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3 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

SmarterU.com

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
David Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Saba Cloud
8.4
SmarterU.com
New hire portal
Saba Cloud
7.1
SmarterU.com
Manager tracking tools
Saba Cloud
9.5
SmarterU.com
Compliance tracking and reporting
Saba Cloud
8.6
SmarterU.com

Performance and Goals

Saba Cloud
9.6
SmarterU.com
Corporate goal setting
Saba Cloud
9.5
SmarterU.com
Subordinate goal setting
Saba Cloud
9.8
SmarterU.com
Individual goal setting
Saba Cloud
9.8
SmarterU.com
Line-of sight-visibility
Saba Cloud
9.4
SmarterU.com
Performance tracking
Saba Cloud
9.2
SmarterU.com

Performance Management

Saba Cloud
8.9
SmarterU.com
Performance plans
Saba Cloud
9.3
SmarterU.com
Plan weighting
Saba Cloud
8.3
SmarterU.com
Manager note taking
Saba Cloud
9.7
SmarterU.com
Performance improvement plans
Saba Cloud
8.5
SmarterU.com
Review status tracking
Saba Cloud
9.7
SmarterU.com
Rater nomination workflow
Saba Cloud
8.5
SmarterU.com
Review reminders
Saba Cloud
9.0
SmarterU.com
Workflow restrictions
Saba Cloud
8.8
SmarterU.com
Multiple review frequency
Saba Cloud
8.6
SmarterU.com
Reporting
Saba Cloud
8.9
SmarterU.com

Succession Planning

Saba Cloud
9.1
SmarterU.com
Create succession plans/pools
Saba Cloud
9.7
SmarterU.com
Candidate ranking
Saba Cloud
8.4
SmarterU.com
Candidate search
Saba Cloud
8.9
SmarterU.com
Candidate development
Saba Cloud
9.3
SmarterU.com

Recruiting / ATS

Saba Cloud
9.0
SmarterU.com
Job Requisition Management
Saba Cloud
8.8
SmarterU.com
Company Website Posting
Saba Cloud
8.4
SmarterU.com
Publish to Social Media
Saba Cloud
9.5
SmarterU.com
Job Search Site Posting
Saba Cloud
8.9
SmarterU.com
Customized Application Form
Saba Cloud
8.4
SmarterU.com
Resume Management
Saba Cloud
8.5
SmarterU.com
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Saba Cloud
9.4
SmarterU.com
Candidate Search
Saba Cloud
9.1
SmarterU.com
Applicant Tracking
Saba Cloud
9.7
SmarterU.com
Collaboration
Saba Cloud
9.4
SmarterU.com
Email Templates
Saba Cloud
9.7
SmarterU.com
User Permissions
Saba Cloud
8.7
SmarterU.com
Notifications and Alerts
Saba Cloud
9.0
SmarterU.com
Reporting
Saba Cloud
9.0
SmarterU.com

Learning Management

Saba Cloud
9.1
SmarterU.com
8.5
Course authoring
Saba Cloud
7.3
SmarterU.com
8.0
Course catalog or library
Saba Cloud
9.5
SmarterU.com
9.9
Player/Portal
Saba Cloud
8.8
SmarterU.com
8.9
Learning content
Saba Cloud
9.4
SmarterU.com
8.0
Mobile friendly
Saba Cloud
9.4
SmarterU.com
7.1
Progress tracking & certifications
Saba Cloud
9.3
SmarterU.com
9.9
Assignments
Saba Cloud
9.8
SmarterU.com
8.9
Compliance management
Saba Cloud
8.9
SmarterU.com
8.9
Learning administration
Saba Cloud
9.3
SmarterU.com
9.9
Learning reporting & analytics
Saba Cloud
9.2
SmarterU.com
6.9
Social learning
Saba Cloud
8.9
SmarterU.com
7.6

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

SmarterU.com

  • Software works on multiple devices: computer, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, etc.
  • Easy to navigate
Anonymous | 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

SmarterU.com

  • Reporting System can be improved.
David Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SmarterU.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SmarterU.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 8.6
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

SmarterU.com

SmarterU.com 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Really good support initially, now support is OK but we have fewer needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Saba Cloud

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

SmarterU.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SmarterU.com

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.
David Moore | 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

SmarterU.com

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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

SmarterU.com

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Saba Cloud
9.1
SmarterU.com
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Saba Cloud
4.5
SmarterU.com

Usability

Saba Cloud
7.8
SmarterU.com

Support Rating

Saba Cloud
8.6
SmarterU.com
8.0

Implementation Rating

Saba Cloud
4.5
SmarterU.com

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