Saba Software | digitalLEARNING Magazine
November 2008

Saba Software

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Saba is the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) software and services provider, using a people-centric approach to increase productivity and performance. As a trusted partner, Saba has enabled the Aligned Enterprise for over 1,100 customers in 150 countries by providing an integrated people management system to continuously align goals, develop people, improve collaboration and increase visibility into organisational performance. Saba customers include ABN AMRO, Alcatel, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, BMW, Cisco Systems, Continental Airlines, DaimlerChrysler, EDS, EMC Corp., Ford Motor Company, Honeywell, Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic, Procter & Gamble, Telecom Italia and VERITAS Software.

Saba was founded in April 1997 and went public (NASDAQ: SABA) in April 2000. The Company is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California and has sales operations, local alliance partners and customers in more than 26 countries worldwide.

Product and Technology Leadership

Saba’s comprehensive suite of enterprise learning management, performance management, content management, collaboration and analytics solutions enable customers to improve organisational performance by aligning, developing and measuring the performance of people across the extended enterprise.

Built on an open, scalable and configurable J2EE technology platform, the Saba enterprise platform rather than spending valuable time and resources on customisation, can be tailored to meet customer needs through administrative options and business rules.

Industry recognition

Saba has received industry recognition for its solutions, and recently was named again to the leader quadrant position in the Gartner 2004 e-Learning Suite and LMS “Magic Quadrants and was named as a leader in the 2004 METASpectrum report on Learning Management Systems.

Customers

Saba’s customer list includes over 10% of the Global 500, and all of the “big 3” auto manufacturers. Three nations have adopted Saba technology and solutions: Norway, the Netherlands and Scotland. Among the Global 2000, Saba customers include Alcatel, Anheuser-Busch, Cisco Systems, Continental Airlines, DaimlerChrysler, EDS, EMC Corp., Ford Motor Company, Honeywell, Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic, Procter & Gamble, Telecom Italia and VERITAS Software.

Saba Learning Suite

Bringing Learning 2.0 to the Enterprise By taking a strategic, disciplined, enterprise-wide approach to aligning, managing and measuring learning and development initiatives, organisations ensure that their people have the right skills and knowledge to perform at their best.Saba Learning Suite is the most comprehensive solution available to address the strategic mandates of the learning organisation–to deliver effective formal and informal learning that is tied to clear business outcomes and strategic human capital management initiatives. With Saba Centra, Saba Learning Suite is the learning suite from a single company that addresses the full continuum of learning – formal, informal, self-paced, live, and a blend – to provide seamless and truly effective learning.

Saba Performance Suite

Saba Performance Suite is a powerful solution that offers the ability to track and manage the performance of both individuals and organisations, enabling organisations to close the loop between overall strategy and individual accountability.

Saba products can be installed on premise, hosted by Saba, or provided as a convenient Saba OnDemand service. Saba OnDemand offers the shortest implementation times and provides all the support for hardware, network, database and security administration, application installation, and upgrades.

Saba Performance Suite Features

  • Set and manage goals and objectives throughout the organization
  • Manage performance planning processes such as balanced scorecards, performance plans, development plans and MBOs
  • Manage a more strategic performance review process

Saba Compensation Suite

The Saba Compensation Suite is an innovative compensation and rewards solution that that utilises information from the talent lifecycle to improve both employee engagement and retention and drive better business results.

With Saba, one can establish compensation and rewards process that goes beyond simple pay-for-performance, focusing instead on making compensation decisions an integral part of a rich workforce plan that takes into account both organizational needs and individual talent metrics.

Saba Compensation Suite Benefits

  • Link base and variable compensation and rewards directly to measures of success
  • Drive improvements in performance and productivity
  • Create compensation plans and programs based on informed workforce plans
  • Empower managers and compensation planners with decision support
  • Empower employees to provide input into their compensation options

Saba Centra Suite

Saba Centra is an online learning environment that combines a highly interactive virtual classroom learning, e-meeting, and web seminar platform with a learning content management system to deliver optimal blended learning. And, Saba Centra extends Saba’s learning management platform to include real-time training and collaborative sessions–all from a single vendor.

Saba Centra enables globally dispersed employees, customers, and partners to learn, interact and exchange knowledge online in real time. Advanced desktop application integration supports high-end user adoption across global enterprise deployments. Users need only a web browser to attend a seminar from anywhere, even over low-bandwidth connections or through corporate firewalls and proxy servers.

Deployed in 1,000+ organisations worldwide, Saba Centra is built for the enterprise and has an advanced architecture that is scalable, secure, and reliable. Fault-tolerance, redundancy, and three-tier design ensure maximum up-time.

New features in Centra 7.6 include

 

Centra Recording Studio – Provides on-demand access to knowledge through an intuitive application that will enable subject matter experts and business users to quickly create, manage and publish professional-quality, rich media content online of offline.

Surgient Virtual Labs Extension – Provides hassle-free hands-on training through extended lab support from Surgient’s Virtual Training Lab Management System (VTMS).  Users will be able to access live enterprise applications for hands-on learning—removing the need to install and manage software on-site.

Business Application Integration – Provides access to Centra from everyday business applications, making it easy to collaborate and share information directly from the desktop within the context of day-to-day work.

Enhanced Browser and OS Support – Provides support for Firefox 2.0 for the Mac and Microsoft Windows Vista that will enable anytime, anywhere access to Saba Centra.

Saba Talent Suite
Saba Talent Suite is a solution that provides the ability to track and manage processes that relate to the identification and development of talent across the organisation.

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