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Saba Cloud

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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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Recent Reviews

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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
Incentivized
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
Incentivized
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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Popular Features

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  • Progress tracking & certifications (30)
    9.5
    95%
  • Compliance management (30)
    9.0
    90%
  • Course catalog or library (30)
    9.0
    90%
  • Learning administration (30)
    8.9
    89%
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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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Features

Onboarding

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.

8
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.

7.8
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.

7.3
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.

7.6
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.

8.6
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.

8.9
Avg 7.1
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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

Saba Cloud Video

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Saba Cloud Integrations

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

Consumers0%
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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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

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.

Attribute Ratings

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Jeffrey Naftal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
October 26, 2022

Fan of the system

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Chris Salles | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
November 14, 2021

SABA and the Non-Profit

Joe Geppert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Meghan Conan, M.A.Ed./AET, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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!
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
September 26, 2020

Saba Cloud Review

Heather Mcconnell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
September 25, 2020

Saba Cloud Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Emilie-Anne Nichols, APTD | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
Relton McBurrows | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
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