Saba Cloud vs. SmarterU.com

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Saba Cloud
Score 8.0 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
SmarterU.com
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
SmarterU.com is a corporate-focused learning management software solution offered by Neovation Corporation.N/A
Pricing
Saba CloudSmarterU.com
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Saba CloudSmarterU.com
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Saba CloudSmarterU.com
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
8.2
24 Ratings
SmarterU.com
-
Ratings
New hire portal7.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.319 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting8.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
9.6
25 Ratings
SmarterU.com
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.824 Ratings00 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting9.824 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.725 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.225 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.724 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
8.3
27 Ratings
SmarterU.com
-
Ratings
Performance plans9.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan weighting7.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking6.915 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.918 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking9.719 Ratings00 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow7.815 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.818 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow restrictions6.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting9.326 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
8.2
14 Ratings
SmarterU.com
-
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Create succession plans/pools9.813 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search8.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
8.8
8 Ratings
SmarterU.com
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate Search8.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration9.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates9.46 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions9.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting9.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
8.9
30 Ratings
SmarterU.com
8.6
2 Ratings
Course authoring7.123 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.130 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Player/Portal8.527 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Learning content9.329 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile friendly8.724 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.129 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Assignments9.328 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Compliance management9.130 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Learning administration9.729 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.729 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Social learning8.721 Ratings7.92 Ratings
User Ratings
Saba CloudSmarterU.com
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(49 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.5
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(24 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
4.5
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Saba CloudSmarterU.com
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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Neovation Corporation (SmarterU)
I think that SmarterU can be implemented in any organization in any industry. Especially in industries with more complex training requirements. The administration of the system is simple and the usability of the system to end users is even more simple
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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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Neovation Corporation (SmarterU)
  • Software works on multiple devices: computer, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, etc.
  • Easy to navigate
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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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Neovation Corporation (SmarterU)
  • Reporting System can be improved.
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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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Neovation Corporation (SmarterU)
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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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Neovation Corporation (SmarterU)
No answers on this topic
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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Neovation Corporation (SmarterU)
Really good support initially, now support is OK but we have fewer needs.
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Implementation Rating
Cornerstone OnDemand
Was not involved with integration.
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Neovation Corporation (SmarterU)
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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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Neovation Corporation (SmarterU)
Most online LMS systems work really well to track and manage training that the system is delivering. However, most systems are not very good at managing training requirements which are delivered outside of the system. For example, First Aid training, or license requirements are accomplished through third party. SmarterU was the only system we evaluation that was able to track these items with the ability to monitor the renew dates properly.
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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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Neovation Corporation (SmarterU)
  • It has helped us to make sure our training is consistent across multiple locations and trainers and ensured less drift.
  • The course tracking and certification allows us to manage new hires and make sure they complete all required training to later achieve an RBT certification.
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