Who Uses This Software?

VP of Talent Management/ HR, Director/VP Talent Acquisition, Director/VP Compensation, Chief Learning Officer/Director/VP of Learning


Average Ratings

181 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Saba Software
  • www.saba.com
  • Founded 1997
  • United States

About Saba Cloud

Increase organizational agility with an intuitive workforce planning solution to manage organizational change and growth. Aggregate and visualize your HR data in real time, automate org charting, collaborate more effectively, model and transition your workforce to align with strategic objectives, and archive changes to ensure compliance.


Saba Cloud Features

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Career Development
  • Competency Scale
  • Employee Profile
  • Goal Management
  • Organizational Charting
  • Performance Management
  • Recruiting Management
  • Succession Management

Saba Cloud Reviews Recently Reviewed!


My company uses Halogen for all things relating to employee performance and growth

Jun 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to customize processes and forms to do exactly what you need them to do has been great. We're able to direct employees to one place for performance reviews, goal setting, policy sign offs, compensation increases (if they're managers), etc. This keeps us from having to train employees on multiple systems and gives them the ability to self direct to the things they need.

Cons: The administration side of the learning module is clunky and outdated. They done great updates over the past year to make the user side of the software look sleek and current. I hope they will update the back end soon!

Halogen Performance is a way to create or enhance a feedback culture in your organization.

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: By utilizing the various modules within Halogen you eliminate paper. In today's day as well you connect easier with your younger employees.

Cons: There are always improvements that can be made. But what is great about this company is they listen to their clients and are constantly updating/upgrading based on suggestions from us.

Unattrative complex processes set up for short review

Jun 13, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Details carryover from one year to next, can capture info from co-workers and peers, and allows for multiple performance raters.

Cons: It takes an extremely long amount of time to set up the process when a change is needed prior to being launched. Also, the "document" appears as if an actual document, not a software piece. It looks clunky when filling out.

The best talent management suite available to manage and document performance.

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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. Whenever you can't figure something out the support team is out of this world and will do what it takes to assist you in the mean time give you a work around if needed. The system is also easy to customize to design and complete other processes that reduce the use of paper and improve efficiency. I am thinking of things monthly to add to Halogen to streamline our HR processes.
Anything related to performance they have thought of it all. If not, I guarantee you they are working on in to launch in a new version.

Cons: The way the licenses are structured it can be expensive if you have a high turnover. Licenses are not replaceable.
The other thing is that you do get a discount to add some other products to your talent management suite, but some of them can be kind of pricey.

Overall: All around performance managment and the bonus of job descriptions.

Customer Support was always there for our company. Great service!

Jun 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I enjoyed the ease of use. The system was very user friendly and easy to train others on. Customer support was very present.

Cons: The previous recruitment/ATS module was not very impressive. It was very lacking with not a lot of functionality.

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Very disappointed.

Jun 06, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has a lot of functionalities and uses that we were really excited to use at our company. You can create learning paths, job title paths, and other powerful tools like that.

Cons: Where do I begin? The software was completely un-intuitive and lacked BASIC functionalities that should exist for an LMS. Rep's support team (outsourced from India, seems like) did not know as much as our IT guy knew about it who had been on the job for 3 months. We had very low adoption because of it being clunky and not user-friendly, and not very customize-able. Do not even do an RFP on this because the sales team is AMAZING and will dazzle you.

Overall: It is an LMS, so we are able to host courses on it.

Easily learning and performance system

Jun 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Allows for different modules, including learning/training, performance management, and business objective tracking.

Cons: Environment seems a little bland and generic, which is not a huge issue but could be an improvement by making it more modern.

A lot of organizational abilities under one program

May 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being able to create an organizational flow chart allows you to not only view your chain of command but quickly and easily look up contact information for any person in your organization and within a given department. Adding photos allows you to put a face with a name when working with remote offices and areas.

Cons: The learning management system is sometime finicky. If you start an assigned training task from one location on your home screen, it doesn't always come off of your assigned task list- the administrator has to remove it manually.

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Good online education platform

Apr 30, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like this online education platform. It has great flexibility in the platform in terms of customization. it's good

Cons: The platform is stuck and the videos are not synchronized has a very bad connection which makes it not so efficient for us and we look for new tools

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It guarantees a diversity of possibilities for doing business

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It allows you to do business with other companies in a personalized way, the technical support is top notch. I would use it again. Saba's ability to relate to other platforms has improved our work and facilitated it is very useful

Cons: One of the few limitations that this platform has is the file loading speed is very slow for the world in which we live, We hope they improve this failure

Overall: We have improved our work performance thanks to this platform we love we will continue using it

Powerful tool for global companies

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The compensation module allows HR professionals to design, model and implement both short- and long-term incentive plans for a global population. No IT expertise is needed, the tool is extremely straightforward to configure and modify.

Cons: sometimes the developers do not communicate changes in a timely manner. this can cause issues and create rework. the feedback has been given and hopefully has been addressed.

Good software product

Apr 23, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: My favorite feature of this program was it outlook integration and the ability to sign off on performance appraisals I also like the email reminders.

Cons: The product itself was somewhat difficult to use and some of the features were not completely automated.

Great place to organize goals, but clunky and overbearing

Apr 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: I like being able to connect my yearly personal goals to my department's and organization's. The notification system is also useful for when deadlines approach - I get an email any time something needs to be completed.

Cons: This software assumes you have a poor relationship with your supervisor, and is not flexible for different leadership styles. My department has to jump through a lot of unnecessary hoops to meet the requirements set by our HR department because other departments have issues. Additionally, it is not very user friendly. It isn't difficult to navigate, but it takes too many clicks to get from one thing to the other.

Great So Far

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customer support and implementation team is phenomenal! Questions are answered quickly through live chat or meetings with the implementation specialist. In depth administrative training is great. Only on our first year with them so far but we hope to continue to expand and utilize it to its full capabilities.

Cons: Learning curve may be a little steep for those who aren't tech savvy. It does take a lot of time commitment to implement and receive training.

Halogen - Performance review

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great Software

Pros: Halogen is a great source to develop performance reviews for your company, easy to use for managers and employees

Cons: Halogen administrator side could be easier to use for the admin. It was difficult at first until we had an in depth training on how to use the system.

Simple Tool for Learning & Performance Management

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A nice simple tool for setting up, monitoring, and facilitating performance management processes. It's very simple both from an admin side and the employee side. It has repeatable processes (good!) which allows for run-rate processes to be duplicated year after year and just the new employee base to be imported.

Cons: There are some features that feel intuitive that are surprisingly left out. It's possible to assign HR Reps to each employee, but the purpose of this is limited to just filtering the employee base in reports, it doesn't really allow HR Reps to go in there and help facilitate with their clients. There's also some clickable icons and features that simply don't work. Some browser compatability issues. If an employee starts mid-year, you can't assign them into the 'Goal Setting' period that they missed at the beginning of the year. There are just little issues, but seem like obvious inclusions to a software like this, but they're just not possible.

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A definite upgrade from where we came

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Halogen TalentSpace is simplistic to use. I appreciate the reminders to check in and complete outstanding tasks. It's a huge improvement over our old performance system which was basically an Excel document. Also, TalentSpace's customer service is excellent as they're very responsive.

Cons: From a user's perspective on the backend, it's a little dated. The overall look and functionality of clicking one button to do something that should accomplish that step and the next would be more time consciousness but it's manageable.

Satisfactory Learning platform

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Integrity of features, the easely of use, the engagement of user interface, cross funtions througth one simple access

Cons: Search engine aren't so efficient as expected. The record of advance sometimes shows more or less than you do

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Good training and storage tool

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It allows you like all the other tools, creation of training courses and a good storage space in the cloud, very easy to use and available to many people

Cons: Its price is a bit expensive, since it grants features that other tools have at a lower price and its platform is a bit robust compared to other platforms

Customer Support has taken a nosedive since the Saba acquisition

Mar 21, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: One of the things that sold us on Halogen was the fantastic customer support, but I feel like since Saba acquired Halogen, the customer support has taken a nosedive. I've had three Customer Success Managers (essentially an Account Manager) in the last two years, and I think they've reached out to me once in that period of time, right around the time of contract renewal. The tech support team used to be able to answer questions and resolve issues on the first phone call 99% of the time, and the phone would be answered within 2-3 rings. Now it's not unusual to be on hold, or have to log a support ticket and have a Tier 2 support person step in on nearly every call.

Pros: Generally it is easy to use, once you get the hang of it. I like that it is customizable to a large extent.

Cons: The administrative portal can be challenging to use, and it seems that most of the updating has taken place on the front end. Adding users, documents, and profile photos is very time-consuming and requires too many steps.

Great service and base product fits out needs very well. Has some features missing

Feb 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The features I like most about this software is that it fits our business requirements for performance management pretty well. Forms allow for customization and are somewhat easy to manipulate and make small changes. I like the option to "Copy" previous processes forward, which is a quick way to cut off some steps for setting up.
I've also typically had a really good experience with support at Halogen. They're quick to respond and escalate any issues.

Cons: There are some features that seem intuitive that are lacking in Halogen. For example, there's a field to assign an HR Rep to each employee, but this field doesn't drive anything forward. There's also some capabilities missing that allow a manager to reverse the process back to an employee. I am constantly being called to do it from the admin back-end. It's very easy but with so much of my time devoted to non-Halogen items, it's just a bit of a time robber.

excellent performance mgmt, training, learning management system

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: we use this for internal employee performance management, training and learning development in our organization - it is a very intuitive/friendly and customizable software that is friendly to use and administer

Cons: would have loved for the training side to be more customizable as it was on the performance management side

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Awesome Learning Assessment Tool

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have never had to administer Saba, but have used it as an end user consistently over the years. The software is easy to navigate and works well with many different security tools.

Cons: Since I have never had to implement or admin Saba I do not have any cons to speak about. From a security standpoint there have been times the tool did not work as expected due to content being blocked by our URL Filter. During these times Saba support provided the needed assistance and we were able to correct all issues in a timely manner.

Great product for tech savvy companies

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: You can customize it to suit your needs. It is simple to set up and lot of your paper processes - Halogen can simplify them and put them at one place. Customer Support is great and quickly reached.

Cons: It's a bit cumbersome and lengthy to set up and understand how it works at the back end. You need to have extensive training on it as an administrator to understand this system inside out. Not really a con!

Employees hate it

Jan 12, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: Cannot believe people say it is easier to use than some other products. Dread to think what they are like to use.

Pros: The only good thing I can say is that this year it stopped aborting when you hit "go back" in your browser.

Cons: Employees find it very difficult to use. So confusing data gets lost, they get frustrated, dread when goal reviews and performance reviews come due. Make jokes about how many times they have to "Submit to Halogen". As a manager I see no redeeming features.

1 year in with Halogen/ Saba

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The customer service assistance is amazing! , The program is user friendly , Keeps the team on task and helps hit review timelines.

Cons: It feels like a sale needs to be made when you want to use other features or get additional assistance, but thats not always the case. The balance is better than it feels like with sales vs assistance.

Not user friendly, look very ancient

Jan 09, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Overall the features are here, but so clumsy; I enjoy seeing how many people enrolled for the training and how many completed it

Cons: 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

Halogen Administrator - Love it!

Jan 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great software, definitely recommend!

Pros: Very easy to configure. Amazing recognition/feedback tool that can be integrated into Outlook -- very easy to use and simple. Performance appraisals with multiple sign offs is a breeze with Halogen. Eliminates lots of paper trails with this tool -- job description sign offs, policy signoffs, onboarding, off boarding, and etc.

Cons: Homepage dashboard update is quick confusing. Previous version was more straightforward, but it does have a cleaner look now. Not the most user friendly, does require some training to have end users up to speed with navigating the software.

Helpful support desk

Dec 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Their customer service desk is generally very helpful. The reps are very helpful and easy to understand. There has only been one time when they were unable to solve my issue. Customer service was a big issue with our previous vendor, so this has been a welcome change of pace.

Cons: The interface is not terribly intuitive, particularly on the admin side. For performance management, other vendors are more user friendly on the user side.

Dated interface, difficult to understand

Dec 14, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The training team was very friendly and responsive. They were probably the best part of the entire platform. The email reminders regarding deadlines are beneficial for those who have a tendency to let things "slip".

Cons: We went through several training sessions in order to work with Halogen properly. Despite doing these trainings, it was still very clunky and difficult to use. Things were not where you'd assume they would be. Updating information was a nightmare. The review process was INTENSE when it didn't need to be.

Review of Saba Learning Management System (LMS)

Dec 12, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Saba LMS is a good for big traditional cooperation, but may need to enhance UI/UX and social/mobile learning to get to the next level.

Pros: The course structure and the playlist from the homepage. I also like the favorite list where I can add and save courses to view later.

Cons: The user interface is not as modern for millennials. The LMS is not user friendly for Mac users. There are many pop-ups when completing an online course.

Halogen Fan

Dec 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, I'm a Halogen fan. I simply wish they would get the back end up to date with the front end.

Pros: Great end user interface - intuitive for our staff to use Great customer service Robust admin training

Cons: HR Admin backend is clunky and outdated Implementation was long (3-4 months) and difficult End user training is an additional cost

Can't wait to get started

Nov 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very happy with the process and solution thus far. We're currently reviewing the system as our LMS. We already use the Performance Management module and are seeing great results and interaction. Using Saba for all of the talent management process will make it a very seamless process for applicants to employees to development and career growth. Looking forward to getting started.

Cons: I have not found a real con in the system at this time. We're fairly new to the system and my only con is during the implementation I wish I would have been directed to do the Executive Review a little differently. That review was not well received.

Review Of Halogen from a managers point of view

Nov 09, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how we can input goals in system and update the goals. I like the summary boxes for summarization of skills on performance annuals

Cons: The system itself the look is too busy, as a manager I get lost on what tools are there for me as a manager. Also I wish it would have a more automated featured that tied goals right into performance reviews same system but 2 separate places.

We use this for our entire communication within the organization and our Board.

Nov 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to manage many subgroups of the organization (e.g., Board of Directors, Vice Presidents, general staff, etc.). Easy to navigate teams within the organization. Great platform to have all general information in one central location for all staff members to be able to access instantaneously.

Cons: Depending on admin. settings, some functionality not available but this is due to the admin and not really the software. Sometimes training video do not load properly, but might be browser compatibility.

Overall: Having a central location with lots of functions to get instant access to information.

Not the greatest value for money

Nov 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This was a big improvement over our previous system of tracking through Excel spreadsheets. Everything is in one place, where employees, managers, and HR can access easily.

Cons: The back end is horrific. If we get a new HR employee, we really need to pay Halogen for a full training - we can't just sit down and explain it ourselves. And after 6 years of use, there are still things on the back end that I have no idea what they're for, how they work, etc. It's not at all intuitive; if you don't know that you need to go here, click this button, then click the tab, then click the other button...you'll never figure it out without help.

Overall: It's nice to have everything in one place, but everyone dreads using it. And it's too expensive for what you get.

Excellent, Intuitive Technology to Drive Engagement

Oct 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Intuitive product that provides managers and employees a great tool for goal tracking, accountability and having productive 1:1 meetings around the topics that matter most. This tool was the best product, best value and has the absolute best service for our size organization. The implementation team was outstanding and with us every step of the way. Pricing was transparent and included more than enough hours for everything we needed to accomplish throughout implementation. Integrity of this company is outstanding.

Cons: We've had to get creative with some of our processes around Succession and competency assessments to fit what we wanted to accomplish into the way the technology works. This has been minor and the team has always helped us identify workarounds.

Easy to use

Oct 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Pro about installing the software was that the Implementation was well managed by Halogen staff. They are very customer focused.

Cons: Another point of accessing data. People may get confused on how to access and when to access the software. It may be too soon to tell since we are just rolling it out.

Very clear and straight forward

Oct 04, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that it's not difficult to understand and the way it is broken down by sections for concise answers.

Cons: My dislikes are not connected to the software and how it functions but more so "additional" internal rules that are applied alongside Halogen.

Halogen is an awesome product it helps me organize and evaluate employee performance in an easy way.

Sep 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love having year round access to add notes and build employee profiles. I also like that it incorporates personality tests and uses that info to support profile development and that we can choose to share all of this info with others.

Cons: Not much to dislike with Halogen. If I could change anything I would suggest adding an interface with Microsoft products to better facilitate communications and the import of data or reports

Great product w/ Great features

Sep 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: There is a huge variety of different features that can be used for more than just performance which comes in handy for different departments.

Cons: Some unexplainable technical issues that happen with different users trying to print or even just view reviews.

Our partnership has been valuable in cases

Sep 19, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: ability to create workspaces. Deactivating courses and automatically removing from employee's transcripts is a nice feature

Cons: The process for setting up new users, assigning training and creating curricula is cumbersome and a step in the wrong direction compared to our previous LMS. Our users have expressed dissatisfaction with the user friendliness of Saba. Missing functionality such as streaming videos and intuitiveness of creating custom reports.

We use Halogen for our performance appraisals. Really easy to use!

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love that it allow our HIR department to include reminders. Also that it has all the previous objectives, compensation history, evaluations, etc.

Cons: It seems the software is "down" quite frequently. Especially when we need it for our objective setting and appraisals.

Overall: Great organization of our HR information.

Halogen is Helping

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: I love the 1:1 meeting feature. Our managers are actually engaged in meeting with their employees.

Cons: I would have preferred a software that included features such as time sheets or payroll connections.

Powerful learning tool

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Flexibility and customization. Widely recognized as leader of learning management system. It is like getting a BMW, you would never go wrong.

Cons: Saba meeting playback, cannot coordinate voice and visual together, customer support speaks to much of a technical language. They need to be more user friendly and speak a customer's language.

Overall: Distance learning, automation and reporting

Good, but not great for companies on an anniversary date review cycle.

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the process of streamlining our performance evaluations, having them stored electronically, and being able to see where managers are in completing reviews for their staff.

Cons: I think that Halogen doesn't work great for companies who review on the anniversary date as opposed to focal.

Overall: I would definitely recommend to those companies that are on a focal review date. It is nice to have all reviews stored in one place electronically and to be able to see where managers are in evaluating their staff.

End user experience is awesome. Admin experience is a little clunky.

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We use several of the modules, so it's nice to have a one-stop-shop system for Learning, Performance, Goals, Social, Workspaces, etc...

Cons: Customer support always leave me wanting more. I used to have an dedicated account manager and he was very nice and helpful, but was not an end user of the product so he was no help with technical or 'how-to' questions.

Saba provides a comprehensive product that just works right out of the box.

Sep 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use. Advanced features and excellent functionality. Looks good with little required configuration. Consistent upgrade cycle has produced many excellent new features and regular fixes and updates. The organization is very responsive to customer requests and suggestions.

Cons: Because the product is comprehensively designed, there are some limitations to customization. Features like notifications and page layout are primarily static. However, the design is of high quality and usability.

The product has met our expectations - and with each new release it improves

Sep 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy of use, broad functionality to support formal WBT and classroom learning as well as informal learning with its social groups and just - in - time training documentation

Cons: As a cloud customer - you always can't get what you want. You are one of many clients that are requesting enhancements that may or may not get considered.

Overall: Allows Harvard to move all non-academic learning onto a single platform. Includes professional development, compliance (Environmental Health & Safety), research compliance, and application training.

We use Saba to deploy training content and manage session administration and analytics globally.

Sep 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The user experience continues to improve exponentially with each update and meets the expectation of a current "Web Experience" from our users. Easy to navigate, intuitive to use and effective at meeting the needs of our many different training functions - win, win!

Cons: I would like to stronger development in the mobile platform that focuses on core learning, rather than social interaction.

The application is easy to use for learners and learning administrators managing training.

Sep 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Easy to use for learning administrators who add content, create courses/classes, and monitor completions.
- Able to use globally including language availability.

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Cons: - Support is slow to respond on some issues.
- Takes a long time for enhancements to get implemented. Process seems disjointed.
- Release notes could be better formatted to make it easier to identify configuration items and items that require a support ticket to enable.

Overall: Able to manage training through the organization.

Very User friendly

Sep 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to configure to our needs without always having to utilize a technical expert or programmer.

Cons: At times the developers make updates and do not fully inform the user community. This is improving, however!

The best LMS on the market...

Sep 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SABA is one of the first LMS systems out in the market that recently just transitioned to a cloud base technology. As such this makes it easier for systems that have smaller infrastructures to use this. It has unlimited storage and a wide variety of applications. It's robust and simple to use and has all the latest features such as gamification, social media, and internal quiz and course building. It is also optimized for cell phone usage. Can't go with a better system.

Cons: It's only real flaw is the price and that it's not generally a fit for smaller to small mid size companies because of it's power, but if you can afford it, this powerhouse is worth it.

Not worth the money

Aug 29, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Halogen created a system for performance management which they are great at and excel in that area.

Cons: Halogen Learning is not user friendly, not intuitive, the reporting capabilities are sub-par and your administrative staff will have a difficult time launching this LMS.

great experience

Aug 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use, cloud data base mobile friendly. Like the performance appraisal 630 and option for the employee to give feedback and set goals.

Cons: Customization can be improved. It is very heavy on administration and requires a great deal of time.

HR and LMS in one

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's a multi level platform, so its an LMS and HR system. It's one of the oldest systems in terms of LMS systems and arguably the best in the business. The HR system is on par with great tracking resources with multiple ways to apply.

Cons: The only complaint about saba is that its expensive and i wouldn't recommend for a small or medium sized company.

Excellent Customer Service and philosophy. Rather labor-intensive to use.

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really appreciated the customer service and philosophy that Halogen provided. Their software is VERY customizable and can be configured to meet specific company needs.

Cons: Perhaps because it was so customizable, it was also fairly labor-intensive to use. I spent a lot of time setting up and specifically configuring review processes. I also frequently worried I might be missing something because the system was not always intuitive - sometimes you just had to be told and to memorize where to know where to find the fields to adjust a certain feature.

SABA LMS and vILT Classroom

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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!

Pros: 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!

Cons: We have the LMS and all that goes with it, we are researching SABAs Mobile vILT Classroom because we have an outside sales force who needs to be able to take meetings/learning on-the-go, from anywhere. Our SABA Implementation requires our learners to be ON their Work PC, on strong broadband connect (WiFi) and wearing headphones. WE WANT our Sales force to be able to take a vILT Classroom Meeting or Training on-the-fly from any of their devices (iPhone, IPad, Android Smartphone or PC/Mac), moreover, we want/need the ability to use over WiFi or Wireless LTE Broadband Connection.

Halogen helps!

Aug 03, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: online set up dashboard workflows set up reporting customer service is awesome!!!

Cons: not the easiest to navigate not the best training set up to learn product bugs multiple updates etc.

Amazing customer service from implementation to successful utilization

Jun 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: One of the greatest features of Halogen/Saba is their people. The implementation team, the customer representatives, and the technical service support all make sure to answer every question to help in the best way possible in finding a solution to your problem.

Cons: Some of the administrator features are not as user friendly as the end user technology. I do find myself wishing for some additional customization features in how the forms and processes run. However, that being said, Halogen/Saba has always taken their client feedback into consideration and often will try to include the features you request in the last version roll-out. It looks promising that many of the things we would like to see could be part of a future version.

Halogen is GREAT!

Jun 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use on the user end. The customer support and implementation personnel are amazing. Halogen is constantly improving and looking at what can be done to make the product even better.

Cons: The administrator (back end) side of the system is still out dated. Hoping improvements will reflect on this end soon.

Halogen/Saba provides some of the best customer support in the business!

Jun 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Our company has been trying to leverage Halogen over the last two years, and are finding many ways to find use the program. The customer service is really second to none. Anytime we have what seems like an easy or difficult questions a technician is always very responsive and helps to find a solution.

Cons: There are currently some difficulties on the administration side with some restrictions to formatting or setup, which allows for a somewhat limited customization option, however, Halogen is excellent about taking your feedback and trying to incorporate it into the latest update to their system.

Overall: Streamlining several projects and processes. Great visibility towards goals, performance, and feedback for both managers and employees.

Saba Demo

Jun 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Saba seems like an easy to use system with a simple interface. It is great to see software with this level of usability.

Cons: There was not a lot too not like about Saba, however it does seem that the demo could be a bit more interactive.

Great Communication Tool for Large Companies

Jun 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The ability for others to leave feedback is invaluable. Old performance management software only allowed supervision to leave notes about employee behavior, with this software all are able to do so. They can either give constructive feedback or recognition. It's impossible for a supervisor to be see everything, this way others are able to assist supervision in adequately evaluating their peers.

Cons: There are a lot of back door moves that need to be made to get certain evaluations up and going. I wish there were an easier way to assign quarterly and annual evaluations without having to individually do each one.

Terrific Value and Great Support

May 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Saba's technical team has been very responsive and implemented many suggestions for design improvements made by our team. The overall design is easy to use and manage for both elearning and instructor led courses. Learners like the website style interface for browsing and completing courses.

Cons: Until customized the layout may have extra buttons / features that even ADMINS don't need to see. Can be cluttered until these options are removed.

Overall: This is the initial LMS implementation for our company. We are now able to launch and track learning to over 8000 employees in a de-centralized organization and with an easy and convenient cloud-based platform that the learners like as much as administrators.

Halogen is a great system that is easy to use and fulfills our needs

May 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the feedback and performance coaching features. They are easy to use and for the user to understand.

Cons: Sometimes, there are so many steps to do one thing! I know this is common is these types of systems so I don't look at it as necessarily a negative!

Overall: It is easy to use, onboarding is great and the feedback piece is the best

An easy new updated software that replaced a very outdated Performance Management program.

May 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The ability for anyone to leave feedback for any employee no matter if they are a supervisor or a line employee. Due to the fact that others can recognize you for great service, it gives supervision a better picture of what kind of employee they have. It really does open the door for better communication between supervision and staff.

Cons: Our agency ran into some issues where there are multiple supervisors per team, and all should have the ability to leave supervisor notes, feedback, etc. for each employee and initially were unable to do so. With the addition of secondary supervisors, we were able to solve that problem, but it did take some time and assistance from customer support.

Overall: It has encouraged employees to do better do to the fact that others can recognize them for their efforts. I have heard employees comment on how good it felt to receive feedback. You can really see a change in their work habits.

Every great business is built on friendship

Apr 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I would have to say the service and support. TMS systems are more or less built and designed to do the same thing. However what truly separates the good from the truly great is the service that follows the implementation of the product. Halogen truly does have a great product, but they enhance it by providing truly exceptional service.

Cons: I keep looking...and if I can't find anything that easy...what does that tell you about the product?

Cloud-Based LMS That's Worth the $$$

Apr 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ease of use, technical support, community

Cons: The informal bits could use some work (workspaces).

Overall: I've used dozens of learning management systems. Most of them are terrible. Saba Cloud is very robust and can be complex depending on your project, but it's the best LMS I've ever used. Aside from learning, you can use it as a complete talent management suite by incorporating recruiting, performance reviews, and succession planning. I love it!

Recommendations to other buyers: Pay for the vendor implementation. You will still do the work, but you will have access to training and best practices. The Saba team can guide you on the best set up for your needs, both immediate and long term.

Vendor Response

by Saba Software on April 26, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Saba. We are so glad you are getting the most of your product! We value customer feedback so your time is much appreciated.

Your imagination is the only limitation

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very flexible. Great customer service. Seems to be on the cutting edge of what trends are coming up in performance management (i.e. one on one meetings, etc.)

Cons: So flexible it can be overwhelming at times. Halogen has many "bells and whistles" that it can be overwhelming at first, especially to new users.

Halogen and Law Enforcement

Mar 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Halogen has the best customer service I have ever had the pleasure of working with-Hands down. They are knowledgeable, quick and efficient and so pleasant. The site is intuitive and good looking. The employees love that we moved from a computer based program to a web based program as most of our staff work out of the office/in their patrol vehicles. Feedback central is the best thing ever. It has completely shifted our culture from performance evaluation to performance management.

Cons: Halogen is a bit bulky on the back end for law enforcement specific items. We have very specific procedures that required Halogen to develop some work arounds for us. Even still there are some things that we need that Halogen just cannot do yet. However, they are constantly updating so we are hoping they integrate some of our wish list into future updates.

Halogen is Admin heavy, expensive, and not there to support when things go wrong

Mar 06, 2017
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The user interface is pleasantly designed.

Cons: Set-up takes weeks. Ongoing admin and new appraisals take lots of time. Needs a full time staff to administer.

Overall: Halogen is only good if you have a dedicated staff to manage and administer. It is very heavy on administration and requires a great deal of time. If your company does have a dedicated staff for appraisals, then you don¿t need Halogen. They promised many things during the sales consultation. After signing up, a box full of large manuals came through. That was the first indication of the challenge using the software. After initial training, there is a lack of support. After repeatedly raising concerns for an SME, they repeatedly asked the same questions. No answers or support were given. Currently, they are not even answering customer emails even though we are a current paying customer with services still under contract. If they had an office in Hong Kong, our company would sue them for misrepresenting their services.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are a company of less than 50 employees (and perhaps 100), you would need one good employee to regularly use this software. Given that, the same employee would have the time to plan and initiate staff appraisals without the use of this software, thereby saving the company tens of thousands of dollars. This system was supposed to lessen administration. Instead it has been a huge burden that our company finally had to abandon even with over 6 months of contracted services still paid for.

Halogen Rules!

Mar 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Excellent product features, seamless customization options and great customer service. Halogen TalentSpace is everything that you want them to be - and maybe a lot more. Highly Recommended, especially for Performance Management automation!

Cons: It's been a great experience thus far and we stay positive for the future too! PS: We have a feeling it will keep getting better :-)

Halogen For Law Enforcement

Feb 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is cloud based which is fantastic and the customer service is incredible. It is also user friendly and has a great look!

Cons: It is on the more expensive side and it could be a bit more customizable for our specific needs but not enough to dissuade me.

Overall: Halogen was a replacement for a previous program which was no longer compatible with our software upgrades. It was a bit more expensive than some of the other options we looked at but it was far superior to its competition. It took quite some time to build, only because we wanted to build all of our evaluation processes before launching (This is not necessary). However, it was worth the time and made us all more comfortable with the software. It could be a smidge more customizable but they are constantly updating and changing. The customer service is absolutely out of this world. They are prompt and friendly! Great product with great service!

Recommendations to other buyers: The build time can be a bit much if you really want to get detailed.

Halogen is the Best Deal!

Feb 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything is great!

Overall: We are a diversified business group with interests in sectors ranging from Hospitality to IT to FMCG and a host of other business lines in between. Our management wanted to implement a holistic Performance Management System which could cater to the unique needs of each BU we have. After scanning and evaluating dozens of HR Softwares/ Service Providers we came across Halogen TalentSpace and wow - what a discovery it was. The best product, the best features, seamless functionality, excellent customization options and good value for money. We haven't looked back since. And we are confident you wouldn't look any further either. Try Halogen, you would be glad you did!

Recommendations to other buyers: The customization features are really cool!

Software review

Feb 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great Software, it's nice and easy to use. popular

Pros: easy to use

Cons: NA

Recommendations to other buyers: Please use it

Saba Feedback

Feb 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, the implementation process with Saba and their customer support team has been excellent. They are timely in responding to requests, answering questions, and progressing in each step of our implementation. Also, they did an excellent job with the product demo and showing us everything that is available for use. I could see us using the system for much more after having used it for a year or two getting comfortable with all of its functionalities. Our employees are very excited about the changes we are able to implement based on the performance management side with Saba allowing employees to stay up to date daily with their performance expectations and goals.

Pros: - Customer support - Modern feel to the system - Ease of use.

Cons: - Many of the capabilities of Saba are add-ons to the system that cost extra.

Recommendations to other buyers: - Be sure to request a demo because you learn about everything Saba has to offer, which was a lot more than we realized.

Changed Performance Management Forever!

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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 tools that we use are housed in Saba. It also interfaces with our HRIS System, Kronos Workforce Management, to have up-to-date employee information (reporting structure, etc.), as well as photos - which has been really helpful. The Org Charts that Saba has created for us are beautiful, and help managers to easily track employee movement. Working in the financial industry, many of our employees require various certifications, and Saba allows us to track their progress, expiration dates, and recertification credits. The Virtual Classrooms are a fantastic tool that allows us to complete training at our satellite campuses all over the US, and the Social Collaboration aspect helps our company remain inclusive.

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.

SABA is average

Jan 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Full featured.

Cons: Implementation was handled poorly, lots of features were not turned on and there was very little ongoing support. It may have been my company who didn't want to pay for the support but it resulted in SABA becoming a dirty word around our organization. SABA should find a better business model if they want good reviews.

Overall: My review title says it all. I've been in Learning & Development for over 20 years and used multiple LMS systems. SABA has the features found in most LMSs. The issue for me is they focus on selling into mega-sized global companies but their implementation and support processes are sized for small-to-medium sized companies.

Saba Implementation

Jan 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: We have been configuring the system for almost three months and our soft launch is scheduled for next week. So far, I love the intuitive nature of the system and the endless capabilities. We reviewed 20-25 systems before we narrowed it down to three. Then Saba won out due to the analytics and robust configurations.

Pros: Intuitive, robust, good user interface, configurable, endless capabilities. Forgo live, we have narrowed down what our learners will see. Once everyone is comfortable and we have worked out the kinks, we are going to turn on the social collaboration features of the system.

Cons: But the endless capabilities can also be a caveat since I do not know what I do not know.

Recommendations to other buyers: First and foremost, be organized about the configurations you have turned off and on in your sandbox environment, You will want good records so you can replicate in the production environment. Have a good, invested team. Otherwise, you will be doing all the work. Make sure your implementation consultant is a good one---THIS WILL MAKE OR BREAK your project.

Great for SMB's

Jan 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great software that's easy enough to implement data from old platforms. User-friendly and simple to explain to employees who need to use it.

Powerful tool

Dec 15, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The platform has significant functionality and is very flexible. A great social app where we can discuss, share, chat and do other things. Even attend meetings just by one click.

Saba newbie

Dec 15, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Still learning about the product but I like what I've seen so far. There's a bit of a learning curve switching from a traditional LMS platform to a cloud-based one but Saba makes this very easy.:)

Would recommend

Dec 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This is an intuitive, holistic system that works intuitively to manage staff relations. My organization found it easy to integrate and apply the features of this system to our preexisting management ethos.

Saba Learning Management System

Dec 13, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I implemented the Saba LMS for a large multi-national organization. The tool has deep administration capabilities for complex organizations, can house almost 30 languages for navigation, allows for multi-level curriculums, and provides several options for content delivery including the virtual classroom. The development team works to stay current on trends in the industry and to incorporate into the tool as makes sense. The underlying code is fairly organic with the cloud version being close to 100% organic making integrations easier to develop and implement. The user interface can be customized and simplified to meet varying audiences. Prescriptive rules, business rules, and auto enrollments ease the transactional tasks for administrators.

Pros: The product can be offered on different technical infrastructures. The depth of administrative capabilities. Proven global deployments.

Cons: The assessment tool is minimal; user interface has improved with the cloud but needs to continue to evolve for ease of use.

Recommendations to other buyers: Consider the size, complexity of your organization against the proven scalability of systems before making a selection. Some look prettier on the surface than Saba, but if your company is large and complex, no one beats the tools ability to manage these types of businesses.

Not Your Biggest Fan

Dec 07, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We implemented Saba about a year ago and haven't been very happy with our choice. I wish they had better Customer Service, a more responsive Support Team and a system that worked as it is designed. In the past year I have opened 38 support cases and it has taken in upwards of 69 days to resolve a case. In my opinion, that is unacceptable and should never happen. Many attempts to provide this exact feedback have fallen on deaf ears. I have been in contact with their Support Manager and he acknowledges there are issues and constantly assures me they are making changes. However, I have not seen any improvements. I share this feedback because I wish there had been this information available when we were inquiring about their system. I hope this information can help someone avoid making the same mistake we did when we purchased and implemented the Saba system.

Pros: At this time I am unaware of any pros that would make Saba a better choice than any other LMS vendor in the market.

Cons: Customer Service, Unreliable Support Constant issues being experienced Functionality not working the way it was designed

Recommendations to other buyers: Do your homework and make sure you are purchasing the BEST LMS to meet your needs. Hire an LMS Consultant to help you make sure the system will meet your needs in the short and long term.

Our Saba Experience

Dec 07, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: Unfortunately, our Saba experience has been nothing but issue after issue. 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. Many of the tools/features of the system that we tried to implement do not work ("bugs" in the system), and as a result, we have to develop workarounds. Day after day, we hear nothing but complaints from our employees, as the tool is not intuitive, it's klunky, and many things that should be straightforward are not. The user adoption process has not been easy, to say the least. Perhaps what is most disappointing, however, is the lack of customer support we have received to help us mitigate these issues. Over the last year and a half, we have had 4 different customer success managers, and at the end of the day, we still feel as though we are left to fight the battles alone. There have even been instances where we have figured something out on our own, and then our CSM will come back to us asking how we fixed the issue.

Saba Review

Dec 06, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Our company uses Saba as a part of our training and development program. Saba is where we house our new hire orientation, training and presentation videos, and completing the performance review process each year. I rated three stars for ease of use simply because it takes multiple steps to set up a course on the platform. I find it difficult that you have to add content here, manage the class there, edit the course content somewhere else, etc. If this was all done as one feature it would make it a lot easier for client users on the back-end. Being able to delete a class is also a difficult step.

Pros: Many features we can use - upload training videos, performance reviews, tracking who has completed certain classes by building reports.

Cons: Cannot upload videos onto the platform itself - must use an outside source to house the video like YouTube or SCORM and then upload it within the Saba. Sometimes if the video file is too large it takes a long time for the video to play within the platform. Being able to create a new class and delete old classes - I don't understand why we can't delete certain classes or content or courses because there are certain subscribers but if the content is old and I choose not for those subscribers to see it, why don't I have the power to delete it?

Recommendations to other buyers: Availability of customer service representatives. I would love to just pick up a phone and speak to someone about my technical difficulties. I often use the chat feature but I find that it takes a long time for the representative to respond back.

SABA

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: SABA is the most advanced LMS i have seen on the market. Easy to use, has lots of functionality especially the bulk imports, it really helps alot

Cons: dont have access to the DB and the DB booklet is very hard to read and understand

Best Demo I've Seen for Talent Management

Dec 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: ease of use, intuitive, features are awesome

Cons: not sure, I'm basing this off a demo only

Overall: I've sat through so many LMS demos, and none of the solutions ever consider the bigger picture. Seeing Saba's product helped me realize I've been driving a Pinto and they want to give me a Lamborgini.

Average LMS

Dec 05, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I had Halogen at my last job and thought it was average. The UI wasn't as great as others but it worked fine although I'm not sure how much it cost HR.

Great for flexible year-round communication

Dec 01, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We use the Performance Management module of Halogen, and it's been a hugely successful upgrade from our previous, paper-based system. I am the administrator and came in with no Halogen experience; within a week I was administering, with help from the support team. Which is key: Halogen has great support and they will work with you to get the system to do what you need it to do.

Pros: Not only easy to use but also easy to learn. Very customizable. Support comes in a variety of forms so you can choose which is best for your problem, learning style, or training audience. Encourages yearlong engagement with performance management through editable goals and supervisor/employee relationships.

Cons: I wish the coding for forms was a little less confusing. Some of the buttons for that (and the processes themselves, only not quite as much for those) are counterintuitive and require more try-it-and-see than I'd like.

Recommendations to other buyers: Have a clear-cut integration and training plan specified to your company going in. It's got great support for any way you want to do it.

one time use

Dec 01, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: i one used this one time but i definitely liked. very friendly, no problems self explain

My Review

Dec 01, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The product is good overall. However there are some cons like the fields available in Saba standard report templates are minimal, making it difficult to pull required details like vendors etc. Also the support received from the customer care is not up to the mark.

Cons: Saba standard reports does not provide all the details that are required.

Staff really likes Saba

Nov 29, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Our staff really likes Saba which is a great first step since moving from our old LMS. The UI is accessible and the system, per the staff, is very intuitive. We use the meeting app quite a bit and feel it gives team leaders a great way to start building their training. In the next two quarters we will be move beyond the original learning module and are optimistic that the performance module will solicit the same positive results.

Pros: Easy to use. Easy for learners. The meeting app gives all staff a wonderful tool to use. Tech support has been very quick and attentive. The training consultant and tech support from Saba that I used to go live were terrific.

Cons: I am an admin team of one and there are not enough hours in the day to explore Saba. I think the notifications can be complicated and, in many cases, are system-wide. Also, there is no way to send a test to yourself to see what they look like.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you can communicate with your sales & implementation folks and explain exactly what you want to do so that they build the the right start plan and understand your priorities.

one use

Nov 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: i only use this one time for short period of time is very easy to use

Our Saba Cloud Experience

Nov 28, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Pros: 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.

Cons: Coming from SEC 5.5. some things still appear to be the same, and still seem too confusing or clunky: - Notification system is incredibly flexible, but very confusing to use and extremely time consuming to make changes to. Especially when trying to manage two different locals (EN UK and French Canadian) - especially when these locals are not EN US. - Completed Courses page: the "Load More" at the bottom of the page is confusing. Even if "Show all" has been selected, the learner still needs to click "Load More" to view other transcripts. Also sorting this list is very limited. Our users have a large collection of courses and had heavily used the sorting features of this page in SEC 5.5

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are upgrading to Saba Cloud. Map out your needs and business processes heavily prior to beginning the sprinting process in the Migration. Sprinting is fast and you won't have enough time to test everything you need to.

Glitches but strong support available

Nov 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Comments: We just recently implemented Saba Cloud, so we're still ironing out some difficulties. Overall, I find the product fairly intuitive and usable. We're still having issues getting several of our online courses to work correctly, but I think setting up new courses is easy and adaptable. There are a lot of great features available in the product that we aren't currently using, which gives us a lot of room to grow into the product.

Pros: A lot of nice features. I like the flexibility of things like skills, tasks, etc. I think setting up an instructor-led course is very easy. The Saba team we worked with on the implementation was great. The Saba Community is helpful and active.

Cons: We've just experienced a lot of glitches with our online courses so far. Many of them are somewhat sporadic (only a few users not marking complete...for no good reason)

Halogen is Life Changing

Nov 17, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Halogen has made a huge difference for this organization. We have been here for 51 years and there has never been any evaluations done, ever. This something new to the majority of the people here. It is a wonderful learning experience for them. It is about time that they be evaluated and find out how they can make changes in some of the things they are doing in their current positions. Halogen is the best tool for this job.

Pros: Easy to use and understand.

Cons: We have people without computers, so that is an issue. They would like to be able to do it on paper.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would definitely recommend it. Everyone is so helpful while you are going through the training process and then the Halogen support team couldn't be better. They really know what they are doing and are always so helpful and they send you an email with what they helped you with and what was done.

Rockstar of talent management

Nov 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Our organization has used Halogen TalentSpace for 9 years as our goal management, feedback and performance management solution. We also use the learning module for managing training. The system configuration is simple and building processes and forms is fun. You can use the solution for more than just performance reviews - we use it for compliance sign-offs, coaching, individual development plans, compensation management, and more. The best part about Halogen is the world class customer service - they are simply the best out there!

Pros: Easy to configure, great tools for Outlook users makes feedback simple and easy, can integrate with other applications. It's as complete a solution as you can have for managing HR programs that isn't an HRIS system.

Cons: It's not an HRIS or payroll system so you need to integrate it with your other solutions.

Recommendations to other buyers: Utilize their customer success consulting services - they can really help you define your programs and build processes around them that make sense.