Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier People Cloud provider, today announced the appointment of Jayesh Thakkar to Country Manager for India. Thakkar will join Saba’s Asia Pacific management team and lead efforts to continue to capture emerging growth opportunities throughout the Indian region.

Thakkar has 22 years of experience in the IT industry with diverse professional experience in managing start up businesses as well as information technology functions, in addition to more than eight years of experience in the learning and talent management sector. Prior to joining Saba, he was CEO of C&S System Technologies Pvt. Ltd. In that role, Thakkar was responsible for building C&S’s business from the ground up, establishing it as one of the leading e-Learning solution providers in the country. Previously, Thakkar was Consulting Director of CA Inc., in India.

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“Jayesh brings extensive experience in the software space, along with innovative leadership and a deep understanding of the local market,” said Gaurav Mehra, co-founder and managing director of Saba India. “His guidance and experience will be critical as we continue to grow our global footprint and enable the most innovative organizations to build transformative workplaces where they can better collaborate, share ideas and build a stronger network among their employees, customers and partners.”

“I am very excited to move into this position and unlock the wealth of opportunities for Saba in the Indian market,” said Jayesh Thakkar. “Saba has already made great strides in showcasing its value to customers in this region and is well-positioned for growth. With the combined strength of the existing team in India and Saba’s innovative People Cloud offering I am confident of our ability to accelerate enterprise sales throughout the region and build on Saba’s strong top-line growth.”

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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.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, without limitation, statements regarding Saba's ability to continue to grow its global footprint and accelerate top line growth. Saba’s actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties Saba faces that could cause results to differ materially include risks associated with: Saba’s dependence on growth of the markets for Saba’s products, dependence on acceptance of Saba’s products by customers and channel partners, fluctuation in customer spending, length of Saba’s sales cycle, competition, rapid technological change, dependence on new product introductions and enhancements and potential software defects. Readers should also refer to the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Saba’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2011 and similar disclosures in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. The forward-looking statements and risks stated in this press release are based on information available to Saba today. Saba assumes no obligation to update them.

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