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Score 8.4 out of 100

SAP SuccessFactors

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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Saba Cloud ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS
  • Saba Cloud and SAP SuccessFactors are tied in 1 feature set: Onboarding

Onboarding

8.2

Saba Cloud

82%
8.2

SAP SuccessFactors

82%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 2/3 features

New hire portal

7.0
70%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
105 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

9.3
93%
19 Ratings
8.0
80%
96 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

8.2
82%
23 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

9.7

Saba Cloud

97%
8.5

SAP SuccessFactors

85%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 5/5 features

Corporate goal setting

9.8
98%
24 Ratings
8.1
81%
130 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

9.8
98%
24 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

9.8
98%
25 Ratings
8.4
84%
147 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

9.3
93%
25 Ratings
8.3
83%
117 Ratings

Performance tracking

9.8
98%
24 Ratings
8.3
83%
136 Ratings

Performance Management

8.3

Saba Cloud

83%
8.1

SAP SuccessFactors

81%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 10/10 features

Performance plans

9.3
93%
21 Ratings
7.6
76%
154 Ratings

Plan weighting

7.1
71%
14 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager note taking

7.0
70%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.9
89%
18 Ratings
7.9
79%
126 Ratings

Review status tracking

9.8
98%
19 Ratings
8.0
80%
143 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

7.9
79%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

9.8
98%
18 Ratings
7.9
79%
140 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

6.4
64%
14 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.6
76%
15 Ratings
7.6
76%
109 Ratings

Reporting

9.4
94%
26 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

8.3

Saba Cloud

83%
8.2

SAP SuccessFactors

82%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

9.8
98%
13 Ratings
8.1
81%
98 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.6
76%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
93 Ratings

Candidate search

8.1
81%
12 Ratings
8.4
84%
94 Ratings

Candidate development

7.5
75%
13 Ratings
8.4
84%
85 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

8.8

Saba Cloud

88%
4.3

SAP SuccessFactors

43%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 13/14 features

Job Requisition Management

8.4
84%
5 Ratings
7.7
77%
109 Ratings

Company Website Posting

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
8.2
82%
106 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.9
89%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
87 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

7.9
79%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
98 Ratings

Customized Application Form

8.5
85%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resume Management

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

9.1
91%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
91 Ratings

Candidate Search

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
8.2
82%
103 Ratings

Collaboration

9.1
91%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

9.5
95%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User Permissions

9.1
91%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.1
91%
7 Ratings
8.2
82%
108 Ratings

Reporting

9.5
95%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning Management

9.1

Saba Cloud

91%

SAP SuccessFactors

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

Course authoring

6.9
69%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Course catalog or library

9.2
92%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Player/Portal

9.3
93%
26 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning content

9.7
97%
28 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile friendly

9.8
98%
23 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

9.3
93%
28 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Assignments

7.8
78%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance management

9.3
93%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning administration

9.3
93%
28 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

9.3
93%
28 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social learning

9.8
98%
20 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Human Resource Management

Saba Cloud

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

SAP SuccessFactors

80%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
140 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
146 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
136 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
135 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
153 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
134 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
83 Ratings

Payroll Management

Saba Cloud

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

SAP SuccessFactors

82%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
67 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
57 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
48 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
52 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
54 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
64 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
45 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

Saba Cloud

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

SAP SuccessFactors

76%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
86 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
71 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
58 Ratings

Employee Self Service

Saba Cloud

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

SAP SuccessFactors

81%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
88 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
127 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
81 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
75 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
123 Ratings

Asset Management

Saba Cloud

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

SAP SuccessFactors

84%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

HR Reporting

Saba Cloud

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

SAP SuccessFactors

73%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
134 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
123 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
103 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Saba Cloud

94%
48 Ratings
7.7

SAP SuccessFactors

77%
205 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

4.5

Saba Cloud

45%
5 Ratings
8.9

SAP SuccessFactors

89%
19 Ratings

Usability

7.8

Saba Cloud

78%
11 Ratings
6.9

SAP SuccessFactors

69%
7 Ratings

Availability

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

SAP SuccessFactors

91%
3 Ratings

Performance

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SAP SuccessFactors

82%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

Saba Cloud

84%
24 Ratings
6.5

SAP SuccessFactors

65%
29 Ratings

Online Training

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

SAP SuccessFactors

73%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

4.5

Saba Cloud

45%
3 Ratings
6.7

SAP SuccessFactors

67%
4 Ratings

Configurability

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

SAP SuccessFactors

73%
6 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

SAP SuccessFactors

91%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5

SAP SuccessFactors

65%
228 Ratings

Product Scalability

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

SAP SuccessFactors

76%
3 Ratings

Professional Services

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

SAP SuccessFactors

91%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

SAP SuccessFactors

86%
4 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SAP SuccessFactors

82%
4 Ratings

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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SAP

It is not very well suited for a highly dynamic company. Suppose it's a startup, and your job is to just be everywhere and work as a generalist, and there are people like you in the company; it'll be hard to monitor and track those people in terms of constant updates regarding their roles and performance.
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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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SAP

  • They do a good job of rolling out new features, making sure everyone is aware of what it is, when it will happen, and providing materials.
  • They do a good job at getting their clients together and/or in touch with one another. This is always helpful to see what others have done and how it worked out, especially in the same sector of work.
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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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SAP

  • Sometimes products are rolled out too fast - resulting in critical missing config options (ONB 2.0 as a great example). These missing configs can be highly dysfunctional until they are resolved - to avoid this, I recommend not using any product that hasn’t been established and fully supported for at least 2 years.
  • Performance and recruitment are still using a legacy XML supported format - which is fine end user functionality wise, but can be complex to support from an admin perspective - certain areas of these modules require partner support if you want to make upgrades or changes.
  • SF does a tremendous job at bell and whistle functionality - I often find most companies are not able to leverage more than 50-75% of the offerings though. There are however core functions or areas for improvement that are significantly less shiny but are much needed in various modules.
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Pricing Details

Saba Cloud

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Saba Cloud editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    SAP SuccessFactors

    Starting Price

    $85 per year Up to 100 Employees

    Editions & Modules

    SAP SuccessFactors editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      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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      Support is still lacking. If we don't have a critical business need where we're looking to license something new, there is no partnership with SuccessFactors. Unless of course you purchase the Platinum Support which we did not. It is difficult for us to take advantage of new functionality when we have professional services fees that will be incurred as a result. We're in a tough economy and our budgets are slim. We don't have wiggle room to add $5k here or $10k there. The overall integration into a total HCM solution is also lacking.
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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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      SAP

      For Key users, it is not really friendly. There are lot of hidden buttons which makes the experience difficult. For end user, it is quite easy.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      No answers on this topic

      SAP

      SAP SuccessFactors is absolutely available when we needed, not a lot of downtime.
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      Performance

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      No answers on this topic

      SAP

      It is pretty slow in some cases, and annoying to admins.
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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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      SAP

      SuccessFactors Employee Central gets a middle of the road rating from me because of the things it does really well - Training. It falls short with the objectives cascade and visibility amongst my reports. That's what brings it down to a 5. Objectives need to be clear and concise in order to gain buy-in from your reports, and SuccessFactors muddies that by poor delineation between cascaded attributes and my report's objectives. The whole objectives cascade can be reworked.
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      Online Training

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      No answers on this topic

      SAP

      People don’t read
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      Implementation Rating

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      Was not involved with integration.
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      SAP

      Some significant problems were hard to resolve and took a lot of time for our IT team, leaving us with no alternative.
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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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      SAP

      I feel SAP SuccessFactors is catching up on the user interface and the flexibility that is available to configure and manage business processes. You can tell that SAP SuccessFactors is making a strong push to bring SAP forward from the very technical look and feel of legacy SAP HR products. There is a much clearer focus on the employee and non-HR users.
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      Scalability

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      No answers on this topic

      SAP

      SAP SuccessFactors is used widely.
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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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      SAP

      • SAP SuccessFactors is a highly flexible system that is well-known for being utilized by many industries. It can be a solution to the challenges that the personnel department frequently encounters with the training system for employees.
      • In the SAP SuccessFactors learning platform, we can include business conferences to assist employees in improving their knowledge acquisition. SAP SuccessFactors is well-known for offering a highly customizable training platform.
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