Saba Ranked as a Leader in Talent Management Software Based on Current Offering and Strategy by Independent Research Firm…from Saba


Saba Received Highest Score for Market Presence amongst All Vendors

HRchitect featured Saba in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems and top Learning Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. A.G. Lambert, the VP of Marketing with Saba appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on August 14, 2009. Matt Lafata with HRchitect attended the 2010 Saba Global Summit and Analyst Day in Boston, MA

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Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier people cloud provider, announced today that it was cited as a leader in all three categories of “The Forrester Wave™: Talent Management, Q2 2011” report (May 2011). The categories assessed in the report were Learning and Performance as stand-alone products and Learning and Performance as a combined suite. Specifically, Saba received the highest ranking of any vendor for Market Presence in all three categories. Market Presence is evaluated based on vendors’ customer bases and the depth of human and financial resources available to enhance their products and serve customers.

Forrester used a combination of three data sources to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each solution: vendor surveys, product demos and customer reference survey and calls.

The Forrester Wave™: Talent Management, Q2 2011 Comments:

“Chief people officers, knowledge and learning management professionals, business executives, business managers, and HRM business process professionals all recognize the value of finding excellent talent. Retaining this new talent requires providing new hires with a rich onboarding experience, identifying skills gaps, offering appropriate learning programs, and having a performance management program that recognizes talent and rewards results. This employee lifecycle requires an integrated, seamless, cost-effective approach that using solutions from multiple point vendors can’t replicate.

“Saba drives social learning leadership and has innovative performance management. Saba added an innovative social application to its suite and leveraged the Centra collaboration components to complement the learning approaches of the younger segment of the workforce…It has stellar offerings in goal management, performance and succession planning. Saba’s road map embraces cutting-edge features like group-based goals, goal management, expanded social learning, robust video, and dynamic network analysis. Saba continues to expand its geographic reach, most notably with its expansion into China.”

Supporting Quotes:

“People are an organization’s most valuable asset and more companies are realizing that it is a top priority to develop, engage and retain these employees in order to be competitive,” said Laurent Pacalin, SVP and GM of People Cloud Applications at Saba. “Saba People Cloud applications leverage sales 2.0, social and collaboration technologies to provide training and goals management to employees that enable them to increase sales productivity and achieve performance targets.”

“With its strong heritage in the social and collaborative learning and talent management space, Saba has the most modern, scalable and unified Cloud architecture in the industry and an impressive portfolio of People Cloud applications that deliver significant business performance to customers and partners,” said Shawn Farshchi. “I am incredibly energized to lead the products, customer experience and the company to its next phase of innovation and growth as we deliver on the vision of Saba People Cloud.”

Saba People Cloud Applications Highlights:

Saba People Cloud Applications are a unified set of solutions that include the power of formal and social learning and collaborative talent management applications with industry leading social capabilities such as social Web conferencing and enterprise social networking. They are built organically on a unified platform with a common people profile. Saba People Cloud Applications enable companies to achieve exceptional performance.

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Matt Lafata, HRchitect

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