Saba TalentSpace Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Saba TalentSpace

Put your people in the driver's seat of their own experience

4.23/5 (204 reviews)

Saba TalentSpace overview

Saba TalentSpace is a modular strategic talent management solution suitable for midsize and enterprise businesses. The integrated suite offers comprehensive tools to streamline talent management activities, including performance, learning & development, onboarding, succession, recruiting, and compensation management.

Saba TalentSpace offers a different approach to talent management. Instead of starting with technology, the solution focuses first on an organization’s vision and culture. Once their needs are understood, TalentSpace provides people-centric solutions around performance, learning, and engagement that help them work, learn, and grow together to build a thriving future for the organization.

Saba’s intelligent talent management solutions are used by leading organizations worldwide to hire, develop, engage, and inspire their people. Built on a powerful collaboration platform and designed to be simple, the cloud-based talent management solutions help customers engage and develop their people to achieve the outcomes that matter to their organization. Saba has more than 4,000 customers and 33 million users across 195 countries since its acquisition of Halogen Software.


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United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish and 14 other languages, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
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Saba TalentSpace reviews

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Jason Speers

Our Saba Cloud Experience

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-28
Review Source: Software Advice

This past June we completed our migration from Saba SEC 5.5 to Saba Cloud. The upgrade process itself was lengthy and at times a bit challenging, but in the end was a success and well worth it. The migration took close to a year (from initial meetings to launch day), and because we were on such an old version of SEC which included customized reports, we found it a challenge to build new processes and functionality to accommodate existing business requirements, given that Saba Cloud doesn't allow for customizations. In the end we chose to export the required data elements using Analytics, and build a separate external system to manage the data. Saba cloud itself was well received by our internal stakeholders and end users. The interface is much more intuitive and we didn't have much resistance or confusion with our staff in using the new system. Also finally being able to properly integrate Single Sign on has been wonderful. Analytics tool is fantastic and much improved over our previous SEC 55 reporting system! We heavily depend on it to run daily reporting and to export large chunks of data to an offsite system and it has been running quite smoothly. Single Sign on (finally) Is a big plus. For our people administrators the "Proxy user" from people admin has been invaluable for troubleshooting. The interface as a whole is a big improvement and has been well received by our clients.

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Kathy Anthony

Halogen Software - The Solution for Talent Management

Reviewed 2009-09-28
Review Source: Capterra

I guess you can tell that I am a very satisifed customer. It's rare to feel like a vendor relationship really serves as part of your team, but the relationship with Halogen Software strengthens with time. I am confident that their team will remain on the cutting edge of Talent Management, providing us with innovative solutions and exceptional customer service.We originally purchased a tool, but Halogen E-Appraisal has become a significant part of our culture. The product is fully customizable to meet the ever changing needs of our firm. It has provided consistency and accountability throughout our organization. Halogen's team listens to their clients, making our success their primary goal. Their customer support is superb and we continue to be amazed with the quality of each enhancement they roll out. Originally viewed as an expense, our first year of implementation resulted in efficiencies of nearly 400 hours when measured against our prior paper process. We now accomplish a higher quality of talent management with less time spent on administering the process. Our employees view the previously dreaded appraisal process as an "investment" in their career and individual personal development plans ensure that each and every member of our team will receive the training and development necessary to accomplish their career goals.

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Leeann Thompson

Ease of use, functions, and support

Reviewed 2009-09-29
Review Source: Capterra

I have been used as a referral and have spoken to or emailed comments (answered questions) to 10 or more credit unions both in canada and te USA. I like the product and I am pleased to answer questions based on my good experience with Halogen. The system is smart and easy to use both for the end user and the administrators The functions are intiuitive, fast and simple. The features provide most of what we need from ease of creating groups, to uploading data, to reports. The service (support desk) is amazing - one of the best vendors I have ever dealt with: knowledgeable, helpful and efficient - calls are answered quickly and the two times I choose to leave a call back number the call back was within an acceptable period of time. When we upgraded (we host our site) the Business Systems manager commented on the amazing support he received 'we could only hope that we provide this kind of service to our members'. The installation consultant was organized, knowledgeable and asked questions to ensure she understood our needs. The trainer was knowledgeable and very accommodating to our needs.

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James Graser

SABA LMS and vILT Classroom

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-08-08
Review Source: Software Advice

SABA is an outstanding meeting / training tool. We are looking into the SABA Mobile vILT Classroom as it should provide the only part of SABA that we are currently missing! SABA LMS is VERY FUNCTIONAL, it tracks, records and really does ALL the bells & whistles! Using the vILT Classroom: Facilitators and Learners can BE ON a Video Feed (this helps a lot with assessing the transference of knowledge - you can see them "get it!"), SABA is Engaging, Easy to facilitate, but it takes at least 2 people (don't think, just use two people, you'll see!!!), SABA allows engagement with audience through; Chat, Voice, Annotation Tools Suite, this suite allows Learner ability to annotate directly on the presentation being shown for all to see and SABA offers separate fully functional "Breakout Rooms" for smaller group collaboration. Also we like the ability to attach documents (PPT, Word, .PDF etc.) to vILT Classroom, so they can open or download the needed document DIRECTLY from the same SABA vILT Classroom!

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Russell Kaya

Halogen is a little complex, but quite powerful.

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-24
Review Source: Capterra

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.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) to a level one comment (ie. He/she is rarely courteous and respectful with customers). It takes a little bit to setup, but you don't have to write them. Admins can just download the comment helpers directly from Halogen and train managers on how to use them. Halogen also has a multi-rater and a third-party rater function. This is quite nice for larger organizations. A multi-rater function gives managers the ability to combine/average out the ratings from multiple managers. The third-parter rater gives the manager the ability to forward the appraisal to another manager entirely.

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Saba TalentSpace pricing

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Free trial
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Saba TalentSpace features

Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Recruiting Management

Activity Dashboard (250 other apps)
Compliance Management (140 other apps)
Customizable Branding (184 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (188 other apps)
Employee Portal (158 other apps)
Employee Self Service (175 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (149 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (229 other apps)
Third Party Integration (188 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (153 other apps)
Time Off Requests (141 other apps)

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#13 in Learning Management System (LMS)

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Halogen Software is a complete suite of talent acquisition and learning management solutions in one cloud-based platform. It helps companies attract the best talents in their fields, manage team and individual performances, align workforce goals with the company’s objectives, develop a highly skilled manpower pool, and identify the next batch of leaders from within. The app automates various employee management processes including talent acquisition, performance appraisals, goal management, peer-to-peer feedback, employee development, and succession planning, among others.

The software is composed of a number of proprietary solutions that address the talent management needs of companies in various fields: Halogen Performance, Halogen 1:1 Exchange, Halogen 360 Multirater, Halogen Job Description Builder, Halogen Learning, Halogen Myers-Briggs Module, Halogen Compensation, Halogen Succession, and Halogen Talent Acquisition.

Aside from a web-based app, Halogen Software is available as a mobile web app so users who are constantly on the go or remotely located are afforded 24/7 access to the records they need.

What is Saba TalentSpace?

From talent acquisition to onboarding, from performance management to succession planning, from skills development to goal alignment, Halogen Software is an end-to-end cloud-based talent management solution aimed at companies of all industries and sizes. Used by 2,000+ organizations worldwide, including Aramco Services Company and ICANN, Halogen Software simplifies HR and talent management workflows and centralizes employee files and records in one location.

The Halogen HRIS Connect module integrates a customer’s existing HRIS system with Halogen’s TalentSpace suite, so that information seamlessly flows from one stage of the employee lifecycle to another. For example, the recruitment module automatically assigns onboarding passes and learning materials to a new hire.

Halogen Software comes with an easily navigable interface where managers, regardless of their technology proficiency or know-how, can set up performance metrics without IT help. Available tools like talent profiles, electronic signature capture, spelling and language checkers, and automated email reminders allow HR professionals, team managers, recruitment staff, and employees to get things done in the most efficient manner possible, saving time and energy in the process.

Who is Saba TalentSpace for?

  • Experience level: Beginner to advanced
  • Industry: All industries but mostly businesses from the financial services, healthcare, professional services, education, manufacturing, hospitality, and public sectors
  • Business size: Small businesses to large enterprises
  • Departments/roles: HR professionals, team leaders and managers, training managers, recruiters, C-level executives, employees
  • Example customers: Mount Sinai Hospital, Harbor Group International, Teachers Mutual Bank, UCC Coffee, World Vision, and Oryx GTL

Main features

Performance Management

Consistently high-performing employees drive better business returns and give the company a competitive edge. To encourage a culture of excellence in your organization, Halogen Software’s performance management module offers tools to make the appraisal process as quick and seamless as possible, all the while helping you cultivate a culture of ongoing coaching and feedback between managers and employees.

Halogen Performance allows team managers to track and manage employee performance, align their goals with the company’s objectives, and guide them in their career progression goals. The Halogen 360 Multirater feature makes it easy to gather performance feedback from direct reports, peers, partners, suppliers, customers, mentors, and consultants. Feedback can either be anonymous or named. Halogen 1:1 Exchange, on the other hand, is a coaching companion tool that helps managers discuss goals, plans, expectations, and progress with employees, not just at year-end but throughout the year.

Learning and Development

Performance management goes hand in hand with training and development. To align the performance of each employee with the company’s business goals, employees should possess the necessary skills to do their jobs according to predetermined standards. The Halogen Learning module is a learning management system (LMS) that allows you to plan and create the most suitable employee learning initiatives, as well as schedule, track, and gauge the success of your training programs.

Halogen Learning works in conjunction with other Halogen Software modules to address skills gaps. Features included in the module are an LMS dashboard, competency maps, certifications, status monitor, and email reminders. Employees are likewise assigned their own Halogen Software portal to help them manage their activities within the app, including training and development.

Succession and Leadership

No matter how promising the future of your business seems to be, succession planning cannot be taken for granted. The process identifies the company’s future leaders, future-proofing your business as a result. By keeping a pool of talents with the requisite skills to readily move up the ranks, skills shortage during unexpected job vacancies can quickly be addressed.

Halogen Software’s succession and leadership module allows organizations to build a deep bench of talents they can tap at will. As baby boomers leave the workforce and millennials take on more challenging leadership roles, the solution lets you tie your succession planning program with your organizational objectives, as well as retain high-value talents and develop those in need of help. Halogen Succession simplifies succession management in three steps: identify performing and nonperforming employees, build talent pools, and quickly fill job vacancies.


While it’s true that employees are motivated to perform their best not just by monetary rewards, the fact remains that financial compensation help, as long as the bonuses and merit increases your employees receive are consistently aligned with their actual performance and the value they provide to the company.

Halogen Compensation helps organizations easily link compensation to performance through automated compensation workflows and calculations. This ensures staying within budget allocations, plus accountability, transparency, and objectivity among managers who recommend compensation increases. Halogen Compensation also provides a centralized portal for C-level executives to keep track of compensation information, and monitor and control the compensation expenses of team managers.

Recruiting and Onboarding

Acquiring top talent in a competitive recruitment landscape is no easy feat. Hiring the wrong people can open up the company to risks and financial losses, and a difficult onboarding process can negatively affect new hires’ view of your organization. Aside from keeping all recruitment records in a cloud-based hub, Halogen Talent Acquisition, Halogen Software’s proprietary applicant tracking system, allows you to configure your own recruitment workflow rules to reflect your talent strategy.

Screening procedures that can be added to your workflows are prescreens, phone screens, interviews, reviews, background checks, assessments that include third-party tools, offers, and other custom activities. Auto-notifications can be set up to immediately inform hiring personnel of next-step tasks, and requisition templates available in the Halogen Job Description Builder can be configured to suit your needs. Job postings can directly be published to your company’s career page.


Halogen readily integrates with Microsoft Outlook for your messaging needs. The Halogen HRIS Connect module allows users to rapidly update data from between HRIS systems and Halogen’s TalentSpace suite.


Halogen solutions are tailored to your company’s specific requirements, and customized pricing can be obtained from Halogen’s sales team.

Bottom line

  • Complete HR solution in one platform: talent acquisition, performance management, learning management, compensation, and succession planning
  • Information in the system smoothly flows from one employee lifecycle stage to another
  • Has a 360-degree feedback functionality to help employees recognize their strengths and weaknesses
  • Offers a mobile web app for users who are always on the go
  • Supports multiple languages including English, Spanish, Dutch, German, Italian, French, Russian, Thai, Indonesian, Norwegian, and more

Additional information for Saba TalentSpace

Key features of Saba TalentSpace

  • Performance management
  • Talent management
  • 360 degree reviews
  • HR metrics
  • Learning management
  • Employee engagement
  • Succession planning
  • Employee retention
  • Pay for performance
  • Cloud based
  • Job descriptions
  • Talent pool-based succession planning
  • Talent acquisition
  • HR software solutions
  • Goal management
  • Automated employee performance appraisals
  • Competency management
  • Employee feedback and recognition
  • Employee development
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Align the entire workforce with the organization’s top goals and priorities, and track everyone's progress.

Capture and analyze strategic employee performance data for better decision making.

Provide targeted development programs that address performance and skill gaps, and verify how effective they are.

Get a clear understanding of your workforce's potential, strengths and weaknesses.

Establish an effective pay for performance culture.

Tap into the experience and expertise of HR and talent management pros around the world to attract, recruit and retain top talent.