Saba Cloud vs. Vector LMS

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
Vector LMS
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Vector LMS (replacing the former Convergence LMS) is a learning management system designed specifically for the needs of industrial & manufacturing facilities. It is designed to identify skill and compliance gaps, deliver consistent training, and build a stronger workforce, and is delivered from Convergence Training, a Vector Solutions company (acquired 2018).N/A
Pricing
Saba CloudVector LMS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Saba CloudVector LMS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Saba CloudVector LMS
Considered Both Products
Saba Cloud
Chose Saba Cloud
For what we receive from Saba LMS, compared to the cost of others that we evaluated, it is the best value for the needs that we have. The ease of use of the system, once implemented, is by far better than the other LMS systems we evaluated. Each year we look at other …
Vector LMS

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Saba CloudVector LMS
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Saba Cloud
8.2
24 Ratings
Vector LMS
-
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
Vector LMS
-
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
8.2
27 Ratings
Vector LMS
-
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
Vector LMS
-
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
Vector LMS
-
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
Vector LMS
6.6
1 Ratings
Course authoring7.123 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.030 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Player/Portal8.527 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Learning content9.229 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Mobile friendly8.624 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.129 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Assignments9.328 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Compliance management9.130 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Learning administration9.729 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.729 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Social learning8.621 Ratings6.01 Ratings
User Ratings
Saba CloudVector LMS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(49 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.5
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(24 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
4.5
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Saba CloudVector LMS
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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Vector Solutions
A good scenario for this program is when you need to roll out more customized and specific content that is targeted to a specific department or group. Each leader or department can create their own content that makes it easy for their own employees to complete and finish it at their own pace and on their own hours. It is not that great for leaders or administrators that want to create and upload custom content, this process is not easy and takes more time than it should.
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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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Vector Solutions
  • The user interface and command are fairly self-guiding and self-explanatory. It's not that difficult to know or figure out where to go next or what to click next.
  • The lesson progression and tracker are clear as well. You know easily where you are in a module, how much is left, etc. It also is easy for managers and those on the backend to track progress and see completion.
  • It reaches all employees virtually which is crucial since we are fully remote now and have employees in all time zones across the country.
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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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Vector Solutions
  • Customizing the [Vector] LMS content can be difficult sometimes on the backend, it is not intuitive and our [Vector] LMS administrators have to get involved every time - even for simple customizations.
  • Improving the experience on the backend when loading or curating content needs improvement. Once it's uploaded it's fine, but getting to that point is cumbersome.
  • Platform stability is questionable at times in terms of timing out, glitches, having to restart modules, etc. This should be looked into and made more stable.
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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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Vector Solutions
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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Vector Solutions
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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Vector Solutions
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Cornerstone OnDemand
Was not involved with integration.
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Vector Solutions
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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Vector Solutions
I was not involved in the selection process for [Vector] LMS; however, from my experiences with other platforms, this one seems to be solid. It's not perfect as no platform is, but it seems to get the job done especially for those on the user end. As mentioned, if you want to upload custom content it can be a task that requires more time and effort than it should.
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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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Vector Solutions
  • I cannot speak to the cost of the platform as I wasn't involved in the process, but it seems to be a good investment. Most features are logical and easy to use unless you're on the backend.
  • The negative impact is most felt by leaders that want custom content to be created or uploaded. This is not a quick turnaround and can cause delays or issues.
  • The positive impact is it allows people to complete it at their own pace and can be reached by all employees. Especially in the virtual environment, it is really useful.
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