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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

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

SAP SuccessFactors

Success Factors is really well suited to handling needs of my organization. They've done a good job integrating with our course catalog and making it easy to book courses right from within the application. It falls short in letting managers cascade their objectives easily. When I cascade an objective, the cascaded objective will often inherit comments from my own objective and share them down to my reports - not ideal behavior.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Saba Cloud
8.1
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
New hire portal
Saba Cloud
7.0
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Manager tracking tools
Saba Cloud
9.3
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Compliance tracking and reporting
Saba Cloud
8.0
SAP SuccessFactors

Performance and Goals

Saba Cloud
9.6
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Corporate goal setting
Saba Cloud
9.7
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Subordinate goal setting
Saba Cloud
9.7
SAP SuccessFactors
Individual goal setting
Saba Cloud
9.7
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Line-of sight-visibility
Saba Cloud
9.1
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Performance tracking
Saba Cloud
9.7
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0

Performance Management

Saba Cloud
8.9
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Performance plans
Saba Cloud
9.4
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Plan weighting
Saba Cloud
8.8
SAP SuccessFactors
Manager note taking
Saba Cloud
7.9
SAP SuccessFactors
Performance improvement plans
Saba Cloud
8.8
SAP SuccessFactors
7.4
Review status tracking
Saba Cloud
9.3
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Rater nomination workflow
Saba Cloud
8.7
SAP SuccessFactors
Review reminders
Saba Cloud
9.8
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Workflow restrictions
Saba Cloud
8.5
SAP SuccessFactors
Multiple review frequency
Saba Cloud
8.3
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
Reporting
Saba Cloud
9.3
SAP SuccessFactors

Succession Planning

Saba Cloud
8.8
SAP SuccessFactors
9.1
Create succession plans/pools
Saba Cloud
9.2
SAP SuccessFactors
9.2
Candidate ranking
Saba Cloud
8.6
SAP SuccessFactors
8.9
Candidate search
Saba Cloud
8.6
SAP SuccessFactors
9.2
Candidate development
Saba Cloud
8.6
SAP SuccessFactors
9.1

Recruiting / ATS

Saba Cloud
9.4
SAP SuccessFactors
6.2
Job Requisition Management
Saba Cloud
9.9
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Company Website Posting
Saba Cloud
8.9
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Publish to Social Media
Saba Cloud
9.9
SAP SuccessFactors
7.3
Job Search Site Posting
Saba Cloud
9.9
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Customized Application Form
Saba Cloud
9.0
SAP SuccessFactors
Resume Management
Saba Cloud
9.0
SAP SuccessFactors
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Saba Cloud
8.9
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Candidate Search
Saba Cloud
9.9
SAP SuccessFactors
Applicant Tracking
Saba Cloud
9.9
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
Collaboration
Saba Cloud
9.0
SAP SuccessFactors
Email Templates
Saba Cloud
9.9
SAP SuccessFactors
User Permissions
Saba Cloud
8.9
SAP SuccessFactors
Notifications and Alerts
Saba Cloud
9.0
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
Reporting
Saba Cloud
9.9
SAP SuccessFactors

Learning Management

Saba Cloud
9.3
SAP SuccessFactors
Course authoring
Saba Cloud
8.0
SAP SuccessFactors
Course catalog or library
Saba Cloud
9.4
SAP SuccessFactors
Player/Portal
Saba Cloud
9.1
SAP SuccessFactors
Learning content
Saba Cloud
9.5
SAP SuccessFactors
Mobile friendly
Saba Cloud
9.5
SAP SuccessFactors
Progress tracking & certifications
Saba Cloud
9.4
SAP SuccessFactors
Assignments
Saba Cloud
9.7
SAP SuccessFactors
Compliance management
Saba Cloud
9.3
SAP SuccessFactors
Learning administration
Saba Cloud
9.4
SAP SuccessFactors
Learning reporting & analytics
Saba Cloud
9.3
SAP SuccessFactors
Social learning
Saba Cloud
9.6
SAP SuccessFactors

Human Resource Management

Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
Employee demographic data
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
Employment history
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Job profiles and administration
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
6.8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
6.7
Organizational charting
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Organization and location management
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
9.1

Payroll Management

Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
8.7
Pay calculation
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
8.5
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
8.7
Direct deposit files
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.4
Reimbursement management
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Approval workflow
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Balance details
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8

Employee Self Service

Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
6.9
Update personal information
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
View company policy documentation
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Employee recognition
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
View job history
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3

Asset Management

Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
Tracking of all physical assets
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6

HR Reporting

Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.0
Report builder
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.0
Pre-built reports
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
6.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
7.0

Pros

Saba Cloud

  • Saba Cloud has Social Learning, Informal Learning, Micro/Nano Learning, Video Learning, and Mobile Learning features for the users.
  • Extended Enterprise Learning available in Saba Cloud can help organizations to take the eLearning contents to the external stakeholders which will have multiple advantages (E-Commerce).
  • Configure, schedule and manage Webinars, Meetings, and Events within the Saba Cloud LMS.
  • Social enterprise tools including Groups, Communities, Discussions, Blogs, and Wikis, along with rating and comments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

  • Assignment Profile: This is an automated way of assigning courses and activities to users (through user interface configuration or through data feed synchronization).
  • Plateau Reports Designer: A client tool to customize the reports in SAP SuccessFactors Learning, widely used by most of the large organizations.
  • BizX integration: It's a SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) platform to connect the talent management and human resource management. It has a comprehensive view of the organization's resources skills, expertise, experience, and competency, etc.
  • Domain, Domain Restrictions and Roles: This is mainly to create an organizational structure and to provide the needed security permissions.
  • Integration with Jam, Skype and WebEx, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Saba Cloud

  • Simplify the creation of a learning event. Right now, it seems to be over-engineered, which might work for some organizations, but is not great for our organization.
  • Minor tweaks with goal management, such as being able to copy goals from one employee to another, or for a goal assigned to multiple individuals, the ability to make a change to one individual, and the change carries over to the other individuals.
Paul Ellison | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

  • The app for ios and android have room for improvement. They are aware of the limitations but amount of access and functionality is not where it needs to be.
  • The homepage of Successfactors takes longer to load and refresh itself. Especially true when viewing employee files. That is partially due to how much information is having to show on the page but it still seems to take more time than usual to show each screen.
  • You can't change the amount of time the homepage will lock you out from inactivity. This might seem minuscule but it causes so many painful re-logins and time wasting effort to login again. There currently isn't an option to change the time before lockout.
Adam Kasten, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.3
Based on 4 answers
The only reason I wouldn't rate this a 10 is because we always want to evaluate the technology we use to drive our business. While Saba would be the "leader in the clubhouse", we would still perform our due diligence when it's time to renew.
Chris Salles | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 2.7
Based on 13 answers
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.
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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 2.7
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 8.4
Based on 26 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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 6.3
Based on 23 answers
The overall platform could use the updates, so the overall look of it seems more modern. Also, the number of possible customizations could be made more simple to implement. SAP SuccessFactors does have a helpline that is helpful and free. On a positive note, it is beneficial in our performance reviews and recruiting efforts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 4.0
Based on 2 answers
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
Musham Yadagiri | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 3.6
Based on 1 answer
We had to delay go live of EC due to bad councelling of our implementation partner.
Anonymous | 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

SAP SuccessFactors

As a whole, SuccessFactors is tough to beat. It's at its best when all of the modules are working together. There are few competitors that offer the full talent suite.Individually, the quality of the modules can vary. The performance and goal management modules perform well but the recruiting one significantly lags its competitors. The recruiting world has seen a lot of advances in technology over the last few years but these have yet to trickle down into the SuccessFactors module.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Saba Cloud

  • We were able to get Saba's entire Talent Cloud for the cost of our last LMS. That meant we were able to implement performance management for no additional licensing costs.
  • There's no doubt that any organization burdened with compliance requirements needs an LMS. Saba has all the bells and whistles needed.
Jeanne Bonzon | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

  • Visibility to the organization was an immediate impact and socialized the value of the product immediately.
  • A common and aggregated performance process reduced time and energy spent on quarterly goal setting.
  • Consolidating performance to pay outputs reduced time in some manual audit processes.
Tony Deblauwe | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Saba Cloud

General

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

SAP SuccessFactors

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Saba Cloud
9.5
SAP SuccessFactors
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Saba Cloud
7.3
SAP SuccessFactors
2.7

Usability

Saba Cloud
7.8
SAP SuccessFactors
2.7

Support Rating

Saba Cloud
8.4
SAP SuccessFactors
6.3

Online Training

Saba Cloud
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0

Implementation Rating

Saba Cloud
4.0
SAP SuccessFactors
3.6

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