Saba Cloud vs. Trainual

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
Trainual
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Trainual is a modern training manual for growing businesses. It provides one simple tool that aims to help users centralize processes and policies, automate onboarding and training, and build a foundation to scale faster. The vendor says Trainual is designed for small to medium sized businesses that are growing quickly and eager to document systems and processes, define step-by-step workflows, eliminate grey area between roles, and ensure that training happens consistently, every…
$119
per month
Pricing
Saba CloudTrainual
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Pro
$119
per month
Premium
$179
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Saba CloudTrainual
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 CloudTrainual
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
8.2
24 Ratings
Trainual
-
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
Trainual
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.724 Ratings00 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting9.724 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
Trainual
-
Ratings
Performance plans9.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan weighting7.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking6.915 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.818 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
Trainual
-
Ratings
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
Trainual
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.64 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
Trainual
9.4
9 Ratings
Course authoring7.123 Ratings9.48 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.030 Ratings9.48 Ratings
Player/Portal8.527 Ratings9.68 Ratings
Learning content9.229 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Mobile friendly8.624 Ratings9.67 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.129 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Assignments9.328 Ratings9.48 Ratings
Compliance management9.130 Ratings9.78 Ratings
Learning administration9.729 Ratings9.37 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.729 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Social learning8.621 Ratings8.56 Ratings
User Ratings
Saba CloudTrainual
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(49 ratings)
9.7
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.5
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(24 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
4.5
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Saba CloudTrainual
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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Trainual
We have offices set around the world, and hiring new team members in certain countries makes it a bit difficult, especially now to fly out or fly in to help get them situated and fully trained. This really helps close the gaps in between the distance and training. Makes onboarding a heck of a lot easier.
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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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Trainual
  • Tracks progress for training.
  • Easily determines a new hires competency in handling tasks on their own.
  • Houses all of our documents and videos in one location versus several.
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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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Trainual
  • The subject organization could use work! It's just jumbled and needs folders.
  • It's very cumbersome to have to click back and forth to subjects when you are within a task. I wish there was a larger side bar that could show ALL subjects, topics, and tasks in one glance with drop-down menus.
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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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Trainual
No answers on this topic
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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Trainual
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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Trainual
During the entire sales process, the Trainual team was great to work with. After the sale, their onboard process was top notch as well and was very quick to answer any questions and actually were open to customizing the platform to meet our specific needs. They have been great this entire time.
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Implementation Rating
Cornerstone OnDemand
Was not involved with integration.
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Trainual
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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Trainual
  • This is our first time using anything like this!
  • Previously we just wrote task items in shared Google documents. It was the best of what we could do at the time, but this is a whole different world, and we love it! Being able to integrate quizzes and photos and interactive video is excellent!
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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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Trainual
  • Saves time for the team for training
  • The fact that everything is in one location is really good!
  • Allows us to edit and change and adjust as the business does
  • Keeps us flexible and not cemented to a way of doing things
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