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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Onboarding

    8.2

    Saba Cloud

    82%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Saba Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    New hire portal

    7.0
    70%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    9.3
    93%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance tracking and reporting

    8.2
    82%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    9.7

    Saba Cloud

    97%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Saba Cloud ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Corporate goal setting

    9.8
    98%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Subordinate goal setting

    9.8
    98%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    9.8
    98%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    9.3
    93%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    9.8
    98%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Management

    8.3

    Saba Cloud

    83%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Saba Cloud ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Performance plans

    9.3
    93%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    9.8
    98%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Rater nomination workflow

    7.9
    79%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review reminders

    9.8
    98%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow restrictions

    6.4
    64%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    7.6
    76%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    9.4
    94%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    8.3

    Saba Cloud

    83%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Saba Cloud ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    9.8
    98%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    7.6
    76%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate search

    8.1
    81%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate development

    7.5
    75%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    8.8

    Saba Cloud

    88%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Saba Cloud ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Job Requisition Management

    8.4
    84%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    8.5
    85%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    8.9
    89%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    7.9
    79%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate Search

    8.9
    89%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    9.5
    95%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    9.5
    95%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning Management

    9.1

    Saba Cloud

    91%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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
    1.9

    SumTotal Talent Development

    19%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    Payroll Management

    Saba Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.3

    SumTotal Talent Development

    33%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Leave and Attendance Management

    Saba Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Employee Self Service

    Saba Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 3/3 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    HR Reporting

    Saba Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    10%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Saba Cloud is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
    • SumTotal Talent Development is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Saba Cloud

    94%
    48 Ratings
    1.1

    SumTotal Talent Development

    11%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    4.5

    Saba Cloud

    45%
    5 Ratings
    6.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    60%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    7.8

    Saba Cloud

    78%
    11 Ratings
    2.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    20%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    Saba Cloud

    84%
    24 Ratings
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    4.5

    Saba Cloud

    45%
    3 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 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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    SumTotal

    I personally, am not a fan of SumTotal. I have worked on several different HRIS and Payroll systems which outweigh all aspects of SumTotal (Lawson Interface Desktop, Ceridian Dayforce, ADP Enterprise, and Ultimate Software's UltiPro). As antiquated as Lawson felt, it had more functionality than SumTotal. Of course, all others I worked on were for the most part cloud based and had modern functionality to go with it.
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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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    SumTotal

    • 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.
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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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    SumTotal

    • Navigation (too many clicks to get anything done).
    • Reporting is complicated.
    • Buttons everywhere that don't do anything.
    • Features enabled that don't fully work or function the way they should.
    • Support for the product is lacking.
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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

      SumTotal Talent Development

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      SumTotal Talent Development 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

        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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        SumTotal

        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.
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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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        SumTotal

        I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
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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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        SumTotal

        We have our own IT support to assist in SumTotal issues, however, we have had to log in cases directly. Support is mediocre at best.
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        Implementation Rating

        Cornerstone OnDemand

        Was not involved with integration.
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        SumTotal

        No answers on this topic

        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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        SumTotal

        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
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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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        SumTotal

        • 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.
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