Saba and Management Innovation eXchange Form Strategic Alliance to Power Up Gary Hamel Led Community of Leading Experts on Disruptive Management Practices

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. & WOODSIDE, Calif. (May 10, 2011) – Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier people cloud provider, today announced its strategic alliance with Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), a community of progressive management innovators architected by Gary Hamel and supported by thought leaders from leading academic institutions including Harvard Business School, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, and The London Business School as well as business leaders from organizations such as McKinsey & Company, HCL Technologies, Dell, and the Human Capital Institute.

The MIX is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. It is founded on the belief that to thrive in the 21st century, organizations must be adaptable, innovative, inspiring and socially accountable, which require a genuine revolution in management principles and practices. Saba whole-heartedly embraces the MIX’s revolutionary vision for the future of management and is proud to collaborate with MIX to accelerate the pace of management innovation by powering its collaborative platform.

As a part of this alliance, Saba’s People Cloud applications will power the MIX platform with collaboration, ideation and conversation capabilities amongst the community of thought leaders and experts dedicated to revolutionizing management principles and practices. As a partner and active participant in the MIX community, Saba will be able to exchange and gain insight into new management ideas and approaches that could better enable the company and its global customer base of 1,400 enterprises and 19 million users to implement leading-edge ideas and practices.

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“Saba’s mission to provide solutions that enable enterprises to power up their people to boost performance and drive results aligns well with the MIX’s goal to reinvent the way enterprises organize resources to productive ends,” stated Bobby Yazdani, chairman and CEO of Saba. “We look forward to joining Gary and other world-renowned experts to share best practices and innovate management methods that help organizations be more effective.”

“Traditional hierarchical management structures inhibit creativity, collaboration and progress,” said Gary Hamel, founding member and architect of the MIX. “The MIX is a platform where trailblazers come to tackle these issues in order to create organizations that are inventive, adaptable and engaging. Saba’s passion for enabling people-driven enterprises makes it a perfect partner for the MIX.”

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About Saba

Saba (NASDAQ:SABA) provides a new class of people systems that combine enterprise learning, people management, and collaboration technologies. Today’s people-driven enterprises are using Saba’s solutions to mobilize and engage people around new strategies and initiatives, align and connect people to accelerate the flow of business, and cultivate, capture, and share individual and collective knowhow to effectively compete and succeed.

Saba’s premier customer base includes major global organizations and industry leaders in financial services, life sciences and healthcare, high tech, automotive and manufacturing, retail, energy and utilities, packaged goods, and public sector organizations. Saba’s solutions are underpinned by global services capabilities and partnerships encompassing strategic consulting, comprehensive implementation services, and ongoing worldwide support.

Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Saba has offices on five continents. For more information, please visit or call +1-877-SABA-101 or +1-650-779-2791.

SABA, the Saba logo, Saba Centra, and the marks relating to Saba products and services referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Saba Software, Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About the MIX

The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is based on the premise that management is nothing less than the technology of human accomplishment. But after 100 years of incremental tweaks, it now needs to be reinvented for a new age. Designed as a collaborative platform, the MIX brings together CEOs, academics, and management experts with executives and managers

About Gary Hamel

Gary Hamel is Visiting Professor of Strategic and International Management at the London Business School and Director of the Management Lab. He is also the Innovation Architect at the MIX, where he oversees the site’s strategic direction.

Hamel’s landmark books, Leading the Revolution and Competing for the Future, have appeared on every management bestseller list and have been translated into more than 20 languages. His latest book, The Future of Management, was published by the Harvard Business School Press in October 2007 and was selected by as the best business book of the year. The Wall Street Journal recently ranked him as the world’s most influential business thinker, and Fortune magazine has called him “the world’s leading expert on business strategy.”

Over the past twenty years, Hamel has authored 15 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history. He has also written for The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Financial Times and many other leading publications around the world. He speaks frequently at the world’s most prestigious management conferences, and is a regular contributor to CNBC, CNN, and other major media outlets. Hamel is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and the Strategic Management Society.

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