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 Quote: “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.”
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. Supporting Resources: View Saba People Cloud Applications View Saba Social Learning View Saba Performance Follow the Saba blog Follow Saba on Twitter About Saba Saba (NASDAQ:SABA) provides a unified set of People Cloud Applications including enterprise learning, talent management, and collaboration solutions delivered through the Saba People Cloud. Today’s people-driven enterprises are using Saba's solutions to mobilize and engage people around new strategies and initiatives, align and connect people to accelerate the flow of business, and cultivate, capture, and share individual and collective knowhow to effectively compete and succeed. Saba's premier customer base includes major global organizations and industry leaders in financial services, life sciences and healthcare, high tech, automotive and manufacturing, retail, energy and utilities, packaged goods, and public sector organizations. Saba’s solutions are underpinned by global services capabilities and partnerships encompassing strategic consulting, comprehensive implementation services, and ongoing worldwide support. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Saba has offices on five continents. For more information, please visit www.saba.com or call +1-877-SABA-101 or +1-650-779-2791. SABA, the Saba logo, Saba Centra, and the marks relating to Saba products and services referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Saba Software, Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.