%
25 Ratings

Review status tracking

9.8
98%
18 Ratings
5.5
55%
30 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

8.2
82%
14 Ratings
7.8
78%
5 Ratings

Review reminders

9.9
99%
17 Ratings
6.3
63%
32 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

6.6
66%
13 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.8
78%
14 Ratings
7.0
70%
24 Ratings

Reporting

9.4
94%
25 Ratings
3.1
31%
30 Ratings

Succession Planning

8.5

Saba Cloud

85%
7.8

Saba TalentSpace

78%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

9.9
99%
12 Ratings
7.6
76%
3 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
11 Ratings
7.6
76%
3 Ratings

Candidate search

8.5
85%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Candidate development

7.7
77%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

9.0

Saba Cloud

90%

Saba TalentSpace

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 14/14 features

Job Requisition Management

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.6
86%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

8.3
83%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customized Application Form

8.6
86%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resume Management

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate Search

9.1
91%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

9.6
96%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User Permissions

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting

9.6
96%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning Management

9.2

Saba Cloud

92%

Saba TalentSpace

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 11/11 features

Course authoring

7.0
70%
21 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Course catalog or library

9.3
93%
28 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Player/Portal

9.4
94%
25 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning content

9.8
98%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile friendly

9.8
98%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

9.4
94%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Assignments

8.1
81%
26 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance management

9.4
94%
28 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning administration

9.4
94%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

9.4
94%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social learning

9.8
98%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Saba Cloud is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Saba TalentSpace is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.8

Saba Cloud

98%
47 Ratings
4.4

Saba TalentSpace

44%
58 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

4.5

Saba Cloud

45%
5 Ratings
8.0

Saba TalentSpace

80%
11 Ratings

Usability

7.8

Saba Cloud

78%
11 Ratings
9.1

Saba TalentSpace

91%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Saba Cloud

85%
24 Ratings
4.8

Saba TalentSpace

48%
20 Ratings

Online Training

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Saba TalentSpace

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

4.5

Saba Cloud

45%
3 Ratings
8.1

Saba TalentSpace

81%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Saba Cloud

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace

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

Pros

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

Saba TalentSpace

  • 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

Cons

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

Saba TalentSpace

  • 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

Pricing Details

Saba Cloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Saba TalentSpace

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 4.5
Based on 5 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

Saba TalentSpace

Saba TalentSpace 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

Usability

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.8
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

Saba TalentSpace

Saba TalentSpace 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

Support Rating

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 8.5
Based on 24 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

Saba TalentSpace

Saba TalentSpace 4.8
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

Online Training

Saba Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Saba TalentSpace

Saba TalentSpace 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

Implementation Rating

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 4.5
Based on 3 answers
Was not involved with integration.
Vinnie Samaan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace

Saba TalentSpace 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

Alternatives Considered

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

Saba TalentSpace

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

Return on Investment

Saba Cloud

  • 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.
Joe Geppert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace

  • 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

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