Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier People Cloud provider, today announced Saba Social Learning was selected as the winner of the prestigious Launch Pad competition. The award, produced by TechWeb (producers of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference, the Web 2.0 Expo and publisher of InformationWeek magazine), recognizes the most innovative advances in social business software.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as the Launch Pad People's Choice winner at Enterprise 2.0," said Milind Pansare, Senior Director, Saba People Cloud Applications at Saba. "Saba Social Learning, powered by Saba Social, transforms people processes in the workplace, including; on-boarding, learning and collaboration, giving organizations a competitive advantage. It is an honor to be the first social application, focused on people and people networks, to be acknowledged as Launch Pad winner."

By combining the best of today’s social networking features, coupled with world-class learning management capabilities, Saba Social Learning provides more collaborative, immediate and context-relevant learning methods. The seamless integration of formal and informal learning creates an environment that encourages and accelerates the real-time exchange of organizational knowledge among employees, partners, and customers to improve business results.

"I want to thank and congratulate all of this year’s participating Enterprise 2.0 Conference Launch Pad companies for their unique innovation in the industry,” said Steve Wylie, Enterprise 2.0 Conference General Manager. “We applaud Saba for their big win in today’s Launch Pad and for demonstrating how new tools and technologies can improve the way we work and communicate.”

Launch Pad, part of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference program, is a live public forum created for unveiling new social tools within the enterprise. Launch Pad participants posted videos to the Enterprise 2.0 Conference Launch Pad site, utilizing Web 2.0 technologies to showcase their new product or service. Details about the Launch Pad Awards can be found at http://launchpad.e2conf.com/.

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.

About Enterprise 2.0 Conference

Enterprise 2.0 Conference explores the integration of Web 2.0 technologies in the enterprise, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. This annual conference and sponsor pavilion focuses on the tools and techniques that best leverage the technical, productive and social aspects of IT and workgroup environments to build a cohesive collaboration strategy and empower a connected workforce. For more information visit: www.e2conf.com.

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