- The social collaboration aspects of the tool were unparalleled to any other we looked at. It has lead to us transitioning our intranet onto it as well.
- Unlike other platforms they put learning at the core of all they do, and that was something we wanted to help create a culture of personal development.
- Saba has so much built in flexibility that sometimes it can be overwhelming. If you bring on new folks after implementation, a basics course or more best practice for getting started documentation would be helpful.
- Compensation module is still in early stages. They are on the right track but for larger companies with complicated hierarchy simple getting started tools would be helpful.
- Prescriptive Rules allow us to assign training based on data parameters such as job titles and campus locations. Previously, these assignments were manually created and the result of hours of data analysis.
- Saba's options allow us to provide self-assignment options based on responses to questions related to actual job functions. They also allow us to integrate with collaborative partners in other organizations.
- There are quite a few complexities for learning administrators who are responsible for managing training, but the coming releases are slated to address some of these challenges to improve the experience.
- Content Interoperability
- Regulatory compliance for OJT (Ability to mark checklist complete if items are not complete - not acceptable for regulatory)
- Language consistency within itself
- More user-friendly and real-world settings/behaviors for security privileges and curriculum.
- Saba's support and support portal is top-notch. Always very responsive and often provides reliable solutions.
- In general, Saba us super configurable and enables us to conduct day-to-day enterprise wide business without reliance on Saba's admin support or any type of customization.
- Saba's ability to integrate with other systems such as Skillport, UltiPro, and Okta has made things run smoothly for us.
- Image uploads into social community. While technically possible, it’s not really practical with the current upload limitation of 2 MB. End users don’t have the ability to optimise their images. When uploading an image as a “File”, this limitation is not present, only in Discussion Forums. This is an extreme deterrent for our users and is slowing our momentum around social learning
- Mentioning in social community. Saba needs to add people tagging. Using @ in front of people’s names to reference them…and then notifications being sent to them whenever they’re mentioned. People can’t ignore it when they know they’re being talked about. THAT would really help our social learning efforts.
- Would like to use Leaderboards to boost engagement. Leaderboards can be used to encourage social learning, collaboration and knowledge sharing within the discussion groups. We can create discussion groups for any company-related topic, from ‘New Product Lines’ and ‘System Processes’ to social events like International Woman’s Day. Learners earn points for completing courses or tasks and their score determines their place on either the discussion group Leaderboard or a home page Leaderboard. This encourages everyone to join the conversations happening in Saba in the Social Learning Community..
- Improved feed configuration. We should be able to select what type of content is included in a feed. Currently we have it turned off as there is simply too much noise.
- Saba allows for highly customized reporting that allows us to monitor the progress of everything from the individual to organizational level. These reports are specific to our needs and can be pushed or pulled to specific individuals, groups, or the overall organization.
- Saba is user-focused and intuitively designed. Since I first began working with Saba there have been a number of developments and improvements that have improved the user experience. This seems to stem from a genuine desire to hear and respond to user feedback in an effort to ensure the interface is intuitive.
- The social aspect of Saba is integrated and encourages a community of learners. Often with social learning, there is a section or area of the site that you go to socialize. Saba has integrated the social aspects of learning into almost every facet of the learning module, ensuring that users can collaborate, discuss, and learn from each other while they benefit from the materials being made available to them by the administrator.
- Saba's customer support is excellent. The ticketing system is intuitive and I always receive a prompt response. Our representative is helpful and has provided guidance and support that has made any challenges we have faced easy to overcome.
- There are areas of the back-end that seem to be hold-overs from much earlier iterations. Included would be the configuration of notifications. Once created they work relatively seamlessly but configuring them correctly, testing them, and making changes can be a challenge.
- It is easy to log on to Saba and to sign up for classes
- It is relatively easy to print out the transcript
- It is easy to navigate
- It is confusing when it comes to seeing what courses have been completed
- I can not always find completed courses
- I'm not sure where to find past classes
- Organize Learning Library
- Full Restful API
- Connectors for common other 3rd party applications like Salesforce, HRIS, and even Lynda
- Error Logging in Systems Admin feeds (SMF)
- Customization Capabilities of Rosters
- Easier ILT tracking
- Performance management, succession planning, goal setting, and learning are all integrated with competencies.
- The social support of other saba users is extremely helpful, people who use saba are more than willing to spend time with other users to help them solve problems in their business through the use of saba features.
- Saba regularly upgrades the software, taking customer ideas and suggestions and turning them into actual upgrades on a quarterly basis
- The administrative side of Saba is extremely complex and is a lot for a single saba administrator to manage
- There are many click paths for users to complete simple functions like signing up for e-learning or editing a goal
- The succession planning module is limited and does not allow for much flexibility to create custom 9-block grids or integrated dashboards
- Soft skills are more [than alternatives].
- Technical elearnings are good.
- Some feedback reviews on the trainings.
- Few help tips on the assessment-wise improvements areas, giving personal feedback.
- Looking for few more domain trainings, healthcare solutions, payment gateway, credit analysis, banking analysis, and commercial bankings courses.
- Saba Meeting is an excellent virtual classroom product.
- Saba Cloud is capable of handling large scale matrix organizations.
- Saba Cloud has multiple language interface support.
- Much more configurable enabling a simplified interface and flexible feature enablement.
- Can always increase interface flexibility
Saba Learning@Work is suitable for:
- Large scale enterprises
- Where multiple domains are needed
- Where high levels of concurrency (1000+) are expected
- The user interface is much improved over any previous product they offer. Users find navigating the application seamless and effortless.
- Saba's personnel, including support, is attentive, caring, and eager to help.
- True SaaS, cloud-based model. Updates are frequent and constantly improving the product.
- 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.
- Saba is a unified platform for delivery of HR solutions at 360 degrees, from recruitment, induction, development, performance review and talent compensation.
- Saba provides one-stop shop for all HR needs, no need to get headaches with improbable and acrobatic integrations among diverse and inconsistent platforms that require tons of dollars to make them work.
- Saba is highly scalable and can be adopted by the small family owned company to the largest of the enterprise organizations.
- User experience is not modern, tending to old fashioned layouts and styles.
- Programmability is complex, slow and prone to trial attempts before getting it right.
- Reporting capability is inadequate, based on poor third-party tools.
Saba Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
Saba delivers a cloud-based Intelligent Talent Management solution used by organizations worldwide to hire, develop, and engage their people. With machine learning at its core, Intelligent Talent Management offers proactive, personalized recommendations on candidates, connections and content that aim to facilitate leadership decisions and organizational success. Saba’s approach and talent management apps — recruiting, learning, performance, compensation, succession and planning — incorporate machine learning technology, social, collaboration and mobile capabilities.
Saba Learning, a key piece of the talent management suite, includes a unified Learning Management System (LMS) with virtual classroom, assessment, social, collaborative, mobile, and gamificiation capabilities. It aims to provide superior regulatory compliance, training eCommerce, extended enterprise, leadership development, on-the-job training, and other learning activities.
The whole Intelligent Talent Management solution is powered by Saba Cloud, a highly scalable platform that exceeds industry security and reliability standards. Saba has 2,200 customers and 31 million users across 195 countries and 37 languages. The vendor's goal with the product is to help brands adapt to the future of work by enabling continuous learning, engagement and development of everyone in their people network, including employees, partners and customers.
Saba Support Options
|Video Tutorials / Webinar|
Saba Technical Details
|Mobile Application:||Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web|
|Supported Languages:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Modern Greek (1453-), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese|