Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier People Cloud provider, today announced a global partnership with BT Global Services, a division of BT Group, which will enable BT Global Services to provide a fully-managed people management solution as part of BT Learning Solutions. This offering will include Saba’s learning management, talent management, online collaboration and enterprise social networking applications. BT is one of the few organizations to have implemented e-learning on a large scale, delivering more than 85 percent of its training online to more than 100,000 employees. BT draws on its own experience and the capabilities of Saba’s People Cloud Applications to provide a fully-managed solution to help businesses cut costs, improve productivity and align their learning, talent and performance goals with business objectives. “Saba provides us with an enterprise-scale solution based on a holistic vision around people management. They offer a solution that is organically built, providing a truly unified experience across all people processes, infused with collaboration and enterprise social networking capabilities. We have implemented various learning management systems previously and have in-depth knowledge of the various technologies in this space. We were looking for a modular platform that can grow with the needs of our customers without requiring significant investments in integration,” stated Sundar Balasubramanian, Director of BT Learning Solutions. “BT joins the Saba Partner Connect Global Program as an Elite partner. An Elite partner demonstrates a proven track record with Saba, a very high degree of business synergy and has significant presence in multiple geographies. Leveraging their consulting, implementation and business strategy expertise, plus combining it with the Saba People Cloud Applications, BT Global Services is focused on helping its customers improve the overall performance of their organization and measure how well their workforce is executing against strategy,” stated Mercedes Ellison, Senior Vice President, Global Alliances and Channels, Saba.
About BTBT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale. In the year ended 31 March 2011, BT Group’s revenue was £20,076 million with profit before taxation of £1,717 million. British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. For more information, visit www.bt.com/aboutbt 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.
Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, without limitation, statements regarding BT Global Services' inclusion of Saba applications in its people management offering. 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.