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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 6.5 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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Learn is well-suited for Life Science industries (based on my experience) from the compliance perspective and also in dealing with GxP document management. It has GDPR regulations as well hence can be used in EU regions as well. If the organization is small or medium-sized, then the license and implementation cost would be slightly high. However we get the value for the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Saba Cloud
8.1
SumTotal Talent Development
New hire portal
Saba Cloud
7.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Manager tracking tools
Saba Cloud
9.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Compliance tracking and reporting
Saba Cloud
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Performance and Goals

Saba Cloud
9.6
SumTotal Talent Development
Corporate goal setting
Saba Cloud
9.7
SumTotal Talent Development
Subordinate goal setting
Saba Cloud
9.7
SumTotal Talent Development
Individual goal setting
Saba Cloud
9.7
SumTotal Talent Development
Line-of sight-visibility
Saba Cloud
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance tracking
Saba Cloud
9.7
SumTotal Talent Development

Performance Management

Saba Cloud
8.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance plans
Saba Cloud
9.4
SumTotal Talent Development
Plan weighting
Saba Cloud
8.8
SumTotal Talent Development
Manager note taking
Saba Cloud
7.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance improvement plans
Saba Cloud
8.8
SumTotal Talent Development
Review status tracking
Saba Cloud
9.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Rater nomination workflow
Saba Cloud
8.7
SumTotal Talent Development
Review reminders
Saba Cloud
9.8
SumTotal Talent Development
Workflow restrictions
Saba Cloud
8.5
SumTotal Talent Development
Multiple review frequency
Saba Cloud
8.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Reporting
Saba Cloud
9.3
SumTotal Talent Development

Succession Planning

Saba Cloud
8.8
SumTotal Talent Development
Create succession plans/pools
Saba Cloud
9.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Candidate ranking
Saba Cloud
8.6
SumTotal Talent Development
Candidate search
Saba Cloud
8.6
SumTotal Talent Development
Candidate development
Saba Cloud
8.6
SumTotal Talent Development

Recruiting / ATS

Saba Cloud
9.4
SumTotal Talent Development
Job Requisition Management
Saba Cloud
9.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Company Website Posting
Saba Cloud
8.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Publish to Social Media
Saba Cloud
9.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Job Search Site Posting
Saba Cloud
9.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Customized Application Form
Saba Cloud
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Resume Management
Saba Cloud
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Saba Cloud
8.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Candidate Search
Saba Cloud
9.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Applicant Tracking
Saba Cloud
9.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Collaboration
Saba Cloud
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Email Templates
Saba Cloud
9.9
SumTotal Talent Development
User Permissions
Saba Cloud
8.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Notifications and Alerts
Saba Cloud
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Reporting
Saba Cloud
9.9
SumTotal Talent Development

Learning Management

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

Human Resource Management

Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
Employee demographic data
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Employment history
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Job profiles and administration
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organizational charting
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organization and location management
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Payroll Management

Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
Pay calculation
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Benefit plan administration
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Direct deposit files
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Balance details
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Employee Self Service

Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Update personal information
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
View job history
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

HR Reporting

Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
Saba Cloud
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses.
  • Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress.
  • Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.
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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Reporting
  • Mass importing of manual checks to be issued in California
  • Ability to fund pay cards immediately
  • Perform gross-up calculations within the payroll system automatically
Anonymous | 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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 10.0
Based on 6 answers
I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
Kimberly Barricklow | 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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 2.0
Based on 2 answers
I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.3
Based on 6 answers
I am supporting SumTotal Learn because I have been using the product since 2015 as a user and as an implementation consultant. The application provides the overall learning solutions to large organizations. It is in compliance with GDPR, CFR 11, and other regulatory requirements hence suitable for industries having mandatory compliance requirements. From value for money to customer support, SumTotal earns good credits for its performance, features, etc.
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

SumTotal Talent Development

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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

SumTotal Talent Development

When I came to my company, they had been using a "light" LMS called Articulate. It was cheap and bare bones; i.e. not a lot of features, really just a platform to launch eLearning from and not real interface for student to utilize. When I began to overhaul the training department, this was one of the first things I changed. Articulate would only run courses built in their software, and the software was not 508 compliant. In addition, we had no ability to create learning plans, house transcripts, customize the interface, or manage the students. I made the choice to select and LMS that was a true LMS with all of the features that were critical to our clients' needs. Thus far, SumTotal has been able to support all of our needs, except one; mobile learning that is media rich
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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Clean front-end user interface for easier course catalog management.
  • Reporting has been more difficult than previous LMS.
  • Audience building has more variables making it more difficult to manage.
  • Slower overall client turnaround due to admin side interface.
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

SumTotal Talent Development

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Saba Cloud
9.5
SumTotal Talent Development
5.5

Likelihood to Renew

Saba Cloud
7.3
SumTotal Talent Development
10.0

Usability

Saba Cloud
7.8
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Support Rating

Saba Cloud
8.4
SumTotal Talent Development
6.3

Implementation Rating

Saba Cloud
4.0
SumTotal Talent Development

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