Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier People Cloud provider, today announced the Saba Content Connect Program, an innovative program that brings Saba partners and customers together in an interactive online community. Hosted within the Saba Online Community, the program facilitates customers’ discovery and connections with content partners in a social and real-time collaborative environment.

“Organizations around the globe are using the Saba People Cloud to build a transformative workplace that accelerates innovation and learning by tapping into social capabilities to engage and connect people and ideas,” said Jess Tan, VP of the Global Learning Ecosystem, Saba. “With this program, enabled on the Saba People Cloud, customers can leverage our strong content partner network to gain insight into new learning content, share best practices and participate in lively discussions, all of which helps our customers drive their organizational effectiveness.”

Using Saba People Cloud Applications, including enterprise social networking and real-time collaboration, customers can freely discover, view and directly engage with content partners best suited to meet their business needs. Customers can learn details about each content partner’s value proposition, unique content offerings and catalog of available courses. In addition, customers can collaborate with their peers and Saba’s subject matter experts, attend webinars on content-related topics, and participate in discussion threads, all within a safe and secure online environment.

Simultaneously, partners gain exposure to Saba’s global customer base through the interactive Saba Online Community to foster new relationships and promote content offerings, including custom and packaged content, training services and industry expertise. Additionally, the program highlights partners that have tested the interoperability of their solutions with the Saba People Cloud and verified compliance with industry standards.

The growing Content Connect community of partners includes:
  • Accenture
  • Allen Interactions
  • Artifact Software
  • Barnett International
  • Brainshark
  • Brookwood
  • ClearPoint
  • EBSCO Publishing
  • Fabri Consulting
  • GetAbstract
  • General Physics (GP)
  • IC Axon
  • Intuition
  • IHRDC
  • Impact Solutions
  • KESDEE
  • Mahindra Satyam
  • MindLeaders
  • Neurika
  • Outtakes Limited
  • Rapid Learning Development
  • Sistemas CBT
  • SkillSoft
  • Solunea
  • ToolingU.com
  • Tricore Interactive
  • Turning Technologies
  • Virtual Link Solutions

Supporting Quotes

“Great content is essential for any learning strategy to be successful,” said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research. “With a program like the Content Connect, organizations can truly find the best fit for their needs and use it to create a strong content development strategy and training programs.”

“In joining the Content Connect Program and teaming with Saba, a long-standing leader in the learning management market, our organization is able to offer our unique competency-based learning content to Saba’s global customer base and gain a broader reach to our target audience,” said Stratton Lloyd, SVP of Market Development and Customer Satisfaction, EBSCO Publishing.

“As a partner in the Content Connect Program, we aim to further leverage our 12-year relationship with Saba. The Content Connect Program provides an additional avenue for us to extend conversations with existing and new customers” said Paul Pearce, Director of Alliances, GP Worldwide. “Our organization provides custom and packaged content solutions that drive performance-based results for Saba’s customers. Together, we can deliver end-to-end talent and learning solutions that uniquely solve real-world business challenges for customers.”

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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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