Saba Cloud vs. Saba TalentSpace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Saba Cloud
Score 7.5 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
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
Saba CloudSaba TalentSpace
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Saba CloudSaba TalentSpace
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Saba CloudSaba TalentSpace
Considered Both Products
Saba Cloud

No answer on this topic

Saba TalentSpace
Chose Saba TalentSpace
This is the only product we've used like this at our company. We looked at Saba to switch learning platforms but ultimately decided against it due to not wanting to have people go to two different platforms where they currently go to one. I am not sure what other products were …
Chose Saba TalentSpace
Halogen makes reviews easy. Leaders are able to go in and save their work throughout the process. Report tool is amazing, pulls data quick and easy.
Chose Saba TalentSpace
I wasn't a part of the decision making process for Halogen. I'm not aware of the other products that were researched.
Chose Saba TalentSpace
Performance Manager was our previous system.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Saba CloudSaba TalentSpace
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
8.0
24 Ratings
9% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
7.8
8 Ratings
6% above category average
New hire portal7.411 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.519 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting8.223 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
7.9
26 Ratings
8% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
5.1
33 Ratings
35% below category average
Corporate goal setting8.724 Ratings3.528 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting7.025 Ratings3.628 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.026 Ratings7.232 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.725 Ratings4.929 Ratings
Performance tracking7.025 Ratings6.432 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
7.5
28 Ratings
9% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
6.1
32 Ratings
12% below category average
Performance plans8.022 Ratings4.628 Ratings
Plan weighting6.614 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Manager note taking7.016 Ratings6.012 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.818 Ratings3.625 Ratings
Review status tracking8.519 Ratings5.430 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow7.515 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Review reminders8.618 Ratings6.332 Ratings
Workflow restrictions6.414 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.116 Ratings7.024 Ratings
Reporting7.027 Ratings3.130 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
7.7
14 Ratings
7% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
7.8
5 Ratings
8% above category average
Create succession plans/pools8.613 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.312 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Candidate search7.512 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Candidate development7.413 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
8.6
8 Ratings
16% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management7.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management7.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate Search8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration9.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates9.26 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions9.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting9.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
8.9
31 Ratings
23% above category average
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Course authoring9.024 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal8.528 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content9.029 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly8.025 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.530 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments9.529 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management9.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning8.021 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Saba CloudSaba TalentSpace
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(50 ratings)
4.4
(58 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.5
(5 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(11 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(16 ratings)
4.4
(12 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
4.5
(2 ratings)
8.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Saba CloudSaba TalentSpace
Likelihood to Recommend
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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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
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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Cornerstone OnDemand
  • 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
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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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
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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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
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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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
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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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
Cornerstone OnDemand
No answers on this topic
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
Cornerstone OnDemand
Was not involved with integration.
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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
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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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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Return on Investment
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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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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ScreenShots

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

Saba TalentSpace Screenshots

Screenshot of ReportsScreenshot of TalentviewScreenshot of 1-1 CoachingScreenshot of Create performance appraisalsScreenshot of Giving FeedbackScreenshot of Score report