Saba provides companies across the globe with a cloud-based learning and talent management application designed to drive employee engagement, elevate skills and improve business productivity.
Saba provides traditional talent management features that include course building, learning management, performance management, goal tracking, succession planning, and recruiting. The solution offers personalized and relevant content recommendation to learners. The web and video meetings embedded into the content, help learners collaborate with the tutor during the training.
Saba offers traditional classroom instruction with virtual classrooms and recording functionalities. With the personalized dashboard, teachers can track learner's progress, evaluate test scores and see how different pieces of content are performing in terms of engagement. Businesses can also integrate their KPIs with learning performance, and define employee promotion structure.
Saba offers instant access to thousands of learning courses available online. Each learner gets a personalized portal to view content history, pending courses, scores and rewards achieved. The solution is suitable for midsize to large enterprises across a wide range of industries including airline, energy, healthcare, retail and financial services.
Tomas G. Especialidad: Tecnología y servicios de la información Número de empleados: 10.001+ empleados
now all the departments have his training in one place, making easy for everyone
The trainings are so organized that you only need time to search and select the courses do you want to complete.
Some training requires Flash, and right now that's an outdated plugin and unsupported for some web browsers
Jason S. Especialidad: Seguros Número de empleados: 5001-10.000 empleados
This past June we completed our migration from Saba SEC 5.5 to Saba Cloud. The upgrade process itself was lengthy and at times a bit challenging, but in the end was a success and well worth it.
The migration took close to a year (from initial meetings to launch day), and because we were on such an old version of SEC which included customized reports, we found it a challenge to build new processes and functionality to accommodate existing business requirements, given that Saba Cloud doesn't allow for customizations. In the end we chose to export the required data elements using Analytics, and build a separate external system to manage the data.
Saba cloud itself was well received by our internal stakeholders and end users. The interface is much more intuitive and we didn't have much resistance or confusion with our staff in using the new system.
Also finally being able to properly integrate Single Sign on has been wonderful.
Analytics tool is fantastic and much improved over our previous SEC 55 reporting system! We heavily depend on it to run daily reporting and to export large chunks of data to an offsite system and it has been running quite smoothly.
Single Sign on (finally) Is a big plus.
For our people administrators the "Proxy user" from people admin has been invaluable for troubleshooting.
The interface as a whole is a big improvement and has been well received by our clients.
Coming from SEC 5.5. some things still appear to be the same, and still seem too confusing or clunky:
- Notification system is incredibly flexible, but very confusing to use and extremely time consuming to make changes to. Especially when trying to manage two different locals (EN UK and French Canadian) - especially when these locals are not EN US.
- Completed Courses page: the "Load More" at the bottom of the page is confusing. Even if "Show all" has been selected, the learner still needs to click "Load More" to view other transcripts. Also sorting this list is very limited. Our users have a large collection of courses and had heavily used the sorting features of this page in SEC 5.5
If you are upgrading to Saba Cloud. Map out your needs and business processes heavily prior to beginning the sprinting process in the Migration.
Sprinting is fast and you won't have enough time to test everything you need to.
Mehmet Y. Especialidad: Automoción Número de empleados: 10.001+ empleados
Simple and lean cloud system for learning solutions and easy to use. I love that as for a newcomer to company such solutions is very important and explaining SABA to a newcomer is very easy.
We are using SABA CLOUD as learning solution for online learning classes and webinars. In terms of that, SABA is very precise and lean.I have never experienced a problem.
I'm not sure if it is really required but some features to make learning activities more interactive might be useful. There are lots of new learning websites, especially for data science products which are very interactive.
Devashish N. Especialidad: Tecnología y servicios de la información Número de empleados: 10.001+ empleados
Earlier we had the internal Learning Management System which had become unmanageable and didn't had superior features; but with Saba Cloud (SaaS) application the enterprise need not worry about maintenance and downtime.
1.)Supports multiple Training Types like Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT), Instructor Led Training (ILT), Self -Paced Training etc.
2.)Support Multiple Contents like Adobe Content, SCROM, URL, WebEx Recordings, MP4 etc. Though SCROM is best.
3.) Multiple ways to create assessments varying from Paragraph questions to MCQ with single select and multi-correct along with weight-age scoring for each correct option, pre and post class surveys.
4.) Functionality to add keywords & Tags to each course to enhance ease of search for users
5.) RDI (Rapid Data Import) to bulk update or import data like marking user attendance, course creation, user registration etc.
6.)Prescriptive Rules (PR) to auto enroll new employees to Mandatory Compliance and New Joiners Induction Training
1.) Performance of TIM (The Intelligent Mentor), the course recommender system is bad.
2.)Not much APIs are available for integration unlike we have for Salesforce (CRM)
3.)Lacks ability for administrators to Customize some inline CSS and HTML works to customize the Course Header and Description etc.
4.) Lacks Good Dashboards for Management Reporting
5.) Poor Customer Support
Russell K. Especialidad: Banca Número de empleados: 1001-5000 empleados
Halogen is great product but also has great customer service. I was never on hold for very long and called them often. They do not have an automated phone service. You just call the support line and you'll be talking to a real person in just a few minutes.
Halogen's 'comment helper' function is easily the best and most innovative feature. The comment helper makes it really easy for managers to add specific comments to their direct reports without having to come up with comments from scratch. For example, if you have a 5 point scale, manager's simply drag the slider from a level 5 comment (ie. He/she is always courteous and respectful with customers) to a level one comment (ie. He/she is rarely courteous and respectful with customers). It takes a little bit to setup, but you don't have to write them. Admins can just download the comment helpers directly from Halogen and train managers on how to use them.
Halogen also has a multi-rater and a third-party rater function. This is quite nice for larger organizations. A multi-rater function gives managers the ability to combine/average out the ratings from multiple managers. The third-parter rater gives the manager the ability to forward the appraisal to another manager entirely.
Halogen is not intuitive. It's unlike any other software I've come across, so the back end might be confusing if you try and learn it on your own with no training. For example, administrators might be confused by the fact that there are two locations sets of user information; one called the 'user center' and the other set inside each 'appraisal process'. The user center information holds user demographic information while the appraisal process set contains user performance information.