A competent product for small to mid-sized companies
November 13, 2019

A competent product for small to mid-sized companies

Justin Borland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Modules Used

  • Halogen eAppraisal
  • Halogen eLearning Manager

Overall Satisfaction with Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

We currently utilize Saba TalentSpace to handle our annual appraisal processes, goal-setting processes, and training administrations. Due to organizational complexities, the project is being utilized departmentally. For those departments that can take advantage of a cloud-based system it significantly reduces the number of paper transactions and greatly reduces the administrative burden we once had to track down training records and appraisals. This system also allows us to deliver standardized online training to meet our compliance needs across the organization.
  • The form creator in the appraisal is very strong with many robust features.
  • The LMS allows imports of SCORM 1.2, AICC and Tin Can.
  • The newly designed dashboard is user-friendly and appealing to end-users.
  • Offline adaptability.
  • The LMS could use more AI or machine learning to reduce admin burden.
  • Missing some sort of social collaboration tool.
  • Decrease in overhead spent to maintain training records.
  • Increase in mandatory training items complete (reduces risk).
  • Decrease in training hours spent in classrooms (due to blended learning opportunities).
I think Saba TalentSpace suits small to mid-size organizations looking for a tool to start out with. The product is less overwhelming then some of the major players out there and the price is very competitive. The performance tool is its star player but the LMS is competent to deliver online learning to meet most compliance needs.
The customer support team is very informative and always willing to help. It's refreshing to be able to speak with a live subject matter expert. The only reason I bumped my score down a few points is their follow-up for product enhancements or fixing of major bugs. Sometimes it can take more than 8 months to get major bugs fixed from a development team.

Do you think Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) again?

Yes

This system fits very well with small to mid-size organizations looking for a cloud-based system. At a minimum, I highly recommend the performance management tool. I also strongly recommend understanding your end-user populations. If you happen to work in an industry with low technology utilization I'd advise against a cloud-based system like this.

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) Feature Ratings

Corporate goal setting
8
Subordinate goal setting
9
Individual goal setting
10
Line-of sight-visibility
7
Performance tracking
8
Performance plans
8
Manager note taking
9
Performance improvement plans
9
Review status tracking
7
Review reminders
9
Multiple review frequency
9
Reporting
7