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What is Saba Cloud?

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.

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Users have found that Saba provides a great user interface, resulting in a smooth experience with support tickets. It serves as a …
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Fan of the system

10 out of 10
October 26, 2022
Saba Cloud is used as our primary LMS within the business and has been the first purchase of a dedicated LMS. We currently use learning …
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Helping you manage success!

9 out of 10
March 31, 2022
We create personalized functionality for the client inside the Saba Cloud software. Sometimes we have to face big challenges to fulfill …
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Good System Overall

5 out of 10
November 16, 2021
We use it to support our performance module and our learning module. this allows us to complete our quarterly check in's as well as our …
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  • Progress tracking & certifications (30)
  • Compliance management (30)
  • Course catalog or library (30)
  • Learning administration (30)
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What is Saba Cloud?

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.

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Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

Avg 7.3

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

Avg 7.3

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

Avg 6.8

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

Avg 7.2

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

Avg 7.3

Learning Management

Features of LMS and LCMS systems, related to designing, administering, and consuming learning content in an educational, corporate, or on-the-job context.

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Product Details

What is Saba Cloud?

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 the vendor promises exceeds industry security and reliability standards. Saba has 4,000 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 Cloud Features

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools
  • Supported: Compliance tracking and reporting

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Subordinate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Line-of sight-visibility
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Plan weighting
  • Supported: Manager note taking
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Rater nominations
  • Supported: Rater nomination workflow
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Workflow restrictions
  • Supported: Review transfer
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency
  • Supported: Reporting

Succession Planning Features

  • Supported: Create succession plans/pools
  • Supported: Candidate ranking
  • Supported: Employee profiles
  • Supported: Candidate search
  • Supported: Candidate add
  • Supported: Candidate development

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Customized Application Form
  • Supported: Resume Management
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Candidate Search
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Collaboration
  • Supported: Email Templates
  • Supported: User Permissions
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts
  • Supported: Reporting

Learning Management Features

  • Supported: Course authoring
  • Supported: Course catalog or library
  • Supported: Player/Portal
  • Supported: Learning content
  • Supported: Mobile friendly
  • Supported: Progress tracking & certifications
  • Supported: Assignments
  • Supported: Compliance management
  • Supported: Learning administration
  • Supported: Learning reporting & analytics
  • Supported: eLearning
  • Supported: Assessments
  • Supported: Live online learning
  • Supported: In-person learning
  • Supported: Micro-learning
  • Supported: Video learning
  • Supported: SCORM-compliant
  • Supported: Tin Can (xAPI) compliant
  • Supported: Social learning

Saba Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of The Intelligent Mentor in Action - RecommendationsScreenshot of Learning PlanScreenshot of Informal LearningScreenshot of Performance Check-insScreenshot of Succession Talent DashboardScreenshot of Organizational PlanningScreenshot of Saba Learning - Career Planning

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Saba Cloud Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesArabic, 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Cornerstone OnDemand and PiiQ by Cornerstone are common alternatives for Saba Cloud.

Reviewers rate Progress tracking & certifications and Assignments highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of Saba Cloud are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).

Saba Cloud Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)15%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)85%
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Reviews and Ratings


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Users have found that Saba provides a great user interface, resulting in a smooth experience with support tickets. It serves as a comprehensive replacement for learning management systems, offering personal and professional development opportunities. The software is widely utilized for training and reviews, allowing for real-time data sharing across multiple departments. Some users have found the options for an LMS system to be great but also complicated to use. Saba is used by companies to improve employee skills through online courses, which can be taken from home or the office. It serves as a central location for communication, education, and enablement materials for customers, partners, and employees. Additionally, it helps track learning progress and its impact on sales results while facilitating the delivery of training content to a third-party retail channel. Overall, users have found Saba to be beneficial for various training purposes, including new hire training, skill set enhancement, regulatory compliance tracking, and professional development.

  • Integration of social aspects: Users appreciate Saba's integration of social aspects within the platform, allowing for a community of learners and collaboration. Several reviewers have highlighted this feature as a key strength.
  • Excellent customer support: Saba's customer support is highly regarded by users, with reviewers praising the attentive, caring, and eager-to-help personnel. The support teams are knowledgeable and prompt in finding solutions.
  • Intuitive and configurable nature: The intuitive and configurable nature of Saba Cloud is valued by users. Reviewers find it easy to navigate the platform and sign up for classes. Additionally, the flexibility in training delivery is seen as a positive aspect. Some users have specifically mentioned that they appreciate the system's ability to be used for more than just training modules.
  1. Lack of User-Friendliness: Some users have expressed frustration with the system, stating that it is not as user-friendly as they had hoped. They feel that there are areas where the interface could be more intuitive and easier to navigate.

  2. Complexity of Administration: Several users have mentioned that the administrative side of Saba can be overwhelming and complex to manage, particularly for a single administrator. They suggest that there are multiple click paths and complicated instructions for simple functions, which adds to the complexity.

  3. Inadequate Support: Users have reported issues with the support provided by Saba. They mention instances where they had to teach the support team about the system instead of receiving prompt assistance. Some users also express dissatisfaction with being directed to individuals who are unable to answer their questions effectively.

Users commonly recommend assigning tech-savvy staff for admin roles and emphasizing self-learning. They also suggest taking advantage of the free training in the Saba Community and implementing various solutions to fully utilize the robust nature of Saba Cloud. Users recommend making the system more flexible, customizable, and easy to use. Additionally, they advise conducting thorough research before choosing a solution and considering customization carefully. Clear system requirements, data accuracy, and having a dedicated person to manage Saba are also emphasized by users. Despite challenges during the configuration phase, users find the system easy to use once implemented. Finally, users suggest considering Saba Cloud without excessive customization and provide additional recommendations and opinions on other software options and features.

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Jeffrey Naftal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have rebranded our Saba Cloud platform to be both our Learning Management System and our Performance Management System. We are using it for both career development and pay for performance. We have ties with both LinkedIn Learning and FranklinCovey which means that users of the platform have thousands of learning opportunities. And we have taken the competencies and accountabilities from our job descriptions and turned them into the skills for each employee for evaluation purposes.
  • Integrate with external learning providers.
  • Be responsive to customer suggestions.
  • Provide detailed learning opportunities for users and admins.
  • Limited flexibility in their programming can reduce UX enhancement options.
  • Probably could use a small company (under 150 employees) version that is streamlined.
I think that Saba Cloud is well suited to any environment but probably would be better in a larger environment to fully use its features. Because it integrates so well with external learning suppliers and HR systems, it also well suited for any technological environment. Because it is not as intuitive it may be difficult for some end users to adapt to the system.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are currently using saba cloud as our primary learning management system. It does provides all the required functionalities for an organization to assign or remove mandatory or product trainings. It helps business to configure their own set of email notifications as per the domain. It is very user-friendly and makes your life easier.
  • Great Vendor Support
  • Dedicated help page for all questions
  • Community page for all users - where you can ask/answer/discuss
  • Account managers should be more pro-active or know the product well rather then depending on engineers all the time.
  • Course level notification configurations should be made easier
We were able to track all learning assignments in detail or provide single report access to non-admins/managers to track the completions.
Workspaces has been a great help. HTML is simple. We could put together all the required class links with details in workspace page and provide the links.
It is very user-friendly as for admin or end-user

October 26, 2022

Fan of the system

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Saba Cloud is used as our primary LMS within the business and has been the first purchase of a dedicated LMS. We currently use learning and have started rolling out skills over the last few months to aid competency as well as pushing performance for PDR's.<br>LXP and Succession will be our next areas to review and implement.
  • Flexible in configuring to specific uses
  • Ability to tie learning, skills and performance together
  • Options of integrations with other platforms
  • Admin area is quite dated and clunky
  • More flexibility with recurring courses/certifications to allow renewal options
Saba has been able to fit the majority of our business needs and, once you start to know it more, you can adapt quite a bit of it to work in a way that works for you. There are some great options to make it more of a performance tool.
One area that needs developing is an option to allow renewals at set periods before a requirement for the original kicks in.
Chris Salles | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Saba is used throughout our enterprise as a full-functioning talent management suite. In addition to Learning, we use it for Performance, Collaboration, Meeting, Talent, and Succession Planning. Our employees can track their learning plans, personal and professional goals, and performance objectives all in the same place that they connect with their peers in groups. They collaborate through blogs and workspaces, share ideas and issues, and contribute files and links.
  • 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 great for all types of users (from technology natives to technology avoiders). The mobile apps are a great complement if your workforce is on the move! Saba is also well-suited for a large, global workforce and supports many languages. The application also performs well for small businesses and franchises.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We create personalized functionality for the client inside the Saba Cloud software. Sometimes we have to face big challenges to fulfill the client's assumptions. We use the software only in our department, which is dedicated to upgrading modules according to customer demand. Our work includes analytical and development activities as well as testing of the prepared solutions.
  • User friendliness
  • Flexibility of use
  • Enormous opportunities
For a new user who is just learning the capabilities of Saba Cloud, it will be a good fit. It is a very well-built tool that takes time to learn. For large corporations, they have their own particular demands. In their case, Saba Cloud may not be so well suited and modifications on individual customer requests will be required.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We utilize Saba Cloud as our LMS and have recently deployed the full performance aspect of the product. It has been a major upgrade from our previous LMS and allows for a more complete user experience. We utilize it for not only compliance training but leadership and professional development courses. It is linked with HRIS systems to allow for seamless updates to all users across the organization as well as utilizes xAPI calls to pull in training records from vendor websites.
  • Comprehensive learning profiles
  • Reporting
  • Certification and recertification
  • Curricula building
  • Adaptive notifications
Saba Cloud is ideal when you have a wide variety of simple use cases. It can really allow you to build out a point-to-point learning path alongside one-off offerings. If you are looking to build a highly flexible learning environments not constrained by strict enforcement of steps this system may not be your best choice. It also lacks the customization of notifications that we are looking to use, such as for injections or follow-ups on classes. The social aspect could be better as the message boards are kind of a wild west of the internet. The lack of controls around what is posted led us to shut things down as the pandemic continued and differing options made their way to the forefront.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've used Saba at 2 companies as an admin and 3 as a user. It allows us to do all the assigning, deploying, and tracking we need for learning from compliance to professional development. These past few years it has particularly assisted with On Demand and Virtual learning including continuing with many formerly in-person management development courses. We're looking to expand our use of skills and learning paths as well, which would otherwise not be possible.
  • Managing automated learning assignments
  • Analytics
  • Presenting learning in various modalities
  • Ease of updating materials in all formats
  • Continued improvement of admin interface
  • Reduction of steps to make changes to courses
  • Ease of setting up and maintaining Workspaces
  • Mobile app
Saba Cloud is well suited for just about anything you will need for learning. Especially with the new Xplore LX tool, it allows for pushes for compliance training and excels in analytics while [pulling] from learners interested in self-directed learning. It is also great for external users, though we have not yet implemented that at Hajoca, and allows administrators to customize privileges as well as have separate domains for security and separating content.
November 30, 2021

Saba Review

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Saba is being used throughout our entire organization. We utilize the Saba Learning module only and mainly use it for tracking purposes. Being new to this role, I am still getting used to our organization processes. I hope to soon be able to maximize the use of Saba and take advantage of all or most of the features the learning module has to offer.
  • Tracking.
  • Saba community is very helpful.
  • Testing abilities.
  • Making the system a little more user-friendly.
  • Background settings easier to understand and customize.
Saba makes the process of enrolling into a course fairly simple. Most end users do not seem to have trouble when trying to find a course. However, as the system admin, sometimes I find certain simple tasks to be more challenging due to how certain things are set up in the background.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Saba Cloud is being used by our entire company! It definitely addresses the recruitment challenges manufacturer plants face nowadays. It organizes everything into one application and is very convenient for all users. It is user-friendly for the recruiters but especially for the candidates applying. It takes some adjustment, but once everyone gets on board, it makes your business run so much more smoothly!
  • Responds to team members
  • Provides helpful tutorials
  • Provides reviews that will help others in deciding what or how to do something
  • Possibly a quicker response from our account manager
  • More detailed instructions on how to's
  • Creating our website was a tad more advanced than most applications we use
Saba Cloud definitely helps employee engagement which in turn helps productivity. It is best for large companies in order to have everything organized for them, but could also be suited for smaller companies and would allow for easier training. Small groups are sometimes easier to manage in relation to training.
November 16, 2021

Good System Overall

Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it to support our performance module and our learning module. this allows us to complete our quarterly check in's as well as our end-of-the-year performance reviews for our entire workforce. the learning module supports our computer-based learning efforts across the entire organization as well. We also track completions there.
  • Peormance
  • Laerning
  • support
It is a solid tool. We use it to support our performance module and our learning module. this allows us to complete our quarterly check in's as well as our end-of-the-year performance reviews for our entire workforce. the learning module supports our computer-based learning efforts across the entire organization as well. We also track completions there.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Saba is being used across the whole of our organization, Solvay. Before Saba, the LMS tool we were using were not satisfactory to us so the learning & development team asked for a few volunteers to test a couple of LMS providers during the sandbox phase. The organization had shortlisted two such vendors - Saba and Cornerstone. After testing both, Saba was the hands-down winner. This happened nearly 2 years ago and since then we have been using Saba.

It provides a glitch-free LMS which enables us to complete our learning & development quite efficiently. In addition, Saba also offers free webinars and plenty of useful blog posts, many of which are downloaded and shared among the employees of our organization. Saba is highly engaging, and it helps in tracking, monitoring and reminding users who need to undertake certain trainings for both compliance as well as their individual development plans. Saba has been continuously evolving, and is highly customer-friendly, which help us troubleshoot whatever problem that arises during learning. I have heard from many of my colleagues that they are finding it much easier to use Saba cloud from their homes, which is a huge plus in this challenging time.
  • Great platform
  • Quick customer service
  • Feedback
  • Knowledgeable
  • Provides benchmarks
  • Transversality across devices' platform
  • User interfaces
Well-suited as a learning management system tool. Also provides users other gamuts of services such as free webinars, blog posts, and well-written articles, so that self-help in most of the critical areas is taken care.
Since I have been using Saba only since 2019, I do not know much to think of where it is less appropriate. No complaints so far.
November 14, 2021

SABA and the Non-Profit

Joe Geppert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our organization offers services for Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Physical Disabilities, and an approved private school in the state of Pennsylvania for over 6200 children and adults. We have over 3900 staff from Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, and in between. SABA assists us with ensuring [our] staff in all locations are receiving the same information with training. Also, the compliance for the variety of our services [meets] those requirements as well. But, the largest part is ensuring all of our staff are receiving high-quality learning to improve their engagement with the individuals we serve.
  • Analytics is essential to meet compliance standaards
  • Creating learning paths, certifications and tracking certifications of a wide variety.
  • Communication with a diverse and large group of staff
  • Improves our overall connection with remote sites.
  • In the certification process, it only lets us do look back days it would be very beneficial to have a look backdate. Our services have a training year from July 1, thru June 30 and we assign training to services that are required by federal and state laws to be completed annually. During the pandemic we found a lot of staff taking jobs in other areas and still in their original position and then back again. If we assigned someone HIPAA training and they took this on July 4 and then in October went to a different service line the training plan would ask them to retake HIPAA. It would not pick up the one on July 3. That is the only real issue but it is a large one.
In 2013 I started researching for an LMS system. After many product demonstrations and reviews and consulting with companies the same size or larger. I found that none of the LMS systems will meet 100 percent of our hopes and dreams. But, for our organization, SABA met 95% of our goals. The process from purchasing to implementation was very unique and very good. The follow-up from Service tickets has been very quick and reliable. The SABA community for interacting with other users and finding solutions to issues is invaluable.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Saba Cloud application is a perfect tool to train all the staff of our company, both those who remain in the office area and those who remain in the field, it contains a vast amount of learning modules that are adapted to the area that each one develops. The Saba Cloud platform has been very easy to use for both our users and the content administrators, likewise, there are many communities within the application that help us answer questions and solve problems. Saba Cloud's integrated customer service has been a marvel, at the time of submitting a complaint in terms of operation or failures, the incidents are taken with great kindness and the solution or update we get it very quickly.
  • The application has a section that can provide a customizable and complete learning that allows us to visualize any type of information or data that is needed internally or that we need to provide to our clientele.
  • Saba Cloud provides us with a fairly simple and up-to-date training and learning platform. Which allows anyone related to the company; as customers or internal staff can access and orient themselves with the information.
  • Saba Cloud is very punctual and accurate with regular updates to its platform, it has an analytical algorithm that can adapt to any need or vicissitude that may arise in its use and then fix it.
  • Saba Cloud's ability to generate learning and training paths has completely helped us to establish very high standards of performance and effectiveness within the organization's staff.
  • With the reporting tool, the application has provided us with the opportunity to set a learning deadline and capture the effectiveness in metrics that are very compatible with the effectiveness of the information provided by our leadership groups.
  • The application is very effective in dealing with customer complaints when they present problems with their platform, when a problem occurs, the application applies the necessary changes within a month so that the error is not repeated.
  • Although the usability to load course information is very simple, we have problems to load or customize SCORM, AIC and CAN in the training modules so that later we get results in the reports properly.
  • Saba Cloud allows to generate customizable and automatic emails, however, it has certain flaws when customizing these emails, we believe that it should have options such as sending scheduling.
  • This tool has the problem of limiting the number of reports we can generate. Saba Cloud only allows us to generate a number of 9 reports every 24 hours, if the limit is met we must wait considerably which delays or limits our productivity.
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.
Jonathan Thommarson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Saba Cloud to train and educate all employees. They can access learning as office staff or field staff. There are a multitude of modules that allow users to train on specific topics. It helps us differentiate ourselves in the market with the additional training that our staff has. Our entire team has access to all of the topics and helps us understand new things in our industry.
  • Easy to implement.
  • Access anywhere.
  • Customized reporting.
  • New user login can be a messy task.
  • Pop up windows do not work well in some environments.
  • More streamlined delivery of content.
Saba Cloud is a great platform for building learning for your staff. You have the ability to load already created content as well as custom content. There are so many different things you can do in Saba Cloud. People and content admin is easy to use and there are some powerful metrics that can help you see how the learning is being used within your organization.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our Learning & Development Department, we use Saba Cloud across the organization. It is our hub for all things learning and compliance. It addresses our ability to provide, maintain, and track learning content for our company. Saba Cloud has really addressed the widespread need of remote elearning for the organization especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Provides an overview of your teams progress
  • Keeps us engaged and interacting with one another through the various social features
  • Provides detailed reporting data
  • Some of the html editing features can be a bit cumbersome and difficult to understand
We are able to upload content that has been developed in-house as well as external content from Youtube, LinkedIn and more.
Meghan Conan, M.A.Ed./AET, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
ASTM uses Saba Cloud to provide our expert training to our customer base located around the world. Saba provides us the ability to customize each company's unique experience to suit their needs while showcasing our extensive catalog of training materials.
  • Saba Analytics for learning are comprehensive and customizable allowing us to view any variety of data we need internally or need to provide to our customers.
  • Support has been amazing throughout our time with Saba. We have always been able to work quickly with someone to develop a new process or obtain guidance on a new feature.
  • Saba Cloud delivers training in a clear and modern format, allowing customers to easily access and consume training.
  • Saba Cloud also provides regular system updated which reflect the needs of their customer base.
  • It is hard to pinpoint something like this as most items are addressed during their quarterly updates so they are not missing items for long!
Saba Cloud is a fantastic tool for training, whether internal to your organization or being used by your outside customer base. The continuous updates to the system reflect Saba's ability to listen to their customers needs and to implement their ideas to continually improve their platform. It has been a tremendous boost to our training program.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our entire organization uses Saba as our Learning Management System. It helps us track the completion of compliance training, provide departments with required reports, and provide on-demand learning opportunities to our employees. We have been able to integrate LinkedIn Learning and Zoom, which adds additional learning and facilitation opportunities for our employees and facilitators.
  • Allows managers to assign courses to their employees
  • Allows our organization to integrate LinkedIn Learning and Zoom
  • Enables our organization to run reports on course completions
  • Reporting options - would like to see enhanced capabilities as some of our needs are not met
  • Providing opportunities to create videos within the system, rather than upload existing ones into Saba
  • Less cumbersome process to create a course and class
Our organization is spread across several states and offices, so having a platform for employees to access on-demand classes versus traveling on-site to a live session saves our employees a ton of time and hassle. Employees can easily see which courses have been assigned to them by their manager and the courses they're required to complete for compliance purposes by pulling their Learning Summary. It helps employees stay accountable and own their learning plans.
September 26, 2020

Saba Cloud Review

Heather Mcconnell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We implemented in 2019 to bring together learning for all areas and regions of the organization into a single LMS platform.
  • Saba Meeting
  • Prescriptive rules
  • User Interface
  • Saba Connetor for Workday needs to be able to customize
  • Creating due dates based on hire date in the prescriptive rule. For example, hire date +3 is the due date. We can only build the rule from the event date when the employee is added to Saba.
The LMS stuff is good, user friendly, easy to navigate. The training courses and build are pretty intuitive.
The data from the Saba Workday connector was sub-par. We could not customize to get it to pull the data we needed from Workday on future hires. It was also a struggle with Leave of Absence data. We ended up writing custom integrations in Workday to handle the data.
We tried to bring certifications back into Workday from Saba. The setting is to bring all or nothing. We only want to bring certs for about 10 training and cannot customize this in any way so had to build a report and process in Workday manually.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our company uses Saba TalentSpace for performance development and learning. The system is managed by Human Resources and utilized by every employee.
  • Captures feedback; available to pull feedback into performance reviews
  • Tracks goals and progress toward completion in an easy-to-use/read format
  • Accessing learning activities is not easy/straightforward. From your homepage, you click on the task, it opens up learning activity detail, then you click OK. Then it takes you to your task list where you hit play. Would be more convenient if you could launch the activity from the homepage.
  • Goals: setting status and selecting on track, at risk, etc., seems redundant.
There aren't a lot customization options.
September 25, 2020

Saba Cloud Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our company utilizes Saba Cloud for our performance management within our organization and also utilize the learning management system to house, monitor, and track all of our leaning and development initiatives. As part of our learning and development team, Saba LMS has provided us with an easy-to-use system to upload, categorize, assign, measure, and report data about all of our learning initiatives.
  • LMS is easy to learn, implement, and use on a daily basis
  • The ability to create learning paths has helped us put career progression paths in place for our employees.
  • Reporting capabilities have allowed us to present real-time learning metric date to our leadership teams.
  • While the reporting is good, there is room for improving the details of the reports that are generated.
  • The course upload process is very easy, but we have continued to have issues with how we can load (type, SCORM, AIC, TIN CAN) our modules and get proper tracking and reporting.
  • While we have had no real issues with the level of customer service that we receive, we have had times where it did fall short and where we felt they should step up and do more, but they did not and challenged our internal IT capabilities.
Our purpose of using Saba Cloud is very simple and even with it being simple, it has provided much more than we expected. We are always looking for ways to implement more of their capabilities into our organization.
Emilie-Anne Nichols, APTD | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Saba Cloud in our Customer Service division, and also across our business for people managers and leaders. The Training Department is using Saba Cloud to onboard new employees, conduct uptraining for new employees, track training completion, and interface with our global clients. We operate across 3 continents, 4 countries, and 30 physical locations, in addition to remote employees, so we definitely but the scalability and globalization capabilities of the tool to the test. We use Saba Meeting to hold our classes, and Saba Learning for our self-paced elearning.
While we only use the Learning Module currently, we find that it's very complete for our simple needs, and easy to maintain and manage in individual business units. We are using it for assessments, content deployment, and also the meeting capabilities, including full support of remote learning for both onboarding and existing agent uptraining.
  • Saba Meeting - Engagement Tools make learning fun, and make it easy to check in on learners understanding
  • Great Marketplace connectors to many of the leading and up and coming partners in learning and workforce/HR management.
  • Customization experience to match our brand and employee skill set.
  • Analytics - I can tell at a glance if my training is being utilized, and if it's efficient and meeting our time/budget allocations
  • Content repository management/Manager functions - without some of the other modules, what a people manager would actually do in Saba is limited. This makes it difficult to get manager buy in for the tool, and results in the training team manually assigning learning, checking completion, etc.
  • Support Tool- Admin support is done in another tool, which can't be accessed directly from Saba.Availability of support team in real-time.
  • Meeting Connector can be difficult to get auto-deployed to virtual desktops.
  • OOB GUI - The GUI is customizable, but to make something really pop, it requires a lot of technical skill
Saba Cloud is perfect when you're working with a multi-site group. It's easy to navigate for even the most inexperienced end-user, and and very simple to manage from the learning manager perspective. The level of detail possible in the reporting makes it easy to report on any effort, using a number of metrics and variables.

Saba is great if you are bringing your own content! The Repository function makes it very easy to locate your content and assign it to a class. Saba is also great if you are delivering the same course content over and over again. Saba is less effective, for us, when we are training an individual course. The setup time is great, compared to the net gain, if we're only talking 3-10 employees, one time.

Relton McBurrows | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Saba Cloud is being used as a possible alternative to our primary learning management system, Cornerstone On Demand. We have been using Saba Cloud for about two years to weigh the advantages of a possible move to the product, so the system is only used within the department. We only use the Learning module for these pilots and test and primarily connected it to our human resource systems.
  • Saba Cloud is fairly useful out of the box with little adjustments.
  • Saba Cloud has a simple interface.
  • Saba Cloud has decent admin training for current users.
  • Though simple, the interface is antiquated.
  • The Saba Cloud app lacks some of the refinement and features of its competitors.
  • The Saba Cloud user interface is fairly spartan in design, lacking options to modify appearance.
Saba Cloud is well suited for organizations that prefer a simple out-of-the-box solution, something that requires few customizations and is straightforward in its utility. This is not the tool for environments that are accustomed to elegant or intuitive design and easily accessible mobile tools. Saba is also not the learning platform for organization looking to easily build customizations.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Planning Module is available for the schools and colleges and departments throughout Temple University to module potential re-organizational hierarchies within their departments. The Planning Module is also actively used by the Office of the President for planning and developing enriched hierarchy presentations.
  • Ease of use navigating the planning module.
  • Intuitive tools to develop enriched hierarchy presentations.
  • Baseball card feature provides an effective drill-down method to view additional information.
  • HTML 5 Version of the Planning Module is unusable.
  • The user access administration section feels clunky.
  • Develop report/tools for user auditing purposes.
Best in class visual tools to represent complex organizational hierarchy structures. Saba provides ease of use tools for departments to model potential reorganization of departments and associated personnel. The ability to extract planning models to either PDF, Excel, and Powerpoint gives user flexibility in developing presentation materials. Saba's cloud-based solution takes the burden of system maintenance off the customer's hands.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our deployment of Saba Cloud is across the enterprise of 15 hospitals, supporting business units and 32,000 people. We use Saba to deliver learning - with a heavy emphasis on compliance. We use Saba to organize our learning catalog, and offer tools and resources to both leaders and employees. We use Saba for performance management and succession. We also use Saba's social/informal capabilities.
  • Integration is the key. You can connect learning to performance to succession and career mapping.
  • You can control the user experience with your own branding and personalize the experience based on an employee's personal attributes.
  • Saba listens to the voice of the customer and works hard to partner with its clients. They've helped us in a crunch time by changing some of the performance functionality that was not working the way we needed it to. We had 22,000 reviews due within about 6 weeks when we discovered the glitch. They really pulled through for us!
  • I'd like to see Saba dynamically refresh talent pools based on current demographic data, as well as offer the ability to create pool templates.
  • The ability to generate customized emails more easily would be nice.
  • There shouldn't be an imposed limit on the number of reports an organization can create.
Saba would be a great option for any organization starting up because you can take advantage of the integration features from the beginning. If you are ready to integrate processes, take a look at Saba. If you have a skills/competency model, you can connect learning, performance and career planning. If you have a robust and mature succession planning process, you might be frustrated with Saba's capabilities (although there's hope for the future).
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I worked for El Super and the Chidaguqui group who use Saba for all their training, this LMS not only housed all of the courses but was used to hold instructor lead courses within their virtual platform. They also utilized the LMS for a repository so all content was saved within the system.
  • SABA is cloud-based and easy to install into any organization.
  • It is perfect for large organizations and there are several packages that will allow any level of optimization.
  • Easy to set up courses without an LMS admin.
  • I think SABA's only real flaw is that it is mainly designed for larger organizations.
Saba is best for large organizations that have more than 1000 employees, and if you are in an even larger organization of like 8,000-10,000 then you may have to consider an LMS admin at that point due to the amount of content the system supports. Another great place where Saba really excels is scheduling virtual training, especially with larger organizations.
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