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Overview

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Blackboard's learning ecosystem helps organizations deliver outcomes-based learning that drives employee growth in a measurable...

Saba delivers user-centric, high impact learning that’s personalized, customized and scalable with agile, continuous and...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

9500

Per year

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

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No pricing info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.0

357

5

4

3

2

1

126

148

58

17

8

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
89%
would recommend this app

4.0

107

5

4

3

2

1

39

44

14

4

6

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
84%
would recommend this app

Pros

It's been a wonderful experience with Blackboard, i love how other applications integrate so well with Blackboard.

KN

Kennis N.

Blackboard is wonderful for students, it is very easy to use and they constantly do updates that help improve the system.

KH

Katie H.

Overall I had a wonderful experience and I’ve talked to other students about their thoughts and the overall consensus was it’s great for the busy college student.

MP

Michele P.

Pros

Simple and lean cloud system for learning solutions and easy to use. I love that as for a newcomer to company such solutions is very important and explaining SABA to a newcomer is very easy.
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MEHMET Y.

Their talent management suite is the best I have seen anywhere. Not only it is comprehensive but it is easy to use and to administrate.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

I used the free trial for this software so I can expand my knowledge, and it did help. I improved some aspects on my business as well as my dads business.

sh

shervin h.

Cons

We ran our own host and it had nothing but problems, and I am not talking hardware. Every time we went to run an update, it broke something.

TL

Tony L.

Everything about Blackboard is clunky — at least as it is set up in our university. Operations that should be drag and drop require multiple clicks.

RR

Richard R.

When you first enter blackboard it can seem hard to navigate and seem overwhelming for both student and teacher. The options for customization for teachers are somewhat limited.

JP

Jess P.

Cons

From the lack of functionality within the tool, to the lack of customer support we receive, it has just been a very disappointing and deflating experience.

SG

Shilanna G.

The product is counterintuitive, difficult to maneuver thru, inefficient, and offers no immediate online training/support.

nt

nancy t.

Poor network latency, forcing rebuffering all the time; too many popups and steps before the video actually starts; the UI is not consistent. Very poor user experience.

JC

Jacques C.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review12 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 months ago

Key features

  • Total features45
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anonymous Feedback
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Career Development
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Certification Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Continuous Feedback
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Gamification
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Gradebook
  • HR Management
  • Higher Education
  • Individual Development Plans
  • K-12
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Language
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Calendar
  • Organizational Charting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Rater Selection
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scoring
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Enrollment
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Social Media Integration
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Portal
  • Succession Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Test/Quiz Creation
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies
  • Total features107
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anonymous Feedback
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Career Development
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Certification Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Continuous Feedback
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Gamification
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Gradebook
  • HR Management
  • Higher Education
  • Individual Development Plans
  • K-12
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Language
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Calendar
  • Organizational Charting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Rater Selection
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scoring
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Enrollment
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Social Media Integration
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Portal
  • Succession Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Test/Quiz Creation
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

Integrations

  • Total integrations46
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations26
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Learn

Modern Educational tool

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This is one of the modern educational tool and it has a ultra course view and also offers a wide range of educational videos.

Cons

To get a great experience the cloud based SaaS configuration is required and also the software is little expensive.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Saba Cloud

The backbone of Your business!

Reviewed 6 months ago

I am very comfortable working with Saba Cloud and see great opportunities for customization against specific customer requirements.

Pros

The product is easy to use. It has a very high potential for module expansion which provides flexibility for the user.

Cons

Its very powerful capabilities can take a while to learn.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Saba Cloud

Changed Performance Management Forever!

Reviewed 5 years ago

Our company was looking to completely change our date performance management process. No more yearly reviews, but monthly conversations between managers and employees, and quarterly performance appraisals using Cultural, Leadership, and Technical competencies. Saba was the system that we found to help us accomplish our goals. The system has been wonderful since implementation. All of the learning...

Pros

- Detailed Analytics reporting - Ease of use - Social Collaboration (learners can chat with each other, post discussions, hold virtual meetings) - Gamification - Custom Badges have been really popular at our company - employees WANT to learn to earn badges

Cons

When implementing Saba, we had been clear about the functionality we needed from the first meeting. Everything that we needed had been discussed and included in pricing quotes. Once we received the final contract, there was a fairly large discrepancy, as a feature we needed had not been included in the price quote. This delayed implementation, but was eventually resolved through our account manager. Overall, we have been extremely pleased with this product.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Saba Cloud

Manage talent with participation and productivity

Reviewed 3 years ago

We have evolved in the areas related to the training of each member of our institution, it is an experience that encourages both the organizers and participants, the planning of our training is much more accurate allowing the employee to expand their professional development even more

Pros

It is a new and complete talent management platform, you receive the necessary support to learn how to use it in case you need it, the customer service is fast and efficient. You can track the training and see how they are developing each of the participants

Cons

It is a multiplatform application, so the mobile application should improve

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Saba Cloud

Halogen is a little complex, but quite powerful.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Halogen is great product but also has great customer service. I was never on hold for very long and called them often. They do not have an automated phone service. You just call the support line and you'll be talking to a real person in just a few minutes.

Pros

Halogen's 'comment helper' function is easily the best and most innovative feature. The comment helper makes it really easy for managers to add specific comments to their direct reports without having to come up with comments from scratch. For example, if you have a 5 point scale, manager's simply drag the slider from a level 5 comment (ie. He/she is always courteous and respectful with customers)...

Cons

Halogen is not intuitive. It's unlike any other software I've come across, so the back end might be confusing if you try and learn it on your own with no training. For example, administrators might be confused by the fact that there are two locations sets of user information; one called the 'user center' and the other set inside each 'appraisal process'. The user center information holds user demographic information while the appraisal process set contains user performance information.