Saba Gains Momentum in Performance Management with Over 1.25 Million Users

Baker Hughes, Cisco, Liverpool Direct, Media-Saturn Select Saba Performance Suite Products

CHICAGO (September 30, 2010) – HR Technology Conference 2010, Booth #916

Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier people systems provider, today announced that Saba customers are using Saba People Systems to manage the performance, strategic objectives, career and individual development of more than 1.25 million employees worldwide. In the past year, Saba has seen both the addition of new Performance Management Suite customers, including Baker Hughes, Cisco, Liverpool Direct, and Media-Saturn, as well as expansion into existing Saba Learning Suite and Saba Collaboration Suite customers, demonstrating the broad appeal that these solutions have to cultivate an environment where pivotal talent can deliver exceptional results.

News Facts

  • Saba Performance Suite includes Saba Performance Reviews, Saba Goals & Objectives, Saba Succession, Saba Workforce Planning, Saba Compensation, and Saba Impressions, a new addition to the suite which recently received honors as a Top HR Product of 2010 from Human Resource Executive
  • Employees managed by Saba Performance Suite products now surpass 1.25 million
  • Saba has extensive global reach; more than 40% of customers who have chosen Saba Performance Suite products are based outside of North America.
  • Saba was recognized in Bersin
  • Over 50% of customers who have selected Saba Performance Suite products are deploying multiple Saba applications.
  • Introduced by Saba in April 2010, Saba Impressions is a new application in the Saba Performance Suite that delivers real-time performance feedback via a social networking platform. As quick and simple to use as Twitter, Saba Impressions enables people across the organization to submit quick feedback on colleagues in an easy-to-use fashion. Unlike social feedback from stand-alone tools, feedback from Saba Impressions is embedded into performance processes, to help organizations respond to needs to change development plans, goals, and succession plans.


“The momentum Saba has seen over the past year clearly validates the value Saba is delivering by embedding enterprise business networking across people processes. With Saba, businesses can seamlessly execute workflows across multiple application and functional silos and close competency gaps via formal and informal development,” said Yvette Cameron, vice president and general manager of People Performance at Saba.

Graham Group Ltd., a longtime customer of Saba Performance Suite products, cites the following key benefits: “[Prior to adopting the Saba Performance Suite] I would say our [performance review] completion rate was less than 50%. It was challenging to get managers to do the write-ups. We are now completing well in excess of 90% of our reviews. The process still requires work

About Saba Performance Suite

Saba Performance Suite is a unique solution that enables organizations to cultivate an environment where their talent can deliver exceptional results.

Saba Performance Suite includes capabilities to support:

  • Proactive performance management that streamlines goal and objective setting and alignment, as well as performance and development planning
  • Performance reviews that are more relevant due to performance feedback from managers or multiple raters
  • Real-time performance feedback harnessing the power of the social network to gather feedback throughout the year
  • Competency management capabilities to assess key skills and capabilities, and identify and close critical gaps
  • Succession management, including talent pool management, high-potential program management, organizational charting, career management, and internal recruiting
  • Workforce planning, including workforce modeling and position management
  • Compensation management that enables smarter decision-making based on multiple measures of success

In addition, Saba makes these processes more engaging and relevant by:

  • Providing embedded enterprise business networking within performance processes for ongoing user engagement, feedback, and dynamic alignment
  • Enabling access via applications people use every day such as enterprise portals, mobile devices, and email to increase user adoption and engagement
  • Directly facilitating actionable development to close skill gaps and improve organizational performance

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.

Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Saba has offices on five continents. For more information, please visit

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.

Jenny Lee, 650-581-2615
Director of PR and AR
Twitter: @SabaSoftware
Activa PR for Saba
Emma Rosen, 415-385-2843

Source: Saba

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